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Apr 3, 2018
ONE Festival: Week 1
Here are all of the exciting events happening during the first week of ONE Festival, April 2-8! Friday, April 6th The Dharma at Big Sur First Friday Gallery Hours 11a-8p | Gallery 1516 Saturday, April 7th The Dharma at Big Sur Gallery Hours 11a-5p | Gallery 1516 Gallery Talk: The Nature of Big Sur 11:30a | Gallery 1516 Where art meets science. Students from University of Nebraska Omaha’s Conservation Biology course will host gallery talks exploring conservation and environmental issues of Big Sur. ONEmore: Archetype After Hours 10p-Midnight | Archetype Coffee A more personal and casual exploration of the musical worlds and artistic pulse of the festival. Unscripted, unplanned and spontaneous. Sunday, April 8th Th...
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Mar 13, 2018
Missy Mazzoli on Proving Up
Opera Omaha's world premiere opera is only weeks away! Read about it from the composer herself! Proving Up, based on a brilliant story by Karen Russell, explores the origins, realities, and fictions of the American “rags to riches” mythology. The musical language of this opera draws on traditional “Americana” – wheezy harmonicas, guitars, and old-timey fiddle tunes – combined with dream-like, warped orchestral textures, haunting harpsichord gestures, and harsh percussion samples that reflect a dry and inhospitable frontier. Each member of the Zegner family represents an American who has been erased from history, lost to fate and overcome by circumstance. It is my hope that Proving Up can pose provocative questions about the American...
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