OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — In a new release from the Omaha Symphony, the organization named a lineup that's sure to have something for everyone.
The 2019/2020 season will include hits like Batman, The Empire Strikes Back and more.
You can read the full release below:
The musically diverse season includes both classical and contemporary favorites performed by Omaha’s own professional orchestra on six unique series: MasterWorks, Symphony Pops, Symphony Rocks, Symphony Joslyn, Movies, and Family.
The MasterWorks series features well-known and beloved symphonic works, including Dvorak’s “New World” Symphony, highlights from Tchaikovsky’s thrilling ballet Swan Lake, a Piano Power program featuring Rachmaninoff and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, and music by Brahms, Mahler, and an all-Beethoven finale. On the Symphony Joslyn series, Dr. Condoleezza Rice will return to the orchestra under the baton of her good friend, Music Director Thomas Wilkins, while other series highlights including Schoenberg’s Transfigured Night, Stravinsky’s complete ballet score for Pulcinella, and music by Haydn, Brahms, and Schumann.
Other season highlights include Bugs Bunny at the Symphony: 30th Anniversary on the Symphony Pops Series, Windborne’s Music of Queen on the Symphony Rocks Series, and three full-length movies on the Movies Series: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban[Symbol] in Concert, Tim Burton’s Batman, and The Empire Strikes Back.
“The upcoming symphony season truly showcases the versatility of your Omaha Symphony,” said Jennifer L. Boomgaarden, President and CEO. “From our traditional MasterWorks and Joslyn series to Pops, Rocks, and Movies to our extensive educational programming, it is not unusual for us to ask our talented musicians to perform Mahler’s Symphony No. 3, a definite challenge for any musician, one week; mentor high school musicians the next week; and undertake technically demanding music like John Williams’ score to The Empire Strikes Back the next. We are so fortunate to have incredibly adaptable performers here in Omaha that allow us to serve such a broad base of our community.”
The symphony will also celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday with several Beethoven-related programs, including an all-Beethoven season finale featuring the composer’s “Eroica” Symphony, and Symphony No. 2 on the Symphony Joslyn Series.
Season ticket subscribers can begin renewing their subscription packages the week of February 18 via mail, phone, or online at omahasymphony.org. Subscribers to most series receive a discount on their season ticket package equivalent to one free concert. Subscribers also receive a 15% discount when adding tickets to concert not included in their subscription package.
Other highlights from the 2019/20 season include:
For ticketing information, contact the Omaha Symphony at 402-345-0606, or online at www.omahasymphony.org .
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The Omaha Symphony is a non-profit organization that presents more than 100 live orchestral performances from September through June. In addition to MasterWorks, Symphony Pops, Symphony Rocks, Movies, Symphony Joslyn, and Family series concerts, the Omaha Symphony’s nationally recognized education and community engagement programs touch the lives of more than 40,000 people each year. For tickets or information regarding the Omaha Symphony, call 402-345-0606 or visit