Orchestral

Classical masterworks, including several hand-picked by our beloved Thomas Wilkins for his final season as our Music Director. These concerts put the orchestra front and center as they play the music that's perfectlys made for the concert hall.

2019/2020 Season

2020/2021 Season

Orchestral
September 18 - September 19, 2020

Wilkins, Branford, & Copland

Maestro Wilkins opens the 100th Anniversary Season with good friends and an All-American barn-burner, including three living composers, a world premiere, and saxophone virtuoso Branford Marsalis.
Orchestral
October 23 - October 24, 2020

Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4

Guest conductor Eric Jacobsen leads the orchestra through Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4, taking the listener from the opening call of Fate through the triumphant, heart-racing finale.
Orchestral
January 15 - January 16, 2021

Dvorak Symphony No. 8

Omaha is thrilled to welcome back the world-renowned André Watts, performing Ravel’s masterpiece Piano Concerto for the Left Hand.
Orchestral
February 12 - February 13, 2021

Wagner, Strauss & Chausson

We’re looking at romance differently this February with works from the late 19th century.
Orchestral
March 26 - March 27, 2021

Elgar’s Enigma Variations

Omaha favorite Joshua Roman returns to perform Walton’s lyrical yet brilliant Cello Concerto.
Orchestral
May 21 - May 22, 2021

Wilkins Conducts Mahler 8

With one of the most expansive orchestras required in the repertoire, three choirs, and eight soloists, it will feel like the entire music world is on stage at the Holland.
Orchestral
November 22, 2020

Brahms and Gabriela Lena Frank

Former Omaha Symphony flutist Cynthia Meyers returns to Omaha to reunite with Thomas Wilkins, performing Will-o’-the-Wisp by Gabriela Lena Frank.
Orchestral
December 6, 2020

Mozart & Strauss

A different side of Strauss, his contemporaries, and his muses take center stage at the Witherspoon in December.
Orchestral
January 10, 2021

Wilkins & Perry Gilmore

Concertmaster Susanna Perry Gilmore takes center stage with two works for violin and orchestra: Robin Olson’s macabre but lovely Transylvanian Lullaby, and Vaughan Williams’ historical treatise Concerto Accademico.
Orchestral
February 7, 2021

Schubert Unfinished

Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll, intended as a private birthday gift for his wife, Cosima, became known as a work of uncommon beauty after finally getting published.
Orchestral
March 7, 2021

Beethoven Symphony No. 7

Bulgarian conductor Stilian Kirov returns to Omaha for a program full of old and new favorites and features for the entire orchestra.
Orchestral
May 16, 2021

Sibelius Symphony No. 3

We’re concluding our Symphony Joslyn series with three powerful works by 20th century composers.
Orchestral
April 23 - April 24, 2021

Petrushka & La Valse

Conductor Pablo Rus Broseta returns to Omaha with three works designed to bewitch your senses.

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