RELEASE: The Omaha Symphony Celebrates Music of Paul McCartney, Elton John
Music of the Knights Showcases the Masterpieces of Britain’s Greatest Songwriters
Ernest Richardson leads stunning symphonic arrangements of “Yesterday,” “Memory,” and more
OMAHA, Neb., Jan. 6, 2022 — What do hits like “Yesterday,” “Circle of Life” and “Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina” have in common? They were all written by multiple-Grammy Award winners and three of Britain’s most noteworthy songwriters. Paul McCartney, Elton John and Andrew Lloyd Webber are not only three of the most groundbreaking musical legends alive today, they were also all knighted by Queen Elizabeth. In a collaboration from Music of the Knights creator and vocalist Scott Coulter, vocalists Kelli Rabke and Lorinda Lisitza, Omaha Symphony Principal Pops Conductor Ernest Richardson and the musicians of the Omaha Symphony comes an epic symphonic tribute to some of the most iconic songwriting of our time.
Music of the Knights is presented at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 23 at the Holland Performing Arts Center. Tickets are on sale now at omahasymphony.org.
7:30 p.m. Saturday, January 22
2 p.m. Sunday, January 23
Holland Center Peter Kiewit Concert Hall
Ernest Richardson, conductor
Scott Coulter, vocals
Kelli Rabke, vocals
Lorinda Lisitza, vocals
John Fischer, piano
Setlist will be announced from the stage.
About Music of the Knights
Presented by Spot-On Entertainment, Music of the Knights is a thrilling musical celebration of three of Britain’s legendary songwriters. Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, Sir Elton John and Sir Paul McCartney are not only knights—they also happen to be three of the most successful songwriters of all time with careers that span decades. Music of the Knights honors their lasting musical influence with songs like “Memory,” “I Don’t Know How to Love Him,” “Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina,” “Can You Feel the Love Tonight,” “Yesterday,” “Hey Jude” and many more! The cast includes vocalist and creator Scott Coulter, vocalists Kelli Rabke and Lorinda Lisitza and pianist John Fischer.
Tickets for Music of the Knights 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 email@example.com. 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
The safety of our patrons, musicians, staff, and community is the Omaha Symphony’s priority. The Omaha Symphony continues to work closely with the Douglas County Department of Health and our partners at Omaha Performing Arts and UNMC to ensure the safety of all involved in the Omaha Symphony’s return to live performances. 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 and Patron Precautions – Staff, volunteers and patrons are required to wear face coverings regardless of vaccination status.
- Touchless Experience – Tickets are accessible via the Ticket Omaha app. Tickets can also be printed at Will Call by request. 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 the Lindsay Corporation.
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.
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