Upcoming Events

    • 01 Oct 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (UTC-06:00)
    • Margaret Place Hotel, 1133 Margaret Place, New Orleans
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    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.

    • 07 Nov 2021
    • 5:00 PM (UTC-06:00)
    • Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans


    Originally scheduled for Sunday, November 15, 2020, Nocturne XVIII has been postponed to November 7, 2021 due to the Covid pandemic and regulations.

    "...nothing short of magic... a pianist one could listen to for hours..." 

    - The Record (Waterloo, Ontario)

    MASNO is pleased to welcome internationally acclaimed Canadian pianist ANGELA CHENG as NOCTURNE XVIII Guest Artist

    Sunday, November 7, 2021

    5:00 p.m. - Champagne Reception
    6:00 p.m. - Concert
    7:30 p.m. - Dinner
    Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans

    Ticket information available soon

    About the Artist

    Consistently praised for her brilliant technique, tonal beauty, and superb musicianship, Canadian pianist Angela Cheng is one of her country’s national treasures. In addition to regular guest appearances with virtually every orchestra in Canada, she has performed with the symphonies of Alabama, Annapolis, Colorado, Flint, Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Saint Louis, San Diego, Syracuse, and Utah, as well as the philharmonic orchestras of Buffalo, Louisiana, London, Minas Gerais/Brazil, and Israel. 

    During the 2019/2020 season, Ms. Cheng will serve as an Artistic Partner of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra where she will perform three concertos throughout the season: de Falla’s Nights in the Gardens of Spain, Clara Schumann’s concerto in celebration of 200th anniversary of the composer’s birth, and Mozart’s 23rd piano concerto. Other highlights of the season include return engagements with the symphonies of Vancouver and Victoria and Symphony Nova Scotia where she will also perform the Clara Schumann concerto. In the U.S., Ms. Cheng will perform with the symphonies of Richmond and Canton, as well as the IRIS Chamber Orchestra where she will perform the Beethoven triple concerto and the Archduke trio with the Zukerman Trio. In addition to this engagement, her performance schedule also includes extensive touring with Pinchas Zukerman and as a member of the Zukerman Trio, including a European tour in March. 

    Angela Cheng’s collaborations with Pinchas Zukerman began in 2009, when, at his invitation, she toured both Europe and China as a member of the Zukerman Chamber Players, and as Mr. Zukerman’s collaborative pianist. She joined them again in the spring of 2010 for a U.S. tour, which included concerts at Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and the 92nd Street Y in New York. Subsequent seasons have seen multiple tours of Europe and South America, including performances at the Salzburg Festival, the Musikverein in Vienna, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, and at the Schleswig-Holstein and Ravinia festivals. With Mr. Zukerman and cellist Amanda Forsyth, as a member of the Zukerman Trio, Ms. Cheng made her debuts at the Verbier, Edinburgh, Miyazaki, St. Petersburg/Stars of the White Nights, and Enescu/Romania Festivals. 

    An avid recitalist, Ms. Cheng appears regularly on recital series throughout the United States and Canada and has collaborated with numerous chamber ensembles including the Takács, Colorado, and Vogler quartets. Festival appearances have included Banff, Bravo! Vail, Chautauqua, Colorado, Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival, La Jolla’s SummerFest, Ravinia, Vancouver, the Festival International de Lanaudière in Quebec, MasterWorks Festival, Toronto Summer Music Festival, and the Cartegena International Music Festival in Colombia. 

    Angela Cheng's debut recording of two Mozart concerti with Mario Bernardi and the CBC Vancouver Orchestra received glowing reviews. Other CDs include Clara Schumann's Concerto in A Minor with JoAnn Falletta and the Women's Philharmonic for Koch International; for CBC Records, four Spanish concerti with Hans Graf and the Calgary Philharmonic; both Shostakovich concerti with Mario Bernardi and the CBC Radio Orchestra; and a solo disc of selected works of Clara and Robert Schumann. Most recently, an all-Chopin recital CD was released by Universal Music Canada. 

    Ms. Cheng was Gold Medalist of the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Masters Competition, as well as the first Canadian to win the prestigious Montreal International Piano Competition. Other awards include the Canada Council’s coveted Career Development Grant and the Medal of Excellence for outstanding interpretations of Mozart from the Mozarteum in Salzburg. 


