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Music

Joy. A quintet exploration.

 

Harmonious connections.

 

A noted vocalist hones in on home

 

Composers’ words and music communicate with us all

 

Gershwin for winds.

 

Music from Jewish souls.

 

Noah’s Ark was a Spaceship

 

One-Eyed Doll

 

Valleyhill

 

Singing out with joy. Sounding the trumpet.

 

Karrinallyson A noted vocalist hones in on home

World- famed jazz vocalist Karrin Allyson swings into town. The UNO alum accords with chords echoing on the same campus where she once lifted her voice before soaring off into stardom.  

The focus of her performance spins off from her 2015 best-selling Grammy-nominated CD “Many a New Day: Karrin Allyson Sings Rodgers & Hammerstein” leading Jazz Times to observe how it is  “…shaped around Allyson’s unique sound…. to...


Ernestjoslyn Composers’ words and music communicate with us all

Music from the past century merges with century-old traditions in expressions of religious faith in “Sacred Conversation,” a Symphony Joslyn concert.

The content ranges from 1800 to 1978 in works by composers famed around the world, Franz Joseph Haydn, Igor Stravinsky, Japan’s Tōru Takemitsu and the U.S.A’s John Adams. Together they offer a cross-cultural experience connecting the homage and emotion in human lives...


Gershwin for winds.

American music takes center stage in a concert by The Nebraska Wind Symphony. And two compositions are shiny new, both published just two years ago. They are “Red Covered Bridge” by Robert Sheldon and Marvis Rorie, Jr.’s “Yellow, The Color of Joy.” You may not have heard of those composers, but George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” should ring your chimes. Plus something by famed Leroy Anderson adds to the rainbow,...


Heritage Music from Jewish souls.

The concert is called “Heritage.” In it, The Amernet String Quartet focuses on Jewish heritage in music of the last century, especially calling attention to two composers murdered in concentration camps.

One is Austrian/Czech Viktor Ullmann. He died in Auschwitz after two years of survival in Terezín.  Amid the horror and terror, he wrote “Our endeavor with respect to arts was commensurate with our will to live.”...


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