2012.01.26 > For Immediate Release
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Nebraska High Schools, UNO Team for Concert at Holland
Omaha - Students from over 100 Nebraska high schools will be joining students from the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s (UNO) Maverick Honor Band, Honor String Orchestra, Heartland Philharmonic Orchestra and UNO Choruses for a concert at the Holland Performing Arts Center on Sunday, Jan. 29 as part of this year’s Bands, Orchestra and Chorus at the Holland (BOCH) Honors Festival.
The BOCH Festival is an annual three-day event that features over 100 Nebraska high school music programs.
In its fourth year, the BOCH Festival features students who were nominated by their high school music teachers and were chosen through a competitive audition process for membership in one of the five festival music ensembles. These ensembles include two concert bands, a women’s chorus, a mixed chorus and a string orchestra.
The Jan. 29 concert is the concluding event of the festival, which opens on Friday, Jan. 27. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. for the 2:15 p.m. show, which will feature Serese Cole of WOWT as the master of ceremonies.
All five ensembles will be performing at the Jan. 29 concert with UNO’s ensembles providing the concert finale, which will be conducted by James Saker, the festival’s organizer and UNO’s director of bands.
The other five ensembles will be led by guest conductors from around the country, including Susan McShane, director of the San Francisco Children’s Choir, and Michael Meheffey, a professor at the University of Minnesota and conductor of the Twin Cities Oratorio.
Tickets for the concert are $10 for adults and $8 for students; they can be purchased at the door or at Ticket Omaha.
Also part of the festival is a 6:30 p.m. concert in the Strauss Performing Arts Center Recital Hall on the UNO campus. The concert will consist of approximately 20 faculty artists who will be performing.
Saturday, Jan. 28 will feature a concert by UNO’s Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Chamber Choir at 3 p.m. This concert will also take place at Strauss.
Both concerts held at Strauss are free and open to the public.
For more information about the BOCH Festival or the finale concert on Jan. 29, please contact James Saker at (402) 554.2252 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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