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Poetry & Music Concert

May 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

What: Poetry and Music Concert
When: Sunday, May 7th from 1p to 2p
Where: The Benson Theater, 6054 Maple Street, Omaha, Ne

Opera Omaha is thrilled to premier the songs of 16 poems for the 2022-23 Poetry & Music Project.

These original poems, written by Nebraska students grades 3 through 12, were selected from a pool of 135 submissions from 117 poets across 14 Nebraska counties.

22/23 selected poems:
“Un Corps” by Addison Bryant, Anselmo-Merna Public School
“I want my voice to be…” by Theodore Bullis, Castle Hill Academy
“Capturing the essence of your voice” by Maggie Dendinger, Cedar Catholic High School
“Not all of us live the same” by Claire Gunn, Gretna Middle School
“You Are Beautiful” by Emma Kaiser, Portal Elementary
“I’ll Grow” by Aarya Khobare, Millard North Middle School
“Voice Emotions” by Makayla Klinefelter, St. John the Baptist School
“I am not Alone” by Lucie Lautenschlager, Palmer Public School
“Untitled” by MaKenna Love, Norfolk Catholic
“Burning Stars” by Athiei Majuec, Logan Fontenelle Middle School
“Joy” by Ava Noecker, Cedar Catholic High School
“Universe’s End” by Kylie Remm, Douglas West High School
“Sweet Little Lullabies” by Meyiah Sanchez, Omaha Street School
“The Land I Call Home” by Ava Stewart, Cedar Catholic High School
“Love, Heart, Kind” by Kim Valquier, Hayward School

These poems were selected and will be set to music by professional composers Gabrielle Herbst and J.E. Hernández. This spring, poets have further developed their pieces in music workshops with the composers by collaborating in the behind-the-scenes artistic process

This FREE concert will premiere 16 original pieces with words from poems selected from Nebraska students and set to music by professional composers Gabrielle Herbst and J.E. Hernández. This concert will also be livestreamed.


May 7
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


The Benson Theater
6054 Maple Street
Omaha, NE 68104 United States
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