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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A Conversation with Curly Martin Part I

February 2nd, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

If you haven’t had the chance to get to hear Martin on stage, you might know his son who took home a Grammy two nights ago. Terrace Martin is a jazz musician himself and also a producer for Herbie Hancock and rapper Kendrick Lamar.

Omaha Performing Arts’  1200 club is known bringing national jazz musicians the stage at the Holland Center, but this Friday, Curly Martin, Terrace Martin and friends will remind audiences of the talent born and bred right here in North Omaha.

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