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  Press Release: FCLT Brass Concert (4/3/2014)  

FCLT Brass

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, APRIL 3, 2014

NEBRASKA WESLEYAN FACULTY BRASS TRIO CONCERT

Contact: Dean Haist

dwh@nebrwesleyan.edu

Join the FCLT Brass for an exciting evening of brass music Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 7:30 p.m. at O'Donnell Auditorium. Guest trumpeter Deborah Bouffard will join members Dean Haist, trumpet; Ric Ricker, horn; and Nancy Vogt, trombone; to perform a variety of compositions including "First Quartet" by Edward Gregson, Debussy's "Trois Chansons" arranged by David Thomas, Jean-Francois Michel's "Essai," "Four Pictures" by Jerome Naulais, and Joseph Horovitz's "Variations on a Theme of Paganini."

Haist, Ricker and Vogt, all faculty members with the Nebraska Wesleyan University music department, have performed together as a trio since 2005. The group performs several times a semester on the NWU campus and also presents educational outreach concerts at area high schools.

NWU Faculty Brass Trio

FCLT

Brass Concert

with special guest Deborah Bouffard, trumpet

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 ● 7:30 p.m.

O'Donnell Auditorium ● Rogers Fine Arts Building

Nebraska Wesleyan University

50th & Huntington ● Lincoln, NE

NO ADMISSION CHARGE

Dean Haist is a freelance trumpet soloist and artist. He performs with many groups in Nebraska, including the Nebraska Brass, Nebraska Jazz Orchestra, Lincoln Municipal Band, Nebraska Trumpet Ensemble and Monday Night Big Band.

Ric Ricker received his Bachelor of Music from the University of Tennessee and Master of Music from Southern Methodist University. Before moving to Lincoln he was a career orchestral performer for over 20 years. Ric is currently the Store Manager at Dietze East Park and horn instructor at Nebraska Wesleyan University. He is a member of the Nebraska Brass and Lincoln Municipal Band and performs often with the Lincoln and Omaha Symphonies.

Nancy Vogt is a freelance musician who has performed with many musical organizations in the Midwest, including the Lincoln Municipal Band, Plymouth Brass, Lincoln Symphony Orchestra, Des Moines Symphony Orchestra and Detroit Concert Band. She also performed for several years with the United States Air Force Band in Washington, D.C.

Deborah Bouffard earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Maine and a Master of Music degree in trumpet performance from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is currently a member of the Lincoln Public Schools instrumental music faculty where she teaches beginning band at Pershing, Hartley, Saratoga and Eastridge Elementary Schools. In addition to performing with the Lincoln Municipal Band, Deborah is a member of the Lincoln Symphony Orchestra, the Plymouth Brass, and the Nebraska Trumpet Ensemble.


  Press Release: Brass Goes to School! (3/28/2014)  

PRESS RELEASE

March 28, 2014

For Immediate Release

Contact:

Nebraska Brass

(402) 477-7899

Arts Incorporated

Brass Goes to School

Ric Ricker, Brad Obbink, Dean Haist, Nancy Vogt, and Ben Arunski perform "This Old Man March" at Adams Elementary School in Lincoln on March 25, 2014

Lincoln, NE - The Nebraska Brass' season continued with a pair of educational outreach concerts, titled Brass Goes to School, performed at Adams Elementary in Lincoln. These concerts featured a variety of entertaining selections including Jim Henson's Muppet Show Theme Song arranged by Jack Gale, J. S. Bach's Contrapunctus IX, This Old Man March arranged by Robert Nagel, Anthony Plog's "The Rhino" from Animal Ditties, Duke Ellington's Prelude to a Kiss arranged by Jack Gale, "Jelly Roll" Morton's Dead Man Blues arranged by Jeffrey Piper, Frère Jacques arranged by John Iveson, and Joseph Horovitz's "Les Girls" from Music Hall Suite.

