OMAHA, Neb., April 18, 2017- The Omaha Symphony will close out the Symphony Rocks series with 1969’s Greatest Hits, featuring music by the Byrds, the Doors, Cream, Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan, the Moody Blues, and more, Saturday, April 29, 7:30 p.m., at the Holland Performing Arts Center. Tickets are extremely limited for this concert.
OMAHA, Neb., April 11, 2017- Motown legend Smokey Robinson will headline the Omaha Symphony’s annual Gala concert on Saturday, April 22, 8 p.m., at the Holland Performing Arts Center.
Led by Music Director Thomas Wilkins, Robinson will sing songs from his four decades of hits like “I Second That Emotion,” “The Tears of a Clown,” “The Tracks of My Tears,” and “Cruisin’.” The orchestra will open with Bernstein’s West Side Story: Overture.
OMAHA, Neb., March 28, 2017- The Omaha Symphony is heading for the Highlands with Mendelssohn’s Scottish Symphony, Friday and Saturday, April 7 and 8, 7:30 p.m., at the Holland Performing Arts Center.
Led by guest conductor Ken-David Masur, the concert will include music by “prodigies:” Strauss, Mozart and Mendelssohn. The program will feature Strauss’s orchestral fantasy Macbeth, Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 4 in D Major featuring violinist Paul Huang, and Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 3 in A Minor, known as his “Scottish” Symphony.
OMAHA, Neb., March 24, 2017- Experience a delectable feast of sights and sounds as the Omaha Symphony performs Pixar’s Ratatouille on Saturday, April 1, 7:30 p.m., at the Holland Performing Arts Center.
OMAHA, Neb., March 22, 2017- The Omaha Symphony announced its 2017/2018 season today, which includes the kick off of the Harry Potter Film Concert Series with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, well-known symphonic works, a two-season-long celebration of Leonard Bernstein’s centennial, and the return of the “Only in Omaha” program that started it all, Celtic Journey™.
OMAHA, Neb., Mar. 16, 2017- Omaha Symphony Music Director Thomas Wilkins will become the symphony’s longest-serving music director with the extension of his contract through the symphony’s 2020-2021 centennial season. Omaha Symphony Association Chairman D. David Slosburg announced today that Wilkins has signed a new three-year agreement to remain as music director through the 2020-2021 season, whereupon he will become Music Director Emeritus.
OMAHA, Neb., March 14, 2017- Relive the greatest night in show business as the Omaha Symphony celebrates Judy Garland’s epic 1961 Carnegie Hall concert in The Judy Garland Songbook, Saturday, March 25, 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, March 26, 2 p.m., at the Holland Performing Arts Center.
OMAHA, Neb., March 9, 2017- Once upon a time, children used their imaginations to help the Omaha Symphony write and score an original story for the orchestra—wait, that’s not just in a fairy tale, but happening in real life! The Omaha Symphony will close the 2016/2017 Family series with Once Upon a Time, Sunday, March 19, 2 p.m., at the Holland Performing Arts Center.
OMAHA, Neb., March 7, 2017- Be transported to the Italian countryside in the Omaha Symphony’s stirring and cinematic performance of The Pines of Rome, March 17 and 18, 7:30 p.m., at the Holland Center.
OMAHA, Neb., Feb. 28, 2017- Virtuoso cellist Joshua Roman will return to Omaha to perform a concerto written for him by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Aaron Jay Kernis in the Symphony Joslyn program Dreamsongs and Haydn, Sunday, March 12, 2 p.m., at Joslyn Art Museum.
OMAHA, Neb., February 24, 2017- Imagine playing with the Omaha Symphony while you’re still in grade school. That’s exactly what nearly 5,000 fourth- through sixth-grade students from 91 Nebraska and Iowa schools will do in four interactive performances of The Orchestra Rocks, part of the symphony’s annual Link Up program, presented in partnership with Carnegie Hall.
OMAHA, Neb., Feb. 23, 2017- “Don’t Stop Believing” that the ‘80s are back! The Omaha Symphony teams ups with ReCaptured, the Midwest’s No. 1 Journey tribute band, for A Tribute to Journey, Saturday, March 4, 7:30 p.m., at the Holland Performing Arts Center.
OMAHA, Neb., Feb. 20, 2017- Back by popular demand, the sizzling 12-piece ensemble known as Pink Martini will bring their exciting musical extravaganza of cabaret, samba, pop, and jazz to the Omaha Symphony on Saturday, Feb. 25, 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 26, 2 p.m., at the Holland Performing Arts Center.
OMAHA, Neb., February 14, 2017- Singer-songwriter Ben Folds will perform with the Omaha Symphony Friday, February 24, 2017, 8 p.m., at the Holland Performing Arts Center, headlining a “mini-Maha” experience in partnership with Maha Music Festival.
OMAHA, Neb., February 9, 2017- Lions, elephants, kangaroos, tortoises, and more lively animals come to life in a symphonic safari in The Carnival of the Animals, Sunday, February 19, 2 p.m., at the Holland Performing Arts Center.
OMAHA, Neb., February 8, 2017- The power of two of the foremost Russian composers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries combine with Joshua Roman, the “ascendant rock star of the cello world” in Tchaikovsky & Shostakovich, Friday, Feb. 17 and Saturday, Feb. 18, 7:30 p.m., at the Holland Performing Arts Center.
OMAHA, Neb., Feb. 1, 2017- Celebrate good times, come on! Get down with the Omaha Symphony to the classics of pop, soul, R&B, disco and funk yesteryear in ‘70s and ‘80s Pop and Soul, Saturday, February, 11, 7:30 p.m., at the Holland Performing Arts Center.
OMAHA, Neb., Feb. 1, 2017- The Omaha Symphony announced today that the legendary Smokey Robinson will headline the symphony’s annual Gala concert on Saturday, April 22, 8 p.m., at the Holland Performing Arts Center.
OMAHA, Neb., Jan. 26, 2017- Wibbly wobbly, timey wimey! Take a journey back in time to explore the history of music as the Omaha Symphony’s Margre Durham Concerts for Youth, now celebrating its 50th year, comes to the Holland Center for five performances next week.
OMAHA, Neb., January 17, 2017- Who better to start your family’s unforgettable adventure with symphonic music than Thomas Wilkins? The Omaha Symphony Music Director will introduce children and their families to the symphony in The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra with Thomas Wilkins, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2 p.m., at the Holland Performing Art Center.