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In the 2004 - 2005 Season , the LPO celebrates its 14th anniversary as the only full-time, professional orchestra in the Gulf-South, and the only musician-owned orchestra in America.

While the Philharmonic's home is in the Orpheum Theatre, there are also regular performances at the Mahalia Jackson Theatre and the Pontchartrain Center as well as several "al fresco" spaces. Since the LPO is committed to serving populations throughout the State of Louisiana, besides New Orleans there are frequent appearances in Kenner, Slidell, Hammond, and Covington, including in venues for audiences that might not otherwise have an opportunity to see a full-scale orchestra i.e. in churches, schools and parks.

The LPO serves as resident orchestra for the New Orleans Opera Association and the Delta Festival Ballet Company while its educational programs introduce over 25,000 children in five parishes to live classical music through a wide range of programs each year. The Orchestra was one of only seven orchestras nation-wide which were awarded a three-year Melon Foundation grant for education, community outreach and technology, and in 2002 was awarded a four-year grant from the Lila Wallace-Readers' Digest Fund.


Music Director Klauspeter Seibel offers a variety of featured programs:


Casual Classics

Beethoven & Blue Jeans


Family Discovery

Special, Holiday and Free Park Concerts


First, the remaining performances in the 2003 - 2004 Season:

Beethoven & Blue Jeans #5

"Pastoral Symphony"
Klauspeter Seibel, conductor; Stewart Goodyear, piano
Webern: Passacaglia
Piano Concerto No. 3

Thursday 5/6/2004 7:30pm; Friday 5/7/20047pm;
Saturday 5/8/2004 8pm, in the Orpheum Theatre

Mother's Day Concert
Bill Grimes, conductor

Sunday, 5/9/2004 2pm

Treat your Mom to a special concert by joining the LPO for a pleasant afternoon of light classics, Pops, and patriotic music at Destrehan Plantation. Admission is $10 and includes a free tour of the plantation.

Tickets can be purchased at the event or in advance through Destrehan Plantation (985-764-9315).

Classics #9
"Mahler's Third"
Klauspeter Seibel, conductor
Symphony Chorus of New Orleans

Thursday, 5/13/2004, 7:30pm
Saturday, 5/15/2004, 8pm

Skim this partial list of performances in the 2004 - 2005 Season, then for more details or to make reservations, go to the orchestra's webpage at http://www.lpomusic.com/ or call (504)523-6530

Classics #1
"Opening Night"
Klauspeter Seibel, conductor; Valentina Lisitsa, piano
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4

Thursday, 9/16/2004, 7:30pm
Saturday, 9/18/2004, 8pm

In the Orpheum Theatre

Symphony Run 2004
5K Run/Walk and Concert

Friday, 9/17/2004; Time TBA

Audubon Park

Beethoven & Blue Jeans #1

"Beethoven's Fifth"
Carlos Prieto, conductor; Sayaka Shoji, violin
Revueltas: Redes Suite
Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 1

Thursday, 9/30/2004, 7:30pm
Saturday, 10/2/2004, 8pm

Orpheum Theatre

Classics #2
"Gutierrez Plays Brahms"
Marc Taddei, conductor
Horacio Gutierrez, piano
Mozart: Overture to the Impressario
Leda and the Swan
Symphonic Metamorphosis
Piano Concerto No. 1

Thursday, 10/14/2004, 7:30pm;; Saturday,10/16/2004, 8pm; Orpheum Theatre

Beethoven & Blue Jeans #2
"Superior Selections"
Klauspeter Seibel, conductor; Philippe Quint, violin
Musgrave: Phoenix Rising
Saint-Saens: Havanaise
Saint-Saens: Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso
Ravel: Tzigane

Thursday, 10/21/2004, 7:30pm; Saturday10/23/2004, 8pm;
Orpheum Theatre

Family Discovery #1

Polenc : Babar, The Little Elephant
Britten :
Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

