One of our most fun visits "In The Studio" every year...the cast from the Physicians Mutual Omaha Symphony Christmas Celebration. Ernest Richardson, Kevin Voortman, Siri Howard-Quinlan, Tiffany Haas, and Graham Rowat came in to chat about life and this year's new show.
Omaha's holiday tradition is back and better than ever before! The Physicians Mutual Omaha Symphony Christmas Celebration brings Broadway singers, dancers, and memorable holiday songs. Performances continue at the Holland Performing Arts Center stage through this weekend! We'll learn more about the show and enjoy a live performance!
It was billed as a master class on music.
Members of the Boys Town Voices sang side-by-side Tuesday with seven Broadway performers in the Music Hall on campus. The professional singers, in town for the Omaha Symphony Christmas Celebration, joined the 41-member choir on “O Holy Night,” offering an audio-visual tutorial on expression and breath control and sharing a few thoughts about the song.
After that, in a revealing question-and-answer session, it morphed into a master class on life.
Only a Scrooge could resist young violinists — some barely beyond their toddler years — playing a Christmas tune with precision and panache.
Or a Rockettes-style kick line featuring a lot of Santas.
Or a fluffy pup named Rudolph, the Claus family’s best friend.
And Saturday night, when the Omaha Symphony Christmas Celebration featured all these things, there wasn’t a Scrooge in the house.
OMAHA, Neb., Nov. 29, 2016- The Physicians Mutual Omaha Symphony Christmas Celebration, the season’s most spectacular Yuletide concert, is back! Omaha’s beloved holiday tradition opens Saturday, Dec. 10, with 10 performances through Dec. 18, at the Holland Performing Arts Center.
OMAHA, Neb., Nov. 15, 2016- The film that gave the world one of its greatest movie heroes is back and better than ever! Celebrate Indiana Jones’s 35th anniversary as you relive Indy’s first big-screen adventure, Raiders of the Lost Ark, with John Williams’ exhilarating score performed live by the Omaha Symphony on Saturday, Nov. 26, 7:30 p.m., at the Holland Performing Arts Center.
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Around 500 students joined the professional singers, musicians, and conductor of the Omaha Symphony in performing on Sunday afternoon. Students from OPS, Lincoln, Papillion LaVista, and surrounding communities have been practicing for months to sing the choral masterpiece "Requiem" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
OMAHA, Neb., Nov. 11, 2016- Fairy tale themes and exotic characterization color the title piece of the Omaha Symphony’s latest Symphony Joslyn concert, Ravel’s Mother Goose, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2 p.m., at Joslyn Art Museum.
OMAHA, Neb., Nov. 3, 2016- Let’s Build a Snowman! With help from Harmony the Snowman, the Omaha Symphony is kicking off a holiday season fundraising campaign for music education programs that introduce students to the orchestra and teaches them basic music skills.
OMAHA, Neb., November 1, 2016- Haunted by the thought of death, particularly his own, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart feverishly worked on what would be among the last works of his prolific career: his beautiful Requiem, performed by the Omaha Symphony, professional soloists, and a 500-voice chorus of select high school students on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2 p.m., at the Holland Performing Arts Center.
A small army of witches and wizards descended upon the Holland Center Sunday afternoon for the mirth, magic and music of Symphony Spooktacular, a Harry Potter-themed Halloween concert from the Omaha Symphony.
The Omaha Symphony served up a musical feast Friday night. The main course, which occupied the second half of the program, was Hector Berlioz’s “Symphonie Fantastique,” a meal in itself. Epic, radical and inspired at the time of its composition, it is no less thrilling today, and the Omaha Symphony gave a remarkable reading of this almost hourlong piece.
KVNO's Melissa Dundis interviews Maestro Steven White on conducting the Omaha Symphony in Symphonie Fantastique: “I think that the great thing about great music, the great thing about great art, is that you can analyze it to death and it holds great interest to analyze and wonderful to think about. But if the music itself, is not the compelling thing, then what’s it all about?”
OMAHA, Neb., Oct. 20, 2016- The Omaha Symphony and Joslyn Art Museum will host over 1,400 students from across Nebraska and Iowa for an ingenious mix of learning, symphonic music, and fun-filled discovery that will ignite each student’s creative spark in Celebrate Creativity, October 25-28 at Joslyn.
OMAHA, Neb., Oct. 18, 2016- Wizards, witches, and muggles of all sorts will celebrate All Hallows Eve with the Omaha Symphony in a Harry Potter-themed concert, Symphony Spooktacular: Halloween at Hogwarts, Sunday, October 23, 2 p.m., at the Holland Performing Arts Center.
Due to the popularity of this concert, Symphony Spooktacular: Halloween at Hogwarts is sold out.
OMAHA, Neb., Oct. 11, 2016- It’s a program of macabre masterworks and Romantic radicalism as the Omaha Symphony performs Symphonie Fantastique, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 21 and 22, 7:30 p.m., at the Holland Performing Arts Center.
It was the classiest circus performance I’ve ever seen.
Cirque Musica, a group that mixes acrobatics, magic and other acts with classical repertoire, brought its “Crescendo” program to the Holland Center on Saturday night to perform with the Omaha Symphony. The result was an evening of stirring orchestral favorites paired with the gutsy moves of 10 talented, athletic performers.
The Omaha Symphony will make a figurative deal with the devil in three pieces that concern heaven and hell in Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale, Sunday, October 16, 2 p.m., at Joslyn Art Museum’s Witherspoon Theater.