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Omaha Performing Arts and Omaha Symphony once again partnering for Rusty Musician Experience

Jul 9, 2018, 15:54 PM by Kelly Bartnick



Registration now open for Rusty Musician Experience, an event connecting musicians of all skill levels presented by Omaha Performing Arts and the Omaha Symphony

Omaha Performing Arts and the Omaha Symphony are partnering once again to help community members revive their musical talent through the Rusty Musician Experience on Sunday September 23, 2018. The Rusty Musician Experience allows musicians of any experience level age 16 and older to play alongside Omaha Symphony musicians in the world-class Holland Performing Arts Center’s Kiewit Hall. 

Musicians can sign up for one of three separate opportunities to participate in an open rehearsal with symphony musicians led by Ian Passmore, assistant conductor for the Omaha Symphony. The cost for each participant is $10. Event attendance is free and open to the public.

Session times and musical selections are as follows:

2:00 PM session
Music - Elgar: Enigma Variations, Op. 36, Mvt. IX "Nimrod" 
Sibelius: Finlandia, op. 26

3:25 PM session
Music - Elgar: Enigma Variations, Op. 36, Mvt. IX "Nimrod" 
Sibelius: Finlandia, op. 26

7:00 PM session
Music - Grainger: Lincolnshire Posy 
Sousa: Stars & Stripes Forever


  • Click here for more information or to register. Participants will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis based on instrumentation needs. Musicians may register until August 15. Early registration is encouraged.
  • Accepted musicians will be notified and receive music in mid-August.
  • Participants must be 16 or older.
  • Instrumentation includes the following:
    Woodwinds (flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone), brass (French horn, euphonium, trumpet, trombone, tuba), percussion, harp and strings (violin, viola, cello, bass)
  • Musicians of all skill levels are encouraged to register. Participants should be able to read music and play an instrument included in the orchestration. Musicians selected in 2017 are eligible to sign up again this year.

    Questions? Contact Taylor Wyatt at or (402) 661-8426.