2020-2021 Season

The schedule for our season is subject to the evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check this website frequently for updates.

 

Ronn McFarlane and Carolyn Surrick

It’s a brand new duo formed by two old-timers. Lutenist and composer McFarlane has been a member of the acclaimed Baltimore Consort since 1979 and tours with them and as well as solo. Gambist Surrick founded Ensemble Galilei in 1990 and has led them in performances throughout North America, and in many multi-disciplinary projects.

One would be hard pressed to find two musicians whose musical journeys have been more parallel. Individually, they have been awarded, acclaimed, celebrated, and now finally, they have become musical partners in an extraordinary journey. This new and unexpected partnership has been remarkable in every way, and we will be among the first to witness it.

7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 22, 2021, on-line
Single ticket prices: $12
Single ticket prices: $12
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Repertoire

Renaissance and baroque music, Swedish and Celtic folk tunes, and original compositions

SYBARITE5

SYBARITE5
Dubbed the “Millennial Kronos,” SYBARITE5’s eclectic repertoire from Bowie to Radiohead and Akiho to Assad, combined with its commanding performance style, is turning heads throughout the music world. The string quintet’s debut album, Disturb the Silence, quickly reached the top ten on the Billboard charts. The group’s follow-up album, Everything in Its Right Place, was released at Carnegie Hall to critical acclaim. SYBARITE5 recently completed its latest album, Outliers, featuring all-new works from American composers.

7:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, September 19 and 20, 2020
Chose one of two remote concerts with the same program.
Single ticket price: $12
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Repertoire

Groove Music

Sybarite5 brings the art of the dance center stage for an evening of groove & dance-inspired works. The playlist spans everything from Daniel Bernard Roumain’s Kompa & Jessica Meyer’s burlesque-influenced Slow Burn, to Piazzolla tangos & Bach-inspired dance suite music from the likes of Kenji Bunch, Ljova, and others.

Musical Families


Gregory Beaver and Hyeyung Yoon were members of the now-disbanded Chiara Quartet. Lincoln audiences know them well from the many concerts they gave for LFCM and UNL’s School of Music.
Two married couples, violinist Hyeyung Yoon and cellist Gregory Beaver, co-founders of Open Space Music, and pianists Soyeon Kate Lee and Ran Dank, will come together from their respective homes in Jersey City and Cincinnati to present a program of solo and duo works. They will traverse many musical landscapes performing works by Gabriela Lena Frank, Rachmaninoff, Dvořák, Ravel, Texu Kim, and more. Gabriela Lena Frank’s Sonata Serrana No. 1 for piano four hands is inspired by the distinctly Andean concept of mestizaje as championed by Peruvian folklorist José Maria Arguedas whereby cultures can co-exist without one subjugating another. Texu Kim’s Pali-Pali, duo for violin and cello, is inspired by a common Korean expression, which is similar to ‘chop-chop’ in English but much more present, almost as a lifestyle – hard working AND efficient. Come and share the new realities of family and musical life of artists during the pandemic, and how we all have to draw inspiration from the Pali-Pali spirit!

7:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, October 17 and 18, 2020
Chose one of two remote concerts with the same program.
Single ticket price: $12
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Repertoire

Gabriela Lena Frank: Sonata Serrana No. 1 for piano four hands
Texu Kim: Pali-Pali, duo for violin and cello
Works by Rachmaninoff, Dvořák, and Ravel

Miles Hoffman

Lincoln music lovers know Miles Hoffman well from previous appearances on our series by himself or with the American Chamber Players, and his commentary on Performance Today and NPR’s Morning Edition. He has appeared as viola soloist with orchestras nationwide, including Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra.

7:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, November 14 and 15, 2020
Chose one of two remote concerts with the same program.
Single ticket price: $12
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Repertoire

  • Bach: Suite in C Major (originally for cello)

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Aizuri String Quartet


Based in New York City, the Aizuri Quartet was the 2017-2018 MetLiveArts String Quartet-in-Residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where they presented five unique programs throughout the season, leading The New York Times to applaud them as “a quartet of expert collaborators, who cogently traverse a range of repertoire staples and modern works.”
Aizuri formed in 2012, combines four distinctive musical personalities into a unique collective. The Aizuri Quartet draws its name from “aizuri-e,” a style of predominantly blue Japanese woodblock printing that is noted for its vibrancy and incredible detail.

7:30 p.m., Friday, March 5, 2021, on-line
Single ticket prices: $12
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Repertoire

Tom Morrison: Sea Change
Eleanora Alberga: String Quartet No. 1
Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet No. 12, Opus 127