Eko Nova Presents ‘Tango Romántico”

February 8th, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

When Omaha Chamber Music Society began planning Eko Nova’s next performance at Kaneko, Tango Romántico, they were right to call Omaha Symphony’s lead flutist Maria Harding.

Keeping in line with Eko Nova’s ethos, Harding selected tunes from both classic and contemporary, living composers. The task for Harding and fellow performers, including Canadian guitarist and arranger Louis Trepanier, is to maintain tango’s street spirit in the gallery setting.

Tango Romántico offers guests two unique experiences as far as chamber concerts go. The audience is invited to dance, and instructors from Omaha’s vintage ballroom will be there to help.

Also enjoy samplings of Argentine wine and chocolate from Chocolate Abeille in the Old Market.

Tango Romántico is Monday, Feb. 12 at Kaneko at 7:00pm. For more information or tickets, visit OmahaChamberMusic.org.

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Opera Omaha Presents ‘Falstaff’

February 8th, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Singurdarson was born and raised in Iceland. His pursuit of opera led him the England, Scotland, and he eventually settled in Germany. Since he turned toward the US, he’s found no shortage of opportunity. His first performance stateside was scheduled for this spring in Denver, which then moved up after another call from Minneapolis, but now he’ll also be taking the lead role for Opera Omaha, making this weekend  his official North American debut.

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OAYO Youth Symphony Concert

February 2nd, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

The Youth Symphony Winter Concert, featuring Omaha Area Youth Orchestra’s most advanced high school musicians is this weekend. Audiences at UNO’s Strauss Performing Arts Center will have a chance to hear music by UNL professor Tyler White and Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony, a student request. For Music Director and Principal Conductor Aviva Segall, Dvorak’s tone poem “Noon Witch” is a highlight of the afternoon.

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UNO Percussion Annual Pop Concert

February 2nd, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

UNO Percussion’s  fifth annual pop concert is this weekend. A changeup from classical repertoire, the percussion ensemble will be covering contemporary pop tunes, but they won’t be accompanied by a melody section. Only vocalists. To complete the arrangement, it’s the percussionists’ job to create their sonic palette using software, digital samples and electronic interfaces. The pop concert was devised by UNO’s Coordinator of Percussion Studies, Scott Shinbara.

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Omaha Symphony Joins Temple Israel and San Diego Jewish Men’s Choir

January 12th, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

“I think what’s really interesting about the Jewish culture is that they have such a deep and rich heritage,” Lopez-Yañez said. “’Jewish themes’ truly is a very broad spectrum in what it covers, which is why this program is so perfect in that it’s able to tie in all these different connections to some more modern history or things like movies and film as well as things that are very historic.”

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Omaha Symphony Annual “Christmas Celebration”

December 11th, 2017

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Omaha Symphony celebrates the holidays this week with their annual Physicians Mutual Omaha Symphony Christmas Celebration.

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