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.

  • Pictures from the Opus Ball
    Our Roving Reporter, Barbara Sands, was on the prowl at the Opus Ball and got some magnificent pictures.
  • President’s Membership Letter, May 2023
    President Barbara Sands summarizes recent events and looks forward to the Opus Gala on May 20, the Book Fair on June 2, 3, & 4, as well as Le Soiree des Adieu on June 25.
  • Bucket Brigade at the LPO’s Swing in The Oaks at City Park
    We hope you were able to bring a chair and refreshments to the LPO’s Swing in The Oaks at City Park. What a concert it was!!!!  Carlos danced the Charleston with cellist Jeanne Jaubert, Doreen Kitchens wowed the crowd with an amazing rendition of When the Saints Go Marching In and the crowd showed their appreciation by generously donating to the LPO Volunteers Bucket Brigade. Twenty-five enthusiastic members comprised the “Yellow Bucket” team.
  • Suite Sunday – Afternoon with Carlos
    Everyone enjoyed stories and violin and piano duets from Music Director Carlos Miguel Prieto accompanied by Cara McCool Woolf, Executive Director of The Musical Arts Society, at our last Suite Sunday for the season. Carlos talked about his life in music and answered questions from the attendees. A reception featuring champagne and delicacies followed the concert.
  • 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.