North Platte Concert Association

"Make Music Real in Your Life"


2017-2018 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

David Osborne Trio                     
~ ~ Thursday, October 5th, 2017,  7:30 p.m.
Known as the "Pianist to the Presidents", David Osborne's credentials are many.  the list of White House Performances include
Reagan, Bush, Clinton and Obama administrations.  David currently performs at his new home in the Bellagio Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip.  He was a fixture at Caesar's Palace for 12 years. As he tours with his trio hismiusic includes romantic, classical, jazz, pop, inspirational, patriotic and Broadway show tunes. He is a spectacular performer with a long and continuing recording history.  If you enjoy a really, really good jazz trio,led by an exciting pianist, you must be sure to see this show!

Thank you to our corporate sponsors:

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

The Ballad of Baby Doe          
~ ~ Sunday, October 8  2017,   2:00 p.m.
UNL Opera will present the American Classic Opera, The Ballad of Baby Doe, by Douglas Moore,
Based on the true story of the rise and fall of a Colorado silver miner ultimately defeated by the gold standard, 
The Ballad of Baby Doe, with its tuneful and spirited music is an opera for all audiences to enjoy.  The performance promises to entertain everyone from seasoned opera-goers to those who are discovering the genre for the very first time.  Now in its second year, the Opera Across Nebraska Tour is made possible by a major gift from the James C. and Rhonda Seacrest Tour Nebraska Opera Fund.

A Rocky Mountain Christmas 

~ ~ Thursday, November 30, 2017,  7:30 p.m.

Jim Curry has created the ultimate tribute to John Denver and his music, including music from John  Denver's many Christmas television  specials and Christmas music collections. Curry has emerged as  the top perform of John Denver's music today.

Program highlights will include Silver Bells,Silent Night,  O Christmas Tree, Christmas is Coming, Aspen Glow, Christmas for Cowboys.  Carol for the Christmas Tree, The Marvelous Toys,  Noel Christmas Eve, The Peace Carol, plus a few other holiday classics, anda nice helping of John Denver favorites.  Jim curry has toured heavily with the John Denver tribute show and has been celebrated nationally and is the first only full-length John Denver Tribute to headline in Las Vegas.

~ ~ Monday  March 5, 2018,  7:30 p.m.
WindSync is a hot  ensemble quickly broadening the appeal of the woodwind quintet by mixing familiar classical music, some lighter tunes, and their interesting stage presentation and communication skills, all of which yields a great program for every audience.  WindSync is internationally recognized for dramatic and engaging interpretations of classical music.  A winner of the 2012 Concert Artists Guild international competition, this dramatic ensemble focuses on building a connection with audiences through adventiurous programming and charismatic stage presence. these five virtuoso players PERFORM EXCLUSIVELY FROM MEMORY and specialize in creative concerts that inspire and entertain audiences of all ages.

Derik Nelson & Family        
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Friday May 11, 2018  7:30 p.m.

Raised in  the Pacific Northwest, Derik Nelson & Family's signature sound features velvety three-part vocal harmonies only a family can deliver. Siblings Derik, Riana and Dalten have been performing together since childhood.  They've toured  40 locations across the west Coast to raise money for music education. Derik has appeared regularly as the lead guitarist on TV's "Glee" among other shows.  They deliver a concert experience like no other, featuring pristine sound, a state of the art light show, and an integrated 20-foot video display.  This innovative technical  marvel uses the latest in audio-video technology to take audiences on an aural and visual journey through time, space, an impressive array of landscapes, weather conditions, and musical"settings."

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.