Eko Nova Season Opens with ‘Quartet’

September 20th, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Eko Nova, Omaha Chamber Music Society’s series for new music, often features innovative, though not always well known contemporary music and sometimes some unusual instrumentation.

Their next performance on September 24th, Quartet, will feature one of the most popular classical arrangements—the string quartet, of course—but the evening still highlights a unique framing of classical music, featuring Shostakovich, Beethoven, and later 20th century Soviet-German composer Alfred Schnittke, whose work draw directly from the former composers.

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Omaha Under the Radar Enters 5th Year

July 25th, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

“There will be surprising things, there things that make us uncomfortable, things that confuse us, things that bore us, and things that we have no reference for. And then the next thing you hear might be a songwriter with a ukulele that sounds kind of pleasant.”

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Vesper Concerts Hosts ‘Classical Rockstars,’ Sybarite5

July 16th, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Vesper Concert Series, one of Omaha’s most dedicated classical music organizers, will host the chamber music ensemble, Sybarite5 this Monday, July 16th. Departing from classical standards, Sybarite and vesper offer a new experience for the audience. Sybarite5 is a classically trained and organized string quintet, but they’re repertoire includes the likes of pop stars, like David Bowie and Radiohead. They’ve been called classically trained rock stars.

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NE Wind Symphony Hosts First Community Band Festival

June 29th, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—The Nebraska Wind Symphony performs two concerts in the summer around Independence Day. This year, there will be a concert at Chalco Hills on the 4th and one tomorrow at Turner Park at Midtown Crossing. But tomorrow will be their first Community Band Festival, a whole day of music from the Symphony and other Nebraska and Iowa bands.

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Generator Series Returns with Obelus Movement

June 21st, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Tonight, the next installment of the Generator series, organized by Omaha Under the Radar, hosted by the Kaneko, will feature Sound and Sensor by the Obelus Movement. The Generator Series brings the latest of experimental music and performance to Omaha. So what is Obelus? It’s the union of dance and experimental sound design from choreographer, Claire Cuny, and composer and sound designer, Monte Weber.

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OCMS Summer Concerts, ‘Four Plus Four’ This Weekend

June 15th, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Omaha Chamber Music Society’s Summer Concert Series continues this Sunday with Four Plus Four at the Omaha Conservatory of Music, featuring two string quartets. Each ensemble will perform a different piece, but they’ll come together for the final highlight performance.

Interviews with Omaha Symphony Violinists, Anne Nagosky and Kevin Tompkins.

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