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Omaha Symphony's Ankush Kumar Bahl and Dani Meier on Upcoming Jun Kaneko Honors and Why Live Music is Always Better

Two men in dark suits speak to a seated audience in front of three ceramic sculptures that tower over their heads.
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Omaha Symphony conductor Ankush Kumar Bahl (left) and composer Andy Akiho stand in front of several "dango" sculptures by Omaha artist Jun Kaneko. Akiho's musical composition honoring Kaneko will premiere March 17 at the Holland Center.

Omaha Symphony director Ankush Kumar Bahl and VP of artistic administration Dani Meier are in conversation with Tom Knoblauch about the power of music and what you can expect this year at the symphony, including a world premiere from Grammy-nominated composer Andy Akiho on March 17 and 18 honoring Jun Kaneko.

Courtney is back in her hometown after graduating from the University of Kansas in 2019 with degrees in journalism and film. While at KU, she was the arts and culture editor of the University Daily Kansan and had a summer internship at KCUR, Kansas City's NPR member station. She has three pet rats and has seen almost every Audrey Hepburn movie.
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