In some religious traditions, November is set aside to remember those who have gone before. Roman Catholics, for instance, observe All Saints Day on Nov. 1, celebrating Masses that honor people who have died over the previous year.
ConAgra Foods is returning as the Omaha Symphony’s Holiday Season Sponsor for the eighth season, and we are partnering with them on their Shine the Light on Hunger campaign. We are proud to help them raise awareness about the fight to end childhood hunger and are thankful for their support. We appreciate the opportunity to unite Omaha’s arts community in stocking the Food Bank for the Heartland.
Celebrate Creativity, a long-standing education program presented in partnership with the Joslyn Art Museum, took place last week from October 27-30. Over the course of the four days, nearly 1,500 middle and high school students participated in the program, featuring hands-on creative workshops, Joslyn gallery tours, and an interactive Omaha Symphony concert.
OMAHA, Neb., October 28, 2015- Funeral odes, lyrical laments, requiems, elegies, and threnodies: all are musical avenue to soothe grief, and the Omaha Symphony will present one such majestic work for mourning by performing Dvořák’s Stabat Mater, Friday, November 6, and Saturday, November 7, 7:30 p.m., at the Holland Performing Arts Center.
With a show title like “Keyboard Kings,” one might have expected the Omaha Symphony’s Saturday night tribute to four 1970s keyboard-vocalists to feature piano playing that, in Billy Joel’s words, “sounds like a carnival.”
OMAHA, Neb., October 13, 2015- The music of the “kings” (and queens!) of rock ‘n’roll piano will open the Omaha Symphony Rocks series with Keyboard Kings, Saturday, October 24, 7:30 p.m., at the Holland Performing Arts Center.
OMAHA, Neb., October 13, 2015- Musicians from the Omaha Symphony will pair up with University of Nebraska at Omaha orchestra students for the first time in the symphony’s 95-year history on Saturday, October 17, as part of the symphony’s Music Mentors education outreach program.
The Holland Performing Arts Center has played host to many memorable performances. The World-Herald asked three writers who have reviewed concerts there during the past decade to reminisce about their favorites.
A hint of spookiness and the spirit of good fun make the Omaha Symphony’s annual Symphony Spooktacular concert a bewitching Halloween celebration for the whole family, Sunday, October 25, 2 p.m. at the Holland Performing Arts Center.
OMAHA, Neb., Oct. 6, 2015- A hint of spookiness and the spirit of good fun make the Omaha Symphony’s annual Symphony Spooktacular concert a bewitching Halloween celebration for the whole family, Sunday, October 25, 2 p.m. at the Holland Performing Arts Center.
Castanets, a concerto, and a chamber orchestra walk into a museum.
The Omaha Symphony’s first Joslyn concert of the season transports the audience to the Iberian Peninsula with selections from Robert Gerhard and a man known as the Spanish Mozart, Juan Crisóstomo de Arriaga. Also on the program is the “Violin Concerto No. 2” by Sergei Prokofiev, featuring Concertmaster Susanna Perry Gilmore as soloist. Gilmore says the concerto should be well suited to the smaller ensemble and intimate atmosphere at the museum.
OMAHA, Neb., September 22, 2015- Three-time Las Vegas Entertainer of the Year Clint Holmes joins the Omaha Symphony for a tribute to the music of Ol’ Blue Eyes in The Best of Sinatra with Clint Holmes, Saturday, October 3, 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, October 4, 2 p.m., at the Holland Performing Arts Center.
It’s time for the metro’s largest orchestra to start a new season, one that’s sure to please from start to “unfinished.”
The Omaha Symphony’s new season is packed with audience favorites while delving into unexplored territory with new composers and rediscovered gems.
OMAHA, Neb., September 15, 2015- The Omaha Symphony’s talented concertmaster, Susanna Perry Gilmore, will be the featured soloist in the opening Symphony Joslyn concert of the 2015/2016 season, Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto, Sunday, September 27, 2 p.m., in the Witherspoon Concert Hall at Joslyn Art Museum.