Angela Gilbert’s life as a vocal performance major is pretty crazy. From performing and rehearsing with the University Singers, Boots and Cats and the Big Red Singers, the junior at the UNL Glenn Korff School of Music admits it can all be a little tough to balance at times, but it’s so worth it.
As the fall semester comes to a close at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, so do the performances for the Glenn Korff School of Music. Most of the events during the month of December are student ensembles and many of our talented students are involved in more than one ensemble.
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Glenn Korff School of Music and Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film’s collaborative, large-scale musical production, “Candide” was awarded first prize in Division IV of the 2012-2013 Opera Production Competition sponsored by the National Opera Association (NOA).
It's showtime as the Cornhusker Marching Band Highlight Concert returns Tuesday, December 17, 7:30 PM, Cornhusker Marching Band at Lied Center $20 adults; $10 students & seniors at the Lied Center Box Office, 402-472-4747. Come experience the sights and sounds of the pride of all Nebraska! Get your tickets today!
Lessons learned performing in a Broadway musical were the featured attraction in a UNL dance classroom on Nov. 13.
Two cast members from the Tony award-winning musical "Memphis" led a master class with UNL students in Intermediate-Advanced Modern Dance. During the two hour long session, "Memphis" cast members Jonathan Ragsdale and Jonas Shumpert taught the students two dance combinations pulled straight from the rigorous choreography used in the musical.
"Memphis" played in two performances at the Lied Center for Performing Arts on Nov. 12-13.
On Thursday, November 14 at 7:30pm the Chiara String Quartet will be performing the second concert of their Hixson-Lied Concert Series at Kimball Recital Hall (11th and R Streets). The program will finish their cycle of Bela Bartók’s String Quartets with Nos. 2, 4, and 6. The first concert of the series on October 14 featured Quartets No. 1, 3, and 5. In Spring 2014, the series will continue on Tuesday, February 4, and Thursday, March 20.
The Moran Woodwind Quintet performs three works for quintet at 3 p.m. Nov. 17 in Kimball Hall. Tickets are $5 general admission and $3 for students and senior citizens.
The Moran Woodwind Quintet is the resident faculty woodwind quintet of UNL's Glenn Korff School of Music. Members include Jeffrey McCray, bassoon; Diane Barger, clarinet; John Bailey, flute; Alan Mattingly, horn; and William McMullen, oboe. The group was formed in 1986 and is named for the late John Moran, director of the UNL School of Music.
The Moran Woodwind Quintet performs three works for quintet at 3 p.m. on November 17 in the Kimball Recital Hall as part of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Glenn Korff School of Music.
“Our fall concert has three very contrasting works—one transcription of a classic, one with jazz and salsa influence, and one very intense modern work. The Moran Woodwind Quintet is excited to share these in concert,” Bailey said.
The Glenn Korff School of Music once again had a strong showing at the West Central NATS (The National Association of the Teachers of Singing) Student Auditions this past weekend, capped by Nathaniel Sullivan being named Singer of the Year. There were 332 student entries with 39 schools entering students in the two-day event at Emporia State University.