First Tuesdays at the Joslyn Castle


The Gilded age returns!

Starting February 2020, the sights and sounds of the 1920s come roaring back to life! We're partnering with Joslyn Castle to bring you '20s-inspired duets, string quartets, ragtime piano performances and more. Each performance will be hosted in the gorgeous (and historically appropriate) Joslyn Castle every First Tuesday beginning February 4, 2020. Tickets run $30 and are available at Featuring music from Gershwin to Joplin to Rachmaninoff and beyond, each performance will encapsulate the excitement of the era. You won't want to miss it!

First Tuesdays with the Omaha Conservatory of Music at Joslyn Castle series is sponsored by Richard and Mary Parrish. Thank you!


Joslyn Castle has suspended all tours, programs, and events through April 30, 2020, in response to the Douglas County Health Department directive prohibiting gatherings of more than 10 people during the ongoing public health emergency.

This includes both upcoming First Tuesdays events, The French Connection and Postmodern Playlist. Set for April 7 and May 5, respectively, both events will be rescheduled for a date in the near future. If you’ve already purchased tickets, you’ll be contacted when the new date is set! We promise both shows will be well worth the wait. If you are unable to reschedule, we ask you to please consider donating the cost of your ticket to the organizations involved in hosting the event! If you would like a refund, please contact Joslyn Castle.

Thank you for your patience and your continued support.

The French Connection

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 7PM

Kevin Tompkins (violin), Melissa Tatreau Holtmeier (violin), Jesse Griggs (viola), and Tim Strang (cello)

Omaha Conservatory of Music presents a string quartet traveling through the music of the 1920s and earlier. During a pivotal time when music was exploring atonal ideas and the birth of jazz, this era had a little something to captivate everyone. This performance will connect jazz ragtime and French culture with themes of Gershwin inspired by Debussy.


Postmodern Playlist

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at 7PM

Andrew Stickman (guitar), Kevin Sullivan (guitar), steve busteed (bass), justin fisher (percussion), karina brazas (voice - soprano), rachel griggs (voice - soprano), cody jorgensen (voice - baritone), ian Rode (trumpet), ken meints (trombone/brass), & mark benson (saxophone/winds)

A house band and vocalists experimenting with today’s pop music performed in a 1920’s way. Watch as the band takes songs from today’s radio waves and transports it back to the beautiful sounds of yesteryear.


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OCMI 2020 is just around the corner!

Our next Summer Institute will start July 18, 2020 and run through Friday, July 31. Keep your eye on for more details