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Minden resident Dan Frizane will share his musical talent with a one-man band performance at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Frank House.
Frizane, a retired music teacher and band director, will present “Songs from the Recent Past,” as part of the Saturday at the Frank House series.
“I play low brass (trombone, euphonium, tuba) and will play several obsolete instruments that I enjoy demonstrating,” Frizane said. “Recently, my wife and I attended a concert at the Frank House, and we were impressed with this beautiful classic home from the past. UNK is privileged to have this gem on their campus, and I’m glad to have an appearance there.”
While Frizane’s presentation is free and open to the public, donations to the house are always accepted.
KrisAnn Sullivan, director of the Frank House, noted: “Donations helped refurbish the master bed chamber area and will be put to good use as we begin the other planned improvement projects in the Frank House. Saturday at the Frank House educational program volunteers help make the public aware of the needs of the house and the public responds. Donations are always appreciated in support of the Frank House.”
Last summer, Frizane conducted the Kearney Adult Community Band in weekly concerts in June and July.
“I started this band as a retirement project with the support of my friend Dr. Duane Bierman, band director at UNK, and the UNK music faculty,” Frizane said. “We had some 30 in the band, and some 100 in the audience each week at the Harmon Park bandshell. This is all for fun with no cost to the city or anyone at all. We will do so again this summer. I also direct the choir of the Westminster United Presbyterian Church of Minden.”
Frizane grew up in Chicago, and his father was an amateur band director for volunteer groups. Frizane began playing, arranging music and conducing in high school. After high school, he attended Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Wheaton College in Wheaton, Ill., the University of Nebraska and the University of Kansas. Frizane and his wife moved to Minden to be closer to their children and grandchildren.
Upcoming Saturday at the Frank House presentations include: March 3, “The Square (piano) for Kids”; March 10, “Loper Low Brass”; March 31, “19th Century Gardening for 21st Century Wildlife”; April 7, “Frank House Easter Egg Hunt”; April 14, “Titanic: 100 Year Anniversary Displays”; April 21, “Spring String Concert”; April 28 “Fencing Like the Franks”; and May 5, “Flutes at the Frank House.”
For more information on the Frank House or any of the events, go to: www.frankhouse.org