Tchaikovsky 6

Principal Percussionist of the San Francisco Symphony, Jacob Nissly joins Maestro Ankush Kumar Bahl and the Omaha Symphony in a performance of the Losing Earth Percussion Concerto by Adam Schoenberg.

Holland Center
Friday, May 31 | 7:30 PM
Saturday, Jun 1 | 7:30 PM


Ankush Kumar Bahl Music Director More
Alejandro Gómez Guillén Assistant Conductor More
Jacob Nissly Percussion More

Program Info

  • JOHN ADAMS: Lollapalooza

  • ADAM SCHOENBERG: Losing Earth Percussion Concerto

  • TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 6, “Pathétique”

John Adams' Lollapalooza kicks off this high-energy musical adventure with its contemporary clash of styles, rhythms, and minimalist tendencies. Inspired by the rhythm of the word lollapalooza, this 1995 piece sets the stage for a night of inventive performances. A powerful and electrifying musical experience, Adam Schoenberg's Losing Earth Percussion Concerto grapples with climate change and is performed by Jacob Nissly, Principal Percussionist of the San Francisco Symphony and the one to whom the work was dedicated. Tailored to Nissly’s strengths as a virtuoso percussionist, the work also explores some unexpected aspects of percussion technique. Then, prepare to be moved by the emotional intensity of Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6, "Pathétique." With its bold, sweeping melodies and poignant themes, this masterpiece is a true musical tour de force and is sure to leave a lasting impression that will endure throughout the summer.

Program Notes

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Live simulcast at the Gene Leahy Mall

The June 1st performance will be presented on the big screen for the very first time as a live simulcast captured by our cameras inside the Holland Center. Join Maestro Ernest Richardson and KVNO's Coleen Cook as they take you through this unique experience.

Bring your chair and enjoy the orchestra in a whole new way! **Open to all at no charge**

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