Nebraska Public Media Series: Omaha Symphony in Concert
You've heard the Omaha Symphony on Nebraska Public Media's Nebraska Concerts radio series, and now we are showcasing the orchestra and Music Director Ankush Kumar Bahl in a television series called Omaha Symphony in Concert. This new partnership will allow you to see the Omaha Symphony perform from the comfort of your own home. Check out the featured concert broadcasts below!
Ax Plays Mozart
January 26 at 9 p.m.
Led by Omaha Symphony Music Director Ankush Kumar Bahl, the first concert will feature music by composers Chopin, Mozart and Brahms in a recording with world renowned pianist Emanuel Ax. He joined the symphony for concerts that were recorded by the Omaha Symphony’s video technicians at the Holland Center in Omaha last fall.
Andy Akiho: Sculptures
March 14 at 9 p.m., March 15 at 8 p.m., March 17 at 4 p.m.
The second concert in the television series showcases the Omaha Symphony's GRAMMY-nominated performance of Sculptures by Andy Akiho. Sculptures celebrates the brilliant artistry of Omaha’s Jun Kaneko. The piece was written in an effort to create sound that “gives the sculptures new life,” according to Akiho, a Japanese American composer who creates music using found instruments.
The Friday, March 15 television broadcast of “Omaha Symphony in Concert: Andy Akiho” will be followed at 9 p.m. CT on Nebraska Public Media by “Great Performances: Now Hear This Andy Akiho Found Sound.”
Brahms' German Requiem
Broadcast dates TBD
Combining the power of hundreds of high school choristers with the Omaha Symphony, this 2023 performance of Brahms' German Requiem will make a tremendously moving watch.
Click below to access the Nebraska Public Media livestream!