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Testimony & Triumph with Shostakovich 5

Rejoicing in the 250th Anniversary of Beethoven’s birth we’ll open the program with Leonore Overture No. 3. This awe-inspiring symphonic work holds grand structure and brings the brilliance of Beethoven to the concert hall.

The presence of Jorge Federico Osorio is sure to enhance our concert program with colorful artistry as he performs R. Schumann’s Piano Concerto. Osorio has received international acclaim as the recipient of several prizes and awards – not only does he possess a wide variety of repertoire, but his ability to compel the audience with his execution of a work so rich in invention will serve as a true testament of his deep passion.


Swing in the Park & Symphony Fun Run

Thursday, May 7, 2020

7:00 pm – Symphony Fun Run

7:00 pm – LPO Performance

Lafreniere Park, Metairie

Join friends and family in Metairie’s Lafreniere Park for our annual Swing in the Park. Bring your lawn chairs, food, and refreshments and enjoy a program of familiar musical favorites from the past and present. 

The Symphony Fun Run is back! The LPO is partnering with the New Orleans Track Club to have a 2 mile foot race alongside our annual Park Concert.

For more information and registration follow the link: https://www.runnotc.org/races/2020/symphony.shtml

We will be collecting food donations for Second Harvest Food Bank as part of
Orchestras Feeding America.

Fidelity’s Concerts in the Park: Swing in the Oaks

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

6:00 pm – LPO Music for Life Performance in front of the Peristyle
7:00 pm – LPO Performance in the Peristyle
New Orleans City Park, Goldring Woldenberg Great Lawn


Join friends and family in New Orleans City Park for our annual Swing in the Oaks. Bring your lawn chairs, food, and refreshments and enjoy a program of familiar musical favorites from the past and present. This year is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day as well as the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s life which will be reflected in the program selections. 

Visit the following link for more information regarding the Beethoven Pastoral Project.

We will be collecting food donations for Second Harvest Food Bank as part of
Orchestras Feeding America.

American Virtuosos

This program opens with Samuel Barber’s Medea’s Meditation and Dance of Vengeance.

As the program expands we’ll hear from a young artist whose technique has been described by the Philadelphia Inquirer as “ poised and monstrously talented.” Benjamin Beilman brings his passionate performance to a Violin Concerto by Higdon; a work awarded the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Music and packed with dialogue between the violin and the orchestra.

The final piece, Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5 remains one of the composer’s most popular works. The emotional depth of the piece explores the “spirit of man” with a quality that is both uplifting and encouraging.


2020 Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview


Six conductor’s will lead the Lousiana Philharmonic Orchestra at the League of American Orchestras’ Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview at New Orleans’ Orpheum Theater. The two-day showcase is one of the field’s most presitigous events for conductors to showcase their talent natioanlly. Attending orchestra search committees, artist managers, and artisitc administrators will have intimate, front row access to watch and evaluate participants in rehearsal and meet them individually.


Bertie Baigent Assistant Conductor of the Colorado Symphony Learn More >
Tong Chen Music Director of Yonkers Philharmonic Orchestra Learn More >
Gonzalo Farlas Associate Conductor of the Jacksonville Symphony Learn More >
Norman Huynh Associate Conductor of the Oregon Symphony Learn More >
Yuwon Kim The Rita E. Hauser Conducting Fellow at Curtist Institute of Music Learn More >
François López-Ferrer Assistant Conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Learn More >

  * Chosen by an adjudication panel of leading artistic executives from a pool of more than 150 applications from around the world, the conductors were selected for their podium talent and commitment to American orchestras.


A free concert featuring masterworks, 20th century masterpieces, and music of our time.



Classical Contrasts with Bassoonist Jack Peña

We return to the roots of our classical traditions with three different masterworks that are strikingly diverse in nature. Both versatile and energetic, guest conductor Nicholas Hersh will lead the LPO in this classical program which features, Prokofiev’s “Classical” to start with. The work, which consists of four movements is dapper and sleek with both flashing notes and graceful melodies.

Ciranda das sete notas follows, spotlighting the LPO’s own Principal Bassoonist, Jack Peña. Peña’s solo work will display the acoustic style of the bassoon with a dark charisma that radiates a dimensional character of both sadness and joy. Combined with the spirited virtuosity of the solo instrument and the strength of the piece – this concert is sure to provide the listener with an adventurous experience.

No better way to end this exemplary performance, than to take on Haydn’s “Drumroll.” A favorite among the composer’s symphonies, this work is as enchanting as it is playful and sweet.