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The Kearney Area Symphony Orchestra (KASO) will kick off a second century of performances with “Enter the Heroes” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, in the University of Nebraska at Kearney Fine Arts Recital Hall.
Opening the concert will be a John Williams piece, “Summon the Heroes,” followed by Beethoven’s “The Creatures of Prometheus.” A second selection by Williams, “The Olympic Spirit,” will also be performed.
Michael Kamen’s “Requiem for a Soldier,” theme from Band of Brothers, will follow, accompanied by soloists Drs. Anne Foradori, Paul Smith and Andrew White, all members of the UNK Department of Music & Performing Arts faculty.
The program will close with Gioacchino Rossini’s “Overture to Willian Tell,” which served as theme music for the television series TheLone Ranger.
“KASO is one of just a handful of community orchestras in Nebraska,” said Dr. Ron Crocker, KASO director. “This performance is an opportunity to see UNK student musicians, faculty and Kearney community members come together to create a unique musical blend.”
General admission is $6, while the concert is free to UNK students with ID.
UNK students performing will include:
Fullerton – Kalie Wetovick
Grand Island – Mackenzie Cochran, Adam Eschliman, Michael Quick, Ray (Paul) Zeleski
Kearney – Katherine Hermann, Heidi Hilligas, Rachel Holl, Merritt Lawson, Tina Lund, Chiyo Palacios Kamada, Jordan Pallas, Shauna Reeves, Natalie Runge, Kassie Sabah, Katherine Sizer, Andrea Zecha
Norfolk – Paul Niedbalski
North Platte – Turner Dorr, Becky Gosnell
Omaha – Andrew Bowers, Elizabeth Riesenberg
Ord – Caleb Hastings
Sumner – Shane Thompson
Wayne – Joe Brumm
Fort Collins – Andrew Block
Nathrop – Leslie Scifres
Cedar Rapids – Corey Marz
Garden City – Kerri Myers
Hikari Maekawa, Maiko Sugahara, Masahisa Toyama