Nebraska Concerts

Sunday, February 7, on Nebraska Concerts:

Hear the first part of a festival of music from the Americas. The Omaha Symphony Orchestra performed a set of concerts in January 2014. The first concert, which we'll hear this Sunday, focuses on North American composers. The second concert, which will air on March 6, features music of South America.

The show is a who's who of American composers. William Schuman, Leonard Bernstein, Ferde Grofe, Aaron Copland, and Nebraska's own Howard Hanson. A highlight is Andre Previn's song cycle Honey and Rue. The songs, set to texts by Toni Morrison, is said by The Chicago Tribune to "move across a specifically black, urban, female landscape of experience." It is a fitting tribute during Black History month. 

Join us -- our show this week is a treasure of America's physical and cultural heritage that you won't want to miss. Nebraska Concerts is Sunday, each week at 1 Central on NET Radio.

In February we bring you these concerts:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2/7 – Omaha Symphony, “Festival of the Americas” (recorded January 25th, 2014)

2/14 – Sheldon Friends of Chamber Music (now called Lincoln Friends of Chamber Music), Amernet String Quartet (recorded May 2nd, 2015)

2/21 – Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra, “Rhapsody in Blue” (recorded Sept. 18th, 2015)

2/28 – UNL Glenn Korff School of Music, UNL Wind Ensemble (recorded April 22nd, 2015) and UNL Percussion Ensemble (recorded Dec. 2nd, 2014)

This weekly program airs Sundays at 1 p.m. Central on all stations of the NET Radio network.  It is produced and edited by Dave Hughes. Robert Goldberg is the scriptwriter and host.  Most of the concerts are recorded by James Duchesneau and Jeff Smith.  UNL Glenn Korff School of Music recordings are courtesy of Jeffrey O'Brien.  Nebraska Brass and Nebraska Jazz Orchestra are recorded by Tony Hillhouse and are courtesy of Arts Incorporated.  Omaha Symphony concerts are recorded by Clete Baker of Studio B for Classical 90.7 KVNO.

Nebraska Concerts programs are not available for purchase, or as a podcast. You may stream the show online, and you may also search playlists from past shows.