OMAHA, Neb., Feb. 13, 2018- Great Scott! Join the Omaha Symphony in an adventure more than 30 years in the making with Back to the Future in Concert, Saturday, February 24, 7:30 p.m., at the Holland Performing Arts Center.
Never during my own study of opera was I given the advice, “Bigger belt buckles and more denim, please.” But on Saturday night at the Holland Center, under the baton of music director Thomas Wilkins, the Omaha Symphony and the Texas Tenors presented operatic skill, buckles and blue jeans to prove there is a lid for every pot.
That was cool. Crazy. Insane. So much fun.
That was the buzz as people walked out of the collaborative concert between Wyclef Jean and the Omaha Symphony.
“Is the symphony always like that?” one fan wondered aloud as he walked out.
Wyclef: “This is a space I look forward to owning with all of the musicians that are coming up and that feels like, “Yo, where’s our space?”. Well, you found your space, now you’re part of the hip hop symphonic. This is the most important tone as we move towards legacy and I’m happy that I was one of those chosen to lead this chart and I plan to take the bull by the horn and run with it.”