UNO Resuming Annual Carillon Concert Virtually

July 3rd, 2020

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Despite COVID 19, UNO’s annual Fourth of July Celebration Concert featuring carillon bells will continue virtually. Carillon bells are the bells heard at UNO’s bell tower, and they will be played by Brent Shaw this Saturday at 9:00am.

Featuring Julianne Furey, Operations Manager for the School of Music.

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Nebraska Writers Collective Hosting Virtual ‘Write Now’ Workshop

July 2nd, 2020

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—The Nebraska Writers Collective has not ended engagement following the pandemic having introduced Write Now, a series of writing workshops featuring guest speakers. Sessions begin this Friday at 12:30pm and will continue weekly through the month of July.

Featuring Nebraska Writers Collective Program Manager Gina Keplinger

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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

‘Highway Hypnosis’ Open Virtually at Maple Street Construct

June 27th, 2020

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Since the spread of COVID 19, Maple Street Construct gallery in Benson has offered a series of digital exhibitions highlighting art and architecture from artists across the country. Highway Hypnosis opens today on their website, featuring Iowa Architect Levi Robb and LA Artist Nicolas Shake. Both artists work with a myriad of materials with an interest in the American open road.

Featuring Levi Robb and Nicolas Shake

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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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Omaha Under the Radar to Feature Virtual Performances

June 18th, 2020

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha,NE—Many performance organizations are still cautious in the summer months due to COVID-19. Unfortunately, annual experimental music festival Omaha Under the Radar is cancelled, but there are numerous virtual and COVID friendly events to be held in its place.

Featuring Amanda Deboer Bartlett and Stacey Barelos

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