Meet the Nebraska Chamber Players

You have followed us for 15 years as the Third Chair Chamber Players—now get to know us even better as we become the Nebraska Chamber Players! Nebraska's most diverse and enduring chamber music ensemble is spreading Its wings, just in time for its 15th anniversary year!


Season Passes On Sale
Take advantage of our version of a Frequent Flyer program and save 10%! The season pass is good for four admissions to any combination of regular-season concerts, and is completely transferable: one person may use all four, two people may use two each, or make it a party and bring three friends to a single concert. Order online now, or call us at 402.429.8227. Visa and Mastercard accepted.


Musically Speaking 2011–12

Tuesday, Sept. 20, 1:45–3:30 pm
Why Do They Call It a French Horn?
Graham House presents a history of the French horn and an anecdotal journey through western music.

Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2:45–4:30 pm
How Many Instruments Can Ed Love Carry?
Ed talks about his experiences as a multi-instrument musician.

Tuesday, Jan. 17, 1:45–3:30 pm
Things You Hit and Bang
Joe Holmquist leads a hands-on Indonesian-style percussion experience.

Tuesday, Feb. 14, 1:45–3:30 pm
What Happened in the Avant Garde?
Make your Valentine's Day extraordinary by going back to the 1950s to explore the radical movement known as the Avant Garde, which changed the boundaries of music forever.

Tuesday, April 20, 1:45–3:30 pm
Inside the Mind of a Composer
Rusty Banks is back and will lead a discussion about the process of composing. He will show how he creates some of his eclectic works using audio, visual and electronic elements.

September 23 & 25
three by three
Discover the fine art of the trio for piano and winds. Beethoven's elegant Trio for flute, bassoon and piano; Mikhail Glinka's lovely Trio Pathetique; and Carl Reinecke's dramatic trio for piano, clarinet and horn, with guest Jacqueline Mattingly on horn.

November 4 & 6
what a great trip it's been
We celebrate 15 years of performing five centuries worth of chamber music, beginning with a delightful Mozart trio for clarinet, cello and piano; Dohnányi's romantic Serenade for string trio; Philip Parker's exotic Beneath the Canopy for flute and percussion; and finally a wild and wonderful work for viola, double bass and tape, Frank Proto's Reflections.

January 27 & 29
all strings attached
A luxury-class ride featuring the mellifluous sounds of strings, harp, flute and voice. Samuel Barber's Dover Beach for voice and strings; Heitor Villa-Lobos' Quintet for harp and strings; and Carlo Chávez's Trio for flute, viola and harp. In addition, the concert will feature talented young violinist Helen Dowd, runner-up for the Meadowlark Music Festival's 2011 Larsen Young Artist Award, joining the Players in a string quartet.

April 13 & 15
premiere week
Get on board for a truly landmark event! Rusty Banks returns to Lincoln as composer-in-residence for a week as the Nebraska Chamber Players present the world premiere of Ashfall, a Nebraska-inspired work written by Banks for the ensemble's unique combination of eleven instruments. This program also includes Louise Farrenc's Nonet for wind quintet and strings.

Concert times are Friday at 8:00 pm and Sunday at 3:00 pm. All concerts are at NET Studios, 1800 N. 33rd Street, Lincoln, Nebraska. Doors open 30 minutes before; beverages and hors d'oeuvres served in the beautiful NET lobby.
Tickets available at the door; you may also reserve online at, or call 402.429.8227.


Calling all Nebraskans—
laugh and learn with Musically Speaking!

Have you ever wondered how the French Horn was named?
Or what goes on inside a composer's head?
Or what Indonesian-style percussion sounds like?

Musically Speaking answers these questions and more! This series of entertaining and informative talks is presented by members of the Nebraska Chamber Players, in partnership with NET Radio and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI). This season, these talks will also be webcast live from NET.

Musically Speaking classes are free and open to the public and are held at NET, 1800 N. 33rd Street, Lincoln. Seating is limited; register by calling OLLI at 402.472.6265, or email For more information, visit

This program is brought to you by the Nebraska Humanities Council with additional funding from the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.




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