Kearney Concert Association

 

Learn about who we are.

 

Our mission

 

It is our mission "to provide and promote concerts of exceptional quality at affordable prices."

Who we are

 

The Kearney Concert Association has been an essential central Nebraska resource for premiere performances, quality musical entertainment, educational outreach, and cultural enhancement.

The Association began as part of Community Concerts. As an affiliate, Kearney enjoyed such artists as the Shaw Chorale, Vienna Boys Choir, Arthur Fiedler with the Buffalo Philharmonic, Fred Waring, Paul Lavalle, Robert Merrill, Norman Luboff Choir, New Christy Minstrels, Roger Wagner Chorale, George Shearing Quintet, the Young Americans, the Four Freshman, Empire Brass, Johnny Mann Singers & Dancers, Glen Miller Orchestra and numerous ballet companies. 2002 marked the end of Community Concerts and the beginning of the Kearney Concert Associaiton. The Association has since incorporated and become a 501(c)(3)

Though classical artists remain an integral part of our series, offerings have expanded to include jazz, pop, dance and musical theater. The concerts continue to be of highest quality, an essential mix of renowned artists and young performers on their way to prominence.

Officers

 

Clayton Moyer, President
Rick Mitchell, Vice President
Jan Wilson, Corresponding Secretary
Sharon Almquist, Treasurer
Carol Ellenwood, Executive Secretary

Board of Directors

 
Judy Baltzell Ann Bauer Jim Cudaback Gary Davis
Nancy Dulitz Glen Falk Judy Falk David Glatter
Sharon Hammar Eileen Jahn Marilyn Jussel Richard Jussel
Richard Kauders Diane Keiter Julie Lewis Stephen Lewis
Mary Jo Morrow Geraldine Stirtz Julia Tye Michael Tye
Fran Wilson Angela Wright    

Advisory Council

 
Mary York Tom York Margaret Holzrichter Norma Guge

Our History

 
1947
Four local visionaries who knew the benefits of live performance were determined to provide the Kearney community with this opportunity and so began the Kearney Community Concert Association.
1948
As our community emerged from the traumas of the Depression and World War II, a new appreciation for the performing arts, deeply rooted in community spirit, began to develop. The inaugural season of 1948-49 included Whittemore and Lowe, the St. Louis Symphony, Merriman, and Travers.
2002
In an effort to continue the outstanding tradition of bringing premier live performance to central Nebraska, we became the Kearney Concert Association, an independent association.