October 20th, 2016 • Student News
Nebraska Rising Stars performances written by Conservatory composition student
Thursday is a big night for several of our students as they perform on the Nebraska Rising Stars concert at University of Nebraska – Omaha:
In five separate performances, Conservatory students Christina Youn and Alina Hatfield each will play piano solos; Morgan Bennett (violin), Hannah Stacey (violin), Jason Kim (viola), and Alexander Smith (cello) will perform a strings quartet piece; and Christina and Morgan will both perform two additional duets together.
You’ll also see one more Conservatory student named on the program: Winston Schneider, 9, is the composer of three of those pieces.
“These pieces have only been played once before, and I’m dying to hear them live,” Winston told the Omaha World-Herald earlier this week.
A select group of pre-college and college students will also perform solos, chamber music, and orchestral repertoire at the concert, which is co-sponsored by UNO School of Music, Omaha Conservatory of Music and Omaha Area Youth Orchestra in order to “provide the community an opportunity to support the artistic and professional development of these young artists, who are taught and mentored by some of Omaha’s most eminent teachers and performers,” the event notes state.
General admission tickets are $15; $8 for non-UNO students, seniors or military personnel; and free for UNO students, faculty, and staff. Tickets can be purchased at TicketOmaha.com or by calling 402.345.0606. More information about the Nebraska Rising Stars event can be found on the Nebraska Rising Stars event page on UNO’s website.