|3:00 pm Mar 9th||Chamber Singers...AT THE THRESHOLD: A Collaborative Performance and Community Engagement Project SHELDON MUSEUM of ART|
A Performing Arts Event highlighting “Doorways to Hope”
Sunday, March 9th, 2014; Sheldon Museum of Art, Great Hall, 300PM.
A UNL Glenn Korff School of Music, Hildegard Center for the Arts/Habitat for Humanity, and Sheldon Museum of Art project.
UNL Chamber Singers
NOVA [Nebraska Organization of Vocal Artists – a gathering of professional singers from Nebraska]
Skyros String Quartet
NAOVA [Nebraska Academy of Vocal Arts] Children’s Choir
UNL Dance students
This special concert event is designed to enhance the artistic outreach of the Sheldon Museum of Art Chamber Singers’ Concert Series through a collaboration of Glenn Korff School of Music student musicians, dancers, professional musicians, and community organizations. The performance will be on March 9th, 2014, involving the UNL Chamber Singers, NOVA, a group of professional singers, the Skyros graduate string quartet, the NAOVA children's choir, and students from our dance department. It will be titled, "AT THE THRESHOLD", and will feature the performance of Tarik O'Regan's beautiful work "THE ECSTASIES ABOVE" for Chamber Choir, soloists and string quartet; and also will have individual performances by these ensembles, NAOVA, and the UNL dancers. It will be presented through the Glenn Korff School of Music and the Sheldon Museum of Art as part of the Chamber Singers’ 2013-2014 Concert Series, in partnership with the Hildegard Center for the Arts and the Habitat for Humanity. We are hoping this artistic outreach event will also serve to help raise awareness for their "Doorways To Hope" project, which is centered on the building of a "Habitat Art House" in Lincoln.
|7:30 pm Mar 11th||Symphonic Band KIMBALL RECITAL HALL|
Join the Symphonic Band conducted by Prof. Anthony M. Falcone "On the Red Carpet" for a program of Nebraska Premieres. Professor of Oboe Dr. William McMullen will be featured in a new transcription of Albinoni's Concerto for Oboe in d minor, Op. 9, No. 2, along with new works by Mark Camphouse, John Mackey, Travis Cross and Michael Schelle.
|7:30 pm Mar 12th||Wind Ensemble KIMBALL RECITAL HALL|
Two UNL colleagues collaborate with the band this spring: soloist Craig Fuller will be featured in the Nebraska premiere of Dana Wilson’s “Concerto for Tuba,” and composer Randall Snyder will unveil the revision of his “Short Symphony for Wind and Percussion Ensemble.” Rounding out this eclectic program will be Gandolfi’s charismatic “Vientos y Tangos” – inspired by the compositions of Astor Piazzolla – and a rare performance of Schmitt’s landmark “Dionysiaques.”
|7:30 pm Mar 13th||Symphony Orchestra KIMBALL RECITAL HALL|
March 13 is labeled "Student Soloist Night: featuring winners of the 2013-14 Glenn Korff School of Music Graduate and Undergraduate Solo Competitions. The program includes Rossini's Overture to La Gazza Ladra (The Thieving Magpie), Nielsen's Flute Concerto, Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 1, Bottesini's Fantasy on themes from La Sonnambula for double bass and orchestra, and Rosauro's Concerto for Marimba and Strings.
|3:00 pm Mar 16th||Choral Concert KIMBALL RECITAL HALL|
The Sunday concert on March 16th will feature three of the University of Nebraska's larger choirs: the Women' Chorale, the All-Collegiate Choir, and the Varsity Men's Chorus. All ensembles are open to singers from across the UNL campus and all possess rich histories of fine choral singing. The literature presented will span many centuries and feature works by long-time renowned composers such as Franz Joseph Hayden, Robert Schumann, Antonio Vivaldi, and Edward Elgar in addition to current or 20th-Century well-known composers like Morton Lauridsen, René Clausen, and Randall Thompson. The concert will also include student vocal soloists, instrumentalists, and at least one brand new first-performance of a choral work. The concert is in Kimball Recital Hall on the UNL campus at 3pm and tickets are available at the door. The concert is free for UNL students. Conductors will be Matthew Hill, Kyungouk Ko, Therees Hibbard, Scott Rieker, and Pete Eklund and will be in the neighborhood of one hour in length.
|7:30 pm Mar 17th||University Faculty Brass Quintet KIMBALL RECITAL HALL|
The University of Nebraska Brass Quintet will be performing two works by composer Bruce Broughton, including the premiere of “NeBRASSka,” co-commissioned by the Glenn Korff School of Music and the Lied Center for Performing Arts, at their next concert on Monday, March 17 at 7:30 p.m. in Kimball Recital Hall. The concert is $5 general admission and $3 for students/seniors.
