Community Programs


Forte: Amplifying the Strengths of Our Community

The Forte initiative combines the community programming the Omaha Symphony has collaborated on for 20 years, with the smaller more embedded engagements we explored during the pandemic. Representing and serving the Omaha area allows for long-range planning and evaluation, as well as examining all facets of the organization, from representation on stage to accessibility for patrons across all series.

Community Partners

In addition to our Forte Partners, the Omaha Symphony works in tandem with many incredible organizations across our community to bring you world-class programming

Jewish Community Center of Omaha
Joslyn Art Museum
Heartland Youth Ballet
Omaha Area Youth Orchestras
Omaha Conservatory of Music
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium
The Riverfront
University of Nebraska at Omaha

Summer Reading Story Times

Make music with the education team! This summer, we'll use our creativity and some percussion instruments to underscore Going on a Bear Hunt. Find us at a branch near you!

June 5 | 10:30 am | Downtown branch
June 6 | 9:30 am | Millard branch
June 8 | 10:00 am | Sorensen branch
June 11 | 10:00 am | Glenwood IA library
June 27 | 10:30 am | Florence branch
July 18 | 10:00 am | Tabor IA library
July 22 | 10:30 am | Council Bluffs IA library
July 24 | 3:00 pm | Missouri Valley IA library

Ticket Access

The Omaha Symphony is proud to partner with agencies across the metro to work to remove barriers to concert attendance.

Do you represent an organization not currently collaborating with us on this endeavor, please connect with us at

Please note, the Ticket Access program currently works with institutions, and not separate individuals at this time. If you, or a member of your household is a current student, check out our Student Rush program as a great way to see the Symphony at a significant discount.

Community Concerts

Enjoy the thrill of live orchestral music around your community with the Omaha Symphony. From small ensembles at your neighborhood library to full orchestras at the Gene Leahy Mall, there is something for everyone and we invite you to come as you are! These concerts are open to the public and at no charge.