Friends of the Nebraska Brass,
The Nebraska Brass is proud to present its 2007-2008 concert series, "American Premieres," featuring new major works for brass quintet commissioned by the Nebraska Brass from five internationally renowned composers. In addition to the world premieres of the commissioned pieces, the performances will feature a variety of favorites including our popular Christmas concerts. We invite you to join us for another season of wonderful music played by the Midwest's most well-known brass quintet.
2007-2008 SEASON OF EVENTS
The Nebraska Brass will perform a program of all American works, featuring a new composition, "Purcell Changes," from UNL's dynamic composer- in-residence, Randy Snyder.
Thursday, October 11, 2007 - 7:30 pm - All Saints Episcopal - Omaha, NE
Friday, October 12, 2007 - 7:30 pm - Rialto Theatre - Geneva, NE
Sunday, October 14, 2007 - 3:00 pm - Westminster Presbyterian - Lincoln, NE
As a festive start to the holiday season, the Nebraska Brass will perform traditional Christmas favorites and the premiere of a new piece for the holidays, "Season of Wonder" by Gwyneth Walker.
Saturday, December 1, 2007 - 7:30 pm - Broadway United Methodist - Council Bluffs, IA
Sunday, December 2, 2007 - 3:00 pm - Albion United Methodist - Albion, NE
Friday, December 21, 2007 - 7:30 pm - Minden Opera House - Minden, NE
Sunday, December 23, 2007 - 3:00 pm - St. Mark's United Methodist - Lincoln, NE
Nebraska Brass & Friends
The Nebraska Brass will be joined by percussionist Joe Holmquist for this concert, including the premiere of John Cheetham's new composition, "Partita Antico."
Thursday, January 24, 2008 - 7:30 pm - Strauss Performing Arts Center - Omaha, NE
Saturday, January 26, 2008 - 7:30 pm - First United Methodist - Columbus, NE
Sunday, January 27, 2008 - 3:00 pm - Sheridan Lutheran - Lincoln, NE
From Bach to Bach
At this exceptional concert, the Nebraska Brass will present music by great composers from J.S. Bach to the newly commissioned piece, "Blowout" by Jan Bach.
Sunday, April 6, 2008 - 3:00 pm - Trinity United Methodist - Grand Island, NE
Saturday, April 12, 2008 - 7:30 pm - First Presbyterian - Omaha, NE
Sunday, April 13, 2008 - 7:00 pm - Grace Lutheran - Lincoln, NE
In the Nebraska Brass season finale, up and coming composer Nolan Schmit's new work for brass quintet will be premiered.
Thursday, May 29, 2008 - 7:30 pm - First United Methodist - Hastings, NE
Friday, May 30, 2008 - 7:30 pm - First Unitarian Church - Omaha, NE
Sunday, June 1, 2008 - 3:00 pm - First Presbyterian - Lincoln, NE
Lincoln & Omaha - Adults $15, Seniors $12, children and students FREE.
Other Communities - Adults $12, Seniors $10, children and students FREE.
Tickets are available at the door the night of the concert, or in advance by contacting the Nebraska Brass business office at Arts Incorporated at (402) 477-7899.
Tickets to the "Hometown Christmas" concert at the Minden Opera House on Friday, December 21, 2007 are $12 and available by contacting the Minden Opera House at (308) 832-0588.
The Nebraska Brass, founded in 1987, includes members Dean Haist, trumpet; Brad Obbink, trumpet; Ric Ricker, horn; Mark Mendell, trombone; and John Thomason, tuba.
In addition to performing five series concerts each concert season, the Nebraska Brass provides educational outreach by presenting nearly 30 concerts to Nebraska elementary students through the Nebraska Brass Education & Community Outreach Project.