NWS Season 40 – 2016-2017

40th Concert Season

A celebration of 40 years of making wonderful music for the greater Omaha area since 1977.


flyer-fallconcert-spanningtheglobeSun, Nov 13, 2016
NWS Fall Concert “Spanning the Globe”
3PM – Omaha Conservatory of Music, 7023 Cass
Selections included “Armenian Dances” by American composer Alfred Reed, “Valdres”  by Norwegian composer Johannes Hanssen, “Variations on a Korean Folk Song” by John Barnes Chance, “African Dreams” by Brant Karrick, and others.  The concert featured an NWS brass quintet playing a new arrangement by Keith Michael Davis of Ralph Vaughan Williams’ “Folk Song Suite”. “Gabriel’s Oboe” by Ennio Morricone with oboe soloist, Caitlin Seguin was performed in memory of former NWS President and oboist, Marcia Regan.
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Tickets: $10 Adults; $5 Students/Seniors; Free for children under 12

Thursday, November 24, 2016
Making Spirits Bright Holiday Concert
7PM – Thanksgiving Night at the Holland Center
Admission: Free!  Seating is first come, first served.

flyer-winterconcert-pastpresentfutureSunday, February 19, 2017
NWS Winter Concert – ‘Past, Present, and Future’
3PM – Omaha Conservatory of Music
Our 40th Anniversary celebration continued with music that reflects on our past and points us towards the future. This concert featured 12 Middle School All-Star Tubas on “Baby Elephant Walk” and “Tubas with Attitude”.  Yarek Tereshchenko, violin soloist and faculty member at the Omaha Conservatory of Music, performed the haunting “Theme from Schindler’s List”.  Brian Kracl, tuba, soloed on the “Jig” movement written in memory of Tom Sibbit from the “Friendship Suite”We also welcomed back former Music Directors Dr. Timothy Yontz and Dr. Erica Neidlinger and Associate Director Chris Tucker as guest conductors.
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Tickets: $10 Adults; $5 Students/Seniors; Free for children under 12

The Nebraska Arts Council, a state agency, has supported this program through its matching grants program funded by the Nebraska Legislature, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment. Visit www.nebraskaartscouncil.org for information on how the Nebraska Arts Council can assist your organization, or how you can support the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.

Middle School All-Star Tubas Mannequin Challenge

Sunday, April 9, 2017 – 3PM – Omaha Conservatory of Music
NWS 40th Anniversary Celebration Concert – “A Festive Celebration”
Our guest directors were founding music director, Tony Snyder, former associate directors Dr. Steve Kelly and Dan Kingkade. The 2017 NE Wind Symphony Memorial Scholarship winner, trombonist Cal Switzer,  performed Arthur Pryor’s “Fantastic Polka” with the band.  Special guest was Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert providing narration for Dr. Seuss’s “Oh, The Places You’ll Go”, a new work for band by NWS associate director, Keith Davis.
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Tickets: $10 Adults; $5 Students/Seniors; Free for children under 12

Saturday, May 6, 2017
UNMC Commencement – Prelude Music, Processional and Recessional

Sunday, July 2, 2017
NWS Summer Concert with the NWS Swingtones Big Band
6PM – St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church, 11900 Pacific St
Free will donation

Tuesday, July 4, 2017
NWS 4th of July Celebration with the NWS Swingtones Big Band
6PM – Chalco Hills Recreation, S 154th St and Giles Road
Rain location: St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church
Free will donation
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