Passion & Percussion

Passion & Percussion

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2024

7:30 PM 

LIED CENTER FOR PERFORMING ARTS

LSO is joined by exhilarating percussionist Britton-René Collins performing Gabriella Ortiz’s Concierto Candela, which features the soloist on everything from marimba, bongos, and congas to traditional Aztec and Mexican instruments. After intermission, LSO dials up the emotion with Tchaikovsky’s passionate Symphony No. 6 (Pathétique).

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Guest Artist

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Britton-René Collins, Percussion

Percussionist Britton-René Collins has dedicated her artistry to shaping an equitable community in which all musicians can thrive. Britton-René is a winner of the 2020 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition, receiving the Ambassador Prize for exceptional musicianship and demonstrating an active passion for creating social change through her music.

A Grand Prize winner of the 2022 Yamaha Young Performing Artists Competition and the 2021 Chicago International Music Competition, Britton-René has performed as a soloist in the United States, Canada, and Europe. She has made several concerto appearances, including with the Grammy Award-winning Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the Valdosta Symphony, and the Meridian Symphony. In addition to her active solo career, Britton-René enjoys life as a chamber musician with New York Citybased Excelsis Percussion Quartet, and is also the co-founder of Vision Duo alongside violinist Ariel Horowitz. As an advocate for new music, Britton-René’s current projects involve premiering new compositions and commissions for multi-percussion and marimba.

Recent highlights include attending the soundSCAPE new music composition and performance exchange in Italy, making her Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) artist debut, and participating in the Banff Centre’s Evolution: Classical program. As an artist, Britton-René proudly endorses Vic Firth sticks and mallets, Zildjian cymbals, Marimba One instruments, and Remo drumheads.

Britton-René began playing piano at age five, and discovered percussion at eight years old when she became intrigued by the drum set. She quickly fell in love with playing rock, jazz, and pop music on the drums, which ignited her enthusiasm to explore various percussion instruments and styles of music. She received her B.M. at the University of Toronto with Aiyun Huang, Beverley Johnston, and John Rudolph, where she won the University of Toronto Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition. She received her M.M. at the University of Michigan in 2023, where her primary instructors included Doug Perkins and Ian Antonio.

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Program

The program will last approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes, including one 20-minute intermission. Click below to read the program notes for each piece.

Gabriella Ortiz | Concierto Candela

 

 

Tchaikovsky | Symphony No. 6 (Pathétique)

 

 

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HOW CAN I PREPARE FOR THE CONCERT?

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WHERE CAN I PARK?

For Lied Center concerts we offer valet parking, and parking is also available at several downtown garages, including Que Place (11th & Q), Larson Garage (13th & Q), Market Place (10th & Q), and Haymarket Garage (9th & Q). Pre-pay for your event parking at parkandgo.org. Street parking is available for our family concerts, located at O’Donnell Auditorium at 50th & Huntington on the Nebraska Wesleyan University campus.

WHAT OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE FOR FAMILIES?

Our family concerts are a perfect way to introduce children to classical music during an hour-long presentation that includes actors or puppets. We also welcome children at all Lied Center concerts, and we provide special children’s program magazines which include educational activities, a coloring page, and a coupon for a free treat at intermission. If your child is becoming noisy during Lied Center events, ask any usher to be directed to the glassed-in room at the back of the main floor, where you can see and hear the performance without disturbing your neighbors.

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