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Guest Conductor, Sameer Patel. Image provided by the Omaha Symphony

Guest Conductor, Sameer Patel. Image provided by the Omaha Symphony

By Gabriel Escalera

Renowned Conductor Returns: Omaha Symphony’s Weekend Highlight!

February 2nd, 2024

This weekend, the Omaha Symphony is honored to host a distinguished guest conductor. His connection with the Omaha Symphony dates back a few years when he first visited for a masterclass and workshop. Back then, he was honing his skills for what would eventually become a successful career in conducting.

Born and raised in a small town in Michigan, Patel’s journey into music began with his parents and the close-knit community where he grew up. Despite not having a family background in music, he developed a keen interest in it from an early age. In high school, music became his means of self-expression, revealing to him the power of music in fostering unity within a community. It was during this time that his band director introduced him to a pivotal aspect that would shape his future career path.

Patel has since established himself as a prominent figure in the world of conducting, earning acclaim both nationally and internationally. His close ties with current and former conductors of the Omaha Symphony highlight his deep connection to the organization.

Returning to Omaha this weekend, Patel will lead the Omaha Symphony in a performance of Christopher Rouse’s Flute Concerto, featuring Principal Flutist Maria Harding. This captivating concert will take place on Sunday at 2 pm at the Strauss Performing Arts Center at UNO. For more details, visit: