Richardson premieres own chamber work at Omaha Symphony

Posted on: May 31, 2011

Friday (5/27) on the Omaha public radio website KVNO News, Ben Rasmussen writes, “This weekend, the Omaha Symphony celebrates the Spirit of Creativity with original music from one of their own. On Saturday, the Omaha Symphony performs music from some of the most original composers in the last century, including Copland, Bartok, and Barber. The concert also features the world premiere of the ‘Three Scenes’ for Chamber Orchestra by the Omaha Symphony’s Resident Conductor, Ernest Richardson. The title ‘Three Scenes’ may be a bit misleading. Richardson says that he had no specific images or pictures in mind when writing. Instead, he said the music has more of a dramatic nature. ‘The one concept that ties all three movements together is this notion of a chase,’ Richardson said. … While he didn’t have an ensemble in mind at first, Richardson eventually looked to the Omaha Symphony Chamber Orchestra.”

Posted May 31, 2011