LPO: Pines of Rome and Béla Fleck
    Dates: March 16, 2018
    Time: 7:30pm
    Price: $20-$55
    Location: First Baptist Church of Covington
    Address: 16333 Hwy. 1085, Covington, LA 70433
    Phone: (504) 523-6530

José Luis Gomez conducts the LPO in a concert featuring pieces that incorporate traditional and folk melodies from around the world. The concert begins in Venezuela with Inocente Carreño’s Margariteña, which features famous popular Venezuelan tunes fueled by traditional Venezuelan rhythms. Sixteen-time GRAMMY Award-winning banjoist, Béla Fleck, is then welcomed to the stage to premiere his Banjo Concerto, newly commissioned by the LPO in celebration of the New Orleans Tricentennial. The concert concludes with Ottorino Respighi’s Pines of Rome, which recalls memories of children’s songs and hymns in Roman life.

Program duration is approximately 2 hours including a 20-minute intermission. There will be a pre-concert talk one hour prior to the performance.

LPO: Pines of Rome and Béla Fleck