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Saxophonist David Nabb will be the featured performer for the Concerts-on-the-Platte at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16, in the University of Nebraska at Kearney Fine Arts Recital Hall.
Dr. Nabb, a UNK professor of music, will open the program with a solo selection, “Blue Caprice for Alto Saxophone” by Victor Morosco. Franziska Nabb, UNK flute instructor, will then join Dr. Nabb to perform “Six Roundabouts” by Michael Forbes.
The program will conclude with Beethoven’s “Trio for Clarinet, Cello & Piano, Opus 11.” Performing with Dr. Nabb will be Dr. Noah Rogoff, director of the UNK String Project, on cello, and Dr. Nathan Buckner, Concerts-on-the-Platte originator, on piano. The recital is free and open to the public.
Dr. Nabb, who has performed professionally on all of the woodwind instruments throughout the U.S. and Europe, suffered a massive stroke in 2000. The stroke left him paralyzed on the left side of his body. While he continues to make progress regaining the use of his left arm, the saxophone he will be playing is played with the right hand only. He is the founder and director of the UNK-based One-handed Woodwinds Program to promote the development of similar instruments.
Born and raised in Iowa, Dr. Nabb holds both B.M. and M.M. degrees in multiple woodwind performance from Indiana University, and a Ph.D. in music education from the University of North Texas. Before joining the UNK faculty, Dr. Nabb’s teaching experience included several years as a public school band director and three years as director of instrumental music at Three Rivers Community College in Poplar Bluff, Mo. While at Indiana University, he served as an associate instructor of saxophone, and at the University of North Texas, he was selected to be a member of the Teaching Excellency Fellowship Program.