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.
OMAHA, Neb., September 2, 2015- The Omaha Symphony will kick off the 2015/2016 season with a program that features Brahms’s most lyrical symphony, as well as the acclaimed Hawthorne String Quartet performing works by Edward Elgar and Clint Needham, Friday, Sept. 18, and Saturday, Sept. 19, 7:30 p.m., at the Holland Performing Arts Center.
The Omaha Symphony Conducting Fellowship is a new initiative developed for emerging conductors. A two-year appointment, the fellowship is designed to provide training and conducting opportunities for talented conductors with the Omaha Symphony. Enrico Lopez-Yañez was recently appointed the Conducting Fellow of the Omaha Symphony after completing his M.M. in Orchestral Conducting at the University of Maryland with Professor James Ross.
With teachers preparing to head back to school, it is officially time to kick-off our 2015/16 season of education programs at the Omaha Symphony! Registration opens for all of our programs – Mission Imagination, Margre Durham Concerts for Youth, Link Up, Celebrate Creativity, and more – on August 5th, and requests are not anticipated to be in short supply.
Close to 69,000 people attended symphony programs during the 2014-15 season, including the largest number of paying attendees (59,450) since the orchestra starting playing at the Holland Performing Arts Center a decade ago. Average attendance per concert was 1,369 — another record.
With guest pianist Stephen Hough reinforcing his musicians’ practiced virtuosity, Music Director Thomas Wilkins gratefully received the audience’s ovations Friday night for a program featuring Ludwig van Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto and the Second Symphony of Johannes Brahms.
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.