On October 6, 2013 the Kimmel Orchard will pair great wines with great music, as the Lied Center’s Arts Across Nebraska Program presents a casual concert at 12 p.m. with Jill Anderson’s Celtic Cabaret. The concert is free to the public and open to all visitors at the Orchard; wine tastings will be available in the concert space for $5.
In addition to her concert at the Kimmel Orchard, Jill Anderson will be conducting workshops and performing for students at Nebraska City Middle School on Monday, October 7.
Jill Anderson’s Celtic Cabaret is much more than an Irish music concert; it encompasses Irish history, poetry, storytelling, humor, and everything in between. Enjoy haunting ballads and stirring anthems, accompanied by guitar and bodhran drum, and dazzling a cappella pieces, as Anderson takes the audience on a musical tour of Ireland.
Jill Anderson is a professional actress, musician and coach. In her 24-year performing career, Anderson has lived and worked all across the nation, from Chicago, New York, and LA, to Virginia, Wisconsin and Nebraska. She has worked for Milwaukee Rep Theatre, Barter Theatre in Virginia, the New York Festival of Song, Opera Omaha, Orlando Philharmonic, The Nebraska Shakespeare Festival, The Blue Barn Theatre and many other organizations. She currently resides in Omaha, NE, where she performs frequently in concerts, cabarets, and theater. She is also active in Omaha as a teacher, choreographer, voice and drama coach, and director along with leading therapeutic music activities and workshops. In addition, Anderson is a recording artist with four CDs of Irish folk music to her name.
The Lied Center’s Arts Across Nebraska Program, a major pillar of the Lied Center’s educational mission, is currently celebrating its 16th season. The program’s mission is to provide world-class performing arts to all of Nebraska by presenting public concerts, student matinees, and classroom workshops with professional musicians, dancers, and actors. Arts Across Nebraska is supported by the Nebraska Arts Council, Nebraska Cultural Endowment, the Friends of Lied, as well as the Richard P. Kimmel and Laurine Kimmel Charitable Foundation which has contributed a generous amount to fund Jill Anderson’s performances of Celtic Cabaret in Nebraska City. Artist transportation for Arts Across Nebraska is provided by Sid Dillon.
For more information about the Lied Center’s Arts Across Nebraska program and Jill Anderson’s Celtic Cabaret, contact Petra Wahlqvist at 402-472-8089. To find out more about the performance at Kimmel Orchard, located at 5995 G Rd in Nebraska City, Nebraska, contact Erin Beethe at 402-873-5293, or visit www.kimmelorchard.org.