Something Special @ Joslyn
Looking for something fun to do? A new and different way to experience Joslyn? Please join us for art talks, tours, music, movies, and more - programs presented with a twist! Check back often for links to special events you won't want to miss.
February 13, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Valentine's Dinner & Concert
April 1 @ 7:30 PM
Ballet Nebraska presents Momentum
Holiday Under Glass
Enjoy the sounds of the season during Holiday Under Glass
, Joslyn's annual holiday concert series featuring area musical groups. Admission to the event is free. Performances are held in the ConAgra Foods Atrium, and Café Durham is open from 10:30 am to 3 pm (free WiFi service available). A gallery tour follows each concert at 1 pm (see the links below). Seats fill quickly; if you plan to have lunch during the concert, consider arriving early. Join us!
- Mastersingers of Omaha
- Grace University
- Creighton Music Department
- Central High School Hand Bell Choir and String Quartet
- Omaha Symphonic Chorus
- Central High School Singers and Bel Canto
ConAgra Foods Foundation is a sponsor of Joslyn's Holiday Under Glass
concert series as part of its Shine the Light on Hunger campaign. Bring nonperishable food items to the Museum to donate to Food Bank for the Heartland ($1 off Go West!
admission for general public with donation.)
Symphony Joslyn Series 2015-16
Spend Sunday afternoons immersed in music and art!
The Omaha Symphony Chamber Orchestra presents its 2015-16 season,
Symphony Joslyn, in Joslyn’s Witherspoon Concert Hall, on select Sundays,
September 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
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 Labor Day. Regular single tickets for Symphony Joslyn are $36 each.
Joslyn members may purchase single concert tickets for $28.80 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
September 27 - Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto
Thomas Wilkins, conductor; Susanna Perry Gilmore, violin
Prokofiev’s lyrical concerto offers our concertmaster abundant opportunities to revel in the work’s melodic beauty. Effervescent works from Spanish composers, including the “Spanish Mozart” Arriaga, bookend the program.
November 22 - Mozart’s Prague Symphony
Ari Pelto, conductor; Patrick Pfister, trombone
Riotously creative, Mozart’s “Prague” Symphony stitches together melody, color, and rhythm into a thrilling musical marvel. Best known for scoring The Godfather, Nino Rota imbues his concertos with his trademark intensity and elegance.
January 10 - I Hear America Singing
Thomas Wilkins, conductor; Christopher Burchett, baritone
Sweeping, tuneful works by American composers come together in an appealing program that is part of the 2015-16 citywide “Westward O” celebration of the American West.
February 28 - Schubert’s 5th Symphony
Perry So, conductor; Maria Harding, flute
Ballet music from Rameau and Mozart operas prepare the way for Schubert’s luminous and lively fifth symphony, plus the deft artistry of the Omaha Symphony’s principal flute shines in Reinecke’s heartily Romantic concerto.
April 17 - Sacred Conversation
May 22 - Beethoven’s 1st Symphony
Thomas Wilkins, conductor; Carmelo Galante, clarinet; James Compton, bassoon
Ernest Richardson, conductor; Voices of Résonance
chorus Résonance joins the orchestra for inspired works by Stravinsky
and Haydn, while the string section shines in pieces including Adams’s
hypnotic Shaker Loops.
Beethoven’s youthful symphony caps a program that includes the charming Duet-concertino of Richard Strauss, inspired by a Hans Christian Andersen tale and performed by two of the Omaha Symphony’s outstanding principal woodwinds.
(above): Ernest Richardson, Omaha Symphony Resident Conductor, and Thomas Wilkins, Omaha Symphony Music Director. Photo courtesy of Bill Sitzmann.