The Omaha Symphony and United States Air Force Heartland of America Band will commemorate the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy with a very special event in Midtown Crossing’s Turner Park, a tribute that will honor our nation’s loss and celebrate the American spirit.

The event is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on September 11 and is free and open to the public. Attendees will be treated to a world-class musical performance–the Omaha Symphony partnering with the Heartland of America Band’s Brass in Blue. The stirring vocals of special guest artist Ronan Tynan, a world-renowned singer and former member of The Irish Tenors, will add another powerful dimension to the event. Known for his ability to simultaneously console and inspire, event organizers said Tynan is uniquely and perfectly suited for the tribute.

Ernest Richardson, resident conductor, and Thomas Wilkins, music director, will lead the Omaha Symphony during the special concert. They’ll be joined on stage by Captain Michael Hoerber, commander and conductor of the USAF Heartland of America Band.

The 9/11 tribute in Turner Park is scheduled to last 90 minutes. State and local dignitaries are expected to attend.  In case of severe weather, the event will be moved to the Holland Performing Arts Center.

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