Four emerging composers will premiere new works in Omaha this Saturday following a weeklong master class with a Pulitzer-, Oscar- and Grammy-winning composer — and you can witness some of the creative process as it unfolds.
The Old Market is certainly known as Omaha’s happening place. No surprise, then, that it’s a site for something new, entirely fresh: a concert on May 16 at Kaneko of music of today, works in progress, written by people still emerging into the light. They are composers in their mid-30s, whose studies continue even while their careers already show promise. They are the focus of Fresh Ink, a seven-year project fostered by the Omaha Symphony Orchestra dedicated to making sure such creations flourish and prosper.
Martin Short's long career included stints on SCTV and Saturday Night Live, as well as appearing in many movies; such as, "Father of the Bride" and "Three Amigos". He will be appearing with the Omaha Symphony this Saturday night (4/18) at the Holland Center for the Symphony Gala.
Jodi Benson, Disney Legend and voice of Ariel in The Little Mermaid and Barbie in Pixar's Toy Story films, reflects on her career with Chris and Ricky from Star 104.5's Morning Show. Benson will appear with the Omaha Symphony in The Music of Marvin Hamlisch: One Singular Sensation, Jan. 31 and Feb. 1.
By Casey Logan, Omaha World-Herald
Picture this: Denmark, by way of Norway. 1868. A 24-year-old composer and pianist named Edvard Grieg introduces himself to the world with the thunderous opening to a piano concerto that to this day remains one of the most popular and instantly recognizable in classical music.