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Nebraska Chamber Players

Nebraska Chamber Players

Saturday, July 18, 2020 -
7:30pm to 9:15pm
Red Cloud Opera House
413 N. Webster Street
Red Cloud 68970
Nebraska Chamber Players

Nebraska Chamber Players present the winner of the Willa Cather Chamber Ensemble Competition, composer Christian Ellenwood, with baritone Brian Leeper, in a work based on Cather’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel One of Ours. Nebraska Chamber Players is a Lincoln-based group of professional musicians dedicated to nurturing both musicians and audience. The group is known for creative programming and excellent artistry. Christian Ellenwood is a composer, clarinetist, and teacher working near Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His compositions have been performed internationally and throughout the United States at such major venues as Carnegie Hall. Baritone Brian Leeper is the artistic director for La Musica Lirica, a five week international opera program in Novafeltria, Italy, where he has taught voice for the past ten years. He is also on the music faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, where he directs the opera workshop and teaches studio voice and vocal pedagogy.