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The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Glenn Korff School of Music’s Symphony Orchestra will make its season debut at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6 in Kimball Recital Hall.

Pieces to be performed in the season opener include Dukas: Fanfare for La Péri; UNL GKSOM's Greg Simon: Promise Me You Won’t Believe A Single Word in a world premiere; Mozart: Horn Concerto No. 3 (GKSOM’s Alan Mattingly, horn); and Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E minor.

“Promise Me You Won’t Believe A Single Word” is a line spoken by a character in "The Faery Handbag," a short story by author Kelly Link, according to Simon.

“The story is about a granddaughter’s relationship with her enigmatic grandmother, and her desire to explore the truth behind some of the grandmother’s fantastical stories,” he said. “I was re-reading the story around the time that my own grandmother (who we affectionately called Kela) fell ill; she passed away while I was writing this piece. 'Promise' is, in equal parts, a fantasy on the themes of Link’s story and a work in memory of Kela, reflecting on my feelings after losing her.”

Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students and seniors at the door. The performance will also be live webcast. Visit music.unl.edu the night of the performance for the direct link.

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