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Aaron Copland's "A Tender Land" performed by the UNL Opera

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Name: Aaron Copland's "A Tender Land" performed by the UNL Opera
Date: March 2, 2019
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM CST
Event Description:

UNL OPERA'S THE TENDER LAND GOES ON TOUR--COMING TO ORD ON MARCH 2

After the February 22 & 24 weekend run in Kimball Recital Hall in Lincoln, UNL Opera will be taking its production of THE TENDER LAND on the road. On Saturday, March 2, UNL Opera will return to Ord, Nebraska, for a performance at the marvelous Golden Husk Theatre.
 
Aaron Copland's quintessentially American Opera is a perfect match for the rural Nebraska venues the company will be visiting. Set on a mid-west farm during the Great Depression, THE TENDER LAND is a coming-of-age story about a traditional, humble, rural family suspicious of outsiders. When two itinerant drifters arrive seeking work on the Moss family farm, their daughter Laurie, about to graduate from high school, falls in love with one of them and is torn between her roots and her desire to explore the world. Composed in 1954, the opera remains strikingly relevant today.
 
The Ord public performance is scheduled for 7:30pm on Saturday, March 2. However, UNL Opera will be pulling into town a day earlier to do a performance and workshop with high school and middle school students from throughout the Loup Valley area. Tickets for the community performance are on sale now for $10/adults and $5/students (18 years and under) at The Golden Husk Theatre at 308.730.8133, Ord Area Chamber Office at 308.728.7875 and ShopOrd.com.
 
The Tender Land marks the third production UNL Opera brings to Ord, having presented Amahl and the Night Visitors and The Marriage of Figaro at the Golden Husk in 2016. The Marriage of Figaro was the very first opera ever presented in Ord, Nebraska. Much footage of that event can be enjoyed on NETV's recent documentary Figaro, Figaro! The performers from UNL are particularly fond of the unique acoustic in the theatre, where the walls are made of corn husks.
 
UNL Opera's tour exists thanks to the generosity of the James C. and Rhonda Seacrest Tour Nebraska Opera Fund, which is dedicated to supporting the production, promotion, travel and other expenses incurred for outreach opera events, both artistic and educational, across Nebraska, especially in rural venues.
 
Other stops on UNL Opera's tour include:
 
Wednesday, February 27 The Warren Opera House in Friend, Nebraska
A 9:00am performance for the students from Friend Public Schools, and open to the public.
Thursday, February 28 Our Savior Lutheran Church in Wayne, Nebraska
A 7:30pm performance, open to the public.

Visit The Golden Husk's Facebook page for details on upcoming events.
Location:
129 South 16th Street, Ord
Date/Time Information:
Friday, March 2 
Contact Information:
(308) 730-8133
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