Dr. Nathan Buckner
of Music and Performing Arts, 308-865-8608
UNK– The University of Nebraska at Kearney Concerts-on-the-Platte series on Monday, Feb. 22, will feature UNK music faculty member Dr. Noah Rogoff on cello.
“It will be an exciting program full of dramatic contrasts, and everyone who attends the concert will hear almost the full range of what the cello can do,” Dr. Rogoff said. The Concerts-on-the-Platte series is sponsored by the UNK Department of Music and Performing Arts. The recital will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the UNK Fine Arts Recital Hall. Admission to the concert is free and open to the public.
Dr. Rogoff will perform a variety of songs for cello including, “Scherzetto” by Frank Bridge, “Sonata for Arpgeggione and Piano” by Franz Schubert and “Pampeana No. 2” by Alberto Ginastera. He will be accompanied by Dr. Nathan Buckner, UNK professor of music, on piano.
Both Dr. Rogoff and Buckner will perform the concert again at the Dame Myra Hess Concert Series in Chicago March 3. The performance will be broadcast live on Chicago Public Radio, and will be available over the Internet through the radio station’s Web site.
Dr. Rogoff has performed as a soloist in master classes taught by Steven Isserlis, Paul Katz and Nathaniel Rosen. He has also studied chamber music with members of the Shanghai and Juilliard Quartets, at the Hampden-Sydney and the Kneisel Hall summer festivals.
He has won top honors at the Schubert Club, Society of American Musicians and the Beethoven Club. In addition, Dr. Rogoff was a winner of the Walter Judd Fellowship at the University of Minnesota, which funded his travel and research between Vienna and the music of Arnold Schoenberg.
He earned both his master of arts in music theory and a doctorate in cello performance from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Rogoff has performed with the Minnesota Orchestra and the United States Coast Guard band.
Dr. Buckner has performed across the United States, including solo recitals at the Alice Tully Hall and the Kennedy Center. In addition, he has toured to Taiwan and Mexico, and has performed in China, Hong Kong, Korea and Slovenia. He currently serves as pianist for the UNK Faculty Piano Trio. Dr. Buckner earned his undergraduate degree from The Juilliard School, a master of music degree from Indiana University and a doctorate from the University of Maryland.