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March 2017

Man of La Mancha

March 5, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$20
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Man of La Mancha

March 6, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Crane River Theater is excited to partner with the Kearney Symphony Orchestra as we continue our Concert Series this spring with Man of La Mancha. Comprised of talented instrumentalists from communities across the region, we are honored to share this opportunity with a symphony that has served Central Nebraska for over a century. In our usual fashion, Crane River Theater will bring in performers from across the country and merge them with area artists to present a concert staging of this…

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Phi Gam Comedy Jam

March 8, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This is the 3rd installment of the Phi Gam Comedy Jam, an annual event sponsored by the fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta, in support of Kearney Tackles Cancer. The Comedy Jam incorporates volunteer, student comedians from several organizations across UNK's campus to perform a variety of stand-up comedy routines, skits, and comedic musical acts. This is all in support of the local philanthropic fund, Kearney Tackles Cancer. Kearney Tackles Cancer was founded in 2009 with the mission statement "To help…

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September 2017

Concerts-on-the-Platte

September 29, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Concerts-on-the-Platte recital series features full-scale recitals of UNK music faculty and guest-artists. Guest saxophonist John Sampen performs a recital.

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October 2017

Kearney Symphony Orchestra Concert: Gala Opening

October 10, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
$10

The Kearney Symphony Orchestra gives its first concert under new director David Barg. For more information, visit unk.edu/kso.

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November 2017

UNK Wind Ensemble Concert

November 30, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Come join the Wind Ensemble for their final concert of the semester.

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January 2018

UNK Wind Ensemble Concert

January 31, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Come join us as the wind ensemble kicks off their tour with this home concert. If you can't join in person, remember you can always live stream the event via the link below: http://www.unk.edu/academics/music/performing-art-live-stream-events.php

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February 2018

Concerts on the Platte

February 5, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Concerts on the Platte presents: Franziska Brech, flute Clark Potter, viola Kate Wychulis, harp Come join us in enjoying this trio. If you can't make it in person please join us via our livestream link: http://www.unk.edu/academics/music/performing-art-live-stream-events.php

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Concerts on the Platte: David Nabb

February 12, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Concerts on the Platte presents: Dr. David Nabb on his one handed saxophone. Together with Stelling Brass & Winds of Kearney, Dr. Nabb developed a "toggle-key" saxophone that can be played with only one hand. In 2003, his new instrument allowed Dr. Nabb to resume performing and all of his pre-stroke teaching activities. Dr. Nabb is the founder of the UNK One-Handed Woodwinds Program. For more information visit the UNK Music website: http://www.unk.edu/academics/music/unk-one-handed-winds-program.php As always if you can't catch the performance…

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Kearney Area Percussion Ensemble Concert

February 14, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Come and enjoy your evening with the Kearney Area Percussion Ensemble. If you can't make it in person, join us via our live stream link:http://www.unk.edu/academics/music/performing-art-live-stream-events.php

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Concerts on the Platte: Dr. Eunkyung Son

February 15, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Concerts on the Platte presents a faculty recital: Eunkyung Son, cello. Dr. Son will be accompanied by Dr. Jayoung Hong on piano, and will feature Dr. Sharon O'Connell Campbell, mezzo-soprano. If you can't join in person, join us via our live stream link: http://www.unk.edu/academics/music/performing-art-live-stream-events.php

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Concerts on the Platte: Akina Yura, piano

February 19, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Concerts on the Platte presents, Akina Yura on piano. "Pianist Akina Yura has performed throughout the United States, Europe, and her native Japan. A strong advocate of the music of Japanese composer Mutsuo Shishido, Yura has presented programs of his works around the world. Her debut CD, Mutsuo Shishido Complete Works for Piano, has been published by MSR Classics. She has appeared as a guest performer for the Pianodrom International Piano Festival in Albania and as a collaborative pianist for…

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UNK Jazz/Rock Ensemble Concert

