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2008.04.23 > For Immediate Release
contact: Jaime Ishii - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2358 - email: ishii@mail.unomaha.edu

UNO Heartland Philharmonic Orchestra to Have a "Rocky!" Finale

Omaha - The University of Nebraska at Omaha's (UNO) Heartland Philharmonic Orchestra will perform their season finale, "Rocky!", on Sunday, April 27, at 3 p.m. in the Recital Hall of the Strauss Performing Arts Center.

The concert will feature music by Rachmaninoff, often casually referred to as "Rocky," by orchestral musicians due to the impact of his music.  The orchestra will perform the Symphony No. 2 and Vocalise.

Dennis McNulty, winner of the UNO Spire Competition, will also perform Rachmaninoff's Piano Concert No. 3.  The orchestra will be lead by Christopher Stanichar, director of orchestral activities at UNO.  "Rocky!" will also be Stanichar's finale at UNO, as he has taken a position as director of orchestras at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, S.D.

"This concert finale has hauntingly beautiful works by Rachmaninoff, works that have inspired music of today," said Stanichar.   "Eric Carmen's song, 'Never Gonna Fall In Love' was inspired by the third movement of the Symphony No. 2 we will perform.  It is intriguing to note the influence that musical artists of the past have on the present."

Tickets are $5 for adults, and $4 for students and senior citizens.  For more information and tickets, call 402.554.3427.

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UNO will celebrate its 100th anniversary beginning October 8, 2008. This celebration will recognize the partnership among the City of Omaha, its citizens and UNO to build a vibrant and dynamic community. The centennial theme is “UNO: Central To Our City Since 1908.” This theme acknowledges the past contributions of UNO to the community and sets the stage for great things to come.

UNO, inaugurated in 1968, emerged from the Municipal University of Omaha, established in 1931, which grew out of the University of Omaha founded in 1908. For Centennial information, go to http://www.unomaha.edu/100/.

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