Student compositions are at the center of the Flyover concert | Nebraska today


The first in a series of Flyover concerts featuring the works of students from the Glenn Korff School of Music will take place on October 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the Westbrook Music Building, Room 119.

The concert, free and open to the public, is one of five performances at the Korff School during the week of October 10-16. These performances, listed below, include an evening of choirs on October 14.

The Flyover New Music series is a series presented by composition students. The series is administered and supervised by composition teachers and students.

This first concert, “Introspection”, will feature three works by master’s students John David Cope and Coral Douglas.

The concert opens with Cope’s “Unfettered”, a solo piano composition that delves into the world of minimalism.

“When I wrote this piece last semester, I wanted to test my piano skills and see if I could write something simple, yet complex,” Cope said. “In other words, I wanted to use the simplicity of minimalism coupled with the complexity of my personal style of composition, which is based on syncope and extended harmonies.”

The program also includes “Circuit” by Douglas and “An Ineffable Heat” by Cope.

The Flyover New Music series is the only Glenn Korff School of Music concert series in which students are at the heart not only of the music, but of the production as well. Student volunteers compose and perform all music, organize all performances, and work on the support teams for the Flyover concerts. In conjunction with academic advisors, students oversee publicity and community outreach for Flyover.

The next Flyover New Music Series concert will take place on December 6th.

The other performances of the School of Music during the week of October 10 are:

October 10 – Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 p.m., Kimball Recital Hall

October 12 – Symphonic group, 7:30 p.m., Kimball Recital Hall

October 14 – Choir evening, 7:30 p.m., Newman Center

October 15 – Overview I, 7:30 p.m., Westbrook Music Hall

October 16 – Cellobration concert, 3:30 p.m., Wesbrook Music Hall

A full list of Korff School of Music events is available here.

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