Susumu Watanabe

calendar icon06 Mar 2020    

GKSOM student Watanabe’s recital to be live webcast

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Glenn Korff School of Music has added a Student Showcase Recital to the webcast schedule. On Sunday, March 8 at 6:30 p.m. live from Kimball Recital Hall, Composer and Conductor Susumu Watanabe will present the world premiere performance of his dissertation piece, “Concertante for Sho and Jazz Orchestra,” featuring internationally renowned sho soloist Naoyuki Manabe and a 16-piece jazz orchestra. The Gagaku Ensemble will also perform as part of the recital.

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calendar icon02 Mar 2020    

UNL Harp Studio recital coming up on March 15

 The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Glenn Korff School of Music Harp Studio presents a recital on March 15 at 5:30 p.m. in Westbrook Recital Hall.  Please join the UNL Harp Studio to enjoy beautiful harp music, discover the fascinating history of the harp, and experience some of the many sound colors and effects possible on this glorious instrument.  

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Dave Rezek

calendar icon27 Feb 2020    

Next Jazz Orchestra, Jazz Singers performance includes Guest Artist Rezek

The Glenn Korff School of Music continues the 2019-2020 jazz season with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Jazz Orchestra and UNL’s Jazz Singers featuring guest artist Dave Rezek on March 12 at 7:30 p.m. in Kimball Recital Hall. Jazz Singers will perform music by Darmon Meader and Rosana Eckert, two prolific contemporary vocal jazz arrangers. The Jazz Orchestra will feature Dave Rezek on a variety of classic and contemporary big band literature, including charts by Javier Arau, Bob Brookmeyer, and Thad Jones.

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UNL Wind Ensemble

calendar icon26 Feb 2020    

UNL Wind Ensemble presents ‘Indispensable’

The repertoire of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Glenn Korff School of Music Wind Ensemble’s March 11 performance focuses on the tectonic shifting of American society from the 1930s to the 1950s and its resonance among the Silent Generation. The “Indispensable” performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Kimball Recital Hall.

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UNL Dancers perform at last year's Arts Advocacy Day. This year's event is March 6 at the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts. Photo by Justin Mohling. Skyler Dykes and Emmalee Allen at a previous Arts Advocacy Day. This year's event is March 6. Courtesy photo.

calendar icon26 Feb 2020    

Arts Advocacy Day March 6

Lincoln, Neb.--The third annual Arts Advocacy Day at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln will be held on Friday, March 6 from 5-8 p.m. at the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts at 13th and Q streets. The events are free and open to the public.

The goal of the event is to celebrate student artwork and expose the university community to statewide arts advocacy effort.

There will be an arts advocacy station, offering information on Nebraskans for the Arts and materials to help participants write letters in support of the arts to their state representatives.

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Assistant Professor of Practice Ann Marie Pollard is offering free 50-minute weekly yoga sessions this spring for students and faculty/staff in the college at the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts.

calendar icon26 Feb 2020    By Kathe C. Andersen

Student Advisory Boards coordinate wellness initiatives

Lincoln, Neb.--The Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts undergraduate and graduate student advisory boards are coordinating a wellness initiative for students in the college.

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UNL Symphonic Band

calendar icon25 Feb 2020    

UNL Symphonic Band presents ‘Passages’

Join the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Glenn Korff School of Music Symphonic Band for its program, Passages, on March 10 at 7:30 pm in Kimball Recital Hall.

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calendar icon17 Feb 2020    

Potter and Marks plan ‘A Leap of Faith: Music You’ve Never Heard’

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Glenn Korff School of Music Professors Clark Potter and Christopher Marks combine to perform “A Leap of Faith: Music You’ve Never Heard” for viola and organ on Leap Day, Saturday, February 29 at 7:30 p.m. The concert will be held at First Presbyterian Church in Lincoln, 840 S 17th St. The recital is free and features music “sacred and profane”: Larghetto Religioso by Oskar Wermann and Sonata da Chiesa by Daniel Pinkham, as well as Thema mit Veränderungen by Carl Türcke and Sonata in Fa major (1904) by Marco Anzoletti.

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Nathaniel Sullivan Photo credit: Daniel Welch

calendar icon16 Feb 2020    By Brian G Reetz

GKSOM Alum Sullivan returns to play van Gogh

When University of Nebraska-Lincoln Glenn Korff School of Music’s Alisa Belflower reached out to GKSOM alum Nathaniel Sullivan about playing the role of Vincent van Gogh in the UNL Opera production of The Highest Yellow, he didn’t hesitate.

“Alisa called me back in November to see if I could do the role, and there wasn’t a doubt in my mind that I wanted to do it,” Sullivan said. “I was so excited at the prospect of coming back to Lincoln for a couple weeks, getting to work with Alisa again, and working on such a beautiful show.”

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UNL Opera presents "The Highest Yellow: Healing Vincent Van Gogh" on Feb. 21 and 23 in Kimball Recital Hall.

calendar icon22 Jan 2020    By Kathe C. Andersen

UNL Opera presents ‘The Highest Yellow’

Lincoln, Neb.--The Glenn Korff School of Music’s Opera program presents the new opera-cum-musical “The Highest Yellow: Healing Vincent Van Gogh,” which tells the story of the six months following the night artist Vincent Van Gogh severed his ear. This full production will be the first, since the commissioned debut at the Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre.

An opera cum musical means that this musical work for the stage is composed using some of the conventions typical of both opera and music theatre.

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