Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Popular "PICTURES" to show off orchestra's artistry

Imagine strolling through one of the world’s finest art galleries, with painting after unique painting capturing your eyes and imagination. That’s the experience you’ll have listening to “Pictures at an Exhibition,” the popular masterpiece with movements based on pieces of artwork! Enjoy musical artistry at its best as the Omaha Symphony performs “Pictures at an Exhibition” and more November 12 and 13 at 8 p.m. at the Holland Center.

Omaha Symphony Music Director Thomas Wilkins will conduct this MasterWorks program, themed around the intersection of music and visual art. The concert begins with Johann Strauss, Jr.’s Künstlerleben “Artist’s Life” Waltz, a high-spirited Viennese dance, and Paul Hindemith’s Mathis der Maler (“Mathias the Painter”)—both inspired by visual artists. On the second half of the program, the audience enters “Pictures,” a 10-part piece that showcases the orchestra and numerous recognizable melodies.

Tickets to “Pictures at an Exhibition” are available now, starting at just $15. To purchase tickets, please call the Omaha Symphony Box Office at 402.342.3560 (open M-F, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.) or order online at

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