Sun, Feb 05|
Strauss Performing Arts Center
Founder and Artistic Director of the Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra Jeri Lynne Johnson makes her Omaha Symphony guest conducting debut with a program that juxtaposes the best of antiquity and modernity.
Time & Location
Feb 05, 2023, 2:00 PM CST
Strauss Performing Arts Center, 6305 University Dr N, Omaha, NE 68182, USA
About the event
Jeri Lynne Johnson makes her Omaha Symphony guest conducting debut with a program that juxtaposes the best of antiquity and modernity. Vivaldi’s Concerto for Strings in G Major squares with Bloch’s Concerto Grosso #1 for Strings and Piano Obbligato—two hundred years separate these works, but Bloch used the structure of the Concerto Grosso championed by Vivaldi for his own 20th century take. Assistant Principal Cello Samuel Pierce-Ruhland makes his Omaha Symphony solo debut with contemporary American composer Mark Adamo’s innovative concerto for cello, Last Year. The program ends with Schubert’s infamous and brilliantly beautiful Symphony No. 8, “Unfinished.”