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Choreographer Chard Gonzalez's Quartz is nominated for Best Modern Dance Presentation. - PHOTO BY JACKSON HILL
  • Photo by Jackson Hill
  • Choreographer Chard Gonzalez's Quartz is nominated for Best Modern Dance Presentation.

The Big Easy Foundation has announced 2011 special individual awards and the nominees for outstanding performances of classical musical, opera, ballet, ethnic and contemporary dance in 2010. Winners will be announced at the 17th annual Tribute to the Classical Arts luncheon Monday, Feb. 7.

  Special honorees include Patricia Sallier Seals, Karel Sloane-Boekbinder, Dr. Jean Montes and Drs. R. Ranney and Emel Mize. Seals will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award for her six-decade career teaching music theory, piano and voice to teenagers, including students studying everything from gospel to opera. Loyola University's Dr. Jean Montes is being recognized for his efforts to support victims of the earthquake in Haiti and students of the destroyed Holy Trinity School of Music. Karel Sloane-Boekbinder will be honored with the Arts Education Award for her work as a grant writer and director of Cultural Crossroads and Stage Without a Theatre at Jefferson Performing Arts Society. The Classical Arts Patron Award goes to Drs. R. Ranney and Emel Mize, who together founded Medicine in the Arts at LSU's medical school. They also support the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, the New Orleans Opera Association and other arts organizations that train artists and develop new audiences for the classical arts.

Drs. Emel and R. Ranney Mize will be honored with the Arts Patron Award.
  • Drs. Emel and R. Ranney Mize will be honored with the Arts Patron Award.

  The luncheon is dedicated to Klauspeter Seibel, who died Jan. 8 at the age of 74. He was the first fulltime music director of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, and he is nominated for Best Classical Music Performance of 2010.

  The Big Easy Foundation created Tribute to the Classical Arts in 1994 to recognize achievement in the arts in the New Orleans area. Proceeds from the event benefit the Foundation for Entertainment Development and Education, which awards grants to support arts education and development.

The Tribute to the Classical Arts awards luncheon is dedicated to Klauspeter Seibel, who died Jan. 8 at the age of 74.
  • The Tribute to the Classical Arts awards luncheon is dedicated to Klauspeter Seibel, who died Jan. 8 at the age of 74.

  Awards will be presented Monday, Feb. 7, at the Tribute to the Classical Arts luncheon hosted by Angela Hill of WWL-TV. The luncheon at the Hotel Monteleone features performances by nominated musicians and dance groups. The event is sponsored by Gambit, John and Anne Burr, Hall Piano Company, Uptown Costume & Dancewear, Coleman E. Adler & Sons and WWNO 89.9 FM. Tickets are $45. Tables for 10 are available. For information or reservations call Gloria Powers or Marie Lovejoy at 483-3129.

2010 Classical Arts Awards

Special Honorees

Lifetime Achievement Award

Patricia Sallier Seals

Arts Education Award

Karel Sloane-Boekbinder

Karel Sloane-Boekbinder will receive the Arts Education Award.
  • Karel Sloane-Boekbinder will receive the Arts Education Award.

Special Recognition Award

Dr. Jean Montes and Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestras

Arts Patron Award

Drs. R. Ranney and Emel Mize

Best Classical Music Performance

Beethoven Symphony No. 5

Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO)

Carlos Miguel Prieto, Conductor

First Baptist Church, New Orleans

Dvorák Cello Concerto

LPO

Carlos Miguel Prieto, Conductor

Mahalia Jackson Theater

Opening Night: Beethoven Emperor

LPO

Carlos Miguel Prieto, Conductor

Mahalia Jackson Theater

Schubert Unfinished

LPO

Klauspeter Seibel, Conductor

First Baptist Church, New Orleans

Best Chamber Music Performance

Classical Guitar Series

Tulane University, Newcomb Department of Music, Dixon Hall

Happy Birthday Mr. Schumann!

