Omaha Symphony

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Year Founded:
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Jennifer Boomgaarden
Main Address:
1905 Harney St
Ste 400
Omaha, NE 68102

Rhapsody in Blue & Rachmaninoff

MasterWorks Series
Sponsored by Omaha Steaks

Thomas Wilkins, conductor
Xiayin Wang, piano
Louis Schwizgebel, piano

KORNGOLD: Straussiana
PRICE: Piano Concerto in One Movement
GERSHWIN: Rhapsody in Blue
RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No. 2

Korngold’s delightful Straussiana waltzes us into a program of Piano Powerhouses! Florence Price’s recently discovered gem, her Piano Concerto in One Movement, kicks off a pair of works for talented Louis Schwizgebel. Almost lost in a house demolition, Price’s concerto finds its rightful place in the concert hall;
Schwizgebel follows it with Gershwin’s sweeping Rhapsody in Blue. Xiayin Wang then performs Rachmaninoff’s lush, hyper-romantic Piano Concerto No. 2, a work that is both thrilling and heartbreaking.


1200 Douglas St
Omaha, NE 68102
United States


January 18, 2020 - 7:30pm