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A fresh, but tradition-inspired look and listen re Billie Holiday.


Michael Campbell’s CD Release


Horn a-Plenty


Kevin Devine & the Goddamn Band


Jacob Whitesides with Jacquie Lee


Lights with X Ambassadors


Symphony Scandinavia


Chillin’ with Afie


Cold War Kids Shake Up Omaha Music Scene


Six Rounds of Punk


Live chamber music by a famed trio

The Oregon-based Amelia Piano Trio comes to Omaha for one performance only, arriving with a major reputation. (“You just don’t hear better chamber music playing than this.” San Diego Reader). Since its start in 1999, it has appeared, for example, in New York at the 92nd St Y and Carnegie Hall, at Ravinia in Chicago, the Library of Congress in Washington DC and often on NPR as its 2003 Young Ensemble in Residence....

Brassful Delights

Nebraska Brass blows into town. Gently. Sweetly. It presents a concert called “Spring Fling,” inspired by the now blossoming season. Among the celebrated familiar melodies are parts of Aaron Copland’s “Appalachian Spring” and George Bizet’s “Carmen.” You also might recognize an instrumental version of a duet from Leo Delibes’ “Lakmè.”  Among the other charmers comes the 16th Century playfulness of Claude Le Jeune’s...

Dsc 0002 Contemporary Plus

Omaha Chamber Music Society has assembled nine artists to perform youthful pieces by two famed composers plus something by one of our time, something new. The concert embraces more than 225 years, demonstrating “ …inspiration, transformation or redefinition” the Society’s press release says.

The contemporary element is from 2010 by then-31-year- old Judd Greenstein whose website describes him as writing...

Dancers on the edge of the fiery furnace

What the Devil? The Omaha Symphony performs “Conga-Line In Hell” ? Huh? The answers to these questions and more lie in wait at the next Symphony Joslyn concert. Re that title, it comes from Uruguayan composer Miguel del Aguila who wrote the piece in 1994 evidently just for kicks. It’s bound to seem grotesque and wild because, given where the dancers are “they have no reason to hold back” says program-book annotator...

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