From the Big East to the Big Apple!

On Tuesday, February 27, 2018, The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO), which based in New Orleans, made its historic Carnegie Hall debut last night as part of a season-celebration of American composer Philip Glass.

The orchestra’s debut concert at Carnegie Hall marked the LPO’s first return to New York City since New Orleans’ recovery from Hurricane Katrina.

The orchestra last appeared in New York in 2005, performing in a joint concert with the New York Philharmonic at Lincoln Center, benefitting LPO musicians affected by the disaster. Since that time, the orchestra has resurged artistically under the direction of Carlos Miguel Prieto, their music director since 2005. In fall 2015, Prieto and the LPO reopened the historic Orpheum Theater after a $13 million renovation.

The ensemble has also been committed to serving their community through music education. The LPO has had a thriving partnership with Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute for the last six seasons presenting “Link Up” to New Orleans students in grades 3-5 and, more recently, taking part in Weill Music Institute “PlayUSA” program.

Glass chose the LPO to perform “Days and Nights in Rocinha,” “Concerto Fantasy for Two Timpanists and Orchestra,” and “Revueltas”