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<p><b>Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra (lpomusic.com) </b></p><p>The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) transforms people and communities through music by performing ambitious, inspiring concerts; educating young people and adults; engaging with diverse regions, neighborhoods, and audiences; connecting through various mediums and venues; and contributing to the cultural richness of our home. </p><p>Formed in 1991, the LPO is the only full-time musician-governed and collaboratively-operated orchestra in the United States and the only full-time professional orchestra in the state of Louisiana. The LPO is dedicated to maintaining live orchestral music and a full-scale symphonic orchestra as an integral part of the culture and educational life of the New Orleans area, the state of Louisiana, and the entire Gulf South region. The orchestra is committed to creativity and innovation toward a fine artistic product; extraordinary audience experiences; unique governance shared between musicians and community stakeholders; responsible financial decision-making; and recognition and rewards that attract and retain high-quality talent. </p><p>The LPO offers a full 36-week season with more than 100 performances, including classics, light classics, pops, education, family, park, and community engagement concerts in New Orleans and across a multi-parish area. In addition, the LPO provides orchestral support for other cultural and performing arts organizations, including New Orleans Opera Association, New Orleans Vocal Arts Chorale, New Orleans Ballet Association and Delta Festival Ballet. The LPO’s education and community engagement work encompasses partnerships with K-12 education institutions, Louisiana universities, and communities in the twelve-parish area. LPO musicians, many with graduate degrees, provide tenured and adjunct music faculty for area universities, offer private instruction, and mentor students in the Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestra. </p><p>Now in its 28th season, the LPO is a Group 3 orchestra with a budget of $5.8 million serving an annual audience of approximately 60,000 in one of the most culturally vibrant cities in the nation. </p><p>In his 13th season as LPO Music Director and Principal Conductor, Carlos Miguel Prieto is an exciting and insightful communicator renowned for his charismatic presence on the conductor’s podium and his versatile command of various composers and styles. </p><p>The LPO is governed by a Board of Trustees comprising 43 members (12 musicians, 26 community members, and five ex-officio representatives) elected by the musicians, and has a full-time administrative staff of 17. </p><p><br></p>
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