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2013.01.31 > For Immediate Release
contact: Charley Reed - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2129 - email: cdreed@unomaha.edu

Nebraska and Iowa High School Musicians Visit UNO, Will Perform Concert at the Holland Center

Omaha - Some of the top student musicians from Nebraska and western Iowa will assemble at UNO to prepare for a concert at the Holland Performing Arts Center on Sunday, Feb. 3 as part of this year’s Bands, Orchestra and Chorus at the Holland (BOCH) Honors Festival.

The ensembles performing include the Maverick Honor Band, Durango Honor Band, Honor String Orchestra, Heartland Philharmonic Orchestra and UNO Choruses. The ensembles will be led by some of the country’s best conductors.

The BOCH Festival is an annual three-day event, which begins Feb. 1, that features over 100 high school music programs and 450 students who were chosen to participate on the basis of a competitive audition process and nominations from their music teachers.

The Feb. 3 concert, which serves as the final concert for all the honor ensembles, will be held at the Holland beginning at 1:15 p.m. The concert will conclude with a combined band, chorus and orchestra performance of “America the Beautiful” conducted by BOCH Festival Coordinator, James R. Saker.

Doors will open at 12:45 p.m. for the 1:15 p.m. performance.

Tickets for Sunday’s performance are available at the door or in advance at Ticket Omaha. The cost is $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors.

Also part of the festival is the Faculty Artist Recital on Friday, Feb. 1 at 6:30 p.m. and a performance by the University Choirs, Chamber Orchestra and Symphonic Wind Ensemble at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2. Both of these performances will be presented, free to the public, in the Strauss Performing Arts Center Recital Hall.

For more information about the BOCH Festival or Sunday’s concert, please contact Saker at 402.554.3446 or by email at jsaker@unomaha.edu.

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