Maestro Conducts Respighi

Behold the sounds of the organ, an extraordinary and timeless instrument featured in Respighi’s Suite for Organ and Strings, followed by Copland’s poignant Quiet City, featuring the Symphony’s own Federico Montes and Heather Baxter on trumpet and English horn. Arrive early for a carillon performance at the campanile beginning at 1:20 p.m.

Sunday, May 19 | 2:00 PM


Ankush Kumar Bahl Music Director More
Alejandro Gómez Guillén Assistant Conductor More
Federico Montes Associate Principal Trumpet More
Heather Baxter Assistant Principal Oboe and English Horn More
Mark Kurtz Organ

Program Info

  • RESPIGHI: Suite for Organ and Strings

  • COPLAND: Quiet City

  • ELENA RUEHR: Shimmer

  • RESPIGHI: Trittico Boticelliano

Showcasing the glorious organ at the Strauss Performing Arts Center at UNO, the afternoon opens with Ottorino Respighi’s stirring Suite for Organ and Strings. A perfect companion to this Joslyn Series concert is Respighi's Trittico Botticelliano, a vivid musical depiction of three famous paintings by Sandro Botticelli, The Adoration of the Magi, The Birth of Venus, and Primavera. Exploring a different side of the human experience, Copland's Quiet City is a haunting and atmospheric piece that depicts the solitude of urban life in New York City and features Heather Baxter, Omaha Symphony’s Assistant Principal Oboe and English Horn, and Federico Montes, Omaha Symphony’s Associate Principal Trumpet, making their soloist debuts in front of the orchestra.

Special preconcert carillon performance begins at 1:20 p.m.
Join us just outside of Strauss near the campanile (clock tower) before the concert to hear a ringing carillon performance by Brent Shaw.

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