Kearney Symphony Orchestra presents first concert Oct. 7

Franzi Brech
Franzi Brech

KEARNEY – The Kearney Symphony Orchestra will present its first concert of the season – “Music that Inspires” – at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 7) in the University of Nebraska at Kearney Fine Arts Recital Hall.

The performance is directed by Deborah Freedman, UNK associate professor of music and performing arts.

Among the concert highlights is a performance by UNK lecturer Franzi Brech, who will play “Flute Concerto” by Peteris Vasks. Written in 2007, it was dedicated to Brech’s teacher, Michael Faust, who played the premiere. Modern techniques such as harmonics, glissandi and flutter tongue pepper the score.

Brech has presented recitals in Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Slovenia and the United States. She holds a performance degree from the Robert-Schumann Institute for Music in Düsseldorf, Germany.

In 2011 and 2013, she performed at National Flute Association Conventions in Charlotte, N.C., and New Orleans, respectively. In 2013, she performed at the First Canadian National Flute Convention in Oakville, Canada.

Also on the program is Mozart’s “Jupiter” – also known as Symphony No. 41 in C major, which is Mozart’s last symphony.

Tickets are available through the UNK Box Office at (308) 865-8417. Student and youth tickets are free. Adult tickets are .


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