Symphony Joslyn

While our friends at the Joslyn Art Museum complete construction of their extraordinary new addition, we will be performing our Symphony Joslyn Series in the newly renovated Jan and John Christensen Concert Hall at the University of Nebraska Omaha’s Strauss Performing Arts Center. The Strauss Performing Arts Center (SPAC) serves as the center of musical activity for the UNO School of Music and provides a space for community engagement.

2023/24 Season

Symphony Joslyn
March 17, 2024

Appalachian Spring

Renowned conductor Paul Haas leads the Omaha Symphony in a program with Copland’s Appalachian Spring for 13 instruments and the Vaughan Williams Tuba Concerto featuring Principal Tuba Craig Fuller.
Symphony Joslyn
May 19, 2024

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 Omaha Symphony’s Assistant Principal Oboe and English Horn Heather Baxter and Associate Principal Trumpet Federico Montes make their soloist debuts in front of the orchestra in Copland’s Quiet City.
Symphony Joslyn
October 15, 2023

Haydn, Wolf and Mozart

Two Classical era masterpieces supplement the world premiere of Adam Wolf’s French Horn Concerto performed by Principal French Horn of the Omaha Symphony Brett Hodge.
Symphony Joslyn
November 19, 2023

Mozart’s Gran Partita

In this ode to chamber music, smaller ensembles of winds, strings, and brass are highlighted through Baroque, Classical, and 20th century masterpieces.
Symphony Joslyn
January 7, 2024

Beethoven 4

Concertmaster Susanna Perry Gilmore steps into the spotlight with Lukas Foss’s ode to American folk music, bookended by Sarah Kirkland Snider’s evocative If you bring forth what is within you and Beethoven’s introspective Symphony No. 4.
Symphony Joslyn
February 4, 2024

Rouse’s Flute Concerto

An afternoon of 20th century music featuring Omaha Symphony’s Principal Flutist Maria Harding performing Christopher Rouse’s Flute Concerto conducted by internationally recognized guest conductor, Sameer Patel. 

2024/25 Season

Symphony Joslyn
October 6, 2024

Bottesini & Beethoven 8

Principal Bass Nate Olson takes on Bottesini’s Double Bass Concerto No. 2, written in the style of Italian opera by the Paganini of the low strings.
Symphony Joslyn
November 17, 2024

Sound and Fury

Borrowing from himself, Haydn’s Symphony No. 60, “Il Distratto,” exudes all the warmth, good humor, and comedy of errors found from its original source, a play called The Absent-Minded Gentleman.
Symphony Joslyn
February 2, 2025

Tchaikovsky’s Serenade

The Symphony’s annual tradition of highlighting the best writing for each orchestral section – strings, winds, brass, and percussion – continues.
Symphony Joslyn
April 6, 2025

Rota & Schumann

Michael Gandolfi’s imaginative bon-bon Themes from a Midsummer Night conjures Shakespeare’s comedy through exquisite writing for chamber orchestra.
Symphony Joslyn
May 18, 2025

Brandenburg 5

Paired with the beloved Brandenburg No. 5, Mendelssohn’s love-letter to Scotland closes our Symphony Joslyn series with the dances and tunes he delighted in during his trips to the British Isles.