On Wednesday, March 11, New Orleanians can experience the musical history of Louisiana through Musical Louisiana: America's Culture Heritage. The free, annual concert is presented by The Historic New Orleans Collection and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra at St. Louis Cathedral.


The 14th installment of the concert series is entitled "Vienna, Leipzig, and New Orleans" and explore the impact made on music in New Orleans by German composers and immigrants. German music was well established in the state during the early 1800s and its popularity continued to grow with the rise in German immigration in the 1840s. "Under the direction of Carlos Miguel Prieto, the LPO will perform a carefully curated program highlighting the impact of the German tradition in New Orleans musical history. This year's event includes a host of special performers, including the New Orleans Black Chorale."

Doors open at 7 p.m. and the concert begins at 7:30 p.m. The concert is free and there are no reservations. Can't make the event? The concert will be live streamed on LPOmusic.com and WLAE.com

More information on the artists and the program can be found here.