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Great music manifests itself through a broad range of expression, emotion, and style that arrange themselves in an ever-changing myriad of designs and patterns – like a kaleidoscope. The artists on the 2013-14 Nielsen Concert Series and the music they will perform are part of the giant kaleidoscope of beautiful music offering us brilliant arrays of music that is cool, lyrical, vibrant, dynamic, passionate, soulful, and fascinating. The Nielsen Concerts are held in Grand View’s newly renovated Viking Theatre in the Student Center, 2811 East 14th Street. Enjoy the comfortable seating!

Kimberly Helton, flute; Susan Odem, oboe; Kariann Voigts, clarinet; with Sonya Siebert, piano

Sunday, February 2 • 3:00 P.M.
Student Center Viking Theatre, 2811 East 14th Street, Des Moines

Chamber music is an intimate experience, resembling a conversation with dear friends, and that is precisely what the Lyric Winds bring to a performance.  The Lyric Winds consists of flutist Kimberly Helton, clarinetist Kariann Voigts, and oboist Sue Odem; some favorite pieces also include pianist Sonya Siebert.  They treasure their time together, which is evident in their performing, and welcome the opportunity to share a little of that time with their audiences. The musical conversation will include works by Camille Saint-Saëns, Valerie Coleman, and others written for this ensemble. Learn more about Lyric Winds Trio.


The Nielsen Concert Series, founded by Grand View University in 1981 to honor past-president Ernest Nielsen and his wife, Frances, is dedicated to enriching cultural life in the Des Moines area by presenting the finest in chamber music and solo recitals.

No admission fee is charged for the concerts. Please consider making a donation online by credit card or e-check. 

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Des Moines, Iowa 50316