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New Orleans: Classical Music

Classical music has had a prominent place in New Orleans society since the 18th Century. Due to its rich European historical influences, chamber music and traditional orchestral music had been a mainstay in “the city that care forgot.” Larger symphonic works were presented at many of the opulent theater venues found in the Vieux Carré and nearby American sections of the city. Beginning with Louis Moreau Gottschalk, the first American-born pianist and composer known internationally, many New Orleans classical artists have emerged to become stars. (Alan Smason)

New Orleans Classical Music: Classical Music Around New Orleans

Below are our New Orleans Classical Music recommendations, with information on location, admission, transportation/parking, ensemble/venue history and other points of interest in New Orleans Art.

Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra

The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra was founded in 1991 by musicians of the now defunct New Orleans Symphony. Today, the LPO is the only musician-owned and collaboratively managed professional symphony in the country. Led by music director Carlos Miguel Prieto, the ensemble plays a full 36-week concert season with a Classics series, a Casual Classics series, Family concerts and Education/Outreach concerts. For concert goers who can’t make it to one of …more…