Louisiana Philharmonic’s wide-ranging 2017-18 season, with Carnegie Hall debut

Posted on: January 27, 2017

“The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra will travel to New York City in February 2018 to take part in a celebration of composer Philip Glass, the orchestra said in its season announcement Thursday,” states an unsigned article in Thursday’s (1/16) New Orleans Advocate. “Only two orchestras were chosen among applicants from across the United States to take part in the Glass Orchestra Project at Carnegie Hall. The other participant is the Pacific Symphony of California.… Led by music director Carlos Miguel Prieto, the LPO also announced its local season of classical music, including performances at the Orpheum Theater in New Orleans … at First Baptist Church in Covington, family concerts at Loyola University and ‘Beethoven and Blue Jeans’ concerts in Jefferson Parish, Hammond and Slidell. Five free outdoor concerts are planned.… The season kicks off Sept. 14 with a concert of Ravel, Gershwin and Debussy. Other works planned for 2017-18 include” symphonies by Mendelssohn, Dvořák, Tchaikovsky, Brahms, and Beethoven, among other works. “Guest artists will include pianist Marc-André Hamelin … violinist Paul Huang … and banjoist Béla Fleck debuting an original composition commissioned by the LPO for the New Orleans tricentennial.”

Posted January 27, 2017