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Gershwin for winds.


Music from Jewish souls.


Noah’s Ark was a Spaceship


One-Eyed Doll




Singing out with joy. Sounding the trumpet.


High Up & M34n Str33t


Matt Whipkey


Omaha Symphony musicians explore blues and more


James torme James Tormé

Jazz singer, James Tormé, travels through time celebrating the greats in the Scott Recital Hall as part of the 1200 Club Series. Tormé adds a twist to the legendary singers of the ages as he Celebrates the Greats. With songs from Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles, Peggy Lee, Nat “King” Cole, Miles Davis, Frank Sinatra and, his father, Mel Tormé also known as, “The Velvet Fog.” This award-winning singer was born after his...

Joy. A quintet exploration.

As you probably know, black prison inmates in America’s South, hammering and digging along rural roads, came up with chain gang songs. They lifted their voices and their feet, clinking and clanging in percussive harmony.

Black brothers in South Africa did something akin in Apartheid days. Along with their fetters, they also wore massive boots, working in flooded gold mines. American-born Englishman David Bruce was...

Harmonious connections.

American composer John Adams started making his indelible impression on listeners when, in his early 30s, he spun off from the compelling audacity of minimalism into his own directions with pieces such as Shaker Loops and Harmonium. The former is one of two works, remarkably, that the Omaha Symphony has been offering within five days of each other. 

Harmonielehre is the second. About this dynamic, expressive,...

Karrinallyson A noted vocalist hones in on home

World- famed jazz vocalist Karrin Allyson swings into town. The UNO alum accords with chords echoing on the same campus where she once lifted her voice before soaring off into stardom.  

The focus of her performance spins off from her 2015 best-selling Grammy-nominated CD “Many a New Day: Karrin Allyson Sings Rodgers & Hammerstein” leading Jazz Times to observe how it is  “…shaped around Allyson’s unique sound…. to...

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