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LPO Treats Audience to Central European Sampler

Superstar Violinist Augustin Hadelich Joins for a 'Fantastic Voyage'



The Orpheum Theater was packed and teeming with energy on Friday (3.10) night for a performance that will surely be marked as a victory for the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. Celebrated violinist Augustin Hadelich joined Music Director Carlos Miguel Prieto for a program showcasing a wealth and diversity of folk music traditions in Central Europe.

 


Today In NOLA 3.17.16


Happy St. Patrick’s Day. The green seen is kicking today. Plus, Chapter Soul, Kermit, and Rotary Downs are all playing. For lagniappe, the LPO is offering a great program. As legend has it, the first ever "coffee break" was initiated by the managers of the Delta Steamship company who called some 80 employees to the Hibernia building on this day in New Orleans in 1930 to drink the caffeinated beverage and take a recess. 


Requiem & A Dream

LPO Says Farewell to Mahalia Jackson with Verdi's Masterwork



On Saturday (5.23) night, the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) closed out both their season and their 10 year run at the Mahalia Jackson Theater in symbolic style. The orchestra joined by a sizable choir performed Giuseppe Verdi’s masterwork “Messa da Requiem.”


Today in NOLA 4.17.15


Today in NOLA, the LPO is offering some top flight classical music. Tank and the Bangas are continuing their mercurial rise and musicians are banding together to fight for the Gulf. On this day in 1811, Attakapas Country was abolished and established as St. Martin and St. Mary Parishes. Now, more to do in Orleans Parish.


Today in NOLA: 3.19.15


It's St. Joseph's Day and many churches and organizations around town will be displaying a host of treats on their altars in honor of the saint. Tonight, Ogden After Hours commences with Carolina Story. EDM producer Flux Pavillion will be throwing down at Republic. The LPO performs Mahler and Mozart at Mahalia Jackson, and the Stinky Cheese Man comes to the theatre. On this day in 1919, "The Axeman" said he would kill anybody at 12:15 a.m. who wasn't playing jazz music inside their establishment (nobody died that night.) Now more to do this Thursday. 


Today in NOLA: 2.4.15


Hump Day is here. With only a couple more days until this weekend's Mardi Gras parades roll, Wednesday's events may have the power to sustain you until then. The Goodnight Show with John Calhoun at Cafe Istanbul puts on a Carnival episode. At St. Louis Cathedral, the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra will be exploring the sound and culture of Spain. Ian Neville and Corey Henry get funky at the Maple Leaf. In 1927, the Saegner Theater opened on this day. Now, more things to do today. 

 


Today in NOLA: 1.17.15


On this day in 1990, Louis Armstrong was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Today, there is a broad offering of Louisiana music. Icons like the Radiators and Randy Newman are both playing. Cedric Burnside is continuing a blues tradition. Caddywhompus are representing the indie scene, and for those looking for visual entertainment, the Marvel Universe is in town. Click through for some more weekend events.


LPO's Singing Season Finale Features Beethoven's 9th


by Lindsay Mack

To close out the 2014-15 season, the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra is taking on the ultimate deaf jams. On Saturday night at the Mahalia Jackson Theatre, the LPO will present works by Bruckner, Brahms, and Beethoven on Saturday, led by music director Carlos Miguel Prieto. One of the composer’s most famous works, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony will feature two choirs performing the “Ode to Joy” theme.


Charm and Hammer: LPO Takes on Tragic Symphony, Elvis


The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra's 2013-14 season is approaching closing time, but not before laying down the hammer. The orchestra returns to the Mahalia Jackson Theatre over the next three days for a pair of concerts from both ends of the musical spectrum. The first features a challenging symphony that's been called nihilistic, while the second seeks to revive the King of Rock 'n Roll.


Moss for Words

Earth Day Look at Scenic City Park (Photos)



New Orleans' Earth Day celebrations will culminate at City Park today, April 22. Photographer Rachel June captures some of the park's natural delights, from rich Spanish moss, to towering oak trees, to ducks searching for stale bread.  


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