NET hosts 'Musically Speaking' classes

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Did you ever wonder why it’s called the French horn? Or what goes on inside a composer’s mind as he’s creating music? NET Radio, the Nebraska Chamber Players (formerly the Third Chair Chamber Players) and UNL's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute are offering the answers in a series of five “Musically Speaking” classes. The first class is Sept. 20.

The classes are free and open to the public. Each will be held at the NET building, 1800 N. 33rd St. Registration is required by calling (402) 472-6265 or via email to

The first class, “Why Did They Call It the French Horn?” is 2 to 3:30 p.m., Sept. 20. The session will be led by Graham House, host of NET Radio’s “Midday.” House will entertain and inform the audience with a history of the French horn and an anecdotal journey through western music.

Other classes in the series are:

— "How Many Instruments can Ed Love Carry?" led by Ed Love, musician, 3 to 4:30 p.m., Nov. 1;

— "Things You Hit and Bank," led by Joe Holmquist, Nebraska Chamber Players percussionist and composer, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Jan. 17;

— "What Happened to Avant Garde?" led by members of the Nebraska Chamber Players, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Feb. 14;

— "Inside the Mind of a Composer," led by Rusty Banks, guitarist and composer, 2 to 3:30 p.m., April 10.

Participants should arrive 15 minutes before the class start time.

For more information, or to access the classes live online, go to the link below.

- Michelle DeRusha, NET

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