Nebraska Concerts

Sunday, July 22 at 1 p.m. Central on Nebraska Concerts:

Great orchestras have lasting relationships with great conductors. Karajan and Berlin, Reiner and Chicago, Ormandy and Philadelphia, Bernstein and New York. To that list we can add Lincoln, who music director Ed Polochik has been at the helm for more than two decades.

Tune in to Nebraska Concerts this Sunday at 1 p.m. Central to hear Maestro Polochik conduct Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra in music of Chausson, Saint-Saens and Tchaikovsky. We'll also hear from concert master Anton Miller who has himself been with the orchestra a full two decades.


  Ed Polochik

Nebraska Concerts for June

6/03 – Omaha Symphony, “Schubert’s 5th Symphony,” Perry So, conductor; Maria Harding, flute (recorded 2/28/16)

6/10 – Abendmusik at First Plymouth, Daryl Robinson, organ, and The Abendmusik Chorus, Tom Trenney, conductor (recorded 11/5/17); and, Nebraska Brass, “Brass Menagerie: A Musical Safari” (recorded 6/18/17)

6/17 – Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra, “Philip Glass & Elgar,” Edward Polochick, conductor; Simone Dinnerstein, piano (recorded 11/10/17)

6/24 – Nebraska Chamber Players (recorded 11/3/17); and, Abendmusik’s Youth Masterworks Festival “Coronation Mass” (recorded 2/20/18)

Nebraska Concerts July 2018

7/01 – Omaha Symphony, “Schubert & Bruckner Unfinished Symphonies,” Thomas Wilkins, conductor (recorded 3/18/16)

7/08 – Lincoln Organ Showcase, Anne Laver (recorded 11/19/17); and, Nebraska Brass, “Fall: From The Melting Pot” (recorded 11/12/17)

7/15 – Nebraska Brass, “Winter: Hot Tunes for Cold Nights” (recorded 1/28/18); and, Nebraska Trumpet Ensemble, “Fall Festivities for Five Trumpets” (recorded 11/19/17)

7/22 – Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra, “Anton & Tchaik 5,” Edward Polochick, conductor; Anton Miller, violin (recorded 1/19/18)

7/29 – Omaha Symphony, “Sacred Conversation,” Ernest Richardson, conductor; Resonance, chorus (recorded 4/17/16)

This weekly program usually airs Sundays at 1 p.m. Central on all stations of the NET Radio network.  It is produced and edited by Dave Hughes. Robert Goldberg is the scriptwriter and host.  Most of the concerts are recorded by James Duchesneau and Jeff Smith. UNL Glenn Korff School of Music recordings are courtesy of Jeffrey O'Brien.  Nebraska Brass, Nebraska Jazz Orchestra, and Nebraska Trumpet Ensemble are recorded by Tony Hillhouse and are courtesy of Arts Incorporated.  Most Abendmusik at First Plymouth concerts are recorded by John Casey.  And, Omaha Symphony concerts are recorded by Clete Baker of Studio B for Classical 90.7 KVNO.

Nebraska Concerts programs are not available for purchase, or as a podcast. You may stream the show online, and you may also search playlists from past shows.

UNL Brass Quintet

Thomas Wilkins, Omaha Symphony Orchestra

Nebraska Chamber Players


Edward Polochick, Lincoln's Symphony Orchestra

Moran Woodwind Quintet

Nebraska Brass

Nebraska Concerts from the last year:

Nebraska Concerts for May

5/06 – Omaha Symphony, “French Masterpieces,” Jacques Lacombe, conductor; Charlie Albright, piano (recorded 5/19/16 & 5/20/16)

5/13 – Lied Center, 2017 Van Cliburn Gold Medalist Yekwon Sunwoo (recorded 10/24/17)

5/20 – Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra, “If It Ain’t Baroque…,” Edward Polochick, conductor & harpsichord; Thomas & Jonah Kelly, trumpets; Gregory Helseth & Kaylene Diaz, horns;and, Drew Duncan, tenor (recorded 10/27/17)

5/27 – Lincoln Friends of Chamber Music, Attacca String Quartet (recorded 1/26/18)

April 2018

4/01 – Abendmusik, “Gloria,” with The Abendmusik Chorus, Concordia University A Capella Choir, The Abendmusk Orchestra, and conductor Tom Trenney  (recorded 4/30/17)

4/08 – Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra, “Joshua Bell and Bruch,” with violinist Joshua Bell and conductor Ed Polochick (recorded 9/26/17)

