OAYO Students Share the Spotlight with The Piano Guys

Eight OAYO students joined The Piano Guys on the Orpheum stage on September 21, performing “Beethoven’s 5 Secrets” in front of a nearly sold out audience. To quote the review by the Omaha World Herald, “Part way through ‘Beethoven’s Five Secrets’, the video screen showed a symphony orchestra, which we appeared to hear until the spotlight suddenly shone on the actual string player: eight violinists from the Omaha Area Youth Orchestra, who rose sweetly and splendidly to the occasion.”

The Piano Guys are Internet sensations whose videos of their pop covers and classical mashups on YouTube have reached millions of subscribers. Pianist Jon Schmidt and cellist Steve Nelson, who describe themselves as a bunch of dorky dads, just want to make a positive impact in the lives of people through their music videos and live performances.

The staff at OAYO are proud of our musicians and thank The Piano Guys for giving the musicians this opportunity to perform with them on the Orpheum Stage.

Above photo courtesy of Omaha Performing Arts.