The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra Announces Its 2022-23 Orchestral Season 

Celebration of Music Director Carlos Miguel Prieto’s Final Season with the Orchestra

Season features works by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Dvořák, Mahler, and Sibelius

New music by Mason Bates, Juan Pablo Contreras, Gabriela Lena Frank, Zhou Long, and Gabriella Smith

Guest Conductors include Kalena Bovell, Rei Hotada, Matthew Kraemer, Robert Moody, and Vinay Paramesawaran

NEW ORLEANS — The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) announces details for its upcoming 2022-23 season, set to begin on Thursday, September 15, 2022, at 7:30 p.m. with a world premiere LPO commission of a new work by Latin Grammy-nominated composer Juan Pablo Contreras. The LPO’s 32nd season will be the final of Carlos Miguel Prieto’s tenure as Music Director since he joined the orchestra in 2005. He has been a vital part of the revitalization of the arts in New Orleans post-Hurricane Katrina. 

“When I first joined the LPO in 2005 who could have predicted what a joy it would be to make music with some of the most talented musicians in our community. I knew that I was now a part of a dynamic, forward-thinking, and musically talented family,” said Prieto. “I am honored that this has been my musical home for so many years. Next season will be one of joy and celebration and I hope to see you there.” 

The 2022-23 season will feature an array of programming including the Orpheum Session Classical Series, Holiday Concerts, Family Concert Series, and Music at the Museum Chamber Series as well as the highly anticipated annual parks concerts set to return to City Park, Lafreniere Park, and the Mandeville Lakefront. The LPO is also thrilled to announce the creation of a new and exciting Happy Hour series, which will feature a shorter, more intimate late afternoon or early evening concert experience. 

Next season, the LPO will be highlighting the masters with works by Mahler (his Titan Symphony), Beethoven, Debussy, Ravel, Haydn, and Shostakovich while also performing fresh works by Juan Pablo Contreras (a new world premiere commission for the LPO), Gabriela Lena Frank, Gabriella Smith, Zhou Long, and more. 

The orchestra will also invite some of the best and brightest guests next season including LPO favorite Philippe Quint for The Violins of Hope program that will celebrate the resilience of the human spirit over evil and hatred. Leading Tchaikovsky’s 6th and Respighi’s Fountains of Rome is Matthew Kraemer. Making their LPO debuts are guest conductors Vinay Parameswaran (Dvořák 8 and Florence Price), Rei Hotada (Scheherazade), Kalena Bovell (Sibelius No. 2), and Robert Moody (Pictures at an Exhibition). 


  • Thursday, September 15, 2022 
    Orpheum Sessions: Mahler No. 1 
    Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor 
    Experience the cracks of thunder and lightning as Mahler’s “Titan” Symphony anchors the start of the LPO’s 32nd Season. Opening the concert will be a world premiere LPO commission of a new work by Latin Grammy-nominated composer Juan Pablo Contreras followed by Hungarian folk elements coming to life through the orchestra in Kodaly’s Dances of Galánta
  • Wednesday, October 26, 2022 
    Orpheum Sessions: Ravel & Debussy 
    Carlos Miguel Prieto, Conductor | Jorge Federico Osorio, Piano 
    The sounds of romance, heroism, and adventure will fill the Orpheum Theater for a night of Ravel & Debussy. Debussy’s sets the program to sail with his anti-symphony La Mer. The best of Ravel will be on display with the rarely performed Daphnis et Chloe suite along with his Piano Concerto for the Left Hand played brilliantly by frequent LPO collaborator Jorge Federico Osorio. The orchestra will build for the finale as Ravel’s Bolero brings everyone together.
  • Wednesday, January 25, 2023 
    Orpheum Sessions: Violins of Hope 
    Carlos Miguel Prieto, Conductor | Philippe Quint, violin 
    Music of survival, music of perseverance, music of hope! The Violins of Hope is a collection of violins and other instruments that were played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust. The music of Copland, Korngold, Chaplin, and Shostakovich will honor the legacy of those loved and lost. 
  • Thursday, April 7, 2023
    Orpheum Sessions: Beethoven 7 
    Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor 
    Music Director, Carlos Miguel Prieto, leads the LPO in this celebration of the genius of Beethoven! Experience a night of drama, passion, energy and excitement. His Egmont incidental music is some of the most powerful and original music Beethoven ever wrote. And his seventh symphony will leave you with an unrivaled feeling of joy. 


