LPO, Airlift Dramatize Coastal Issues with "New Water Music" Saturday

This Saturday, April 8, The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra will literally perform upon the waters of Lake Pontchartrain at the Seabrook Boat Launch. The LPO will play an original work by Yotam Haber titled “New Water Music,” and for the occasion it has partnered with New Orleans Airlift to create a lively and celebratory event that brings attention to the somber and critical coastal erosion issues affecting the Louisiana coastline.

Last Night: Randy Newman Went Meta

“Did I sing the Standard Oil verse twice?” asked Randy Newman. Members of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra fanned out around him onstage at the Mahalia Jackson Performing Arts Center. A sold out audience laughed its affirmation, so Newman went back and did the Roosevelt Hotel verse of “Kingfish,” from his 1974 Good Old Boys album.