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Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, violin January 16
Season Highlights Elgar: Enigma Variations
Copland: Symphony No. 3
Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances
Beethoven: Symphony No. 4
The 2014-2015 season has been carefully crafted by the LPO to ensure an unparalleled experience concert after concert… from diverse repertoire and concert programs to amazing guest artists. We are very proud to present next season’s offerings and look forward to the many musical riches of 2014-2015. Thank you for supporting the LPO!
Carlos Miguel Prieto Adelaide Wisdom Benjamin Music Director and Principal Conductor
Table of Contents New Orleans Classics...........................3 Beethoven and Blue Jeans..................5 Kenner
Northshore Classics ............................6 Specials......................................................7 Outside the Bachs..................................9 Chamber Concerts.................................9 Family Concerts......................................10
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NEW ORLEANS CLASSICS 2014 – A STRAUSS ODYSSEY
Friday, September 19, 7:30 p.m. Mahalia Jackson Theater Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor Susanna Phillips, soprano STRAUSS: Vienna Philharmonic Fanfare STRAUSS: Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks STRAUSS: Four Last Songs STRAUSS: Also sprach Zarathustra
BRAHMS AND BARTOK
Thursday, October 30, 7:30 p.m. Mahalia Jackson Theater Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor Viktor Valkov, piano KODALY: Dances of Galánta BARTOK: Piano Concerto No. 1 BRAHMS: Symphony No. 3
FINCKEL AND MOZART SYMPHONY NO. 40
Susanna Phillips, soprano September 19
Saturday, November 22, 7:30 p.m. Mahalia Jackson Theater Markand Thakar, conductor David Finckel, cello RESPIGHI: Gli uccelli (The Birds) HAYDN: Cello Concerto in C major MOZART: Symphony No. 40
Saturday, September 27, 7:30 p.m. Mahalia Jackson Theater Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor Benjamin Beilman, violin ADAMS: The Chairman Dances SIBELIUS: Violin Concerto ELGAR: Enigma Variations
Friday, October 24, 7:30 p.m. Mahalia Jackson Theater JoAnn Falletta, conductor David Salay, percussion Jim Atwood, percussion BARBER: Adagio for Strings PECK: The Glory and the Grandeur COPLAND: Symphony No. 3 Sponsored by: Nancy F. Link Foundation
David Finckel, cello November 22
BELA FLECK AND NEW WORLD SYMPHONY
Thursday, January 8, 7:30 p.m. Mahalia Jackson Theater Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor Bela Fleck, banjo BERNSTEIN: Three Dance Episodes from On the Town FLECK: The Impostor Concerto: A Concerto for Banjo and Orchestra DVOŘÁK: Symphony No. 9 “From the New World”
BEETHOVEN PIANO CONCERTO NO. 3
Friday, April 17, 7:30 p.m. Mahalia Jackson Theater Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor Jon Kimura Parker, piano BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 3 SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 8
QUINT PLAYS STRAVINSKY
Bela Fleck, banjo january 8
NADJA PLAYS PIAZZOLLA
Friday, January 16, 7:30 p.m. Mahalia Jackson Theater Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, violin LISZT: Les PrĂŠludes PIAZZOLLA: The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires LUTOSLAWSKI: Concerto for Orchestra
RACHMANINOV SYMPHONIC DANCES Saturday, February 21, 7:30 p.m. Mahalia Jackson Theater Teddy Abrams, conductor Alessio Bax, piano DEBUSSY: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun RAVEL: Piano Concerto in G major RACHMANINOV: Symphonic Dances
Thursday, May 14, 7:30 p.m. Mahalia Jackson Theater Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor Philippe Quint, violin IVES: Three Places in New England STRAVINSKY: Violin Concerto in D major BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 4
Jon Kimura Parker, piano april 17
Saturday, May 23, 7:30 p.m. Mahalia Jackson Theater Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor Lori Guilbeau, soprano Elizabeth DeShong, mezzo-soprano Paul Groves, tenor Alfred Walker, bass-baritone VERDI: Requiem
MAHLER SYMPHONY NO. 4 Thursday, March 19, 7:30 p.m. Mahalia Jackson Theater Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor Jose Franch-Ballester, clarinet Angela Mannino, soprano MOZART: Clarinet Concerto MAHLER: Symphony No. 4
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BEETHOVEN AND BLUE JEANS Kenner Hammond Slidell The Beethoven and Blue Jeans series showcases the LPO in casual and relaxed settings.
