Olivier Latry
November 15, 2019
6 p.m.
520 Royal Street
Admission is $300 per person and benefits a relief fund for employees affected by the devastating fire in April. Register by phone only: (504) 598-7146

Olivier Latry, one of three titular organists of the famed Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, will present an intimate salon recital on THNOC's recently restored Aeolian pipe organ.

In addition to his work at the Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Latry teaches at the Paris Conservatory of Music, serves as organist emeritus for the Montreal Symphony Orchestra in Canada, and maintains a full schedule of concert performances at prestigious venues and festivals around the world. He has performed all styles of organ music in more than 50 countries across five continents and is well known for his improvisations. The instrument, also known as a residence organ, has approximately 640 pipes and has a self-playing function in addition to being able to be played manually. It is one of only handful of such organs that survive in its original location and has not been altered tonally. THNOC initiated the instrument’s meticulous restoration and re-installation; today it serves as the prelude to the new French Quarter Galleries.

The intimate salon-style recital will be limited to 50 guests and will benefit employees of the famed French cathedral who have been out of work since the devastating fire on April 15, 2019. Tickets are $300, of which $255 is tax deductible, and $100 of each ticket sold will go directly to the economic relief fund. In addition, guests will also have an opportunity to meet Olivier Latry at a reception immediately following the performance. Tickets may be purchased by calling (504) 598-7146.

This event is a presentation of The Historic New Orleans Collection and has been underwritten with support from E. Alexandra Stafford and Raymond M. Rathlé Jr. and the Omni Royal Orleans and Rib Room.