Philanthropic Fun: Musical Magnificence

The Musical Arts Society of New Orleans presented an electrifying program of piano performance by Kenny Broberg at their annual “NOCTURNE XVII” gala, held at the Ritz-Carlton. MASNO supports music education, provides mentorships, manages the New Orleans International Piano Competition and brings top classical artists to area stages.

Kenny Broberg, one of MASNO’s own, is a New Orleans Piano Institute alumnus, NOPI  Concerto Competition winner, 2014 New Orleans International Piano Competition Bronze Medalist and 2017 Keyboard Festival Guest Artist. He is the Silver Medalist of the 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and 2019 Bronze Medalist of the International Tchaikovsky Competition. 

On Broberg’s performance, MASNO Executive and Artistic Director Cara McCool Woolf says, “Our biggest thanks to Kenny Broberg who played a gloriously beautiful program and couldn’t have represented MASNO any better as someone who has benefited from the very programs for which he was helping us fundraise.”

The Ritz-Carlton culinary team catered the entire menu, including passed hors d’oeuvres at the Champagne Reception. A multi-course seated dinner offered fresh baked rolls and poached pear and goat cheese salad, an entrée of herb marinated chicken breast and bananas foster cheesecake for dessert.

Co-Chairs were William Marshall and Emery Whalen. Proceeds from the gala support signature events, such as the New Orleans Piano Institute and Keyboard Festival, Concerto Showcase in collaboration with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Salon Concerts and MASNO Artist Masterclasses and Lecture Performances at area schools. 

Event at a Glance

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

When: Sunday, November 3

Where: The Ritz-Carlton

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Doug and Mary Albert with Anne Gauthier and Steve Kinchen  

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 Leo and Beth Landry with Caroline and Sabri Farouki


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