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

Enjoy a Verge Christmas special with music that crosses not just the boundries of genre, but of holidays as well. Music by Zamier Bavel has both Hanukkah and Christmas tunes hidden and blended in, for that time between both holidays. Imani Winds bring a traditional bluesy spiritual sound to "Silent NIght." And some of the music on this week's show also references snow, the solstice and wishes for the New Year.

For more holiday specials, find a complete list here.


Sunday evening December 30 from 7:00 to 9:00 CT, on The Verge:

You're invited to dance in the New Year with us as we hear an "Unsquare Dance" for string quartet, a "Wedding Dance" for wind symphony, a mambo, samba, waltz and more. We'll hear original pieces to dance to, unusual instrumentation and music with influences from Cuba, Bulgaria, the Middle East and all around the world.

Happy New Year!


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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Thank you for listening to music on Sundays on NET Radio, news and music worth hearing for 25 years across Nebraska.

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.