Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra

LPO

How music education, delivered by the region's professional orchestra, is helping young students tap their own creative potential.

Join WWNO Wednesday night for a special live simulcast of the LPO concert event Envisioning Louisiana, conducted by Carlos Miguel Prieto.

The Louisiana Philharmonic, in collaboration with The Historic New Orleans Collection, presents a musical exploration of how composers have envisioned Louisiana's natural environment and how cultural exchanges between Europe and Louisiana have influenced music.

Loyola University

Stephen Hough, lauded as one of the world’s leading concert pianists, will present a masterclass at Loyola University Friday, Nov. 30 at 10 a.m.

Hailed by the press as a piano virtuoso, Hough’s distinguished career includes performances around the world and a catalogue of more than 50 albums. In 2001, he was the first classical performing artist to win a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, and later received Northwestern University’s Jean Gimbel Lane Prize in piano and the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Instrumentalist Award.

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Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra Music Director Carlos Miguel Prieto talks with Farrar Hudkins about Yo-Yo Ma, Elgar, Respighi, and Steve Reich.

Today on Inside the Arts, a conversation with acclaimed cellist Yo Yo Ma, a sound experience at the Contemporary Arts Center, we go backstage at Voodoo Fest for a unique photo shoot and exhibit... plus the art of gardening is taking root and sustaining communities.

This week we go Inside the Arts for a preview of what's on tap at the Cutting Edge Music Conference.

Then we go behind the scenes at the LPO, and finally we'll talk with Attica Locke, on matters of race and setting her latest novel on a former Louisiana slave plantation.

Mark Romig focuses on the many upcoming tourism activities slated fro this year, Jack Hopke profiles a local choral music group, and bassist Tony Kishman jams with the LPO.

Vadim Gluzman

Nov 3, 2011

New Orleans, LA – This week on Notes from New Orleans, Sharon Litwin talks to Vadim Gluzman, one of the most dazzling, young violin virtuosos performing today.

Vadim Gluzman will perform the stunning Prokofiev Violin Concerto No.2 with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra Orchestra on Friday, November 4th at 7:30pm at First Baptist Covington and on Saturday, November 5th at 8pm at First Baptist New Orleans. More information can be found on the LPO's website.

A review of "Hurricane", the first-ever CD released by the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, featuring the music of Stephen Dankner...

In 1913, Stravinsky's ballet "Le Sacre du Printemps" (The Rite of Spring) caused a riot during its Paris premiere. Fistfights broke out in the audience, shoving matches ensued, and enough commotion was raised throughout the Theatre des Champs-Elysees that the dancers had difficulty hearing the music from the orchestra pit.

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