2020/2021 Season

Orchestral
January 10, 2021

Wilkins & Perry Gilmore

Concertmaster Susanna Perry Gilmore takes center stage with two works for violin and orchestra: Robin Olson’s macabre but lovely Transylvanian Lullaby, and Vaughan Williams’ historical treatise Concerto Accademico.
Orchestral
January 15 - January 16, 2021

Dvořák Symphony No. 8

Omaha is thrilled to welcome back the world-renowned André Watts, performing Ravel’s masterpiece Piano Concerto for the Left Hand.
LIVE! with the Omaha Symphony
January 30 - January 31, 2021

Legends: Paul Simon Songbook

Experience his classic songs, including “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard,” “The Sound of Silence,” “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover,” and “Graceland.”
Orchestral
February 7, 2021

Schubert Unfinished

Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll, intended as a private birthday gift for his wife, Cosima, became known as a work of uncommon beauty after finally getting published.
Orchestral
February 12 - February 13, 2021

Bahl Conducts Mendelssohn & Sibelius

Ankush Kumar Bahl, our Music Director Designate, returns to Omaha for a program of unhindered joy and triumph.
LIVE! with the Omaha Symphony
February 14, 2021

The Musical Adventures of Melvin the Explorer

Calling all explorers! Travel with the Omaha Symphony to different lands to learn how to find rhythms and make melodies, all while evading the cunning Monkey King. Hear exciting excerpts from Rossini’s William Tell Overture, Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, and more!
LIVE! with the Omaha Symphony
February 20 - February 21, 2021

Mary Poppins, in Concert Live-to-Film

Winner of five Academy Awards® (including Best Original Score) and starring the incomparable Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke, the film is accompanied by your Omaha Symphony performing the instrumental soundtrack live.
Orchestral
March 7, 2021

Beethoven Symphony No. 7

Bulgarian conductor Stilian Kirov returns to Omaha for a program full of old and new favorites and features for the entire orchestra.
LIVE! with the Omaha Symphony
March 20, 2021

Windborne’s Music of Pink Floyd

Audience favorite Windborne returns to our stage, bringing iconic songs from Pink Floyd including “Money,” “Another Brick in the Wall,” “Comfortably Numb,” and “Wish You Were Here.”
Orchestral
March 26 - March 27, 2021

Elgar’s Enigma Variations

Omaha favorite Joshua Roman returns to perform Walton’s lyrical yet brilliant Cello Concerto.
LIVE! with the Omaha Symphony
March 28, 2021

Peter and the Wolf

Peter and his animal friends are ready to take you on an adventure! Prokofiev’s beloved children’s classic is brought to colorful life in this delightful, dynamic production featuring ballet and orchestra.
Special Concerts
April 10, 2021

Yo-Yo Ma

Under the baton of Thomas Wilkins, this sensational 19-time Grammy® Award winner headlines our centennial season gala, bringing his unmatched talent, trademark sound, and electric presence to the celebration.
LIVE! with the Omaha Symphony
April 17, 2021

The Music of The Moody Blues

A faithful tribute to the greatest classic rock band of a generation, The Moody Blues! Experience this timeless music live as the GO NOW! band joins the orchestra to celebrate all the classic hits, including “Nights in White Satin,”
Orchestral
April 23 - April 24, 2021

An Evening of Wagner & Strauss

A collaboration with Opera Omaha, this concert features soprano Karen Slack and baritone Craig Irvin.
LIVE! with the Omaha Symphony
April 30 - May 1, 2021

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi

Watch Return of the Jedi as Ernest Richardson and the Omaha Symphony bring you a live-to-picture performance of John Williams' exhilarating score. The Force is strong with this one!
Orchestral
May 16, 2021

Sibelius Symphony No. 3

We’re concluding our Symphony Joslyn series with three powerful works by 20th century composers.
LIVE! with the Omaha Symphony
May 21 - May 22, 2021

Brian Stokes Mitchell

Joining the Omaha Symphony for a captivating performance of Broadway favorites from Gershwin and Berlin to Sondheim and more, this is sure to be “Some Enchanted Evening”!
Orchestral
June 11 - June 12, 2021

Wilkins, Branford, & Mahler

Maestro Wilkins closes out his tenure as Music Director with Mahler Symphony No. 1, a world premiere, and saxophone virtuoso Branford Marsalis.