February 21, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Come join us for the 1st Jazz/Rock Ensemble Concert of the semester. This concert will feature John Fedchock on bass trombone. John Fedchock’s illustrious career in jazz has spanned over three decades. Since his emergence on the scene in 1980, Fedchock has established himself as a world-class trombone soloist, a heralded bandleader, and a Grammy-nominated arranger. An in-demand performer and writer in New York City, his multifaceted talents have led him to become one of NYC’s premier jazz artists. His…

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UNK Symphonic Band Concert

February 22, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Come Join in the Music for Symphonic Band's first concert of the semester. The symphonic band is under the direction of Dr. Brian Alber. If you can't join us in person, be sure to catch us online via our live stream link: http://www.unk.edu/academics/music/performing-art-live-stream-events.php

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Concerts on the Platte: Dr. Eunkyung Son

February 24, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Concerts on the Platte presents a faculty recital: Eunkyung Son, cello. Dr. Son will be accompanied by Dr. Jayoung Hong on piano, and will feature Dr. Sharon O'Connell Campbell, mezzo-soprano. If you can't join in person, join us via our live stream link: http://www.unk.edu/academics/music/performing-art-live-stream-events.php

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UNK All-Choirs Concert

February 25, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Come join us for the first Choir concert of the semester. All of our concert choirs will be performing: Men's, Women's, Choraleers, & Collegium. If you can't join us in person, join us via our live stream link: http://www.unk.edu/academics/music/performing-art-live-stream-events.php

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Kearney Symphony Orchestra: Celebrating the Return of Spring and the Cranes

February 27, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$10
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March 2018

Crane River Theater: The Secret Garden

March 11, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

$20.00 Tickets available by calling 308.627.5796 or online. Crane River Theater is thrilled to partner with the Kearney Symphony Orchestra for our concert production of The Secret Garden. An enchanting adaptation of a classic family novel, this acclaimed musical will inspire audience members of all ages. After being orphaned in India, 10 year-old Mary is returned to England to live with her melancholy uncle at his neglected estate. Haunted by the ghosts of her past and the secrets of her uncle,…

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Crane River Theater: The Secret Garden

March 12, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

$20.00 Tickets available by calling 308.627.5796 or online. Crane River Theater is thrilled to partner with the Kearney Symphony Orchestra for our concert production of The Secret Garden. An enchanting adaptation of a classic family novel, this acclaimed musical will inspire audience members of all ages. After being orphaned in India, 10 year-old Mary is returned to England to live with her melancholy uncle at his neglected estate. Haunted by the ghosts of her past and the secrets of her uncle,…

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April 2018

Concerts on the Platte presents: Piano Quintet

April 5, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Come 'Join in the Music' if you can't make it in person, join us via our live stream: http://www.unk.edu/academics/music/performing-art-live-stream-events.php

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Spring Piano and Chamber Orchestra Workshop

April 7, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Guest Artists: Sachiho Murasugi, violin & Jeffrey Schoyen, cello -- 9:00 am- The Piano in Collaboration with Stringed Instruments Drs. Sachiho Murasugi & Jeffrey Schoyen, guest presenters 10:00 am- The Five-Finger Exercise and Its Practical Applications Dr. James Cook, presenter 11:00 am- Roundtable: Nebraska's Private Piano Teaching Issues....... Bella Hoppens, Brenda Rohrich, Brenda Tincher, presenters; Dr. Nathan Buckner, moderator 12:00 pm- LUNCH HOUR 1:00 pm- UNK Faculty Masterclass Sessions Drs. Nathan Buckner & James Cook, UNK Professors of Piano 2:00…

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UNK Senior Student Recital: Alex Lieb

April 7, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Come join Alex as she performs her senior recital on cello. If you can't make it in person, join us via our live stream link: http://www.unk.edu/academics/music/performing-art-live-stream-events.php

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UNK Student Recital: Sam Rosenau, percussion

April 8, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Come join Sam in the music as he performs a percussion recital. If you can't make it in person, join us via our live stream link:http://www.unk.edu/academics/music/performing-art-live-stream-events.php

