OMAHA, Neb., March 16, 2016- The Omaha Symphony announced its 2016/2017 season today, which includes well-known symphonic works, big movies, and the introduction of the symphony’s “Only in Omaha” brand for programs created exclusively by the Omaha Symphony.
OMAHA, Neb., March 9, 2016- The expressive melody and magnificent drama of two of the Romantic era’s best loved composers’ unfinished final works will take center stage in the Omaha Symphony’s Schubert and Bruckner Unfinished Symphonies, Friday, March 18, and Saturday, March 19, 7:30 p.m., Holland Performing Arts Center.
It’s a happy sign of modern times, not to mention this musical weekend in Omaha, that a highly accomplished concertmaster such as Susanna Perry Gilmore proudly calls herself a fiddler as well as a violinist.
“Celtic Journey,” debuted by the Omaha Symphony to frequent ovations Saturday night, will take its place as one of the most ebullient programs in the orchestra’s Holland Performing Arts Center decade.
The Omaha Symphony looks to take audience members on a trip to the Emerald Isle.
This weekend, the Omaha Symphony debuts their new show Celtic Journey, a new program featuring concertmaster Susanna Perry Gilmore on fiddle, Irish storyteller Tomáseen Foley, members of the Celtic Journey Band and Dancers, as well as local students from Dowds Irish Dance Academy. Gilmore talked about how excited she was for audience members to see a truly unique Irish collaboration.
OMAHA, Neb., March 3, 2016- The Omaha Symphony is partnering with the Midwest Theater and community of Scottsbluff to bring a string residency program to the western Nebraska town for two special concerts March 9 & 10.
OMAHA, Neb., February 29, 2016- More than 5,000 fourth- through sixth-grade students from 88 Nebraska and Iowa schools will perform live music with the Omaha Symphony in four interactive performances of The Orchestra Moves, part of the symphony’s annual Link Up program, presented in partnership with Carnegie Hall.
OMAHA, Neb., February 23, 2016- Let the music, tales, and dancing of Ireland sweep you away on a spirited trip through the Emerald Isle as the Omaha Symphony debuts Celtic Journey, Saturday March 5, 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, March 6, 2 p.m., at the Holland Performing Arts Center.
Few countries elicit such cultural fondness — indeed fetishism — as does France with its wonderfully varied, yet quintessentially Gallic, food, art, fashion, and of course, music. Friday’s performance of French Masterpieces by the Omaha Symphony underscored the gorgeous richness of French culture in selections that, while highly divergent, served as cohesive examples of the nation’s music at a time when composers were distinguishing themselves from their Teutonic counterparts.
OMAHA, Neb., February 17, 2016- The Omaha Symphony will perform hidden gems of symphonic literature, crowned by Schubert’s luminous and lively Symphony No. 5 in D-flat Major, in Schubert’s 5th Symphony, Sunday, February 28, 2 p.m., at Joslyn Art Museum.
OMAHA, Neb., February 11, 2016- Dive to the depths of the ocean, soar the wide-open skies, and run across the plains in the Omaha Symphony’s latest Family series concert, Call of the Wild, Sunday, February 21, 2 p.m., at the Holland Performing Arts Center.
OMAHA, Neb., February 9, 2016- Vive la France! The Omaha Symphony will present a program of French Masterpieces, including Ravel’s vibrant Piano Concerto, Friday, February 19, and Saturday, Feb. 20, 7:30 p.m., at the Holland Performing Arts Center.
Omaha Symphony patrons can relive the decade of polyester and 8-tracks this weekend.
The orchestra will present “ ’70s Top 40,” a concert of hits by 1970s superstars, on Saturday at the Holland Center, 1200 Douglas St.
OMAHA, Neb., February 1, 2016- Their collaboration has brought to life such iconic rogues as Indiana Jones, the menacing shark in Jaws, and a lovable extraterrestrial who just wants to “phone home,” and the Omaha Symphony will laud that partnership in A Celebration of Spielberg & Williams, Saturday, February 13, 7:30 p.m., at the Holland Performing Arts Center.
The concept behind the latest Omaha Symphony pops program — samples of musicals “Now Playing on Broadway” — has much going for it: the hometown orchestra, Principal Pops Conductor Ernest Richardson and the two latest young Broadway stars to grace the Holland Performing Arts Center stage.
OMAHA, Neb., January 28, 2016- The Omaha Symphony will rock the era of 8-track tapes, polyester, and chart-topping singer-songwriters in ‘70s Top 40, part of the Symphony Rocks series, Saturday, February 6, 7:30 p.m., at the Holland Performing Arts Center.
The mysterious contrasts of Russia and its music — sometimes bright, often brooding, usually brash, always big — made for a truly compelling fourth annual Omaha Symphony winter festival.
Strong crowds greeted Music Director Thomas Wilkins, his finely honed ensemble and their intriguing guest soloists on both Friday and Saturday nights, reiterating Omahans’ enthusiasm for the showcase weekend of the annual MasterWorks series.
OMAHA, Neb., January 21, 2016- Broadway’s biggest hits are coming to the Holland Performing Arts Center stage for the Omaha Symphony’s program Now Playing on Broadway, Saturday, January 30, 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, January 31, 2 p.m.