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Inside The Arts: Birdfoot Festival, New Orleans Guitar Festival, Cyrus Nabipoor Quintet

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Birdfoot Chamber Music Festival

This week on Inside the Arts, the 8th International Birdfoot Chamber Music Festival is gearing up for a 5-day celebration of classical music. The festival will run May 28th thru June 1st in venues around the city. We catch up with Birdfoot's artistic director and violinist Jenna Sherry.

Then, the New Orleans International Guitar Festival reaches a milestone. Musicians from around the globe are in town for the festival's 5th anniversary, headquartered at Tulane University with events in settings around town. Guitarist and festival artistic director Javier Olondo joins us with details on the 4-day celebration.

And, a live album recording at the Marigny Opera House highlights Cyrus Nabipoor and his quintet. Rising star jazz trumpeter, bandleader, composer and teacher Cyrus Nabipoor stops by for a chat.

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"This is NPR's Morning Edition, at 89.9 WWNO. Good Morning, I'm Diane Mack."