Louisiana Philharmonic Reunites for Benefit Members of the Louisiana Philharmonic recently gathered in Nashville for their first post-Katrina performance. The concert was a fundraiser organized by the Nashville Symphony.
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Louisiana Philharmonic Reunites for Benefit

Louisiana Philharmonic Reunites for Benefit

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Along with thousands of other people, the members of the Louisiana Philharmonic were scattered around the country by Hurricane Katrina. On Tuesday, the Nashville Symphony organized the New Orleans-based orchestra's first performance since the storm: a benefit concert in Nashville by the regrouped orchestra.

Violinist Mark O'Connor performs "Amazing Grace" with the Louisiana Philharmonic during its first performance since Hurricane Katrina. Marie Dawson hide caption

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Violinist Mark O'Connor performs "Amazing Grace" with the Louisiana Philharmonic during its first performance since Hurricane Katrina.

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From that concert, violinist Mark O'Connor joins the Louisiana Philharmonic to play "Amazing Grace." Then the orchestra performs the Largo movement from the Symphony No. 5 by Dmitri Shostakovich. Klauspeter Seibel, the LPO Principal Guest Conductor, and Music Director Designate Carlos Miguel Prieto conduct.