A Fundraiser for NEXT Ensemble
Celebrating the Music, Life, & Kindness of Fred Rogers
An evening of remembering what being a good neighbor is and how together we can make a great community. NEXT Ensemble will present the songs Mr. Rogers is so famous for and share the story of how we strive to make Ogden better.
Mickey Larson - Vocalist
Nicholas Maughan - Piano
New Year New Music:
20/20 Ways of Seeing
Partnering with Utah’s New Music collective Salty Cricket, NEXT Ensemble is proud to present 20/20: Ways of Seeing, a concert to toast the New Year featuring brand new works for piano quartet composed by 4 Utah-based composers: Igor Iachimciuc, Aaron J. Kirschner, Esther Megargel, & Alfonso E. Tenreiro. Details about the composers and the commissioned works.
Concert is sponsored by the NEXT Ensemble Board of Directors
Violin - Gabriel Gordon
Viola - Sunny Johnson
Cello - Julie Bevan
Piano - Nicholas Maughan
Women in Music
This year our annual Women in Music concert will be held at the Eccles Art Center in conjunction with their women’s history month show. As usual, this concert will be performed by an all-woman ensemble playing music written by women.
The program will feature Ellen Taffe Zwillich’s Quintet for Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello, and String Bass.
Daffodils & Paradiddles
Paradiddle: A four syllable word for a four count pattern played on at least one drum. Spring will be bustin’ out all over with Don Keipp and friends as NEXT presents our very first all-percussion concert.
What do flowers and drum rudiments have in common? Not much, to be honest, but anyway our Spring concert will feature Don Keipp and friends as NEXT presents our very first all-percussion concert!
We haven’t got 76 Trombones or a big parade, but we have tallied your votes for the Audience Choice selections throughout our 2019/2020 season and we’ve got a great concert lineup to help you get summer started! Come hear you favorites played beside some hidden gems for brass quintet.
Get your summer started with our version of a classical music jukebox! We’ve tallied your votes for our first-ever Audience Choice concert, so come hear your favorites transcribed for brass quintet!
Amahl & the Night Visitors
Presented by Next Ensemble
Its around the time of the holidays that family traditions are foremost in many peoples minds. Tradition is utterly nostalgic and even defiant: it is a way of defeating the incessant and unrelenting march of time by eating the same things, singing the same songs, decorating the same way, year after year. Keeping traditions is a means of stopping the world from spinning, just for a bit, allowing us pause to enjoy life and our loved ones.
Here in Ogden, NEXT Ensemble aims to revive a holiday tradition: the performance of Amahl and the Night Visitors by Gian Carlo Menotti. Amahl was broadcast on the NBC network on or around Christmas Eve from 1951 to 1966 and, during that hour, families would gather around the television to enjoy the retelling of the nativity story from a wholly original perspective. The title character Amahl and his mother are desperately poor, yet open their home for a night to three kings traveling to see the Christ child. They (and the kings) learn a valuable lesson about wealth and gift-giving in the process.
Amahl is a fully-acted out stage work in English that contains music for solo singers, orchestra, and choir. All of the dialogue is sung, which technically makes Amahl an opera, but, unlike any opera before it, it is one originally written for television (and as such is widely accessible by children and adults alike). NEXT Ensembles presentation of Amahl retains this accessibility and adds to it the thrill of being in the same room with live performers.
Inventures: Bach --> Plugged In
Sat. 12 Oct 2019 - 6:30 PM
Would Bach have rocked out if he had electric guitars (or electricity, for that matter)? We think so, and the Inventures show us what it might have sounded like! Join Alex Rowe (bass), Parker Speirs (guitar), and Parker Swenson (drums) as they fuse Bach’s Two-Part Inventions for Keyboard with improvised Jazz, exploring the close relationship between the two.