The Birdfoot Festival — New Orleans’ International Chamber Music Festival
Recognized for its fresh approach and “youthful, rule-bending style,” the Birdfoot Festival brings artists and audiences together to create and discover chamber music through meaningful and inspiring musical experiences. Birdfoot’s playful and engaging performances connect the timeless themes of classic masterpieces with contemporary sounds, creating unforgettable musical journeys. Launching its ninth season, Birdfoot has presented over 160 concerts and events and drawn artists and audiences from across the nation and five continents.
Art in the Making — The Birdfoot Festival provides a creative haven where leading international artists collaborate, exchange ideas, and share the exciting results through community performances. Birdfoot’s ninth season includes its annual International Festival, its award-winning Young Artist Program, and free Community Concerts throughout the city..
New Orleans Flavor — Named for the branching footprint of the Mississippi river delta, Birdfoot draws inspiration from New Orleans’ live-music culture, presenting chamber music in intimate venues. Listeners are invited into the creative process and artists and audiences mingle and chat after concerts, sometimes late into the night.
Education and Inspiration — Birdfoot’s Young Artist Program challenges dedicated young music students to expand their musical abilities, imagination, and leadership skills through intensive chamber music coachings, workshops, and masterclasses led by international-caliber musicians.
The Birdfoot Chamber Music Festival is an IRS 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
“…fiery, committed, intensely personal readings… the risk-taking energy was palpable…”
“Birdfoot delivered what I want from any Louisiana festival”
—Chris Waddington, Times-Picayune