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

Sometimes inspiration can come from an unusual place. So much of music has been inspired by love, maybe a poem, book or other story. This week on The Verge, the inspiration could be from someone running a marathon through New York, or from a successful Turkish soccer team.

Two different pieces this week are inspired by technology: touch screens, networks, electricity and email.

Yet other composers looked inward for inspiration. Jessica Meyer was nervous on a flight home, wanting to get back to her son and wrote music about that. Meanwhile, Bela Fleck's banjo concerto is titled Impostor for the way he feels in a classical orchestra as a banjo player who has played primarily folk and jazz.



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