This year’s midterm elections marked an historic day for women candidates, with a number of firsts across the country, including right here in the heartland. KVNO News speaks with a trio of women who found their own success right here in Nebraska.
Omaha, NE—Eko Nova, Omaha Chamber Music Society’s series for new music, often features innovative, though not always well known contemporary music and sometimes some unusual instrumentation.
Their next performance on September 24th, Quartet, will feature one of the most popular classical arrangements—the string quartet, of course—but the evening still highlights a unique framing of classical music, featuring Shostakovich, Beethoven, and later 20th century Soviet-German composer Alfred Schnittke, whose work draw directly from the former composers.
Omaha, NE—UNO Creative Writing Professor and poet Todd Robinson will be reading for the public tomorrow evening. It’s the Writer’s Workshop reading series, which for over 40 years has been inviting leading voices in poetry to present in Omaha and that includes UNO faculty.
South Omaha’s Project Project was a natural choice for the artists, James Bockelman and Michael Ian Larsen. It’s like a sandbox with its plywood walls, exposed rafters, and flexible owners. No strangers to experimentation—the space has gone as far as letting artists plant an indoor forest.
This week, the Vesper Concert Series, in collaboration with the Omaha Conservatory of Music and UNO’s International Concert Series will host the acclaimed Amernet String Quartet. The ensemble has traveled the world and collaborated with some of the finest performers and composer of the day. While none of its current members are original founders, they’re part of a rich tradition, continuing the legacy that began at Julliard in the ’90s.
Dr. Mark Gilbert might be recognized now as a figure in the medical field, but he is primarily an artist. Raised in Glasgow, Scotland, he finished a degree in the arts and worked as an artist for several years before he approached by a surgeon. The task—a temporary job painting patients.