Dr. Ron Crocker
Kearney Symphony Orchestra director, 308.865.8618
The Kearney Symphony Orchestra (KSO) will present a concert titled “Scherzo- Allegro” on Tuesday, March 1, at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m., in the UNK Fine Arts Recital Hall, which is located in the Fine Arts Building.
Among the concert highlights will be a brass ensemble prepared by Dr. Seth Fletcher, UNK low brass lecturer, performing “Fanfare” from the ballet “La Peri.” The performance also includes “Egmont Overture” by Ludwig van Beethoven.
Two UNK students will be featured soloists with the orchestra. Elizabeth Peters of North Platte will sing a soprano solo in “Caro Nome” from the opera “Rigoletto,” and Brooke Harris of Dickens will play flute during “Fantasie Pastorale Hongroise.”
Also, three UNK music faculty will be featured in the performance of “Andante Non Troppo.” They include Dr. Nathan Buckner on piano, Dr. Ting-Lan Chen on violin and Dr. Noah Rogoff on cello.
KSO has more than 70 members, who perform under the direction of Dr. Ron Crocker, KSO director.
According to Dr. Crocker, KSO is an organization for string, wind, brass and percussion players who want to perform and continue to improve musically. The orchestra provides symphonic concerts, and activities for university and community members in Central Nebraska, while providing opportunities for members of the community, university and other students to participate in a symphony orchestra. The orchestra has members of all ages including community members, and UNK students and faculty.
General admission tickets are $10 for the general public, and free for UNK students and faculty. Reservations can be made by contacting the UNK Box Office at 308.865.8417 from 12:30-5 p.m., Monday-Thursday, or 12-4 p.m. on Friday. Tickets can also be purchased one hour before the performance or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.