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.


  • 2023 LPO Volunteers Holiday Party
    A wonderful time was had by all in a festive setting
  • Want to contribute your time to the LPO? Help out at Symphony Book Fair’s warehouse
    If you’re looking for a way to support the LPO and want something with a regular schedule, try the Symphony Book Fair warehouse. Contact Book Fair to learn more: 504-610-3748.
  • Book Fair field trip with Meg.
    Book Fair is a very impressive undertaking, receiving, sorting , pricing and boxing books which happens on Tuesday and Friday, 10-2. Last week, Meg McPherson-Kraemer, the wife of the new LPO Music Director, Matthew Kraemer met Linda Ferguson, Janet Blohowiak (chairman), Lorraine Gerhart, Ellen Goldring and Evelyn Pugh-all dedicated volunteers. She gave it a “wow”.
  • Record setting bag sale at the Encore Shop
    Barbara Sands reports that the bag sale was the most successful to date with all the clothes gone  within the first twenty minutes. People were standing line at an hour before opening. With bag sales and sales inside it was a $3000 day!!!!!!