OMAHA, Neb., April 24, 2018- The Omaha Symphony will present the ultimate Chicago experience with The Best of Chicago with Brass Transit, Saturday, May 5, 7:30 p.m., at the Holland Performing Arts Center.
You cannot put a price on authenticity. At the Holland Center on Saturday night, Vanessa Williams gave a priceless and genuine performance with the Omaha Symphony at its 2018 Gala.
Resident conductor Ernest Richardson led the orchestra through a review of Williams’ pop hits, Broadway highlights and album favorites.
Johnson: “I grew up in a place where there weren’t orchestras around every street corner and it wasn’t accessible. When I first heard an orchestra as a teenager, my world changed. The sound, in fact, just the tuning note of the orchestra was unlike anything I had ever heard. And then of course, the music these musicians made, un-amplified, acoustic music, nothing in between the listener and the instrumentalist and a conductor to shape the sound, that changed my world.”
Singer and actor Vanessa Williams has been in theatrical films, Broadway shows and television series. She has had numerous top-10 hits. She’s been nominated for Grammys, Tonys and Emmys, among other honors. She performs live concerts in large halls and more intimate settings.
She’s proud of her accomplishments. What she enjoys the most about her career, however, is the folks she meets along the way.
OMAHA, Neb., April 17, 2018- Welcome, to Jurassic Park! It’s an adventure 65 million years in the making as the Omaha Symphony brings Steven Spielberg’s original dinosaur epic Jurassic Park to the Holland Center, Saturday, April 28, 7:30 p.m.
OMAHA, Neb., April 5, 2018- Beam up to the Sonic Spaceship and set a course for maximum fun as the Omaha Symphony navigates an intergalactic adventure in Symphony in Space, Sunday, April 15, 2 p.m., at the Holland Performing Arts Center.
Principal Pops conductor, Ernest Richardson leads the Omaha Symphony, the vocal group, Resonance and Broadway singers this weekend in celebrating Bernstein’s Broadway! They’re performing a lot of his music this year in honor of his centennial, a great time to reflect on his influence.
OMAHA, Neb., April 5, 2018- The Omaha Symphony continues its celebration of Leonard Bernstein’s centennial with Bernstein & Mahler, Friday and Saturday, April 13 & 14, 7:30 p.m., at the Holland Performing Arts Center.
OMAHA, Neb., March 29, 2018- The Omaha Symphony is about to get more than 5,000 new musicians as the orchestra’s annual Link Up program, The Orchestra Sings, will be presented in four interactive performances Wednesday, April 4 and Thursday, April 5.
OMAHA, Neb., March 28, 2018- Get ready for one “helluva” concert as a stellar Broadway cast celebrates Leonard Bernstein’s contribution to the Great White Way in Bernstein’s Broadway, Saturday, April 7, 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, April 8, 2 p.m., at the Holland Performing Arts Center.
CEO of the Omaha Symphony James Johnson is passing the baton as he enters his last month with the Omaha Symphony before moving on to lead as Chief Executive Officer of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. For the last seven years, he has brought new life to the Omaha Symphony and new meaning to their relationship with the community. As a leader and someone who is always looking for new opportunities, I was eager to find out when and where his musical aspirations began.
OMAHA, Neb., March 14, 2018- From Ziggy Stardust to the Thin White Duke and all of the “Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes” in between, the Omaha Symphony will pay tribute to the legendary David Bowie in a tribute concert Saturday, March 24, 7:30 p.m., at the Holland Performing Arts Center.
OMAHA, Neb., March 6, 2018- Just in time for Easter, Martin Luther's triumph during the Reformation will be explored in Mendelssohn's Reformation Symphony, Sunday, March 18, 2 p.m., at Joslyn Art Museum.
Led by Music Director Thomas Wilkins, the symphony's latest Symphony Joslyn concert will also include Hindemith's Spielmusik, and Britten's Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings, featuring tenor Marc Molomot and principal horn Brett Hodge.
OMAHA, Neb., Feb. 27, 2018- The Omaha Symphony is returning to the Emerald Isle for another spirited trip across Ireland in Celtic Journey®: The Return, Saturday, March 10, 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, March 11, 2 p.m., at the Holland Performing Arts Center.
OMAHA, Neb., Feb. 22, 2018- The game is afoot! Join the Omaha Symphony for its latest Family series concert, Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Missing Music, as the famed detective investigates the orchestra’s missing melody Sunday, March 4, 2 p.m., at the Holland Performing Arts Center.
OMAHA, Neb., Feb. 21, 2018- Two of history’s greatest composers will be featured at the Omaha Symphony’s upcoming MasterWorks concert, Beethoven & Mozart, Friday and Saturday, March 2 & 3, 7:30 p.m., at the Holland Performing Arts Center.
After the departure of Gary Ginstling, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra has hired a new CEO: James M. Johnson.
Johnson, who will begin his term April 30, comes from the Omaha Symphony Association, where he is the president and CEO. Ginstling left the ISO in September to become executive director of the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C.
OMAHA, Neb., Feb. 20, 2018- D. David Slosburg, Chairman of the Omaha Symphony Association, announced today that President & CEO James M. Johnson has accepted the position of Chief Executive Officer of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra starting April 30, 2018. The Omaha Symphony’s Board of Directors will form a search committee to seek his successor. An interim CEO will be named to lead the organization after Johnson steps down in late April.
OMAHA, Neb., Feb. 14, 2018- The Grammy, Emmy, and Tony-nominated star of Broadway, television, and film, Vanessa Williams, will headline the Omaha Symphony’s annual Gala concert in a one-night-only performance Saturday, April 21, 8 p.m., at the Holland Performing Arts Center, the organization announced today.