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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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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Nebraska Wind Symphony’s ‘Spooktacular’ Concert

October 18th, 2019

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Halloween comes early this year for the Nebraska Wind Symphony. Visiting Music Director Dr. Joshua Kearney and Associate Music Director Keith Davis will present the Wind Symphony Spooktacular this Sunday at the Omaha Conservatory of Music. The ensemble will perform tunes by some familiar composers, like Tchaikovsky and Sousa, and some contemporary musicians. Visiting Director, Dr. Joshua Kearney.

Featuring Visiting Music Director Dr. Joshua Kearny

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Omaha Symphony Performs ‘Chopin and Swan Lake’

October 18th, 2019

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Omaha Symphony will present a Masterworks concert tonight, opening Chopin and Swan Lake. Audiences can enjoy Tchaikovsky’s music from the famous ballet as well as Shostakovitch’s “Ninth Symphony” and music by Chopin, performed by guest solo pianist Charlie Albright, who the Washington Post called, “Among the most gifted musicians of his generation.”

Featuring Pianist Charlie Albright

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Cantus Arrives in Omaha, ‘One Giant Leap’

September 11th, 2019

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Cantus, one of the nation’s premier men’s vocal ensembles will perform at UNO this Thursday. The Twin Cities based group’s diverse repertoire delights many different audiences, featuring classical, contemporary, and pop selections. They’ve performed at some of the country’s finest venues, been awarded some of the most prestigious grants, and have been heard on national radio programs like NPR’s Tiny Desk and APM’s Performance Today. Entering their 25th year, this season’s tour begins here in Omaha.

Featuring Tenor, Paul Sholtz

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Kate Campbell Returns for Vesper Concerts

January 12th, 2019

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Vesper Concert’s performance season continues into the new year, beginning with solo pianist, Kate Campbell. For over 30 years, Vesper Concerts has hosted some of the most notable contemporary performers, featuring every period of music from the most modern to the medieval. Campbell has received glowing praise from Bay Area publications and has worked with the likes of UC Berkely and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, but there’s another reason she’s a special guest of Vesper Concerts. She was born and raised in Omaha and the first to perform at Vesper as part of their new Nebraska’s Own series.

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