The Historic New Orleans Collection frequently hosts concerts ranging from symphonic reflections on the New World to contemporary jazz or honky-tonk. In addition, our annual lectures in honor of jazz historian Bill Russell and Les Comédiens Français often include musical performances.

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Concerts in the Courtyard

The Historic New Orleans Collection’s monthly Concerts in the Courtyard offer a fun, casual way to kick off the weekend with live outdoor performances by Louisiana musicians. For nonmembers, admission is $10 and includes complimentary beverages (beer or white wine). All shows are free to THNOC members; memberships begin at $35. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Concerts are held from 6 to 8 p.m.

In the event of rain, check for updates. Please understand that capacity is limited, and the event is designed primarily for a standing audience. No outside chairs or food and beverage are permitted inside.


Musical Louisiana: America’s Cultural Heritage

To honor Louisiana's classical music legacy, THNOC and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra established Musical Louisiana: America's Cultural Heritage, a series of concerts and student educational experiences. These award-winning concerts reach an audience of nearly 30,000 through live radio broadcasts and online video streaming. In addition, the accompanying program and educational materials are made available online to teachers throughout Louisiana and beyond. A recording of the concert as well as its printed program are also distributed to Louisiana's 68 public library systems, university libraries, music history instructors in Louisiana, and centers throughout the United States concentrating on American music.

Past LPO Musical Louisiana Concerts

Concert programs for the series with historical notes as well as background on the individual works performed to read online or download. Streaming video of a few Musical Louisiana concerts is also available.

Musical Louisiana Lesson Plans

Grade school lesson plans that coordinate to a concert for teachers to read online or download.