Hastings Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, Sept. 9, 2023, 7:30 p.m.

This delightful program will feature light classics and orchestral favorites.

The Hastings Symphony Orchestra has uplifted its audiences for nearly a century. These highly talented musicians, assembled from south central Nebraska and beyond, include seasoned performers and upcoming musicians working to realize their ultimate potential.

Their concerts never fail to please any audience. The Grand Island Concert Association is proud to open its season with this performance!


Empire Trio – Hooray for Hollywood
Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2023, 7:30 p.m. 

Beloved and famous songs from the world of film

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Jason Lyle Black - From Blockbusters to Broadway:
100 Hits From Screen to Stage

Thursday, Nov. 2, 2023, 7:30 p.m.

Solo piano showman

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Mariachi Zapata
Thursday, Nov, 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Grand Island Senior High School Auditorium

Mariachi Zapata, an Omaha-based mariachi group, has been delighting audiences since 1989. The group features a wide range of traditional instrumentation and focuses on presenting high quality performances of this 500-year-old music tradition, while keeping Mexican and Chicano culture alive. In addition to their entertaining performances, the group is committed to educational outreach work and connecting with students using their original curriculum on instrumental instruction, music appreciation, and history. Mariachi Zapata has been nominated for four Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards, winning Best World Music in 2018.


Pop Rock Orchestra
Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024, 7:30 p.m.

Omaha-based instrumental/vocal quintet

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Sinta Quartet
Saturday, March 9, 2024, 7:30 p.m.

Saxophone quartet

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Branden & James w/special guest Effie Passero
Sunday, April. 21, 2024, 3:00 p.m.

Trio on stage mixing vocals, piano & cello

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Through our reciprocity agreements with the following associations, members may also attend these concerts if seats are available.

Columbus: Nantkes Performing Arts Center 2200 26th St. Columbus, NE OR Columbus High School Concert Hall 3434 Discoverer Dr. Columbus, NE
Ms. Dianne Keiter (402) 270-2255

Cozad: Cozad High School Auditorium
1710 Meridian Street
Mrs. Beverly Brownfield (308)784-3388

Fairbury: Burkley Fine Arts Center
1501 Ninth Street
Mrs. Mary Stepp (402)729-3062

Holdrege: The Tassel Performing Arts Center 1324 Tilden Street
Mrs. Pat Underwood (308)995-2717

Kearney: Merryman Performing Arts Center
225 W. 22nd Street
Ms. Carol Ellenwood (308)627-2717

Norfolk: Johnny Carson Theater
801 Riverside BLVD.
Mrs. Mary Wakely (402)371-7559

North Platte: Neville Center
301 East 5th Street
Ms. Pat Hoban (308)534-4699