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Winter Chamber Music Series

We welcome you to a three-part series of intimate performances in the Joslyn Castle music room, featuring three contrasting musical ensembles. The term “chamber music” implies that it was written for and intended to be performed in intimate residential chambers, and the Joslyn Castle music room is the perfect setting for such an experience. Our Winter Chamber Music Series is presented with the support of the Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment

The room was added to the residence of George and Sarah Joslyn in 1907 and designed to accommodate an Aeolian pipe organ and a grand piano. The room was used for many organ recitals by notable organists of the period before the organ was finally removed in 1931. Today Joslyn Castle & Gardens continues the Joslyn tradition with a variety of musical performances in this beautiful space.

Each event will be a ticketed performance, open to the general public. Doors open at 7pm, performances at 7:30pm.

The Nebraska Arts Council, a state agency, has supported this program through its matching grants program funded by the Nebraska Legislature, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment. Visit for information on how the Nebraska Arts Council can assist your organization, or how you can support the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.

Daniel Adam Maltz - March 21-22, 2023

Enjoy Haydn and Mozart’s piano works performed as they intended them to be heard — in a private home on a period instrument. During the Classical era in Vienna, composers expected their keyboard music to entertain relatively small audiences in more intimate settings than today’s large concert halls. And, the era’s pianos (known as “fortepianos”) are very different from modern Steinways. Joslyn Castle & Gardens is offering you this unique opportunity to experience the Classical era in our beautiful 1907 music room.
Fortepianist Daniel Adam Maltz is based in Vienna and studied Historical Performance at the Royal Academy of Music in London and at Vienna’s University for Music and Performing Arts. He performs on historic Viennese fortepianos, utilizing the vast range of tones, colors, and techniques familiar to Classical-era composers.

Mr. Maltz will perform works by Haydn and Mozart on a handmade period fortepiano. Two opportunities:
Tuesday, March 21 – 7:30 pm
Wednesday, March 22 – 7:30 pm

Student tickets are only $20 with the special promo code student20.


Mr. Maltz will conduct a FREE fortepiano workshop 1:00-3:00 pm the afternoon of Wednesday, March 22.The workshop is open to any keyboard student – no registration required. Mr. Maltz will demonstrate the capabilities of the instrument, giving students the unique opportunity to experience the fortepiano up-close and personal. Students do not need to have a prepared piece of music.


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Bel Canto - February 17, 2023

The Omaha duo of Darci Griffith Gamerl and David Downing present the February installment of the series. They will present a program of transcriptions for cello and oboe/English horn. Their performance will also include educational components, as they demonstrate the capabilities of their instruments and share the challenges of creating repertoire for their unique combination.

South Dakota Woodwind Quintet - January 28, 2023

The South Dakota Woodwind Quintet is comprised of members of the award-winning South Dakota Symphony Orchestra. The quintet will present an evening performance of chamber music - both original compositions, transcriptions, and arrangements for their unique and colorful combination.