Nebraska Concerts


Sunday, July 30, at 1 p.m. Central on Nebraska Concerts:

Three Frenchmen and a Russian walk on to a stage. It sounds like it could be the start of a joke. Well it’s not quite that, but it is the start of a lot of fun...especially if you like bugs. The Omaha Symphony gets creepy crawly with Debussy's Danse, a spidery tarantella. Then its Henri Dutilleux's Kafka-esque Metaboles, which transforms itself through metamorphosis, like so many insects.

But don't fear, things lighten up after that. Violinist David Kim gives a scintillating performance of Saint-Saen's 3rd Violin Concerto, and then Shostakovich's youthful 1st symphony rings out the show.


In July we feature these new programs:

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,” Ed Polochick, concductor and 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)

And, in August we feature these encores from earlier this year:

8/6 (from 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, Part 2 (recorded 4/10/16)

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 2 (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, 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)


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.

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.