“NOCTURNE XVIII” brought music to the ears of arts patrons with a champagne reception, a salon recital by a world-renowned pianist and a seated dinner at the Ritz-Carlton. The annual gala and fundraiser of the Musical Arts Society of New Orleans, this beautiful and anticipated evening allows MASNO to continue offering a wide variety of musical programming throughout the year.

Internationally acclaimed Canadian pianist Angela Cheng, known for her technique and musicianship, performed works by Haydn, Chaminade and Chopin. Praised as one of her country’s national treasures, Cheng has performed with virtually every orchestra in Canada and with symphonies all over the world and is an avid recitalist throughout the United States and Canada. Cheng was Gold Medalist of the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Masters Competition, the first Canadian to win the prestigious Montreal International Piano Competition and was awarded the Canada Council’s coveted Career Development Grant and the Medal of Excellence for outstanding interpretations of Mozart from the Mozarteum in Salzburg.

The program was presented with support from Drs. Andrea and Archie Brown; Ritz-Carlton New Orleans; Steinway and Sons; Hall Piano Company; WWNO 89.9 and Classical 104.9 FM; Where Y’at; The Wine Seller; and Victoria Z Photography.

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Event At A Glance

What: “NOCTURNE XVIII,” benefiting the Musical Arts Society of New Orleans

When: Sunday, November 7, 2021

Where: Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans

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Chair and Board President William Marshall, Tessa Izdepski, Rebekka Veith and Board Member Jason Burge

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Board Member Mary Albert, Dr. James Farrow and Board Member Anne Gauthier

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Board Member Emeritus Julianne Nice, former New Orleans International Piano Competition Gold Medalist Dustin Gledhill, Board Member Casey Dietz Zainey and Executive and Artistic Director Cara McCool Woolf 

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Board Member and Co-Director of the New Orleans Piano Institute Hristo Birbochukov, Board Member Joni Jensen and Chairman of the Jury of the New Orleans International Piano Competition Alan Chow 

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 Board Members Chuck Taylor and Robert Edgecombe

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Nocturne Guest Artist Angela Cheng