In an ongoing effort to support our local arts community and provide fun, valuable experiences for residents from all backgrounds, a regular series has been scheduled that partners with local arts organizations to provide complimentary tickets and travel to operas, ballets, concerts, and more. These excursions are an opportunity for our residents and staff to access unique cultural experiences in convenient, affordable ways.
The program kicked off in 2015 with a trip to the New Orleans Opera Association’s presentation of Verdi’s La Traviata at the Mahalia Jackson Theater of the Performing Arts. Over 50 residents and staff members traveled to the opera, most for the first time, to enjoy the show together. All attendees expressed their excitement for the next event, in January 2016, which will feature a trip to the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra’s “Soul Revival: The Music of Ray Charles and Stevie Wonder” performance at the historic Orpheum Theatre.