2020-2021 Season

The schedule for our season is subject to the evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check this website frequently for updates.

SYBARITE5

SYBARITE5
Dubbed the “Millennial Kronos,” SYBARITE5’s eclectic repertoire from Bowie to Radiohead and Akiho to Assad, combined with its commanding performance style, is turning heads throughout the music world. The string quintet’s debut album, Disturb the Silence, quickly reached the top ten on the Billboard charts. The group’s follow-up album, Everything in Its Right Place, was released at Carnegie Hall to critical acclaim. SYBARITE5 recently completed its latest album, Outliers, featuring all-new works from American composers.

7:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, September 19 and 20, 2020
Chose one of two remote concerts with the same program.
Single ticket price: $12
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Repertoire

Groove Music

Sybarite5 brings the art of the dance center stage for an evening of groove & dance-inspired works. The playlist spans everything from Daniel Bernard Roumain’s Kompa & Jessica Meyer’s burlesque-influenced Slow Burn, to Piazzolla tangos & Bach-inspired dance suite music from the likes of Kenji Bunch, Ljova, and others.

Musical Families


Gregory Beaver and Hyeyung Yoon were members of the now-disbanded Chiara Quartet. Lincoln audiences know them well from the many concerts they gave for LFCM and UNL’s School of Music.
Two married couples, violinist Hyeyung Yoon and cellist Gregory Beaver, co-founders of Open Space Music, and pianists Soyeon Kate Lee and Ran Dank, will come together from their respective homes in Jersey City and Cincinnati to present a program of solo and duo works. They will traverse many musical landscapes performing works by Gabriela Lena Frank, Rachmaninoff, Dvořák, Ravel, Texu Kim, and more. Gabriela Lena Frank’s Sonata Serrana No. 1 for piano four hands is inspired by the distinctly Andean concept of mestizaje as championed by Peruvian folklorist José Maria Arguedas whereby cultures can co-exist without one subjugating another. Texu Kim’s Pali-Pali, duo for violin and cello, is inspired by a common Korean expression, which is similar to ‘chop-chop’ in English but much more present, almost as a lifestyle – hard working AND efficient. Come and share the new realities of family and musical life of artists during the pandemic, and how we all have to draw inspiration from the Pali-Pali spirit!

7:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, October 17 and 18, 2020
Chose one of two remote concerts with the same program.
Single ticket price: $12
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Repertoire

Gabriela Lena Frank: Sonata Serrana No. 1 for piano four hands
Texu Kim: Pali-Pali, duo for violin and cello
Works by Rachmaninoff, Dvořák, and Ravel

Miles Hoffman

Lincoln music lovers know Miles Hoffman well from previous appearances on our series by himself or with the American Chamber Players, and his commentary on Performance Today and NPR’s Morning Edition. He has appeared as viola soloist with orchestras nationwide, including Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra.

7:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, November 14 and 15, 2020
Chose one of two remote concerts with the same program.
Single ticket price: $12
Purchase here

Repertoire

  • Bach: Suite in C Major (originally for cello)

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Aizuri String Quartet


Based in New York City, the Aizuri Quartet was the 2017-2018 MetLiveArts String Quartet-in-Residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where they presented five unique programs throughout the season, leading The New York Times to applaud them as “a quartet of expert collaborators, who cogently traverse a range of repertoire staples and modern works.”
Aizuri formed in 2012, combines four distinctive musical personalities into a unique collective. The Aizuri Quartet draws its name from “aizuri-e,” a style of predominantly blue Japanese woodblock printing that is noted for its vibrancy and incredible detail.

7:30 p.m., Friday, March 5, 2021, Saint Paul Methodist Church, 1144 M St.
Single ticket prices: $25 adults; $5 students.

Repertoire

György Kurtág: Officium Breve in memoriam Andreae Szervánszky, Op. 28 (1989)
Robert Schumann: String Quartet No. 1 in A minor, Op. 41 No. 1
The Aizuri Songbook: A celebration of the most direct human expression of music, featuring a soulful, beautiful and surprising collection of songs from diverse time periods, traditions and styles arranged for string quartet and including works by Komitas (Armenian Folk Songs), Rhiannon Giddens, Florence Price, Debussy, Schubert, Cécile Chaminade, and Clara Schumann.

ACRONYM, a Baroque Band

Baroque band ACRONYM—an “outstanding young early-music string ensemble” (The New Yorker)—is dedicated to giving modern premières of the wild instrumental music of the seventeenth century. Playing with “…consummate style, grace, and unity of spirit” (The New York Times), the group formed in 2012 and has released eight critically acclaimed CDs since 2014. Recent projects include the first modern performances and recordings of works by Biber and Rosenmüller, and Samuel Capricornus’s epic cantata cycle Jubilus Bernhardi with the Bach Choir of Holy Trinity. Forthcoming albums include the première recording of Johann Heinrich Schmelzer’s forgotten oratorio Le Memorie Dolorose alongside the early music ensemble TENET Vocal Artists.

7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 21, 2021, Saint Paul Methodist Church, 1144 M St
Single concert ticket prices: $25 adults; $5 students.

Repertoire

What Bach Heard:
As a child and young composer from a musical family, J.S. Bach was raised hearing music composed both locally and from faraway parts of the fragmented German lands. ACRONYM presents a selection of this distinct and beautiful repertory, including sonatas and dances by composers Dietrich Buxtehude, Heinrich Bach (Johann’s uncle), Johann Rosenmüller, and others. This rarely-heard music captures some of the diverse sounds of the seventeenth-century German lands that would be key to the development of J.S. Bach’s inimitable and influential musical language, revealed in performances of Bach’s sixth “Brandenburg” concerto and a trio sonata.