2010.04.02> For Immediate Release
contact: Tim Kaldahl - University Relations
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‘Rave On!’ Fundraiser Set for April 11
Omaha - The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Department of Music and The Heartland Philharmonic Orchestra will present a performance of "Rave On! The Buddy Holly Experience" on Sunday, April 11, at 3 p.m. UNO’s Strauss Performing Arts Center will host the one-time-only event, which is a fundraiser for the Heartland Philharmonic Orchestra.
Local musician Billy McGuigan has received national attention and critical acclaim for his portrayals of Buddy Holly. The show at UNO will be the first time in nearly two years that “Rave On” has played locally.
Ticket prices are:
* $35 for standard reserve seating tickets;
* $50 for premiere tickets, which includes premium reserved seating, a raffle ticket and admission to a dessert reception with the “Rave On Band” after the performance; and
* $30 student tickets, which will be available at the door as space allows. Tickets are available online at http://www.unomaha.edu/music/raveon.php . A portion of sales will go towards the Heartland Philharmonic Orchestra Scholarship fund.
In addition to McGuigan, “Rave On” features a six-piece band that includes a three-piece horn section. The audience can expect to hear Holly hits like “Peggy Sue,” “Raining in My Heart,” “It’s So Easy,” “That’ll Be the Day,” “Oh Boy” and “Rave On.” McGuigan has appeared across the United States in more than 375 performances of his earlier Buddy Holly show, “Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story.” The “Rave On” performance continues to feature Holly’s music, but with a different concert format.
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