    About NOCTURNE

    NOCTURNE is the Annual Gala and Fundraiser of the Musical Arts Society of New Orleans. 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, salon recital by a world-renowned pianist, and a fabulous dinner. Proceeds from this event help us to continue offering you a wide variety of innovative musical programming during the year.

    NOCTURNE XVIII is presented with support from:


Past Events

19 Jul 2020 28th New Orleans International Piano Competition
18 Jul 2020 New Orleans Piano Institute (NOPI) and Keyboard Festival
15 Mar 2020 Kostov-Valkov Duo performs Beethoven: Complete Sonatas for Cello and Piano
27 Feb 2020 Nature's Awakening featuring Ziang Xu and the LPO
11 Feb 2020 Ziang Xu performs at Merkin Hall, NYC
08 Dec 2019 NOPI Concerto Competition Winner Gloriana Wolf with the New Orleans Civic Symphony
13 Oct 2019 NOPI Concerto Competition Winner Chris Jung with the New Orleans Civic Symphony
28 Sep 2019 Our Home Louisiana: A celebration of the musical, visual, and culinary arts of Louisiana
21 Jul 2019 New Orleans Keyboard Festival
20 Jul 2019 New Orleans Piano Institute
10 May 2019 Sentimental and Stirring: Piano Music of Gottschalk performed by Peter Collins
09 Apr 2019 Marianna Prjevalskaya at New York's Merkin Hall
30 Mar 2019 Concerto Showcase X
23 Mar 2019 Out of This World featuring Xiahoui Yang
30 Jan 2019 Sung Chang Returns to New Orleans
09 Dec 2018 NOPI Concerto Competition Winner Bryant Li with the New Orleans Civic Symphony
02 Dec 2018 NOCTURNE XVI
07 Nov 2018 Baroque and Beyond: Les Arts Musicaux
05 Oct 2018 Courtney Bryan in Concert
22 Jul 2018 New Orleans Keyboard Festival Guest Artist Recital
22 Jul 2018 27th New Orleans International Piano Competition
21 Jul 2018 New Orleans Piano Institute & Keyboard Festival
12 Jun 2018 A Tricentennial Salute: Piano Music of Louis Moreau Gottschalk and Friends
07 Apr 2018 The Golden Age of French Music with Philippe Bianconi
25 Mar 2018 Salon Concert: A Centenary Celebration of Leonard Bernstein
11 Jan 2018 Xiaohui Yang in a Salon Concert Event
09 Jan 2018 Festival PiaNOLA featuring Xiaohui Yang
05 Nov 2017 NOCTURNE XV
15 Oct 2017 Masafumi Nakatani with the N.O. Civic Symphony
27 Sep 2017 Flavors of Cuba
26 Sep 2017 From Cuba to New Orleans
23 Jul 2017 New Orleans Piano Institute
23 Jul 2017 New Orleans Keyboard Festival
12 Mar 2017 GREAT SCOTT! - Joplin in the Quarter!
23 Feb 2017 2014 NOIPC Gold Medalist Marianna Prjevalskaya with the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra
08 Jan 2017 Concerto Showcase IX
07 Jan 2017 Acclaimed American Pianist Anne-Marie McDermott in a special Salon Concert Event
03 Jan 2017 Festival PiaNOLA + CONCERTO SHOWCASE IX
20 Nov 2016 NOCTURNE XIV
23 Oct 2016 2016 N.O. Piano Institute Concerto Competition Winner Anna Waldron with the New Orleans Civic Symphony
23 Oct 2016 Classical guitarist Pavel Steidl of the Czech Republic in Salon Concert
22 Oct 2016 2014 NOIPC Gold Medalist Marianna Prjevalskaya performs with the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra.
24 Jul 2016 26th New Orleans International Piano Competition (NOIPC)
24 Jul 2016 New Orleans Piano Institute and Keyboard Festival
15 Mar 2016 Angela Hewitt Salon Concert
10 Jan 2016 Marianna Prjevalskaya with LPO
08 Jan 2016 Marianna Prjevalskaya with Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
03 Jan 2016 Viktor Valkov
07 Nov 2015 Taste of Brazil SOLD OUT
25 Oct 2015 Emma Lo Performs Mozart's D minor Piano Concerto
27 Sep 2015 Nocturne XIII
24 Jul 2015 New Orleans Keyboard Festival
19 Jul 2015 New Orleans Piano Institute
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