Monday, May 31, 2010

PHOTO: The show must--and did--go on

So here's the deal. Mother Nature gave us a little grief at the Outdoor Concert (see photo-courtesy Matt Miller, Omaha World-Herald)...but she couldn't stop our amazing musicians and equally amazing supporters from coming out and playing/hearing some FREE patriotic music! Sure, the concert was postponed and shortened by passing storms, but we still got some classics in. We were blown away by how many people put up umbrellas and stayed put at Lake Manawa. Thank you to everyone who made Sunday's Free Outdoor Concert possible, especially our sponsors: the Iowa West Foundation & Alegent Health.

Friday, May 28, 2010


FOR MORE INFORMATION & Directions, Click here.
Bring a picnic & enjoy Patriotic Pops in the Park!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The Music of Led Zeppelin & Three Dog Night - 2 New Rock Concerts Announced!

Omaha, NE— The Omaha Symphony is thrilled to announce the addition of two new Special Concerts, Three Dog Night and The Song Remains the Same: The Music of Led Zeppelin—one to the current season and one to the recently announced 2010/11 lineup. Both performances will take place at the Holland Performing Arts Center at 8 p.m. The Led Zeppelin performance is set for Friday, June 11, 2010. Three Dog Night will play with the orchestra on Saturday, February 19, 2011.
The addition of this popular programming makes sense considering recent sales trends. “The success of the Symphony Rocks season over the past two years has helped to expand our audiences. Whether it is a "Music of" concert or an original artist with the orchestra, audiences have embraced the concerts in this series,” said Lex Poppens, vice president of marketing for the Omaha Symphony.
The Song Remains the Same: The Music of Led Zeppelin combines the power of legendary hits and live orchestra. Audiences can expect to hear hits like “Stairway to Heaven,” “Kashmir,” and “Black Dog,” and enjoy an evening of hard rock and electric energy. Tickets for this show will go on sale, starting Friday, April 23.
Three Dog Night—the 1970s radio sensation—will bring its popular rocks hits to the Holland. Audiences will enjoy upbeat classics like “Joy To The World, “Mama Told Me Not To Come,” and “Old Fashioned Love Song”. This incredible live band performed to a sold out crowd during the symphony’s 2002/03 season. Season ticket holders can purchase these now; they’ll go on sale to single ticket buyers in August.
For tickets, please visit or call the Omaha Symphony Ticket Office at 402.342.3560.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Concert Broadcasts on Classical 90.7 KVNO Start this Weekend!

OMAHA, NEB. – Classical 90.7 KVNO is proud to announce the line-up for its third season of “Omaha Symphony on KVNO” broadcasts. The series features 14 programs, to be aired weekly on Sunday mornings at 8 a.m., beginning May 16 and concluding August 8, 2010. The schedule is as follows:
• May 9: The Music of Mozart (MasterWorks)
• May 16: Schubert's Second (Chamber)
• May 23: Passport To Russia (MasterWorks)
• May 30: Haydn's Fanfare and Farewell (Chamber)
• June 6: Mendelssohn's Masterpiece (MasterWorks)
• June 13: The Haffner Symphony (Chamber)
• June 20: A Night of Firsts (Masterworks)
• June 27: The Clock Symphony (Chamber)
• July 4: All-American Fanfare (MasterWorks)
• July 11: Scheherazade (MasterWorks)
• July 18: A Space Odyssey (Sights & Sounds)
• July 25: Flute Showcase (Chamber)
• August 1: Divertimento (Chamber)
• August 8: Beethoven's Fifth (Masterworks)
Classical 90.7 KVNO, Omaha's premier public radio station, serves the terrestrial, online, and UNO campus communities with quality programs that enlighten, entertain and educate. More information about the station is available on its web site (, Twitter( and Facebook (search ‘KVNO’).
Please consider including Classical 90.7 KVNO in your estate plans.
6001 Dodge St., CB200 / Omaha, NE 68182-0564 / 402.554.5866 /

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Flute Showcase Preview...don't miss Maria this weekend!

Saturday, May 8 at 7 PM
UNO Strauss Performing Arts Center
For tickets, call 342-3560 or visit

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Beethoven's Fifth: A "Journey of the Human Spirit"

Don't Miss It! May 14 & 15 at the Holland Center.
Get tickets online at
OR call 402.345.0606

Monday, May 3, 2010

Omaha Symphony to perform FREE Outdoor Concert in Council Bluffs—featuring patriotic, popular music

What: Patriotic Pops in the Park
Funded through a grant from the Iowa West Foundation
Also sponsored by Alegent Health
When: Sunday, May 30 Concert begins at 7 PM
Where: Lake Manawa State Park’s North Shore Park, in Council Bluffs
Details: FREE admission; call 402.342.3560 or visit

Omaha, Neb – Experience the excitement and beauty of live orchestral music for FREE! You’re invited to spend part of your Memorial Day weekend with the Omaha Symphony at a free outdoor concert in Council Bluffs. Lake Manawa’s North shore is the setting for this special patriotic-themed pops performance on Sunday, May 30. Patriotic Pops in the Park will begin at 7 p.m.
For a second year, the Iowa West Foundation has made this extraordinary event possible. Thanks to a generous grant, the orchestra is able to provide Iowa and Nebraska residents with first-class, family-friendly entertainment for free! Alegent Health has also stepped up to support this one-of-a-kind opportunity. You’ll hear favorites like “The Star Spangled Banner” and “America the Beautiful,” along with Sousa marches, a medley honoring America’s armed forces, and exhilarating popular movie music.
The Iowa West Foundation, headquartered in Council Bluffs, is one of the largest community-based private foundations in the Midwest. Funding for the Foundation’s grants comes from investment earnings and also the Iowa West Racing Association, which receives fees from casino operators—Ameristar and Harrah’s. The Iowa West Foundation makes grants to non-profit organizations in southwest Iowa and eastern Nebraska. For more information, visit its website at
On May 30, pack a picnic and enjoy “Patriotic Pops in the Park.” Make holiday memories with your loved ones and the Omaha Symphony!