New Water MusicDate: April 8, 2017
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Seabrook Boat Launch on Lake Pontchartrain
As the sun begins its descent on April 8th, the musicians will take position on water-bound staging for a grand event against the endless backdrop of Lake Pontchartrain. Conducting with naval semaphore flags and in occasional Morse Code, Haber’s score will flow across the water, paying tribute to traditional Louisiana music including Cajun accordion and African-American spirituals. In the regatta beyond, a procession of boats and vessels will unfold.
Participants include fisherman, seafood distributors, a range of coastal advocacy organizations, and local fish fry organizers who depend on the coastal catch. A prelude to the concert will feed stomachs and minds with land-based offerings of food, talks, and displays – including information on the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Master Plan for 2017. This plan that must be ratified by politicians to take effect so it is vital to create a swell of support for this and other important coastal initiatives.
Partners for this project include a broad range of vocal advocates from the coastal parishes and New Orleans as well as organizations including the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana, The Gulf Coast Restoration Network, National Wildlife Federation, Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation, and Waggoner and Ball Architects.
Find out more details as they come out on NewOrleansAirlift.org.