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2017 Opus Ball: LPO Swings - A Tribute to Louis Prima
presented by the Bob and Jeri Nims Foundation

Sat, March 18th, 2017

The Sheraton Hotel
Armstrong Ballroom
500 Canal St
New Orleans, LA 70130

6:00 pm Patron Party
6:30 pm Concert and Seated Dinner

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Join us for an evening of dinner, dancing, and entertainment at the LPO's 2017 Opus Ball, LPO Swings - A Tribute to Louis Prima, presented by the Bob and Jeri Nims Foundation. The memorable evening embraces our New Orleans heritage and jazz history with a concert celebrating music icon Louis Prima, featuring local singer Darcy Malone.

LPO Swings takes place Saturday, March 18, at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, beginning with a 6 p.m. patron party followed by a 6:30 p.m. seated dinner. Conducted by LPO Music Director Carlos Miguel Prieto, the concert program is supported by the Gia Maione Prima Foundation.

The evening will include a three-course gourmet seated dinner and additional dancing with music provided by the ASCAP scholars and members from the NOCCA Jazz Big Band.
This year, Opus Ball proceeds benefit Band Together, an LPO education program with a thematic focus on local cultural and historic landmarks. Band Together combines LPO mentorship of students in high-school band programs with a culminating live concert performance—where students perform alongside LPO members.

Presenting Sponsor


The Bob and Jeri Nims Foundation

Sunday Kind of Love


Paul J. Leaman, Jr. and Marilyn V. Dittmann

Sing, Sing, Sing


Ms. Anne B. Gauthier

Susan and William Hess

Hugh Long and Susan Krinsky

Lt. Col. and Mrs. Dwight R. McGhee, USAF, (Ret)

Mr. and Mrs. Frank B. Stewart, Jr.

Dr. and Mrs. Richard L. Strub

Ms. Catherine B. Tremaine



Muffin and Luis Balart

Mr. and Mrs. Alvin A. Baumer, Jr.

Edwin and Barbara Beckman

Valerie Besthoff

Mrs. Philip Breitmeyer, II

Jack and Penny Bryant

Dr. Robert J. Cangelosi and Ann Yvette de la Villesbret

Mr. and Mrs. Carlo Capomazza di Campolattaro

Ms. Nancy L. Claypool

Robin and Bruce Crutcher

Ms. Marlene L. Donovan

Ms. Ann R. Duffy and Mr. John R. Skinner

Larry and Joanne Gay

Ana and Juan Gershanik

Mr. James C. Gulotta and Ms. Susan G. Talley

Dr. and Mrs. Stephen W. Hales

Ms. Angela Hill and Dr. Irwin M. Marcus

Jamie M. Manders D.D.S. and James M. Riopelle M.D.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. Mayer

Drs. Ranney and Emel Songu Mize

Mr. and Mrs. Antonio Monk

Courtney-Anne Sarpy

Gerald Sellar and Veronica Costanza

Mr. and Mrs. Gregory P. Speyrer 

Mr. and Mrs. Harry C. Stahel

W. Howard Thompson

Mr. Hugo C. Wedemeyer

Musician Sponsors and Donations


Mrs. Charles B. Moore

Mr. and Mrs. Bruce L. Soltis

Sponsorship Levels and Ticket Prices


Sunday Kind of Love ($10,000)

  • 8 tickets to the Patron Party,
  • Table for 8 at the concert and seated dinner
  • Premier table location
  • Prominent recognition and logo placement on all promotional materials (includes website, invitation program, and more)
  • Complimentary parking

Sing, Sing, Sing ($5,000)

  • 6 tickets to the Patron Party
  • Table for 6 at the concert and seated dinner
  • Preferred seating
  • Recognition and logo placement on all promotional materials (includes website, invitation program, and more)
  • Complimentary parking

Jump, Jive An' Wail ($500)

  • Individual ticket to the Patron Party
  • Individual seat at the concert and dinner
  • Preferred seating
  • Recognition on all promotional materials

Gala Ticket ($250)

  • Individual seat for the concert and dinner

Musician Sponsor ($125)

  • Admission for one musician to the seated dinner


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