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After 10 Years On The Road, The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra Returns To The Orpheum Theater

The Orpheum Theater has reopened after 10 years.
The Orpheum Theater
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The Orpheum Theater has reopened after 10 years.

After ten years of post-Katrina concerts in other venues, the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra returns to the OrpheumTheater in New Orleans' Central Business District to open its 2015-16 concert season.

Farrar Hudkins talks with Mary von Kurnatowski, one of the Orpheum's new owners, and longtime LPO musicians Patti Adams and Jim Atwood, to give us the story of this historic homecoming.

For fifteen years, from August 2001 to May 2016, Farrar Hudkins was one of WWNO’s most familiar voices, serving the station as Announcer/Producer, Chief Announcer, Chief Classical Announcer/Producer, and interim Music Manager. From 2007-2016, he programmed all classical music for our classical stream, and over his fifteen years he interviewed many musicians, including Joshua Bell, Carlos Miguel Prieto, the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, and Emmanuel Ax. Farrar participated in New Orleans' musical community as a trumpet player. Today Farrar is still present on New Orleans Public Radio as the voice of many WWNO and Classical 104.9 underwriters, working for us from his home in South Florida.