Preservation Hall is pleased to announce a weekly musical program in “If This Hall Could Speak,” every Friday and Saturday at 1:00pm and 2:30pm beginning November 1, 2019.
“If This Hall Could Speak” is an exciting new performance series offering the opportunity to learn about and hear New Orleans jazz directly from the musicians who play it. Take a glimpse into the real lives behind this storied tradition as the Preservation All-Stars pair the timeless art of storytelling with songs that celebrate the experience of growing up in the Crescent City.
Led by some of the most notable torchbearers of New Orleans music, the Preservation All-Stars honor the past and present with a musical tour of brass band tunes, blues, spirituals, rags and more. The performances will feature a number of honorees from Preservation Hall Foundation’s Legacy Program including Rickie Monie, Lester Caliste, Lars Edegran, and Joe Lastie.
“What’s important to me when I play is for people to not just hear the beat but feel it,” Lastie said. “With this program, I’m looking forward to showing them where that beat comes from and what it’s about.”
“If This Hall Could Speak” is open to all ages to enjoy this joyful, powerful, and dynamic music – so join us in the tradition of 50+ years of Protecting, Preserving, and Perpetuating Traditional New Orleans Music.
What: If This Hall Could Speak: Music and Story with the Preservation All-Stars
When: Friday and Saturday afternoons beginning November 1, 2019
Where: Preservation Hall, 726 Saint Peter Street, New Orleans
Tickets: preservationhall.com/tickets or at the Box Office (open 11am-4pm daily)
About Preservation Hall
New Orleans’ Preservation Hall was established in 1961 to honor one of America’s truest art forms – Traditional New Orleans Jazz. Operating as a music venue, a touring band, and a non-profit organization, Preservation Hall continues its mission today as a cornerstone of New Orleans music and culture.
About Preservation Hall Foundation
Launched in 2011, the Preservation Hall Foundation protects, preserves, and perpetuates the musical traditions and heritage of New Orleans. Through music education, outreach, historical archiving, and support for our musical collective, the Preservation Hall Foundation strives to create greater awareness and appreciation for Traditional New Orleans Jazz and the communities that support it.