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.
OMAHA, Neb., Nov. 15, 2016- The film that gave the world one of its greatest movie heroes is back and better than ever! Celebrate Indiana Jones’s 35th anniversary as you relive Indy’s first big-screen adventure, Raiders of the Lost Ark, with John Williams’ exhilarating score performed live by the Omaha Symphony on Saturday, Nov. 26, 7:30 p.m., at the Holland Performing Arts Center.
OMAHA, Neb., Nov. 11, 2016- Fairy tale themes and exotic characterization color the title piece of the Omaha Symphony’s latest Symphony Joslyn concert, Ravel’s Mother Goose, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2 p.m., at Joslyn Art Museum.
OMAHA, Neb., Nov. 3, 2016- Let’s Build a Snowman! With help from Harmony the Snowman, the Omaha Symphony is kicking off a holiday season fundraising campaign for music education programs that introduce students to the orchestra and teaches them basic music skills.
OMAHA, Neb., November 1, 2016- Haunted by the thought of death, particularly his own, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart feverishly worked on what would be among the last works of his prolific career: his beautiful Requiem, performed by the Omaha Symphony, professional soloists, and a 500-voice chorus of select high school students on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2 p.m., at the Holland Performing Arts Center.
OMAHA, Neb., Oct. 20, 2016- The Omaha Symphony and Joslyn Art Museum will host over 1,400 students from across Nebraska and Iowa for an ingenious mix of learning, symphonic music, and fun-filled discovery that will ignite each student’s creative spark in Celebrate Creativity, October 25-28 at Joslyn.
OMAHA, Neb., Oct. 18, 2016- Wizards, witches, and muggles of all sorts will celebrate All Hallows Eve with the Omaha Symphony in a Harry Potter-themed concert, Symphony Spooktacular: Halloween at Hogwarts, Sunday, October 23, 2 p.m., at the Holland Performing Arts Center.
Due to the popularity of this concert, Symphony Spooktacular: Halloween at Hogwarts is sold out.
OMAHA, Neb., Oct. 11, 2016- It’s a program of macabre masterworks and Romantic radicalism as the Omaha Symphony performs Symphonie Fantastique, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 21 and 22, 7:30 p.m., at the Holland Performing Arts Center.
The Omaha Symphony will make a figurative deal with the devil in three pieces that concern heaven and hell in Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale, Sunday, October 16, 2 p.m., at Joslyn Art Museum’s Witherspoon Theater.
OMAHA, Neb., Sept. 27, 2016- Mind-boggling circus feats join with heart-pounding orchestral music as the Omaha Symphony takes audiences on a journey of spellbinding grace and daredevil athleticism in Cirque Musica Crescendo, Saturday, Oct. 8, 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 9, 2 p.m., at the Holland Performing Arts Center.
OMAHA, Neb., September 22, 2016- Music from the best-selling American band of all time will open the Omaha Symphony’s Symphony Rocks series with The Best of the Eagles, Saturday, October 1, 7:30 p.m., at the Holland Performing Arts Center.
Led by guest conductor Jeff Reed and featuring the Retro Concerts Band, the program will include the music that put the Eagles on the map: “Hotel California,” “Best of My Love,” “Heartache Tonight,” “One of These Nights,” “Desperado,” and “Take It Easy.”
OMAHA, Neb., Sept. 13, 2016- The Omaha Symphony will open the 2016/2017 MasterWorks series with the stirring and spontaneous spirit of Beethoven’s beloved Seventh Symphony in Beethoven’s Seventh, Friday, Sept. 23 and Saturday, Sept. 24, 7:30 p.m., at the Holland Performing Arts Center.
OMAHA, Neb., Sept. 8, 2016- The Omaha Symphony will open the 2016/17 season with Beethoven’s sunniest symphony paired with a concerto featuring two harps in Beethoven’s Fourth, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2 p.m., in Joslyn Art Museum’s Witherspoon Concert Hall.
OMAHA, Neb., Aug. 21, 2016- The Omaha Symphony and Maha Music Festival are partnering to present a special concert featuring innovative singer-songwriter and acclaimed pianist Ben Folds in concert with the Omaha Symphony, conducted by Thomas Wilkins, on Friday, February 24, 2017, 8 p.m., at the Holland Performing Arts Center.
OMAHA, Neb., May 24, 2016- The Omaha Symphony’s concertmaster will weave spellbinding tales of adventure and daring in Rimksy-Korsakov’s dazzling showcase for violin and orchestra, Scheherazade, Friday, June 3, and Saturday, June 4, 7:30 p.m., at the Holland Performing Arts Center.
OMAHA, Neb., May 18, 2016- Avengers, assemble! The Omaha Symphony is bringing the music of the Last Son of Krypton, the Caped Crusader, Spidey, and other blockbuster movie superheroes to the Holland Performing Arts Center for Superheroes!, Saturday, May 28, 7:30 p.m. Concert attendees are invited to dress in costume for a special costume contest.