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KVNO: A final farewell to CEO James Johnson

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.”
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OWH: Vanessa Williams looks forward to Omaha show: 'Each night is different...and it never gets old'

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.

KVNO: City Of Omaha says Farewell to Great Musical Leader

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.
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PRESS RELEASE: Next Symphony Joslyn concert features Mendelssohn's Reformation Symphony

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.

INDY STAR: Indianapolis Symphony hires new CEO from New York Pops, Omaha Symphony

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.
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