Two-time Oscar® nominee, six-time Grammy®-winner and 2018 USA Fellow trumpeter/composer Terence Blanchard performs ABSENCE, an homage to Wayne Shorter, with the E-Collective and Turtle Island Quartet.
Preshow curtain warmer with Andrea Joy Pearson
Opera Omaha’s Director of Belonging and Inclusion Andrea Joy Pearson will lead patrons through an overview of Terence’s work in films, focusing on his life-long collaboration with director Spike Lee.
As one of the world's leading percussionists Sammy Figueroa has played on countless records and is well-known for his versatility in a multitude of musical styles. Besides playing with some of the world's greatest pop stars, such as David Bowie, Chaka Khan and Mariah Carey, Sammy has also played with a multitude of distinguished jazz artists including Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, Quincy Jones, George Benson, and many more.
He was a songwriter soldier. She saved his life.
Husband-wife duo Michael Trotter Jr. and Tanya Trotter’s story is as powerful as their blues fusion of Southern soul, gospel, country, and rock-and-roll. The War And Treaty have amassed a following as eclectic as their sound itself with "voices that will stop you in your tracks” (Garden and Gun).
Join Cary Elwes (Westley) for a behind-the-scenes look at life on and off the set of the classic film, The Princess Bride.
After a screening of the iconic movie, Elwes will engage in a moderated discussion revealing never before shared secrets and tales of inconceivable antics!
A limited number of VIP packages are available.
Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio—or as it is sometimes referred to, DLO3—specialize in the lost art of “feel good music.” The ingredients of this intoxicating cocktail include a big helping of the 1960s organ jazz stylings of Jimmy Smith and Baby Face Willette; a pinch of the snappy soul strut of Booker T. & The M.G.’s and The Meters; and sprinkles of Motown, Stax Records, blues, and cosmic Jimi Hendrix-style guitar.
The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis (JLCO) comprises 15 of the finest jazz soloists and ensemble players today. Led by Wynton Marsalis, Jazz at Lincoln Center Managing and Artistic Director, this remarkably versatile orchestra performs a vast repertoire ranging from original compositions and Jazz at Lincoln Center-commissioned works to rare historic compositions and masterworks by Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Fletcher Henderson, Thelonious Monk, Mary Lou Williams, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Goodman, Charles Mingus, and many others. Wynton Marsalis (Trumpet) is the managing and artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center and a world-renowned trumpeter and composer.
Ballet Hispánico is the nation’s renowned Latino dance organization and one of America’s Cultural Treasures. For 50 years Ballet Hispánico has been bringing communities together to celebrate and explore Latino cultures through innovative dance performances, transformative dance training, and enduring community engagement experiences. Their newest work Doña Perón is an explosive portrait of Eva "Evita" Perón, one of the most recognizable, and controversial, women in Argentinian history.
Calling all brave heroes! Enter into a magical world of myths and legends in this fantastical new interactive show for all the family. From the creators of the West End smash hit Dinosaur World Live, who bring spectacular puppets to life, don’t miss this brand new spell-binding adventure, live on stage!
From the heart of Creole country in Louisiana to the Holland Music Club, Curley Taylor and his band Zydeco Trouble are the sound of the party. Enjoy soulful, bluesy vocals and a hard-driving zydeco beat blend that will keep you dancing all night!
From the towering mountains of the Himalaya to the slot canyons and stone arches of the desert, Earth is shaped by the raw power of Mother Nature. Capturing this might and majesty takes a special skill set—and a willingness to sign up for the seemingly impossible. Whether chasing storms, getting up close and personal with wildlife, or documenting extreme feats of adventure, photographer and filmmaker Keith Ladzinski’s fearless spirit leads him to the furthest reaches of all seven continents.
Led by 3-time Grammy® nominee, Kevin Sucher, The Docksiders is America’s favorite Yacht Rock tribute band! They bring their tribute act of soft rock favorites from the 70s and 80s – now known as Yacht Rock – covering artists like Michael McDonald, Olivia Newton-John, Hall & Oats and Air Supply.
Called “Cirque du Soleil with a fistful of grit,” Gravity & Other Myths is an Australian circus company pushing the boundaries of contemporary circus. In their show A Simple Space, seven acrobats push their physical limits without reserve.
Founder of the landmark ensemble Irakere and winner of six GRAMMY® and three Latin GRAMMY® Awards, the Cuban pianist, composer and arranger Chucho Valdés is the most influential figure in modern Afro-Cuban jazz. Enjoy an intimate show with his Chucho Valdés Quartet at the Holland Center.
Founded in 1970, The Philadelphia Dance Company (PHILADANCO) is recognized for its artistic integrity, superbly trained dancers and electrifying performances. With a legacy of breaking barriers and building bridges across cultural divides, PHILADANCO is celebrated for its innovation, creativity and preservation of predominantly African-American traditions in dance.
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