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Presented by The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
Beethoven Symphony No. 9
Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 7:30 pm
Beethoven Symphony No. 9
Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 7:30 pm
Mahalia Jackson Theater
Friday through Sunday, the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra presents three performances celebrating 20th century British composer Benjamin Britten. Britten would have been 100 years old this Friday.
The Centennial Concert is Friday, November 22, 7:30 pm at Mahalia Jackson Theater. Carlos Miguel Prieto will conduct the LPO in four pieces that embody the composer’s choral, orchestral, and operatic work. Local dramatic tenor Tyler Smith and Symphony Chorus of New Orleans will join the LPO for the vocal works. Avery Fisher Grant-recipient Karen Gomyo will solo on Britten’s Violin Concerto No. 1.
A chamber concert follows on Saturday, November 23, at 7:30 pm at UNO Performing Arts Center Recital Hall. Virtuoso Gomyo will be performing again alongside LPO principals and pianist Brian Hsu. The concert includes two Britten chamber works and Dmitri Shostakovich’s Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 57. Shostakovich and Britten were mutual friends and admirers.
The celebration concludes Sunday, November 24 at 2:30 pm with an interactive family concert at Roussel Hall on Loyola University’s campus. Maestro Prieto will led the LPO and narrate “The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra.” This famous work will also be performed Friday.
Britten Centennial Celebration
Friday, November 22, 7:30 p.m.
Mahalia Jackson Theater
Tickets from $20/Students $10 at the door
Britten Centennial Chamber Concert
Saturday, November 23, 7:30 p.m.
UNO - Recital Hall, Performing Arts Center
Tickets from $35/Students $10 at the door
The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
Sunday, November 24
1:45 p.m. - Interactive Musician Stations
2:30 p.m. - Family Concert
Roussel Hall, Loyola University New Orleans
Children 12 and under FREE / $10 all others
Stay tuned to WTUL for ticket giveaways and visit www.lpomusic.com for complete programming and more information.
New Orleans Friends of Music continues with its second concert of its 59th consecutive season on Thursday, November 14, 2013 with Grammy Award-winning Pacifica String Quartet. Joined by virtuoso Marc-André Hamelin on piano, the chamber ensemble will be presenting works by Dmitri Shostakovich, Leo Ornstein, and Antonín Dvořák. This will be their sixth appearance in New Orleans.
A free pre-concert lecture presented by John Joyce is at 7pm. Concert starts at 8pm. Tickets are $30 at the door or online. Admission is free for Tulane students with proper ID.
Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 7 in F sharp minor, Op. 108
Ornstein: Quintet for Piano and Strings, Op. 92, SO 61
Dvořák: Piano Quintet No. 2 in A major Op 81
Visit www.friendsofmusic.org for more information.
The Lunar Ensemble comes to Dixon Hall on Tulane’s uptown campus, Wednesday, March 13 at 7:00 PM to perform Arnold Schoenberg’s original 21-song cycle Pierrot Lunaire for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, soprano, and percussion, as part of their Pierrot Centenary Project. There will be a pre-concert lecture by Dr. Melissa Pausina.
Thursday, March 14, at 7:00 PM, the ensemble will perform brand new Pierrot Lunaire text settings by Tulane student composers.
Admission is free and open to the public.
Visit lunarensemble.com for more info.
Musaica Chamber Ensemble is presenting its next concerts in March and April 2013 in a special spring program called “Musaica goes Green.” It will be performed three times between two holidays and an anniversary that are “green” events: St. Patrick’s Day in March, Earth Day in April, and the 200th anniversary of Verdi’s birth (his name means “green” in Italian).
Two performances will take place at venues in New Orleans. The first will be at Tulane Dixon Annex Recital Hall on March 21, 7:30 p.m. The second will be at the Community Unitarian Church in Lakeview (6690 Fleur de Lis Drive) on Earth Day, Monday, April 22, 7:30 p.m.
Musaica will also perform in Covington on March 24, 5 p.m. at Christ Church as part of their “3rd Sunday series” (which because of Easter will actually be on the 4th Sunday of March).
For the New Orleans concerts admission is free although there is a recommended donation of $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. A reception will follow each perfomance for a chance to meet the musicians.
Pieces will include Lovreglio’s Fantasy on Themes from Verdi’s “La Traviata” for clarinet and piano; the rarely performed nonet by Arnold Bax for string quartet, bass, harp, flute, oboe, and clarinet; (Bax, although officially English, wrote poetry under the Irish pseudonym Dermot O’Byrne, and some of his poetry will be read at the concert as well); and a world premiere by the composer Mollie O’Meara, called “The Air Was Green” for two violins, viola, bass, harp, oboe, and clarinet. Ms. O’Meara is a New Mexico pianist and composer and whose works have been previously been performed in New Orleans. She has a special affinity for the city of New Orleans since she has two sons who have played in the Louisiana Philharmonic.
Donato Lovreglio: Fantasia on Themes of Verdi
for Clarinet and Piano
Mollie O’Meara: "The Air Was Green - a remembrance"
for Oboe, Clarinet, Harp, and String Quartet
Arnold Bax: Nonet for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Harp,
and String Quintet
Free and open to the public
The St. Louis Cathedral Concert Choir will be performing the annual Christmas Concert under the direction of Mr. Dreux Montegut on December 16 at 5:30 P.M. in the Cathedral.
This year Rabbi Edward Cohn, Cantor Joel Colman and the Temple Sinai Choir will join the Cathedral Choir to celebrate Chanukah and Christmas in a concert titled “Festivals of Light”.
The combined choirs, soloists, and the St. Louis Cathedral Orchestra will perform excerpts from Handel’s Judas Maccabaeus and all of Vivaldi’s Gloria. The concert is free and open to the public.
In addition to the St. Louis Cathedral, the Elise M. Cambon Memorial Fund of the St. Louis Cathedral provides funding for this program.
CHRISTMAS ORGAN SPECTACULAR
Thursday, December 13, 6 pm in a free recital
For his “Christmas Organ Spectacular” recital at the Cathedral-Basilica of St. Louis, King of France on Thursday, December 13, at 6 pm, Mr. Liégeon has selected an all French repertoire ranging from the 18th- through 20th century. Included are 18th-century French Christmas carols by Louis-Claud Daquin and Claude Balbastre; music by the ever popular nineteenth-century composer Louis James Alfred Lefébure-Wély, and the twentieth-century composer Marcel Dupré. Mr. Liégeon, prize winner of 5 international organ competitions, will also improvise on the Christmas carol “Lo! How a rose e’er blooming.” He will close the program by improvising a “Petite symphonie” based upon popular Christmas carols.
Samuel Liégeon, Young Artist in Residence at the St. Louis Cathedral, was born in Besançon, France. He first studied organ, piano and chamber music in the conservatory of that city and later in the conservatory of St-Maur with Eric Lebrun (organ) and Pierre Pincemaille (improvisation) where he finished with honors. At the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique de Paris, his studies in improvisation were with Thierry Escaich, Philippe Lefebvre, Jean-François Zygel, Cyrille Lehn and Pierre Pincemaille. He has been a prizewinner at some of Europe’s most prestigious organ competitions, including the Haarlem, Munster, Strasbourg, Leipzig and Chartres competitions. Since 2009 he has been the Titular Organist of the church Saint Pierre de Chaillot in Paris. Samuel plays recitals throughout France and Europe and also improvises for silent movies at the Cine Balzac of Paris and elsewhere.
Funding for this program is provided by the St. Louis Cathedral, and the Elise M. Cambon Memorial Fund of the St. Louis Cathedral.