University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra performs Oct. 10
calendar icon27 Sep 2021
Lincoln, Neb.—The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra will perform Sunday, Oct. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in Kimball Recital Hall.
The concert is free and open to the public. The concert will also be live webcast. Visit https://music.unl.edu/webcaststhe day of the performance for the link.
Members of the Symphony Orchestra, which resides in the Glenn Korff School of Music, include students from throughout the university. The orchestra is under the direction of Professor and Director of Orchestras Tyler Goodrich White.
The program for their Oct. 10 concert will feature music by Mozart, Dvorak, C.P.E. Bach and American composer T.J. Anderson.
The concert opens with Mozart’s Overture to the opera “The Magic Flute.”
“By turns majestic, motoric and lyrical, the overture, like the entire opera, stands as one of the greatest monuments of Mozart’s final year of life and, indeed, of his entire career,” White said.
That will be followed by the “Introduction and Allegro” by Anderson. Anderson, one of America’s America’s most distinguished and senior living Black composers, composed the work in 1959, one year after receiving his doctorate in music from the University of Iowa.
“’Introduction and Allegro’ is both searchingly lyrical and joyously rhythmic, forming an outstanding example of the mid-20thcentury American style, reflecting the influence of such composers as Aaron Copland, Samuel Barber and Leonard Bernstein,” White said.
Next on the program is the Flute Concerto in D minor, Wq. 22 by Carl Phillipp Emmanuel Bach. The soloist in this late-Baroque masterpiece is Sandra Masic, winner of the Glenn Korff School of Music’s 2020-21 Graduate Solo Competition.
Concluding the program is Antonin Dvorak’s Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88.
“The beauties of the Czech countryside come alive in this expansive, songful and exuberant work,” White said.