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The Saturday program of the 4th annual Nebraska Crossroads Music Festival, features 8 performances, a storytelling slam, a video exhibition, a concert for small children and their families and much more with over 45 artists from all over the world in the Temple Building on the UNL Campus in Lincoln (1209 R Street).
At 10:00 am the annual baby concert in Studio Theatre will feature the festival’s artists in an informal environment with a story told through music by Marie Sønderksov. Also at 10:00 is the annual storytelling slam in Lab Theatre hosted by Rita Paskowitz. At 11:00 am there will be a roundtable discussion with many of the festival’s artists. These three events are free and open to the public. At 12pm, the Rwandan band Live Lyve will perform in Howell theatre with their fusion of styles taking in everything from Afrobeat to soul. Throughout the entire day, you’ll be able to see videos from “The Seat Beside You” featuring stories from immigrant families in the Lincoln Public Schools in the Temple Building Lobby; at 1pm videographer Brian Seifferlein will offer a presentation and Q&A session about the project.
At 2pm the German indie-Electronic band “toechter” will give the American debut of their album “Zephyr” in Studio Theatre and Kusi Taki, Lincoln’s own Peruvian traditional ensemble will perform at 4pm in Howell Theatre. Irish traditional legend Séamus Egan will perform together with Celtic Harpist and Crossroads favorite Maeve Gilchrist at 6pm in Studio Theater.  Closing out the evening will be the Swiss-based, Armenian folk-jazz fusion band Authentic Light Orchestra, with support from the whole Crossroads Ensemble at 8pm in Howell Theater. A late night session featuring short one-song appearances from 6-8 festival artists will take place at 10pm in Studio Theatre. Get tickets and more info at NebraskaMusicFest.org.

August 5, 10 a.m.: Baby Concert at Studio Theater (FREE event)
August 5, 10 a.m.: Storytelling slam with Rita Paskowitz (FREE event)
August 5, 11 a.m.: Roundtable discussion with festival artists (FREE event)
August 5, 12 p.m.: Live Lyve at Howell Theater
August 5, 1 p.m.: Presentation of the “The Seat Beside You” with videographer Brian Seifferlein at Temple Building Lobby
August 5, 2 p.m.: Toechter  at Studio Theater
August 5, 4 p.m.: Kusi Taki at Howell Theater 

August 5, 6 p.m.: Maeve & Séamus at Studio Theater

August 5, 8 p.m.: Authentic Light Orchestra at Howell Theater

August 5, 10 p.m.: Late Night concert at Studio Theater

 

Nebraska Crossroads Music Festival is coming back for the fourth season and expending to Omaha with FREE concert at Gene Leahy Mall on August 4th at 7:30pm.
The concert, “The Middle of Everywhere,” will feature the world premiere of “Double Concerto for Clarinet, Violin and Ensemble” — a partnership with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra composed by  Kinan Azmeh (a member of Yo-Yo Ma’s GRAMMY-winning Silk Road Ensemble) and Layale Chaker, (violinist, composer and a member of Daniel Barenboim’s West-Eastern Divan Orchestra).
Along with the world premiere of this double concerto, the concert will feature other international, national, and local artists, including Tabla master and Guggenheim
Fellow Sandeep Das, Celtic traditional music legend Seamus Egan with Crossroads favorite Maeve
Gilchrist, the Armenian folk/jazz ensemble Authentic Light Orchestra, the German indie-experimental
trio Toechter, and local artists such as traditional Peruvian ensemble Kusi Taki and the Cuban
band Nebraska All Stars with music ranging from classical to world, to folk, to jazz, and to indie electronic.
The concert will host approximately 30 artists in total.
Food, water and toilet facilities will be available. More info at NebraskaMusicFest.org
LINE-UP
Sandeep Das // Tabla
Kusi Taki // Trad. Peruvian
Toechter // German Indie-Electronic
Séamus Egan & Maeve Gilchrist/// Modern Irish
Nebraska All-Stars // Cuban Jazz
Kinan Azmeh & Layale Chaker // World-Premiere commission
Authentic Light Orchestra // Armenian Jazz Folk fusion
The Sunday program of the 4th annual Nebraska Crossroads Music Festival begins with a short meditation concert featuring improvisations from festival artists at 12pm at Hazel Abel Park in Lincoln. 
At 2pm Guggenheim Fellow and GRAMMY-winning tabla master returns to Lincoln for a performance with Sitar player Rajib Karmaker and guests at First Presbyterian Church in Lincoln (840 S 17th St). 
At 4 pm you can join festival artists and audience members for a short sing along of traditional songs that everyone will learn together. 
At 5pm a performance entitled “Ancestral Modernism” will feature music steeped in tradition, but written today, including the festival’s commissioned work by Kinan Azmeh and Layale Chaker, co-commissioned by the New York Philharmonic and Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra, works by John Hadfield, Dinuk Wijeratne and Valeri Tolstov. 
The festival will conclude with a free outdoor performance of the Cuban band Andy Williams and the Nebraska All-Stars at Union Plaza Amphitheater (N 21st St between Q & P streets).
Tickets and more info at NebraskaMusicFest.org.

