The Trans-Nebraska Players have been performing together since 2010 and, partly due to their slightly unusual instrumentation, have been active performing music that is not in the mainstream. They have premiered more than a half dozen pieces, as well as performing resurrected works by the old masters and reconstructed existing pieces to work for the ensemble. TNP has already performed across Nebraska and in other exciting venues, including a recital of music by women composers at the Canadian Flute Association Convention in Toronto and the premiere of Maria Newman’s Haunted Houses of the Vieux Carre in New Orleans at the National Flute Association meetings. Ms. Newman has composed several pieces for the TNP, including music to the 1909 silent film, They Would Elope and most recently, Leyendas de la Mision San Diego de Alcala in 2016. TNP has also commissioned Nebraska composer Daniel Baldwin to write Polaris Rising in 2016.

Franziska Brech, a native of Munich, Germany, teaches flute, chamber music and German at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. David C Neely is Professor of Violin at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. Clark Potter is a Professor of Viola at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln where he also teaches conducting and music appreciation. Noah Rogoff is Associate Professor of Cello at the University of Nebraska at Kearney and is also the director of the UNK String Project. James Margetts, piano, is Dean of Essential Studies and the School of Liberal Arts at Chadron State College.

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