The Nebraska Brass also performed educational concerts in 2014 at Conestoga Elementary in Murray; Plattsmouth Elementary; Cody Elementary, Washington Elementary, and All Saints Catholic schools in Omaha; and Saratoga and Hartley Elementary in Lincoln.

Now in its 26th season, the Nebraska Brass has reached audiences in dozens of communities in the state since 1987, presenting a five-concert series each season in multiple cities. The ensemble performs a variety of literature and commissions new works for brass quintet, preserving and promoting this valuable art form.

Educating students is a priority for the Nebraska Brass, and through the educational outreach program, Brass Goes to School, the ensemble has reached thousands of students for over a decade. This program places the Nebraska Brass musicians in Lincoln and Omaha area schools, where they perform exciting and age-appropriate music, provide informative commentary about the music, and field a variety of questions from students. As part of the educational outreach program, each student also received a coupon for his or her entire family to attend an upcoming Nebraska Brass concert for free.

Concert tickets for the public are available through the Nebraska Brass business office at

(402) 477-7899 or nb@artsincorporated.org.


For more information please see the NB Home Page.

  Press Release: Buy your Snow White ballet tickets today! (3/26/2014)  

Great seats are still available for this weekend's performances, but they are going fast. Buy your tickets today and forward this e-mail to encourage your friends and family to do the same. The one-hour format makes Snow White a great performing arts experience for young audience members. Costumes and tiaras are encouraged, and autographs with the dancers will be available.

Buy tickets online here


For more information please see the LMBC Home Page.

  Press Release: Jazz Goes to School (3/18/2014)  

Nebraska Jazz Orchestra presents

"Jazz Goes to School"

Lincoln, NE - The Nebraska Jazz Orchestra continued its 2013-2014 season with a pair of educational "Jazz Goes to School" concerts performed on March 4 at Fredstrom Elementary School and North American Martyrs Catholic School in Lincoln. The concerts featured a variety of entertaining selections to demonstrate different musical styles and structures, including When the Saints Go Marching In, Billy Strayhorn's Take the "A" Train, Happy Birthday (in honor of bassist Eric Hitt's birthday), Miles Davis' All Blues, Sonny Rollins' St. Thomas, Miles Davis' So What, and Thelonious Monk's Blue Monk.

The mission of Jazz Goes to School is to promote and enrich students' music education by placing musicians directly in schools. Members of the Nebraska Jazz Orchestra visit local schools in small groups to perform jazz for students. These small combos play a wide variety of entertaining jazz and blues music, accompanied by educational insight into jazz history and performance. This program is especially significant because it brings live professional musicians into the schools where budget cuts to arts programs and scheduling difficulties are a common threat to students' arts educations.

In addition to its annual concert series in Lincoln, touring concerts, special events, and recording productions, the NJO presents workshops and master classes for student groups ranging from elementary to college. The group also sponsors the NJO Young Jazz Artist Competition, NJO Young Lions All-Star Big Band, and the annual Nebraska Jazz Camp, held every July on the campus of Nebraska Wesleyan University.


For more information please see the NJO Home Page.

  Press Release: Nebraska Brass Presents: Brassed Off (3/14/2014)  
Nebraska Brass Presents: Brassed Off

Enjoy brass band and British "favourites" including Suite in F by Gustav Holst, Irish Tune from County Derry (Danny Boy) by Percy Aldrich Grainger, English Folk Song Medley, and Blackbird, by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, arranged by the Canadian Brass.

Members of the Nebraska Brass are Dean Haist, trumpet; Brad Obbink, trumpet; Ric Ricker, horn; Mark Mendell, trombone, and Ken Kielniarz, tuba.