ORPHEUM SESSION 01 – Mahler No. 1
September 15, 2022 
Carlos Miguel Prieto, Conductor 
Juan Pablo Contreras: New Commission 
Kodaly: Dances of Galánta 
Mahler: Symphony No. 1 

ORPHEUM SESSION 02 – Fountains of Rome and Tchaikovsky 6 
September 22, 2022 | Matthew Kraemer, Conductor 
Gabriela Lena Frank: Concertino Cusqueño 
Respighi: Fountains of Rome 
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6, Op. 74 in B minor 

ORPHEUM SESSION 03 – Pictures at an Exhibition 
October 13, 2022 | Robert Moody, Conductor 
Christopher Theofanidis: Rainbow Body 
Mason Bates: Liquid Interface 
Mussorgsky/(Orch. Ravel): Pictures at an Exhibition

ORPHEUM SESSION 04 – Ravel & Debussy
October 26, 2022 | Carlos Miguel Prieto, Conductor | Jorge Federico Osorio, Piano 
Debussy: La Mer 
Ravel: Piano Concerto for the Left Hand
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe Suite No. 2 
Ravel: Bolero 

ORPHEUM SESSION 05 – Dvořák Symphony No. 8
November 10, 2022 | Vinay Parameswaran, Conductor 
Gabriella Smith: Field Guide 
Florence Price: Symphony No. 4 
Dvořák: Symphony No. 8 

Holiday Spectacular 
December 3, 2022
The festive Holiday Spectacular returns to the Orpheum with all your holiday favorites! The LPO and guests present an exciting holiday program with a few musical surprises. 

ORPHEUM SESSION 06 – Classical Christmas
December 15, 2022
Experience the glory of the Messiah alongside the holiday’s greatest classical music. 

ORPHEUM SESSION 07 – Britten, & Elgar
January 12, 2023 | Carlos Miguel Prieto, Conductor | Mollie Pate, Horn 
Britten: Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings
Elgar: Symphony No. 1 

ORPHEUM SESSION 08 – The Violins of Hope
January 25, 2023 | Carlos Miguel Prieto, Conductor | Philippe Quint, violin 
Copland: Billy the Kid 
Korngold: Violin Concerto  
Chaplin: The Kid Fantasy 
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 1 

ORPHEUM SESSION 09 – Haydn’s The Seasons
March 2, 2023 | Carlos Miguel Prieto, Conductor 
Haydn: Die Jahreszeiten “The Seasons”

ORPHEUM SESSION 10 – Scheherazade 
March 16, 2023 | Rei Hotoda, Conductor 
Zhou Long: The Rhyme of Taigu 
Bacewicz: Concerto for String Orchestra 
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade 

ORPHEUM SESSION 11 – Sibelius No. 2 
March 30, 2023 | Kalena Bovell, Conductor 
Nielsen: Helios Overture, op. 17 
Britten: Peter Grimes: Four Sea Interludes, op.33a 
Sibelius: Symphony No. 2, op 43 in D Major 

ORPHEUM SESSION 12 – Beethoven 7 
April 20, 2023 | Carlos Miguel Prieto, Conductor 
Beethoven: Egmont incidental music, Op. 84 
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 

ORPHEUM SESSION 13 – Season Finale & Gala 
May 20, 2023 | Carlos Miguel Prieto, Conductor 
Ginastera: Estancia Suite 
Chavez: Sinfonia India 
Copland: Symphony No. 3 

How to Subscribe 
Six concert packages start at $138 and are available for purchase now. Subscriptions may be purchased online at lpomusic.com/subscribe. Patron Services representatives are available Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. by calling 504-523-6530 or by emailing patron.services@lpomusic.com

Community and Educational Programs 
In addition to these performance opportunities, the LPO’s community and education programs continue to reach thousands of New Orleanians of all ages, including Early Explorer arts integration programs for the public schools, Soul Strings music therapy sessions, Music for Life training programs, Louisiana Music Education Association tutorial videos, Virtual Field Trips, and much more. 


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