The Omaha Symphony will open its 2019-20 season in September with Music Director Thomas Wilkins conducting a new work by Zhou Tian celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Trans Continental Railroad. Tian’s work is a co-commission with multiple orchestras that will perform the piece in 2019. The orchestra will mark Beethoven’s 250th birthday with several Beethoven-related programs including an all-Beethoven season finale featuring the composer’s “Eroica” Symphony and Symphony No. 2. Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, a pianist, will perform with the orchestra in May. Also planned are Schoenberg’s Transfigured Night; Stravinsky’s Pulcinella ballet score; symphonies by Brahms, Dvorak, Mahler, and Schumann; and Haydn’s “Lord Nelson” Mass. The Omaha Symphony’s three-concert family series will include one concert featuring a new work by twelve-year-old Omaha composer Winston Schneider. 

Posted February 28, 2019