FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Lauren Noel, The Historic New Orleans Collection (504) 556-7655 |firstname.lastname@example.org
Sean Synder, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
(504) 523-6530 ext. 201 |email@example.com
WHO: The Historic New Orleans Collection and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
WHAT: "New Orleans and the Spanish World,"
a free concert with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Carlos Miguel Prieto
WHEN: Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015
Doors open at 7 p.m. • Concert begins at 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: St. Louis Cathedral, Jackson Square, in the French Quarter
HOW: Free and open to the public; seats will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Live Internet streaming of this concert is also available on LPOmusic.com.
WHY: On Wednesday, Feb. 4, The Historic New Orleans Collection and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra will present "New Orleans and the Spanish World," the ninth installment of Musical Louisiana: America's Cultural Heritage. The popular series examines different aspects of the state's contributions to classical music with a free concert in St. Louis Cathedral, as well as award-winning educational programming.
Selections for this year's concert will explore the rich cultural and musical connections between Spain and Louisiana, including compositions by Ricardo Castro, Francisco Asenjo Barbieri, Louis-Hector Berlioz and many more. Carlos Miguel Prieto will conduct, and two soloists will travel to New Orleans for the concert: baritone Damián del Castillo from Spain and pianist Abdiel Vázquez from Mexico.
This project is sponsored in part by Acción Cultural Española (AC/E), the Consulado de Mexico en Nueva Orleans and the Maison Dupuy. Pan-American Life Insurance Group is supporting live streaming of the concert on LPOmusic.com, and WWNO will broadcast the concert live on 89.9 FM in the New Orleans area, on 90.5 KTLN in the Houma-Thibodeaux area and on wwno.org.
About The Historic New Orleans Collection
Founded in 1966, The Historic New Orleans Collection is a museum, research center and publisher dedicated to the study and preservation of the history and culture of New Orleans and the Gulf South region. For more information, visit www.hnoc.org or call (504) 523-4662.
About the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
Formed in 1991, the LPO is the longest-standing musician-governed and operated orchestra in the United States and the only full-time professional orchestra in Louisiana. For more information, visit LPOmusic.com or call (504) 523-6530.