For 50 years, KVNO has continued to provide locally composed and community supported classical music programming for the greater Omaha region. The station’s hosts are active performing artists, educators, and experienced broadcasters that live right here in Omaha and are devoted to furthering the cause of classical music and the arts in the community. With unique initiatives such as KVNO’s Classical Kids Scholarship and the Good Vibrations Used Instrument Drive, KVNO is not only a radio station but a pillar representative of the vibrant Omaha musical landscape. The Omaha Symphony has been a longtime partner and looks forward to many more years of collaboration with this wonderful organization. Here are some of the exciting programs KVNO produces that showcase the Omaha Symphony.
In Concert with the Omaha Symphony
KVNO joins the Omaha Symphony at the Holland Center to bring you a behind-the-scenes experiences during the concerts! In the 2023/24 season, the first Masterworks series concerts will be broadcast live on Saturday and will feature interviews with guest artists, musicians, or conductors.
Saturday, September 23 - Ax Plays Mozart
Sunday, November 12 - Choral Collaborative - Brahms German Requiem
Saturday, February 24 - Scheherazade
Saturday, April 20 - Wilkins Returns
For a daily dose of the Omaha Symphony, tune into KVNO on weekdays at 7:05 a.m. on Morning Classics with Otis Twelve.
Celebrating 51 Years of KVNO
To celebrate KVNO’s 50th anniversary as Omaha’s premiere classical radio station, KVNO is hosting on-and off-air programming and events that not only showcase the organizations history but also its future. Upcoming events include the launch of Season 2 of The Sound of 13, voting for the greatest classical works of all time, the Good Vibrations Used Instrument Drive, and the Metro Arts Showcase which will include three one-hour specials on the Omaha Symphony, Opera Omaha, and the Omaha Conservatory of Music.