January 7 Symphony Joslyn
1:00/1:25 - 3:00 PM

The Omaha Symphony presents its 2017-18 Symphony Joslyn Series in Joslyn’s Witherspoon Concert Hall on six select Sundays, October through May, at 2 pm.  Joslyn curators present pre-concert gallery talks at 1 pm and 1:25 pm showcasing works of art inspired by concert themes.
Schumann's 3rd Symphony

Britten looks back to Renaissance composer John Dowland for inspiration in his variations for solo viola and orchestra. Listen for sorrowful, yet beautiful paeans to lost love. Schumann’s “Rhenish” Symphony recalls a visit to the Rhineland, where he encountered bucolic countryside and the solemn splendor of Cologne’s Gothic cathedral.

Gemma New, conductor; Brian Sherwood, viola
BRITTEN: Lachrymae
SCHUMANN: Symphony No. 3, “Rhenish”

Gallery Talks

Pre-concert gallery talks with Joslyn curators begin at 1 pm and 1:25 pm in Gallery 4 (participants select one session).

Arthur Hughes (British, 1832 – 1915) and William Holman Hunt (British, 1827 – 1910), Oriana, n.d., Robert H. and Mildred T. Storz Endowment Fund Purchase, 1995.17

William Holman Hunt was a founding member of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, a small group formed in 1848 that rejected the formulaic teaching of the Academy in London and sought to evoke the spirit of early Renaissance painting. Oriana illustrates a moment from Alfred Lord Tennyson’s 1830 ballad of a knight mourning the death of his beloved, killed in battle by his own straying arrow. Rather than depict the central tragedy, however, Holman Hunt focused on the doomed lovers’ farewell. Left unfinished by Hunt, the painting was eventually completed by Arthur Hughes, a close friend and follower of the Pre-Raphaelites.


Season tickets are currently on sale. New subscribers can buy a season ticket package to Symphony Joslyn at $112 (for all six concerts), which is a 50% savings over purchasing them at regular price! To purchase season ticket package contact Ticket Omaha at (402) 345-0606 or visit omahasymphony.org.

Single tickets will go on sale near Monday, August 14. Regular single tickets for Symphony Joslyn are $33 each. Joslyn members may purchase single concert tickets for $27 each (a 20% savings; to receive the discount). Joslyn Members must call Ticket Omaha to reserve advance single tickets or show your Joslyn membership card if purchasing tickets at the door the day of the concert. This offer is not available to the general public. Join Joslyn to qualify for this offer.

Upcoming Symphony Joslyn Programs:

February 18, 2018 - Haydn’s The Hunt Symphony
March 18, 2018 - Mendelssohn’s Reformation Symphony
May 20, 2018 - Beethoven’s 8th Symphony