Weather update: Concerts in the Courtyard will go on as planned. Weather update: Concerts in the Courtyard will go on as planned. Weather update: Concerts in the Courtyard will go on as planned.




Concerts in the Courtyard with Evan Christopher’s Clarinet Road

Now in its eighth year, The Historic New Orleans Collection’s Concerts in the Courtyard offers a fun, casual way to kick off the weekend with live outdoor performances by Louisiana musicians.


Concerts in the Courtyard with Evan Christopher’s Clarinet Road
Sponsored by
Friday, April 17
Show: 6:00–8:00 p.m.; Doors: 5:30 p.m.
533 Royal Street
Admission is $10, free for THNOC members. 21 and older.

***Weather update: The show will go on as planned.***

Evan Christopher’s style blends contemporary and early jazz  and strives to promote the legacies of early Creole clarinetists such as Sidney Bechet, Omer Simeon and Barney Bigard. Christopher moved to New Orleans from his native California in 1994, but then in 1996  he moved to San Antonio, Texas, to perform with the Jim Cullum Jazz Band.

Christopher returned to New Orleans in 2001 and began  pursuing  a master’s degree in musicology at Tulane University while touring internationally and producing his “Clarinet Road” series of CDs (STR Digital). In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Christopher relocated to Paris at the invitation of the French Embassy’s Cultural Services division, where he formed his group, Django à la Créole.

Since returning to New Orleans in 2008, he actively advocates for the cultural workforce and music education. During a brief teaching stint at the University of New Orleans, he formed an ensemble that performed with guest mentors such as Lucien Barbarin and Marcus Roberts.

All concerts this season will feature white wine and beer. Admission to each show is $10, free for THNOC members, and includes three complimentary beverages. All shows are held at 533 Royal Street, and THNOC’s gift shop and first floor galleries will be open for extended hours during the concerts.

Mark your calendars for the rest of the spring 2015 season:

May 15: Banu Gibson
June 12: Aurora Nealand and the Royal Roses

About the sponsor
AOS is a full-service provider of contract commercial office furniture, modular interior construction and storage solutions. They are the largest FF&E (furniture, fixtures, and equipment) contractor in Louisiana and Mississippi and have been partnering with their clients and the architectural community to create beautiful, functional, and productive spaces for more than 38 years. AOS’s collaborative approach to workplace design results in precise solutions carefully attuned to each client’s purpose.


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