As a way of welcoming back our live audiences, this year we are offering a semi-staged outdoor production of Shakespeare’s play A Midsummer Night’s Dream, with music by Felix Mendelssohn. Rather than present the entire two-and-a-half-hour play or just the eighteen- minute suite of excerpts of Mendelssohn’s music commonly heard, we are creating a new version that includes all of the music Mendelssohn wrote for Shakespeare’s play, and a limited cast of actors will place the music into the context of the story by reading selections from the play as the music unfolds. This will result in a performance length more amendable to our audience (about an hour) and create a new focus on all of the music Mendelssohn composed for the play while still retaining important parts of Shakespeare’s narrative for those who might be unfamiliar with it.
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!