Seventh annual collaborative concert explores Louisiana's natural history through music
WHO: The Historic New Orleans Collection and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
WHAT: "Envisioning Louisiana," a concert with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra directed by Carlos Miguel Prieto
WHEN: Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013 • 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: St. Louis Cathedral, Jackson Square in the French Quarter
HOW: Free and open to the public; seats will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Live Internet streaming of this concert is also available on http://www.lpomusic.com/ and at venues throughout the state.
WHY: On Wednesday, Jan. 23, The Historic New Orleans Collection and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra will present "Envisioning Louisiana," the seventh installment of Musical Louisiana: America's Cultural Heritage. The popular series, which enjoys generous support from national grant-awarding institutions, examines different aspects of the state's contributions to classical music with a concert and educational programming. This year the National Endowment for the Arts awarded "Envisioning Louisiana" a grant of $20,000 to support its educational component, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is once again supporting live streaming of the concert, which will be expanded to more venues around the state.
Selections for the concert will explore how composers have depicted the state and its people through music, from Europeans' earliest encounters with the strange land to modern musical depictions. The event is part of a slate of programming exploring Louisiana's natural history, along with The Collection's upcoming exhibition "Seeking the Unknown: Natural History Observations in Louisiana, 1698-1840" and the 18th annual Williams Research Center Symposium, "Seeking the Unknown: Perspectives on Louisiana's Natural History."
This project is sponsored in part by the Arts Council of New Orleans, AT&T, the City of New Orleans, the Keller Family Foundation, the Louisiana Division of the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. Live Internet streaming of this concert on www.LPOmusic.com is supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in partnership with Louisiana State University's College of Music and Dramatic Arts.
About The Historic New Orleans Collection
Founded in 1966, The Historic New Orleans Collection is a museum, research center and publisher dedicated to the study and preservation of the history and culture of New Orleans and the Gulf South region. For more information, visit www.hnoc.org or call (504) 523-4662.
About the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, founded in 1991 by musicians from the former New Orleans Symphony, is the only musician-owned and collaboratively managed professional symphony in the United States. For more information, visit www.lpomusic.com or call (504) 523-6530.
Images pertaining to this performance and the event's featured artists are available to members of the media. Contact Lauren Noel at firstname.lastname@example.org or (504) 556-7655 to make a request.