LPO Volunteers

Dedicated to service and support for the
Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra

Welcome to LPO Volunteers

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LPO Volunteers is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to service and support for the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. Since the early 1990s, the all-volunteer group has raised more than $2 million through its solely owned businesses – The Encore Shop and Symphony Book Fair – and contributed thousands of volunteer hours to support the LPO.

Enjoy music and meet musicians at our Sunday Suite Salons.
Catch up with friends at our gatherings.

Join LPO Volunteers today and support the nation’s only wholly musician-owned orchestra.

Our Book Fair features books, artworks, and music media including vinyl that are available at great prices.

Visit the Encore Shop for elegant evening dresses, business attire, casual wear, and accessories.

Latest News

For all News, please visit our news page.

  • Encore Shop donates $25,000 to PLO
    Mimi Kruger and Anwar Nasir accept a $25,000 check from Melissa Gordon on behalf of the Encore Shop.
  • Suite Sunday – Irish Italian Parade
    See pictures from the Irish-Itallian Parade Suite Sunday featuring Michael Matushek and Hunter Gordon.
  • Bass Talks – Sunday Salon
    Pictures of Double Bassists Dave Anderson and Paul Macres with Harpist Cathrine Anderson at our Sunday Salon on January 29,2023 at the Chalstrom Parish House of St. Andrews Episcopal Church.
  • President’s New Year Letter: January 2023
    Our President, Barbara Sands, share news of our activities and what has been accomplished as an organization that is dedicated to the orchestra.
  • LPO Volunteers Book Fair wins a National Award
    We are very pleased to announce that the LPO Volunteers has been chosen to receive the coveted CLASSIC AWARD for our Symphony Book Fair by the Volunteer Council of the League of American Orchestras.
  • Holidays December 2022
    Pictures taken during the holiday season at the volunteer party.