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, the organization is dedicated to promoting and fostering the performance and appreciation of fine chamber music.
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.

The Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio | Oct. 20. Pianist Joseph Kalichstein, violinist Jaime Laredo, and cellist Sharon Robinson will present the 300th subscription concert of the Friends of Music.

Richard Goode | Nov. 3. The pianist returns to the local concert stage after a long absence.

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.   

Ah, Sweet Lady — Three Centuries of French Love Songs | Sept. 28, 3 p.m., St. Joseph Abbey Church, Covington; Oct. 5, 4 p.m., Ursuline Chapel, 2701 State St., New Orleans; Oct. 12, 3 p.m., Holy Name of Mary Church, 500 Eliza St., Algiers Point.

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.

For more information contact director@masno.org, call 504-899-4826, or see http://masno.org. •

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