Public Health Update: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Last updated: August 4, 2020

Redesigned Centennial Season

For the health and safety of our patrons, orchestra, staff, and community, we have decided to delay the 2020/21 season until January 2021. Several concerts have been rescheduled or restructured. While some concerts are no longer being presented this season, others have been added on to take their place. Each series is affected uniquely.

Specific details about the program changes are below. Find a simple listing of concerts under each series here.

Select a series to view details of changes

Pops | Masterworks | Rocks | Joslyn | Movies | Family

Symphony Pops Series

Symphony Pops series still contains six concerts for both the Saturday evening and Sunday matinee packages, with slight variations between them.

  • Rescheduled:
    • Tribute to Aretha Franklin (Saturday package only)
      • Moved from Sep. 26, 2020 to Apr. 3, 2021
    • Brian Stokes Mitchell
      • Moved from Oct. 17-18, 2020 to May 22-23, 2021
  • Added to the package:
    • Mary Poppins in Concert, Live-to-Film
      • Saturday evening performance added (now on both Sat. and Sun. packages) Feb. 20-21, 2021
    • Paul Simon Songbook
      • Added Sunday matinee (for Sun. Pops packages only) - Jan. 31, 2021
    • Billy McGuigan
      • New concert added to the season! Jun. 5-6, 2021 (Details TBA)
  • No longer on this package:
    • Physicians Mutual Omaha Symphony Christmas Celebration - Dec. 17-20
    • Carousel: A Concert - Jan. 23-24, 2021

Masterworks Series

The Masterworks series has several changes, including Yo-Yo Ma in concert and a ticket to the Opera Omaha production of Mozart's Marriage of Figaro, but there are still seven great concerts in this upcoming season.

  • Added to the season
    • Bahl Conducts Mendelssohn & Sibelius
      • Feb. 12-13, 2021 | Holland Center
    • The Marriage of Figaro - Opera Omaha Production
      • February 26 & 28, 2021 | Orpheum Theater
    • Yo-Yo Ma, in Concert
      • April 10, 2021 | Holland Center
    • An Evening of Wagner & Strauss - A Collaboration with Opera Omaha
      • April 23-24, 2021 | Holland Center
    • Wilkins, Branford, and Mahler
      • June 11-12, 2021 | Holland Center
  • No longer in this season:

    • Wilkins, Branford & Copland
      • September 18-19, 2020 | Holland Center
      • Branford Marsalis now performing on June 11-12, 2021
    • Tchaikovskly No. 4
      • October 23-24, 2020 | Holland Center
    • Petrushka & La Valse
      • April 23-24, 2021 | Holland Center
    • Wagner, Strauss & Chausson
      • February 12-13, 2021 | Holland Center
    • Wilkins Conducts Mahler 8
      • May 21-22, 2021 | Holland Center

Symphony Rocks Series


  • Tribute to Aretha Franklin
    • Moved from September 25, 2020 to April 3, 2021

Joslyn Series

No longer in this season:

  • Brahms & Gabriela Lena Frank
    • November 22, 2020 | Witherspoon Hall
  • Mozart & Strauss
    • December 6, 2020 | Witherspoon Hall

Movies Series

No Longer in the Season

  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™  in Concert
    • November 28-29, 2020

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Family Series

No Longer in the Season

  • Symphony Spooktacular
    • October 25, 2020

*Note: Carmina Burana is also no longer on this season.

For subscribers to the Joslyn, Movies, and Family series who are affected by show cancellations, an account credit will be made available later this Fall to purchase additional Omaha Symphony concerts in the 20-21 season. All subscribers will be notified as soon as credits, exchanges, and add-ons are available. For questions, please contact Ticket Omaha at

Programming for the 2020-21 season is subject to change, and the Omaha Symphony remains committed to providing flexible and accommodating solutions for all patrons. Click here for more information on the Omaha Symphony Promise.

Amid season changes, we're exploring expanded possibilities for fall programming, which may include a range of live online and physically distanced performances. Additionally, you expect to see continued efforts through the digital initiative Symphony | Anywhere, the comprehensive place to listen to archived recordings, videos for students, teachers, and families, as well as engaging social media content from musicians.

A Safe Return to Live Performances

When it is time to return to the concert hall, the Omaha Symphony and our venues will be instituting guidelines which follow recommendations from health authorities and well as industry best practices.

Additionally, our top priority is a commitment to the health and safety of our patrons, orchestra, staff, and community. Read more about what you can expect upon return to the hall and our COVID-19 promise.

Stay Engaged

Thank you for your continued support of the Omaha Symphony. For the latest updates and interesting and entertaining content during this time, please follow Omaha Symphony on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. We very much are looking forward to being back in the concert hall, but in the meantime, we encourage our patrons to engage with us virtually through Symphony | Anywhere. From recent recordings, to a virtual classroom and more- our musicians continue to play for you, wherever you are.

Though our concert hall may be quiet, the orchestra still needs your help. A gift today will support the musicians and the music that you love. We will see through this unprecedented time together. Not only will you make an immediate impact on our ability to continue our work today, but you will help the Omaha Symphony remain financially healthy, relevant and strong in the future.

We encourage our patrons to purchase their 2020-21 season subscriptions now. We can't wait to see everyone in the concert hall as soon as it is safe!