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 July 23 from 7:00 to 9:00 CT, on The Verge:

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This week's program starts off with music by Paul Chihara, a versatile composer and arranger. The work we'll hear blends jazz styles into classical sounds for string quartet, and we'll hear a set of Bagatelles for piano inspired by a wide variety of styles and sounds. We'll also hear from a new album recorded by two musicians with similar family history and the same last name, but who are not actually related. Avi Avital and Omer Avital have collaborated on a very nice collection merging their similar and different backgrounds called Avital and Avital.

Plus, we'll hear a wonderful blend of orchestra and tango in a Concerto by Astor Piazzolla and a kind of micro-macro blend in a work titled Tenebrae by composer Osvaldo Golijov.


The Chiara String Quartet, in-residence at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 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