OMAHA, Neb., April 27, 2016- Get ready to explore the musical landscapes of the Omaha Symphony at Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium! The symphony will present two special performances of its Mission Imagination education program, The Musical Adventures of Melvin the Explorer, Tuesday, May 3, with performances at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m., in the Suzanne and Walter Scott Aquarium. Over 600 students from 17 area schools will attend the event.
OMAHA, Neb., April 26, 2016- The Omaha Symphony will celebrate one of the greatest singers of our time in The Music of Whitney Houston, Saturday, May 7, 7:30 p.m., at the Holland Performing Arts Center.
In the space of two hours, through two works separated by nearly two centuries, the Omaha Symphony illustrated how the historic harmonic grandeur of orchestral composition is being rediscovered again.
In the process, Friday night’s Holland Performing Arts Center audience also discovered two rising stars of the concert hall.
OMAHA, Neb., April 21, 2016- Join the Omaha Symphony for down-home fun and the unmistakable four-part harmony sound of the Oak Ridge Boys Saturday, April 30, 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, May 1, 2 p.m., at the Holland Performing Arts Center.
OMAHA, Neb., April 13, 2016- Grammy Award-winner Augustin Hadelich will perform Beethoven’s tour-de-force for violin on a program paired with John Adams’s explosive and evocative masterpiece on the Omaha Symphony MasterWorks program Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, Friday, April 22, and Saturday, April 23, 7:30 p.m., Holland Performing Arts Center.
Matt Catingub’s annual spell of Omaha musical magic had a Latin sparkle — and he conjured it for Omaha’s orchestra first.
In his previous guest-conductor visits, Catingub energized the Omaha Symphony and excited audiences by drawing from a deep catalogue of rock and pop arrangements. Saturday night, however, marked the premiere of Catingub’s new “Latin Pop Revolution” show tracing south-of-the-border influences on big-band jazz, 1960s and ’70s rock and the dance tunes of more recent decades.
OMAHA, Neb., April 7, 2016- The Omaha Symphony explores the deep spirituality of inspired works by Stravinsky, Haydn, and others in the Symphony Joslyn program Sacred Conversation, Sunday, April 17, 2 p.m., at Joslyn Art Museum.
It’s hard to go wrong with a show featuring 20 selections from stellar songwriters George Gershwin, Cole Porter and Jerome Kern.
Throw in four Broadway singers with opera-quality voices, an orchestra that was in fine form and innovative staging that told a story with each song, and success is almost guaranteed.
OMAHA, Neb., March 29, 2016- The Omaha Symphony will be “Livin’ La Vida Loca” with the hot sounds of Gloria Estefan, Ricky Martin, Santana, and more in the world premiere of Latin Pop Revolution, Saturday, April 9, 7:30 p.m. at the Holland Performing Arts Center.
OMAHA, Neb., March 23, 2016- Get swept away in the timeless music of Gershwin, Porter and Kern when the Omaha Symphony performs The Way You Look Tonight, Saturday, April 2, 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, April 3, 2 p.m., at the Holland Performing Arts Center.
No matter what type of music they come to hear, concertgoers expect to leave with some sense of completion.
That isn’t at all the theme of this weekend’s Omaha Symphony MasterWorks program, which presents the great “unfinished” 19th-century symphonies of Franz Schubert (1822) and Anton Bruckner (1896).
Never finished, always wonderful.
Two of the Romantic era’s most beloved composers’ unfinished final works will take center stage in the Omaha Symphony’s Schubert and Bruckner Unfinished Symphonies. The performances will be Friday, March 18th and Saturday, March 19th at 7:30 p.m. inside the Holland Performing Arts Center.
A two-evening Shakespeare Festival, the return of Pink Martini and the launch of “Only in Omaha” — concerts you won’t hear anywhere but here — are highlights of the 2016-2017 season for the Omaha Symphony.
OMAHA, Neb., March 16, 2016- The Omaha Symphony announced its 2016/2017 season today, which includes well-known symphonic works, big movies, and the introduction of the symphony’s “Only in Omaha” brand for programs created exclusively by the Omaha Symphony.
OMAHA, Neb., March 9, 2016- The expressive melody and magnificent drama of two of the Romantic era’s best loved composers’ unfinished final works will take center stage in the Omaha Symphony’s Schubert and Bruckner Unfinished Symphonies, Friday, March 18, and Saturday, March 19, 7:30 p.m., Holland Performing Arts Center.
It’s a happy sign of modern times, not to mention this musical weekend in Omaha, that a highly accomplished concertmaster such as Susanna Perry Gilmore proudly calls herself a fiddler as well as a violinist.
“Celtic Journey,” debuted by the Omaha Symphony to frequent ovations Saturday night, will take its place as one of the most ebullient programs in the orchestra’s Holland Performing Arts Center decade.
The Omaha Symphony looks to take audience members on a trip to the Emerald Isle.
This weekend, the Omaha Symphony debuts their new show Celtic Journey, a new program featuring concertmaster Susanna Perry Gilmore on fiddle, Irish storyteller Tomáseen Foley, members of the Celtic Journey Band and Dancers, as well as local students from Dowds Irish Dance Academy. Gilmore talked about how excited she was for audience members to see a truly unique Irish collaboration.