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

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

The NOCCA Institute presents
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 — a fun and eclectic mix of musical genres, including tango, blues, jazz, as well as some of the most beautiful works of Piazzolla, Beethoven, Ravel, Schostakovich and Colombier. As a special treat, the Quartet will be joined by Delfeayo and Jason Marsalis, as well as pianist (and NOCCA Music Department chair) Michael Pellera. This year, Delfeayo Marsalis joins the Faubourg Quartet in the ensemble’s traditional finale, Louis Armstrong’s “What A Wonderful World.”

Starting at 6:15pm, audience members will be welcomed outside the St. Louis Cathedral by a performance from students in NOCCA’s Classical Instrumental program. Show support for New Orleans youth by coming early to hear this talented group.

Admission to the concert is free, but please consider bringing one clean coat (any size accepted) to benefit COATS FOR KIDS. Monetary donations are also welcome and much appreciated. Checks should be made out to “The NOCCA Institute”.

The Faubourg Quartet would like to thank St. Louis Cathedral for its generous support in hosting this event, as well as event sponsors Lafargue Piano and Santa Fe Restaurant.

NOCCA, Louisiana’s arts conservatory for high school students, offers students from across the state tuition-free arts instruction in Creative Writing, Culinary Arts, Dance, Media Arts: Filmmaking & Audio Production, Music, Theatre Arts and Visual Arts. For more information visit