Upcoming events

    • 02 Dec 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • The Ritz-Carlton

    MASNO welcomes the Anderson & Roe Piano Duo for NOCTURNE XVI!

    Sunday, December 2, 2018

    5:00 p.m. - Champagne Reception
    6:00 p.m. - Concert
    7:30 p.m. - Dinner*
    Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans

    Concert Program




    "The Night... The Love" from Suite No.1 for Two Pianos, Op.5


    Carmen Fantasy for Two Pianos


    Hallelujah Variations (Variations on a Theme by Leonard Cohen)


    "Let It Be" from Let It Be

    About NOCTURNE

    NOCTURNE is the Annual Gala and Fundraiser of the Musical Arts Society of New Orleans. Held at the Ritz-Carlton in downtown New Orleans, this beautiful event has become one of the most anticipated evenings of the year. The evening includes a champagne reception, salon recital by a world-renowned pianist, and a fabulous dinner. Proceeds from this event help us to continue offering you a wide variety of innovative musical programming during the year.

    About the Artists

    The Anderson & Roe Mission: To make classical music a relevant and powerful force in society. 

    Known for their adrenalized performances, original compositions, and notorious music videos, GREG ANDERSON and ELIZABETH JOY ROE are revolutionizing the piano duo experience for the 21st century. Described as and “the most dynamic duo of this generation” (San Francisco Classical Voice), “rock stars of the classical music world” (Miami Herald), and “the very model of complete 21st-century musicians” (The Washington Post), the Anderson & Roe Piano Duo aims to make classical music a relevant and powerful force around the world. Their albums on the Steinway Label (When Words FadeAn Amadeus Affair, and The Art of Bach) were released to critical acclaim and have spent dozens of weeks at the top of the Billboard Classical Charts, while their Emmy-nominated, self-produced music videos have been viewed by millions on YouTube and at international film festivals.

    Since forming their dynamic musical partnership in 2002 as students at The Juilliard School, Anderson & Roe have toured extensively worldwide as recitalists and orchestral soloists, presented at numerous international leader symposiums, and appeared on MTV, PBS, NPR, and the BBC. A live performance by Anderson & Roe was handpicked to appear on the Sounds of Juilliard CD celebrating the school’s centenary. Highlights of the 2017/18 season include concerts throughout North America (including their Kennedy Center debut), Europe, Asia, and New Zealand; concerto appearances with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, and Rochester Philharmonic; the release of their latest album, Mother Muse; and webcast hosting for the 15th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. More at

    *Dinner: We are offering our Nocturne guests 3 entreé selections for the sit down dinner following Anderson & Roe's concert. Choices are roasted chicken, a seared fish filet, and vegetarian. We ask that our guests make their selections for everyone in their party by November 23. Please send your selections and any other menu or seating requests to Elissa Bluth at by November 23. If no selection is made, the roasted chicken entreé will be served. 

    NOCTURNE XVI is presented with support from:

    • 09 Dec 2018
    • 7:00 PM
    • University of New Orleans Performing Arts Center

    New Orleans Piano Institute Concerto Competition Winner 

    Bryant Li 

    performs with the New Orleans Civic Symphony 

    Sunday, December 9, 7:00 PM

    University of New Orleans Performing Arts Center

    Admission is free

    The program includes Bryant's performance of Ludwig van Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 2, I. Allegro con brio

