Nebraska Concerts

Sunday, February 26, 1 p.m. Central on Nebraska Concerts:

Lee Nelson, conductor of the Wartburg Choir, wrote in the program notes to their Lincoln concert: ‘We live in a world that is in desperate need of love. We are often bombarded by words of division, accusation, and hatred. This concert is an invitation to confront that darkness and chose love over hate’. What followed was a concert that put love inside a kaleidoscope to produce four parts -- 'Love Divine', 'Love’s Imagination', 'Let my Love be Heard', 'Everlasting Love', and ‘Love Incarnate’.

Listen this week to the Wartburg Choir, from their performance at Lincoln's First Plymouth Church, as well as to a mid-winter concert by Nebraska Brass.

Dr. Lee Nelson, director of the Wartburg Choir. Courtesy Wartburg College.

In February Nebraska Concerts returns with new programs:

2/5 – Omaha Symphony, “Bach: More or Less,” recorded 1/11/15

2/12 – Nebraska Jazz Orchestra, “Blast From The Past,” featuring a set from the NJO Reunion Band and the NJO, recorded 9/4/15; and, Lincoln Organ Showcase, Brian Jones and Bruce Adami, Organ & Piano Duo, recorded 4/10/16, Part One

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

2/26 – The Wartburg Choir, from an Abendmusik at First Plymouth concert, recorded 4/23/16; Nebraska Brass, “Midwinter Night’s Dream: Escape the Winter Blues,” recorded 2/21/16

This weekly program 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 and Nebraska Jazz Orchestra are recorded by Tony Hillhouse and are courtesy of Arts Incorporated.  Omaha Symphony concerts are recorded by Clete Baker of Studio B for Classical 90.7 KVNO.

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