Pines of Rome and Béla Fleck
New Orleans | Orpheum Theater • Covington | First Baptist Church
José Luis Gomez conducts the LPO in a concert featuring pieces that incorporate traditional and folk melodies from around the world. We start off in Venezuela with Carreño’s Margariteña, which features famous popular Venezuelan tunes fueled by traditional Venezuelan rhythms. Sixteen-time GRAMMY Award-winning banjoist, Béla Fleck, is then welcomed to the stage to premiere his Banjo Concerto, newly commissioned by the LPO in celebration of the New Orleans Tricentennial. The concert concludes with Ottorino Respighi’s Pines of Rome, which recalls memories of children’s songs and hymns in Roman life.
Our commission for the Béla Fleck Banjo Concerto is made possible by a generous contribution from the National Endowment for the Arts. Help us match the NEA's contribution and be part of creating a new piece of music today!
|José Luis Gomez||Conductor||Learn More|
|Béla Fleck||Banjo||Learn More|
|Inocente Carreño||Margariteña||Listen with Spotify|
|Béla Fleck||New Banjo Concerto Commission|
|Ottorino Respighi||Pines of Rome||Listen with Spotify|
Program duration is approximately 2 hours including a 20-minute intermission.
There will be a pre-concert talk one hour prior to the performance.