‘Christmas at the Cathedral’ Returns

December 6th, 2019

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—The holiday season is here, and it’s time again for the Christmas at the Cathedral concert, led by the Omaha Symphonic Chorus at St. Cecilia’s this weekend. Dr Greg Zielke has been Artistic Director and Conductor of the Symphonic Chorus since 2002. This will be his last time conducting Christmas at the Cathedral due a new teaching position at Tabor College in Kansas, and it will no doubt be a memorable performance.

Featuring Dr. Greg Zielke

Christmas at the Cathedral is a collaborative concert featuring Symphonic Chorus vocalists, the Omaha Symphony, and often other voice ensembles in the area.

The setlist for Christmas at the Cathedral changes each year, offering both holiday classics and new takes on the theme. This concert is decidedly modern and diverse and includes well-known local composer, Jackson Berkey.

Christmas at the Cathedral is this weekend at St. Cecilia’s Church, Friday December 6 at 7:30pm and Sunday the 8th at 2:00pm. For more information, visit OmahaSymphonicChorus.org.

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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