This week

Birdfoot Festival 2016 @ the CAC

May 24, 2016 to May 28, 2016

The Birdfoot Festival will fill the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans May 24–28 with its annual celebration of dynamic live chamber music as part of its residency partnership with the CAC.

Celebrating its fifth season, Birdfoot Festival has gained an enthusiastic following and won glowing critical reviews for its fresh approach to presenting chamber music and its “youthful, rule­bending style.”

In 2016, the Birdfoot Festival once again makes downtown New Orleans its home, rehearsing, performing, and staging its city­wide performances, Young Artist Chamber Music Program, and outreach events from the CAC.

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Birdfoot Festival 2016: Ma Mère l’Oye

May 27, 2016

“He believed he'd easily find his way because of the bread that he'd strewn all along his path; but he was very surprised to find not a single crumb: the birds had come and eaten everything.” —Charles Perrault

Follow the trail of breadcrumbs into a musical world of myths and fairy tales. Ravel’s beloved Mother Goose Suite entices us to enter fantasyland with a Pavane for Sleeping Beauty, the dance of Beauty and the Beast, and other tales, while Anton Webern’s miniature Bagatelles evaporate more quickly than Tom Thumb’s crumbs. 

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Past Events


September 27, 2014 to September 28, 2014