Nebraska Concerts

Sunday, November 10th Nebraska Concerts at 1 p.m. Central

When Johannes Brahms wrote his German Requiem he put aside the Latin and thought not of the dead, but of those still living. ‘A human Requiem’ he called it in a letter to his intimate friend Clara Schumann. Embracing and warm, it’s a work without judgment or fear -- music to turn to for comfort. Listen to Brahms’s German Requiem -- and Vivaldi’s Gloria -- on Nebraska Concerts this Sunday at 1 central.

Brahms's A German Requiem

Nebraska Concerts November 2019

11/03 – Omaha Symphony, “American Vignettes;” Thomas Wilkins, conductor; Scott Quackenbush, trumpet (recorded 5/21/17).

11/10 – Abendmusik at First Plymouth, Johannes Brahms’ “A German Requiem;” Tom Trenney, conductor; Beth Doytmeyer, soprano; Samuel Kidd, baritone; Doane University Choir; Nebraska Wesleyan Choir, William Wyman, conductor; Abendmusik Chorus; and, Abendmusik Festival Orchestra (recorded 4/14/19). And, Youth Masterworks Festival, Antonio Vivaldi’s “Gloria;” Deanna Joseph, conductor; Jackie Josten, soprano; Patty Kramer, mezzo-soprano; and featuring directors, singers, and instrumentalists from Lincoln East High School, Norris High School, and Lincoln Southeast High School (recorded 2/25/19).

11/17 – Meadowlark Music Festival, Renata & Friends (recorded 7/11/19); and, Nebraska Brass and Friends, “Music for Harp and Brass;” Anita Clark Jaynes, harp (recorded 5/26/19).

11/24 -  Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra, “Superstar Strings;” Ed Polochick, conductor; Pinchas Zukerman, violin; and, Amanda Forsyth, cello (recorded 9/27/19).

In December, look for a concert by the Omaha Symphony, and holiday concerts by: Dulces Voces and the Lincoln Early Music Consort; Nebraska Brass; Abendmusik at First Plymouth; Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra; and, the Omaha Symphonic Chorus.

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 October 2019

10/06 – Omaha Symphony, “Mendelsohn’s Scottish Symphony,” Ken-David Masur, conductor; Paul Huang, violin (recorded 4/8/17)

10/13 – Lincoln Friends of Chamber Music, Diderot String Quartet (recorded 4/9/18)

10/20 – Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra, “Pines of Rome,” Ed Polochick, conductor; with Scott Miller, tenor; and, Anton Miller, violin, featured on Brent Edstrom’s “Prairie Songs: Remembering Antonia” (recorded 5/5/19)

10/27 – Abendmusik at First Plymouth, New York Polyphony (recorded 2/24/19); and, Arts for the Soul, Montreal Guitare Trio (recorded 12/3/17)

Nebraska Concerts New Season September 2019

9/01 – Omaha Symphony, “Dreamsongs and Haydn,” Thomas Wilkins, conductor; and, Joshua Roman, cello (recorded 3/12/17)

9/08 – Abendmusik at First Plymouth, The Concordia Choir (Minnesota), Rene Clausen, conductor; Andrew Steinberg, piano (recorded 3/9/18)

9/15 – Omaha Symphony, “Pines of Rome,” Thomas Wilkins, conductor; and, Joshua Roman, cello (recorded 3/18/17)

9/22 – Arts for the Soul/Lincoln Organ Showcase, Ken Cowan (recorded 4/7/19); and, Nebraska Brass, “No Business Like Show Business” (recorded 3/24/19)

9/29 – Nebraska Chamber Players (recorded 3/29/19); and, Nebraska Trumpet Ensemble (recorded 6/2/19)

Nebraska Concerts Jazz Specials in September 2019

9/07 – Nebraska Jazz Orchestra, Set 1 (recorded 1/10/19)

9/14 – Nebraska Jazz Orchestra, featuring Paul Shaffer, Set 2 (recorded 1/10/19)

9/21 – Tom Larson & Friends, featuring “Our Fathers Suite” (recorded 7/14/17)

9/28 – Nebraska Jazz Orchestra, featuring Young Jazz Artist Schylar Junginger (recorded 4/27/17)

