The Voices of New Orleans Choir, our 40 piece choir in Uptown New Orleans, performs with the full New Orleans Volunteer Orchestra in full masterworks concerts and also performs stand alone choir concerts for large audiences. This year the choir is proud to welcome two...

NOVO (New Orleans Volunteer Orchestra) is not a stranger of the Concerto, which is a piece of music that features an orchestra and one main soloist. In the typical concerto, you see a myriad of piano and violin works, which all orchestras perform quite regularly. Howev...

Beethoven 5:

What can be said about Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony that hasn’t been said already?  Those ubiquitous four hammer strokes of fate are indelibly marked in the cultural zeitgeist, and are recognized by all as the furious fanfare of unrestrained genius.  Even tho...

Dear Fellow Musicians, Educators, and lovers of the arts:

     Welcome to the New Orleans Volunteer Orchestra! At NOVO, we consider all musicians family and like to get to know everyone personally. Our goal is to break the social stigma of orchestras, and to break unnec...

February 14, 2016

There are orchestras all around the world, and each country typically has their own rules and traditions as far as etiquette during a symphonic orchestra concert. Making noise during a concert while the musicians are playing is frowned upon virtually everywhere, but so...

January 27, 2016

The Most Important Thing You Can Do as a Musician

Classical music often falls into a trap of self-isolation.  Our art requires diligent study and lonely hours of practice, and when we perform together it’s with fellow musicians.  It’s a bubble of sorts, and more dangero...

 The top tier of American Orchestras appears to be awash with labor problems, with a new orchestra announcing a lockout or strike almost every year around this point in the calendar. The Minnesota Orchestra in 2012-2013, The St. Paul Chamber Symphony, the Atlanta Symph...

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