Dr. Ron Crocker
Kearney Symphony Orchestra director, 308.865.8618
The music of the American Chamber Players will fill the Fine Arts Recital Hall at the University of Nebraska at Kearney Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 7:30 p.m.
The American Chamber Players, a six-member chamber ensemble, perform a variety of musical selections from familiar masterpieces to newly commissioned American works. The group, which has performed throughout North America and in Paris, was described as a “not to be missed event” by the Washington Post when they performed at the Kreeger Museum in Washington, D.C., during the Chamber Festival debut last summer. They can also be heard often on National Public Radio.
Members of the group, and the instruments they play, include:
Jean-Louis Haguenauer, an associate professor of piano at Indiana University at Bloomington, piano; Miles Hoffman, the founder and artistic director of the group, violin; Loren Kitt, a professor of clarinet at the University of Maryland at College Park, clarinet; Joanna Maurer, who performs regularly with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and is a member of the Metamorphosen Chamber Orchestra, violin; Alberto Parrini, a native of Italy, plays cello; and Sara Stern, who has performed as a soloist at the Smithsonian Institution and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, flutist.
The performa nce is an Arts Across Nebraska event funded by TierOne Foundation, and sponsored jointly by the Kearney Area Symphony Orchestra (KASO) and the Lied Center for the Performing Arts. The concert is free and open to the public.