Nebraska Concerts Encores for August 2019

8/04 (from 4/21) – Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra, “Mozart & Beethoven,” Edward Polochick, conductor; Mark Clinton, piano (recorded 11/9/18)

8/11 (from 4/28) – Lincoln Friends of Chamber Music, Amara Piano Quartet (recorded 11/8/18)

8/18 (from 5/19) – Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra, “An Evening with Anton,” Edward Polochick, conductor; Anton Miller, violin (recorded 2/9/19)

8/25 (from 5/12) – Lied Center, Gabriela Montero, piano (recorded 11/13/18)

Nebraska Concerts for July 2019

7/07 – Omaha Symphony, “Tchaikovsky & Shostakovich,” Thomas Wilkins, conductor; Joshua Roman, cello (recorded 2/18/17)

7/14 – Nebraska Chamber Players (recorded 1/25/19)

7/21 – Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra, “Beethoven 4 & 7,” Edward Polochick, conductor (recorded 4/13/19)

7/28 – Lied Center for Performing Arts, pianist Emanuel Ax (recorded 2/10/19)

Nebraska Concerts June 2019

6/02 – Omaha Symphony, “Shakespeare Festival, Evening 1,” Thomas Wilkins, conductor; Omaha Symphonic Chorus, Greg Zielke, director; and , Creighton University Chamber Choir, A. Barron Breland, director (recorded 1/21/17)

6/09 - Omaha Symphony, “Shakespeare Festival, Evening 2,” Thomas Wilkins, conductor; Valentine Peleggi, conductor; Nebraska Shakespeare actors; Karina Brazas and Shelby VanNorstrand, sopranos; and, Abendmusik Chorus, Tom Trenney, director (recorded 1/27/17)

6/16 – Lincoln Friends of Chamber Music, JCT Piano Trio (recorded 1/1/19)

6/23 – Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra, “Dvorak & Brahms,” Edward Polochick, conductor; and, Bomsori Kim, violin (recorded 3/8/19)

6/30 – Nebraska Brass, “Brass Variations: Theme and Variations” (recorded 2/15/19); and, Lincoln Organ Showcase, David Pickering (recorded 1/13/19)

Nebraska Concerts for May 2019

5/05 – Omaha Symphony, “Schubert’s Sixth,” Paul Watkins, guest conductor (recorded 1/8/17)

5/12 – Lied Center, Gabriela Montero, piano (recorded 11/13/18)

5/19 – Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra, “An Evening with Anton,” Edward Polochick, conductor; Anton Miller, violin (recorded 2/9/19)

5/26 – Nebraska Chamber Players (recorded 11/2/18)

Nebraska Concerts for April 2019    

4/7 – Omaha Symphony, “Ravel’s Mother Goose,” Carolyn Kuan, conductor; Thomas Kluge, viola (recorded 11/20/16)

4/14 – Arts for the Soul, Bridget Kibbey, harp (recorded 10/7/18)

4/21 – Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra, “Mozart & Beethoven,” Edward Polochick, conductor; Mark Clinton, piano (recorded 11/9/18)

4/28 – Lincoln Friends of Chamber Music, Amara Piano Quartet (recorded 11/8/18)

Nebraska Concerts for March 2019

3/3 – Omaha Symphony, “Symphonie Fantastique,” Steven White, conductor; Markus Groh, piano (recorded 10/22/16)

3/10 – Lincoln Friends of Chamber Music, Catalyst String Quartet (recorded 9/5/18)

3/17 - Omaha Symphony, “Mozart’s Requiem,” Ernest Richardson, conductor; with guest soloists and choirs (recorded 11/13/16)

3/24 – Nebraska Chamber Players, “Milhaud, Ellenwood, Premru, Heiden and Hawkins” (recorded 9/14/18)

3/31 – Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra, “A Night At The Opera,” Edward Polochick, conductor; Chabrelle Williams, soprano; and, Jessica Johnson Brock, mezzo-soprano

Nebraska Concerts for February 2019

2/03 – Omaha Symphony, “Stravinsky’s ‘The Soldier’s Tale,'” Ernest Richardson, conductor; Susanna Perry Gilmore, violin and leader; and, Alexandra Rock, oboe (recorded 10/16/16)

