Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts • New Orleans • Box Office: 504.523.6530 • lpomusic.com
Music Director and Principal Conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto presents the orchestra that received ASCAP’s “Award for Adventurous Programming,” in a season featuring great works and star soloists. Concerts are performed in Mahalia Jackson Theater unless otherwise noted.
Mahler Symphony No. 4 (March 19). Virtuoso clarinetist Jose Franch-Ballester performs, as does New Orleans native soprano Angela Mannino.
Pierrot Lunaire, chamber music (March 21). World-class clarinetist Jose Franch-Ballester joins select members of the LPO for a rare chamber concert of Arnold Schoenberg music. At Gallier Hall.
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3 (April 17). Internationally acclaimed concert pianist Jon Kimura Parker brings his impassioned performance style.
Fidelity’s Concerts in the Park: Swing in the Oaks (April 21). Join fellow music lovers for this popular annual concert in City Park. Bring your lawn chairs, food and refreshments.
Quint Plays Stravinsky (May 14). Grammy nominated violinist Philippe Quint returns.
Verdi Requiem (May 23). The orchestra performs with the New Orleans Vocal Arts Chorale, featuring Louisiana natives Lori Guilbeau, soprano; Paul Groves, tenor; and Alfred Walker, baritone.
New Orleans Opera Association
Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts • New Orleans • Box Office: 504.529.3000, 800.881.4459 • neworleansopera.org
General and Artistic Director Robert Lyall again leads the association in presenting opera of the highest musical and artistic caliber, drawing heavily on Louisiana’s abundant artistic talent.
“Lucia Di Lammermoor” (March 13, 15). Lose your mind for love in Donizetti’s most popular work about star-crossed lovers from feuding families, an arranged marriage for political gain and a psychotic bride. This opera includes what may be the most famous mad scene in all of opera. Come see and hear Lucia’s beautiful descent into madness.
“The Marriage of Figaro” (April 10, 12). Mozart’s brilliant scoring of a play that “launched the French Revolution” is not just another day at the castle. Full of disguises, intrigue and mistaken identities, it’s an evening of hijinks set to Mozart’s incomparable score.
Enjoy opera in odd places with the association’s Opera on Tap series. Catch a FREE performance at the Rusty Nail, 1100 Constance St., on March 4.
Don’t miss the Mad Hatter’s luncheon presented by the Women’s Guild on March 10 at the New Orleans Hilton Riverside. See website for ticket information.
New Orleans Ballet presents Limon Dance Company.
New Orleans Ballet Association
Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts • New Orleans • Box Office: 504.522.0996 • nobadance.com
The central Gulf region’s premiere presenting organization dedicated solely to dance, the association offers another season of main stage and educational programs featuring world-class dance companies and artists.
“Nuit Blanche” by Unión Tanguera (March 20, 21, 22). The sexy and flirtatious tango takes center stage with the French/Argentinean ensemble of seven virtuoso dancers and a quartet of Buenos Aires’ finest musicians. It’s a stylish evening set in a nightclub at the end of a late-night milonga, co-presented with The NOCCA Institute at Freda Lupin Memorial Hall, NOCCA.
Limón Dance Company (May 9). A tribute to the legacy of company founder José Limón, this brilliant program includes the musical gem “Mazurkas,” set to Chopin, and the revival of the masterpiece “Missa Brevis,” with an exuberant score by Zoltán Kodály. This restaging will feature a chorus and New Orleans-based dancers selected from the NORDC/NOBA Center for Dance.