July 7 Omaha Under the Radar
Performances begin at 5:00

In its third season, Omaha Under the Radar unites adventurous performing artists from around the country to perform in Omaha, celebrating both Nebraska-based performers and creators, as well as experimental scenes throughout North America. Performances will be held favorite local venues, including KANEKO, Joslyn Art Museum, House of Loom, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Project Project, and Milk Run.

At Joslyn, Omaha Under the Radar celebrates the special exhibition Sheila Hicks: Material Voices with vibrant music performances throughout the Museum.

The event begins with a performance of a new work, "Thread, Stitch, Weave, Bind," for violin and cello by Stacey Barelos, inspired by the weavings of Sheila Hicks and fusing melodic string contours within the varying textures of extended string techniques.  Seen/Heard trio (harp, voice, flute) collect human emotion and spin it back to us through sound. Omaha clarinetist Samuel Bertino explores innovative new composition for the instrument. Lori Reckling is a tuned-in composer from Omaha, who shares her work through talented students at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. Allison Balcetis returns to her hometown to present trailblazing works for the saxophone. New Muse Piano Duo join forces on a single piano. And Oracle Hysterical, a super group of musicians from around the country, are shattering our conceptions of Baroque instruments and techniques with their original music.

The event is free and open to the public. Visitors wishing to view the special exhibition, Sheila Hicks: Material Voices must obtain an exhibition ticket at the admissions desk.

For more information or to purchase tickets to the festival, visit Omaha Under the Radar.




Omaha Under the Radar is an annual experimental performance festival in the Midwest, featuring four days of performances, multiple venues, and inspiring performers from around the country. The festival emerged out of a desire to recognize and elevate the adventurous and innovative performers living and working in the Midwest, and to connect this community to other performance communities throughout the United States. By encouraging conversation about performance practice and collaboration, Omaha Under the Radar allows a platform for innovation for the next generation of artists and audiences. Check back for updates and keep experimenting!



Omaha Under the Radar is presented by Analog Arts, with additional support from the Nebraska Arts Council, New Music USA, and Farnam House Brewery.