The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra celebrated its return to the newly restored and renovated Orpheum Theater following a 10-year hiatus due to Hurricane Katrina. It was also the celebration of the LPO’s 25th Anniversary Season.
The event began with cocktails and an opening dinner in the Blue Room of the Roosevelt Hotel, a sold-out event with 250 guests. Prior to the concert, a short film narrated by Angela Hill told the story of rebuilding the orchestra and the Orpheum Theater.
Following, guests enjoyed Carlos Miguel Prieto’s directed Concert at the Orpheum Theater entitled Mahler “Resurrection” Symphony, symbolic of the Orpheum rising from the ashes. The concert sold out at 1,400 seats and ended with a 12-minute standing ovation.
Following the concert, 300 guests enjoyed a champagne reception back at the Blue Room in the Roosevelt Hotel.
Key figures included Carlos Miguel Prieto, Principal Conductor and Musical Director of the LPO; James Boyd, CEO of the LPO; Hugh Long, President of the Board of the LPO and John Reeks, Orchestra President.
EVENT AT A GLANCE
What: Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra’s “Return to the Orpheum Theater,” benefiting the LPO
When: Thursday, September 17
Where: Roosevelt Hotel