Musica da Camera
A self-presenting musical organization, New Orleans Musica da Camera researchs, transcribes, translates and performs music of the 10th through 18th centuries from Europe and the New world, with a special focus on early folk and classical music of Louisiana. New Orleans Musica da Camera uses replicas of original instruments and have participated in over 2,000 programs (concerts, workshops, lectures, etc.) in the Gulf South and elsewhere. However, their primary focus is the Greater New Orleans area. All season concerts are offered to the public free of charge.
New Orleans Musica da Camera is the oldest continuing early music ensemble in North America (possibly the world), the only professional early music ensemble in Louisiana and one of the oldest classical music performing organizations in the South. New Orleans Musica da Camera contributes to books and journals, and has published 3 scores of early Latin American music.
Continuum, an hour-long radio program hosted by Scheuermann and St. Julien, has aired on
WWNO-89.9 FM since 1976, and is the longest running early music radio program in the world. Recordings of international artists and our own recordings and live concerts are played and broadcasts are heard throughout Southeastern Louisiana and parts of the Mississippi Gulf Coast and are web-streamed. Over 1600 programs have been broadcast and Continuum has won the Early Music America/Millennium of Music National Radio Competition, and the KXMS Fine Arts International Award for Classical Radio Programming with Educational Content.