2011.01.19 > For Immediate Release
contact: Tim Kaldahl - University Relations
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Beatles Tribute Show Coming to UNO
Omaha - The Strauss Performing Arts Center at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) will host the critically-acclaimed, and widely enjoyed, Beatles tribute show “Yesterday and Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience” on Saturday, Feb. 19. The concert will benefit Omaha’s Heartland Philharmonic Orchestra.
“It’s very exciting to have this concert on campus,” said Melissa Berke, chair of the UNO Music Department. “We know these performers have a great following in the metropolitan area, and we know this show is likely to sell out.”
Three brothers -- Billy, Ryan and Matthew McGuigan – lead the band that performs “Yesterday and Today.” They began performing the show in 2007. The UNO performance will be the first to feature an additional musical group – the Heartland Philharmonic Orchestra.
“Adding a full orchestra makes this performance entirely unique,” Berke said.
The performance starts at 7 p.m. Tickets for the show are $40. To reserve a ticket call (402) 554-3427 or go online to music.unomaha.edu and follow the purchasing link.
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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.
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