Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) has announced its upcoming 2022-23 season, set to begin September 15 with a world premiere LPO commission of a new work by Latin Grammy-nominated composer Juan Pablo Contreras. The LPO’s 32nd season will be the last of Carlos Miguel Prieto’s tenure as music director since joining the orchestra in 2005. He has been instrumental in revitalizing the arts in post-New Orleans Katrina.
“When I first joined the LPO in 2005, who could have predicted what a joy it would be to make music with some of the most talented musicians in our community,” Prieto said. “I knew that I was now part of a dynamic, avant-garde and musically talented family. I’m honored that this has been my musical home for so many years. Next season will be a season of joy and celebration and I hope to see you there.
The 2022-2023 season will feature a range of programming, including the Orpheum Session Classical series, holiday concerts, family concert series and the Music at the Museum bedroom series, as well as the highly anticipated annual Parks concerts which are expected to return to the municipal park, Parc Lafrenière. and the edge of Lake Mandeville. The LPO also announced the creation of a new and exciting Happy Hour series, which will offer a shorter and more intimate concert experience in the late afternoon or early evening.
Next season, the LPO will honor the masters with works by Mahler (his Titan symphony), Beethoven, Debussy, Ravel, Haydn and Shostakovich while performing new works by Juan Pablo Contreras, Gabriela Lena Frank, Gabriella Smith, Zhou Long and many more.
The orchestra will also invite some of the best and brightest guests next season, including LPO favorite Philippe Quint for the Les Violons de l’espoir program which will celebrate the resilience of the human spirit in the face of evil and hatred. Matthew Kraemer conducts “The 6th by Tchaikovsky” and “The Fountains of Rome” by Respighi. Guest conductors Vinay Parameswaran (“Dvořák 8” and “Florence Price”), Rei Hotada (“Scheherazade”), Kalena Bovell (“Sibelius No. 2”) and Robert Moody (“Pictures at an Exhibition”) make their debut at the LPO. ).
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In addition to these performance opportunities, the Louisina Philharmonic Orchestra’s community and educational programs continue to reach thousands of New Orleansers of all ages, including Early Explorer arts integration programs for public schools, Soul Strings music therapy, Music for Life training programs, Louisiana Music Education Association instructional videos, virtual field trips and much more.
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