‘A Memory Held in You’ Opens Virtually

May 7th, 2020

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Amplify Arts’ Generator Space Grant recipients, artists  Alex Jacobsen and Allegra Hangen, will virtually present A Memory Held in You, a collaborative experiment in sound, video, and memory. Initially set to be performed live at the space, the work has been reimagined for a Facebook and Instragram livestream. The artists met at the Bemis Center as interns, and Jacobsen and Hangen have unique interests in audio and visual presentation respectively.  

Featuring Alex Jacobsen and Allegra Hangen

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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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Sub Bass and Darkness at Bemis’ LOW END

January 21st, 2020

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—New York based Sound Artist, Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste will perform an original piece, “Epistemophobia”, at the Bemis Center’s LOW END this Thursday evening. Having a diverse musical background, moving from classical saxophone, to heavy metal, to a formal education in music, Toussaint-Baptiste’s curiosity has led to tinkering with electronic music hardware.

Featuring Artist, Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste

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400 Voices to Sing “Lord Nelson Mass”

November 7th, 2019

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—This weekend, Omaha Symphony will perform a special concert, Haydn’s “Lord Nelson Mass.” Not only featuring regular symphony performers, the production will include a 400 voice choir made up of area high school students and four opera singers, like Soprano, Sarah Shafer, visiting from Philadelphia. Shafer, and the other featured singers have been travelling school-to-school, preparing eager choir students for a milestone opportunity.

Featuring Soprano Sarah Shafer

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Vesper Concert Series Returns, ‘At Home in Nebraska’

August 23rd, 2019

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—This weekend, the Vesper Concert Series enters its 31st season with At Home in Nebraska, a concert featuring selections from contemporary and classic operas. Not only have many of Sunday’s musicians found home in Nebraska from elsewhere, but the afternoon’s contemporary selections also debuted here.

Featuring Hal France and Taylor Stayton

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Eko Nova Returns to Kaneko with Omaha Percussion Group

August 23rd, 2019

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE— Scott Shinbara, Percussionist, Music Educator, and member of the Omaha Percussion Group, will be performing the first Eko Nova Concert of the season at Kaneko. The ensemble employs both classic and contemporary techniques to share the scope of percussive music.

Featuring Percussionist Scott Shinbara

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