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

In March Nebraska Concerts features these new programs:

3/5 – Omaha Symphony, “Northern Lights Festival, Part One,” Thomas Wilkins, conductor, and Andrew Tyson, piano (from 1/23 & 24/15)

3/12 - Omaha Symphony, “Northern Lights Festival, Part Two,” Thomas Wilkins, conductor, and Bella Hristova, violin (from1/24/15); and, Nebraska Trumpet Ensemble “In Recital” (from 5/1/16)

3/19 – Paul Barnes, “The New Etudes of Philip Glass and Music of the Next Generation” (from 3/2/16); and, UNL Wind Ensemble, “Common Threads, Part One” (from 2/25/16)

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

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, Nebraska Jazz Orchestra, and Nebraska Trumpet Ensemble 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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