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.
The Cornhusker Marching Band returns to Memorial Stadium prior to the kickoff of the 2013 season with The Cornhusker Marching Band Exhibition on Friday, August 23 beginning at 7 p.m. The performance is free and open to the public.
Always a crowd-pleasing favorite, the exhibition will be a warm up for the season opening game against Wyoming. The band will perform its Pregame Spectacular along with a preview of the first halftime show and many other Husker favorites.
Once every four years, the School of Music and the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film collaborate on a large-scale musical production sponsored by the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts. February 2013, we presented the regional premiere of Mary Zimmerman’s adaptation of “Candide,” Leonard Bernstein’s 1956 operetta.
“It was a feast for the eyes, the ears and the heart,” said Alisa Belflower, who directed the production.
The UNL Chamber Singers have been invited to perform at the Conference of the Association of British Choral Directors (ABCD) in Oxford, U.K., in August and will be attending with support from the Hixson-Lied Endowment, Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts and the School of Music.
The 25-member vocal ensemble provides a chamber vocal experience for singers and is under the direction of Associate Professor of Choral Music Therees Hibbard.
Peter Eklund, Professor and Director of Choral Activities in the University of Nebraska–Lincoln's School of Music, has been named one of 217 quarterfinalists for the Grammy® Foundation’s first-ever Music Educator Award.
The Music Educator Award was established to recognize current educators (kindergarten through college) who have made a significant and lasting contribution to the field of music education and who demonstrate a commitment to the broader cause of maintaining music education in the schools.