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The New Orleans Chamber Orchestra Presents Ryan Harrison's Les Cenelles

Friday and Saturday, August 25-26, 2023 at 7:30PM

Recital Hall at the Blanche Francis Music Building  

Xavier University of Louisiana
1 Drexel Drive, New Orleans, LA 70125

Free Admission!

Featuring sopranos Sakinah Davis and Betsy Uschkrat and bass-baritone Ivan Griffin

Help make this premiere possible!

 Also featuring the premieres of Aurorean Air by Trevor Weston and Paul Mauffray's orchestration of A Prayer from Malta, 1972 by Fr. Michael Burke and works by Mozart and Arensky. 


Les Cenelles is a setting of four selections from the eponymous collection of poems by New Orleans free men of color, published in 1845. This piece, which we have solicited, is a fruit of a longstanding collaboration between Ryan Harrison and New Orleans Chamber Orchestra; it is the third of his pieces we'll premiere and the most ambitious of the three. 

Thank you to our generous sponsors: New Orleans Jazz and Heritage
Foundation, Arts Council of New Orleans, Louisiana Division of the
Arts, Lyrica Baroque, and the University of New Orleans

Free parking is available! The closest lots are A and J and there is also street parking surrounding campus. The Music Building is located on Drexel Dr. The accessible entrance is on the left side and there is elevator access to the 2nd floor Recital Hall.

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