Sat. 4/14 at 7 p.m. Central - Nebraska Jazz Orchestra, featuring guitarist James Valentine (recorded 4/15/17)

4/15 – Omaha Symphony, “Russian  Music Festival, Part One,” with pianist Gleb Ivanov and conductor Thomas Wilkins (recorded 1/22/16)

4/22 – Omaha Symphony, “Russian  Music Festival, Part Two,” with violinist Caroline Goulding and conductor Thomas Wilkins (recorded 1/23/16)

4/29 – Nebraska Chamber Players (recorded 9/15/17), and Lincoln Friends of Chamber Music, Spektral Quartet (recorded 9/7/17)

March 2018

3/04 – Omaha Symphony, “I Hear American Singing,” Thomas Wilkins, conductor and Christopher Burchett, baritone; (recorded 1/10/16)

3/11 – Lincoln Friends of Chamber Music, The Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio (recorded 4/27/17)

3/18 – Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra, “Wagner Favorites,” Ed Polochick, conductor; Janice Chandler-Eteme, soprano; and, Lincoln Youth Symphony, Clark Potter, conductor (recorded 4/28/17)

Sat. 3/24 @ 7 pm Central– Young Lions All-Star Band and Nebraska Jazz Orchestra, with guest Ed Neumeister (recorded 1/12/17)

3/25 – Meadowlark Music Festival, Ellen Jewett, violin (recorded 7/13/17), and Nebraska Brass "Kickin' Brass" (recorded 5/13/17)

February 2018

2/04 – Omaha Symphony, “Mozart’s Prague Symphony,” Ari Pelto, conductor, Patrick Pfister, trombone (recorded 11/22/15); and, Nebraska Brass, “Nebraska Brass & Friends” (recorded 3/5/17)

2/11 – Abendmusik, Nordic Choir (Luther College in Decorah, Iowa), “2017 Midwest Tour” (recorded 2/3/17)

2/18 – Lincoln Organ Showcase, Monica Czausz (recorded 2/19/17); and, UNL Glenn Korff School of Music, John Bailey, flute (recorded1/24/17)

2/25 – Lied Center for Performing Arts, Richard Goode, piano (recorded 4/2/17)

January 2018

1/07 - (from 06/18/17) – Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra, “Fate & Fire,” Edward Polochick, conductor (recorded 11/11/16); and, Arts for the Soul’s 10th Anniversary Opening Concert, “A Celebration of Festive Music & Hymns (recorded 10/9/16)

1/13 - a special jazz/classical/pop music program on Saturday, January13th at 7 p.m. with a performance from the Arts for the Soul series featuring the Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass (recorded 4/1/17)

1/14 - (from 9/10/17) – Lincoln Friends of Chamber Music, The Dover String Quartet (recorded 11/5/16)

1/21 - (from 7/16/17) – Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra, “Bailey’s & Brahms,” Zuill Bailey, cello (recorded 2/4/17)

1/28 – (from 10/08/17) – Lied Center, Ingrid Fliter, piano (recorded 11/13/16)

December 2017

12/3 – Omaha Symphony, “Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto,” Thomas Wilkins, conductor and Susanna Perry Gilmore, violin (recorded 9/27/15); and, Nebraska Brass, “A Nebraska Brass Christmas” (recorded 12/6/16 at First United Congregational Church UCC, Crete)

12/10 – Abendmusik at First Plymouth, “Come Let Us Adore Him” (recorded 12/12/16)

12/17 – Dulces Voces and Lincoln Early Music Consort, “Hodie! A Christmas Concert” (recorded 12/17/16); and, Nebraska Brass, “A Nebraska Brass Christmas (completely different program)” (recorded 12/22/16 at Warren Opera House, Friend)

12/24 – Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra, “Deck The Halls” (recorded 12/3/17)

12/25 – Omaha Symphonic Chorus, “Christmas at the Cathedral” (recorded 12/1/17 & 12/3/17)

November 2017

11/4 – Nebraska Jazz Orchestra , in another special Saturday night broadcast at 7 pm Central, “Rising Star,” with trumpeter Marquis Hill (recorded 12/15/16)

11/5 – Omaha Symphony, “Brahms’s 3rd Symphony,” Thomas Wilkins, conductor; and, Hawthorne String Quartet (recorded 9/18/15 & 9/19/15)

