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KVNO: A "Concerto for Violin and Jazz Trio" opens the 2017/18 MasterWorks Series

MORETTI: “I’m Steve Moretti. I am a drummer, percussionist and producer. Gosh, I’ve been doing this Symphonic Pops world now with Mr. Catingub for almost 20 years. Prior to the symphony stuff with Matt we were in Rosemary Clooney’s band for the last four or five years of her life and played with a variety of artist and aside from doing that I do some producing in a variety of styles of music. Recently, Matt and I started our own orchestra in Macon, Georgia, the Macon Pops.”
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PRESS RELEASE: It will be Oh, What a Night with the Doo Wop Project and the Omaha Symphony

OMAHA, Neb., Sept. 19, 2017- What do you get when you mix stars of Jersey Boys and Motown: The Musical with tight harmonies and slick dance moves, and add in the Omaha Symphony? You’ll get Oh, What a Night with the Doo Wop Project, the opening Symphony Pops concert of the 2017/2018 season, Saturday, Sept. 30, 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, October 1, 2 p.m., at the Holland Performing Arts Center.
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PRESS RELEASE: Omaha Symphony announces one-day presale for Harry Potter and theSorcerer’s Stone™ In Concert

OMAHA, Neb., July 26, 2017- Join the Omaha Symphony for a one-day ticket presale to Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone™ in Concert on Monday, July 31, in preparation for the concerts on November 25 & 26. The tickets will be available at the Holland Performing Arts Center Box Office, 1200 Douglas Streets, or online at Presale tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. and will be available until 11:59 p.m., July 31 only.
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PRESS RELEASE: Omaha Symphony Assistant Conductor Enrico Lopez-Yañez named Assistant Conductor of the Nashville Symphony

OMAHA, Neb., July 24, 2017- Omaha Symphony Assistant Conductor Enrico Lopez-Yañez will step down from his position with the Omaha Symphony on September 1, 2017, to take a one-year posting with the Nashville Symphony as assistant conductor. During his Nashville tenure, he will return to Omaha in the 2017-18 season to conduct three subscription concerts with the Omaha Symphony as well as several community engagement programs. The Omaha Symphony will hold auditions for his successor in early autumn and will name a new assistant conductor soon after.

PRESS RELEASE: Omaha Symphony breaks attendance, ticket sales record in 2016-17 season

OMAHA, Neb., June 13, 2017- The Omaha Symphony has broken records for paid attendance and ticket sales in the 2016-17 season, achieving new highs since the orchestra moved to the Holland Performing Arts Center in 2005. In the 2016-17 season, which spanned 38 weeks from September 2016 through June 2017 and encompassed 54 concerts, paid attendance for Omaha Symphony performances at the Holland Performing Arts Center and Joslyn Art Museum was 64,938 - a new record. This is a 2.1 percent increase since last season, and a 34 percent increase since the 2011-12 season. Including attendance at education programs, community engagement events, and free concerts, more than 120,000 people attended the Omaha Symphony in 2016-17.

OWH REVIEW: Dynamic, accessible composition gives Omaha Symphony a chance to shine

t was a summery 89 degrees in downtown Omaha on Friday night, but inside the Holland Center at the Omaha Symphony’s presentation of Gustav Mahler’s 9th Symphony, it was 98.6 and spectacularly human. It was the Omaha Symphony MasterWorks Series season finale, and the first time the ensemble has tackled the work in more than 20 years. Thomas Wilkins, music director of the symphony, conducted. Wilkins, though a lover of Mahler, was conducting the 9th Symphony for the first time.

KVNO: Thomas Wilkins and the symphony conclude with Mahler's Ninth

“I was probably in college by the time I got to Mahler, and it was his first symphony. The conductor was George Solti, but it wasn’t Chicago, it was the London Symphony, and I think I wore the grooves out of the LP. I knew right away that this was music that knew me and I knew that it was a world that I certainly wanted to be a part of.”-Thomas Wilkins
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PRESS RELEASE: Relive 1969’s Greatest Hits with the Omaha Symphony

OMAHA, Neb., April 18, 2017- The Omaha Symphony will close out the Symphony Rocks series with 1969’s Greatest Hits, featuring music by the Byrds, the Doors, Cream, Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan, the Moody Blues, and more, Saturday, April 29, 7:30 p.m., at the Holland Performing Arts Center. Tickets are extremely limited for this concert.
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PRESS RELEASE: Smokey Robinson headlines Omaha Symphony Gala

OMAHA, Neb., April 11, 2017- Motown legend Smokey Robinson will headline the Omaha Symphony’s annual Gala concert on Saturday, April 22, 8 p.m., at the Holland Performing Arts Center. Led by Music Director Thomas Wilkins, Robinson will sing songs from his four decades of hits like “I Second That Emotion,” “The Tears of a Clown,” “The Tracks of My Tears,” and “Cruisin’.” The orchestra will open with Bernstein’s West Side Story: Overture.
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OWH REVIEW: Omaha Symphony showcases the work of three musical prodigies

Nothing transforms whatever is “old” into something new and exciting again like spring cleaning — and that is the satisfaction the Omaha Symphony delivered on Friday night at the Holland Center. The theme was a night of prodigies. The three works featured were not only written by young geniuses of their eras, but were also examples of stylistic or personal milestones in their careers.
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KVNO: A MasterWorks concert of "Prodigies" featuring Ken-David Masur with the Omaha Symphony

“I think that a piece of music, in our minds, one that we know very well, is like a house that we live in. So, the more pieces of music you have, the more homes you feel you are inhabiting. It’s in your memory…. You know the rooms, the turn here, there’s an architecture. The comfort of a piece of music which is from beginning to end, bottom to top, there is this perfect structure. Music helps us feel like there is nothing missing there.”
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