OWH Review: Review: Two debuting artists are 'a joy to watch' at symphony's performance of Tchaikovsky

Mark Twain once remarked that, “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness.”

At the Holland Center on Friday night, an Omaha audience didn’t get to see the world, but the Omaha Symphony did a remarkable job of bringing all the pieces of an exciting journey back home.

Two artists debuting in Omaha, conductor Ruth Reinhardt and violinist Alexi Kenney, joined the symphony in presenting some of the 19th century’s finest romantic orchestral music. Pieces hailing from what are now the Czech Republic and Russia made the stage seem like a giant part of a small world.