11/12 – Nebraska Brass, “All-American Brass,” (recorded 11/13/16); and, Nebraska Trumpet Ensemble & Friends, with organist Willa Foster Jones (recorded 4/23/17)

11/19 – Nebraska Chamber Players (recorded 1/20/17) and (recorded 3/31/17)

11/26 – Abendmusik, Handel’s “Messiah” and “Dixit Dominus,” recorded 11/27/16

October 2017

10/01 – Omaha Symphony, “Beethoven and Brahms,” Thomas Wilkins, conductor; Stephen Hough, piano (recorded 6/6/15)

10/08 – Lied Center, Ingrid Fliter, piano (recorded 11/13/16)

10/15 – Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra, “Maestro at the Piano,” Edward Polochick, conductor; Anton Miller & Donna Carnes, violins; Clark Potter, viola; Karen Becker, cello; and Edward Polochick, piano

(recorded 3/11/17)

10/22 – No program due to membership drive

10/29 – Lincoln Friends of Chamber Music, Phantasm (viol ensemble), (recorded 1/26/17)

September 2017

9/03 – Omaha Symphony, “Vivaldi’s Four Seasons;” Thomas Wilkins, conductor; Susanna Perry Gilmore, violin and leader (recorded 5/10/15)

9/10 – Lincoln Friends of Chamber Music, The Dover String Quartet (recorded 11/5/16)

9/17 – Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra, “Night At The Oscars;” Ed Polochick, conductor (recorded 2/25/17); and, Nebraska Chamber Players (recorded 10/28/16)

9/24 - Nebraska Chamber Players and Elements String Quartet (recorded 10/28/16); and, Lincoln Organ Showcase, Benjamin Sheen (recorded 10/9/16)

August 2017

8/6 (from 2/19) – Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra, “Avi Avital & Beethoven’s ‘Eroica,’” featuring mandolinist Avi Avital, recorded 4/30/16; and, and, Lincoln Organ Showcase, Brian Jones and Bruce Adami, Organ & Piano Duo, recorded 4/10/16, Part Two

8/13 (from 3/26) –Nebraska Chamber Players with Ed Polochick and Diane Barger, “Live Broadcast Concert” (recorded 5/1/16); and, UNL Wind Ensemble, “Common Threads, Part Two” (recorded 2/25/16)

8/20 (from 4/23) - Lincoln's Symphony Orchestra, "New World Symphony," Ed Polochick, conductor and Anton Miller, violin (recorded 9/16/16); and, some 2016 Meadowlark Music Festival Part 1, featuring violinists Misha and Anna Vayman from Grace Lutheran Church in Walton (recorded 7/9/16)

8/27 (from 5/21) - Lincoln Friends of Chamber Music, Windsync (recorded 9/8/16); and Lincoln Organ Showcase, Thomas Heywood Part 1 (recorded 9/25/16)

July 2017

7/2 – Omaha Symphony, “Mozart and Schubert,” Howard Shelley, conductor and piano (recorded 3/28/15)

7/9 – Nebraska Jazz Orchestra, “NJO Retrospective,” featuring the Young Jazz Artist winner Pete Fucinario, saxophone (recorded 3/24/16); and, Nebraska Brass, “Brass in Time; 500 Years of Brass Music” (recorded 5/22/16)

7/16 – Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra, “Bailey’s & Brahms,” Zuill Bailey, cello (recorded 2/4/17)

7/23 – “Nebraska Sings,” various groups (recorded 3/21/15)

7/30 - Omaha Symphony, “Shostakovich’s 1st Symphony,” Gregory Vajda, conductor and David Kim, violin (recorded 4/25/15)

June 2017

06/04 – Omaha Symphony, “Mendelssohn’s 1st Symphony,” Ken-David Masur, conductor (recorded 3/8/15); and Nebraska Brass, “Polished Brass: Sparkling Brass Selections” (recorded 4/10/16)

06/11 – Nebraska Jazz Orchestra, “String Attached: The Music of Peter Bouffard (recorded 10/23/15); and, selections from the new CDs from the Nebraska Jazz Orchestra, “NJO 40,” and the UNL Jazz Orchestra, “The Good Life”

06/18 – Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra, “Fate & Fire,” Edward Polochick, conductor (recorded 11/11/16); and, Arts for the Soul’s 10th Anniversary Opening Concert, “A Celebration of Festive Music & Hymns (recorded 10/9/16)

06/25 – Abendmusik at First Plymouth, American Boychoir, “Oh, The Places You’ll Go!” recorded 10/30/16