    More info at

    About the performer Bryant Li, 13, is a rising 8th Grader in Beckendorff Junior High (BDJH). He started piano at age 6 with Mr. John Weems. Musical accomplishments include: Steinway Junior Piano Competition -  Houston Winner (2018), New Orleans Piano Institute Concerto Competition Winner (2018), MTNA Piano Competition Texas Junior Piano – 2nd (2017), Clear Lake Youth Concerto Competition Junior Piano -1st (2018 and 2016) , Symphony North Young Artist Concerto Competition – 2nd (2017), Baylor/Waco Piano Competition – 1st (2018),  TMTA Piano Solo Competition – 2nd (2018), Blinn College Young Pianists Competition - Grand Prize Winner (2016, 2017); Texas State University Young Pianist Competition -1st (2016 to 2018); Rochelle Liebling Kahan Memorial Fund Competition for Child Piano Prodigies -1st (2014); Houston Forum for Young Artist Competition at UH- 1st (2013, 2015~2018). Bryant is also Houston Young Artist (2015-2018), and is honored to be 3-year Music Doing Good scholarship recipient (2016~2018). In Mar-2016, Bryant was chosen for NPR’s “From the Top” national recording #321 as the only pianist and youngest performer. Bryant is one of the founders for Music of Harmony (MOH) - a non-profit youth-led music based organization with about 400 students, 20 team leaders and presented 150 volunteer performances and outreach concerts in senior homes, hospitals, churches and piano gallery in Sugarland, Katy and Houston area since October 2016. Bryant is in highly competitive school science Olympiad team. He wishes to major in both neuroscience and music when he grows up, and utilize sensation and happiness of music to aid in cure for patients.

    Sponsored by:


    • 13 Jan 2019
    • 3:00 PM
    • Beauregard-Keyes Historic House and Garden

    The Musical Arts Society of New Orleans and the Beauregard-Keyes Historic House and Garden present classical pianist and composer Lera Auerbach in concert

    Sunday, January 13, 2019, 3:00 PM

    Beauregard Keyes Historic House & Garden 

    1113 Chartres St., New Orleans, LA 70116

    Program details coming soon

    About the artist: Lera Auerbach is a poet, composer, concert pianist and visual artist. She has published more than 100 works for opera, ballet, orchestral and chamber music, and performs as a concert pianist throughout the world. Her work is championed by leading artists, conductors, stage directors and choreographers. Read more....

    • 30 Mar 2019
    • 7:30 PM
    • Roussel Hall, Loyola University

    Concerto Showcase X

    Saturday, March 30, 2019

    Roussel Hall, Loyola University 

    6363 St. Charles Ave.

     New Orleans, LA 70118

    7:30 PM


    Concerto Showcase X features the top three medalists of the 2018 New Orleans International Piano Competition with Maestro Carlos Miguel Prieto and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra.


    Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16 by Edvard Grieg

    Sung Chang, Silver Medalist

    Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 23  by Pyotr Tchaikovsky

    David Jae-Weon Huh, Bronze Medalist

    Concerto for Piano No. 2, Op. 83 by Johannes Brahms

    Ziang Xu, Gold Medalist

    *All ticket sales are processed through the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. Purchase here or by calling 504.523.6530.

    This concert is presented with support from:


    • 09 Apr 2019
    • 2:00 PM
    • Kaufman Music Center, Merkin Hall

    2014 New Orleans International Piano Competition Gold Medalist Marianna Prjevalskaya performs a solo concert on the Tuesday Matinee Series at Kaufman Music Center's Merkin Hall in New York City

    Tuesday, April 9, 2019

    2:00 PM

    Kaufman Music Center|Merkin Hall

    129 W. 67th St, New York

    Tickets and more info here

    About the Artist: Praised by critics as "a grand pianist" (Il Cittadino, Italy) and a "master of piano" (Music Magazine 'Auditorium', Korea), Marianna Prjevalskaya performs as a recitalist and concerto soloist, and captivates audiences with emotional intensity, maturity, richness and beauty of tone. Read more...


    BACH  -  English Suite No. 2 in A minor BWV. 807
    DEBUSSY  -  Four Preludes from Book I
    SCHUBERT  -  Impromptu in C minor D.899
    SCRIABIN  -  Sonata No 3 in F sharp minor Op.23

    • 10 May 2019
    • 7:00 PM
    • New Orleans Jazz Museum, 400 Esplanade Avenue, New Orleans

      MASNO and the New Orleans Jazz Museum


    Sentimental and Stirring: Piano Music of Gottschalk performed by Peter Collins

    Friday, May 10, 7:00 PM

    New Orleans Jazz Museum, 400 Esplanade Ave

    Program and Ticket Info Coming Soon!

