The University of Nebraska at Omaha Maverick Quartet presents a mini-concert of Nordic folk songs arranged by the Danish String Quartet. Click here to view the trailer, https://youtu.be/NYTUgRUCPYA
The UNO Maverick Quartet was founded in 2016 by UNO string faculty Drs. Mary Perkinson and Olga Smola, violins; Brian Sherwood, viola; and Gregory Clinton, cello. The members have established careers as orchestral musicians, chamber musicians, and soloists, and have performed throughout North and South America, Europe, Russia, and Asia. The quartet performs annual chamber music concerts and frequently performs with invited guest artists from Omaha and beyond. The UNO Maverick Quartet is dedicated to enriching the lives of young string players through pedagogy and artistry. They conduct frequent clinics throughout the state and host annual events to benefit K12 string players and teachers such as, String Olympics, All-State Help Sessions, All-State YouTube tutorials, Teaching Strings for the Non-String Player Workshop, and the UNO BOCH festival.
UNO’s Maverick String Quartet has been string-quartet-in-residence at Nebraska Medicine’s Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center Healing Arts program since 2018. Their interest in contributing to the environment of care through music has led to the founding of Nebraska HeartBeats, a partnership with the UNMC Neurological Sciences department, that aims to improve the quality of life of older adults through participatory, creative musical experiences with the UNO Maverick Quartet.