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Performing Arts - Music

Clark Potter, Viola Performance

7:30 pm
Kimball Recital Hall
1113 R St
Lincoln NE 68508
Additional Info: KRH
Brian Reetz, (402) 472-6865,
In a concert which will feature concert music by film composers, Glenn Korff School of Music faculty Clark Potter, viola and Mark Clinton, piano, will perform the world premiere of Ernest Gold’s recently discovered Sonata for Viola and Piano, which dates from the 1950s. Works of Alfred Newman, Maria Newman and Miklós Rózsa will also be performed, and film clips from Exodus, The Robe, Ben-Hur, and the silent film Tender Hearts will also be shown to display film score work by these composers. Bruce Gbur, the editor of the Gold Sonata and its discoverer, will also be on hand to discuss his role in bringing the Sonata to light.

A native of Longview, Washington, Clark Potter is professor of viola at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, where he is also on the conducting faculty. Mr. Potter is principal viola of the Lincoln Symphony, director of NEBratsche (the UNL viola ensemble), and he is an active performer as a solo recitalist and chamber musician. He has conducted the Lincoln Youth Symphony since 2007 and has conducted that ensemble in Rome, Prague, Budapest, Dresden, Leipzig and Vienna. He is also a member of two chamber ensembles: the Nebraska Chamber Players and the Trans-Nebraska Players, and he is in demand as an adjudicator and clinician at schools in Nebraska and around the region. He has conducted All-State Middle School Orchestras in Iowa, Oregon and Alabama, and he has appeared more than 20 times as a guest conductor of high school honors orchestras in Kansas, South Dakota, Nevada and Nebraska. In 2007, Mr. Potter was selected to receive the award for Private String Teacher of the Year by the Nebraska chapter of the American String Teachers Association, and in 2008 he was honored as the String Educator of the Year in Nebraska by the same organization.

Free and open to the public.

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