Béla Fleck Commission
Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra announced as a grant recipient from the National Endowment for the Arts to commission work celebrating New Orleans' tricentennial
Sixteen-time GRAMMY Award-winning banjoist, Béla Fleck, will be welcomed to the stage March 15-17, 2018 to premiere his Banjo Concerto, newly commissioned by the LPO in celebration of the New Orleans tricentennial. National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $82 million to fund local arts projects across the country in the NEA’s second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2017. Included in this announcement is an Art Works award of $15,000 to the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra.
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