August 6, 12 p.m.: Meditation Concert at Hazel Abel Park

August 6, 2 p.m.: Sandeep and Rajib at First Presbyterian Church

August 6, 4 p.m.: Group Sing at First Presbyterian Church

August 6,, 5 p.m.: Ancestral Modernism at First Presbyterian Church

August 6, 8 p.m.: Nebraska All Stars at Union Plaza Amphitheater (N 21st St between Q & P streets)

The Saturday program of the 4th annual Nebraska Crossroads Music Festival, features 8 performances, a storytelling slam, a video exhibition, a concert for small children and their families and much more with over 45 artists from all over the world in the Temple Building on the UNL Campus in Lincoln (1209 R Street).
At 10:00 am the annual baby concert in Studio Theatre will feature the festival’s artists in an informal environment with a story told through music by Marie Sønderksov. Also at 10:00 is the annual storytelling slam in Lab Theatre hosted by Rita Paskowitz. At 11:00 am there will be a roundtable discussion with many of the festival’s artists. These three events are free and open to the public. At 12pm, the Rwandan band Live Lyve will perform in Howell theatre with their fusion of styles taking in everything from Afrobeat to soul. Throughout the entire day, you’ll be able to see videos from “The Seat Beside You” featuring stories from immigrant families in the Lincoln Public Schools in the Temple Building Lobby; at 1pm videographer Brian Seifferlein will offer a presentation and Q&A session about the project.
At 2pm the German indie-Electronic band “toechter” will give the American debut of their album “Zephyr” in Studio Theatre and Kusi Taki, Lincoln’s own Peruvian traditional ensemble will perform at 4pm in Howell Theatre. Irish traditional legend Séamus Egan will perform together with Celtic Harpist and Crossroads favorite Maeve Gilchrist at 6pm in Studio Theater.  Closing out the evening will be the Swiss-based, Armenian folk-jazz fusion band Authentic Light Orchestra, with support from the whole Crossroads Ensemble at 8pm in Howell Theater. A late night session featuring short one-song appearances from 6-8 festival artists will take place at 10pm in Studio Theatre. Get tickets and more info at NebraskaMusicFest.org.

August 5, 10 a.m.: Baby Concert at Studio Theater (FREE event)
August 5, 10 a.m.: Storytelling slam with Rita Paskowitz (FREE event)
August 5, 11 a.m.: Roundtable discussion with festival artists (FREE event)
August 5, 12 p.m.: Live Lyve at Howell Theater
August 5, 1 p.m.: Presentation of the “The Seat Beside You” with videographer Brian Seifferlein at Temple Building Lobby
August 5, 2 p.m.: Toechter  at Studio Theater
August 5, 4 p.m.: Kusi Taki at Howell Theater 

August 5, 6 p.m.: Maeve & Séamus at Studio Theater

August 5, 8 p.m.: Authentic Light Orchestra at Howell Theater

August 5, 10 p.m.: Late Night concert at Studio Theater

 

Nebraska Crossroads Music Festival is coming back for the fourth season and expending to Omaha with FREE concert at Gene Leahy Mall on August 4th at 7:30pm.
The concert, “The Middle of Everywhere,” will feature the world premiere of “Double Concerto for Clarinet, Violin and Ensemble” — a partnership with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra composed by  Kinan Azmeh (a member of Yo-Yo Ma’s GRAMMY-winning Silk Road Ensemble) and Layale Chaker, (violinist, composer and a member of Daniel Barenboim’s West-Eastern Divan Orchestra).
Along with the world premiere of this double concerto, the concert will feature other international, national, and local artists, including Tabla master and Guggenheim
Fellow Sandeep Das, Celtic traditional music legend Seamus Egan with Crossroads favorite Maeve
Gilchrist, the Armenian folk/jazz ensemble Authentic Light Orchestra, the German indie-experimental
trio Toechter, and local artists such as traditional Peruvian ensemble Kusi Taki and the Cuban
band Nebraska All Stars with music ranging from classical to world, to folk, to jazz, and to indie electronic.
The concert will host approximately 30 artists in total.
Food, water and toilet facilities will be available. More info at NebraskaMusicFest.org
LINE-UP
Sandeep Das // Tabla
Kusi Taki // Trad. Peruvian
Toechter // German Indie-Electronic
Séamus Egan & Maeve Gilchrist/// Modern Irish
Nebraska All-Stars // Cuban Jazz
Kinan Azmeh & Layale Chaker // World-Premiere commission
Authentic Light Orchestra // Armenian Jazz Folk fusion
The Sunday program of the 4th annual Nebraska Crossroads Music Festival begins with a short meditation concert featuring improvisations from festival artists at 12pm at Hazel Abel Park in Lincoln. 
At 2pm Guggenheim Fellow and GRAMMY-winning tabla master returns to Lincoln for a performance with Sitar player Rajib Karmaker and guests at First Presbyterian Church in Lincoln (840 S 17th St). 
At 4 pm you can join festival artists and audience members for a short sing along of traditional songs that everyone will learn together. 
At 5pm a performance entitled “Ancestral Modernism” will feature music steeped in tradition, but written today, including the festival’s commissioned work by Kinan Azmeh and Layale Chaker, co-commissioned by the New York Philharmonic and Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra, works by John Hadfield, Dinuk Wijeratne and Valeri Tolstov. 
The festival will conclude with a free outdoor performance of the Cuban band Andy Williams and the Nebraska All-Stars at Union Plaza Amphitheater (N 21st St between Q & P streets).
Tickets and more info at NebraskaMusicFest.org.

August 6, 12 p.m.: Meditation Concert at Hazel Abel Park

August 6, 2 p.m.: Sandeep and Rajib at First Presbyterian Church

August 6, 4 p.m.: Group Sing at First Presbyterian Church

August 6,, 5 p.m.: Ancestral Modernism at First Presbyterian Church

August 6, 8 p.m.: Nebraska All Stars at Union Plaza Amphitheater (N 21st St between Q & P streets)