Omaha Symphony to welcome 1,400 students for “Celebrate Creativity”

Posted on: October 25, 2016

From October 25-28, the Omaha Symphony and Joslyn Art Museum are partnering for Celebrate Creativity, an initiative for middle- and high-school students from Nebraska and Iowa at the museum. More than 1,400 students are expected to attend, with activities including hands-on workshops in stage make-up, hip-hop dancing, acting, stage combat, musical theater, art, percussion, juggling, tae kwon do, and animation. The workshops will begin at 9:30 each morning, followed by lunch in the Storz Fountain Court and an interactive concert by the Omaha Symphony in the Witherspoon Concert Hall at 1 p.m. Middle school students will participate on October 25, 27 and 28, while high school students will take part on October 26 only. The concert was conceived by Conducting Fellow Enrico Lopez-Yañez, now in his second year with the Omaha Symphony. For the final concert, the students will design their own musical composition, which the orchestra will premiere live for them. Omaha Symphony violinist Anne Nagosky will also perform with her studio of students during the concert. Two of Nagosky’s students will be featured as soloists, and her ensemble Anne’s Band of Merry Fiddlers will present a medley of fiddle tunes.

Posted October 25, 2016