Nebraska Concerts

Sunday May 29, on Nebraska Concerts:

The centerpiece of this week's show is a recital by pianist Stephen Hough. He performed in Lincoln at the Lied Center for Performing Arts. We'll hear him play Liszt, Schubert, Franck and one of his own compositions. His own Third Piano Sonata is spikey, based on 12-tone serialism, with captivating colors and contrasts. You can learn more about the circumstances of the work's composition here in an interview from Friday Live. And, don't miss the beautiful encore by Elgar, dedicated to the memory of a great Nebraska patron of the arts and music lover.

Join us on Sunday at 1pm Central for Nebraska Concerts.

Stephen Hough, photo by Sim Canetty Clarke

Sunday June 5, on Nebraska Concerts

Omaha Symphony Orchestra

Hear music by the composer known as "the Red Priest" due to the color of his hair and his chosen profession. Antontio Vivaldi was an amazingly prolific composer.  This week's program will feature just 2% of his concertos. Soloists featured will include James Compton, bassoon, Jeanette Sorrell, harpsichord, Susanna Perry Gilmore, violin, Paul Ledwon, cello, Anne Beebe, violin, Keith Plenert, violin, Frank Seligman, violin and Gregory Clinton cello. Don't miss music by the vivacious Vivaldi!

Join us on Sunday at 1pm Central for Nebraska Concerts.

And to hear more artists from Nebraska, playing music about and for Nebraska, check out the June 5 & 12 editions of our Sunday evening program The Verge.

You may also want to check out special editions of Friday Live, featuring music performed by Nebraska artists on June 10 and June 17, and a live broadcast special, NET's Panhandle Showcase, live from the historic Midwest Theater in Scottsbluff on June 12 at 1pm Central, with a shortened version of Nebraska Concerts following at 2pm Central...all part of NET On the Road, touring six Nebraska communities.

In May we bring you these concerts:

May 1 - A live concert from the Nebraska Chamber Players and Ed Polochick

May 8-  Omaha Symphony, from a concert recorded March 8, 2014

May 15 – From the UNL Glenn Korff School of Music, "An Afternoon of Choirs," recorded April, 28, 2015

May 22 – Omaha Symphony, from a concert recorded March 23, 2014

May 29 - From a December 1, 2015 Lied Center for Performing Arts concert by pianist Stephen Hough

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.

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.