Kearney Symphony Orchestra opens season Tuesday night

Kearney Symphony Orchestra will perform its season-opening concert Tuesday evening at UNK.
Kearney Symphony Orchestra will perform its season-opening concert Tuesday evening at UNK.(Corbey Dorsey)
Published: Oct. 12, 2021 at 12:15 PM CDT
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KEARNEY, Neb. (KSNB)- Kearney Symphony Orchestra will open its 116th season with a Halloween-themed concert, “Heroes and Villains.”

The performance is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12 in the Fine Arts Recital Hall on the University of Nebraska at Kearney campus.

“Heroes and Villains” features works from Beethoven, Edvard Grieg, Adam Wesolowski and Ennio Morricone. Robert Benton, an associate professor of low brass and music theory at UNK, will play the euphonium for two pieces.

Tickets for the performance are $13 for adults, $10 for UNK faculty and staff, $5 for youths ages 11-18 and free for children 10 and younger and UNK students with a valid ID. Season tickets, which cover four concerts, are available for $40. All seating is general admission. Masks are strongly encouraged, but not required.

Tickets can be purchased at the UNK Theatre Box Office inside the Fine Arts Building. Box office hours are 12:30-5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 6:30-7:30 p.m. the night of the concert. For reservations, call 308-865-8417 or email

For those who cannot attend in person, the concert will be livestreamed on the Kearney Symphony Orchestra website – – where you can also access a digital concert program and listen to “Intermission Interviews” featuring KSO orchestra and board member Jeff Stelling, KSO conductor and musical director Alison Gaines and UNK professor Sharon Campbell, chair of the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance.

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