Concert FAQ

What should I wear?

Although attending the Omaha Symphony is often a special occasion, tuxedos and evening gowns are not required. Most concertgoers dress in business or semi-casual attire. Wear whatever makes you comfortable!

May children attend?

For the respect and consideration of all Omaha Symphony patrons, children under age 5 are admitted only to our Family Series concerts, the Physicians Mutual Omaha Symphony Christmas Celebration, and select Education concerts. All patrons attending an Omaha Symphony concert must have a ticket.

A Social Story for Children

When do I applaud?

Applause at Omaha Symphony performances is meant both as a greeting and to show appreciation for the artists. Traditionally, patrons applaud to greet the concertmaster and again to greet the conductor and/or soloists. Once the performance begins, you'll notice that many musical works have three or more movements/sections. A short pause often follows each movement. It is customary to refrain from applauding during these pauses. After the final movement of a work, applaud to your heart’s content. You may also applaud when the conductor either turns around or steps off the podium. If all else fails, you can always wait for the rest of the audience to begin clapping.

May I take pictures?

The use of still, video and digital cameras, or audio recording equipment is strictly prohibited at all times.

Am I out of luck if I've lost my tickets?

No! All tickets purchased through Ticket Omaha can be reprinted by Ticket Omaha, located on the ground floor of the Holland Center.

How can I learn more about orchestral music?

Each MasterWorks concert will be preceded by a preconcert lecture in the lobby at 6:45 p.m., which will discuss music on that evening’s program. In addition, the program book contains an overview of the music and composers for each MasterWorks concert program.

For more information about the music we perform, sign up for our monthly e-newsletter or Insight emails, which offer more information about the music and a sampling as well.

In addition, through a partnership with Classical 90.7 KVNO (FM), excerpts from Omaha Symphony concerts can be heard every weekday morning at 7:45 a.m. during Symphonic Sunrise. Full concert programs can be heard at 2 p.m. every Sunday afternoon during In Concert with the Omaha Symphony.

Is the Holland Performing Arts Center accessible to everyone?

The Holland Performing Arts Center is accessible to everyone under the criteria established by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Requests for accommodations should be made when purchasing tickets.

Where will I park for performances at the Holland Performing Arts Center?

The Holland Performing Arts Center has a variety of parking options. Street meters are free after 9 p.m. on weekdays, and free on Sundays, while paid parking can be found in nearby garages and surface lots. The most convenient paid parking areas are the Omaha Park Eight Garage located adjacent to the hall on the corner of 13th & Dodge Streets and the All Right parking lot at 12th & Dodge Streets.

Where are the programs?

You're in luck! If you have a smartphone, the digital program and everything you might possibly need is just a few clicks away. You can access the digital program by following one of the listed steps below:

1. Download the Omaha Symphony App and tap the program icon.

2. Text PROGRAM to 833-448-0156.

3. When you arrive at the concert, point your camera at one of the QR codes you see for an instant link.

What information can be found in the digital program?

The amazing thing about going digital is that we can include so much more information that will make your concert experience better. Information such as:

  • Welcome letter from our CEO, Music Director, or other leadership.
  • Detailed program of tonight's concert.
  • Detailed program notes for each piece.
  • Musician and guest artist biographies.
  • Concert sponsors.
  • Leadership biographies and information.
  • Board of Directors and Governing Members.
  • Guilds.
  • Omaha Symphony staff.
  • Upcoming performances.
  • Omaha Symphony supporters.
  • Link to our donation page.
  • Frequently Asked Questions.
  • Student Rush Tickets.