Category: Music

Lincoln Lutheran Choir Retreat

Lincoln Lutheran Choir welcomes new and returning members to the Fall Concert Season.  Rehearsals begin with a retreat on Sunday, September 7th, 2-5pm at Trinity Lutheran Church, 12th &H St.  This fall the choir is pleased to welcome our new Artistic Director, Dr. Janene Sheldon. Interested new singers are asked to contact Sandie Anderson, choir board member, at 402-489-3948.  The choir always welcomes new singers to share the joy of singing!

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Lincoln Civic Orchestra 2014-2015 Season Announces Auditions

New member auditions will take place in the Orchestra Room, Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at the Rogers Center for Fine Arts on the NWU campus at 50th & Huntington Streets. Those auditioning must play scales and play a piece that shows off their ability. We currently have openings in the strings section only. To scheduls your audition, contact Rob Salistean (Conductor) at

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Summer Sing

Do you miss singing with your choir during the summer months? Do you long to be awakened from a summer of choral hibernation? Well, then, join Abendmusik for our annual series of community Summer Sings! There are no auditions or extensive commitments. Just come as you are at 7:30 on the evenings listed below and, within two hours, we will have shared in an energized rehearsal and an 'instant performance' of a great choral work. Music will be provided. Hospitality, refreshments, air-conditioning, and fun are all included-- FREE! No sign-up necessary. Just come ready to sing! Let Abendmusik cure your summertime choral blues!

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LMTA participates in Give to Lincoln Day

The Lincoln Music Teachers Association Music Outreach Program (LMTA-MOP) will participate in the Lincoln Community Foundation’s Give to Lincoln Day on May 29 by joining with the Lincoln Youth Symphony, Sheldon Friends of Chamber Music, Angels Theatre Company, and the Nebraska Chamber Players to host a free party for the public from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Kuck MotorSports Museum, 2251 Humphrey Avenue.


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Meadowlark Music Festival - Pablo Aslan Tango Ensemble

Born in Buenos Aires, PABLO ASLAN received his music education at University of California, Santa Cruz, CalArts, and UCLA, and in the 90’s in the clubs of New York. There he led several groups like New York Buenos Aires Connection, Avantango, and New York Tango Trio, which included musicians such as the late Thomas Chapin, pianist Ethan Iverson (now of The Bad Plus), drummer Kenny Wollesen, saxophonist Donny McCaslin, and bandoneonists Raul Jaurena and Tito Castro. More recently, he has worked with artists such as Yo Yo Ma, Lalo Schifrin, Pablo Ziegler, Osvaldo Golijov, Arturo O’Farrill, Emilio Solla, Fernando Otero, and Paquito D’Rivera.
His most recent recordings are “Tango Grill” (Zoho Music 2009 – Nominated for the 53rd Grammys and the 11th Latin Grammy Awards) and and a collaboration with Cuban reedman Paquito D’Rivera, “Tango Jazz” Live at Jazz @ Lincoln Center” (Paquito Records 2010). Aslan and D’Rivera return to J@LC on November 11 and 12, 2011 to present a tribute to tango master Astor Piazzolla on the 90th anniversary of his birth. His upcomng album on Soundbrush Records is titled “Piazzolla in Brooklyn” and is a tribute to Aslan’s mentor.
“The results are beautiful, as the rules imposed on the players make their improvisations more about nuance than blowing.” **** DOWNBEAT – July 2010

“The late, great Nuevo Tango master Astor Piazzolla sidled up to the jazz aesthetic in his way, and bassist Pablo Aslan continues to carry the jazz-tango torch, as heard on this beautiful new recording.” JOSEF WOODARD – JAZZ TIMES August 2010

“The themes are clearly defined, while each improvised adventure comes complete with thrills and beauty. Recommended, Aslan’s Jazz/Tango project works wonders on the soul.” CADENCE

“You may read about merging jazz with tango, or jazzing up tango, but the real goal here is to push tango to unimagined extremes.” TOM HULL (Village Voice)

“The bassist is a towering figure in the world of modern tango ” RAUL D’GAMA SOUZA,

“We’re in a golden age of jazz-tango fusion, and bassist Pablo Aslan is one of the main reasons. (…) His pulsing lines are the heartbeat of a new music.” JAZZIZ

“Pablo will continue to define the tango idiom in his musically inimitable way…Pablo Aslan..The right man….In the right way…At the right time for tango jazz.” EJAZZNEWS

“Aslan creates improvisatory alchemy with artists at home in both genres. Tango as Miles, Coltrane, Evans and Chambers might have conceived it.” GLOBAL RHYTHM

“Bassist Pablo Aslan has long been in the forefront of forging an alliance between jazz and the tango. His approach has been artful, keeping the body of the tango intact while letting jazz take the music into new pastures.” JERRY D’SOUZA – ALL ABOUT JAZZ

“Bassist Pablo Aslan has pulled it off here on this spirited recording that retains all of the charm and intrigue of Argentina with the collective spontaneity of American freedom.” ALLMUSIC.COM
“From the level of play to the artistic conception, there is nothing “standard” about this work and that is both its strength and beauty.” JAZZTIMES

“Though you might not think of tango as “improvised”, it is very much so on this splendid album and will surely be a delight to those among us who want to hear music that’s created on the fly. It takes real talent and vision to do this, especially with a musical form as recognized as is tango.” DICK METCALF

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