March 15 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.
Schumann's Symphony No. 2

Music for royalty starts this program, with Handel’s Water Music created literally to row King George I up and down the Thames! Dvorak’s Wind Serenade feels just as regal, with rhythmic, driving lines matched against light, airy melodies. Schumann balances solemn, moving strings and delicate trumpet work with powerful moments of joy and energy. The second movement Scherzo will remind you that he had a gift of writing things that sound simple, and yet are fiendishly difficult. Virtuosic ensemble work of the highest order – a true feature for the entire Omaha Symphony.

Rossen Milanov, conductor

HANDEL: Water Music
DVORAK: Wind Serenade
SCHUMANN: Symphony No. 2
SCHUMANN: Traumerei

Gallery Talks

Gallery talks presented by Toby Jurovics, Chief Curator and Holland Curator of American Western Art begin in Pavilion Gallery 14 at 1:00 pm and 1:25 pm (participants, please select one session).

Donald Judd (American, 1928-1994), Untitled, 1982, brass and blue anodized aluminum, Museum purchase, 1984.16 1

Judd's ideas about art developed in a period when American artists were intensely involved in rethinking the fundamentals. Every aspect of art, from its conception, logic, and materials to its environment, was questioned. Judd, in particular, was anxious to divorce his work from what he considered European-derived conventions, such as compositional arrangement and allusion to the natural world. Judd's constructions are carefully composed so that materials support themselves and are equal in emphasis to the form rather than subservient or added to it. One is acutely aware of the properties of Judd's materials--their mass, their sheen, their tensile strength, their hardness, their color. The cool, refined precision of this work can be seen as a triumph over fate, pessimism and imperfection. Judd’s sculptures – while suspect to being seen as distant and aloof, can just as easily be understood as moments of revelation and triumph.


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.

Other Symphony Joslyn Programs:
September 29, 2019 - Transfigured Night
November 17, 2019 - Brahms' Serenade No. 1
January 12, 2020 - Stravinsky's "Pulcinella"
April 19, 2020 - Haydn & Beethoven
May 17, 2020 - Mozart with Condoleezza Rice and Thomas Wilkins