Other Classical Performing Arts

New Orleans Friends of Music

For more than 50 years, New Orleans Friends of Music has brought internationally acclaimed musicians to the community. An all-volunteer group without paid staff or rented space, the organization is dedicated to promoting and fostering the performance and appreciation of fine chamber music.
The coming concert season will incude the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio, pianist Richard Goode, the Weilerstein Trio and more. Call or see the Web site for subscription information.
The New Orleans Friends will again offer its free pre-concert lecture series this season. Each lecture, in which a musicologist discusses the works to be performed, will begin at 7 p.m. and will conclude by 7:40 p.m. in order that those attending may be comfortably seated by concert time. There is no admission charge for any lecture.

All performances take place at Dixon Hall, Tulane University. To reserve, contact Margie Scheuermann at 504-895-0690 or margieheart@bellsouth.net. For updated information, see www.friendsofmusic.org.

New Orleans Musica da Camera

The oldest surviving early music organization in the country, New Orleans Musica da Camera is dedicated to researching and performing the music of the 10th through 16th centuries. Founded in 1966 by director Milton G. Scheuermann Jr., the group uses historically informed performance techniques and reproductions of period instruments (many built by Scheuermann). Vox Feminæ, the women’s vocal ensemble of Musica da Camera, was founded in 1994 by Thaïs St. Julien and focuses on medieval songs and chant, with a
special interest in music by or about women.

Concerts are free and open to the public. Call 504-895-1972 or see the
Web site — www.nomdc.org/More.html — for updated information.   

Musical Arts Society of New Orleans

Providing a unique forum for classical music in New Orleans since 1980,
the Musical Arts Society’s mission is to nurture new talent and encourage
knowledgeable audiences through concerts that include Nocturne, the Concerto Showcase and the New Orleans International Piano Competition
and Keyboard Festival, an eight-day event featuring master classes, lectures
and recitals.

20th annual new orleans international piano
competition | July 20-27. The goal of the competition is to provide opportunities for the most gifted and communicative musicians to further their careers and to offer to the community an opportunity to discover the world’s finest pianistic talents. The competition will be held in conjunction with the Annual Summer Keyboard Festival, both hosted by the Musical Arts Society of New Orleans.
For more information contact director@masno.org, call 504-899-4826, or see http://masno.org.•

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