RELEASE: Omaha Symphony Brings Immersive Disney Experience to the Stage
Maestro Ernest Richardson leads performance pairing film with live orchestral music all ages will enjoy
Concert features music and film from Disney franchises “Frozen,” “The Little Mermaid” and more
OMAHA, Neb., Feb. 11, 2021 — Join the Omaha Symphony for an innovative and immersive concert experience that will take audiences of all ages on an exciting journey through their favorite Disney films, from early classics like “Mary Poppins” to modern favorites like “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “Frozen.” With lots of fun for the whole family, the performance features concert suites from these Disney favorites and more paired with film montage and photos, making this a rare and engaging concert experience that will transport you to your favorite Disney destination, from Agrabah to Arendelle. Performances of Disney in Concert: Around the World will take place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, February 20 and 2 p.m. Sunday, February 21 at the Holland Performing Arts Center Peter Kiewit Concert Hall.
The importance of the relationship between music and film cannot be overstated — music adds intensity to the action, moments of suspense, emotional relief, sadness, joy and more. When the music is performed live, however, audiences are given the opportunity to interact with the music as well as film on a new level.
In the program Disney in Concert: Around the World, audiences will have the opportunity to hear familiar music arranged for the concert hall while watching on-screen adaptations from their favorite Disney films. For many who have been unable to travel due to current restrictions, this performance offers a delightful escape into the bright and beautiful Disney universe.
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20
2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21
Holland Performing Arts Center Peter Kiewit Concert Hall
This Program Features Music From:
The Little Mermaid
Beauty and the Beast
Pirates of the Caribbean
The Lion King
Other Disney Classics
Through this musical and film experience, audiences will be transported around the Disney universe, beginning with a classic Disney film suite of music that sets the scene for the orchestra’s journey. From there, the orchestra will take you “Under the Sea” to the world of Ariel and “The Little Mermaid” to explore with Sebastian, Flounder, and Prince Eric. From the warm sand that meets the sea, the journey continues on to “Frozen’s” Arendelle, as the music and film paired together immerse us in the magical universe of Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, and Olaf. Next, a magical carpet ride will sweep audiences from the cold north to the mythical Agrabah to explore the marketplaces with Aladdin, Abu and Jasmine. The musical journey continues on to fight with Mulan in China, to sail the seas in a swashbuckling suite with Captain Jack and the “Pirates of the Caribbean,” on to run the Pride Lands of “The Lion King,” and finally ends at Disney’s very own home with its iconic tune, “It’s a Small World.”
Tickets for Disney in Concert: Around the World start at $20. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.omahasymphony.org, through the Ticket Omaha app, or by calling Ticket Omaha at 402.345.0606. Performance dates are subject to change. In the event of performance changes or cancellations, the Omaha Symphony will email ticket holders to inform them of new dates and ticketing options. Patrons with questions may email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Omaha Symphony also regularly posts performance updates at omahasymphony.org, along with the Omaha Symphony’s Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages. Patrons can sign up for the latest updates at omahasymphony.org.
Public Health Information
Performances at the Holland Performing Arts Center feature physically distanced seating and will only be seated at a maximum of 30 percent capacity. All patrons will be required to complete a health screening questionnaire prior to accessing their mobile tickets via the Ticket Omaha app. Masks are required at indoor Omaha Symphony performances. The following changes have been implemented within the venue:
- Enhanced Cleaning & Sanitation - Electrostatic technology disinfecting large common areas, enhanced sanitizing of high touch surfaces with hospital grade disinfectant and hand sanitizing stations throughout the venue
- Heating and Cooling System – Upgrades to air handling units includes bipolar ionization filtering out viruses through ventilation
- Staff Precautions – Staff and volunteers are required to complete a health screening upon entrance to the building, wear face masks and receive temperature checks.
- Touchless Experience – Tickets are accessible via the Ticket Omaha app. Tickets can also be printed at Will Call. Program notes will be delivered digitally.
Find the most up to date public health information at omahasymphony.org/public-health.
This performance is sponsored by Immanuel Communities and University of Nebraska Medical Center.
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 omahasymphony.org. Programs, artists, dates, times, prices, and availability are subject to change.