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  • 09 Jul 2018 2:36 PM | MASNO (Administrator)

    In less than two weeks, we will welcome 12 international up-and-coming pianists to New Orleans for the 27th New Orleans International Piano Competition! Counting down the days!!! Purchase tickets on the NOIPC page -> Purchase Tickets!

  • 01 Jun 2018 5:06 PM | MASNO (Administrator)

    Presented by MASNO and THNO (The Historic New Orleans Collection), A Tricentennial Salute is a program of piano music by four nineteenth-century New Orleans-born composers: Louis Moreau Gottschalk, Basil Bares, Emily Richard, and Edouard Déjan. The concert is coming up on June 12th! Tickets are $20/person ($15 for THNOC and MASNO members) and can be purchased through www.hnoc.org !

  • 04 Apr 2018 6:48 AM | MASNO (Administrator)

    This coming Saturday, April 7, MASNO will present internationally acclaimed French pianist Philippe Bianconi in The Golden Age of French Music - a special concert event at the beautiful Esplanade Studios. The concert will feature works by Chopin, Debussy, Ravel, Messiaen, and Saint Saëns. Guests will enjoy a delicious post-concert reception catered by Boucherie. "It is with such pleasure that we welcome Philippe Bianconi back to New Orleans. Not only is he an outstanding pianist, but Philippe has been a friend of many of ours here in Louisiana for quite some time now; and we couldn't be happier to present him in what promises to be an exquisite performance of "his" music - French music - and a wonderful night all around at beautiful Esplanade Studios.", said MASNO Executive Director, Cara McCool Woolf. More information + tickets here. For now, enjoy a little preview of what's to come on Saturday night.


  • 07 Mar 2018 1:29 PM | MASNO (Administrator)

    Be sure to mark your calendars! 

    • Applications are rolling in for the 27th New Orleans International Piano Competition (deadline to apply is March 19 - more details HERE)
    • A Centenary Celebration of Leonard Bernstein with Opus Two duo of William Terwilliger, violin and Andrew Cooperstock, piano is coming up Sunday, March 25. Space is limited, so be sure to get your tickets soon!
    • In just a few weeks, we'll be welcoming back French pianist Philippe Bianconi for The Golden Age of French Music on Saturday, April 7. 
    We hope to see you soon at one of our upcoming events!
  • 03 Jan 2018 10:14 AM | MASNO (Administrator)

    MASNO is excited to welcome back our 2016 New Orleans International Piano Competition Gold Medalist Xiaohui Yang as Festival PiaNOLA guest artist! The festival runs January 9-14 and features a community master class, salon concert, two orchestral performances, and a chamber concert with Ms. Yang. More info can be found HERE. We hope to see you at Festival PiaNOLA!

  • 13 Oct 2017 8:46 AM | MASNO (Administrator)

    MASNO's premier fundraising event, NOCTURNE, will be celebrating its 15th anniversary on November 5 at the Ritz-Carlton, and is most special this year. It is dedicated to the memory of our beloved Richard Goula, Nocturne co-founder and MASNO grand patron, who vision, passion, and musical knowledge helped to make MASNO what it is today. In addition, we proudly welcome back one of our own former New Orleans International Piano Competition gold medalists as our Nocturne guest artist - American pianist Spencer Myer. I invite you to support MASNO by attending Nocturne XV, and elegant evening with a champagne reception, piano concert and dinner. Please consider becoming a Nocturne XV patron by purchasing a table for 10, or sponsoring area musicians and music students as Nocturne attendees. As always, we ask your support as a Friend of MASNO, and encourage you to participate in our exciting activities throughout the year. Thank you!,  Anne Gauthier

    CLICK HERE for more information about NOCTURNE XV!


  • 15 Sep 2017 1:02 PM | MASNO (Administrator)
    MASNO presents FLAVORS OF CUBA with music by Alexandre Moutouzkine and violinist Chloé Kiffer and culinary delights by Carmo Restaurant, September 27, 6:30 pm @ L'Entrepôt 527 Julia St. as a part of FROM CUBA TO NEW ORLEANS - a series of musical events featuring pianist Alexandre Moutouzkine presented by MASNO, the Historic New Orleans Collection and the National Park Service. For tickets and more info, CLICK HERE or call 504.899.4826.



  • 11 Jul 2017 8:51 PM | MASNO (Administrator)

    The New Orleans Keyboard Festival and Piano Institute is coming soon! We hope you'll join us for what promises to be another exciting week of celebrating the piano. Click HERE to check out the full schedule of events! We also can't wait to hear our three Guest Artist performances by former winners of the New Orleans International Piano Competition: Kenny Broberg, 2014 Bronze; Re Zhang, 2016 Silver; and Konstantin Soukhovetski, 2007 Gold! For ticket info and more information about the Guest Artists and their programs, CLICK HERE. Hope to see you soon!

  • 01 May 2017 6:50 AM | MASNO (Administrator)

    GiveNOLA Day is a 24-hour event, on Tuesday, May 2nd, hosted by the Greater New Orleans Foundation (GNOF) to inspire people to give generously to nonprofits across the region. Donations can be made on May 2 or pre-scheduled from now until 11:59 PM TONIGHT. You can  to donate to MASNO by visiting GiveNOLA.org/masno. Any gift of $10 or more made to MASNO via GiveNOLA receives additional "Lagniappe Funds" thanks to the Greater New Orleans Foundation!

    • Make a gift of $100 or more and receive an All-Event Pass to our New Orleans Keyboard Festival this summer!
    • ALL donations made during this time will be generously matched dollar for dollar (up to $10,000) by our board President Anne Gauthier!


  • 11 Mar 2017 9:55 AM | MASNO (Administrator)


    The Dooky Chase Orchestra, circa late 1940s. Photo courtesy of Hogan Jazz Archive, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University and the Chase Family.

    Click here to enjoy a most delightful chat between WWNO's Fred Kasten and New Orleans legend Dooky Chase Jr. about Dooky's life, his music, and his friends. This podcast was made in connection with MASNO's upcoming "GREAT SCOTT! Joplin in the Quarter" concert featuring the music of Scott Joplin performed by American pianist Richard Dowling. "GREAT SCOTT Joplin in the Quarter" will be held on Sunday, March 12, 3:00 PM at Le Petit Theatre and is lovingly dedicated to the memory of Edgar L. "Dooky" Chase Jr. For tickets and more info, CLICK HERE.


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