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7:30 pm Apr 24thUNL Jazz Orchestra and UNL Big Band SHELDON MUSEUM of ART
The UNL Jazz Orchestra and UNL Big Band will present their final concert of the Spring 2014 semester on Thursday, April 24th, 2014 at 7.30 p.m in the Sheldon Museum of Art's Ethel S. Abbott Auditorium. The concert will feature a wide selection of music, to include: Big Dipper by Thad Jones two movements of the Sweet Time Suite by Canadian-British composer-trumpeter Kenny Wheeler, One By One by Wayne Shorter (arranged by Mark Taylor) and the UNL premiere of a new arrangement of Hoagy Carmichael's jazz standard The Nearness Of You arranged by Kara Baxter (DMA '14). The concert will conclude with an original funk tune for big band titled Wolfdenfunk composed by Dr. Eric Richards, director of the UNL Jazz Orchestra. The UNL Big Band is directed by Dave Stamps (DMA '14), newly appointed Director of Jazz Studies and Assistant Professor of Jazz Composition at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN.
7:30 pm Apr 24thEvenings of Dance Johnny Carson Theater
The 9th Annual Evenings of Dance, a concert of work by dance faculty, guests and selected students, will take place April 24-27 Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Lied Center's Johnny Carson Studio Theater. Tickets are $7 general admission, $5 students and seniors, at the door.
7:30 pm Apr 25thEvenings of Dance Johnny Carson Theater
The 9th Annual Evenings of Dance, a concert of work by dance faculty, guests and selected students, will take place April 24-27 Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Lied Center's Johnny Carson Studio Theater. Tickets are $7 general admission, $5 students and seniors, at the door.
7:30 pm Apr 25thWind Ensemble KIMBALL RECITAL HALL
A tour de force of dazzling colors, intriguing forms, intimate and expansive emotions, manic energy and complete repose, inspiration, desolation, and redemption – all in a single evening featuring Pann’s “Slalom,” Maslanka’s “A Child’s Garden of Dreams,” Grainger’s “Hill Song No. 2,” and the Nebraska premiere of Mackey’s “The Frozen Cathedral.” Truly an event not to be missed.
7:30 pm Apr 26thEvenings of Dance Johnny Carson Theater
The 9th Annual Evenings of Dance, a concert of work by dance faculty, guests and selected students, will take place April 24-27 Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Lied Center's Johnny Carson Studio Theater. Tickets are $7 general admission, $5 students and seniors, at the door.
1:00 pm Apr 27thChamberFest KIMBALL RECITAL HALL
The ChamberFest Concerts will feature three different concerts on April 27 1, 4, 7:30 p.m. in Kimball Recital Hall.

The Honors ChamberFest Concert will take place at 7:30PM and will
feature clarinetist David Kamran, the winner of the "Play with the
Chiaras" Competition and three outstanding ensembles chosen by the faculty. David Kamran will perform Mozart's beautiful Clarinet Quintet with the Chiara String Quartet.

Tickets: General admission $5, student/senior $3, available at the door approx. one hour before the performance.
2:00 pm Apr 27thEvenings of Dance Johnny Carson Theater
The 9th Annual Evenings of Dance, a concert of work by dance faculty, guests and selected students, will take place April 24-27 Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Lied Center's Johnny Carson Studio Theater. Tickets are $7 general admission, $5 students and seniors, at the door.
7:30 pm Apr 28thChoral Concert KIMBALL RECITAL HALL
UNL’s All-Collegiate Choir will punctuate the 2013-14 season with a performance of Morten Lauridsen’s seminal work, “Lux Aeterna.” Composed in memoriam of the composer’s mother, this five-movement setting of texts about light mourns the loss of a loved one, while conveying a sense of confidence in the peace that is to follow; both for the lost, and those left behind.

The All-Collegiate Choir will be joined in performance by the Sing Omaha Master Chorale, who will share a set of American choral music from the 20th and 21st centuries, including selections by Morten Lauridsen, Ola Gjeilo, Z. Randall Stroope, David Childs, Stephen Paulus, and others.

Then UNL’s University Chorale will perform a variety of both beautiful and light-hearted works including folksong arrangements and works by Holst, Thompson and Musselman.

Also on the concert will be UNL’s 80-voice Varsity Men’s Chorus. They will perform a variety of literature including a Celtic folksongs, an early American Folksong, an American Spiritual, wonderful text-settings by A.E. Housman, and a Broadway favorite for male singers.
7:30 pm Apr 29thGraduate Jazz Combos and Vocal Jazz WESTBROOK MUSIC BUILDING
The Graduate Jazz combo will perform three original tunes and two arrangements of standard jazz tunes. Vocal jazz will be performing tunes by Pat Metheny, Duke Ellington, Johnny Mandel, Frank Loesser, Charlie Parker and possibly an original tune by a member of the group.
7:30 pm Apr 30thSymphonic Band KIMBALL RECITAL HALL
Join the Symphonic Band, conducted by Tony Falcone, as they "turn their eyes to the skies" with their final program of the year, "Looking Upward." David Maslanka's Mother Earth, with graduate teaching assistant conductor James Dreiling; John Philip Sousa's Looking Upward Suite; Galactic Empires by David R. Gillingham and David Holsinger's tour du force To Tame the Perilous Skies will be featured.

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