Upcoming events

    • 07 Nov 2018
    • 7:00 PM
    • New Orleans Museum of Art, The Great Hall

    Baroque and Beyond: Les Arts Musicaux


    In celebration of The Orléans Collection, MASNO and the New Orleans Museum of Art present Baroque and Beyond: Les Arts Musicaux featuring trumpeter Vance Woolf and pianists Cara McCool Woolf and Dustin Gledhill for an evening of music inspired by the visual and musical arts of the 17th and 18th centuries.

    PURCHASE TICKETS: $15 | $10 for NOMA and MASNO Members

    About the Artists

    Originally from Motueka, New Zealand, Vance Woolf joined the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra as Principal Trumpeter in 2000, and has performed as featured soloist and toured nationally and internationally with orchestras including the San Francisco Symphony and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. While also maintaining an active performing career as a chamber musician, he teaches classical trumpet at Loyola University, New Orleans.

    A native of Louisville, Mississippi, pianist Cara McCool Woolf is the Executive Director of the Musical Arts Society of New Orleans (MASNO) – a position that she has held since 2014 that includes the direction of the New Orleans International Piano Competition and Keyboard Festival. Cara also maintains an award winning piano studio, and is in high demand as a collaborative pianist most often appearing with her husband Vance Woolf, Principal Trumpet of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra.

    Pianist Dustin Gledhill is an award-winning interpreter of French music and a laureate of over 20 international and national competitions including the New Orleans International Piano Competition. A published songwriter, arranger and composer for theater and modern dance, Dustin is also founder and Director of the Gledhill Arts Collective in New York City.

    With support from:


    • 02 Dec 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • The Ritz-Carlton

    MASNO welcomes the Anderson & Roe Piano Duo for NOCTURNE XVI!

    Sunday, December 2, 2018

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

    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.

    About the Artists

    The Anderson & Roe Mission: To make classical music a relevant and powerful force in society. 

    Known for their adrenalized performances, original compositions, and notorious music videos, GREG ANDERSON and ELIZABETH JOY ROE are revolutionizing the piano duo experience for the 21st century. Described as and “the most dynamic duo of this generation” (San Francisco Classical Voice), “rock stars of the classical music world” (Miami Herald), and “the very model of complete 21st-century musicians” (The Washington Post), the Anderson & Roe Piano Duo aims to make classical music a relevant and powerful force around the world. Their albums on the Steinway Label (When Words FadeAn Amadeus Affair, and The Art of Bach) were released to critical acclaim and have spent dozens of weeks at the top of the Billboard Classical Charts, while their Emmy-nominated, self-produced music videos have been viewed by millions on YouTube and at international film festivals.

    Since forming their dynamic musical partnership in 2002 as students at The Juilliard School, Anderson & Roe have toured extensively worldwide as recitalists and orchestral soloists, presented at numerous international leader symposiums, and appeared on MTV, PBS, NPR, and the BBC. A live performance by Anderson & Roe was handpicked to appear on the Sounds of Juilliard CD celebrating the school’s centenary. Highlights of the 2017/18 season include concerts throughout North America (including their Kennedy Center debut), Europe, Asia, and New Zealand; concerto appearances with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, and Rochester Philharmonic; the release of their latest album, Mother Muse; and webcast hosting for the 15th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. More at

    • 09 Dec 2018
    • 7:00 PM
    • University of New Orleans Performing Arts Center

    New Orleans Piano Institute Concerto Competition Winner 

    Bryant Li 

    performs with the New Orleans Civic Symphony 

    Sunday, December 9, 7:00 PM

    University of New Orleans Performing Arts Center

    Admission is free

    The program includes Bryant's performance of Ludwig van Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 2, I. Allegro con brio

