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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.
OMAHA, Neb., Sept. 27, 2016- Mind-boggling circus feats join with heart-pounding orchestral music as the Omaha Symphony takes audiences on a journey of spellbinding grace and daredevil athleticism in Cirque Musica Crescendo, Saturday, Oct. 8, 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 9, 2 p.m., at the Holland Performing Arts Center.
OMAHA, Neb., September 22, 2016- Music from the best-selling American band of all time will open the Omaha Symphony’s Symphony Rocks series with The Best of the Eagles, Saturday, October 1, 7:30 p.m., at the Holland Performing Arts Center.
Led by guest conductor Jeff Reed and featuring the Retro Concerts Band, the program will include the music that put the Eagles on the map: “Hotel California,” “Best of My Love,” “Heartache Tonight,” “One of These Nights,” “Desperado,” and “Take It Easy.”
OMAHA, Neb., Sept. 13, 2016- The Omaha Symphony will open the 2016/2017 MasterWorks series with the stirring and spontaneous spirit of Beethoven’s beloved Seventh Symphony in Beethoven’s Seventh, Friday, Sept. 23 and Saturday, Sept. 24, 7:30 p.m., at the Holland Performing Arts Center.
OMAHA, Neb., Sept. 8, 2016- The Omaha Symphony will open the 2016/17 season with Beethoven’s sunniest symphony paired with a concerto featuring two harps in Beethoven’s Fourth, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2 p.m., in Joslyn Art Museum’s Witherspoon Concert Hall.