Concerts - Past

Union Grill - The Lower Level
Ogden, Utah
Friday, 15 February 2019 - 6:30 PM
Our Valentine’s romantic dinner fundraiser at Union Grill was such a big hit last year, we decided to make it an annual event. Listen to the ancient tragic romance of the musician Orpheus and his love Euridice in a song cycle by American composer Ricky Ian Gordon, while enjoying a special dinner at Union Grill.

Menu

-Parmesan Breaded Chicken Breast with Creamy Mornay Sauce
-Tender Beef Medallions in a Cabernet Demi (gluten free)
-Baked Salmon with Dill Sauce (gluten free)
-Stuffed Portabella Mushroom Filled with Wild Rice and Spinach (vegan/vegetarian)
Presenter: NEXT Ensemble
Gordon: Orpheus & Euridice
Artists: Amanda Steed (Soprano); Cindy Child (Clarinet); Nicholas Maughan (Piano)
Ensemble: NEXT Ensemble
Alleged
Ogden, Utah
Saturday, 12 January 2019 - 6:30 PM
An annual celebration of new music to begin a new year.

This year we are collaborating with Salty Cricket Composers Collective for their 10th Anniversary. Crystal Young-Otterstrom will premier a work as part of this collaboration.

We will also feature a premier by Taylor Arnold and other contemporary composers.

Season Sponsors: Weber County RAMP, Bank of Utah, Utah Division of Arts & Museum, National Endowment for the Arts, and Ogden City Arts
Sponsor: NEXT Ensemble Board of Directors
Presenter: NEXT Ensemble
Program TBA
Ensemble: NEXT Ensemble
Alleged
Ogden, Utah
Thursday, 10 January 2019 - 7:00 PM
An annual celebration of new music to begin a new year.

This year we are collaborating with Salty Cricket Composers Collective for their 10th Anniversary. Crystal Young-Otterstrom will premier a work as part of this collaboration.

We will also feature a premier by Taylor Arnold and other contemporary composers.

Season Sponsors: Weber County RAMP, Bank of Utah, Utah Division of Arts & Museum, National Endowment for the Arts, and Ogden City Arts
Sponsor: NEXT Ensemble Board of Directors
Presenter: NEXT Ensemble
Program TBA
Ensemble: NEXT Ensemble
Bigelow Hotel
Ogden, Utah
Sunday, 9 December 2018 - 7:00 PM
A fully staged family opera about the three kings on their way to see the newborn Christ child. This performance will take place at the Bigelow Hotel Grand Ballroom, fans of all ages can come, and is the start of a new holiday tradition here is Ogden.

Generously sponsored by;
Weber County RAMP, The Bank of Utah, Utah Division of Arts & Museums, and the National Endowment for the Arts
Sponsor: Weber County R.A.M.P.
Presenter: NEXT Ensemble
Menotti: Amahl and the Night Visitors
Ensemble: NEXT Ensemble
Conductor: Gabriel Gordon
Bigelow Hotel
Ogden, Utah
Sunday, 9 December 2018 - 4:00 PM
A fully staged family opera about the three kings on their way to see the newborn Christ child. This performance will take place at the Bigelow Hotel Grand Ballroom, fans of all ages can come, and is the start of a new holiday tradition here is Ogden.

Generously sponsored by;
Weber County RAMP, The Bank of Utah, Utah Division of Arts & Museums, and the National Endowment for the Arts
Sponsor: Weber County R.A.M.P.
Presenter: NEXT Ensemble
Menotti: Amahl and the Night Visitors
Ensemble: NEXT Ensemble
Conductor: Gabriel Gordon
Alleged
Ogden, Utah
Saturday, 10 November 2018 - 6:30 PM
NEXT Ensemble will present a salute to veterans.
This concert will take a look at the vast array of music celebrating soldiers.

November 10th Concert Sponsored by Roy & Barbara McKechnie.

Season Sponsors: Weber County RAMP, Bank of Utah, Utah Division of Arts & Museum, National Endowment for the Arts, and Ogden City Arts
Sponsor: Roy & Barbara McKechnie
Presenter: NEXT Ensemble
Program TBA
Ensemble: NEXT Ensemble
Union Grill - The Lower Level
Ogden, Utah
Saturday, 3 November 2018 - 6:00 PM
NEXT Ensemble will present a salute to veterans.
This concert will take a look at the vast array of music celebrating soldiers.

November 10th Concert Sponsored by Roy & Barbara McKechnie.

