Omaha, NE / 198

Friday, May 22, 2009  |  Presented by Holland Performing Arts Center


From the Holland Performing Arts Center in Omaha, Nebraska, this week’s show demonstrates that our national cultural life is thriving in the heart of America. You’ll meet two kids from the Great Plains — an 18-year-old violist playing Schumann and a pianist, also 18, playing Paul Creston. Plus, a teenage percussion quartet from Chicago improvises an homage to that American temple of fast food: McDonalds!

Performers and repertoire:

Cellist and Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Bihn Park, 12, from Haverford, PA, performs Divertimento, I. Adagio and III. Allegro di molto by Franz Joseph Haydn

Violist Shundeena Beard, 18, from Omaha, NE, performs Märchenbilder (Fairytales), Op. 113, III. Rasch by Robert Schumann

Trombonist Elisabeth Shafer, 18, from State College, PA, performs Sonata “Vox Gabrieli” by Stjepan Šulek.

Schlagwerk 4 Percussion Ensemble from Midwest Young Artists (Christian Schmidt, 17 from Lake Forest, IL; Ben Paulson, 17 from Libertyville, IL; Michael Garrett, 17 from Green Oaks, IL; Ryan Logan, 18, from Buffalo Grove, IL) performs Omphalo Centric Lecture by Nigel Westlake

Pianist Ben Fuller, 18, from Omaha, NE performs Six Preludes, Op. 38, III. Fast and VI. Moderately fast by Paul Creston

Performers & Repertoire

Release Dates

  • Monday, June 28, 2010
  • Monday, February 15, 2010
  • Monday, September 21, 2009

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