Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra’s Holiday Concert Lineup Across New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, the region’s premier orchestra, presents a festive lineup of concerts to kick off the holiday season. Audiences from families to adults are invited to enjoy holiday sounds performed by the LPO in venues across the city from the Orpheum Theater to City Park to the Northshore and more. For more information, visit www.lpomusic.com.  

Saturday, Dec. 2, at 7:30 p.m. | Orpheum Theater 

Seasonal favorites from various holiday celebrations will be performed live on the Orpheum Theater stage by LPO musicians. This family-friendly concert features holiday classics including Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Carol of the Bells, music from the iconic film Home Alone, and more. 

Matthew Kraemer, conductor 
Jessica Mixon, soprano 
Mark-Anthony Thomas, tenor 
Isidore Newman School Chorus 


Friday, Dec. 8, at 7:30 p.m. | Orpheum Theater 

LPO musicians perform one of choral music’s most famous works, Handel’s Messiah and Vivaldi’s Gloria in D major. Audiences are invited to experience attractive melodies and popular hits such as the Hallelujah Chorus – a performance filled with passion and drama for some of the most inspiring music ever written. 

Rei Hotoda, conductor 
Joel Dyson, soprano 
Claire Shackleton, mezzo-soprano 
Chauncey Packer, tenor 
Ivan Griffin, bass 
Frazier Singers 

Saturday, Dec. 9, at 10:30 a.m. | Popp Bandstand, New Orleans City Park 

The LPO returns to New Orleans City Park for its next Musical Storytime featuring Ezra Jack Keats’ “The Snow Day” with a live reading and performance by LPO Principal Oboe Virginia McDowell. 

Wednesday, Dec. 20, at 6:00 p.m. | Tipitina’s 

LPO musicians present their next Happy Hour concert at the historic Tipitina’s with a program of holiday favorites curated by LPO string and brass musicians. Audiences can enjoy popular tunes including excerpts from The Nutcracker by an LPO string quartet, Jingle Bells, Sleigh Ride, and more. The program also highlights local talent with a performance by LPO musicians and members of New Orleans pop and rock band, Sweet Crude. Special guests include LPO Academy students of The Plessy Honors Quartet from Homer Plessy Community School will join the LPO for a holiday selection. This is an 18+ performance

Alexis Marceaux, Sweet Crude member 
Sam Craft, Sweet Crude member 
Gabriel Platica, violin 
Kate Winthrow, violin 
Amelia Clingman, viola 
Kyle Anderson, cello 
David Anderson, bass 
Alex Maynon, trumpet 
Patrick Smithers, trumpet 
Josiah Bullach, horn 
Austin Richardson, trombone 
Robert Nuñez, tuba 
Michael Metz, percussion 

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