Schools across the metro-area are now out for the summer, and that means the Omaha Symphony’s education season is officially coming to a close! It’s been a busy season including two all-new concert experiences in our trademark programs (Mission Imagination and Margre Durham Concerts for Youth), tour visits to Wakefield and Grand Island, Nebraska, our New Music Symposium: Fresh Ink with John Corigliano at KANEKO, and occurring this week, Educator as Maestro, our professional development program for area teachers.
Reviewers aren’t supposed to be star-struck. That makes it particularly difficult for this reviewer to write about Bernadette Peters’ Saturday night performance with the Omaha Symphony without dwelling on my age — or hers.
OMAHA, Neb., May 27, 2015- The Omaha Symphony will end its 2014/2015 season with a program featuring two of classical music’s brightest stars in Beethoven and Brahms, Friday, June 5, and Saurday, June 6, 7:30 p.m., at the Holland Performing Arts Center.
OMAHA, Neb., May 20, 2015- Broadway’s brightest star, Bernadette Peters, joins the Omaha Symphony for two glamorous performances Saturday, May 30, 7:30 p.m., Sunday, May 31, 2 p.m., at the Holland Performing Arts Center, concluding the 2014/2015 Pops Series.
Four emerging composers will premiere new works in Omaha this Saturday following a weeklong master class with a Pulitzer-, Oscar- and Grammy-winning composer — and you can witness some of the creative process as it unfolds.
OMAHA, Neb., May 12, 2015- Here’s looking at you, kid! The Omaha Symphony will present the Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman classic film Casablanca Saturday, May 23, 7:30 p.m., at the Holland Performing Arts Center.
OMAHA, Neb., May 7, 2015- Experience the creation of music as four emerging composers develop new works over the course of three days with the Omaha Symphony and Pulitzer- and Oscar-winning composer John Corigliano, capping the experience with a concert Saturday, May 16, 7:30 p.m., in the BowTruss space at KANEKO, in Fresh Ink with John Corigliano.
The Old Market is certainly known as Omaha’s happening place. No surprise, then, that it’s a site for something new, entirely fresh: a concert on May 16 at Kaneko of music of today, works in progress, written by people still emerging into the light. They are composers in their mid-30s, whose studies continue even while their careers already show promise. They are the focus of Fresh Ink, a seven-year project fostered by the Omaha Symphony Orchestra dedicated to making sure such creations flourish and prosper.
OMAHA, Neb., April 29, 2015- The beauty of nature blooms into gorgeous aural sound as the Omaha Symphony’s concertmaster leads the orchestra in Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, Sunday, May 10, 2 p.m., at Joslyn Art Museum in the final Symphony Joslyn concert of the season.
Spring is in the air and with it a spirit of change. While change might not have first appeared as the overarching theme in Friday night’s performance by the Omaha Symphony, it nonetheless was a consistent thread through the evening, with music by composers who were transformative through the innovative music they created.
The Omaha Symphony will “Rock You” with a lushly orchestrated tribute to one of the best stadium rock bands of all time in Windborne’s The Music of Queen, Saturday, May 2, 7:30 p.m. at the Holland Performing Arts Center.
Martin Short's long career included stints on SCTV and Saturday Night Live, as well as appearing in many movies; such as, "Father of the Bride" and "Three Amigos". He will be appearing with the Omaha Symphony this Saturday night (4/18) at the Holland Center for the Symphony Gala.
OMAHA, Neb., April 15, 2105- The Omaha Symphony, in partnership with Temple Israel, will explore themes of creation in a special, free concert, Our Biblical Heritage: Music of Haydn, Prokofiev, Milhaud and More, Wednesday, April 29, 7 p.m., at Temple Israel.