BEETHOVEN SYMPHONY NO. 7 Friday, October 17, 7:30 p.m. First Baptist Church, Kenner
Saturday, October 18, 7:30 p.m. Columbia Theatre, Hammond Sunday, October 19, 2:30 p.m. Slidell Municipal Auditorium Stuart Chafetz, conductor Stephanie Thompson, E-flat clarinet ROSSINI: Overture to The Barber of Seville BIZET: Excerpts from L’ Arlésienne Suite DANKNER: Concerto for E-flat Clarinet and Orchestra BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7
Stephanie Thompson, E-flat clarinet october 17–19
Thursday, December 11, 7:30 p.m. First Baptist Church, Kenner Friday, December 12, 7:30 p.m. Columbia Theatre, Hammond Sunday, December 14, 2:30 p.m. Slidell Municipal Auditorium Robert Bernhardt, conductor A fun performance of holiday musical favorites suited for the entire family featuring choirs from local schools and sing-alongs!
Beethoven emperor concerto Friday, February 27, 7:30 p.m. First Baptist Church, Kenner
Saturday, February 28, 7:30 p.m. Columbia Theatre, Hammond Sunday, March 1, 2:30 p.m. Slidell Municipal Auditorium
Chelsea Tipton, conductor Kumi Matsuo, piano - 2013 Louisiana International Piano Series, First Prize Winner ROSSINI: Overture to La gazza ladra DELIUS: On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring RAVEL: Mother Goose Suite BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 5 “Emperor”
NORTHSHORE CLASSICS ENIGMA VARIATIONS
Friday, September 26, 7:30 p.m. First Baptist Church, Covington Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor Benjamin Beilman, violin ADAMS: The Chairman Dances SIBELIUS: Violin Concerto ELGAR: Enigma Variations
FINCKEL AND MOZART SYMPHONY NO. 40
RACHMANINOV SYMPHONIC DANCES Friday, February 20, 7:30 p.m. First Baptist Church, Covington Teddy Abrams, conductor Alessio Bax, piano DEBUSSY: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun RAVEL: Piano Concerto in G major RACHMANINOV: Symphonic Dances
Friday, November 21, 7:30 p.m. First Baptist Church, Covington Markand Thakar, conductor David Finckel, cello RESPIGHI: Gli uccelli (The Birds) HAYDN: Cello Concerto in C major MOZART: Symphony No. 40
BELA FLECK AND NEW WORLD SYMPHONY
Friday, January 9, 7:30 p.m. First Baptist Church, Covington Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor Bela Fleck, banjo BERNSTEIN: Three Dance Episodes from On the Town FLECK: The Impostor Concerto: A Concerto for Banjo and Orchestra DVOŘÁK: Symphony No. 9 “From the New World”
Jose Franch-Ballester, clarinet march 20
MAHLER SYMPHONY NO. 4 Friday, March 20, 7:30 p.m. First Baptist Church Covington Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor Jose Franch-Ballester, clarinet Angela Mannino, soprano MOZART: Clarinet Concerto MAHLER: Symphony No. 4
Friday, May 22, 7:30 p.m. First Baptist Church, Covington Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor Lori Guilbeau, soprano Elizabeth DeShong, mezzo-soprano Paul Groves, tenor Alfred Walker, bass-baritone VERDI: Requiem
Don't Miss: Alessio Bax, piano February 20
BAROQUE CHRISTMAS December 19 (See page 9 for details)
SPECIALS Pan-American Life Fiesta Sinfonica
LA TRISTE HISTORIA
La Triste Historia november 1
Saturday, November 1, 7:30 p.m. Mahalia Jackson Theater Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor TRIGOS: Symphony No. 3 CHAVEZ: Symphony No. 2 Sinfonia India GINASTERA: Four Dances from Estancia MONCAYO: Huapango
Enter the spirit of El Dia de los Muertos – The Day of the Dead – with this multimedia concert experience. Renowned Mexican composer Juan Trigos, director Ben Young Mason, and executive producer Duncan Copp have paired an original and evocative orchestra work with a fantastical animated film. Follow the tragic dreamlike tale of two young lovers, set against the backdrop of the Mexican Revolution, culminating in the celebration of The Day of the Dead. Sponsored by:
CIRQUE DE NOËL
Saturday, December 6, 7:30 p.m. Saenger Theatre Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor Cirque de la Symphonie returns this holiday season in a performance that combines death-defying cirque acts with the orchestra. Experience aerial flyers, acrobats, jugglers, and strongmen as they perform to the sounds of the season.
