Zombies, shadow puppets, stage combat, magic and slam poetry are just some of the ways students from Omaha and the greater Nebraska area can Celebrate Creativity with the Omaha Symphony this week at the Joslyn Art Museum. Celebrate Creativity education workshops will take place Oct. 29, 30, 31 and Nov. 1.
Celebrate Creativity, presented in partnership with Joslyn, invites over 1,400 middle and high school students from all over Nebraska to dabble in a variety of artistic disciplines in workshops led by local artists and professionals. Students can participate in workshops of their choice, including storytelling, improvisation, stage combat, dancing, learning to play percussion, tae kwon do, stop motion animation, photography and juggling, just to name a few.
Tours of various Joslyn exhibits will follow, as well as a brown bag lunch in the Storz Fountain Court, and an interactive concert by the Omaha Symphony Chamber Orchestra in the Witherspoon Concert Hall.
The concert will explore the creative process from sketch to completion, using fragments from Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony to illustrate the composer’s journey from inspiration to finished work. In addition, Creighton Prep senior Rosario Galante will make his debut with the Omaha Symphony performing Mendelssohn’s Concert Piece, No. 1. Led by Resident Conductor Ernest Richardson students will engage with the orchestra as they go through their own creative process, helping the orchestra perform a rendition of Nirvana’s Smells Like Teen Spirit.
“This is a great way for youth to explore their creative side and dabble in a lot of different disciplines,” said T. Adam Goos, Vice president of Education and Community Partnerships.