Saturday, 10/23/2004; Time TBA

Orpheum Theatre

Casual Classics #1
"New York"
Timothy Muffitt, conductor
Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man
Schuman: American Festival Overture
Rohe: In Memoriam
Bernstein: On the Town - Three Dance Episodes
Bernstein: Overture to Candide
Dvorak: Adagio from the New World Symphony
Porgy and Bess - Symphonic Picture

Wednesday, 10/27/2004, 7:30pm, Ponchartrain Center

Jazz Concert
Irvin Mayfield
Ellis Marsalis

Friday, 10/29/2004. Time TBA

Orpheum Theatre

Classics #3

"Crossing The Divide"
Robert Kapilow, conductor
Prokofiev: Classical Symphony
El Salon Mexico
Summer Sun, Winter Moon
(New Orleans Premiere)

Thursday, 11/4/2004, 7:30pm
Saturday, 11/6/2004, 8pm

Pops #1

"Classical Mystery Tour"
Symphonic Tribute to the Beatles

Chelsea Tipton, conductor

Specific Program TBA

Saturday, 11/13/2004. Time TBA

Casual Classics #2
"Holiday Concert"
Timothy Muffitt, conductor
Chase: Christmas Favorites
Still, Still, Still
Suite from the Nutcracker Ballet
Skaters Waltz
Festive Sounds of Hannukah
Angels We Have Heard on High

Wednesday, 12/8/2004, 7:30pm; Pontchartain Center

Holiday Spectacular
Special Holiday Concert

Friday, 12/10/2004
Saturday, 12/11/2004

Handel's Messiah
Symphony Chorus of New Orleans

Thursday, 12/16/2004, Time TBA

Orpheum Theatre

Beethoven & Blue Jeans #3
"The Planets"
Beethoven: Coriolan Overture
Sinfonia Concertante
Holst: The Planets

Jonathan McPhee, conductor;Sandy Stimson, oboe; Sue Andrews, bassoon; Amy Thiaville, violin; Jonathan Gerhardt, cello

Thursday, 1/15/2005, 7:30pm
Saturday, 1/15/2005, 8pm

Orpheum Theatre

Pops #2
"Evening at the Movies"
Carl Topilow, conductor
Specific Program TBA

Saturday, 1/22/2005, Time TBA

Orhpeum Theatre

Classics #4

"Song Of The Earth"

Klauspeter Seibel, conductor; Marie-Nicole Lemieux, contralto; Jon Trelaeven, tenor
Schubert: Symphony No. 8 "Unfinished"
Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde
Thursday, 1/27/2005, 7:30pm
Saturday, 1/29/2005, 8pm

Orpheum Theatre

Casual Classics #3
Timothy Muffitt, conductor
Mozart: Overture to The Impressario
Schubert: Symphony No. 8 "Unfinished"
Strauss: Die Fledermaus Overture
Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 3
Der Rosenkavalier Waltzes
On the Beautiful Danube Waltz

Wednesday, 2/2/2005, 7:30pm

Pontchartrain Center

Classics #5
"Prieto Conducts Strauss"
Carlos Prieto, conductor; John Reeks, bass clarinet
Haydn: Symphony No. 38
Concerto for Bass Clarinet
Don Juan
Suite from Der Rosenkavalier

Thursday, 2/17/2005, 7:30pm
Saturday, 2/19/2005, 8pm

Orpheum Theatre

Beethoven & Blue Jeans #4
"Siegel Plays Bernstein"
Klauspeter Seibel, conductor; Jeffrey Siegel, piano
Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 2
Bernstein: Symphony No. 2 "Age of Anxiety"
Symphony No. 3 "Rhenish"

Thursday, 2/24/2005 7:30pm
Saturday, 2/26/2005, 8pm

Orpheum Theatre

Casual Classics #4
"St. Petersburg and Moscow"
Klauspeter Seibel, conductor; Jeffrey Siegel, piano
Shostakovich: Festive Overture
Prokofiev: March from The Love for Three Oranges
Suite from Swan Lake Ballet
Overture to Russlan and Ludmilla
Flight of the Bumblebee
Khachaturian: Dances of the Young Maidens
Sabre Dance from Gayne Ballet

