The Big Weekend is Here!
Inspiration from The Big Apple
It is hard to believe that this wonderful gala is about to happen! From dreaming it up last spring to making it happen and actually raising money for the English-Speaking Union for all their wonderful educational programs it has been a complete whirlwind!
This wonderful Paul Cox original is a representation of our inspiration and joy for this Rach & Bach Concert! We both study with the amazing Dr. Steven Mann and make regular trips to his New York studio.
The English-Speaking Union: Paris Trip
One of our favorite events that the ESU puts on locally is the annual Shakespeare Competition. Generally, in February, we have about 15-20 high school students try out for an all expense paid trip to New York to compete in the national competition.
Ryan McAdam to Conduct Rach & Bach with the LPO
Quinn, as National President of the English Speaking Union, Quinn gets a few perks now and then. One of those perks was being invited to the anniversary of the Paris branch of the ESU.
You Get Nowhere Unless You Ask!
On the Thursday evening before the big night, The LPO is performing Tchaikovsky’s Symphony number 4 and also the orchestra will accompany violist, Nadia Sirota, in a performance of Nico Muhly’s viola concerto.
I am a member of the board of Friends of Music which is a concert series in New Orleans that brings some of the greatest chamber music players to the city.