Season Sponsors: Weber County RAMP, Bank of Utah, Utah Division of Arts & Museum, National Endowment for the Arts, and Ogden City Arts
Sponsor: Roy & Barbara McKechnie
Presenter: NEXT Ensemble
Program TBA
Ensemble: NEXT Ensemble
Union Grill - The Lower Level
Ogden, Utah
Saturday, 22 September 2018 - 1:00 PM
This performance of The Soldier's Tale by Igor Stravinsky will take place 100 years after the premier. It is scored for 7 instrumentalists and a narrator.
The story is of a soldier who decides to trade his violin to the devil. In return, the soldier will become rich. The moral dilemmas are rich as is the music.
Presenter: NEXT Underground
Stravinsky: L'histoire du soldat
Artists: Ryan Bell (Bass); Avery Franklin (Narrator); Cindy Child (Clarinet); Thomas Priest (Bassoon); Lisa L. Verzella (Trumpet); Kyle Larson (Trombone); Andrea Ashdown (Violin); Stephan Hughes (Percussion)
Ensemble: NEXT Ensemble
Conductor: Gabriel Gordon
This performance of The Soldier's Tale by Igor Stravinsky will take place 100 years after the premier. It is scored for 7 instrumentalists and a narrator.
The story is of a soldier who decides to trade his violin to the devil. In return, the soldier will become rich. The moral dilemmas are rich as is the music.
Presenter: NEXT Underground
Alleged
Ogden, Utah
Friday, 21 September 2018 - 6:30 PM
This performance of The Soldier's Tale by Igor Stravinsky will take place 100 years after the premier. It is scored for 7 instrumentalists and a narrator.
The story is of a soldier who decides to trade his violin to the devil. In return, the soldier will become rich. The moral dilemmas are rich as is the music.
Presenter: NEXT Underground
Stravinsky: L'histoire du soldat
Artists: Ryan Bell (Bass); Avery Franklin (Narrator); Cindy Child (Clarinet); Thomas Priest (Bassoon); Lisa L. Verzella (Trumpet); Kyle Larson (Trombone); Andrea Ashdown (Violin); Stephan Hughes (Percussion)
Ensemble: NEXT Ensemble
Conductor: Gabriel Gordon
This performance of The Soldier's Tale by Igor Stravinsky will take place 100 years after the premier. It is scored for 7 instrumentalists and a narrator.
The story is of a soldier who decides to trade his violin to the devil. In return, the soldier will become rich. The moral dilemmas are rich as is the music.
Presenter: NEXT Underground
Alleged
Ogden, Utah
Saturday, 2 June 2018 - 6:30 PM
For our final performance of the season, Buzz up to the roof of Alleged for an awesome night of saxophone music with the Utah Saxophone Quartet, to include a special rendition of Flight of the Bumble Bee.

This concert is generously supported by:
Roy and Barbara McKechnie and Utah Division of Arts and Museums
Sponsor: Roy and Barbara McKechnie and UDAM
Presenter: NEXT Ensemble
Program TBA
Ensemble: NEXT Ensemble
Conductor: Gabriel Gordon
Alleged: Moxie
Ogden, Utah
Friday, 4 May 2018 - 6:30 PM
Join the Watts Family Band for some great Americana! In a bygone age, the Watts Family Band is keeping alive a long tradition of families making music together. Move over Netflix, we’re gonna kick it old school by fiddling the night away!
Generously Sponsored By:
Ann and Ken Freimuth, Ogden City Arts, Utah Division of Arts and Museums
Sponsor: Kenneth and Anne Freimuth, Ogden City Arts, UDAM
Presenter: NEXT Ensemble
Program TBA
Ensemble: NEXT Ensemble
Conductor: Gabriel Gordon
Alleged: Moxie
Ogden, Utah
Saturday, 14 April 2018 - 6:30 PM
Think you know American Music? NEXT Ensemble weaves together the diverse stories that make up the rich history of our country’s obsession with music. Drum Rhythms,Folk spirituals, Bernstein, Gershwin, Duke Ellington, Ravel, and modern composers Alfonso Tenriero, David Schiff, and Ben Wallace are all connected to music made in the American style.
Sponsor: Weber County RAMP
Presenter: NEXT Ensemble
Program TBA
Artists: Ryan Bell (Bass); Carey Campbell (Narrator); Russell Harlow (Clarinet); Nicholas Maughan (Piano); Gabrielle Cox (Violin); Gabriel Gordon (Violin); Leslie Harlow (Viola); Austin Packer (Cello); Sam Bryson (Percussion)
Ensemble: NEXT Ensemble
Alleged: Moxie
Ogden, Utah
Saturday, 10 March 2018 - 6:30 PM
Celebrate Women’s Month with a concert recognizing great women in composition and performance. Piano trios by Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, and Jennifer Higdon performed by the world-class women of NEXT Ensemble!

