UNK Flute Choir, Trans-Nebraska Players invited to convention, will deliver semester recital April 27

Contact: Franziska Nabb, professor of flute, 308-865-8618

Kearney, Neb., April 17, 2013 – The University of Nebraska Flute Choir and the chamber ensemble Trans-Nebraska Players have been invited to perform at the National Flute Association Convention in New Orleans Aug. 8-11 following a highly competitive and blind peer-review process.

Between 2,500 and 3,000 flute players attend the convention annually. Lectures, workshops, competitions, recitals, and concerts and more give everyone the opportunity to learn and grow as a musician, and to make new contacts and new friends.

“It is a great honor to represent Nebraska at this venue,” said Franziska Nabb, director of the flute choir and member of the chamber ensemble.

The UNK flute students are holding their semester recital at 1:30 p.m. April 27 at the Frank House. The recital, Nabb said, will become a benefit event to help raise funds for the convention and to raise awareness about the experience the students will have on their August trip to New Orleans. In addition to performing selected pieces for the recital the students will talk about and preview the convention. The recital will still be free but donations will be accepted.

UNK Flute Choir will perform “The Lark Ascending” by Ralph Vaughn William in an arrangement of UNK faculty Darleen Mitchell for solo flute and flute choir. UNL viola professor Clark Potter will conduct and Nabb will give a solo performance. Other members of the UNK flute choir are:

Bennington – Victoria Klaus

Kearney – Tyler Walker, Daniel Gibbs, Natalie Radcliffe (former student)

McCook – Raisa Gates

Minden – Chelsea Sedam

North Platte – Barbara Lloyd

Riverdale – Jacinda Uden

South Korea – Hyojung Kim

The Trans-Nebraska Players will premier Maria Newman’s “New Orleans Mass for the Ordinary.” Members are:

Franziska Nabb, flute, UNK

David Neely, violin, UNL

Clark Potter, viola, UNL

Noah Rogoff, cello, UNK

Jim Margetts, piano, Chadron State College

The Frank House, 2010 University Drive, is the campus’s historic home, now a museum with a mission to steward, share and celebrate the house and its cultural resources. It was constructed between 1886-1889. Regular walk-in-hours for tours of the Frank House are Monday through Friday, 2-5 p.m., and Saturday, noon-5 p.m. The Frank House is closed during UNK breaks and holidays. For more information, visit www.frankhouse.org.


– Kelly Bartling