Public invited to celebrate School of Music's 125th anniversary

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Public invited to celebrate School of Music’s 125th anniversary

The Kimball Recital Hall stage will feature the premiere opera composed by Nebraska's Elysia Arntzen on March 31.
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Nebraska's Kimball Recital Hall will host the School of Music's 125th-anniversary celebration on Sept. 12.

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Glenn Korff School of Music is celebrating its 125th year this fall.

In observance of the anniversary, the college will hold a daylong celebration on Sept. 12 in Kimball Recital Hall. The event, which is free and open to the public, opens with a 3:30 p.m. convocation with performances by music faculty and students; a premiere composition by Tyler White, professor of music; and a gala finale with the University Singers, Chamber Singers and dancers.

In the evening, a dessert reception will be offered at 6:30 p.m. in Kimball Hall, followed by a 7:30 p.m. performance by the Amicitia Duo. The group includes Diane Barger, professor of clarinet, and Denise Gainey, guest artist from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Mark Clinton, professor of piano, will play with the duo.

The recital, named “Play Pretty” in honor of the duo’s first CD, will include Gerald Cohen’s “Sea of Reeds: Five Hebrew Songs,” Alexis Ciesla’s “Sonatina Classica,” and Scott McCallister’s “Amicitia Suite.” Both “Sonatina Classica” and “Amicitia Suite” were commissioned by the Amicitia Duo.

Learn more about the history of the Glenn Korff School of Music and its 125th anniversary celebration.

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