Symphony blockbusters coming to Kimball on Sunday, October 7
calendar icon24 Sep 2018
LINCOLN, Neb.— On Sunday, October 7 at 3 p.m. in Kimball Recital Hall, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Glenn Korff School of Music ‘s Symphony Orchestra will present the opening concert of its 2018-2019 season. Under the direction of Dr. Tyler Goodrich White, the program will open with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s beloved Symphony No. 40 in G minor and will close with Dmitri Shostakovich’s powerful Symphony No. 5 in D minor, a work often hailed as the greatest symphony of the last 100 years. Rounding out the program is the Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra by the Danish composer Launy Grøndahl, featuring Nebraska professor Scott Anderson as soloist.
Since 1884, orchestral studies have been at the heart of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's music programs. Today, the 80-member Nebraska Symphony Orchestra -- Nebraska's oldest orchestral organization -- is made up of students from across the university, from undergraduates majoring in a variety of disciplines outside music, to undergraduate music majors, master's and doctoral students receiving professional-level training in musical performance. Alumni of the Orchestra Program currently hold positions in major professional symphony orchestras, as well as in college and high school music departments nationwide. The Symphony maintains a national reputation for excellence, recognized by invitations to perform at national and regional conventions of music educators, and by four awards from the National Opera Association.
The orchestra presents approximately six concert programs each year and regularly tours in the region. The Symphony Orchestra's repertoire includes major symphonic works of the 18th through 21st centuries, concertos with both faculty and student soloists, choral-orchestral masterworks (in collaboration with Glenn Korff School of Music choral ensembles) and fully staged operas and musicals.
Tickets for the October 7 concert are available at the Kimball Recital Hall door the night of the event. General admission is $5, students and seniors (62 and over) $3.