    About the Artist: New Orleans-based pianist Peter Collins holds the distinction of Professor Emeritus from Missouri State University where he taught and served as coordinator of the keyboard area for twenty-five years.  He began his formal piano studies in New Orleans with Melvin Alford and received his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from the Peabody Conservatory under the instruction of Lillian Freundlich.  After winning awards in several piano competitions (the Washington International Piano Competition, the University of Maryland International Piano Competition, the American Chopin Competition, the American Beethoven Foundation) he received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from The University of Michigan as a student of Louis Nagel.  He has served on the faculties of the Interlochen Arts Academy, the Missouri Fine Arts Academy and the Bösendorfer International Piano Academy in Vienna. 

    Peter Collins has performed  a wide variety of repertoire ranging from the complete piano sonatas of Beethoven and Mozart to recently composed works.  At Missouri State University, he originated the Missouri Chamber Players and toured Scandinavia three times with members of the ensemble in concerts of music by American composers.  His important European appearances also include solo performances at the Chopin Academy of Music (Warsaw) and the Liszt Academy of Music (Budapest).  As a concerto soloist he has collaborated with the Polish State Orchestra (Jelenia Góra), the Florida State Orchestra, the New Orleans Symphony, the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, the Springfield Symphony and the Chamber Orchestra of the Ozarks.  Peter Collins has completed nine compact-disc recording projects (for the Albany, MSR and Centaur labels) featuring works of living American composers, music by women composers, original arrangements and transcriptions and piano music of nineteenth-century New Orleans.  He has performed regularly in the city since 1980 and has been heard in many of the area’s universities and recital venues as well as on New Orleans public radio and television.

Past events

07 Nov 2018 Baroque and Beyond: Les Arts Musicaux
05 Oct 2018 Courtney Bryan in Concert
22 Jul 2018 New Orleans Keyboard Festival Guest Artist Recital
22 Jul 2018 27th New Orleans International Piano Competition
21 Jul 2018 New Orleans Piano Institute & Keyboard Festival
12 Jun 2018 A Tricentennial Salute: Piano Music of Louis Moreau Gottschalk and Friends
07 Apr 2018 The Golden Age of French Music with Philippe Bianconi
25 Mar 2018 Salon Concert: A Centenary Celebration of Leonard Bernstein
11 Jan 2018 Xiaohui Yang in a Salon Concert Event
09 Jan 2018 Festival PiaNOLA featuring Xiaohui Yang
05 Nov 2017 NOCTURNE XV
15 Oct 2017 Masafumi Nakatani with the N.O. Civic Symphony
27 Sep 2017 Flavors of Cuba
26 Sep 2017 From Cuba to New Orleans
23 Jul 2017 New Orleans Keyboard Festival
23 Jul 2017 New Orleans Piano Institute
12 Mar 2017 GREAT SCOTT! - Joplin in the Quarter!
23 Feb 2017 2014 NOIPC Gold Medalist Marianna Prjevalskaya with the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra
08 Jan 2017 Concerto Showcase IX
07 Jan 2017 Acclaimed American Pianist Anne-Marie McDermott in a special Salon Concert Event
03 Jan 2017 Festival PiaNOLA + CONCERTO SHOWCASE IX
20 Nov 2016 NOCTURNE XIV
23 Oct 2016 2016 N.O. Piano Institute Concerto Competition Winner Anna Waldron with the New Orleans Civic Symphony
23 Oct 2016 Classical guitarist Pavel Steidl of the Czech Republic in Salon Concert
22 Oct 2016 2014 NOIPC Gold Medalist Marianna Prjevalskaya performs with the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra.
24 Jul 2016 New Orleans Piano Institute and Keyboard Festival
24 Jul 2016 26th New Orleans International Piano Competition (NOIPC)
15 Mar 2016 Angela Hewitt Salon Concert
10 Jan 2016 Marianna Prjevalskaya with LPO
08 Jan 2016 Marianna Prjevalskaya with Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
03 Jan 2016 Viktor Valkov
07 Nov 2015 Taste of Brazil SOLD OUT
25 Oct 2015 Emma Lo Performs Mozart's D minor Piano Concerto
27 Sep 2015 Nocturne XIII
24 Jul 2015 New Orleans Keyboard Festival
19 Jul 2015 New Orleans Piano Institute
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