Omaha Symphonic Winds performs Gershwin

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February 24th, 2011

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Omaha, NE – Omaha Symphonic Winds will perform pieces by the American composer George Gershwin in Elkhorn this weekend.

Gershwin's classics, including Rhapsody in Blue and An American in Paris, will be performed by the Omaha Symphonic Chorus in Elkhorn (Photo courtesy Wikipedia)

Pianist Kenneth Hoppman will perform Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, along with 55other local musicians. Hoppman is the chair of the Music Department at Southeast Community College in Beatrice. He has performed as a guest soloist with the Fort Collins Symphony Orchestra and the University of Wyoming Symphony among others.

The performance will also include other Gershwin classics like An American in Paris, and selections from the opera Porgy and Bess, as well as a medley of Gershwin favorites including Someone to Watch Over Me, part of the Broadway Showstoppers selection, performed by Local vocal soloist Lindsay Van Horn, music teacher for the Papillion-LaVista Schools. Omaha Symphonic Winds will present the second concert program of the season on Sunday at 3:00 pm at Bethany Lutheran Church in Elkhorn.

The concert will be conducted by Doctor William Hall, former Director of Bands at Dana College.

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