Nebraska Concerts

Sunday July 31, on Nebraska Concerts:

The Omaha Symphony Orchestra will entertain you with music of heroes, emperors, kings and queens. Conductor Thomas Wilkins will lead the orchestra in a performance of the Overture from Semiramide, the opera by Rossini that tells the story of the legendary Assyrian Queen Semiramide. And guest pianist Andre Watts joins the symphony for Beethoven's "Emperor" Piano Concerto.

Plus, we'll hear Richard Strauss' Ein Heldenleben or A Hero's Life, said by some to be the most epic of all hero stories. Entertainingly enough, the hero depicted in the tone poem is Strauss himself!

Omaha Symphony Orchestra

In July we bring you these programs on Nebraska Concerts:

7/3 – Omaha Symphony, "Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto," from 5/10/14

7/10 – Lincoln Organ Showcase, Christopher Keenan, from 2/7/16

7/17 – Omaha Symphony, "The Spring of Creation," from 5/18/14

7/24 – Abendmusik, South Dakota Chorale, from 1/24/16

7/31 – Omaha Symphony, "Andre Watts Plays the 'Emperor Concerto,'" from 6/7/14

And, in August we bring you these encore programs:

8/07 - (from 2/21) Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra, “Rhapsody in Blue,” recorded 9/18/15

8/14 - (from 4/17) Jupiter String Quartet, from a Lincoln Friends of Chamber Music concert, recorded 11/15/15

8/21 - (from 5/29) Pianist Stephen Hough, from a Lied Center for Performing Arts concert, recorded 12/1/15

8/28 - (from 6/26) Mezzo-soprano Laurie Rubin and pianist Jennifer Taira, from an Arts for the Soul concert, recorded 11/15/15

This weekly program airs Sundays at 1 p.m. Central on all stations of the NET Radio network.  It is produced and edited by Dave Hughes. Robert Goldberg is the scriptwriter and host.  Most of the concerts are recorded by James Duchesneau and Jeff Smith.  UNL Glenn Korff School of Music recordings are courtesy of Jeffrey O'Brien.  Nebraska Brass and Nebraska Jazz Orchestra are recorded by Tony Hillhouse and are courtesy of Arts Incorporated.  Omaha Symphony concerts are recorded by Clete Baker of Studio B for Classical 90.7 KVNO.

Nebraska Concerts programs are not available for purchase, or as a podcast. You may stream the show online, and you may also search playlists from past shows.