Heartland Philharmonic Orchestra
The orchestral program at UNO centers around the 70 member Heartland Philharmonic Orchestra comprised of students and community players. In order to provide a rich variety of musical experiences, the orchestra presents a minimum of two concerts each semester covering a wide range of repertoire from the Baroque era to the present and offers a challenging and rewarding symphonic experience. The Heartland Philharmonic Orchestra's programs have been featured on Omaha's local classical radio station, and they recently performed at Nebraska MENC conference for the first time. HPO has performed at the Holland Performing Arts Center, and annually performs several special concerts, including the popular Halloween "Hauntcert." Several guest artists from the Omaha Symphony and UNO Music Faculty have performed as soloists with HPO. In addition, HPO collaborates with the UNO Choral Program each year to perform major literature and further the students exposure to these important works.
Auditions are held each fall and community members are invited to audition. For more information about the Heartland Philharmonic Orchestra, contact Barry Ford. Information for upcoming concerts is available on our Events page.