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.Read More
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.
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.
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More