Opera Omaha Returns to Stage, ‘The Capulets and the Montagues’

October 15th, 2021

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Opera Omaha returns to the stage of the Orpheum Theater tonight with Bellini’s bel canto masterpiece, The Capulets and the Montagues. Star-crossed lovers are torn by a feud between families.

Featuring Singers, Andriana Chuchman and Cecilia Hall

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‘Powerful Perspectives’ Concert Returns to UNO

October 13th, 2021

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—The UNO School of Music initiates a new tradition this week with the second installment of Powerful Perspectives. The performance will feature under-represented composers and a variety of musical styling. 

Featuring Dr. Mary Perkinson and Jordan Willis

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‘Virtual Classical Concert and Art Tour of the World’ Airs Tonight

January 27th, 2021

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—In these strange times, many organizations have had to rethink how they engage with the public. Some outside of the box thinking along with the internet and streaming services have made for some unique opportunities. Things to do DC is an organization that, before pandemic, curated cultural events in the DC area, like concerts, walking tours, and galas. They are now streaming live music performances for the whole world, featuring classical guitarist Mak Grgic. Greg Bland CEO of Things to do DC.

Featuring CEO Greg Bland and Guitarist Mak Grgic

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Omaha Symphony Announces New Music Director

June 24th, 2020

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Following news that Maestro Thomas Wilkins is stepping down from his position with the Omaha Symphony, President and CEO Jennifer Boomgaarden finally has the announcement patrons have been waiting for. Ankush Kumar Bahl will serve as Omaha Symphony’s new Music Director.

Featuring Omaha Symphony President and CEO, Jennifer Boomgaarden

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CD Review: Tafelmusik’s ‘Vivaldi con amore’

May 19th, 2020

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Featuring KVNO’s Music Director, Darci Griffith

“The renowned Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra out of Toronto, Canada has released ‘Vivaldi con Amore’, there first recording under the direction of Elisa Citterio. Citterio took the reigns from Music Director Emerita, Jeanne Lamon in 2017. Much of the orchestra personnel remains the same, but the ‘listening profile’ of the ensemble has morphed into a much lighter, lively, and to be honest, Italian sound.

-Released in 2019, Vivaldi con Amore, is a delightful morsel that will please lovers of the Red Priest everywhere. The opening Sinfonia to Ottone in villa, RV 729 is vivacious, energetically moving us into a series of seven concerti highlighting the talents of this Baroque orchestra to its fullest.

-Based out of Toronto, Canada, this period ensemble are a hallmark for artistic excellence. Former Artistic Director, Jeanne Lamon, and Choral Director Ivars Taurins have built a reputation based on informed performances, touring widely as an orchestra, creating new innovative projects such as, ‘The Four Seasons Mosaic’, featuring a special recording and documentary with the world music artists, and continued relevance to the period performance orchestral scene.

-The scope of this recording, although narrow in its focus, is full of a wide variety of colors, timbres, and fantastic musicianship. In particular, the genius of harpsichordist Charlotte Nediger, and her continuo realizations – a technique that requires a true mastery of theoretical knowledge. -For the most part, the orchestra’s founding members trained in the Western Europe with Music director, Elisa Citterio hails from Milan with over 35 recordings, and an active orchestral, and chamber music career. Citterio assumed her duties as Music Director with Tafelmusik in 2018, taking the reins with a deft hand, leading the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra forward with an energy, and lightness that is a breath of fresh air.”

–Darci Griffith, KVNO

Eko Nova to Host Quince

February 7th, 2020

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—The Eko Nova Concert Series returns to Kaneko with the Quince ensemble. Dedicated to contemporary music arranged for treble voices, the quartet creates narrative soundscapes on stage, sometimes with the assistance of electronics and mixed percussion, but this time with voice alone.

Featuring Singer, Amanda Deboer Bartlett

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