‘Whispered Like the Wind’: Local Composition and Collaborative Performance

December 12th, 2019

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Tonight, Omaha Symphony will present a concert featuring a composition by local singer and songwriter, Liz Gre. Whispered like the Wind at the Holy Family Catholic Church is a first time collaboration between the Symphony and the Union for Contemporary Art. Gre, currently a fellow at the Union, composes her music drawing upon personal and cultural experience, utilizing a mixed bag of tools, influences and sources of sound.

Featuring Composer, Liz Gre.

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‘Christmas at the Cathedral’ Returns

December 6th, 2019

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—The holiday season is here, and it’s time again for the Christmas at the Cathedral concert, led by the Omaha Symphonic Chorus at St. Cecilia’s this weekend. Dr Greg Zielke has been Artistic Director and Conductor of the Symphonic Chorus since 2002. This will be his last time conducting Christmas at the Cathedral due a new teaching position at Tabor College in Kansas, and it will no doubt be a memorable performance.

Featuring Dr. Greg Zielke

Christmas at the Cathedral is a collaborative concert featuring Symphonic Chorus vocalists, the Omaha Symphony, and often other voice ensembles in the area.

The setlist for Christmas at the Cathedral changes each year, offering both holiday classics and new takes on the theme. This concert is decidedly modern and diverse and includes well-known local composer, Jackson Berkey.

Christmas at the Cathedral is this weekend at St. Cecilia’s Church, Friday December 6 at 7:30pm and Sunday the 8th at 2:00pm. For more information, visit OmahaSymphonicChorus.org.

LIVE! Storytelling First Show Sunday

November 29th, 2019

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—A good book can be enjoyed at home or at a library, but literature often thrives as performance on the streets and in coffee shops. But most audiences looking for live readings are probably hearing mostly poetry—no fiction, no essays. Writer and UNO instructor, Jaye Viner, questioned why that is when designing a new series opening this Sunday at Kaneko, called Live! Storytelling.

Featuring LIVE! Founder, Jaye Viner

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‘The Nutcracker’ Returns for the Holidays

November 22nd, 2019

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—One of the most recognized ballets ever choreographed and a holiday tradition the world over, The Nutcracker returns to local stages, performed by none other than American Midwest Ballet. It’s a story that many audiences know, but still one that can be enjoyed every year.  

Featuring Erika Overturff, CEO and Artistic Director of American Midwest Ballet

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Vesper Concert Series Welcomes Arx Duo

November 15th, 2019

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—This Monday, the Vesper Concert Series will welcome the Arx Duo to Omaha, two percussionists, Mari Yoshinaga and Garrett Arney. They have performed with marimbas and other melodic percussion instruments in the past, but they also incorporate drums and found objects in their work, like soda and soup cans. According to Arney, it’s about expanding the world of percussion and being able to create more sounds than two musicians should be capable of.

Featuring Garrett Arney

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Omaha Area Youth Orchestra Returns to Strauss

November 15th, 2019

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—The Omaha Area Youth Orchestra returns to the stage at the Strauss Performing Arts Center this Sunday for their All Orchestra Concert featuring all auditioned ensembles. OAYO has performed on UNO’s campus many times before, but not since Strauss’s renovation.

Featuring OAYO Music Director, Aviva Segall.

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