Winds, strings, piano, harp, celeste...you'll hear a
little of everything on our final regular season concert. On this
program are four works brand new to us, and we're excited to share them
Dutch composer Henri Zagwijn's Nocturne is a pastoral piece
written for a unique combination of instruments: flute, clarinet,
English horn, bassoon, French horn, harp and celeste. The playful and
lyrical Quartet by Jean Françaix features English horn, violin, viola
and cello (also an unusual grouping). The 2012 Larsen Young Artist
Award winner joins us for Alexander Borodin's String Trio, followed by
the robust and exciting Piano Quartet by William Walton.
You'll see a couple of new faces on our stage, beginning
with the newest member of NCP, oboist Bob Jenkins. A Lincoln native,
Bob has performed with the Omaha Symphony for many years on both oboe
and English horn. Violinist Jennifer Ahn was the winner of the 2012 Max
& Lillie Larsen Young Artist Award, which honors young Nebraska
string players. See the article below for more information about
Jennifer and the Larsen award.
The concerts take place this weekend: Friday, March 8 at 8 pm,
March 10 at 3 pm. All performances are at NET Studios,
1800 N. 33rd in Lincoln. Tickets are $22 for adults and $5 for students
(children 10 & under are free), and will be available at the door.
There is ample parking near the front door. Doors open 30 minutes
before, with hors d'oeuvres and beverages served before the concert and
Special thanks to Lincoln's Symphony Orchestra
We thank our friends at Lincoln's Symphony Orchestra for
generously loaning us their celeste for this concert series. LSO is a
valued partner of NCP—most of our players are members of the orchestra
or have played with them in the past. Please support them by attending
their final two season concerts. For ticket information, visit lincolnsymphony.org.
Beethoven featuring concertmaster Anton Miller
May 5: The Rite of Spring
featuring Stravinsky's avant-garde masterpiece, as well as a
newly-commissioned work by UNL composer Damon Thomas Lee