September 29 Symphony Joslyn
1:00/1:25 - 3:00 PM

The Omaha Symphony presents its 2019-20 Symphony Joslyn Series in Joslyn’s Witherspoon Concert Hall on six 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 concert themes.
Transfigured Night

The Omaha Symphony brass and percussion sections herald you into the new season with Tomasi’s Fanfares Liturgiques, based on the Don Juan mythology. Schoenberg’s lush, hyper-romantic Transfigured Night uses a full ensemble of strings to bring poetry to life before Ravel’s delightful Tombeau de Couperin uses lighthearted melodies and supreme wind writing to evoke beloved companions lost in World War I. A concert feature for every member of the Omaha Symphony - “Look, how brightly the universe shines!”

Vladimir Kulenovic, conductor
Carmelo Galante, clarinet

TOMASI: Fanfares Liturgiques
SCHOENBERG: Verklaerte Nacht
TBD: Clarinet Concerto
RAVEL: Le Tombeau de Couperin

Gallery Talks

Gallery talks presented by Toby Jurovics, Chief Curator and Holland Curator of American Western Art, begin in Gallery 10 at 1 pm and 1:25 pm (participants, please select one session).

George Copeland Ault (American, 1891-1948), August Night at Russell's Corners, 1948, oil on canvas, Museum purchase, 1955.189

This shadowy and enigmatic painting seems to hide secrets all its own. George Ault painted this intersection in Woodstock, New York – his home from 1937 until his death in 1948 – five times, as if trying to uncover a hidden meaning in this still, spare scene. Recognized as a Precisionist for his crisp renderings of the New York City skyline and unadorned representations of urban architecture, Ault enjoyed early success as a realist artist, but became evermore reclusive and alienated from the gallery world as his career unfolded. After leaving the city for the quiet rural community of Woodstock, his mood shifted toward the melancholy and surreal. The frozen silences of empty streets surrounding Woodstock conveyed a complex psychological remoteness that captured the artist’s attention and found its way into the dramatically lit August Night at Russell's Corner


Season tickets are currently on sale. Season ticket packages to Symphony Joslyn include all six concerts for $186, which is a 15% savings over purchasing them at regular price! To purchase season ticket package contact Ticket Omaha at (402) 345-0606 or visit

Single tickets will go on sale August 19. Regular single tickets for Symphony Joslyn are $35 each. Joslyn members may purchase single concert tickets for $28 each (a 20% savings). To receive a 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:

November 17, 2019 - Brahm's Serenade No. 1
January 12, 2020 - Stravinsky's "Pulcinella"
March 15, 2020 - Schumann's Symphony No. 2
April 19, 2020 - Haydn & Beethoven
May 17, 2020 - Mozart with Condoleezza Rice and Thomas Wilkins