Omaha Symphony in-person concert to feature music by Still, Ewazen, Piston, Haydn

Posted on: March 1, 2021

The Omaha Symphony will perform music by William Grant Still, Eric Ewazen, Walter Piston, and Franz Josef Haydn on a March 5 program at the Holland Performing Arts Center. The concert will be led by guest conductor Stilian Kirov, who is music director of the Illinois Philharmonic, the Bakersfield Symphony in California, and New Jersey’s Symphony in C. The program will include Piston’s Concertino for Piano and Orchestra, featuring Omaha Symphony Principal Keyboard Christi Zuniga; Still’s Mother and Child, which is an orchestration for string orchestra of the second movement of his 1943 Suite for Violin and Piano; Ewazen’s three-movement fanfare Symphony in Brass; and Haydn’s Symphony No. 104 (“London”). Performances at the Holland Performing Arts Center are taking place with physically distanced seating and at a maximum of 30 percent capacity; all audience members are required to complete a health screening questionnaire prior to accessing their mobile tickets, and masks are required.