Whether you're planning date night or simply want a night filled with music, the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra has you covered with a season filled with shows, both classics and special pop-ups. Enjoy an evening (or several) with notable musicians, composers, and more this Fall. Most concerts are at the Orpheum Theater and some even have encores in the event that you can't make the premiere. From the sounds of Mozart to David Bowie's greatest hits, there is a concert for everyone.
From the New World
First up this fall is a special performance led by Maestro Thomas Wilkins, which will mark the beginning of his tenure as Principal Guest Conductor. The program, which times in at two hours (including a 20 minute intermission), will feature Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9, “New World" and Florence Prices's "Piano Concerto in D minor." The program includes guest artist Louis Schwizgebel, a renowned classical pianist. From the New World is Thursday, September 26 at 7:30 p.m. at the Orpheum Theater. Tickets can be purchased here.
Romantic German Masters ft. Cellist Lynn Harrell
This two-hour program will feature two works by Johannes Brahms and one by Robert Schumann. Led by guest conductor Gemma New, guests are sure to enjoy her "insightful interpretations and innovative approach." The cello will be played by Lynn Harrell and his bold and imaginative playing will shine throughout the show. Romantic German Masters can be experienced on Thursday, October 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the Orpheum Theater. Tickets can be purchased here.
Ancient Spirits: An All Hallow's Eve Performance
October concludes with a Halloween-themed show, appropriately held on All Hallow's Eve. The LPO promises to spook you with their concert, which leads with The Isle of the Dead by Rachmaninov. Leave your costume at home for this one. Ancient Spirits is Thursday, October 31 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased here.
The Music of David Bowie
Mix things up this Fall when you revisit David Bowie's electric music. Performed by Windborne, with orchestral accompaniment by the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, attendees will rock to the late singer's greatest hits. The Music of David Bowie takes place Friday, November 15 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased here.
Close out your season with an unforgettable performance pairing old world and brand new. Courtney Bryan, a New Orleans pianist and composer, will open the evening with the world premiere of her latest work. The orchestra will then perform Mozart's Requiem, the composer's unfinished work that is viewed as his final masterpiece. Mozart Requiem premieres Thursday, November 21 at 7:30 p.m., with an encore Saturday, November 23 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased here.