The Omaha Symphony presents “Daphnis & Chloe”

Ooh la la, c’est magnifique.  The Omaha Symphony’s MasterWorks series continues with the flavors of France. The Symphony presents Maurice Ravel’s “Daphnis & Chloe” November 11th and 12th at 8:00 p.m. in the Holland Performing Arts Center. 

 

Alastair Willis is guest conducting the concert. He said “Daphnis & Chloe” is one of the greatest ballet scores ever. According to Willis, the final...

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A Quick Q&A with Future Islands’ William Cashion

How to describe Future Islands' new record, On the Water (Thrill Jockey)? Well, if you're Pitchfork, who gave the record a 7.7 rating, you say: "With the songs' energy scaled back, the efforts of the other two band members come to the fore. Gerrit Welmers handles the keyboards and programming, bringing an evocative, setting-sun vibe to slowburners like "The Great Fire" (a soulful duet with Jenn...

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MAHA sets 2012 date

* MAHA Music Festival liked their 2011 move to Aksarben Village so much that they have already confirmed that the 2012 edition of the indie music-focused festival will return to the midtown development, once again centered at Stinson Park, South 67th Street and West Center Road. This year's event is scheduled for Saturday, August 11th, though no acts have been set yet. Last year's edition moved...

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Tight Knit

Manchester Orchestra kept the process all in the family on their third studio album, Simple Math.

Keyboardist Chris Freeman says the Atlanta band produced the record, released in May 2011, with longtime band collaborator Dan Hannon. Hannon has been a part of every album the band has made, Freeman says.

“He's been like one of our family members,” Freeman says.

Hannon pretty much...

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Third Quarter Album Reviews Roundup

Just like when Christmas decorations begin popping up at your local grocery store, critics know they're on the home stretch when record labels begin sending out reminders of releases to consider in their year-end "best of" lists. Ah, but it's still only the November. We've two months left for records to hit the shelves (digital or otherwise). That said, I think we've probably already heard the...

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Flying

If you missed the Sunday night, Oct. 30, screening of Blaze Foley: Duct Tape Messiah, you missed something extraordinary. Presented as part of Dean Dobmeier’s and Gary Grobeck’s ongoing, moveable Sunday Roadhouse concert series, this exclusive screening was at The Waiting Room. The duo has brought a number of amazing Americana artists to Omaha, including the debuts of artists like Hacienda...

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