UNO MUSICAL EXCURSIONS 2016-2017
Artists & Dates
TOMOKI SAKATA - Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 7:00PM
Japanese pianist Tomoki Sakata “demonstrated virtuosity, color and expressivity” (Dallas Morning News) during the 2013 International Van Cliburn Piano Competition, among the six finalists. Mr. Sakata has appeared in concert in Osaka, Tokyo, and Yokohama as well as in Geneva, Lugano, Paris, Prague, Utrecht, and Moscow, working with such conductors as Leonard Slatkin, Randall Craig Fleisher, and Hikotaro Yazaki. An anime fan, he recorded the soundtrack for the popular Japanese manga series “Your Life in April.” He currently studies in Japan, Germany and Italy.
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THE LINCOLN TRIO - Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 7:00PM
Nominated for a 2014 GRAMMY, the Trio has become Chicago’s most celebrated chamber ensemble. Praised for "joy of sheer technical ability, unanimity of phrasing and beautiful blended tone," the Trio takes its name from their home in the U.S. heartland. Their polished presentations of well-known work and contemporary repertoire has drawn sophisticated music lovers, admirers of contemporary programs, and students discovering chamber music for the first time. They won the 2008 Masterplayers International Competition in Venice, Italy.
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MECCORE STRING QUARTET - Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 7:00PM
Meccore String Quartet, one of Poland’s top ensembles, has appeared throughout Europe and the U.S., and in 2014 were the first Polish quartet to appear in the German Bundestag during Holocaust Remembrance Day. The Meccore has won prestigious medals including London’s Wigmore Hall Competition and the Premio Paolo Borciani in Italy. In 2011 the Quartet was nominated for the “Paszport Polityki” Award for its innovative approach to music. They host the annual festival "Q'arto Mondi" in Poznań, featuring top quartets from all over the world.
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RITZ CHAMBER PLAYERS - Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 7:00PM
The Ritz Chamber Players, boasting some of the world’s preeminent musicians spanning the African diaspora, brings a fresh, new energy to the classical music genre. Founded in 2002, the group’s rotating combinations of virtuoso players and rising stars creates riveting performances of both the standard classical music repertoire and works by African-American composers. A performance by the ensemble was broadcast by the BBC to over 40 countries, and through its performances across the United States it builds the participation of multicultural audiences that reflect our diverse society.
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~ Harper Family Foundation ~
~ Mitchiner-Gittinger Family Foundation ~
~ UNO Student Government ~