Broughton will be on campus to work with composition students in the Glenn Korff School of Music and to conduct a masterclass with the University of Nebraska Brass Quintet.
The University of Nebraska Brass Quintet includes Hixson-Lied Professor Scott Anderson, trombone; Artist-in-Resident K. Craig Bircher, trumpet; Senior Lecturer Craig Fuller, tuba; Professor Alan Mattingly, horn; and Artist-in-Resident Scott Quackenbush, trumpet.
One of the most versatile composers working today, Broughton writes in every medium, from theatrical releases, TV and feature films to the concert stage and computer games. He received an Oscar nomination for his first major film score, “Silverado,” and he has received more than 20 Emmy nominations and won 10, including most recently for HBO’s “Warm Springs.”
|7:30 pm Mar 18th||Faculty Jazz Ensemble KIMBALL RECITAL HALL|
The UNL Faculty Jazz Group will present its spring concert featuring Works by Bill Mobley, Darold Danko, UNL OTHERMER FELLOW/DMA STUDIES Fellow, David Stamps and new works by Tom Larson.
|7:30 pm Mar 19th||Moran Woodwind Quintet KIMBALL RECITAL HALL|
Moran Woodwind Quintet -- Resident Faculty Quintet at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (John Bailey, flute; William McMullen, oboe; Diane Barger, clarinet; Jeffrey McCray, bassoon; Alan Mattingly, horn) -- will perform on March 19 in Kimball Recital Hall.
The four pieces in order are:
Rengaines, which means "old songs"--a light non-standard opener, in which a simple theme is transformed into a march, a polka, a waltz, a romance, a cadenza, etc.
Taffanel's quintet, a major standard in the repertoire, very romantic, and very French.
Kvandal's Quintet, non-standard, and very dark and edgy, with distinct Shostakovich influence. He's from Norway.
Lalo Schifrin's "La Nouvelle Orléans"--Schifrin's take on New Orleans jazz. Shifrin is the composer of the Mission Impossible theme and mostly wrote for television and movies.
|7:30 pm Mar 20th||Chiara String Quartet KIMBALL RECITAL HALL|
On Thursday, March 20 at 7:30pm, the Chiara String Quartet will be performing the final concert of their Hixson-Lied Concert Series 2013-2014 Season at Kimball Recital Hall (11th and R Streets). The concert will celebrate their newest album, Brahms by Heart, due out on March 25, 2014, and include Brahms’ String Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 67, String Quartet in a minor, Op. 51, No. 2, and Sextet in B Flat Major, Op. 18 with violist Clark Potter and cellist Karen Becker. The members of the Chiara String Quartet are the Hixson-Lied Artists-in-Residence at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Glenn Korff School of Music. A CD release party will follow the concert, where advance copies of the CD will be available for purchase.
"We are thrilled to play an all-Brahms concert in celebration of our CD, Brahms By Heart. Since we have been in residence at UNL, the Lincoln community has embraced our performances of Brahms quartets, and we are excited to finally bring recordings of these works to the public. It is only fitting that we welcome our dear UNL colleagues, Karen Becker and Clark Potter, to join us in Brahms' wondrous B-flat sextet."
The Chiara Quartet recorded all of Brahms’ String Quartets on Brahms by Heart entirely from memory, without any printed sheet music. It was a tremendous task, but the Quartet feels it has brought the group to a new level of performance and cohesion. After spending countless hours working toward playing from memory, they now see sheet music as a distraction, instead of an aid – so much so that they have made the decision to perform nearly all of their repertoire from memory in concert as well. After memorizing a work, each member of the quartet feels fully present in the moment, truly performing with heart, by heart.
Of the process, the Chiara’s cellist Gregory Beaver says, “The act of performing from memory has been challenging for us. Each member must find a way to know the music inside and out. But the payback for each of us is equally rewarding, bringing us that much closer together in our music-making.”
The 2-CD set includes Johannes Brahms’ String Quartet No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 51 No. 1; String Quartet No. 2 in A Minor, Op. 51 No. 2; String Quartet No. 3 in B-flat Major, Op. 67; and Brahms’ String Quintet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 111 with violist Roger Tapping. The album was recorded by Grammy Award-winning producer Judith Sherman at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall in Troy, New York. (Review copies available upon request.)
|7:30 pm Mar 31st||Paul Haar, Saxophone KIMBALL RECITAL HALL|
Paul Haar, Associate Professor of Saxophone will present an evening of saxophone chamber music, in the jazz and classical idioms, in a program entitled, GROUP SAX! This evening will feature works by Romero, Rivier, Bach, Albinoni, Mower, Monk and others. Joining Dr. Haar will be the UNL Saxophone Choir, Heartland Saxophone Quartet and the Lincoln-based GROUP SAX.