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    • 29 Jan 2022
    • 5:30 PM
    • 2406 Prytania St., New Orleans, LA
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    Join MASNO and the Consulat Général de France a la Nouvelle Orleans at the Residence of the Consul for Le Petit Salon featuring cellist Helen Gillet and saxophonist Rex Gregory. A light reception will follow the performance.

    About the Artists

    Helen Gillet is a singer-songwriter and surrealist-archeologist exploring synthesized sounds, texture, and rhythm using an acoustic cello.  For someone with her varied background, New Orleans, with its mix of cultures and musics, seemed like a natural place to call home. She was born in Belgium, raised in Singapore from the ages of 2 to 11, and routinely shuttled between the homelands of her Belgian father and American mother. 

    Over the years — working in New Orleans with musicians of all stripes, from avant-garde jazz and classical to pop and funk — Gillet has developed a singular polyglot style. The core of her work is solo performance with live looping, layering cello parts and vocal lines. Rhythmic figures emerge with bowed or plucked ostinatos or a variety of rubbing and slapping on the body of the cello, then enhanced with melodies played or sung in her haunting alto. Her mixed musical vocabulary is commensurate with her disparate travels — French chanson of the 1940s, Belgian folk tunes sung in Walloon, a mix of rock and punk from the likes of PJ Harvey and X-Ray Spex, and her own affecting originals, like audience favorite “Julien,” sung in a mix of French and English. Gillet’s solo performance is known for its enigmatic quality as she fabricates each song with innovative use of the cello and true mastery of live looping technology.

    A Seattle-based saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist, Rex Gregory has performed and/or recorded with a diverse array of luminaries such as Aretha Franklin, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, Rickie Lee Jones, Jason Marsalis, Dr. John, Derek Smith aka Pretty Lights, Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Stanton Moore, Herlin Riley, and many others.

    Le Petit Salon series features artists in small, intimate salon settings around New Orleans. All concerts will be live-streamed and free to view on MASNO's Facebook page as well as posted to our YouTube Channel and website following the performance.

    For more information about Le Petit Salon series including hosting or sponsoring a concert, please contact Executive & Artistic Director Cara McCool Woolf at or by calling 504.899.4826.

    *A limited number of in-person tickets are available. All guests are expected to adhere to current covid-19 guidelines of the City of New OrleansTickets include the performance with refreshments served following the performance.

    • 16 Feb 2022
    • 6:00 PM
    • 424 Iona St., Metairie, LA
    • 26

    Program Information Coming Soon!

    About the Artists

    Constance Carroll, piano

    A native of Arizona, Constance Carroll has received acclaim for her performances as a recitalist, chamber musician, and as an orchestral soloist. The featured artist at a dozen state Music Teachers Association annual conferences, she has also given lecture-recitals at the national MTNA conventions in Houston and Kansas City. As a teacher, Carroll numbers among her students winners of local, regional and national competitions. In addition, she has presented recitals, master classes and lectures at numerous university and colleges throughout the country.

    Carroll received her education at the University of Arizona and the Eastman School of Music. As a Fulbright scholar, she studied for a year in Vienna and Salzburg, Austria. She then was appointed to the music faculty at Louisiana State University, and subsequently taught at Wisconsin State University, Lenoir-Rhyne College in Hickory, N.C., and was Artist-in-Residence for twenty-one years at Centenary College in Shreveport, LA. Carroll was reappointed to the music faculty at LSU in 1995 and in 1996 became the first recipient of the Barineau Professorship of Keyboard Studies. Professorship of Keyboard Studies. In recent years, Carroll has been on the faculties of Brevard Music Center, the University of Houston High school Piano Camp, the Tobias Matthay annual conference, the Frank Mannheimer Piano Festival and the Indiana Univeristy Summer Piano Academy. Carroll has also served as juror for the New Orleans International Piano Competition, the Missouri Southern International Piano Competition, the American Pianists Association Competition, and the national finals of the MTNA student competitions.

    In the spring of 2001, Carroll was honored with an Excellence in Teaching Award by Louisiana State University. She also received the Outstanding Teacher of 2001 Award from the Louisiana Music Teachers Association.