    More info at

    About the performer Bryant Li, 13, is a rising 8th Grader in Beckendorff Junior High (BDJH). He started piano at age 6 with Mr. John Weems. Musical accomplishments include: Steinway Junior Piano Competition -  Houston Winner (2018), New Orleans Piano Institute Concerto Competition Winner (2018), MTNA Piano Competition Texas Junior Piano – 2nd (2017), Clear Lake Youth Concerto Competition Junior Piano -1st (2018 and 2016) , Symphony North Young Artist Concerto Competition – 2nd (2017), Baylor/Waco Piano Competition – 1st (2018),  TMTA Piano Solo Competition – 2nd (2018), Blinn College Young Pianists Competition - Grand Prize Winner (2016, 2017); Texas State University Young Pianist Competition -1st (2016 to 2018); Rochelle Liebling Kahan Memorial Fund Competition for Child Piano Prodigies -1st (2014); Houston Forum for Young Artist Competition at UH- 1st (2013, 2015~2018). Bryant is also Houston Young Artist (2015-2018), and is honored to be 3-year Music Doing Good scholarship recipient (2016~2018). In Mar-2016, Bryant was chosen for NPR’s “From the Top” national recording #321 as the only pianist and youngest performer. Bryant is one of the founders for Music of Harmony (MOH) - a non-profit youth-led music based organization with about 400 students, 20 team leaders and presented 150 volunteer performances and outreach concerts in senior homes, hospitals, churches and piano gallery in Sugarland, Katy and Houston area since October 2016. Bryant is in highly competitive school science Olympiad team. He wishes to major in both neuroscience and music when he grows up, and utilize sensation and happiness of music to aid in cure for patients.

    Sponsored by:


    • 13 Jan 2019
    • 3:00 PM
    • Beauregard-Keyes Historic House and Garden

    The Musical Arts Society of New Orleans and the Beauregard-Keyes Historic House and Garden present classical pianist and composer Lera Auerbach in concert

    Sunday, January 13, 2019, 3:00 PM

    Beauregard Keyes Historic House & Garden 

    1113 Chartres St., New Orleans, LA 70116

    Tickets on sale October 1

    Program details coming soon

    About the artist: Lera Auerbach is a poet, composer, concert pianist and visual artist. She has published more than 100 works for opera, ballet, orchestral and chamber music, and performs as a concert pianist throughout the world. Her work is championed by leading artists, conductors, stage directors and choreographers. Read more....

    • 30 Mar 2019
    • 7:30 PM
    • Roussel Hall, Loyola University

    Concerto Showcase X

    Saturday, March 30, 2019

    Roussel Hall, Loyola University 

    6363 St. Charles Ave.

     New Orleans, LA 70118

    7:30 PM

    Concerto Showcase X features the top three medalists of the 2018 New Orleans International Piano Competition [Gold: Ziang Xu; Silver: Sung Chang; Bronze: David Jae-Weon Huh] with Carlos Miguel Prieto and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. All tickets are processed through the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and will be available soon for purchase.

    Program details coming soon!

    • 09 Apr 2019
    • 2:00 PM
    • Kaufman Music Center, Merkin Hall

    2014 New Orleans International Piano Competition Gold Medalist Marianna Prjevalskaya performs a solo concert on the Tuesday Matinee Series at Kaufman Music Center's Merkin Hall in New York City

    Tuesday, April 9, 2019

    2:00 PM

    Kaufman Music Center|Merkin Hall

    129 W. 67th St, New York

    Tickets and more info here

    About the Artist: Praised by critics as "a grand pianist" (Il Cittadino, Italy) and a "master of piano" (Music Magazine 'Auditorium', Korea), Marianna Prjevalskaya performs as a recitalist and concerto soloist, and captivates audiences with emotional intensity, maturity, richness and beauty of tone. Read more...


    BACH  -  English Suite No. 2 in A minor BWV. 807
    DEBUSSY  -  Four Preludes from Book I
    SCHUBERT  -  Impromptu in C minor D.899
    SCRIABIN  -  Sonata No 3 in F sharp minor Op.23

Past events

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 Keyboard Festival
23 Jul 2017 New Orleans Piano Institute
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 New Orleans Piano Institute and Keyboard Festival
24 Jul 2016 26th New Orleans International Piano Competition (NOIPC)
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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