State of the art venue welcomes classic performers in a modern setting
WHAT: The Louisiana Museum Foundation (LMF) presents its Music at the Mint concert series featuring:
Guitar Masters Wednesday, June 6 at 7 p.m.
This performance is free and open to the public. Phil DeGruy, who plays the frankensteined “guitarp;” Jimmy Robinson, whose influences run from country to flamenca; John Rankin, master of “fingerstyle” playing; and bluesmaster Cranston Clements join forces to form the New Orleans Guitar Masters, a synthesis of stringed virtuosity.
Kristina Morales: Jazz Singer & Band Thursday, June 14 at 8:00 p.m.
Admission for this performance is $15. A New Orleans vocalist of jazz, Latin, soul and rock, Kristina Morales electrifies and charms her audience with a vulnerable passion and is commended for her use of vocal instrumentation while still giving lyrical color with a delicate seamlessness.
Gene Bertoncini & Bill Grimes Saturday, June 16 at 8:00 p.m.
Admission for this performance is $20. Bertoncini is one of the pre-eminent jazz guitarists’ active today. His fluid technique and lyricism have won him international praise and accolades as the “Segovia of jazz.”
Linda Campbell and the Heavenly Melodies Friday, June 29 from 7:30 p.m.
Admission for this performance is $15. Traditional gospel music packed with energy and soul.
WHERE: New Orleans Mint Performing Arts Center, located on the third floor of the Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Avenue
WHY: From both a technical and cultural standpoint, the performance space at the Mint compliments the Louisiana State Museum’s mission to collect, preserve and interpret buildings, documents, and artifacts that reveal Louisiana’s history and culture; and to present those items using both traditional and innovative technology to educate, enlighten, and provide enjoyment for the people of Louisiana and its visitors.
HOW: To purchase tickets online, please visit www.thelmf.org or by phone by calling 504-558-0493.
Founded in 1981, the Louisiana Museum Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization whose mission is to preserve and promote Louisiana’s history and culture by administering gifts, grants and contributions for the Louisiana State Museum, by assisting the Museum in raising funds, and by marketing the Museum’s programs and services.