an in-person and live-streamed event
Join us in the beautiful courtyard of Margaret Place for an outdoor evening of Bach, Beer, and German Cheer! Music by pianist André Bohren, and husband & wife duo violinists Natalia Cascante and Harry Hardin.
Hosted by Margaret Place with local brews by Courtyard Brewery
Admission is FREE | DONATIONS are welcomed
In-person attendance is open to the first 35 guests.
No ticket required, but pre-registration is suggested.
Maximum in-person attendance has been reached, but a waitlist is enabled.
Pending Covid restrictions, masks will be required, and socially distancing will be practiced.
The event will be live-streamed via Facebook Live on MASNO's Facebook Page.
It is not necessary to have a Facebook account in order to watch the live-stream.
For those joining us via Live-Stream, consider a "watch party" with your family or close friends within your germ pod. We will post suggested menu ideas and beer pairings for you to enjoy via the Facebook Event Page.
About the Artists
André Bohren was born in New Orleans, but grew up traveling across the country with his family, following his musician father Spencer Bohren’s tour schedule. When André was twelve, the family settled in Wyoming, and it was there he discovered a love of classical music. Four years later, under the tutelage of Dr. Janet Ahlquist, he would perform Gershwin’s “Rhapsody In Blue” with the Wyoming Symphony Orchestra, and he represented the state in several regional piano competitions. After moving back to New Orleans, he studied for two years with Dr. John Murphy at Loyola University. It was there that he founded the rock/funk band Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes in 2001, manning the drum and percussion chair. This band has been André’s main focus for the past 18-plus years, as they have released eight albums and toured across the country for nearly two decades, performing at such renowned venues as Red Rocks Amphitheater, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, New York’s Knitting Factory, and dozens more. In 2012 André began studying classical piano once more at the University of New Orleans with Dr. Robin Williams. Piano performance has taken him on solo tours across much of the United States. When not playing piano, André can be found working with many artists around New Orleans, including Johnny Sketch, Rory Danger & the Danger Dangers, Mike Doussan, Dave Jordan, and Mike Dillon.
Natalia Cascante was born in San Jose, Costa Rica, and earned a Bachelor’s Degree In Music Performance with emphasis in Classical Violin from Loyola University New Orleans while studying with violinist Valerie Poullette and Amy Thaiville.
She was a section violinist at the Academic Europenne de Musique de Tournon and the Orchestre Philharmonique Rhodanien in France 1997-1998, Concertmaster of symphony and chamber orchestras at Loyola University New Orleans 1999-2003, the winner of the Annual Concerto and Aria Competition at Loyola in 2000, a soloist with the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Costa Rica in 1998, taught and administered a Suzuki Violin program at the Instituto Nacional de la Musica in San Jose, Costa Rica from 1996-1998.
She is currently a guest section player with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and the National Symphony Orchestra of Costa Rica. She is the resident violin instructor at Metairie Park Country Day School (since 2015), and a regular performer with the Jefferson Performing Arts Society, Le Petite, Rivertown, and Saegner theaters.
Harry Hardin studied with violinist Valerie Poullette while earning a Bachelor’s degree in Music with emphasis in Classical Violin from Loyola University New Orleans in 2003, and graduated from the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts in 1998. He also studied with violist Lee Coker, Ed Wadsworth of the New Orleans Hot Strings, and violinist Connie Hagen. Harry is a regular performer with the Jefferson Performing Arts Society, Le Petite Theatre, Rivertown Theatre, Johnny Sketch & the Dirty Notes, Dave Jordan Band, Tanglers Bluegrass, Ramblin' Letters, High Ground Drifters, Washboard Rodeo, Camile Baudoin & the Living Rumors, Superior Seafood Jazz Trio, and the Electric Yat String Quartet.