Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Thomas Talks... about Omaha, Detroit, and Hollywood, too!

QUESTION: What are you most proud of in Omaha?

ANSWER: The enthusiasm, energy and artistry with which these musicians are now playing for me. We just did the last three subscription weeks to close the season, starting with "The Rite of Spring," which was a phenomenal performance, then a Dvorak Ninth that was also stunning, and we ended the season with a Mahler Fifth that took me days to come down from.

The other thing that I really like is that our education programs are still strong and still a high priority. I conduct a concert on every series, including the family series and pops series, because I wanted the organization and the community to know that I think all of those things are equally important.

Q: Your emphasis on community involvement sounds like Leonard Slatkin's..............

Read more of Thomas Wilkins' Q & A with the Detroit Free Press...

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

See symphony musicians this summer!

The 2009/10 season starts in September, but until then, symphony musicians are keeping busy performing in the community and around the country. Find out where and when with our summer music database. We are constantly updating these listings to reflect our musicians' schedules. Enjoy! Thanks for your support of the arts all year round!


Thursday, June 11, 2009

Tune in to KVNO Classical 90.7 this summer to get your symphony fix!

We are happy to announce that KVNO Classical 90.7 will be broadcasting some of the Omaha Symphony's 2008/09 concerts this summer. These special, exclusive broadcasts start July 5. So whether you missed a concert--or just want to hear some quality classical music, tune in as KVNO and the Omaha Symphony bring the sound of the concert hall into your home.

Click here to see the concert broadcast schedule!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


Photo courtesy OWH Photographer James R. Burnett

John Pitcher, a reporter with the Omaha World-Herald, wrote a beautiful, in-depth feature on our Conductor Symposium. This weekend event allowed aspiring young conductors the chance to lead a professional orchestra and learn from the best. Pitcher follows Music Director Thomas Wilkins as he guides young conductors toward more polished podium skills.

A great read! Click here:

Monday, June 1, 2009

REVIEW: Symphony is spectacular on Mahler's Fifth


I think it's safe to say the season went out with a bang! Just wait until you see what's in store for 2009/10...