THE COCKTAIL HOUR: MUSIC OF THE MAD MEN ERA
What: Omaha Symphony Pops Concert
When: 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday
Where: Holland Center, 1200 Douglas†St.
Tickets: $19 to $83
Info: 402-345-0606 or omahasymphony.org
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All that Beatles commemorating a few weeks ago (and pretty much the last half century)?
Don Draper says meh.
The fictional figurehead of AMC's “Mad Men,” Draper semi-infamously took the needle off the Beatles' “Revolver” a few seasons back. What'd he throw on instead? It's anybody's guess, but the Omaha Symphony is betting it was something inspired more by bossa nova than Beatlemania.
Led by New York Pops conductor Steven Reineke, the orchestra swings back into the 1960s this weekend with a “Pops” concert featuring music written or performed by Burt Bacharach, Henry Mancini, Frank Sinatra and Tom Jones, as well as a suite of music from “Mad Men” itself.
Broadway veterans Ryan Silverman and Nikki Renťe Daniels will join the orchestra, providing vocals for the two-night stand.
Following the concert, ticket-holders can head to the Upstream Brewing Company in the Old Market for a post-party including drink specials, free appetizers and prize giveaways.
No-smoking policies remain in effect at both the Holland Center and Upstream both nights.