OMAHA – A popular concert series at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) that brings world-renowned musicians to campus will return for a second season beginning this month. Thursday, Sept. 14, marks the first of seven concerts that will make up the UNO School of Music International Concert Series, which will run through next spring.
The series is designed to strengthen community engagement and music education in Omaha. Five of the recitals will be paired with free masterclass opportunities. Each masterclass will be open to the public for observation; young artists from the community will be invited to perform.
The series schedule follows, below. Each event will be held in the Strauss Performing Arts Center.
With exception of the faculty recital, each performance will be $15 for general admission; $8 for non-UNO students, seniors or military personnel; and free for UNO students, faculty and staff. The faculty showcase will be $10 for general admission, and $5 for non-UNO students, seniors or military personnel.
Tickets can be purchased at TicketOmaha.com, or by calling 402.345.0606. UNO students will receive free admission by showing their MavCard at the door.
Faculty and staff will be able to claim up to four free tickets each by showing their MavCARD at the door.
One of the most respected and acclaimed flutists performing today, Wincenc has appeared as soloist with major orchestras worldwide and has premiered works written for her by numerous prominent composers.
Recital - Sept. 14, 2017 at 7:30 P.M.
Master class – Sept. 15, 2017 from 9 A.M. to 11 A.M.
Nebraska Rising Stars
The recital will feature a selected group of pre-college and college students performing solo, chamber music, and orchestral repertoire.
Recital - Oct. 12, 2017 at 7:30 P.M.
Garrett, a collaborative pianist, won the 1992 Grammy Award for Best Classical Vocal Performance with soprano Kathleen Battle.
Recital - Nov. 10, 2017 at 7:30 P.M.
Master class – Nov. 11 2017, from 9 A.M. to 11 A.M.
UNO Faculty Showcase
This recital will showcase the renowned teachers and performers committed to the academic and artistic development of students throughout the United States and around the world
Recital - Jan. 26, 2018 at 6:30 P.M.
Wu has performed as a solo percussion artist in some of Asia’s, North America’s and Europe’s finest venues. She is currently the head of the percussion program at Northwestern University.
Recital - Feb. 15, 2018 at 7:30 P.M.
Master class – Feb. 15, 2018 from 9 A.M. to 11 A.M.
The Zodiac Trio enjoys an international concert schedule that consistently spans three continents and is recognized by many to be one of the foremost clarinet-violin-piano ensembles performing today.
Recital - March 8, 2018 at 7:30 P.M.
Master class – March 9, 2018 from 9 A.M. to 11 A.M.
Dutch violinist Liza Ferschtman is known for her passionate performances, interesting programs and communicative qualities on stage.
Recital - April 9, 2018 at 7:30 P.M.
Master class – April 10, 2018 from 9 A.M. to 11 A.M.
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