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This week on Inside the Arts, Unframed presented by The Helis Foundation is the first multi-mural exhibition of large-scale contemporary artwork in the Arts District. An unveiling block party will kick off celebrations this weekend. Arts Council New Orleans deputy director Alphonse Smith and artist Carl Joe Williams join us in studio for a sneak peek.

Then, the Symphony Chorus of New Orleans presents the Duruflé Requiem and the Bach Magnificat with professional vocal soloists and chamber orchestra in its season ending concert. Music director Steven Edwards stops by for a chat.

Photo Credit: Paul Kolnik

This week on Inside the Arts, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater rolls into town.  The New Orleans Ballet Association [NOBA] presents the return of the legendary modern dance company as it celebrates 60 years of African American culture through dance.  We talk with artistic director Robert Battle.

Then, a heads up for classical music and opera lovers. The Symphony Book Fair is holding a special event that could enrich your collection of music as well as books.  LPO volunteer and New Orleans Opera associate Philip Straub joins us with details.

  

  

Coming up on Inside the Arts, we visit with jazz saxophonist and Astral Project founder Tony Dagradi. Then we explore the LPO's education outreach programs for students. And, youngsters with the Jefferson Performing Arts Society gear up for the opening of Bye, Bye Birdie.
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Vance Woolf, the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra's Principal Trumpet, talks with WWNO's Farrar Hudkins about this week's "Symphonic Brass" concerts.

The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra kicks off their 22nd season this Saturday night, September 22nd, with their Night of Nights concert with conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto, and feature artist Joaquin Achúcarro on piano.

WWNO's Paul Maassen spoke with James William Boyd, the LPO's new Interim Managing Director, about the upcoming season and how he became involved with the LPO.

Learn more about this performance and the entire LPO season at LPOmusic.org

World-renowned violinist Joshua Bell talks with WWNO's Diane Mack about his upcoming concert with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra.

Tourism Commission CEO Mark Romig focuses on the many upcoming tourism activities slated for this year, Jack Hopke profiles a local choral music group, and bassist Tony Kishman jams with the LPO.

Jack Hopke is your host for WWNO's weekly news magazine.

The New Orleans Ballet Association, in collaboration with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, gears up for a huge evening of music and dance Saturday, celebrating their return home to a sold-out crowd at the newly refurbished Mahalia Jackson Theatre of the Performing Arts.