Omaha Symphony Rocks:
Stayin' Alive: One Night of the Bee Gees
When: Saturday, Oct. 26 at 8 p.m.
Where: Holland Performing Arts Center, 13th and Douglas Streets
Information: omahasymphony.org or 402-342-3560
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The world's foremost Bee Gees tribute band comes from Canada, calls itself (perhaps inevitably) Stayin' Alive and performs this Saturday with the Omaha Symphony.
If you're not familiar with the “Symphony Rocks” series, it typically matches orchestra with cover band, including previous forays into the music of Led Zeppelin, Fleetwood Mac and the Rolling Stones.
This weekend's installment delivers the irresistible rhythms and shimmering harmonies of the brothers Gibb in all their disco-era glory. You know the hits: “Night Fever.” “Jive Talkin'.” “You Should Be Dancing.” “How Deep Is Your Love.” And, of course, “Stayin' Alive,” the song made famous by John Travolta in “Saturday Night Fever” and rendered epic by Robert Hays in “Airplane!” All of those hits should find their way onto the set list for Saturday's concert.
Omaha Symphony resident conductor Ernest Richardson leads the orchestra. Ontario musicians Tony Mattina (Barry Gibb), George Manz (Maurice Gibb) and Todd Sharman (Robin Gibb) bring the magic.
In true disco fashion, the night won't have to end there.
A “Pink Out” post-party will take place at the Embassy Suites in the Old Market, a partnership of the Omaha Symphony, the Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center and the Nebraska Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The event will include free appetizers, drink specials and door prizes, with free parking for concert-goers.