Monday, March 22, 2010

Must-hear masterpieces, fun films, legendary rock songs mark Omaha Symphony’s 90th Season

Omaha, Neb – The Omaha Symphony’s 2010/11 season, under the leadership of music director Thomas Wilkins, offers a dazzling spectrum of live musical experiences for the entire community. From Midori to the music of Michael Jackson, Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” to The Oak Ridge Boys, this new programming is brimming with variety, visuals, energy, and exceptional national and local talent. This dynamic collection of concerts is the perfect way to celebrate the Omaha Symphony’s 90th anniversary.

The 2010/11 line-up is united by one common element: the talent and passion of one of the finest orchestras in the country. “Whether taking centerstage for a MasterWorks classic or beautifully complementing of our popular guest artists, our musicians are experts at creating space for people to think, feel, and enjoy,” says Thomas Wilkins, Omaha Symphony music director. “There truly is something inspiring and entertaining for everyone who chooses to experience this season with us.”

“The 2010/11 season showcases the incredible artistry and versatility of our orchestra, while delivering memorable musical experiences for everyone in attendance,” said Rob Hallam, president & CEO of the Omaha Symphony. “We are thrilled to share it with the community we serve.”

The new season includes more than 50 concerts in six distinct series—MasterWorks, Symphony Pops, Symphony Rocks, Chamber, Sights & Sounds, and Family—to give audiences of all ages a wide array of entertainment choices. Some highlights of the 10/11 season include:
v Child prodigy turned violin virtuoso Midori
v Grammy Award-winning Patti Austin sings Ella Fitzgerald classics
v World premiere of a work composed by Omaha’s resident conductor Ernest Richardson
v The Oak Ridge Boys, one of country’s most successful, longest-running groups
v Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, a glorious “Ode to Joy” featuring local choirs
v Rock & roll tributes to Michael Jackson, The Eagles, and Paul McCartney
v Charlie Chaplin’s The Gold Rush silent film with a live soundtrack

For a full listing of 2010/11 programming, please visit, or you may request to have a season brochure mailed to you.

Season ticket packages for all 2010/11 Omaha Symphony series are now available, and single tickets for all performances will be available for the general public in August 2010. To purchase season tickets, call 402.324.3560, log on to, or visit the Omaha Symphony Box Office, located at 1605 Howard St.

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