The storm and ensuing levee failures drastically changed every facet of New Orleans life. Just as with the city as whole, the LPO's future in the aftermath was far from certain. Browse this section to experience the LPO's Katrina story told by musicians and staff who endured the storm and whose determination kept the LPO above water.
August 26, 2015 marked the 10th anniversary of the disaster that forever transformed the Gulf Coast Region.
A Community and its Orchestra
Returning Home: The Orpheum Theater
Mollie Pate, Principal Horn
John Reeks, Clarinet
Robert Nuñez, Principal Tuba
Dave Anderson, Principal Bass
Jim Atwood, Principal Timpani and
Patti Adams, Flute/Piccolo
Hugh Long, LPO Board President
Experience More Memories
This section will expand over time as LPO musicians continue to submit their own stories to the Remembering Katrina project.
Click the button below to browse the stories of additional LPO musicians.
Katrina Story Archive
Thank Our Supporters
Click the button below to explore the long list of geneous supporters – foundations, organizations, and individuals like you – who kept the LPO above water.
The LPO owes a debt of gratitude to supporters all over the world for keeping the orchestra alive.
LPO Katrina Relief Fund
The LPO's Silver Anniversary
The LPO's musicians and staff wish to thank every individual and organization that has generously supported the orchestra through its entire history, both before and since Katrina.
25 years of wonderful music, hard work, and gratitude.
Please join us in celebrating 25 years of incredible music and supporting our musicians for the next 25!
Get Involved Today