North Platte Concert Association

"Make Music Real in Your Life"


               Preview of 2017-2018 programs:
Thursday, October 5, 2017-David Osborne Trio (Pops pianist to the Presidents)

Friday, November 30, 2017-Rocky Mountain Christmas (John Denver concert with Jim Curry)

Monday, March 5, 2018-WindSyc (Dynamic ensemble, wonderful musicians, innovative program, charming…flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, and french horn)

Friday, May 11, 2018-Derik Nelson Family (multi-media show…Seattle-based siblings, self-contained hi-tech video and lights)


The concert association now has a page on Facebook.  The facebook image to the left is a link to it. 
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We we need to have 25 members at least to have our own 
password for the page.
2016-2017 programs




The North Platte Concert Association has been bringing the Performing Arts to North Platte for over sixty years. The "Greater Artist Series" was organized in the late 1930's by a group of North Platte residents who appreciated the performing arts and dreamed of the opportunity to experience them in our community.

From that original organization, the association evolved to the "Civic Music Association," the "North Platte Community Concert Association," and now the North Platte Concert Association. 

It is the mission of the North Platte Concert Association to provide the performing arts and arts based educational experiences to the community of North Platte and the surrounding area. 
Announcing the 2016-2017 Season
All Concerts will be held at the Neville Center for Performing Arts unless otherwise stated
Click here to see samples of the Performers' work

Bravissimo Broadway ~ ~  Monday, October 10th, 2016 7:30 p.m. 
O Solo Trio consists of Erin Shields, soprano, Giuseppe Spolentini, baritone, and David Shenton, piano and violin.  The show is fast paced, funny and touching.  You'll hear two great voices with wonderful accompaniment on the piano.  The program will include duets from West Side Story, Phantom of the Opera, Sound of Music, and Les Miserables, and will feature solos from Kiss Me Kate, Babes in Arms,  Man of La Mancha, Fiddler on the Roof, and South Pacific.  David Shenton on piano and violin
will be featured performing "an american in Paris" by Gershwin on both instruments simultaneously.  this is a true tour/de/force.  Not to be missed.
Thank you to our corporate sponsors:

Complete Eyecare Associates:  Drs. Baxter, O'Connor, and French , Eagle RadioEagle Radio

Rat Pack Jazz~ ~ Sunday  January 8 2017,  2:00 p.m.
Rat Pack Jazz is well known throughout eastern Nebraska and the Midwest.  The five person combo is headed by vocalist Johnny Adams and guitarist Ron Cooley. They are joined by upright bassist Andy Hall, saxophonist Dennis Strawn, and percussionist Carlos Figueroa.  Their performance of  the musical standards of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Tony Bennett and Nat King Cole will take the listener on a nostalgic trip to the bygone golden era of song.  A musical Event you won/t want to miss.
Russian Quattro ~ ~ Wednesday, February 22 , 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Russian Quattro was formed by two members of the fabulous Rastrelli Cello Quartet--Kira Kraftzoff and Sergio Drabkin. Along with Michael Makarov and Vladislav Pesin, the group produces a sound like a string quartet, but it will involve improvisation and technical abilities by the two new violinists that would exceed the usual string quartet sound.  Their widely varied program mixes works by Tchaikovsky, Bach, and Dvorak to George Gershwin, David Brubeck,and Glenn Miller.  they have been described as sounding like symphonic musicians one moment and they they will be playing ragtime,jazz or polka the next.  This is a program that truly provides something for everyone!

Rhythm future Quartet ~ ~  Friday, March 17, 2017 7:30 p.m.

The acoustic jazz ensemble, Rhythm Future Quartet, has a straight-forward agenda:  to keep the spirit of Gypsy Jazz alive and expanding in today's musical universe. The virtuoso foursome, named for a Django Reinhardt tune, offers up a newly minted sound influenced by the classic Hot Club of France yet is wholly contemporary. Led by 

violinist Jason Anick and guitarist Olli Soikkeli,the quartet performs dynamic and lyrical arrangements of both gypsy Jazz standards and original compositions that draw upon diverse international rhythms and musical idioms. With Max O'Rourke on second guitar and Greg Loughman on bass, Rhythm Future is dedicated to expanding the boundaries of a vital musical genre.

A Tribute to the King
~ ~ 
Tuesday May 9, 2017  7:30 pm

Travis LeDoyt was born in the late 1970's, and it was evident at an early age that he seemed destined to entertain.  Growing up Travis was exposed to a broad variety of musical styles and before long he was writing his own songs. Over the years he has developed into a truly remarkable talent,singer, song writer, performer and musician, but most of all he is fast becoming one of america's most convincing jaw-dropping Elvis tribute act ever to grace the stage.  travis flawlessly captures the essence of elvis in his prime, presenting the hits ad ambiance of 1954-1959.  Remember the classic Elvis tunes "Hound dog","Love Me Tender", "All Shook Up", "Blue Suede Shoes" and many more?  You'll hear them all!

Gold Benefactor:  NebraskaLand National Bank       

             Complete Eyecare Associates:Drs. Baxter, O'Conner & French
             Creative Interiors
             Family Medicine Associates:
                     Drs. Lamberty & Kezeor
                     Great Plains Regional Medical Center
                     Great Western Bank
                     KNOP-TV (In-Kind)

            Membership                                                                               The North Platte Concert Association relies solely on memberships and sponsors  to bring quality professional musical entertainment to North Platte.
Also appreciated are further contributions as a Contributor, Donor, Patron, Benefactor or Gold Sponsor.
(Note: a family membership includes two adults and all dependent children living in the household.  If a grandparent lives in the home, it includes the  grandparent.)
You may download this form to your computer.  If you wish to print out just the form you can find a printer friendly form by itself  HERE                         

There is reciprocity with concerts in Kearney, Cozad, Grand Island and McCook.   For more information, click on the Reciprocity link in the link bar at the top of this page. 
You may be eligible to attend up to ten total concerts.