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Dr. Sergio Ruiz. Photo by Kristen Bowyer.

calendar icon17 Mar 2017    

Sergio Ruiz named director of Glenn Korff School of Music

Lincoln, Neb.--Sergio Ruiz, professor of music and chair of the Georgia College Department of Music, has been named the new director of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Glenn Korff School of Music. Ruiz will begin his new position on July 1.

He replaces John W. Richmond, who left the university last year to become of the dean of the College of Music at the University of North Texas in Denton. Peter Lefferts has been interim director of the Korff School since July.

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Chiara String Quartet Jennifer Son, Cello

calendar icon17 Mar 2017    

‘Beyond Their Years’ caps off final performance of Chiaras season

LINCOLN, Neb.— On Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 7:30 p.m., the Chiara String Quartet will perform the final concert of the 2016-2017 Hixson-Lied Concert Series at Kimball Recital Hall (11th and R Streets). The program, titled “Beyond Their Years,” will be a celebration of mature younger voices featuring Mendelssohn’s gratifying String Quartet in A minor, Op.

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"Prairie Songs:  Remembering Ántonia" will premier March 28 at the Lied Center's Johnny Carson Theater.

calendar icon16 Mar 2017    

Cather’s ‘My Ántonia’ to come alive in song

Lincoln, Neb.--Since 2002, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has provided internationally recognized scholarly work on Nebraska author Willa Cather through its Cather Project. Now, taking direction from Cather’s love of music, the Cather Project has commissioned a song cycle inspired by the text of “My Ántonia,” Nebraska’s prairie and the author’s letters.

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calendar icon15 Mar 2017    

Upcoming Performance Canceled

LINCOLN, Neb.— The A Celebration of American Song performance scheduled for Monday, March 27, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in the Kimball Recital Hall and listed on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Glenn Korff School of Music Calendar of Events calendars has been canceled.

For a full listing of University of Nebraska-Lincoln Glenn Korff School of Music events, visit music.unl.edu. 

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Fifty-three students from across Nebraska were selected for the 2017 Nebraska Young Artist Awards.

calendar icon15 Mar 2017    

2017 Nebraska Young Artist Award winners announced

Lincoln, Neb.--The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts has announced the winners of the 20th annual Nebraska Young Artist Awards.

The Nebraska Young Artist Awards annually recognize 11th grade students from Nebraska who are gifted and talented in the areas of visual art, dance, music, theatre, and film and new media. These students exemplify the pinnacles of creativity in one of the fine and performing arts.

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University Singers

calendar icon09 Mar 2017    

University Singers to help celebrate Boys Town’s 100th Anniversary

LINCOLN, Neb.— In honor of Boys Town’s 100th Anniversary, The University Singers will present a concert celebrating Boys Town’s rich history of choral music on Thursday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m. at Boys Town (13943 Dowd Drive). The concert will include sacred works performed by the Boys Town Choir during their touring years in the 1940s through 70s, and will feature Faure’s Requiem. The performance will take place in Boys Town’s own beautiful Dowd Chapel. The performance is free and open to the public.

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Gregory Beaver

calendar icon06 Mar 2017    

Spend St. Patrick’s Day with cello music in Kimball Recital Hall

LINCOLN, Neb.— On March 17 at 7:30 pm in Kimball Recital Hall, Gregory Beaver will perform a mostly solo recital of cello music ranging from the 20th century masterpiece “Sonata for solo cello” by Zoltán Kodály in the 50th anniversary of his death to a Nebraska premiere.

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Symphony Orchestra

calendar icon06 Mar 2017    

UNL Symphony Orchestra presents Student Soloist Night

LINCOLN, Neb.— The UNL Symphony Orchestra will present its annual Student Soloist Night on Tuesday, March 14 at 7:30 p.m. in Kimball Recital Hall. The concert features winners of the 2016-17 Undergraduate and Graduate Solo Competitions.

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Cover for "The Good Life" CD

calendar icon03 Mar 2017    By Brian G. Reetz

The sound of The Good Life

The Good Life. What does it mean to you? For some it’s about spending time with the ones they love, for others it’s a night walking on the beach and for others still it’s about just enjoying life!

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Jazz Orchestra recently released a CD, “The Good Life: Live at Kimball Hall,” that captures many different moods and feelings with powerful live performances by the group.

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Jonah Sirota

calendar icon02 Mar 2017    

Sirota viola recital includes World Premiere piece, Elegy For a Lost World

LINCOLN, Neb.— Violist Jonah Sirota’s recital with guest artist Molly Morkoski, piano, and faculty artists William McMullen, oboe, Diane Barger, clarinet, John Bailey, flute, and Karen Becker, cello will take place Wednesday, March 15 at 7:30 p.m. in Kimball Recital Hall.

It’s a program of chamber music with viola from the time when the instrument came into its own. The night features works by Holst, Clarke, Loeffler, Bruch, Martinu, and the world premiere of Elegy For a Lost World by Robert Sirota.

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