    In recent years, Carroll has appeared as soloist with the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, the Shreveport Symphony, the Lake Charles Symphony and the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra. She continues her acclaimed solo and chamber music performances most often appearing with her colleagues Lin He, violin, and Daniel Cassin, cello in The Caladium Trio.

    Lin He, violin

    Recently interviewed by the Louisiana Public Broadcasting, Violinist Lin He made his Carnegie Hall solo debut in November 2014, after a performance there earlier that year with principal players from the Metropolitan Opera, New York Philharmonic and Philadelphia Orchestra in orchestral setting. Over the past seasons, he performed the Bruch Scottish Fantasy with the Sonoma County Philharmonic, Korngold Concerto with the Rapides Symphony Orchestra, Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with the Shippensburg Symphony and the Sibelius Concerto with the Lake Charles Symphony.

    Inspired by the Complete Sonatas by Beethoven, Brahms, Faure, Mozart and Schubert for Violin and Piano in the past several seasons, 2020-2021 season of concerts include Magnard Sonata for Violin and Piano in multiple venues; chamber recitals as the violinist of Caladium Piano Trio; violin soloist of the Vivaldi/Piazzola Four Seasons and Mark O’Connor Surrender the Sword with the Rapides Symphony and Telemann Concerto for Four Violins with the Baton Rouge Symphony; violinist with principal players of major orchestras for the Concert of Solidarity for the Rohingya Refugees at Carnegie Hall; solo recitals and masterclasses at Indiana State University, Texas Tech University, Baylor University, University of Southern Mississippi, University of Oklahoma and Northern Illinois University; and series of concerts and masterclasses in mainland China and Taiwan.

    He has presented recitals at universities across the United States and China. Recently, he shared stage with Shanghai String Quartet and violinist Charles Castleman; performed solo recitals and gave master classes at Arizona State University, Florida State University, Longy School of Music, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, University of Houston, University of Las Vegas, University of North Texas,and University Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.

    As an orchestral player, Mr. He has performed with the Shanghai Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic and New World Symphony. He is a regular addition to the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra.

    Summer festival appearances have taken Mr. He to venues such as the Music Academy of the West, the Tanglewood Music Center and the Aspen Music Festival. Lin He has been a laureate of the Padesta Solo Competition and the ASTA competition.

    Mr. He is now serving as the Associate Professor of Violin at the Louisiana State University School of Music and the Associate Concertmaster of the Baton Rouge Symphony. During the summer, he teaches at the Summit Music Festival and Institute, Sewanee Summer Music Festival, InterHarmony International Summer Music Festival, Montecito International Music Festival and BayView Music Festival.

    Born in Shanghai, China, Mr. He began his musical training at the age of five. Mr. He received his doctorate from the Eastman School of Music, where he studied under the tutelage of Zvi Zeitlin. Other major influences include Steven Staryk, Sylvia Rosenberg, Kyung Sun Lee and Paul Kantor.

    His CD release from Centaur Records of French Sonatas for Violin and Piano with pianist Gregory Sioles received favorable reviews. Upcoming releases will include the Caladium Piano Trio on Centaur Records and compositions by Mark Prince Lee. 

    His website is .

    Daniel Cassin, cello

    Daniel Cassin, a native of New Orleans, is currently in his 11th year as instructor of cello at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond. He has also mentored many students in cello at the Runnels School in Baton Rouge, where he taught from 2014-2019. Daniel presently holds the position of Associate Principal Cello with the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra. As cellist of the Valcour String Quartet, Mr. Cassin has performed extensively, offering a wide variety of programming, both formal and educational over the span of many years. A graduate of the Loyola University College of Music, Daniel began his graduate studies at the University of Arizona, where he worked with Gordon Epperson. He later received his master’s degree from the LSU School of Music, working with Thaddeus Brys and Dennis Parker. In addition to maintaining his private teaching studio, Dan is vice president in charge of production for Centaur Records, where he has produced many recordings over the past 31 years.

    Le Petit Salon series features artists in small, intimate salon settings around New Orleans. All concerts will be live-streamed and free to view on MASNO's Facebook page as well as posted to our YouTube Channel and website following the performance.

