One of the most anticipated concerts of the season is finally here. Mozart Requiem, presented by the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, promises a journey that will explore emotions through the use of sound. The concerts in New Orleans take place Thursday, November 21 and Saturday, November 23 at 7:30 p.m at the Orpheum Theater. A concert will take place at First Baptist Church in Covington on Friday, November 22 at 7:30 p.m.
Courtney Bryan, a New Orleans pianist and composer who is currently based in Rome, Italy, will open the evening with the world premiere of her latest work. Hailed by the New York Times as "a pianist and composer of panoramic interests,” guests are surely in for a treat. (Fun fact: Bryan used to attend performances by the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra as a child.) After Bryan's performance, "Les nuits d'été" by Hector Berlioz will be performed. To end the evening, the orchestra, led by Carlos Miguel Prieto, will perform Mozart's unfinished work that serves as his final masterpiece.
Tickets for the three concerts are still available and can be purchased here.
Courtney Bryan’s new work is made possible by the League of American Orchestras’ Women Composers Readings and Commissions supported by the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation.