Extravaganza 2017 "Dance!"

Post date: Dec 20, 2016 9:14:45 PM


The Lincoln Music Teachers Association [LMTA] will host an “Extravaganza” at 3:00 PM on Sunday, January 8, 2017 at the O’Donnell Auditorium in the Vance D. Rogers Center for Fine Arts, Nebraska Wesleyan University Campus, 50th & Huntington, Lincoln, Nebraska. The “monster concert” will feature a multi-keyboard orchestra and a string ensemble composed of approximately students of LMTA piano and string teachers and LMTA teachers themselves. Del Whitman, Music Department Chair at Lincoln East High School and string teacher at Lincoln East and Lux Middle School will be the conductor. Radio personality Joe Skare will narrate the event.

This year’s theme is entitled “Dance!” The program will feature pieces representing a wide variety of dance styles as well as music inspired by dance. Fourteen separate groups of students and teachers will play duets simultaneously on fifteen digital keyboards donated by Dietze Music House and several duets will be accompanied by strings.

The concert highlight will be the world premiere of a special work entitled “Vals Melódico”, commissioned by and written for LMTA by FJH Composer Martín Cuéllar, Assistant Professor of Piano at Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas.

The public is cordially invited. General Admission tickets may be purchased at the door for $5.00 for adult; $3.00 for ages 4-16 and under. Children 3 and under are free. Doors open at 2:00 PM.

LMTA, a nonprofit organization, was founded in 1942 and will be celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2017. The mission of LMTA is to provide quality music instruction, continuing education and mutual support among members and their students, and community outreach for the promotion of the arts.

More information about this event and the Lincoln Music Teachers Association may be found at www.LMTA.info.