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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Amplify Arts Opens New Exhibition Tonight

November 8th, 2019

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Amplify Arts opens their next Generator Grant Exhibition tonight at their Generator Space on Vinton Street. Titled, i borrow my comparisons from clay, being clay myself, the show features the work of ceramicist Sarah Hummel Jones and painter Erik Daniel White. Amplify Arts Program Director, Peter Fankhauser.

Featuring Sarah Hummel Jones and Peter Fankhauser

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400 Voices to Sing “Lord Nelson Mass”

November 7th, 2019

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—This weekend, Omaha Symphony will perform a special concert, Haydn’s “Lord Nelson Mass.” Not only featuring regular symphony performers, the production will include a 400 voice choir made up of area high school students and four opera singers, like Soprano, Sarah Shafer, visiting from Philadelphia. Shafer, and the other featured singers have been travelling school-to-school, preparing eager choir students for a milestone opportunity.

Featuring Soprano Sarah Shafer

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Opera Omaha Presents ‘Madama Butterfly’

October 31st, 2019

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—1904, an American sailor lands in the port of Nagasaki, Japan, where he meets his bride-not-meant-to-be, and his deception opens the tale that leads to nightmare. It’s the plot of arguably one of the most iconic operas ever written, Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, making its return to Opera Omaha this weekend. It’s also the return of Opera Omaha’s historic collaboration with famed local artist, Jun Kaneko, working with Director Leslie Swackhamer.

Featuring Director Leslie Swackhamer and Conductor Joseph Rescigno

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American Midwest Ballet Opens Season with ‘Momentum’

October 7th, 2019

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—American Midwest Ballet returns this season next Friday, beginning with the fan favorite show, Momentum. Performed every year, Momentum is not a single ballet, but a mixed repertory production and an opportunity for audiences to experience various types of music and styles. This year’s performance is especially festive, marking the company’s 10th year. Momentum will feature Artistic Director Erika Overturff’s original choreography, “Party Animals”, some music from Cuba, and a company favorite, “In the Style of Bob Fosse”, which is being performed for the second time.

Featuring AM Ballet Artistic Director and CEO Erika Overturff

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