Omaha Public Radio News
1:22 pm
Wed January 12, 2011

Wild about Nature the next concert on the Omaha Symphony's Family Concert Series

Omaha, NE – The Omaha Symphony presents Wild about Nature this Sunday at 2:00 in the Holland Performing Arts Center.

The concert includes pieces by Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky as well as John Williams. In addition, photographer and Omaha native Thomas Mangelsen's nature images will be projected on a big screen above the orchestra during the performance. Mangelsen says the program is a celebration of life and the natural world, combining beautiful music and imagery. He says the most fun series of images focuses on bears, "polar bears dancing and polar bears jumping ice floes. Brown bears chasing seagulls and running up river, chasing salmon. And little polar bears coming out of dens, so it's a really fun piece."

Immediately following the concert, Mangelsen will host an Artist Reception at the Mangelsen-Images of Nature Gallery in the Old Market, at 1115 Harney Street. Tickets for Wild about Nature are available by logging on to omahasymphony.org.