Dr. Washington García Performs ‘Live on the Stream’

June 30th, 2020

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Omaha Performing Arts’ Live on the Stream Series continues, presenting virtual concerts featuring local talent. UNO’s School of Music Director, Dr. Washington García, will perform tomorrow at noon. An internationally recognized pianist, García has received the highest Cultural Achievement Award given by the Ecuadorian National Assembly to individuals who have demonstrated excellence in the arts, and tomorrow he will be playing works by Chopin on Facebook Live.

Featuring Dr. Washington García

Like many artists and patrons, García’s plans for the year took an unfortunate turn, but the efforts by local organizations, like Omaha Performing Arts, keep performance alive.

Dr. Washington García will perform works by Chopin Wednesday, July 1 at noon on Facebook, part of Omaha Performing Arts Live on the Stream Series. For more information, visit O-PA.org.

UNO Music Update Feb. 17: Emily McIvor

February 17th, 2020

By Corbin Hirschhorn

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‘Whispered Like the Wind’: Local Composition and Collaborative Performance

December 12th, 2019

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Tonight, Omaha Symphony will present a concert featuring a composition by local singer and songwriter, Liz Gre. Whispered like the Wind at the Holy Family Catholic Church is a first time collaboration between the Symphony and the Union for Contemporary Art. Gre, currently a fellow at the Union, composes her music drawing upon personal and cultural experience, utilizing a mixed bag of tools, influences and sources of sound.

Featuring Composer, Liz Gre.

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‘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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