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American Landscape Concert

Online Program Notes

Join us for an unforgettable evening of music and immerse yourself in the beauty of the American Landscape featuring the orchestral premiere of A Western Plains Overture and Madeline Rogers, piano.

Feburary 2023 Concert program displaying Copland and William Grant Still

Date: February 10, 2024

Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Venue: Simon Concert Hall, Omaha Conservatory of Music

Address: 7023 Cass Street, Omaha, Nebraska Cost: Admission is free, but we encourage attendees to donate $10 or more to support the orchestra. Donations can be made at orchestraomaha.org/donate.


  • Keith Davis: A Western Plains Overture – Orchestral Premiere – The orchestral premiere of Keith Davis’ captivating composition, inspired by the vast landscapes of the Western Plains. Immerse yourself in the rich melodies and powerful orchestral sound as the Orchestra Omaha brings this piece to life.
  • William Grant Still: Woodnotes – Discover the enchanting melodies and harmonies of William Grant Still’s “Woodnotes.” This beautiful composition paints a musical portrait of nature’s serenity and captures the essence of the American landscape.
  • Aaron Copland: Outdoor Overture – Experience the vibrant energy and spirit of Aaron Copland’s “Outdoor Overture.” This exhilarating composition evokes the joy and excitement of outdoor adventures.
  • George Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue – Indulge in the timeless brilliance of George Gershwin’s iconic “Rhapsody in Blue.” This beloved piece will captivate your senses with its combination of classical and jazz elements. Celebrate 100 years since this piece premiered!