Vesper Concerts began on September 25, 1988, with a single concert to dedicate the newly-installed Hutching-McFarland-Beaudry organ at Presbyterian Church of the Cross. A program of chamber music in what would become the Organ Vesper Series, then Vesper Concerts in 2011, was played by a group of Omaha musicians named for the occasion, The Organ+Plus Chamber Players. In the thirty-one years that followed, Vesper Concerts has showcased local, national, and international talent, including nearly 250 concerts by hundreds of performers and many ensembles, both large and small.
Chamber Music is a vital part of the performing arts, as audiences look to make a personal connection with both musicians and their music and seek smaller venues for concerts. Vesper Concerts looks forward to presenting multi-disciplinary and diverse chamber music ensembles, offering new compositions, and making a connection to the Omaha community and beyond through music education and outreach. We look forward to the next thirty years.
Vesper Concerts seeks to cultivate a deeper appreciation for chamber music by presenting unique and diverse experiences in intimate and accessible formats. We believe music is a tool that can enrich lives and build community and are committed to offering outreach and education opportunities that reach and benefit individuals from all walks of life.