The Verge

The Verge is music that hates to be classified, music that crosses boundaries, and new music by 20th and 21st Century composers.


Sunday evening October 7 from 7:00 to 9:00 CT, on The Verge:

Hear the unique Project Trio, which blends cello, bass and a flutist who beat boxes. There's also music by Alberto Ginastera on the show this week, and more than one large-scale work. Composer Ken Thomson's Restless for cello and piano is a mix of the dark and the beautiful. The Yolanda Kondonassis performance of the Ginastera Harp Concerto was described by one review as "not demure." And poetry by Nebraska's own Ted Kooser is set in a piece by Maria Schneider titled Winter Morning Walks, which was nominated for three Grammys after its release.

poet, Ted Kooser

Project Trio

Yolanda Kondonassis, photo by Laura Watilo Blake


TBD from 7:00 to 9:00 CT, on The Verge:

Violist Jonah Sirota, formerly of the Chiara String Quartet, released his debut solo album June 22. Titled Strong Sad, each track is a new elegy for viola. He also debuts his own compositions on this disc. He had an album release party in Lincoln, which NET recorded. Hear live performances of both pieces from the album and pieces not on the album, as well as discussion about the music with Jonah Sirota.

Plus we'll hear some other cool stuff as well.


For more musical exploration, check out interviews, videos and coloring sheets on the NET Music page.

Or, try watching a 360 video of the Chiara String Quartet playing music by Beethoven. Click here for the Youtube video.

Violinist Hyeyung Yoon also recorded a 360 video with our NET team and dancer Hye-Won Hwang. Originating from the Korean heritage of both performers, Hye-Won adapts the traditional Korean dance known as Salp’uri to Hyeyung’s performance of Bach’s Adagio from Sonata No. 1 in G minor. You can see that on Youtube by clicking here.

The Chiara String Quartet recorded an album titled Bartok by Heart, a recording of all Bartok's quartets, played from memory.

NET worked with Chiara to create a video of them in which you can see them playing a movement from one of the Bartok quartets.

Notice what it's like to see them playing with no stands and how they communicate with each other. You can watch here.



Be sure to check out more about music programming on the NET Music page of our website. There you can learn more about local and national programming, listen to interviews with musicians and composers, and even find free, printable coloring pages to work on while you listen.

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The Verge (classical music with a twist) is broadcast across Nebraska's NET Radio network Sunday nights 7-9 CT, streamed live on NET Radio Nebraska App and netNebraska.org/radio.