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

Lara Downes' new album

We'll continue to check out a couple tracks from Lara Downes new album Holes in the Sky, with music by Mary Kouyoumdjian and Libby Larsen.

Also this week modern music that looks back to the 1920s era for just the appropriate sound to accompany silent film. Composer Ben Model is also a silent film accompanist who has been accompanying silent movies for the Museum of Modern Art in New York City since 1984.

In addition, there are chamber works on the program, one of which is the result of a collision of classical and jazz.

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

Or, try watching a 360 video recorded with our NET team, violinist Hyeyung Yoon 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.