2009.05.05 > For Immediate Release
contact: Wendy Townley - University Relations
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Four-Day Keyboard Concert is May 13-16 at UNO
Omaha - The 15th annual Robert M. Spire Celebration of Keyboard Arts is May 13-16 at the Strauss Performing Arts Center Recital Hall at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO).
The four-day event consists of four concerts that will take place each night at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices are $5 for general admission, and $3 for students and senior citizens, per night.
The Wednesday, May 13 program will feature TriO!, a prize winning student chamber music group featuring Nathan Green (piano), Hannah Meyer (cello) and Sophie Genevieve (violin). The group will perform the Shostakovich Trio No. 2, Op. 67 and the Brahms Trio No. 2, Op. 87.
The Thursday, May 14 program will feature prize-winning artist-pupils from the UNO graduate and undergraduate program in piano. The performers will play works of Chopin, Brahms, Liszt, Saint-Saens, Debussy and Prokofiev. Many of those performing have been winners of state and regional competitions.
During the Friday, May 15 program, performers will play Concerti with James Johnson, coordinator of keyboard studies and professor of music at UNO, playing the orchestra parts at a second piano. The performers in this program come from the UNO undergraduate program and from the private studio of James Johnson.
The Saturday, May 16 program will feature performers from the private studio of James Johnson. They will play music by Beethoven, Debussy, Brahms and others. Many of these performers have been winners in state and regional competitions.
UNO is celebrating its 100th anniversary. The celebration recognizes the partnership among the City of Omaha, its citizens and UNO to build a vibrant and dynamic community. The centennial theme is “UNO: Central To Our City Since 1908.” This theme acknowledges the past contributions of UNO to the community and sets the stage for great things to come.
UNO, inaugurated in 1968, emerged from the Municipal University of Omaha, established in 1931, which grew out of the University of Omaha founded in 1908. For Centennial information, go to http://www.unomaha.edu/100/.
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