OLLI, NET offer free percussion presentation Jan. 17

The third of five "Musically Speaking" classes may help chase away the mid-winter blues. The session, "Things You Hit and Bang," 2 to 3:30 p.m., Jan. 17 at NET (1800 N. 33rd St.), features Nebraska Chamber Players percussionist and composer Joe Holmquist leading participants in an Indonesian-style percussion ensemble.

No musical training is necessary as Holmquist will cover basic percussion instruction. He will also discuss historical anecdotes about the origins of each instrument.

“Musically Speaking” classes are free and open to the public. The classes are also streamed online at http://olli.unl.edu/musicallyspeaking. The other two sessions to be offered are "What Happened to Avant Garde," on Feb. 14 and "Inside the Mind of a Composer" on April 10.

The “Musically Speaking” sessions are presented by NET Radio, the Nebraska Chamber Players and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. The presentations are funded in part by the Nebraska Humanities Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.

Seating for the classes is limited. Register by calling 402-472-6265 or sending email to olli@unl.edu.

Guests should arrive 15 minutes before the start time. For more information, go to http://olli.unl.edu/musicallyspeaking.

More details at: http://go.unl.edu/u6t