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2011.03.08 > For Immediate Release
contact: Charley Reed - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2129 - email: cdreed@unomaha.edu

UNO’s Chamber Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble Team Up For Concert

Omaha - Two University of Nebraska at Omaha’s (UNO) music ensembles will be joining forces on Thursday, March 17 for “Strings Attached,” a three-part showcase including separate performances by the UNO Chamber Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble as well as a collaborative performance between the two.

Starting at 7 p.m., the UNO Chamber Orchestra will perform music by French Impressionist composers Maurice Ravel and Claude Debussy. Selections include Ravel’s "Pavane for a Dead Princess" and Debussy’s "Pettite Suite."

Next, UNO’s Jazz Ensemble will perform music from Thad Jones, a jazz trumpeter from the 1950s through 1970s. Selections include "Back Bone" and "Don’t Git Sassy."

The program will close with both the Chamber Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble joining forces, a first in the university’s 100-plus-year history, to perform the popular "Hunting Wabbits 2 (A Bad Hare Day)" from Gordon Goodwin.

This pair of performances will take place in the Strauss Performing Arts Recital Hall. It is open to the public for a cost of $5 for non-students and $4 for students without an NUID. Students with an NUID can get into the performance for free.

Professor Barry Ford will conduct the Chamber Orchestra while Dr. Pete Madsen will direct the Jazz Ensemble.

Tickets for the event are $5 for the general public and $4 for students without an NUID. Those with an NUID can get into the concert for free.

For additional information on the event, contact Pete Madsen at petermadsen@unomaha.edu or (402) 554.2297

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