Omaha Symphony launches virtual platform

Posted on: April 20, 2021

The Omaha Symphony has launched a new streaming platform,, featuring virtual performances, interviews, education content, and behind-the-scenes stories. The platform, offering a mix of existing content and new Omaha Symphony performances, is an expansion of the orchestra’s Symphony Anywhere digital initiative launched last year. New content includes Music Director Designate Ankush Kumar Bahl conducting Mendelssohn’s “Hebrides” Overture, Caroline Shaw’s Boris Kerner, thirteen-year-old composer Winston Schneider’s Summer of Covid-19 from the Perspective of a 17-Year-Old Girl, and a collaborative performance of Saint-Saëns’ “The Swan” with the American Midwest Ballet. New content to be added this spring will include Thomas Wilkins’s final concerts in June as music director, featuring the world premiere of Michael Daugherty’s Lift Up Thine Ears for orchestra, Elgar’s Enigma Variations, and John Williams’s Escapades for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra, with soloist Branford Marsalis. Education and family concerts include the Omaha Symphony’s Mission Imagination program geared toward pre-K to third grade students, “A Home for Treble,” and the Omaha Symphony’s performance of Clint Needham’s The Body Electric from the Celebrate Creativity program. The platform is free to access but also contains premium Omaha Symphony concert content, interviews, and educational programs. Learn more at