Sheldon Friends of Chamber Music | Phenix Ensemble with Hans Sturm

The Phenix Ensemble will perform Schubert’s “Trout Quintet” with guest double bassist Hans Sturm and Anton Miller, concertmaster of the Lincoln Symphony Orchestra, at the opening concert of the 50th season of Sheldon Friends of Chamber Music. The concert will be Saturday, October 11 at 7:30 pm at the Sheldon Museum of Art, north of 12th and R Streets, on the campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In addition to “The Trout,” Schubert’s Piano Quintet in A Major, D. 667, the program includes works by Dvořák and Libby Larsen. Tickets are $25 for general admission and $5 for students. A pre-concert lecture on the musical program will begin at 7 pm. A reception will be held immediately following the concert. Musical programs are subject to change at the discretion of the artists. For more information go to www.sfcm.info.

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Sheldon Friends of Chamber Music | Chiara and Escher String Quartets

UNL artists-in-residence, the Chiara String Quartet, join the Escher String Quartet and special guests violist Nadia Sirota and cellist Norman Fischer to play in duo, quartet, sextet and octet form. The concert will culminate in the remarkable Mendelssohn Octet. This special event is a joint celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Sheldon Friends of Chamber Music and the 25th of the Lied Center. The concert will be Saturday, November 8 at 7:30 pm at the Lied Center, 301 N 12th St. In addition to Mendelssohn, the artists will perform works by Ravel, Bártok, Haydn and Brahms. Admission is by Sheldon Friends of Chamber Music season ticket or by purchase of individual tickets from the Lied box office, 402-472-4747, or 800-432-3231. A pre-concert lecture on the musical program will begin at 7 pm in the Steinhart Room at the Lied Center. A reception will be held immediately following the concert. For more information go to www.sfcm.info.

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Sheldon Friends of Chamber Music | The Baltimore Consort and Soprano Danielle Svonavec

The Baltimore Consort and soprano Danielle Svonavec will offer “The Food of Love:  Songs for Shakespeare.” The Consort, renowned for its winning ways with the music of our shared past, will explore the music of love and dance related to the Bard of Avon. This approach has resulted in repeated appearances on Billboard Magazine’s Top-Ten list. The concert will be Friday, February 13, 2015 at 7:30 pm at the Sheldon Museum of Art, north of 12th and R Streets, on the campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Tickets are $25 for general admission and $5 for students. A pre-concert lecture on the musical program will begin at 7 pm. A reception will be held immediately following the concert. Musical programs are subject to change at the discretion of the artists. For more information go to www.sfcm.info.

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Sheldon Friends of Chamber Music | Rangbrook Ensemble

The Rangbrook Ensemble offers an unusual evening of sextets in their fresh and polished way. In residence at Omaha’s First Presbyterian Church, the group performs regularly throughout southeast Nebraska and eastern Iowa. Their program will include string sextets of R Strauss, Mozart, Frank Martin and Dvořák. The concert will be Friday, March 20, 2015 at 7:30 pm at the Sheldon Museum of Art, north of 12th and R Streets, on the campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Tickets are $25 for general admission and $5 for students. A pre-concert lecture on the musical program will begin at 7 pm. A reception will be held immediately following the concert. Musical programs are subject to change at the discretion of the artists. For more information go to www.sfcm.info.

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Sheldon Friends of Chamber Music | Amernet String Quartet

The Amernet String Quartet brings a world premiere of Steven Gerber’s String Quartet No. 6 and the composer will be present for the concert. Gerber composed the “Fanfare for the Voice of A-M-E-R-I-C-A” that helped inaugurate the Holland Performing Arts Center in Omaha and previously composed his String Quartet No. 5 for the Amernet String Quartet. This is a rare event and a fitting conclusion to a rare 50th anniversary year. The evening will also include works by Haydn and Brahms. The concert is Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 7:30 pm at the Sheldon Museum of Art, north of 12th and R Streets, on the campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Tickets are $25 for general admission and $5 for students. A pre-concert lecture on the musical program will begin at 7 pm. A reception will be held immediately following the concert. Musical programs are subject to change at the discretion of the artists. For more information go to www.sfcm.info.

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