25 Years of Omaha's Favorite Tradition: a Q and A with Ernest Richardson

Maestro Ernest Richardson has been leading the Physicians Mutual Omaha Symphony Christmas Celebration for 25 years—we asked him for his reflections on this special show.

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Q&A: Ernest Richardson teaches masterpieces with Choral Collaborative

November 3, 2023

Before he leads singers from six local high schools in a performance of Brahms' German Requiem on November 12, Maestro Ernest Richardson talked us through the remarkable Choral Collaborative program, which gathers hundreds of choral students on stage to perform with the Omaha Symphony every year.

Composers You Should Know: Andy Akiho

February 23, 2023

Visionary interdisciplinary composer talks to us about his musical background, his influences, and the upcoming world premiere of his new work honoring Ree and Jun Kaneko. The Pulitzer- and Grammy-nominated Akiho is challenging himself to learn and grow at every opportunity.

The 56th Annual Omaha Symphony Debutante Ball

February 7, 2023

The Omaha Symphony's 56th Annual Debutante Ball was a smashing success earning over $310,000 for the orchestra's education and community engagement programs.

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