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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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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