Faubourg Quartet

Tulane University, Rogers Memorial Chapel

Members of the LPO and Friends

Trinity Artist Series

Trinity Episcopal Church

Best Performance of New Classical Music (Contemporary)Duck Girl, an imaginary interview with New Orleans' Ruthie Moulon (2009)

William Vollinger

Musaica

Canal Street Presbyterian Church

Mornin' Glory

Elizabeth Joan Kelly

Louisiana Composers Forum

Contemporary Arts Center (CAC)

The Passion of Joan of Arc

Paul Goussot, Improvised organ accompaniment

St. Louis Cathedral Concert Series

Suite from An Italian Straw Hat

Michael Torke

LPO

Rebecca Miller, Conductor

First Baptist Church, Kenner

Best Opera ProductionFlying Dutchman

New Orleans Opera Association (NOOA)

Robert Lyall, Conductor

Mahalia Jackson Theater

La Boheme

Jefferson Parish Performing Arts Society

Dennis G. Assaf, Conductor

The New Orleans Opera Association's production of The Magic Flute is nominated for Best Opera.
  • The New Orleans Opera Association's production of The Magic Flute is nominated for Best Opera.

Tulane University, Dixon Hall

Magic Flute

NOOA

Robert Lyall, Conductor

Mahalia Jackson Theater

Creative Achievement in OperaAn Embarrassing Position

Dan Shore, Composer

Opera Workshop

Xavier University of Louisiana

Best Choral Arts PresentationCelebration of Carols

The Chancel Choir and members of the LPO

St. Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church

Gloria by Poulenc

Symphony Chorus of New Orleans, LPO

Mahalia Jackson Theater

The Verdi Requiem

NOOA

Mahalia Jackson Theater

Best Classical Ballet Presentation

Lacrymosa

New Orleans Ballet Theatre

Ballet Hysell's The Nutcracker is nominated for Best Classical Ballet Production.
  • Ballet Hysell's The Nutcracker is nominated for Best Classical Ballet Production.

NOCCA, Lupin Hall

The Nutcracker

Ballet Hysell

Loyola University, Roussel Hall

Sleigh Ride

Loyola University and Komenka Ethnic Dance & Music Ensemble

Loyola University, Roussel Hall

Best Modern Dance PresentationBlues Inside My Tears

Lula Elzy, Choreographer

New Orleans Dance Academy

Loyola University, Roussel Hall

Nature Boy

Blake Coheley, Choreographer

NOCCA, Lupin Hall

Quartz

Chard Gonzalez, Choreographer

NOCCA, Lupin Hall

Tribal Rhythms

Tom Ralabate, Choreographer

Delta Festival Ballet

Tulane University, Dixon Hall

Best Ethnic Dance PResentation

Casa Samba Extravaganza

LatiNola

Curtis Pierre and Son of Casa Samba

Audubon Zoo

Bon Odori
The Japan Club's Minyo Dance Group is nominated for Best Ethnic Dance Production.
  • The Japan Club's Minyo Dance Group is nominated for Best Ethnic Dance Production.

Japan Club Minyo Dance Group

Japan Fest, New Orleans Museum of Art

Ballet d'Haiti

Tekrema Dance Theatre

Congo Square Rhythms Festival, Congo Square

Best Choreography (new work)

Anne Burr

Dragoon

Dance Out Loud 3: Southern Voices

D'Project

CAC

Tara Brewer

Oh You...

NOCCA Spring Concert

NOCCA, Lupin Hall

Mary Glackmeyer & Kettye Voltz

Birdwatching

AllWays Dance

Tsunami Dance

AllWays Lounge

Gregory Schramel is nominated for Best Choreography for New Orleans Ballet Theatre's Patriotism.
  • Gregory Schramel is nominated for Best Choreography for New Orleans Ballet Theatre's Patriotism.

Gregory Schramel

Patriotism

New Orleans Ballet Theatre

NOBT Spring Series

NOCCA

NOCCA, Lupin Hall

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