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New Orleans Composer Jay Weigel Lifts Local Spirits with Release of ‘A New Orleans Concerto, for Orchestra’

For more information and to download a free copy of ‘A New Orleans Concerto, for Orchestra,’ please visit www.jayweigel.com.


One of New Orleans’ most distinguished composers is giving New Orleans a remarkable gift of music and culture. Jay Weigel is excited to release ‘A New Orleans Concerto, for Orchestra’ for free public download throughout the month of July.

Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra under Director Carlos Miguel Prieto

‘A New Orleans Concerto, for Orchestra’ was originally created by Weigel in 2018 and performed with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra under Director Carlos Miguel Prieto as part of the city’s Tricentennial celebration. The performance was composed to celebrate the 300th anniversary of New Orleans and to showcase the city’s orchestra and its musicians.

“I wanted to show off the exceptional quality of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra in its entirety, and each specific group of musicians within it,” said Weigel. “Throughout the piece, each section of the orchestra is given its chance to become the soloist.”

‘A New Orleans Concerto, for Orchestra’ both celebrates the 300th anniversary of New Orleans and showcases the city’s orchestra and its musicians.

Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra

If you are unfamiliar with Jay Weigel’s story, you may have heard or seen his work throughout the past three decades. Weigel is a distinguished composer, producer, conductor, arranger, orchestrator, and contractor for film, television, recordings, and concerts. Some of Weigel’s recent scores and soundtrack recordings can be heard in studio projects produced by Warner Brothers, Paramount Pictures, Universal, Netflix, Tyler Perry Studios, HBO, and numerous documentaries and independent films.

Based in New Orleans, Weigel has worked in the film and television industry since 1984. Jay is also a founding member of the GNO, Inc initiative New Orleans Music Economy (NOME), dedicated to building an infrastructure for musicians around their intellectual property, and continues to serve on its steering committee.

‘A New Orleans Concerto, for Orchestra’ is free via a public download throughout the month of July at www.jayweigel.com.

 

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