The concert schedule is as follows:

Saturday, March 22, 2014 - 7:30 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church
801 North Lincoln Street - Lexington, NE

Sunday, March 30, 2014 - 3:00 p.m.
First Evangelical Lutheran Church
1211 East 14th Street - York, NE

Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 7:30 p.m.
Peace Lutheran Church
9831 North 145th Street - Waverly, NE

Sunday, April 6, 2014 - 3:00 p.m.
St. Paul's Lutheran Church
13271 Millard Avenue - Omaha, NE

Friday, April 25, 2014 - 7:30 p.m.
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church
6901 Panama Road - Hickman, NE

Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 3:00 p.m.
Christ United Methodist Church
4530 A Street - Lincoln, NE

Tickets are available in advance by calling 402-477-7899 or at the door before each concert.

Lincoln and Omaha:
Adults: $15
Seniors (65+): $12
Children and Students: Free



Lexington, York, Waverly, and Hickman:
Adults: $12
Seniors: (65+) $10
Children and students: Free

For more information please see the NB Home Page.

  Press Release: Nebraska Brass Presents: Brassed Off (3/7/2014)  
Nebraska Brass Presents: Brassed Off

Enjoy brass band and British "favourites" including Suite in F by Gustav Holst, Irish Tune from County Derry (Danny Boy) by Percy Aldrich Grainger, English Folk Song Medley, and Blackbird, by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, arranged by the Canadian Brass.

Members of the Nebraska Brass are Dean Haist, trumpet; Brad Obbink, trumpet; Ric Ricker, horn; Mark Mendell, trombone, and Ken Kielniarz, tuba.

The concert schedule is as follows:
Saturday, March 22, 2014 - 7:30 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church
801 North Lincoln Street - Lexington, NE

Sunday, March 30, 2014 - 3:00 p.m.
First Evangelical Lutheran Church
1211 East 14th Street - York, NE

Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 7:30 p.m.
Peace Lutheran Church
9831 North 145th Street - Waverly, NE

Sunday, April 6, 2014 - 3:00 p.m.
St. Paul's Lutheran Church
13271 Millard Avenue - Omaha, NE

Friday, April 25, 2014 - 7:30 p.m.
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church
6901 Panama Road - Hickman, NE

Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 3:00 p.m.
Christ United Methodist Church
4530 A Street - Lincoln, NE

Tickets are available in advance by calling 402-477-7899 or at the door before each concert.

Lincoln and Omaha:
Adults: $15
Seniors (65+): $12
Children and Students: Free

Lexington, York, Waverly, and Hickman:
Adults: $12
Seniors: (65+) $10
Children and students: Free

For more information please see the NB Home Page.

  Press Release: Nebraska Jazz Orchestra with guest artists Joey Gulizia, Doug Hinrichs, and the 2014 Young Jazz Artist March 27 (2/28/2014)  
Nebraska Jazz Orchestra presents

"Hot, Hot, Hot!" with percussionists Joey Gulizia and Doug Hinrichs
and featuring the 2014 Young Artist Winner

The Nebraska Jazz Orchestra presents "Hot, Hot, Hot!," featuring acclaimed percussionists Joey Gulizia and Doug Hinrichs. Also featured will be the 2014 Young Artist winner, pianist Ben Tweedt, Thursday, March 27 at The Cornhusker Marriott, 333 South 13th Street in Lincoln, Nebraska. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m.

Joey Gulizia is a professional musician who has been performing since childhood.

Along with performing and entertaining, Joey has been involved in music education for over 30 years.He has conducted hundreds of residencies, workshops and clinics for students of all ages. He has been inducted to the "Nebraska Music Hall of Fame" and has received the "Excellence in Education" award by the Governor of Nebraska. Joey has traveled extensively, and music has taken him to many places including all 50 of the United States. Just this past year, Joey was drumming in Austria and Switzerland, performed on the annual Gulizia Brothers Jazz Cruise to the Caribbean, and he once again toured with the Mannheim Steamroller. In the field of education he is very active, and is currently artist in residence at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Percussionist Doug Hinrichs has been performing and recording with countless artist in the New York City area for the last four years. Prior to his attack on the New York scene, Doug gigged in the Boston-Providence area, entertaining thousands each summer on the famous docks and beaches of Newport,RI.

