OMAHA, Neb., October 31, 2017- The fate of humanity turns on the wheel of fortune as the Omaha Symphony, professional soloists, and a nearly 500-voice chorus of select high school students perform Carl Orff’s masterpiece, Carmina Burana, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2 p.m., at the Holland Performing Arts Center.
OMAHA, Neb., Oct. 17, 2017- Omaha’s own entertainment icon is making his Omaha Symphony debut in the Rocks series kick-off concert, The British Invasion with Billy McGuigan, Saturday, Oct. 28, 7:30 p.m. at the Holland Performing Arts Center.
OMAHA, Neb., Oct. 13, 2017- The Omaha Symphony announced today that pianist Natasha Paremski will perform Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor next weekend, part of the orchestra’s Rachmaninoff & Tchaikovsky program, at the Holland Performing Arts Center.
OMAHA, Neb., Oct. 12, 2017- Avengers, assemble! Bring your capes, cowls, and secret identities to the Omaha Symphony’s Family Series concert, Symphony Spooktacular: Superheroes!, Sunday, October 22, 2 p.m., at the Holland Performing Arts Center.
OMAHA, Neb., Oct. 10, 2017- Two of Russia’s greatest composers take center stage in the Omaha Symphony’s Rachmaninoff & Tchaikovsky, Friday, Oct. 20, and Saturday, Oct. 21, 7:30 p.m., at the Holland Performing Arts Center.
OMAHA, Neb., Sept. 19, 2017- What do you get when you mix stars of Jersey Boys and Motown: The Musical with tight harmonies and slick dance moves, and add in the Omaha Symphony? You’ll get Oh, What a Night with the Doo Wop Project, the opening Symphony Pops concert of the 2017/2018 season, Saturday, Sept. 30, 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, October 1, 2 p.m., at the Holland Performing Arts Center.
OMAHA, Neb., July 26, 2017- Join the Omaha Symphony for a one-day ticket presale to Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone™ in Concert on Monday, July 31, in preparation for the concerts on November 25 & 26. The tickets will be available at the Holland Performing Arts Center Box Office, 1200 Douglas Streets, or online at ticketomaha.com. Presale tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. and will be available until 11:59 p.m., July 31 only.
OMAHA, Neb., July 24, 2017- Omaha Symphony Assistant Conductor Enrico Lopez-Yañez will step down from his position with the Omaha Symphony on September 1, 2017, to take a one-year posting with the Nashville Symphony as assistant conductor. During his Nashville tenure, he will return to Omaha in the 2017-18 season to conduct three subscription concerts with the Omaha Symphony as well as several community engagement programs.
The Omaha Symphony will hold auditions for his successor in early autumn and will name a new assistant conductor soon after.
OMAHA, Neb., June 13, 2017- The Omaha Symphony has broken records for paid attendance and ticket sales in the 2016-17 season, achieving new highs since the orchestra moved to the Holland Performing Arts Center in 2005.
In the 2016-17 season, which spanned 38 weeks from September 2016 through June 2017 and encompassed 54 concerts, paid attendance for Omaha Symphony performances at the Holland Performing Arts Center and Joslyn Art Museum was 64,938 - a new record. This is a 2.1 percent increase since last season, and a 34 percent increase since the 2011-12 season. Including attendance at education programs, community engagement events, and free concerts, more than 120,000 people attended the Omaha Symphony in 2016-17.
OMAHA, Neb., May 23, 2017- The Omaha Symphony will close the 2016-2017 season with Gustav Mahler’s vision of life both earthly and eternal, his profound and poignant masterpiece, Mahler’s Ninth Symphony, Friday and Saturday, June 2 and 3, 7:30 p.m., at the Holland Performing Arts Center.
OMAHA, Neb., May 9, 2017- A celebration of American life through the music of Copland, Daugherty, and other composers is the subject of the Omaha Symphony’s closing Symphony Joslyn concert of the 2016-2017 season, American Vignettes, Sunday, May 21, 2 p.m., in Joslyn Art Museum’s Witherspoon Concert Hall.
OMAHA, Neb., May 2, 2017- The treasured music and lyrics of Broadway’s greatest duo get symphonic treatment as the Omaha Symphony closes out its 2016-2017 Symphony Pops series with The Songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein, Saturday, May 13, 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, May 14, 2 p.m., at the Holland Performing Arts Center.
OMAHA, Neb., April 26, 2017- “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away,” an epic space opera franchise was born! The Omaha Symphony will perform music from all seven episodes of the blockbuster Star Wars film franchise in The Music of Star Wars, Saturday, May 6, 7:30 p.m., at the Holland Performing Arts Center.
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™.