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   from the issue of February 3, 2005

UNL Pianists perform Feb. 5 Lincoln Symphony concert

The Lincoln Symphony Orchestra's "Heart to Heart" Feb. 5 concert will feature the Clinton-Narboni Piano Duo and guest conductor Shinik Hahm of the Daejeon Philharmonic Orchestra of Korea. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at Kimball Recital Hall.

Mark Clinton and Nicole Narboni will perform with the Lincoln Symphony Orchestra Feb. 5.
Mark Clinton and Nicole Narboni will perform with the Lincoln Symphony Orchestra Feb. 5.

The Clinton-Narboni Piano Duo will perform Bohuslav Martinu's Concerto for Two Pianos. The program also includes Anton Arensky's Variations On a Theme by Tchaikovsksy and Ralph Vaughan Williams' Symphony No. 5 in D Major.

With the 1997 release of their debut compact disc, faculty members Mark Clinton and Nicole Narboni established themselves as one of the world's leading piano duos. Their performances in Houston, New York, Washington, D.C., Chicago, San Antonio, and Paris have garnered stellar reviews. They captured top prizes in the 1994 ProPiano New York Recital Series, the 1995 NFMC Ellis Competition for Duo Pianists, and the1996 Concorso Internazionale in Casale Monferrato, Italy. They also received the Alvin Perlman Prize at the Fifth Murray Dranoff International Two Piano Competition for their performance of Six Variations for Two Pianos by Ned Rorem. Clinton and Narboni have held faculty positions in the School of Music since 1995.

In a special conductor exchange program, the LSO concert will also feature world-renowned conductor Shinik Hahm. A resident of Connecticut, Shinik is a conducting professor at Yale University. He is also artistic director of the Daejeon Philharmonic Orchestra in Korea and Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra in Alabama.

Also as part of the conductor exchange, Edward Polochick, LSO music director, will be in Korea directing the Daejeon Philharmonic.

Tickets are on available at the Lincoln Symphony Orchestra box office, 476-2211 for $26/$34/$40, with half-price for students and children.

A pre-concert lecture from 6:45 to 7:15 p.m. meets at Westbrook Music Building Room 19 to learn more about the music and composers. Bill Stibor, music director for NETRadio, hosts the lecture.



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