|Nebraska Brass Presents, "From Bach to Bach", April 6, 12 & 13|
|Celebrate the return of Spring and attend "From Bach to Bach," the fourth concert series in the Nebraska Brass's 2007-2008 season, "American Premieres." The Nebraska Brass will feature the world premiere of composer Jan Bach's new piece, "Blowout" at this exceptional concert series.
"From Bach to Bach" will also feature a variety of classical and fun music, including "Sleepers Wake" (Wachet auf) by Johann Sebastian Bach, "Revecy venir du Printans" by Claude Le Jeune, "The Little Shepherd" from The Children's Corner by Claude Debussy, "Four Songs" by Charles Ives, "Barnum and Bailey's Favorite March" by K.L. King, and "The Flight of the Tuba Bee" by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakow.
Nebraska Brass Concert Information:
Sunday, April 6, 2008 - 3:00 pm
Trinity United Methodist Church
511 North Elm Street/Grand Island, NE
Saturday, April 12, 2008 - 7:30 pm
First Presbyterian Church
216 South 34th Street / Omaha, NE
Sunday, April 13, 2008 - 7:00 pm
Grace Lutheran Church
2225 Washington Street / Lincoln, NE
Lincoln & Omaha: Adult: $15 - Senior: $12 - Students Free
Our composer, Jan Bach, has studied under such legends as Aaron Copland and Thea Musgrave and received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in composition from the University of Illinois in Urbana. He was associate first horn in the U.S. Army Band at Fort Myer in Arlington, Virginia. After his discharge he taught for one year at the University of Tampa, Florida, and played in the orchestras of Tampa and St. Petersburg. In 1966, Bach started his teaching career at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, teaching theory and composition courses there for nearly forty years. His music has been recognized with numerous composition awards and grants since 1957, including the Koussevitsky competition at Tanglewood, the Harvey Gaul composition contest, the Mannes College opera competition, the Sigma Alpha Iota choral composition award, first prize at the First International Brass Congress in Montreux, Switzerland, several grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, and his works have been recommended for a Pulitzer Prize in music six times. Bach has received commissions from the Orpheus Trio, the Chicago Brass Quintet, Harvey Phillips, the Orchestra of Illinois, the International Trumpet Guild, the Greenwich Philharmonia, the Indianapolis Symphony, the Sacramento Symphony, the Biddle Trust, the Pew Memorial Trust, Chamber Music America, and many others. Jan Bach has written for virtually every live medium of vocal and instrumental performance, and his recorded works can be found on both LP and CD.
Each concert showcases new major works for brass quintet commissioned by the Nebraska Brass from five internationally renowned composers. Tickets are available at the door the night of the concert or in advance by contacting the Nebraska Brass business office at (402) 477-7899 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This concert is sponsored in part by Principal Financial Group, Inc.
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