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PRESS RELEASE: Omaha Symphony announces magical 2017/2018 season

OMAHA, Neb., March 22, 2017- The Omaha Symphony announced its 2017/2018 season today, which includes the kick off of the Harry Potter Film Concert Series with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, well-known symphonic works, a two-season-long celebration of Leonard Bernstein’s centennial, and the return of the “Only in Omaha” program that started it all, Celtic Journey™.

KVNO: Symphony invites Roman back for Dvořák Concerto

“It all has this just incredibly emotional, tied together feeling, and for me it’s one of the most powerful works. I love the twisted story behind it, but in the end it’s incredibly human and beautiful. Joining the Omaha Symphony for the third time in one month, renowned cellist, Joshua Roman will be performing music of Dvorak in this weekend’s masterworks concert, “Pines of Rome”.
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OWH: Injury, blizzard prompt tweaks to symphony's lineup

Fate stepped in to change the course of this weekend’s Omaha Symphony programs. Pianist Stewart Goodyear had been scheduled to appear with the orchestra at its Masterworks concerts on Friday and Saturday night, but he canceled due to an injury.
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PRESS RELEASE: Thomas Wilkins extends tenure as Music Director through Centennial Season

OMAHA, Neb., Mar. 16, 2017- Omaha Symphony Music Director Thomas Wilkins will become the symphony’s longest-serving music director with the extension of his contract through the symphony’s 2020-2021 centennial season. Omaha Symphony Association Chairman D. David Slosburg announced today that Wilkins has signed a new three-year agreement to remain as music director through the 2020-2021 season, whereupon he will become Music Director Emeritus.
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KVNO: "Dreamsongs and Haydn" with Joshua Roman

Cellist Joshua Roman returns to Omaha Symphony with a performance titled, Dreamsongs and Haydn this Sunday at the Joslyn Art Museum. “Dreamsongs” is a piece written for Roman by Pulitzer Prize winning composer, Aaron Jay Kernis. He and Kernis met back in 2007.
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PRESS RELEASE: Choose your own story in the Omaha Symphony’s Once Upon a Time

OMAHA, Neb., March 9, 2017- Once upon a time, children used their imaginations to help the Omaha Symphony write and score an original story for the orchestra—wait, that’s not just in a fairy tale, but happening in real life! The Omaha Symphony will close the 2016/2017 Family series with Once Upon a Time, Sunday, March 19, 2 p.m., at the Holland Performing Arts Center.
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OWH REVIEW: Pink Martini brings jazz with global flavor to Holland Center

Pink Martini brought an international marketplace of music to the Holland Center on Saturday night. The innovative jazz group is known for a wide repertoire of songs from Europe, the Middle East and Latin America, among many other global locales. But playing with the Omaha Symphony in a Pops series concert, it also served up some locally sourced fun.
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PRESS RELEASE: Pink Martini returns to the Omaha Symphony

OMAHA, Neb., Feb. 20, 2017- Back by popular demand, the sizzling 12-piece ensemble known as Pink Martini will bring their exciting musical extravaganza of cabaret, samba, pop, and jazz to the Omaha Symphony on Saturday, Feb. 25, 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 26, 2 p.m., at the Holland Performing Arts Center.
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OWH REVIEW: Omaha Symphony performs triumphant, evocative tribute to Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich

A profound program held a thrilled audience captive at the Holland Center on Friday evening. Music Director Thomas Wilkins conducted the Omaha Symphony for an especially evocative performance of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Dmitri Shostakovich. Joshua Roman, Oklahoma native and senior Technology, Entertainment and Design (TED) fellow, was the guest cellist in the concert’s opening segment.
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