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Opera Workshop Performance

April 11, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Come and enjoy music from our Opera Workshop students. If you can't make it in person, join via our live stream link:http://www.unk.edu/academics/music/performing-art-live-stream-events.php

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Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble Joint Band Concert

April 12, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Come 'Join in the Music' as Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble perform their last concerts of the year. If you can't make it in person, join via our live stream: http://www.unk.edu/academics/music/performing-art-live-stream-events.php

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UNK New Music Ensemble Concert

April 13, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Come join the New Music Ensemble as they perform their last concert of the year. If you can't make it in person, join us via our live stream link:http://www.unk.edu/academics/music/performing-art-live-stream-events.php

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Piano Extravaganza

April 22, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

Piano Extravaganza will showcase works for piano 4, 6, 8 hands on one or two pianos. Jayoung Hong(collaborative Pianist at UNK) was looking for a new concert venue when she came upon the Frank museum in Kearney and the Seward Civic Center in Seward. She successfully held the Salon Miniature Chamber Concert last December at Frank Museum in Kearney. This time around she will showcase a variety of piano sounds with the UNO, UNK faculty and UNK piano students at…

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Kearney Symphony Orchestra Concert: Finale

April 24, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$10
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June 2018

Crane River Theater: The Boys Next Door

June 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - June 9, 2018 @ 9:00 pm

$20.00 One of the most produced plays in America, The Boys Next Door is a compelling story of four mentally impaired men living on their own under the care of a young social worker named Jack. Norman, who works in a doughnut shop and is unable to resist the lure of the sweet pastries, takes great pride in the huge bundle of keys that dangles from his waist; Lucien has the mind of a five-year-old but imagines that he is able to…

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Crane River Theater: The Boys Next Door

June 10, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

$20.00 One of the most produced plays in America, The Boys Next Door is a compelling story of four mentally impaired men living on their own under the care of a young social worker named Jack. Norman, who works in a doughnut shop and is unable to resist the lure of the sweet pastries, takes great pride in the huge bundle of keys that dangles from his waist; Lucien has the mind of a five-year-old but imagines that he is able to…

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October 2018

The Orphan Train: A Multidisciplinary Colloquium

October 2, 2018 - October 3, 2018

The Orphan Train Colloquium will provide a platform to examine, study, and discuss the movement known as “The Orphan Train” (1854-1929) through multiple disciplines and perspectives. The colloquium has drawn presenters from the regional area in disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, and arts. Events will be held October 2 and 3 on the UNK campus, The Archway, and the Museum of Nebraska Art. The colloquium with conclude on Wednesday evening with the opening night performance of the musical, "Orphan…

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November 2018

Concerts on the Platte Presents: Frahm-Lewis Trio

November 5, 2018 @ 7:30 pm

The Frahm-Lewis Trio, features our music faculty: Dr. Ting-Lan Chen, violin, Dr. Noah Rogoff, cello, and Dr. Nathan Buckner, piano.

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Concerts on the Platte: John Pennington, percussion

November 26, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

John Pennington is an educator, composer, performer, author, producer and conductor. Dr. Pennington is currently a Professor of Music at Augustana University and is the Artistic Director of the Animas Music Festival in Durango, Colorado. He holds degrees from the University of Michigan, Arizona, and Arizona State. As an Orchestral player Dr. Pennington is currently the Associate Principal Timpanist and Percussionist with the South Dakota Symphony and Principal Timpanist with the Music in the Mountains Music Summer Festival Orchestra. Dr.…

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December 2018

Wind Ensemble Concert

December 1, 2018 @ 7:30 pm

Come 'Join in the Music' and the history, with this winter wind ensemble concert. This concert will feature a world premiere of a piece commissioned by our Tau Beta Sigma chapter, Theta Mu, composed by Kathryn Salfelder. This concert will be celebrating 25 years of Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma at UNK. This concert will include multiple guest conductors, Brian Alber, Ron Crocker, Gary Davis, and Neal Schnoor. Come and be a part of this great day! Live…

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UNK All Choirs Concert

December 2, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Come join in the music for the UNK Choirs Winter concert. Live stream Available: http://www.unk.edu/academics/music/performing-art-live-stream-events.php

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Violin & Viola Studio Recital

December 2, 2018 @ 7:30 pm

Come and join in the music and watch the Violin Viola Studio perform pieces they have been working on.

