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Afro-Cuban sounds resonate through the winds.

Music from last year and from not long ago come into play when the Moran Woodwind Quintet applies it artistry in the final Omaha Chamber Music Society concert of this season. There’s something by Imani Winds founder Valerie, exploring a mixture of Caribbean and African rhythms plus the heartbeats of Santeria beliefs in her “Afro-Cuban Concerto”  from 2001. She aims, she says, to represent “the collective voices of...


Carrabba Chris Carrabba of Dashboard Confessional

The 2000s, on the heels of the '90s grunge whine, saw an influx of bands that were so in touch with their emotions that they got their own genre name: emo. They were known for being raw, expressive and earnest in their heartache. Arguably one of the pioneers of the genre was Dashboard Confessional, a band that retired from the concert scene about six years ago after the release of their sixth studio album Alter The...


New themes from here mingles with timeless classics from over there

From Nebraska to Spain to Austria is the voyage undertaken by the Omaha Chamber Music Society in “Crossing the Atlantic” June 21st . Omaha is Stephen Bouma’s base but his Toccata actually looks to Europe for inspiration and to, as the title suggests, baroque masters including J.S. Bach.

“I imagined a musical cocktail party with composers and philosophers,” he says.

He likewise aims to incorporate harmonic and...


Neon trees Elaine Bradley of Neon Trees

Poppy dance-punk (according to their youtube) band Neon Trees of Provo, Utah is taking it easy and having some fun this tour. They will be a part of the Stir Cove concert series in Council Bluffs this summer as part of their tour "An Intimate Night with Neon Trees," the product of a band who decided a year-long hiatus was far too long without seeing their fans. The tour will be visiting smaller venues and playing...


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