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.
OMAHA, Neb., January 11, 2017- From Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, to The Tempest and Henry V, no other writer has inspired quite like William Shakespeare. The Omaha Symphony will present two evenings of music based on the timeless texts of the Bard in its Shakespeare Festival, Saturday, Jan. 21, 7:30 p.m., and Friday, Jan. 27, 7:30 p.m., at the Holland Performing Arts Center.
OMAHA, Neb., Jan. 5, 2017- Enlist in Symphonic Starfleet, board the Sonic Spaceship, and set a course for intergalactic adventure, as the Omaha Symphony brings its latest Mission Imagination program, Symphony in Space, to the Holland Performing Arts Center for four sold-out performances Wednesday, Jan. 11 and Thursday, Jan. 12. Performance times are 9:30 and 10:45 a.m. each day in the Suzanne and Walter Scott Recital Hall.
OMAHA, Neb., Jan. 4, 2017- One of Rolling Stones’ 100 Greatest Singers of All Time, Darlene Love, will rock the Omaha Symphony with her powerhouse vocals Saturday, Jan. 14, 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Jan. 15, 2 p.m., at the Holland Performing Arts Center.
OMAHA, Neb., Dec. 27, 2016- The Omaha Symphony will kick off the new year at Joslyn Art Museum with Schubert’s Sixth, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2 p.m. in the Witherspoon Concert Hall.
Led by guest conductor Paul Watkins, the program will include Schubert’s Symphony No. 6 in C Major, also known as the “Little C Major,” Brahms’ Variations on a Theme of Joseph Haydn, and Britten’s Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge.
OMAHA, Neb., Nov. 29, 2016- The Physicians Mutual Omaha Symphony Christmas Celebration, the season’s most spectacular Yuletide concert, is back! Omaha’s beloved holiday tradition opens Saturday, Dec. 10, with 10 performances through Dec. 18, at the Holland Performing Arts Center.