2/10 – Nebraska Brass, “Spring is in the Air” (recorded 3/25/18) and “Happy Birthday Lenny: A Tribute to Bernstein” (recorded 11/9/18)

2/17 – Meadowlark Music Festival, Tyler White, conductor; Marina Pacowski, piano; and, Sybarite5, string quintet (recorded 7/13/18 & 7/14/18)

2/24 – The Lincoln Early Music Consort with guests Dulces Voces and Bell-issimo, “Hark Hark The Lark” (recorded 4/28/18)

Nebraska Concerts encores in January 2019

1/06 (from 7/22/18) – Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra, “Anton & Tchaik 5,” Edward Polochick, conductor; Anton Miller, violin (recorded 1/19/18)

1/13 (from 9/09/18) – Lied Center, “A Celebration of Philip Glass,” Paul Barnes, piano; Chiara String Quartet; Capella Romana, Alexander Lingus, director; University Singers, Peter Eklund, conductor; Ron Warren, Native American Flute; and, UNL Symphony Orchestra, Tyler White, conductor (recorded 4/17/18)

1/20 (from 10/21/18) – Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra, “Beethoven 6 & 8,” Ed Polochick, conductor; with the Lincoln Youth Symphony, Clark Potter, conductor (recorded 4/6/18)

1/27 (from 11/11/18) – Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra, “Rach ‘n’ Bartok,” Edward Polochick, conductor; Mark Markham, piano (recorded 5/6/18)

Nebraska Concerts in December 2018

12/02 – Omaha Symphony, “Beethoven’s Seventh,” Thomas Wilkins, conductor; Ilya Gringolts, violin (recorded 9/23/16)

12/09 – Abendmusik, “Savior of Nations: An Abendmusik Christmas,” Tom Trenney and Ariel Merivil, conductors and organists; Plymouth Choir; Plymouth Ringers, Ariel Merivel and Christopher Boilesen, conductors; Abendmusik Festival Orchestra, and, narrators Christopher Dickson, Suzanne Jouvenat, and Patrick Messer (recorded 12/10/17)

12/16 – Dulces Voces and Lincoln Early Music Consort, “Nova! Nova!” (recorded 12/9/17), and Nebraska Brass, “A Nebraska Brass Christmas” (recorded 12/3/17)

12/23 – Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra, “Deck The Halls,” Tyler White, conductor; Bell-issimo, Nancy Youngman, director; Chase Dance, Stephanie Chase, director; Lincoln Suzuki Studios; LSO Young Artist Competition Winner; Tap This! Cloggers, Joel Harrison, director; and, UNL Vocal Jazz Ensemble, David von Kampen, director (recorded 12/1/18)

12/30 – Omaha Symphonic Chorus, “Christmas at the Cathedral,” Greg Zielke, conductor; Nebraska Wesleyan University Choir, American Midwest Ballet, Lincoln Boys Choir, and the chamber orchestra of the Omaha Symphony (recorded 11/30/18 & 12/2/18)

Nebraska Concerts for November 2018

11/04 – Omaha Symphony, “Beethoven’s Fourth,” Thomas Wilkins, conductor; and Mary Bircher & Katie Wychulis, harps (recorded 9/18/16)

11/11 – Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra, “Rach ‘n’ Bartok,” Edward Polochick, conductor; Mark Markham, piano (recorded 5/6/18)

11/18 – UNL Glenn Korff School of Music, “Philip Glass at 80; A Birthday Celebration,” (recorded 1/31/17); and, UNLGKSOM, UNL Wind Ensemble, “David Maslanka; Symphony No. 9 (2011), Part 1," Carolyn Barber, conductor (recorded 4/19/17)

11/25 – Nebraska Chamber Players, “World Premiere of Christian Ellenwood’s ‘For Love” For Clarinet and String Quartet,” (recorded 4/20 & 22/18); and, UNLGKSOM, UNL Wind Ensemble, “David Maslanka; Symphony No. 9 (2011), Part 2," Carolyn Barber, conductor (recorded 4/19/17)