Saturday, January 30, 2010


When: Friday, February 12 and Saturday, February 13 @ 8 PM
Sunday, February 14 @ 2 PM

Where: Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas Street
Tickets: $15.00-$80.00
Call 402.345.0606, 402.342.3560, or visit

Omaha, Neb – Emmy Award winner, Grammy Award nominee, and gold-selling recording artist John Tesh joins the Omaha Symphony for a live concert experience that includes music, dance, intense emotions, and laughter at the Holland Performing Arts Center Valentine’s weekend, February 12-14. The concert will incorporate elements of Tesh’s radio show, “Intelligence For Your Life,” which can be heard on KGOR (Superhits 99.9 FM) Monday through Friday from 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm.

One of the world’s most-renowned composers and entertainers, John Tesh has established himself as a charismatic and engaging musician, providing his audiences with a dazzling evening of music, comedy, romance, and a soaring spirituality. Add to that spectacular lighting effects and the talents of guest performers and “John Tesh In Concert: Music and Intelligence for Your Life” becomes a high-energy evening of music and more for the entire family.

Tesh’s personality and music took PBS by storm with LIVE at RED ROCKS and, with that success gave the former Entertainment Tonight anchor a solid fan base to showcase his musical talents. With his live concert, audiences will get to experience much of Tesh’s energy he first displayed on PBS.

The evening features his hits, as well as elements from Tesh's nationally syndicated radio show, The John Tesh Radio Show: Music and Intelligence For Your Life, which is heard by more than eight million listeners each week in more than 325 markets and was named “Best Daily Program” and “Best Weekly Music Program” by Radio Ink magazine readers.

In a 30-year career that includes investigative reporting for CBS NEWS, Olympic commentating for NBC sports, 10 years as host of Entertainment Tonight, 5 gold albums, 6 Emmy Awards, Grammy nominations, and current hosting of The John Tesh Radio Show, Tesh has established himself as a world-renowned broadcaster and entrepreneur.

Much of the wisdom that Tesh shares with his radio show listeners also appears in his critically-acclaimed book, Intelligence for Your Life – Powerful Lessons for Personal Growth, which was recently featured on the New York Times, Wall St. Journal, USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly and best-seller lists. His new CD, JOHN TESH LIVE – GREATEST HITS VOLUME ONE was recently released and is currently available online and in stores nationwide. For more information visit

Monday, January 25, 2010


Omaha Symphony resident conductor Ernest Richardson has a secret passion from his past that could be stoked by next week's ABBA concert. Intrigued?

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Calling all Dancing Queens!

Calling all “Dancing Queens”! The Omaha Symphony proudly presents ABBA-Mania Saturday, January 30 at 8 p.m. at the Holland Performing Arts Center. Take a chance on a delightful celebration of the music of ABBA, the Swedish pop sensation that stormed the 1970s charts. Experience ABBA’s catchy pop hits in a whole new way, as four dynamic singers are backed by a live band and symphony orchestra. As younger generations discover ABBA through Mamma Mia!, the Broadway show and movie, it’s clear their effervescent melodies have staying power!Enjoy ABBA favorites, including “Mamma Mia!,” “Dancing Queen,” “Take A Chance On Me,” “Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!,” “Waterloo,” “SOS,” “Fernando,” and more. For tickets, call 402.342.3560, 402.345.0606, or visit the Omaha Symphony box office at 1605 Howard Street in downtown Omaha.

Friday, January 8, 2010

JANUARY PODCASTS... Listen & learn!

SCHEHERAZADE MasterWorks Concert - Friday, Jan. 15 & Saturday, Jan. 16 @ 8 PM

LISTEN... Maestro Thomas Wilkins takes us inside the music and narrative behind Scheherazade, Rimsky-Korsakov's tale of a ruthless Sultan and the cunning storyteller who melts his heart.


LISTEN... Maestro Thomas Wilkins is your tour guide on a musical exploration of motivation. What drives music and what drives people? Hear as he describes this inspiring program perfect for kids of all ages.

BUGS BUNNY ON BROADWAY - Saturday, January 23 @ 8 PM & Sunday, Jan. 24 @ 2 PM

LISTEN... Looney Tunes meet classical tunes at this month's Bugs Bunny On Broadway, presented by Warner Bros. studios. Conductor Ernest Richardson shares what to expect from the new Sights & Sounds series!