Friday, January 7, 2011

Thomas + Thomas = A Feast for Eyes & Ears!!

WHAT: Wild About Nature!
Sponsored by Children’s Hospital & Medical Center

WHEN: Sunday, January 16 at 2 PM

WHERE: Holland Performing Arts Center 1200 Douglas Street

TICKETS: Kids: $7 Adults: $9.75 402.342.3560

Kids of all ages will love Wild About Nature!, a family concert that celebrates incredible wildlife and imaginative music. World-renowned photographer and Nebraska native Thomas D. Mangelsen’s beloved nature images are paired with kid-friendly classics to teach lessons of appreciation and conservation. Omaha Symphony Music Director Thomas Wilkins will take the podium, as Thomas D. Mangelsen’s stunning photography is projected on a big screen above the orchestra. Don’t miss this feast for the eyes and ears Sunday, January 16 at 2 p.m. at the Holland Performing Arts Center.

Thomas D. Mangelsen is recognized as one of the world’s premier nature photographers. His work has been published in National Geographic, Life, Audubon, National Wildlife, Smithsonian, Natural History, Newsweek, Wildlife Art, American Photo, and many other publications, as well as featured on TV programs from The Today Show and Good Morning America to CNN’s World News and ABC’s World News Tonight.

Immediately following the concert, Mangelsen will host an Artist Reception at the Mangelsen-Images of Nature Gallery in the Old Market. Meet Thomas D. Mangelsen as he shares his limited edition images that reflect the intimate beauty of our natural world. Mangelsen will share stories from his recent travels and will be available for signing throughout the event.

Parents are encouraged to bring their children early to enjoy pre-concert lobby activities that start at 1:15 p.m.: an instrument petting zoo and a homemade instrument workshop. Families can also visit the Omaha Children’s Museum before the show to create one-of-a-kind instruments. These hands-on workshops will take place Saturday, Jan. 8, Sunday, Jan. 9, and Saturday, Jan. 15 between 11 a.m. – Noon and 2 – 3 p.m. At the conclusion of Wild About Nature!, Maestro Wilkins will invite children to bring their creations on stage and conduct them as a homemade instrument band!

Wild About Nature is sponsored by Children’s Hospital and Medical Center. Special thanks to Thomas D. Mangelsen, David Mangelsen, and Mangelsen-Images of Nature Gallery, 1115 Harney Street, Omaha, 402.342-8460,

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