Donate to “Musical Louisiana,” presented by THNOC and the LPO
In 2007 The Historic New Orleans Collection and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra introduced a program to highlight Louisiana’s classical musical legacy.
The award-winning series, titled Musical Louisiana: America’s Cultural Heritage, reaches an audience of nearly 30,000 individuals through live radio broadcasts and online video streaming
of the concert. In addition, the accompanying program and educational materials are made available online to middle and high school teachers throughout Louisiana and across the country. A recording of the concert and this printed program are also distributed to the 68 library systems of the State Library of Louisiana, university libraries, music history instructors in Louisiana, and centers throughout the United States concentrating on American music.
Since the program’s inception, the project has garnered both local and national recognition. In 2007 the presentation “A New Orleanian in Paris: Ernest Guiraud, Friends, and Students” was nominated for a Big Easy Award. In 2007 the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation selected the project for the New Strategies Lab, a program to foster strategic innovation in U.S. orchestras. The 2008 presentation, “Music of the Mississippi,” won the 2008 Big Easy Awards for Arts Education. The 2009 and 2010 concerts received grants from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities for support of the printing of the concert program. In 2010 a National Endowment for the “Arts Access to Artistic Excellence” was received. The 2011 program, “Identity, History, Legacy: The Free People of Color” was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts “American Masterpieces” grant.
We invite you to support the Musical Louisiana series through a voluntary donation. Those contributing $100 or more will receive a copy of the exclusive, non-commercial concert recording. Online donations are available here, or you may call (504) 598-7109.
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