    For more information about Le Petit Salon series including hosting or sponsoring a concert, please contact Executive & Artistic Director Cara McCool Woolf at or by calling 504.899.4826.

    *A limited number of in-person tickets are available. All guests are expected to adhere to current covid-19 guidelines of the City of New Orleans. Tickets include the recital with refreshments served following the performance.

    • 06 Mar 2022
    • 2:30 AM
    • Beauregard-Keyes House and Gardens, 1133 Chartres St., New Orleans, LA

    This concert was originally scheduled during the New Orleans Keyboard Festival and Piano Institute in July of 2021. All original non-refunded ticket purchases will be honored for this performance. Please contact us at with any questions.

    About the Artist

    Dustin is an International prize-winning pianist, composer, songwriter, producer, teacher, director, writer and actor.

    As a child prodigy and young adult pianist, he garnered over twenty first-prize awards in international completion.

    As composer / performer, he has collaborated with modern dance companies and choreographers such as Pina Bausch, Russell Maliphant, Parisa Khobdeh, Maya Taylor and Brad Landers.

    Dustin collaborated with writer and director Nathan Wright, composing electronic-Classical inspired music for a collage-theater piece, “Manifesto,” featuring the life of Serge Diaghilev.

    Dustin has been commissioned to compose for podcasts such as Autism Speaks and other commercial work. In 2016, Dustin, along with singer-songwriter and sister-in-law Mindy Gledhill, formed synth-pop duo, Hive Riot, releasing an award-winning album, music videos and additional singles. Hive Riot: YouTube Link

    Dustin is director of the Gledhill Arts Collective - a group of private teaching studios In NYC, complemented by collaborative professional events and workshops.

    As a board member and secretary for The Bohemians: New York Musicians’ Club, Dustin fully produced their virtual concert series in 2021 for their 115th season.

    Current and future projects include recording and performing the complete piano music of Gabriel Fauré from 2020-2024, commemorating one hundred years since his death.

    A once upon a time native of Provo, UT., Dustin is a graduate of The Juilliard School, Royal Academy of Music and Manhattan School of Music and a Doctoral candidate at Stony Brook University in New York. Dustin currently lives in Bronx, NY.

    This concert is presented with support from: 


    • 17 Jul 2022
    • 24 Jul 2022
    • Loyola University New Orleans

    Visit the official New Orleans International Piano Competition Page for all details.

    Applications open January 1, 2022.

    Tickets go on sale May 1, 2022.

Past events

01 Dec 2021 Le Petit Salon featuring Brian Keng-Lun Hsu
25 Jul 2021 POSTPONED: New Orleans Keyboard Festival Guest Artist Recital feat. Dustin Gledhill
19 Jul 2021 2021 New Orleans Piano Institute (Virtual Edition)
08 Jul 2021 1st New Orleans Piano Institute Virtual International Competition
30 Apr 2021 Le Petit Salon featuring David Sigler
13 Feb 2021 Le Petit Salon featuring Peter Collins
15 Nov 2020 ENCORE!
20 Oct 2020 MASNOtes: Series 3
01 Oct 2020 Bachtoberfest!
19 Jul 2020 28th New Orleans International Piano Competition
18 Jul 2020 New Orleans Piano Institute (NOPI) and Keyboard Festival
15 Mar 2020 Kostov-Valkov Duo performs Beethoven: Complete Sonatas for Cello and Piano
27 Feb 2020 Nature's Awakening featuring Ziang Xu and the LPO
11 Feb 2020 Ziang Xu performs at Merkin Hall, NYC
08 Dec 2019 NOPI Concerto Competition Winner Gloriana Wolf with the New Orleans Civic Symphony
13 Oct 2019 NOPI Concerto Competition Winner Chris Jung with the New Orleans Civic Symphony
28 Sep 2019 Our Home Louisiana: A celebration of the musical, visual, and culinary arts of Louisiana
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 Piano Institute
23 Jul 2017 New Orleans Keyboard Festival
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 26th New Orleans International Piano Competition (NOIPC)
24 Jul 2016 New Orleans Piano Institute and Keyboard Festival
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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