Dr. Nathan Buckner
of Music and Performing Arts, 308-865-8608
The Concerts-on-the-Platte series opens its 13th season Monday, Sept. 19, on the University of Nebraska at Kearney campus with a performance by Franziska Nabb on the flute.
Nabb, a lecturer in the UNK Department of Music and Performing Arts, will open with “Sonata in b-minor” by Bach, followed by “Aria e danza” by Peteris Vasks. After a brief intermission, the second half of the performance will resume with “The Emperor and the Bird of Paradise” by British composer Alan Ridout.
“‘The Emperor and the Bird of Paradise’ was composed along with a narration that tells the story of a lonely emperor who learns how to never be lonely again,” Nabb explained. Narrating the story will be Dr. David Rozema, a professor in the UNK Department of Philosophy, who has performed in several Kearney Community Theatre productions.
The final selection will be “Fantasie” by Paul Taffanel. Nabb will be accompanied on piano on all of the selections by Dr. Marilyn Musick of Kearney.
Concerts-on-the-Platte is a recital series that features UNK faculty and guests. The 2011-2012 season marks the 13th year for the series, which is organized and coordinated by Dr. Nathan Buckner, a professor in the UNK Department of Music and Performing Arts.
All Concerts-on-the-Platte performances are free and open to the public.