Generously Sponsored By:
Weber County RAMP, Ogden City Arts
Sponsor: Weber County RAMP, Ogden City Arts
Presenter: NEXT Ensemble
Mendelssohn-Hensel: Trio for Piano and Strings in D major, Op. 11
Artists: Whitney Pizza (Piano); Elissa Krebs (Violin); Lauren Miller (Cello)
Higdon: Piano Trio
Artists: Whitney Pizza (Piano); Elissa Krebs (Violin); Lauren Miller (Cello)
Tower: Très lent (in memoriam Olivier Messiaen)
Artists: Whitney Pizza (Piano); Lauren Miller (Cello)
Beach: Romance for Violin and Piano, Op. 23
Artists: Whitney Pizza (Piano); Elissa Krebs (Violin)
Schumann: Trio for Piano and Strings in G minor, Op. 17
Artists: Whitney Pizza (Piano); Elissa Krebs (Violin); Lauren Miller (Cello)
Union Grill - The Lower Level
Ogden, Utah
Wednesday, 14 February 2018 - 6:30 PM
The ultimate Valentines experience! An intimate setting with live music and amazing food. Avoid the crowds and stress, we'll take care of everything!

Plus, you'll be supporting a great organization. All proceeds will go to NEXT Ensemble.
Presenters: NEXT Ensemble; Union Grill
A Romantic Evening of Bach and Tangos
Ensemble: NEXT Ensemble
Alleged
Ogden, Utah
Saturday, 10 February 2018 - 6:30 PM
Local favorite Mauri Tarbox combines with Meghan Parrish and Nicholas Maughan on the keys for a great date night for with your sweetheart!

Generously Sponsored By:
Utah Division of Arts & Museums
Carol Gordan-Arian

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PROGRAM:
On Broadway
By Barry Manalow, Cinthia Weil, Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller

I Get A Kick Out Of You
By Cole Porter

Lay Down Your Head
By Jeanine Tesori & Brian Crawley

In His Eyes
By Frank Wildhorn

Looking For Love On Broadway
By James Taylor

You Love Who You Love
By Frank Wildhorn

---BRIEF INTERMISSION---

Flight
By Craig Carnelia

Trolley Song
By Hugh Martin & Ralph Blane

I’m Glad There’s You
By Jimmy Dorsey & Paul Madeira

I Could Have Danced
By Alan Jay Lerner & Frederick Loewe

Shall We Dance
By George & Ira Gershwin

I Got Rhythm
By George & Ira Gershwin

What You Don’t Know About Women
By David Zipell & Cy Coleman

Two’s Company
By Stephen Schwartz

---BRIEF INTERMISSION---

Anything You Can Do
By Irving Berlin

I’m Afraid This Must Be Love
By Frank Wildhorn

New York State Of Mind
By Billy Joel

Sleepy Man
By Alfred Uhry & Robert Waldman

Love Changes Everything
By Don Black, Charles Hart & Andrew Lloyd

Happy Days/Get Happy
By Milton Ager & Jack Yellen/Harold Arlen & Ted Koehler

Sponsor: Carol Gordon-Arian & UDAM
Presenter: NEXT Ensemble
Program TBA
Artists: Nicholas Maughan (Piano); Meghan Parrish; Maurie Tarbox
Ensemble: NEXT Ensemble
Alleged
Ogden, Utah
Saturday, 20 January 2018 - 6:30 PM
Bass Clarinet with Percussion and Electronic music mania! Come listen to music never heard before in Ogden with a World-Class New Music Ensemble, Red Desert!

Devin Maxwell Percussion and Electronics
Katie Porter Bass Clarinet

Generously Sponsored By:
Weber County RAMP
Sponsor: Weber County RAMP, Utah Division of Arts & Museums
Presenters: NEXT Ensemble; NEXT Underground
Vítková: FIVE for solo clarinet and electronics
Ensemble: Red Desert Ensemble
Lucier: Music for Snare Drum, Pure Wave Oscillator, and One or More Reflective Surfaces
Ensemble: Red Desert Ensemble
Maxwell: Cloudseeding 4 for solo bass clarinet & electronics
Ensemble: Red Desert Ensemble
Xenakis: Rebonds A for percussion
Ensemble: Red Desert Ensemble
Goode: Long Distance for solo clarinet
Ensemble: Red Desert Ensemble
Bigelow Hotel: Grand Ballroom
Ogden, Utah
Sunday, 10 December 2017 - 5:00 PM
A fully staged family opera about the three kings on their way to see the newborn Christ child. This performance will take place at the Bigelow Hotel Grand Ballroom, fans of all ages can come, and is the start of a new holiday tradition here is Ogden.

