Roaring Chamber Orchestra Hits New Orleans!

Updated: Jul 25, 2019

Taking the NOLA classical music scene by storm, director Joel Bein answers our questions about his newly-formed ensemble and the big plans ahead of them (with our help).

The New Orleans Chamber Players! How did the NOCP come about?

NOCP is a brand new group! Our debut concert was in May 2018 featuring Igor Stravinsky’s Octet for Wind Instruments. I have met many of the players in the group since my move to New Orleans in 2016. After attending a concert of the Louisiana Philharmonic, I introduced myself to clarinetist Chris Pell. From there, I began meeting many of the wonderful classical musicians in New Orleans.