Leonard Bernstein completed his suite of brass pieces on April 8, 1959. They were written for members of the New York Philharmonic and received their premier at Carnegie Hall. The pieces were commissioned by the Juilliard Musical Foundation. This set of pieces, to be performed by members of the Glenn Korff School of Music faculty, is rarely performed as a set and are all influenced by Bernstein's love of jazz. The event will take place at 3 p.m., September 22 in Kimball Recital Hall.
Soprano Jamie Reimer and pianist Michael Cotton present a recital of American art songs on Thursday, September 19. The event at Kimball Recital Hall begins at 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
The repertoire explores the rich harmonies and lyrical vocal lines of the late 19th century through the middle 20th century, and includes works by Ernst Bacon, Amy Marcy Cheney Beach, and John Duke.
Audiences will also hear the American premiere of Robert Owens' 4 Sonnets to Duse, written in 2012 for Jamie Reimer to the poetry of Sara Teasdale
Rebecca Fischer, violinist of the acclaimed Chiara String Quartet, presents a recital of all unaccompanied violin music on September 10 in UNL's Kimball Recital Hall. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln's Department of Art and Art History and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha announced the inauguration of the Bemis Center Residency Prize for graduates from the UNL Master of Fine Arts program. The Residency Prize will be awarded annually to an outstanding MFA student graduating from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. All third-year MFA students are eligible to apply for the Residency Prize. UNL art and art history faculty will nominate students for consideration; the Bemis Center will determine the recipient.
Violist Clark Potter, violinist David C. Neely, mezzo-soprano Kate Butler and pianist Ann Chang present the luscious music of the English composer and violist Rebecca Clarke (1886-1979) at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 8 at Kimball Recital Hall. The Glenn Korff School of Music event is free and open to the public.
Highlighted by the UNL Opera production of Benjamin Britten's Albert Herring, two concerts in the Hixson-Lied Concert Series of the Chiara String Quartet, and the Cornhusker Marching Band Highlights Show at the Lied Center for Performing Arts, the Glenn Korff School of Music is excited to announce its Fall 2013 season.