Dvorak, Walker & Schumann

Schumann's Symphony No. 2 showcases virtuosic ensemble work of the highest order – a true feature for the entire Omaha Symphony.

Sunday, Jan 9 | 2:00 PM


Ankush Kumar Bahl Music Director More

Program Info

  • MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS: Street Song for Symphonic Brass

  • DVORAK: Serenade for Wind Instruments, Op. 44

  • WALKER: Lyric for Strings

  • SCHUMANN: Symphony No. 2 in C Major, Op. 61

Music for – and a celebration of! – brass starts this program, written by renowned conductor and composer Michael Tilson Thomas. Dvořák’s Serenade for Winds lauds our extraordinary wind section, with rhythmic, driving lines matched against light, airy melodies. Schumann balances solemn, moving strings and delicate trumpet work with powerful moments of joy and energy. The second movement Scherzo will remind you that he had a gift of writing things that sound simple, and yet are fiendishly difficult. Virtuosic ensemble work of the highest order – a true feature for the entire Omaha Symphony.

Curator-led Pre-Concert Talk

Don't miss the pre-concert talk ahead of the performance—join a Joslyn curator at 1 p.m. or 1:25 p.m. to hear about a selected masterpiece from the museum's world-class collection.

Program Notes

We've gone digital—you won't see physical program books at the concert hall anymore. Instead, find your program notes on the Omaha Symphony app or online here. You can also read more about our switch to digital programs here.

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Health and Safety Guidelines

The health and safety of our musicians, patrons, staff, and community is the Omaha Symphony's priority. Masks are required at this performance. Read our latest health and safety guidelines below.

Audio Program Notes

Omaha Symphony Vice President of Artistic Administration Dani Meier reads your program notes—whether you are visually impaired or just prefer audio, you can take a listen below!

Omaha Symphony · Audio Program Notes — Dvorak, Walker & Schumann

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