Doug's performance credits include Gary Burton, Dave Brubeck, Burlap to Cashmere (national tour, 2000), Entrain (national tour, 1998), Ben Vereen, and Steve Smith. He also fronts his own Brazilian trio, Leva e Traz, and leads a flamenco trio, DDT, which was featured at the Guggenheim Art Museum's world music series in 1999.Doug can also be seen weekly with the house band at the famous "Bitter End" in Greenwich Village.

Recording credits include a promotional spot for ESPN's X'treme Games, the soundtrack for the Smithsonian Institute documentary "Our Rainforests, Our Heritage", Jennifer Delgado (Sony Music), R'Angels (Motown), local reggae legend Chucka Riddim, and some of the UK's most famous hip-hop/dance artists including Roger Sanchez, Kerry Chandler, and Jerome Sydenham.

Doug is also the inventor of Latin Percussion's One-Handed Triangle and the designer of Toca Percussion's Rawhide Shakers. He is a Latin Percussion, Sabian, and Remo endorser.

Doug graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University with a Bachelor of Music degree in 1992.

From a young age, 2014 NJO Young Jazz Artist Ben Tweedt has always been active in music in some way. At the age of 6 he began classical piano lessons with Berneil Hanson, staying with her until he graduated high school. During this time he won numerous awards and competitions for his classical piano abilities, including multiple trophies and Certificates of Distinction at the Nebraska Summer Music Olympics each year. It wasn't until his sophomore year of high school that he began playing jazz piano for Lewis Central High School's top jazz band under the direction of Mr. Darren Pettit. By his senior year he began to seriously focus on jazz and won many solo awards, including a scholarship at the UNO Great Plains Jazz Festival.

After graduation from high school he began study at UNO for a Bachelor's of Music in Piano Performance, beginning as a pianist for UNO's Jazz One. In addition to multiple performances with some of Omaha's finest jazz musicians Ben has performed with nationally and internationally acclaimed musicians such as Donny McCaslin and Peter Erskine. With his university jazz combo and Jazz One Ben has attended multiple jazz festivals around the United States, as well as a tour of Lithuania and Latvia last spring. Ben currently studies classical piano with James Johnson and jazz piano with Mark Misfeldt. He hopes to continue to grow, travel, and share his music with the world.

Single admission tickets are $25 for Adults and $12.50 for Students. Tickets may be purchased by contacting the Nebraska Jazz Orchestra business office at (402) 477-8446 or njo@artsincorporated.org

For more information please see the NJO Home Page.

  Press Release: Nebraska Jazz Orchestra Announces Young Jazz Artist Award Winners (2/20/2014)  
Nebraska Jazz Orchestra announces

2014 Young Jazz Artist Winner & Runner-Up

Lincoln, NE - The Nebraska Jazz Orchestra is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Young Jazz Artist Award. The first place winner is Ben Tweedt, piano, and the runner-up is Brian Vuu, saxophone. Both musicians will be recognized and receive a cash prize, and Ben Tweedt will perform as a soloist at the Nebraska Jazz Orchestra's concert "Hot, Hot, Hot!"

"Hot, Hot, Hot" will be held Thursday, March 27, 2014 at the Cornhusker Marriott, 333 South 13th Street in Lincoln, Nebraska at 7:30 p.m. Priority seating for season ticket holders and Jazz Club members is at 7:00 p.m., with general admission seating beginning at 7:15 p.m. Single admission tickets are $25 for Adults and $12.50 for Students and may be purchased by contacting the Nebraska Jazz Orchestra business office at (402) 477-8446 or njo@artsincorporated.org.

Young Jazz Artist Winner

From a young age, Ben Tweedt has always been active in music in some way. At the age of 6 he began classical piano lessons with Berneil Hanson, staying with her until he graduated high school. During this time he won numerous awards and competitions for his classical piano abilities including multiple trophies and Certificates of Distinction at the Nebraska Summer Music Olympics each year. It wasn't until his sophomore year of high school that he began playing jazz piano for Lewis Central High School's top jazz band, under the direction of Mr. Darren Pettit. By his senior year he began to seriously focus on jazz and won many solo awards including a scholarship at the UNO Great Plains Jazz Festival.