Wednesday, 3/2/2005, 7:30pm

Orpheum Theatre

Pops #3
"Simply Sinatra"
Specific Program TBA

Chelsea Tipton, conductor

Saturday, 3/5/2005, Time TBA

Orpheum Theatre

Sir James Galway Gala Concert
Specific Program TBA

Kauspeter Seibel, conductor; Sir James Galway, flute

Thursday, 3/17/2005, Time TBA

Mahalia Jackson Theatere

Family Discovery #2
Delta Festival Ballet

Delibes: Coppelia

Saturday, 3/19/2005, Time TBA

Orpheum Theatre

Classics #6
"Rachy II"
Carlos Prieto, conductor; Naoko Takada, marimba

Concerto in E-flat "Dumbarton Oaks"
Putz: Concerto for Marimba
Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 2

Thursday, 3/31/2005, 7:30pm
Saturday, 4/2/2005, 8pm

Orpheum Theatre

Pops #4
"Tribute to American Heroes"
Will Kesling, conductor
Specific Program TBA

Saturday, 4/9/2005, Time TBA


Classics #7
"Brahms & Prokofiev"
Edwin Outwater, conductor; Caitlin Tully, violin

Mozart: Overture to The Marriage of Figaro
Brahms: Violin Concerto
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5

Thursday, 4/21/2005, 7:30pm
Saturday, 4/23/2005, 8pm

Orpheum Theatre

Swing in the Oaks
Free City Park Concert,

Wednesday, 4/27/2005, 6:30pm

City Park

Swing in the Pines
Free Bogue Falaya Park Concert

Saturday, 4/30/2005, 6pm

Bogue Falaya Park

Casual Classics #5
Timothy Muffitt, conductor

Berlioz: Le Corsaire Overture
L'Arlesienne Suite No. 1
Stravinsky: Berceuse and Finale from Firebird
Saint-Saens: Bacchanale from Samson and Delila
Offenbach: Can Can and Barcarolle
Gershwin: An American in Paris

Wednesday, 5/4/2005, 7:30pm

Pontchartrain Center

Swing in Slidell Heritage Park
Free Slidell Heritage Park Concert

Time TBA

Heritage Park, Slidell

Beethoven & Blue Jeans #5
"The Emperor Concerto"

Emil de Cou, conductor; Dmitri Vorobiev, piano

Beethoven: Creatures of Prometheus Overture
Piano Concerto No. 5 "Emperor"
Tchaikovsy: Suite No. 3

Thursday, 5/12/2005, 7:30pm
Saturday, 5/14/2005, 8pm

Orpheum Theatre

Classics #8
"Verdi's Requiem"

Klauspeter Seibel, conductor; Susan B. Anthony, soprano; Genie Grunewald, alto; Fernando del Valle, tenor; Alfred Walker, bass
Symphony Chorus of New Orleans

Verdi: Requiem

Thursday, 5/19/2005, 7:30pm
Saturday, 5/21/2005, 8pm

Orpheum Theatre

The Philharmonic's premier venue, the Orpheum Theater, is nearing its 81st anniversary. An intimate and elegant hall located in the heart of the Central Business District in New Orleans, it was built in 1921 and renovated in 1989. The theater is reminiscent of many classic European opera houses with an ornate vaulted ceiling and baroque-inspired decoration. The theater is an example of "vertical hall" construction, initially built to provide perfect sight lines and acoustics for vaudeville shows which didn't have the benefit of amplifiers or modern lighting. It is this attention to audio and visual detail that makes the Orpheum the finest theater in the South.

Doc's News appreciates the assistance of the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau for material for these articles. Visit them at http://www.neworleanscvb.com

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