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Kearney Symphony Orchestra: Holidays and Love

December 4, 2018 @ 7:30 pm

Canzon Noni Toni  Brass ensemble including the KHS Brass Quintet * Gabrielli Fantasia on Greensleeves Vaughn-Williams ‘Christmas’ Concerto selections Chamber Orchestra + harpsichord* Corelli ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas w/narrator Ron Crocker* Decker, arr. Sleigh Ride Guest Conductor from Baton Auction Fundraiser* Anderson Festive Sounds of Hanukkah Holcombe 1-2 Carols Rutter 12 Days of Christmas Sing-a-long Christmas Carol medley

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Merry Tuba Christmas

December 8, 2018 @ 12:00 pm

Come and enjoy the beauty that is Merry Tuba Christmas. Details will be added as they become available. For the most up to date information check unk.edu/music, or contact Dr. Benton. --- 2018 is the 45th anniversary for TUBACHRISTMAS concerts/events which are presented throughout the world. TUBACHRISTMAS was conceived in 1974 by Harvey Phillips as a tribute to his teacher and mentor William J. Bell, born on Christmas Day, 1902. Through the legendary William J. Bell we reflect on our heritage…

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Nebraskats Concert

December 8, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Come and Nebraskats fall concert. This even will take place in the recital hall. Live stream should be available at : http://www.unk.edu/academics/music/performing-art-live-stream-events.php

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Piano Trio Recital

December 10, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Come and 'Join in the Music' with this wonderful Piano Trio Recital. This recital features, Jayoung Hong, Deborah Kang, and Yoo-Jung Chang.

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February 2019

Kearney Symphony Orchestra: Romance & All That Jazz

February 26 @ 7:30 pm

Overture to the opera Cosi Fan Tutte  Mozart Suite for Orchestra and Jazz Piano Trio Bolling Selections from L’Arlessienne Suites Bizet

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April 2019

American Opera Double Bill Matinee: “The Telephone” & “Captain Lovelock”

April 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Free

Join us at UNK during the Festival of American Art Song and Opera for a special matinee performance of the American Opera Double Bill: "The Telephone" by GianCarlo Menotti and "Captain Lovelock" by John Duke. The event is FREE and open to the public!

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Concert- On- The- Platte: Alison Gaines, Double Bass & Steve Larson, piano

April 8 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

Join us for an evening recital by UNK's very own, Dr. Alison Gaines on Double Bass, and a guest pianist, Steve Larson. This event is free & open to the public! Livestream: http://www.unk.edu/academics/music/performing-art-live-stream-events.php

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UNK Symphonic Band & Wind Ensemble Concert

April 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

Come Join in the Music and attend the UNK Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble Concert on April 11th at 7:30 in the Fine Arts Recital Hall. The Symphonic Band will be conducted by Dr. Brian Alber, and the Wind Ensemble will be conducted by Dr. Duane Bierman. Livestream: http://www.unk.edu/academics/music/performing-art-live-stream-events.php

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UNK New Music Series Concert: Dan Lippel, guitar

April 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

Guitarist, Dan Lippel will be performing a concert at the UNK Fine Arts Building Recital Hall for the finale of the 2018-2019 New Music Concert Series. This event is FREE and open to the public! Livestream: http://www.unk.edu/academics/music/performing-art-live-stream-events.php

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UNK Jazz/Rock Ensemble Concert- featuring Rex Richardson

April 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

Come out for an evening of Jazz with the UNK Jazz/Rock Ensemble and guest artist, Rex Richardson on trumpet! Conducted by Dr. Tim Farrell. Livestream: http://www.unk.edu/academics/music/performing-art-live-stream-events.php

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