Student choirs featured in March performances

Student choirs featured in March performances

The UNL Jazz Orchestra will perform with the UNL Big Band at 7:30 p.m. March 5 in Kimball Hall.
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The UNL Jazz Orchestra will perform with the UNL Big Band at 7:30 p.m. March 5 in Kimball Hall.

Student ensembles are featured performers in recitals offered in March by the Glenn Korff School of Music.

The schedule — which opened with an inaugural Guitar Ensemble on March 2 — continues with the University Singers in a 7:30 p.m. March 4 performance in Kimball Hall.

The concert will include new music and current staples of the choral repertoire. Composers highlighted include Ko Matshushita, Michael Fink, Rene Clausen, James Mulholland, Daniel Brinsmead and David von Kampen. The choir will also reprise two songs from their fall concert, Runestad's "I Will Lift Mine Eyes,) and Blake R. Henson's "My Flight for Heaven."

Tickets are $5 general admission and $3 for students and senior citizens.

The UNL Jazz Orchestra and UNL Big Band play at 7:30 p.m. March 5 in Kimball Hall. The performance features guest artist and New York-based saxophonist Harry Allen. The repertoire will include a new arrangement of Michel Legrand's "After the Rain" and the world premiere of a new setting of the jazz standard "Nature Boy" (arranged by UNL graduate Mike Dee).

The Jazz Orchestra is directed by Eric Richards. The Big Band is led by Dave Stamps.

Unless otherwise noted, tickets to each concert are $5 general admission and $3 for students and senior citizens. For more information, go to http://music.unl.edu.

Other performances in March include:

- Chamber Singers, 3 p.m., March 9, Sheldon Museum of Art — "At the Threshold," includes the UNL Chamber Singers, NOVA (a children's choir), Skyros graduate string quartet, i2choir, professional singers and students from the UNL dance program. Admission is free and open to the public.

- Symphonic Band, 7:30 p.m., March 11, Kimball Hall — Directed by Anthony Falcone, the "On the Carpet" program will feature the Nebraska premiere of William McMullen's new transcription of Albinoni's Concerto for Oboe in d minor, Op. 9, No. 2, along with new works by Mark Camphouse, John Mackey, Travis Cross and Michael Schelle. Tickets are $5 general admission and $3 for students and senior citizens.

- Wind Ensemble, 7:30 p.m., March 12, Kimball Hall — UNL's Craig Fuller and Randall Snyder collaborate on a repertoire that includes the Nebraska premiere of Dana Wilson's "Concerto for Tuba" and Snyder's revision of his "Short Symphony for Wind and Percussion Ensemble." Fuller is the featured soloist in "Concerto for Tuba." The program is rounded out by Gandolfi's "Vientos y Tangos" and a rare performance of Schmitt's "Dionysiaques." Tickets are $5 general admission and $3 for students and senior citizens.

- Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 p.m., March 13, Kimball Hall

- Choral Concert, 3 p.m., March 16, Kimball Hall — Featuring the Men's Varsity Chorus, City Campus Choir and University Women's Chorale.