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Prairie Songs: Remembering Ántonia

Apr 1, 2017

KANEKO | 1111 Jones St


Join us for the world premiere of a song cycle commissioned by the Cather Project, Prairie Songs: Remembering Antonia.

Prairie Songs is an hour long song cycle with piano, voice, and violin and will be performed at KANEKO on April 1 at 7:30 p.m. This event is FREE and open to the public.

This song cycle is composed by Brent Edstrom, Washington State Music Teachers Composer of the Year, and features the voice of Fremont native and Glenn Korff School of Music alumnus Scott Miller (DMA 2006), associate professor of music at Whitworth University in Spokane, Wash. Tana Bachman-Bland will lend her talents on violin.

WHEN: Saturday, April 1 @ 6 p.m.
WHERE: KANEKO 1111 Jones Street
PRICE: FREE & Open to the Public

6:00 p.m. – light snacks & cash bar
6:45 p.m. – pre-performance talk
7:30 p.m. – performance

Brent Edstrom – Composer and Pianist
Scott Miller – Tenor
Tana Bachman-Bland – Violinist

Prairie Songs: Remembering Antonia will also be performed at Midland University in Fremont on Thursday, March 30 at 7:30 p.m. and on Tuesday, March 28 at the Johnny Carson Theater on the UNL campus at 7:30 p.m.

Prairie Songs: Remembering Ántonia is sponsored by the Cather Project, Charles Cather Fund, and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. A little over a year ago, Guy Reynolds, director of the Cather Project, and Beth Burke, a project manager, wanted to expand the Cather Project beyond scholarly works and looked to the arts. “We’re looking at more creative adaptations of her work,” Reynolds said. “We’re trying to keep the legacy of Cather alive and vibrant by translating her work into different forms, using different media, different forms of artistic performance and expression.”

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