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JPAS event tonight features ‘Phantom’

Brad Little, a man who made his mark playing the title role of the “Phantom of the Opera” on the national tour returns to New Orleans tonight with the first of two fundraiser events for the Jefferson Performing Arts Society (JPAS). Tonight’s event at Tulane’s Dixon Hall also stars local cabaret and musical theatre star Leslie Castay and nationally prominent operatic tenor Juan Carlos Valls.

Brad Little stars in events tonight, Friday …more…

Gluzman, LPO to play Prokofiev Violin Con. 2

Acclaimed Israeli violinist virtuosoVadim Gluzman, a performer who has played with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) three times in as many years, is ready to perform the Prokofiev Violin Concert No. 2 tonight for the second time in as many nights. Guzman performed the piece last night as part of the LPO’s Northshore series along with the Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 played last week at the Mahalia Jackson Theatre for the …more…

LPO’s world premiere of Zwilich’s ‘Shadows’

Ellen Taaffee Zwilich has had many firsts in her life. She  was the first woman to receive a Doctor of Musical Arts (in composition) from the Julliard School of music and was one of the first women to serve in a major symphony orchestra.

Composer Ellen Taaffe Zwilich at LPO event on Oct. 28 in New Orleans. ©Alan Smason

She was the first woman to receive a Pulitzer Prize in …more…