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Nebraska Folk & Roots Festival

 

Back to back with Bach and Astor

 

Beloved Music Takes Center Stage

 

Revelations of beauty and charm touched by shadows.

 

Classic Brass

 

Engelbert Humperdinck

 

James Tormé

 

Joy. A quintet exploration.

 

Harmonious connections.

 

A noted vocalist hones in on home

 

Beloved Music Takes Center Stage

“Nostalgia and Fantasy” are the words used to describe the essence of Omaha Symphony’s final concert of this season. This apt description of the joyful finale, personifies three differing parts of the world, evoked in suites full of sweet harmonies and soaring, dynamic drama.

Much charm pervades Samuel Barber’s lyrical re-visit to the kind of elegant American popular music extant during the earliest days of the...


Revelations of beauty and charm touched by shadows.

You don’t often get to hear music by Gustav Mahler’s contemporary and countryman Alexander Zemlinsky. But you can at this month’s Omaha Symphony Joslyn performance of his 1934 Sinfonietta, his last purely orchestral composition. It was preceded by seven operas, many songs, a ballet and other works. “I have always thought, and still believe, that he was a great composer,” wrote Arnold Schoenberg seven years after...


Classic Brass

Music spanning almost 400 years comes to the fore in Nebraska Brass’s concert, “Brass in Time.” Going as far back as the sonorities that echoed across the grand piazzas and soaring architecture of 17th century Venice comes a 1608 piece by Giovanni Gabrieli. And, reaching beyond Earth’s horizons into the infinities of outer space, there’s John Williams’s 1977 music for Star Wars.

In between, the quintet, as if...


Engelbert humperdinck Engelbert Humperdinck

International musical legend Engelbert Humperdinck with his remarkable voice and talent is coming to the Holland for a one-night show. Humperdinck has sold more than 150 million records over a career spanning more than five decades. During the performance the audience will hear classic hits and newer songs from this man who has been called, “Mr. Romance.” From romantic ballads with eternal themes of love and...


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