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.
Be sure to mark your calendars!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
Tune in to WWNO's Inside the Arts to join Fred Kasten as he chats with American pianist Richard Dowling about his life, music and New Orleans performance GREAT SCOTT Joplin in the Quarter! coming up on Sunday, March 12, 3:00 PM at Le Petit Théâtre! Click the photo to listen! Click here for more info on the concert and to purchase tickets!
Join MASNO Executive Director Cara McCool Woolf as she chats with WWNO's Diane Mack about Festival PiaNOLA featuring Anne-Marie McDermott and Concerto Showcase IX on this week's edition of Inside the Arts. Cara's interview airs around 18:30 into the program. Click here to listen.
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