Upcoming events

    • 28 Sep 2019
    • 6:30 PM
    • George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts, 747 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70130

      Our Home Louisiana: A celebration of the musical, visual, & culinary arts of Louisiana

    Join us for an evening featuring New Orleans born composer, pianist and singer Jep Epstein, the artwork of George Rodrigue, and the culinary delights of Dooky Chase Restaurant.

    Saturday, September 28, 6:30 PM

    George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts

    747 Magazine St., New Orleans

    Schedule of the Evening

    6:30 PM - Drinks

    7:00 PM - Concert

    8:00 PM - Light Dinner

    Included in the evening will be an auction of MASNO's Rodrigue -signed and -numbered posters.

    About the Artist

    Born and raised in New Orleans, LA, Jep Epstein was enveloped by its rich, diverse, and plentiful music. For someone with musical inclination, there could scarcely be a better playground. He attended college at the University of Virginia, where he received a B.A. with Distinction in Art History in 1984.

    Upon graduation, Jep moved to Los Angeles, where he worked both as a composer and as a performing musician, amassing credits with NBC, ABC, FOX, Castlerock, and Hearst Entertainment.

    In the spring of 1993, Jep returned to New Orleans. Since that time, he has written themes for a number of PBS shows, and has also worked as a composer/sound designer on numerous award-winning commercial, industrial, and documentary projects.

    Our Home Louisiana is presented with support from:


    • 13 Oct 2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • University of New Orleans Performing Arts Center

    New Orleans Piano Institute Concerto Competition Winner Chris Jung

    performs Prokofiev's 1st Piano Concerto with the New Orleans Civic Symphony

    Also on the program are works by Sibelius and Beethoven.

    More information at

    About the performer

    Chris Jung, age 17, is a 11th grade student at Conestoga High School. He began playing piano at the age of 5, and currently studies with Dr. Igor Resnianski at the Nelly Berman School of Music.

    Most recently, he has won 1st prize at the Global Music Partnership International Competition and a special award/scholarship to perform as soloist at the "Musica in Laguna" International Festival in Italy where he also won 3rd prize at it's International Solo Competition. Other awards include 1st prize at the 2019 West Chester University Piano Competition,1st prize  at the Senior Piano Division of Tri-County’s 2019 Youth Festival and 3rd prize at the Steinway Junior Piano Competition,  Menges Scholarship and as a result will play with the Ambler Orchestra,

    In his free time, Chris enjoys watching movies and hanging out with his friends.

    The New Orleans Piano Institute Concerto Competition is sponsored by:



    • 03 Nov 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans

    "...He is the future of classical music." - Big Island Music Magazine

    MASNO is pleased to welcome internationally acclaimed American pianist Kenny Broberg as NOCTURNE XVII Guest Artist

    Sunday, November 3, 2019

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

    Silver Medalist of the 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and 2019 Bronze Medalist of the International Tchaikovsky Competition, Kenny is one of our own - New Orleans Piano Institute (NOPI) Alum, NOPI Concerto Competition winner, 2014 New Orleans International Piano Competition Bronze Medalist, 2017 Keyboard Festival Guest Artist, and a dear friend of MASNO. We are privileged to have been a part of Kenny's life and musical journey, and are thrilled to welcome him back as Nocturne  Artist in efforts to ensure that MASNO continues offering programs and opportunities to young pianists, emerging artists, and the musical community of the Greater New Orleans Area.

    Program Information Coming Soon

    About the Artist

    A native of Minneapolis, pianist Kenny Broberg won the silver medal at the 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition with performances marked by “an imaginative shaping of themes, revelation of inner voices, and an unfailing sense of momentum” (Texas Classical Review). He continues to build a reputation for fresh interpretations, distinguished by a “bright, pearly tone quality” and “a clean, pellucid beauty” in his sound (Star Tribune).

    Also a prizewinner of the Hastings, Sydney, Seattle, and New Orleans International Piano Competitions, Kenny has previously performed as soloist with the Royal Philharmonic, Minnesota, Sydney Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Dallas Chamber, Fort Worth Symphony, and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestras, among others, working with conductors Ludovic Morlot, Leonard Slatkin, Nicholas Milton, Nicholas McGegan, Carlos Miguel Prieto, and Stilian Kirov. During the 2017–2018 season, he made his subscription concert debut with the Minnesota Orchestra—stepping in for André Watts days before the performance—which was declared “a highly auspicious debut, marked by poise [and] technical brilliance” (Star Tribune). Other recent highlights include residencies at the Methow Chamber, Strings, and Sunriver Music Festivals, and recitals in Houston, Denver, and Minneapolis, and in Italy and the United Kingdom.

    In the 2018–2019 season, Kenny performs at the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal’s Festival Virée Classique and makes his return to London with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Recital and orchestra engagements will take him to Minneapolis, Kansas City, Madison, Montreal, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, and other cities across North America, and he makes his debut performances in Asia, with appearances in Shanghai and across Japan.

    He has been featured on NPR, WQXR, APM’s Performance Today, MPR, and ABC (Australia) radio, and several of his performances at the 2016 Sydney International Piano Competition were included on CDs released on the Universal Music Australia label. His solo debut album was released in August 2017 on the Decca Gold label, featuring one of his signature works, the Barber Piano Sonata, as well as works by Bach, Schubert, Chopin, and Franck.

    The first musician in his family, Kenny started piano lessons at age 6, when he was first fascinated by his mother’s upright—a wedding gift from her parents. He studied for nine years with Dr. Joseph Zins before entering the University of Houston’s Moores School of Music, where he earned a Bachelor of Music degree with Nancy Weems in 2016. He currently resides in Parkville, Missouri, under the guidance of 2001 Cliburn Gold Medalist Stanislav Ioudenitch at Park University. Alongside his teachers, he is influenced by the recordings of Alfred Cortot, William Kapell, and Claudio Arrau.

    A hockey and baseball athlete in high school, he still enjoys watching and playing sports, in addition to listening to jazz and reading.

    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.

    NOCTURNE XVII is presented with support from:


Past events

21 Jul 2019 New Orleans Keyboard Festival
20 Jul 2019 New Orleans Piano Institute
10 May 2019 Sentimental and Stirring: Piano Music of Gottschalk performed by Peter Collins
09 Apr 2019 Marianna Prjevalskaya at New York's Merkin Hall
30 Mar 2019 Concerto Showcase X
23 Mar 2019 Out of This World featuring Xiahoui Yang
30 Jan 2019 Sung Chang Returns to New Orleans
09 Dec 2018 NOPI Concerto Competition Winner Bryant Li with the New Orleans Civic Symphony
02 Dec 2018 NOCTURNE XVI
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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