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.

Sunday, Oct 6 | 2:00 PM


Ankush Kumar Bahl Music Director More
Nate Olson Principal Bass More

Program Info

  • OTTORINO RESPIGHI: Ancient Airs & Dances, Suite I

  • GIOVANNI BOTTESINI: Double Bass Concerto

  • LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 8

Known as the Paganini of the double bass, Bottesini wrote his Concerto No. 2 as a take on fiery Italian opera, performed here by Omaha Symphony Principal Bass Nate Olson. Beethoven’s penultimate Symphony No. 8 runs the gamut between ferocious and rambunctious, reveling in goodwill, humor, and the sheer force of a thunderous ensemble.

Get a taste of Bottesini's Double Bass Concerto No. 2

Performed by Alexander Hanna

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