Press Release: Shiver me timbers with the Omaha Symphony’s Pirates Ahoy!

Family concert includes music from Pirates of the Caribbean, Pirates of Penzance, and more

OMAHA, Neb., March 22, 2019- Ahoy, matey! All hands will be needed on deck as the Omaha Symphony sails the Seven Seas in search of Blackbeard’s treasure, in the final Family series concert of the season, Pirates Ahoy!, Sunday, March 31, 2 p.m., at the Holland Performing Arts Center.

Led by guest conductor Enrico Lopez-Yañez, the program allows audience interaction as the orchestra searches for Blackbeard’s treasure, but they need to be on the lookout for the notorious Captain Guerrero and his salty crew of scalawags who stop at nothing to get the treasure first! The one-hour concert will include music from the films Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearland Hook, as well as classical sea-faring selections like Strauss’ On the Beautiful Blue Danube, Mendelssohn’s The Hebrides, Wagner’s Overture to The Flying Dutchman, and Gilbert and Sullivan’s famous “I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major General” from The Pirates of Penzance. Local actors Regina Palmer and Raydell Cordell III will also be featured.

Lobbies will open at 1:15 p.m. for preconcert lobby activities, including an instrument petting zoo and a craft project.

Enrico Lopez-Yañez was recently named the Principal Pops Conductor of the Nashville Symphony. He previously held the title of assistant conductor, a position he held with the Omaha Symphony after being appointed conducting fellow of the Omaha Symphony in 2015. In Nashville, he leads over 50 performances annually on the symphony’s Pops and Family Series, Young People’s Concerts, and Community Concerts.

Tickets to Pirates Ahoy!are $15, and can be purchased by visiting or calling Ticket Omaha at 402.345.0606.

The Omaha Symphony is a non-profit organization that presents more than 100 live orchestral performances from September through June. In addition to MasterWorks, Symphony Pops, Symphony Rocks, Movies, Symphony Joslyn, and Family series concerts, the Omaha Symphony’s nationally recognized education and community engagement programs touch the lives of more than 40,000 people each year. For tickets or information regarding the Omaha Symphony, call 402-345-0606 or visit


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