A Symphonic Journey - Rick Steves

Rick Steves teams up with the Omaha Symphony for a performance that combines Europe's most stirring Romantic-era anthems with beautiful high-definition cinematography and Rick's insights into European history.

Holland Center
Saturday, Feb 15 | 7:30 PM
Sunday, Feb 16 | 2:00 PM


Ernest Richardson Resident Conductor & Principal Pops Conductor More
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Rick Steves, America's leading authority on European travel, teams up with the Omaha Symphony for a musical journey that begins in the United States, and touches down in seven different European countries. This unique concert celebrates music's power to stir the patriotic soul. Playing musical tour guide, Steves utilizes his extensive knowledge of European history and culture to help set the context for each piece. Then, the orchestra performs a selection of stirring 19th-century anthems by Romantic-era composers, including Grieg, Smetana, Strauss, Berlioz, Elgar, Wagner, and Verdi. Each selection honors a particular nationality, while the finale, Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" (Europe's official anthem) pays homage to the continent's motto of "United in Diversity." The music is accompanied by a montage of evocative video images from each country.

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