The performance of new music in New Orleans is the goal of a nonprofit organization that will debut Saturday, March 14, at the Marigny Opera House.

The 7:30 p.m. concert, at 725 St. Ferdinand St. in New Orleans, will be the first of three locally as part of a weeklong residency at the Opera House.

The Louis Moreau Institute, established by New Orleans native and composer Morris Rosenzweig, is mainly based in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he resides. LMI aims to blend music from the past century with regionally and locally influenced material.

The music will be performed at concerts slated for the area, including six instrumentalists selected for the institute: Laura Cocks, flute; Tiffany Valvo, clarinet; Marina Kifferstein, violin; Arnaud Ghillebaert, violin/viola; Liam Veuve, cello; and Richard Valitutto, piano.

Additional performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 16, at Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 O.C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans; and at 10 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, at Circle Bar, 1032 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans.

The programs will include works such as Messiaen’s “Quartet for the End of Times,” Schoenberg’s “String Trio” and a chamber arrangement of Stravinsky’s “The Soldier’s Tale” — as well as more recent works from American composers, including a piece by New Orleans native Dennis H. Miller, “Quartetto No. 1” by Mario Davidovsky and Elliott Carter’s “Esprit rude/Esprit doux.”

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