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.

2022/23 Season

Symphony Joslyn
October 2, 2022

Beethoven Triple

Maestro Bahl leads the Orchestra in one of Mozart’s most hastily written masterpieces—his Symphony No. 36, “Linz," written in just four days.
Symphony Joslyn
November 20, 2022

Four Dances from Estancia

Grondahl’s tuneful concerto for trombone is bookended by two Latin American composer legends: Silvestre Revueltas and Alberto Ginastera.
Symphony Joslyn
January 8, 2023

Beethoven 2 & Hummel’s Trumpet Concerto

***Advanced tickets are sold out. Walk-up seats will be available on a limited basis.*** Omaha Symphony Principal Trumpet Scott Quackenbush shines in Hummel’s Trumpet Concerto, a cornerstone of the repertoire that requires an agile mastery.
Symphony Joslyn
February 5, 2023

Schubert “Unfinished”

Founder and Artistic Director of the Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra Jeri Lynne Johnson makes her Omaha Symphony guest conducting debut with a program that juxtaposes the best of antiquity and modernity.
Symphony Joslyn
April 16, 2023

Ancient Airs & Dances

The Omaha Symphony leans into looking back, with masterclasses in neo-classical writing by Respighi, Prokofiev, and Brahms, while Principal Timpani Jack Rago steps forward for his Omaha Symphony solo debut.
Symphony Joslyn
May 21, 2023

Higdon & Mendelssohn 5 

Omaha Symphony Principal Viola Thomas Kluge gives the Omaha premiere of Jennifer Higdon’s Viola Concerto, a work that shines a spotlight on the instrument’s expressive sensitivity.

2023/24 Season

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

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
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 a virtuosic performance of Vaughan Williams’ Concerto Accademico by Concertmaster Susanna Perry Gilmore.