November "Nebraska Concerts" Features Music from Nebraska and Iowa

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October 31, 2010 - 7:00pm

For Immediate Release
NET Radio's November "Nebraska Concerts" Features Music from Nebraska and Iowa

LINCOLN, Neb. (Oct. 20, 2010) -- In November, "Nebraska Concerts," NET Radio's weekly series of fine music performed and recorded on Nebraska's stages, features music by two groups from Lincoln, one from Omaha and one from Decorah, Iowa. "Nebraska Concerts" airs on NET Radio Sundays at 1 p.m. CT.

On Sunday, Nov. 7, "Nebraska Concerts" presents music from an Omaha Symphony concert entitled "Passport to Russia," featuring works by Russian composers. Enjoy performances of Borodin's "Polovtsian Dances (from 'Prince Igor')," Mussorgsky's "Introduction to 'Khovantchina'" and Rimsky-Korsakov's "Capriccio Espagnol, Op. 34." Pianist Kirill Gerstein joins the orchestra for Rachmaninoff's "Concerto No. 3 in D Minor for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 30." Music director Thomas Wilkins conducts.

The next "Nebraska Concerts," airing Sunday, Nov. 14, features two concerts by the Nebraska Brass -- "American Brass" and "Nebraska Brass and Friends." "American Brass" features brass music by American composers, including works by John Cheetham, Anthony Plog, Gwyneth Walker, Aaron Copland, Scott Joplin, Leonard Bernstein, Duke Ellington, Kurt Weill and Henry Fillmore. "Nebraska Brass & Friends" showcases a wide variety of composers and music by Claude Le Jeune, Georges Bizet, Joseph Horovitz, Aaron Copland, Claude Debussy, W.C. Handy, Scott Joplin and Duke Ellington.

Lincoln's Symphony Orchestra performs an all-Beethoven program on "Nebraska Concerts" airing Sunday, Nov. 21. First is "Overture in C, Op. 124, 'Consecration of the House.'" Then, with the support of the Nebraska Wesleyan and Lincoln Civic Choirs, under the direction of William Wyman, the orchestra plays Beethoven's very well-known "Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125." Music director Edward Polochick conducts both pieces just days after an emergency appendectomy.

The last program of the month on Sunday, Nov. 28, features music from an Abendmusik: Lincoln concert. The Luther College Symphony Orchestra from Decorah, Iowa, presents a program of music by Wagner, Ravel and Sibelius. The concert opens with Wagner's "Overture to Rienzi" and is followed by Ravel's "Mother Goose Suite: Five Pieces for Children," and Sibelius's "Symphony No. 1 in E minor, Op. 39." Luther College's director of orchestral activities, Daniel Baldwin, conducts.

"Nebraska Concerts" is broadcast on NET Radio, a service of NET. Dave Hughes is producer; Genevieve Randall is scriptwriter and host. The Omaha Symphony concerts were recorded by Clete Baker of Studio B for Classical 90.7, KVNO. For more information about NET Radio or to listen to NET Radio programs webcast live, visit netNebraska.org and click on Radio. All that is needed is access to the Internet and a free Windows Media Player program. Webcasting of NET Radio is a free service provided by NET.

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