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NOCTURNE XVIII

NOCTURNE Returns!! After cancellation due to the pandemic in 2020, the celebrated annual fundraiser gala of the Musical Arts Society of New Orleans returns for its 18th year featuring internationally acclaimed pianist ANGELA CHENG.  Held at the Ritz-Carlton in downtown New Orleans, this beautiful event has become one of the most anticipated evenings of the year. The evening includes a champagne reception, recital by Angela Cheng, and a sit-down dinner. Proceeds from this event help us continue our mission of providing opportunities to hear and support emerging as well as established artists, encouraging the development of audiences for the musical arts, nurturing the development of talent, and championing music education. 

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Musaica presents “Adoration”

A  program of magic and beauty featuring the Variations for Flute and  String Quartet by Amy Beach and Robert Schumann’s “Fairytales” for  clarinet, viola, and piano.  Also great music by  Akira Miyoshi and Ennio Morricone, as well as Florence Price’s “Adoration” for clarinet and string quartet, and Max Bruch’s “Kol Nidrei.”

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Musaica presents “Adoration”

A  program of magic and beauty featuring the Variations for Flute and  String Quartet by Amy Beach and Robert Schumann’s “Fairytales” for  clarinet, viola, and piano.  Also great music by  Akira Miyoshi and Ennio Morricone, as well as Florence Price’s “Adoration” for clarinet and string quartet, and Max Bruch’s “Kol Nidrei.”

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Musaica presents “A Musaica Reunion”

Musaica Chamber Ensemble concludes its 15th Season, “Reconnecting,” with “A Musical Reunion.” Included will be a trio arrangement for bass, harp, and trombone of Ellis Marsalis’s “Fourth Autumn,”; “Portraits of Langston” by Valerie Coleman, for flute, clarinet, and piano, inspired by the jazz poetry of Langston Hughes; a world premiere by our Composition Workshop participant, William Montgomery, a sextet for flute, oboe, violin, viola, cello, and harp, which musically describes our reemergence into and reunion with the city; and the beautiful and poignant Quintet for clarinet and strings by Johannes Brahms. This will be dedicated to all the essential workers who have tirelessly seen us through to the other side of this pandemic.
We are allowing for a small audience at each of these performances, but the UNO concert will be live streamed as well from UNO’s School of the Arts Facebook page. This concert is sponsored by a generous grant from the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation!
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Musaica presents “A Musaica Reunion”

Musaica Chamber Ensemble concludes its 15th Season, “Reconnecting,” with “A Musical Reunion.” Included will be a trio arrangement for bass, harp, and trombone of Ellis Marsalis’s “Fourth Autumn,”; “Portraits of Langston” by Valerie Coleman, for flute, clarinet, and piano, inspired by the jazz poetry of Langston Hughes; a world premiere by our Composition Workshop participant, William Montgomery, a sextet for flute, oboe, violin, viola, cello, and harp, which musically describes our reemergence into and reunion with the city; and the beautiful and poignant Quintet for clarinet and strings by Johannes Brahms. This will be dedicated to all the essential workers who have tirelessly seen us through to the other side of this pandemic.
We are allowing for a small audience at each of these performances, but the UNO concert will be live streamed as well from UNO’s School of the Arts Facebook page. This concert is sponsored by a generous grant from the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation!
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Musical Offerings at Evening Prayer

At 6pm each Wednesday during Lent, Trinity Episcopal Church will host an extended Musical Offering during Evening Prayer.  Mask are required and attendees must sign in for contact tracing at the door.  The pews will be roped off to ensure social distancing with a limit of 125 in a space that seats 985.  The line-up will be:

Wednesday, February 24 Paul Weber, organ, playing Bach’s monumental variations on the Lenten chorale “Sei gegrüßet, Jesu gütig”.

Wednesday, March 3 Kurt Münstedt, violin, with Paul Weber, piano in a program of classical music.

Wednesday, March 10 Chip Wilson, guitar, and Paul Weber, piano, in a program of original songs.

Wednesday, March 17 Matt Lemmler, jazz piano, in a program for St. Patrick’s Day.

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