Music Pick

As the leaves begin to consider changing color and the temperatures contemplate adjusting downward, Symphony Joslyn comes to life again this month in a genial concert. Beethoven’s 4th Symphony gets top billing. The least-frequently-heard o... more

Sep 1, 2016 1:00 AM Music

“The band is playing somewhere and somewhere hearts are light” wrote Ernest Lawrence Thayer in his legendary evocation of Casey at the Bat. And, as the College World Series wraps up its glories, a large ensemble of other kinds of players as... more

Jun 22, 2016 9:55 PM Music

Igor Stravinsky and Sergei Prokofiev. Indelible names. Indelible music. Both forever left their marks, thrilling and delighting audiences with so many different kinds of pieces. And so many of them varied in style and sound for each compose... more

Jun 22, 2016 9:46 AM Music

Maurice Ravel was in his mid-20s when he was inspired to write with youth in mind, creating miniature duo piano pieces for children. They incorporate ideas of Charles Perrault’s 17th and 18th centuries Mother Goose Tales, stories which chil... more

Jun 9, 2016 10:18 AM Music

Dale Watson, the legendary Texas troubadour, will be in Omaha to share his musical talents as one of the last true honky-tonk artists. The music Watson brings to the stage is true country music. On this tour he travels with, “His Lone Stars... more

Jun 8, 2016 1:00 AM Music

Tango. One word. Astor Piazzolla. Two. They go together. Three. Step off from there. Let the sound seep into your soul. The wide world now embraces the beat, the throb, the sensuality originating with that Argentinian master. Classical musi... more

May 31, 2016 1:00 AM Music

“Nostalgia and Fantasy” are the words used to describe the essence of Omaha Symphony’s final concert of this season. This apt description of the joyful finale, personifies three differing parts of the world, evoked in suites full of sweet h... more

May 29, 2016 1:53 AM Music

You don’t often get to hear music by Gustav Mahler’s contemporary and countryman Alexander Zemlinsky. But you can at this month’s Omaha Symphony Joslyn performance of his 1934 Sinfonietta, his last purely orchestral composition. It was prec... more

May 16, 2016 8:48 PM Music

Music spanning almost 400 years comes to the fore in Nebraska Brass’s concert, “Brass in Time.” Going as far back as the sonorities that echoed across the grand piazzas and soaring architecture of 17th century Venice comes a 1608 piece by G... more

May 15, 2016 6:54 PM Music

International musical legend Engelbert Humperdinck with his remarkable voice and talent is coming to the Holland for a one-night show. Humperdinck has sold more than 150 million records over a career spanning more than five decades. During ... more

May 6, 2016 9:00 AM Music

Jazz singer, James Tormé, travels through time celebrating the greats in the Scott Recital Hall as part of the 1200 Club Series. Tormé adds a twist to the legendary singers of the ages as he Celebrates the Greats. With songs from Ella Fitzg... more

May 2, 2016 1:00 AM Music

As you probably know, black prison inmates in America’s South, hammering and digging along rural roads, came up with chain gang songs. They lifted their voices and their feet, clinking and clanging in percussive harmony. Black brothers in ... more

Apr 21, 2016 2:35 AM Music

American composer John Adams started making his indelible impression on listeners when, in his early 30s, he spun off from the compelling audacity of minimalism into his own directions with pieces such as Shaker Loops and Harmonium. The for... more

Apr 15, 2016 4:00 PM Music

World- famed jazz vocalist Karrin Allyson swings into town. The UNO alum accords with chords echoing on the same campus where she once lifted her voice before soaring off into stardom.   The focus of her performance spins off from her 2015... more

Apr 11, 2016 12:00 PM Music

Music from the past century merges with century-old traditions in expressions of religious faith in “Sacred Conversation,” a Symphony Joslyn concert. The content ranges from 1800 to 1978 in works by composers famed around the world, Franz ... more

Apr 11, 2016 12:00 PM Music

American music takes center stage in a concert by The Nebraska Wind Symphony. And two compositions are shiny new, both published just two years ago. They are “Red Covered Bridge” by Robert Sheldon and Marvis Rorie, Jr.’s “Yellow, The Color ... more

Apr 11, 2016 9:00 AM Music

The concert is called “Heritage.” In it, The Amernet String Quartet focuses on Jewish heritage in music of the last century, especially calling attention to two composers murdered in concentration camps. One is Austrian/Czech Viktor Ullman... more

Apr 4, 2016 1:00 AM Music

A little twang, a little fuzz, and a whole lot of noise creates a recipe for mass seduction. With 3 bands who’s names could be a Saturday Morning Cartoon lineup, Noah’s Ark was a Spaceship, Mint Wad Willy, and Eric In Outerspace team up and... more

Mar 21, 2016 1:00 AM Music

It’s easy to see why there’s an early start on this show. That’s because there is just too much music to contain in your standard set times. Six bands will be on site at the Lookout, with One-Eyed Doll and co-headliners Eyes Set to Kill lea... more

Mar 16, 2016 1:00 AM Music