Upcoming Engagements

Previous events

May9

Mahler, Symphony No. 3

Holland Performing Arts Center, Omaha, NE

Mahler’s epic ode to Pan and the ushering in of summer is perfect for May in Omaha, opening with one of the most glorious, jaw-dropping brass fanfares in the symphonic repertoire. With features for mezzo-soprano, women and children’s choruses, trombone and a massive ensemble, you’ll see why Mahler was called back out to the podium twelve times at the premiere, and why the final movement has been described as “the most sublime in all symphonic literature.” A. Barron Breland, chorusmaster.

May8

Mahler, Symphony No. 3

Holland Performing Arts Center, Omaha, NE

Mahler’s epic ode to Pan and the ushering in of summer is perfect for May in Omaha, opening with one of the most glorious, jaw-dropping brass fanfares in the symphonic repertoire. With features for mezzo-soprano, women and children’s choruses, trombone and a massive ensemble, you’ll see why Mahler was called back out to the podium twelve times at the premiere, and why the final movement has been described as “the most sublime in all symphonic literature.” A. Barron Breland, chorusmaster.

Mar28

A Pop of Color

Witherspoon Auditorium, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE

After a long hiatus, RCMC is excited to return to the Joslyn Museum’s Witherspoon Concert Hall stage in a performance that intentionally celebrates the strong and enduring partnership of these two amazing Omaha arts organizations. This concert will be a feast for both your ears and eyes as songs from the musical theater and pop genres that celebrate art and color and tell stories through visualization and landscapes are paired with visual works of art focused on self-expression, identity, and each person’s ability to create their own world through artistic expression. In addition to artwork from Joslyn’s permanent collection, A Pop of Color will also incorporate self-portraits from local LGBTQ+ youth. This is a truly unique and special event that you will not want to miss!

Mar21

Nebraska Centennial Conference Honor Choir

Concordia High School, Omaha, NE

An all-day event for select high school students at the participating schools of the Centennial Conference (including schools such as Boystown, Lincoln Christian, Lincoln Lutheran, Fremont Bergan, GICC and others) culminating in a concert of incredible repertoire.

Feb29

The Music of Living

St. John's Church (on the Creighton University campus), Omaha, NE

This midterm concert of the Creighton University Chamber Choir will feature incredible repertoire by Daniel Elder, Adolphus Hailstork, Susan LaBarr, and others, all themed around the ups and downs, ins and outs, and joys and pains of this amazing gift we are given - life. Admission is free with a canned good donation to benefit the Siena/Francis House.

Feb15

Batman (1989)

Holland Performing Arts Center, Omaha, NE

Tim Burton’s iconic film appears on the big screen, with Danny Elfman’s Grammy Award-winning score performed live-to-picture by your Omaha Symphony! Batman stars Michael Keaton as Gotham’s caped vigilante and Jack Nicholson as his nemesis, The Joker. Résonance, the Creighton University Chamber Choir, and the University Chorus provide the vocals with A. Barron Breland, chorusmaster.

Jan24

5th Annual Soiree: A Winter Masquerade

Gallery 1516, 1516 Leavenworth Street, Omaha, NE 68102

Join Résonance for our popular annual soirée! Creative pairings of food, wine and music. Featuring the voices of Résonance conducted by Music Director A. Barron Breland with Mark Kurtz, Mark Haar and JB Ferguson. $55/Cocktail Attire/Silent Auction

Jun18

On with the Show

Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St, Omaha, NE

I will be conducting the River City Mixed Chorus in a concert of modern Broadway favorites, all centered around themes of resilience, perseverance, and hope. Joined by a full jazz combo and with sprinklings of choreography, it will be an evening of music that will remind you why the RCMC remains Omaha's favorite chorus!

May28

Superheroes!

Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St, Omaha, NE

As part of the Omaha Symphony's Movie Music series, today's big screen comic book superheroes get their power from film score masters Hans Zimmer, Danny Elfman, Alan Silvestri, and John Williams. Hear selections from Superman, Spider-Man, Batman, The Avengers, X-Men and more! With great movies comes great music... I will be preparing the versatile Résonance for Maestro Ernest Richardson.

Apr17

Sacred Conversation

Joslyn Art Museum, 2200 Dodge Street, Omaha, NE

Part of the Omaha Symphony's Symphony Joslyn concert series, this concert will feature Haydn's Te Deum and the Stravinsky Mass, as well as other orchestral works. I will be preparing Résonance for this spectacular program conducted by Maestro Ernest Richardson.

$33

Dec9

Creighton's Classical Christmas

St. John's Church, Creighton University Campus, Omaha, NE

For this year's Classical Christmas performance, the Chamber Choir and University Chorus will be tackling a Lessons and Carols service, with gorgeous settings interspersed with readings. Come enjoy the music of Rutter, Tavener, and new and familiar arrangements of your favorite carols.

Free, with donations of canned goods to benefit the Sienna/Francis House

Nov7

Dvorak's Stabat Mater

Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St, Omaha, NE

A repeat of Friday night's show.

Nov6

Dvorak's Stabat Mater

Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St, Omaha, NE

My Creighton University Chamber Choir and professional chorus Résonance join with the Omaha Symphonic Chorus and the University of Nebraska-Omaha Concert Choir to perform the gorgeous Stabat Mater by Dvorak with the Omaha Symphony under the direction of Thomas Wilkins. Chorusmaster Judith Clurman is doing beautiful work with these voices, and this concert is one you do not want to miss!

Oct14

Celebrating the American Voice

St. John's Church, Creighton University Campus, Omaha, NE

This concert of the Chamber Choir and University Chorus features some of the all-time great American composers and works, including Samuel Barber's Reincarnations, Aaron Copland's Four Motets, R. Nathaniel Dett's Listen to the Lambs, modern arrangements of folk songs, and a tribute to two recently lost American voices, Stephen Paulus and James Horner. Looking forward to a wonderful evening of music!

Free, with donations of canned goods to benefit the Sienna Francis House

Sep25

Résonance Season Opening Party

SNJ Studios, 5244 S. 136th Street, Omaha, NE

Résonance kicks off their season with a sampler of all of the great things coming up this season! (And introduces you-know-who as the new Music Director...) Come and hear the music of Stravinsky, Dvorak, the Andrews Sisters, and some pop surprises.

May28

Music of the Creative Spirit

Trinity Cathedral, 113 North 18th Street, Omaha, NE

After working with Résonance to prepare them for a concert with the Omaha Symphony, they have invited me to conduct them myself with a program of my choosing. I have put together a wonderful program of music, including Copland's In the Beginning, Pärt's Magnificat, Duruflé's Quatre Motets, Bruckner's Locus iste, and much more. I look forward to seeing you there- you don't want to miss this repertoire!

Free

Mar22

Mermaids, Minions, and Dragons

Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St, Omaha, NE

This is my first guest engagement with the fantastic local professional chorus, Résonance- an versatile ensemble that performs regularly with the Omaha Symphony. This performance is on the Family Concerts series of the Omaha Symphony, and includes great music from well-known children's movies.

Holidays with a Twist

First United Methodist Church, 72nd and Cass, Omaha, NE

Dec11

Creighton's Classical Christmas

St. John's Church, Creighton University Campus, Omaha, NE

Free with a canned good donation to benefit the Sienna/Francis House