Omaha Symphony to Offer Free Tickets to Federal Government Employees

January 23, 2019 - 12:07pm

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific in Concert will be performed by the Omaha Symphony Sunday and federal employees affected by the government shutdown are being offered the chance to see it for free.

The show, split into two performances on Saturday and Sunday, will be free for the Sunday showing at 2 p.m. to federal employees who provide their government I.D. at the Holland Performing Arts Center Box Office.

Jennifer Boomgaarden, president and CEO of the Omaha Symphony, said it was a logical decision to offer free tickets to federal employees who are struggling through a difficult time.

“We hope that they have a very positive experience," Boomgaarden said. "We hope that they are able to forget a little bit about the challenges that they’re facing. We hope that we are able, through music, to wrap our arms around them and express our gratitude for everything they’re doing during this challenging time.”

Regular tickets for the 7:30 p.m. show on Saturday and 2 p.m. show on Sunday start at $19. Tickets can be purchased through the Holland Center or on the Omaha Symphony website.



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