Cirque de Noël december 6
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AN EVENING WITH RANDY NEWMAN Saturday, January 17, 7:30 p.m. Mahalia Jackson Theater Randy Newman, piano/vocalist
Randy Newman january 17
Back by popular demand – Randy Newman has long been one of the most musically and lyrically ambitious singer-songwriters. Newman earned an Emmy and several Grammys for work on films like Toy Story, A Bug’s Life and Toy Story 2. In 2002, Newman won his first Oscar for Best Original Song for Monsters Inc. Most recently, Newman wrote the songs and score for Disney’s Toy Story 3 and The Princess and the Frog, for which he earned two more Academy Award nominations in the Best Original Song category for Almost There and Down In New Orleans.
And the winner is... An evening of awardwinning movie music Friday, March 6, 7:30 p.m. Mahalia Jackson Theater Jacomo Bairos, conductor
Since its inception, cinema has reshaped how we tell stories – both on-screen and through vibrant film music. Join the LPO for a retrospective awards ceremony and concert reliving the prizewinning movie scores from your favorite films past and present!
And the Winner Is... March 6
DARK SIDE OF THE MOON: THE MUSIC OF PINK FLOYD Friday, May 15, 7:30 p.m. Mahalia Jackson Theater Brent Havens, conductor Randy Jackson, vocalist
Dark Side of the Moon: The Music of Pink Floyd may 15
The LPO explores its psychedelic side with this performance featuring music from one of the greatest classic rock bands in history. Vocalist Randy Jackson teams with the LPO to perform Pink Floyd’s favorites including “Us and Them,” “Dark Side of the Moon,” and “The Wall.”
OUTSIDE THE Bachs Outside the Bachs is a new concert series exploring Baroque music, but with a twist! Experience works by J.S. Bach and sons, as well as music by composers who both inspired and were inspired by this prodigious family.
Thursday, October 2, 7:30 p.m. First Baptist Church, New Orleans Edmund Cord, conductor The LPO lets its brass shine in this performance featuring music by Gabrieli, Bach, and Grieg. Join principal musicians Mollie Pate, horn; Vance Woolf, trumpet; Greg Miller, trombone; and Robert Nunez, tuba with the entire LPO brass section.
Thursday, March 26, 7:30 p.m. First Baptist Church, New Orleans Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor Composed in the final year of Bach’s life, the monumental Mass in B minor inspires audiences, regardless of background, as a spiritual masterpiece.
Thursday, December 18, 7:30 p.m. First Baptist Church, New Orleans Friday, December 19, 7:30 p.m. Northshore Location - TBA Patrick Quigley, conductor Our annual holiday favorite featuring chorus and music by Charpentier, Bach, Mozart, and selections from Handel’s Messiah.
BAROQUE CHRISTMAS december 18 & 19
CHAMBER CONCERTS The LPO Chamber concerts feature select members of the LPO alongside our amazing guest artists in intimate settings.
FROM A TIME OF WAR
Sunday, November 2, 4:30 p.m. Stage Door Canteen, The National WWII Museum
Viktor Valkov, piano POULENC: Sextet for Wind Quintet and piano MESSIAEN: Quartet for the End of Time
AMERICAN STRINGS Saturday, January 10, 7:30 p.m. Contemporary Arts Center
Béla Fleck, banjo FLECK: Quintet “Night Flight Over Water” DVOŘÁK: American Quartet
PIERROT LUNAIRE Saturday, March 21, 7:30 p.m. Gallier Hall
Jose Franch-Ballester, clarinet STRAVINSKY: Suite Italienne from Pulcinella SCHOENBERG: Pierrot Lunaire
The LPO Family Series is the perfect way to introduce young people to the orchestra! These matinee concerts are programmed with kids in mind to heighten their excitement about music. Arrive at 1:45 p.m. to interact with musicians and their instruments at musician stations.
HALLOWEEN ‘SPOOKTACULAR’ Sunday, October 26, 2:30 p.m. Roussel Hall Loyola University New Orleans JoAnn Falletta, conductor Come dressed in your favorite costume for this delightfully spooky performance featuring some of classical music’s most haunting tunes.
Sunday, March 8, 2:30 p.m. Roussel Hall Loyola University New Orleans Jacomo Bairos, conductor Lights – Camera – Action! The LPO recalls music from some of Hollywood’s most memorable movies.
PETER AND THE WOLF
Sunday, April 19, 2:30 p.m. Roussel Hall Loyola University New Orleans Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor Prokofiev’s classic children’s musical of boy versus wolf comes to life as the LPO portrays each character with different instruments—flutes flutter like a bird, clarinets stalk like a cat, and horns glare like a big hungry wolf.
Don't Miss: CIRQUE DE NOËL
December 6 Perfect for Families! (See page 7 for details) 10
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