The shark from Jaws could be any ‘ol Great White without his menacing two-note introduction. Damien from The Omen would be just a weird looking child without Jerry Goldsmith’s Satanic Latin chanting. And Harry Potter’s owl, Hedwig, is just a bird floating over the night sky without John Williams’ mysterious score giving it flight.
OMAHA, Neb., Sept. 24, 2014- The Omaha Symphony will celebrate the land of beautiful sunsets, broad horizons, friendly neighbors, and sweet romance in Broadway’s Best of the Midwest, Saturday, October 4, 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, October 5, 2 p.m., at the Holland Performing Arts Center.
OMAHA, Neb., Sept. 18, 2014- The Omaha Symphony will embrace the sweeping melodies, rich harmonies,
emotional intensity, and sheer sonic opulence of the Romantic period in the 2014/2015 season MasterWorks
Series opener, Tchaikovsky’s 4th Symphony, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 26 & 27, 7:30 p.m., at the Holland
Performing Arts Center.
Bill Sprague was 14 years old when his youth orchestra conductor put him in line to audition for an open spot with the Omaha Symphony. Fifty-five seasons later, Sprague and violinist Norma Nummela will take their final bows this weekend in a concert featuring pianist André Watts.
For 65 minutes Saturday night, Neil Sedaka guided the Omaha Symphony and a packed Holland Performing Arts Center through a fun and tender tour of his best songs about young love, lifelong love and lives well-lived.
A few years ago, The New Yorker's classical music critic Alex Ross called German composer Felix Mendelssohn “the most amazing child prodigy in musical history,” and then detailed why Mendelssohn, and not the most famous child prodigy in musical history, Mozart, deserved the title.