The beautiful thing about being in New Orleans is no matter when you are here there is something happening. If you are looking for an inspirational musical experience join us on January 25 at the St. Louis Cathedral in Jackson Square. Where else can attend a free concert in such a stunningly beautiful and deeply historical venue? No place but New Orleans. See you in NOLA!
Sharon Denise Talbot
Sixth annual collaborative concert explores Louisiana’s musical evolution
WHO: The Historic New Orleans Collection and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
WHAT: “Becoming American: The Musical Journey,”
a concert with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra directed by Carlos Miguel Prieto
WHEN: Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012 • 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: St. Louis Cathedral, Jackson Square in the French Quarter
HOW: Free and open to the public; seats will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Live Internet streaming of this concert is also available on www.LPOmusic.com.
WHY: On Wednesday, Jan. 25, The Historic New Orleans Collection and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra will present “Becoming American: The Musical Journey,” the sixth installment of Musical Louisiana: America’s Cultural Heritage. Each year, the popular series examines an aspect of the state’s contributions to classical music with a concert and educational programming. In addition, for the first time a grant from the Mellon Foundation will allow for a live streaming of the performance, bringing this beautiful concert to the widest audience yet.
This year’s program is part of a slate of bicentennial programming, along with The Collection’s exhibition “The 18th Star: Treasures from 200 Years of Louisiana Statehood” and the 17th annual Williams Research Center Symposium, “Louisiana at 200: In the National Eye.” Selections for the concert will trace the evolution of regional musical tastes from the early 19th century to the modern age. An affinity for European masters, including familiar names like Beethoven and Bellini, melded with Caribbean and African influences over time to introduce a brand-new style: jazz.
This project is sponsored in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, Entergy, and Muriel’s Jackson Square. Live Internet streaming of this concert on www.LPOmusic.com is supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in partnership with Louisiana State University’s College of Music and Dramatic Arts.
About The Historic New Orleans Collection
Founded in 1966, The Historic New Orleans Collection is a museum, research center and publisher dedicated to the study and preservation of the history and culture of New Orleans and the Gulf South region. For more information, visit www.hnoc.org or call (504) 523-4662.
About the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra