First Friday Music & Art Series Spring 2024

La Dolce Vita - February 2 at 12 p.m.

Italian born Antonio Forgione (guitar) and Virginia native Lindsay Bartlett (flute) met through their teaching for the Music Outreach Program in Lincoln, NE. In 2023, after some simple sight reading sessions, their joint love for the repertoire and desire to bring music to the forefront of their lives inspired the duo to begin performing together. Their ensemble name, La Dolce Vita, is borrowed from the common Nebraska slogan “The Good Life,” translated to Antonio's native Italian.

Group Sax - March 1 at 12 p.m.

Group Sax is one of the most unique musical ensembles in the Midwest. Each member of the group has a strong background in jazz performance, leading their own groups, teaching at the high school and college levels, and playing in the pit orchestras for touring Broadway shows.The concert will include some traditional jazz numbers and original compositions.

PANgea - April 5 at 12 p.m.

PANgea is the only group of its kind in Nebraska. The group was formed as a means to give percussionists throughout LPS more opportunities than they would find in a traditional concert band setting. The auditioned group consists of members grades 6-12 and performs 10-12 times each spring at various events.

Musicians from Saint Paul - May 3 at 12 p.m.

Join us for a performance by Saint Paul's own talented musicians!