Concert Band kicks off season Monday
Monday (Oct. 21) at Kimball Recital Hall on the UNL Campus. When you look at the stage during the concert, dont be surprised if you see some ghouls, goblins and ghosts among the musicians. And for those who remember it, some of the music may bring back memories of the Disney feature film Fantasia; these and other compositions on the program should help bring All Hollows Eve and the harvest season to mind. The Lincoln Community Concert Band was organized by Jack R. Snyder, then professor of bands at UNL and now professor emeritus of music. The band contains approximately 70 members who are adult volunteers from all walks of life and who enjoy playing their instruments. The band presents four concerts each season. The music director and conductor is Dr. Patrick Fortney, dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Peru State College.
Concert Series opens Saturday at Beekley Community Library
2 at Santa Anita Youll be able to get your Preak on at the Breeders Cup. Copying the popular infield concert promotion held at the Preakness Stakes, the Breeders Cup will offer an infield concert called Songs in the Saddle at the Nov. 2 Breeders Cup at Santa Anita featuring Kristin Chenoweth, Toni Braxton, Babyface, Macy Gray, Joan Osborne, Dame and Jenny O. General Admission tickets are on sale now at www.breederscup.com/festival for $25. There will be walk-up sales available for $40 on Nov. 2 at Santa Anita. The tickets will also include access to the Grandstand to watch the races, including the $5 million Classic. The infield will also host a beer garden and more than 30 of Southern Californias most popular food trucks. Were thrilled to have such a wide range of musical artists join us for Songs in the Saddle and further enrich everyones experience at Santa Anita Park, said Breeders Cup President and CEO Craig Fravel. This is a wonderful opportunity for those new to the Breeders Cup to come and see what were all about. The concert is scheduled from 2:30 p.m. (Pacific Time) to 6:15 p.m., approximately 30 minutes after the running of the Classic, with musical performances taking place between the races.
Nights at the Beekley Music Series , a concert series at the Licia & Mason Beekley Community Library in the center of New Hartford, has spent the last six years building a reputation as a music venue that specializes in singer/songwriters you probably havent heard of but should be checking out. The series will open its seventh season this Saturday with Antje Duvekot , a renowned songwriter born in Germany and most recently from Boston. She has won the grand prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Competition, the Kerrville New Folk Award, and the Boston Music Award for Outstanding Folk Act, according to her biography on the Beekley website. The show will take place on Saturday, Oct. 19. The reception will open at 7 p.m. and the show will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $25 at the door. The rest of the concert series includes The Jammin Divas on Nov. 16, Krista Detor & Trio on Jan. 18, Darlingside & Caitlin Canty on Feb. 15, Barnaby Bright on March 8 and Ellis Paul on April 26. This year the Beekley will host its first Holiday Show on Dec. 13 with The Sweetback Sisters and The Country Singalong Christmas Spectacular.