Generously sponsored by;
Weber County RAMP, Larson Pool Plastering, Bank of Utah
Sponsor: RAMP, Bank of Utah, Utah Division of Arts & Museum
Presenter: NEXT Ensemble
Menotti: Amahl and the Night Visitors
Ensemble: NEXT Ensemble
Conductor: Gabriel Gordon
Alleged: Moxie
Ogden, Utah
Saturday, 4 November 2017 - 6:30 PM
Fantastic violin playing with a looping pedal, from AC/DC to Adele! Take a classically-trained violinist who began studying at the age of 3, has two performance degrees, played throughout Europe and at Carnegie Hall, and add a loop pedal and a dash of Ed Sheeran, and you have Rob Landes.

Set List:

7 Nation Army
Shape of You
What a Wonderful World
Amazing Grace
Radioactive
Believer
All of Me
Despacito

INTERMISSION

Ghostbusters
Canon in D
One Hand, One Heart
Thunderstruck
Hallelujah
Angel
Stairway to Heaven
Night on Bald Mountain – with NEXT's Gabriel Gordon


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Generously Sponsored By:
Weber County RAMP, On Stage
Sponsor: Weber County RAMP, OnStage
Presenter: NEXT Underground
Program TBA
Artists: Gabriel Gordon (Violin); Rob Landes (Violin)
Ensemble: NEXT Ensemble
Alleged
Ogden, Utah
Saturday, 7 October 2017 - 6:30 PM
Music is known as the Universal Language where all people are welcome, and nothing makes that more clear than the music of Rahim Al Haj and his virtuoso performance of the very first stringed instrument, the Oud. This special concert will feature classical fusion music from his new album, “Letters from Iraq”, and will also have music from Syria and Iran as well. Our own local string musicians mix with music from the East!

Rahim Al Haj – Oud
Megan Holland – Violin
Gabriel Gordon – Violin
Michael Palumbo – Viola
James Holland – Cello
Spencer Howe - Bass
Sam Bryson - Percussion

As a part of his residency, Rahim will be participating in several outreach events that are free to the community and he will also perform as a soloist with the Weber State University Symphony Orchestra.

Rahim will give a public lecture at the WSU campus in the Wildcat Theater on Saturday, October 8 at 1 pm. This event is free and open to the public.

Following this lecture, he will give a masterclass in the WSU Browning Center. This will be held in room 113 at 3 pm and is also free to the public.

He will perform with the WSU Symphony Orchestra on Sunday, October 9 at 7:30 pm. Tickets can be purchased weberstatetickets.com.

Generously Sponsored By:
WESTAF, On Stage, Weber State Department of Performing Arts
Sponsor: RAMP OnStage WESTAF WSU
Presenter: NEXT Underground
Alhaj: Friendship
Ensemble: NEXT Ensemble
Alhaj: Forbidden Attraction
Ensemble: NEXT Ensemble
Azmeh: How many would it take?
Artist: Gabriel Gordon (Violin)
Alhaj: Unspoken Word
Ensemble: NEXT Ensemble
Alhaj: Fly Away
Ensemble: NEXT Ensemble
Alhaj: Warm Voice
Ensemble: NEXT Ensemble
Sefati: Gazelle
Artists: Spencer Howe (Bass); Gabriel Gordon (Violin); James Holland (Violin); Megan Holland (Violin); Michael Palumbo (Viola)
Ensemble: NEXT Ensemble
Sefati: Migration
Artists: Spencer Howe (Bass); Gabriel Gordon (Violin); James Holland (Violin); Megan Holland (Violin); Michael Palumbo (Viola)
Ensemble: NEXT Ensemble
Alleged
Ogden, Utah
Friday, 2 June 2017 - 6:30 PM
Celebrate with NEXT Ensemble as we all say "goodbye" to our beloved 2016-2017 Season and our second year of presenting a new and transformative concert experience. In our finale performance, we will partner with Ogden City Art's during their "First Friday Art Stroll" and feature the work of a local Ogden artist, Shanna Kunz, with Americana music by the Watts Family Band!
Sponsor: Kari Greer
Presenter: NEXT Ensemble
Program TBA
Ensemble: The Watts Family Band
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