After graduation from high school he began study at UNO for a Bachelor's in Piano Performance, beginning as a pianist for UNO's Jazz One. In addition to multiple performances with some of Omaha's finest jazz musicians Ben has performed with nationally and internationally acclaimed musicians such as Donny McCaslin and Peter Erskine. With his university jazz combo and Jazz One Ben has attended multiple jazz festivals around the United States, as well as a tour of Lithuania and Latvia last spring. Ben currently studies classical piano with James Johnson and jazz piano with Mark Misfeldt. He hopes to continue to grow, travel, and share his music with the world.

Young Jazz Artist Runner-Up

Brian Vuu is a junior Music Education major from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a primary focus on saxophone. He is currently studying under the direction of Dr. Paul Haar. Brian performs with the UNL Jazz Orchestra, UNL Vocal Jazz, UNL Wind Ensemble, Saxophone Choir, and the Westbrook Saxophone Quartet. He is also employed as a hall monitor at Westbrook Music Building and as a New Student Enrollment Orientation Leader at UNL.

For more information please see the NJO Home Page.

  Press Release: A Brassalicious Concert! (2/6/2014)  
Satisfy your appetite for great music by attending these concerts, which will feature a tasty variety of selections for brass quintet. Repertoire will include: Seven Deadly Sins (including "Gluttony") by Seymour Barab; Golliwog's Cakewalk by Claude Debussy, arranged by Don Rose; Struttin' With Some Barbecue by Lil Hardin Armstrong, arranged by Jay Pralle; and That's A-Plenty by Lew Pollack, arranged by Jack Gale, to end the musical feast.

Members of the Nebraska Brass are Dean Haist, trumpet; Brad Obbink, trumpet; Ric Ricker, horn; Mark Mendell, trombone, and Ken Kielniarz, tuba.

Dates and locations are:
Sunday, February 16, 2014 - 3:00 p.m.
Trinity United Methodist Church
511 North Elm - Grand Island, NE

Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 7:30 p.m.
Calvary Lutheran Church of Swede Home
950 129th Road - Stromsburg, NE

Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 3:00 p.m.
First Congregational UCC
440 East 12th Street - Crete, NE

Friday, February 28, 2014 - 7:30 p.m.
Trinity United Methodist Church
8009 Q Street - Ralston, NE

Sunday, March 2, 2014 - 3:00 p.m.
Church of the Holy Trinity Episcopal
6001 A Street - Lincoln, NE
Tickets are available in advance by calling 402-477-7899 or at the door before each concert.

Ticket prices in Lincoln and Ralston:
Adults $15
Seniors (65+) $12
Children and students free

Ticket prices in Grand Island, Stromsburg, and Crete:
Adults $12
Seniors (65+) $10
Children and students free

Season Brass Passes (five admissions in any combination) are also available at these rates:
Adults $67.50
Seniors (65+) $54

New subscribers get 50% off!

For more information please see the NB Home Page.

  Press Release: APPLY NOW: 2014 Lincoln Community Foundation Garden Performance Series (2/3/2014)  
CALLING ALL PERFORMERS!

The Lincoln Community Foundation Garden Performance Series is now accepting applications for Summer 2014.

Performances are Wednesdays from 12 noon to 1 pm, May 7 to August 27, plus one Thursday performance on May 29, for Give to Lincoln Day.

If interested, send an e-mail with "FGPS interest" in the subject line to nancy@artsincorporated.org

We will reply with an application form to complete and return.
Please respond by
Friday, February 14, 2014.

Please forward this e-mail to anyone you think may be interested!

We are seeking a variety of high-quality performances for the general public.

For more information please see the LCFGPS Home Page.

 
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