UNO string faculty Dr. Mary Perkinson, Olga Smola violins; Brian Sherwood, viola; Gregory Clinton, cello, and Jeremy Baguyos started the year with an eclectic invigorating program of works by American composers O’Connor and Doak, Russian composers Gliere and Prokofiev and finished off with Beethoven’s inspiring and energetic String Trio Op.9 No.3 in c minor.
UNO string students benefit from the Amernet String Quartet residency
String students participated in a lively and engaging master class on 9/14 given by the Amernet String Quartet as part of UNO’s International Concert Series. Students performed works by Mozart, Dvořák and Schubert and received feedback and instruction from world-class artists.
UNO String Area hosts Bach’s Lunch
UNO students were treated to baroque musicians performing on baroque violin, baroque cello and viola da gamba, and harpsichord during a Bach’s Lunch on 9/18 in the Milo Bail Student Center. Student’s received a free boxed lunch while enjoying a mini-concert by guest artists Kangwon Lee Kim, violin; Steuart Pincombe, cello and viola da gamba and JungHae Kim, harpsichord.
UNO String Students participate in Baroque Master Class
UNO string students participate in a baroque master class at UNO’s MBSC on 9/17. Student performers included Yedid Maya, violin; Trevor Petersen, cello, and Jenna Reynard, viola. All three students performed works by Bach and performed with baroque bows. Bravo to Yedid, Trevor, and Jenna for beautiful performances!
UNO String Area hosts annual All-State Help Session
High school students from across the Omaha metro participated in UNO’s 4th annual all-state help session led by UNO’s string faculty to help prepare for the all-state audition. Students had the opportunity to hear scales, etudes, and excerpts played by UNO faculty and receive immediate feedback on rhythm, intonation, phrasing, and tempi.