The UNL School of Music and the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film present the regional premiere of Mary Zimmerman’s adaptation of "Candide," Leonard Bernstein’s 1956 operetta. Performances are February 21, 22 and 23 at 7:30 p.m. and February 24 at 3:00 p.m. in Kimball Recital Hall, 11th and Q streets.
The Lied Center for Performing Arts has announced a musical theatre festival to seek out new musical theatre works from across the United States with the potential to be developed and produced into full-scale productions. Directed by Tony® Award nominees Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin, this festival will bring some of the finest emerging musical theatre writers to the Lied Center next fall.
Hattie Bestul, a University of Nebraska–Lincoln freshman Bachelor of Music major from Middleton, Wis., is the Division Winner in the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Senior Performance Competition (Woodwinds) in Lawrence, Ks.. She will travel to Anaheim, Calif., in March to compete as a National Finalist in the MTNA Senior Performance Competition (Woodwinds).
University of Nebraska–Lincoln Associate Professor of Music Theory Stanley Kleppinger was recently elected to a four-year term as secretary of the Society for Music Theory after being nominated by its Executive Board.
To all the adults out there who have always wanted to play the piano, UNL professor Brenda Wristen has something to say: It’s never too late to learn.
With people living longer and having more leisure time, Wristen sees adults as good candidates to learn to play the piano. This class offers the opportunity to learn how to play the piano in a fun, low-key environment.
University of Nebraska–Lincoln Associate Professor of Organ Christopher Marks will perform the music of Johann Sebastian Bach on five different keyboard instruments during his faculty recital on Sunday, Jan. 13 at 3 p.m. in Kimball Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public.
University of Nebraska–Lincoln School of Music graduate student Kayla Wilkens finished as one of eight finalists in the National Opera Association’s 2013 Vocal Competition in the scholarship division. The finals were conducted Jan. 5, 2013, in Portland, Ore.
“I was very pleased and honored to be chosen as a national finalist—only a handful of applicants are chosen to proceed to the final stage of the competition,” Wilkens said.
University of Nebraska–Lincoln School of Music Director John W. Richmond announced a $100,000 gift to the University of Nebraska Foundation by Thomas Olson in honor of his wife, Cynthia, to create the Cynthia Olson Vocal Music Education Doctoral Fellowship Endowment at the Chamber Music Singers concert at Sheldon Museum of Art on Dec. 7.
Freshman saxophone performance major Nicholas May was announced as the winner of the Lincoln's Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Competition on Nov. 17.
As the winner, May receives the title of LSO Young Artist Winner for the 2012-2013 season, publicity exposure, a private rehearsal and coaching from LSO Resident Conductor and UNL Professor Tyler White and two featured performances as a soloist with the orchestra at LSO’s Young People’s Concert at the Lied Center and family concert at Nebraska Wesleyan’s O’Donnell Auditorium, as well as a $500 cash prize.