Sunday, May 20: The NOCCA Institute’s ART & SOUL Patron Party & Gala

The NOCCA Institute and the Lupin Foundation invite you to one of the best parties in a city known for its parties: ART & SOUL! Proceeds from ART & SOUL benefit the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA), Louisiana’s arts conservatory for high school students.

March 2 & 3: Spectacular Dance By Stephen Petronio Company

The New Orleans Ballet Association (NOBA) and The NOCCA Institute present the fast-paced, edgy, and exciting Stephen Petronio Company for three performances at NOCCA’s Freda Lupin Memorial Hall on March 2 and 3! Acclaimed by critics as one of the most innovative choreographers of his generation, Petronio is known for his instantly recognizable style of fiercely kinetic and emotional dances.

February 14: Valentine for Singles

“Valentine for Singles” is a fun, romantic concert by top classical and jazz musicians – all of whom are single! They’ll perform works by Handel, Halvorsen, Sting, Bragato, F. Strauss, Shostakovich, and a swinging selection of romantic jazz tunes.

January 21: Legendary Jazz Pianist Fred Hersch

Join The NOCCA Institute for a very special evening with jazz pianist Fred Hersch. Called “the most arrestingly innovative pianist in jazz over the last decade” by Vanity Fair – alongside hundreds of other accolades – Mr. Hersch will appear with his trio in NOCCA’s Freda Lupin Memorial Hall for one night only on Saturday, January 21, 2012 at 8pm. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased by clicking here or by calling 504 940 2900.

Master Class: Chef Aaron Sanchez

“Cooking is a connection to someone’s soul,” Master Chef Aaron Sanchez explained to Culinary Arts students in their first master class since the launch of NOCCA’s newest discipline in August. Cooking is clearly how Chef Aaron shares his heritage, his passion for life’s flavors, and his dedication to helping young…

January 12: Join Us At NOCCA For The 2012 Visiting Artists Exhibit

Please join us at NOCCA on Thursday, January 12 for the opening reception of the 2012 Visiting Artists Exhibit.  The show features two- and three-dimensional work by Willie Birch, Sesthasak Boonchai, Sally Brogden, and Rajko Radovanovic. The opening reception runs from 6pm to 8pm in the Ken Kirschman Artspace, and the…

November 17: “Coats For Kids” At St. Louis Cathedral

The NOCCA Institute presents COATS FOR KIDS A free benefit concert featuring the Faubourg Quartet, Michael Pellera and members of the Marsalis Family Thursday, November 17, 7pm St. Louis Cathedral For its annual benefit concert for COATS FOR KIDS, the Faubourg Quartet presents a collection of its members’ most-loved favorites…

December 23: ‘Home For The Holidays’ At House Of Blues New Orleans

The NOCCA Institute, House of Blues, and the family of Daniel Price invite you to Home for the Holidays at House of Blues New Orleans on Friday, December 23, 2011. Home for the Holidays is a night of spectacular art and music benefiting the Daniel Price Memorial Fund for Aspiring Artists, which honors the memory of NOCCA alumnus Daniel Price. In keeping with Daniel’s twin passions of art and music, the Fund provides scholarships for outstanding visual arts and music students at NOCCA. (To learn more about the Fund, please visit www.DanielPriceMemorial.org.)

Master Class: Filmmaker Ken Burns

“What would you change in history if you could?” asked a student of documentary filmmaker Ken Burns. “I would stop the assassination of Abraham Lincoln,” he answered. “I am curious as to what Lincoln’s emphasis on our better angels after the Civil War… what might have happened.” Burn’s answer was…

Master Class: Soprano & NOCCA Alum Jeanne-Michèle Charbonnet

“Where in your body do you think your voice is coming from?” soprano and NOCCA alumnus Jeanne-Michèle Charbonnet asked a young vocal student who had just sung for her. The student looked unsure. “Your voice is not being supported by breath but by the tension in your throat.” Similarly for…

November 11 & 12: The New Orleans Premiere Of Jacoby & Pronk Contemporary Dance Artists!

Jacoby & Pronk Contemporary Dance Artists November 11, 8pm November 12, 2pm November 12, 8pm Freda Lupin Memorial Hall, NOCCA Co-presented by the New Orleans Ballet Association & The NOCCA Institute CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS OR CALL 504 522 0996!  Two of today’s most extraordinary dancers, Drew Jacoby and Rubinald…

November 8: Readings By Patrick Thomas Casey And Toi Derricotte

Don’t miss NOCCA’s Fall Literary Event featuring readings from two nationally acclaimed writers: Patrick Thomas Casey and Toi Derricotte Tuesday, November 8 at 7:00pm NOCCA, 2800 Chartres Street in the Nims Black Box Theatre Free and open to the public Please join us for a night of outstanding poetry and…

October 22: Major Exhibition “Off the Beaten Path: Violence, Women, and Art”, Featuring Yoko Ono, Elisabeth Sunday, And More

NOCCA’s On the Edge Gallery Series continues with: “Off the Beaten Path: Violence, Women, and Art” featuring work by Yoko Ono, Elisabeth Sunday, and more October 22 through December 16, 2011 Opening reception: October 22, 5pm – 8pm The Ken Kirschman Artspace and The NOCCA Institute are proud to announce…

NOCCA Faculty Member Ersy Schwartz Gets Retrospective At Ogden Museum Of Southern Art

Though NOCCA students work with a master artist/teacher for three or four years, the opportunity to see a significant body of their teachers’ life’s work is still a rare treat. The retrospective of Visual Arts faculty member Ersy Schwartz at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art was not what Visual…

October 14 – 25: Celebrate NOCCA’s Culinary Arts Program With “The Dish That Makes A Difference”

Join The NOCCA Institute as we celebrate NOCCA’s new Culinary Arts program with a series of events called ART OF THE FEAST. From October 11 – 25, you’ll have the opportunity to sample dishes inspired by a NOCCA student, catch up on episodes of the long-lost TV series Frank’s Place about a fictional New Orleans restaurant, and even become…