Upcoming Concerts

14

April

Pops and Pie Concert

  • Sunday
  • 3 PM
  • Joslyn Art Museum, Witherspoon Concert Hall - 2200 Dodge St, Omaha NE

Just Concert $10, in advance or available at the door the day of concert. Concert with pie reception $20, must purchase by 4/7/19.

Upcoming Rehearsals

7

April

First Christian Church

  • Sunday
  • 2PM - 5PM
  • First Christian Church - 6630 Dodge Street, Omaha Nebraska 68132

We would appreciate all musicians' help with taking down their music stand and chair at the end of every rehearsal and concert. Access to any other part of the church is strictly prohibited.

14

April

Witherspoon Concert Hall

  • Sunday
  • 1PM - 2PM
  • Joslyn Art Museum, Witherspoon Concert Hall - 2200 Dodge St, Omaha NE

We would appreciate all musicians' help with taking down their music stand and chair at the end of every rehearsal and concert. Access to any other part of the church is strictly prohibited.

Upcoming Auditions Dates

11

May

First Christian Church

  • Saturday
  • 9AM - 4:30PM
  • First Christian Church - 6630 Dodge Street, Omaha Nebraska 68132

Appointments are necessary to audition. You can sign up at Sign Up Genius here, or contact Kristine Hendrickson by e-mail at igoomaha@gmail.com for available audition times.

Enter through the lower level north door (behind the church.)

19

May

First Christian Church

  • Sunday
  • 12PM - 5PM
  • First Christian Church - 6630 Dodge Street, Omaha Nebraska 68132

Appointments are necessary to audition. You can sign up at Sign Up Genius here, or contact Kristine Hendrickson by e-mail at igoomaha@gmail.com for available audition times.

Enter through the lower level north door (behind the church.)

More Information on Rehearsals

Any musician in the greater Omaha area who is under twenty-five years old or over fifty years old is welcome to audition for the Intergeneration Orchestra of Omaha. Musicians of all skill levels are welcome to audition.

Auditions for present and future Orchestra members are held each spring. Current Orchestra members are required by the by-laws to re-audition each season.

Applicants should be prepared to play a piece of music of their choosing (with no accompaniment) and sight-read a piece of music provided by the conductor. All applicants will be notified as to the outcome of their audition by the second week of June.

Book Us Today

The Orchestra is available for performances September through April.

For more information on bookings, please call our Project Director, Chris Gillette, at (402)444-6536, ext. 221, or e-mail her at chris.gillette@nebraska.gov.

If you would like to sponsor a concert please contact Chris Gillette at chris.gillette@nebraska.gov.

Staff Members

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Chris Gillette

Chris Gillette began her work as project director of the Intergeneration Orchestra of Omaha in 1985

Chris Gillette

Chris and a former co-worker, Cora Lee Bell, formed the Intergeneration Orchestra of Omaha in the spring of 1985

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Kristine Hendrickson

Kristine Hendrickson has been the Assistant Project Director of the Intergeneration Orchestra since 2014

Kristine Hendrickson

Kristine's husband is a member of IGO and two of their children were members prior to heading off to college. Kristine has lived in Nebraska since 1997. During that time their family enjoyed participating in church music as well as local choral and instrumental groups

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Chuck Penington

Celebrating the musical genius of Chuck Penington and the many lives that he touched along the way

Chuck Penington

About IGO

The rose and the bud on our logo symbolize the concept of The Intergeneration Orchestra of Omaha. The rose in full bloom signifies the lifetime of experience our older musicians bring to the group, while the rosebud represents the emerging talents of our younger artists.

Chris Gillette, our project director, and a former co-worker, Cora Lee Bell, formed the Intergeneration Orchestra of Omaha in the spring of 1985. Funded in 1985 through a grant from the Peter Kiewit Foundation, with sponsorship of the Eastern Nebraska Office on Aging, the Intergeneration Orchestra of Omaha brings together performing artists of two eras, joined through the universal language of music. Musicians may audition if they are either age 50 and older or age 25 and younger. There are no minimum or maximum age restrictions in the ensemble.

The Intergeneration Orchestra of Omaha is funded entirely through grants, donations, memberships, fundraisers and performance fees. The ENOA also contributes a variety of in-kind services to assist with the administration of the group. The Orchestra is run by a Board of Directors, which includes two elected younger and two elected older Orchestra musicians.

Concert Season

The Orchestra's concert season runs from September through April, with a schedule of 7 concerts. Performances are given for senior and retiree groups, at nursing homes, private events, conferences and schools. Community-wide events include the annual spring "Pops & Pie" fundraiser concert at area performing arts venues.