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Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra Presents “Philip Glass & Elgar” (LINCOLN, Neb. – November 3, 2017) A musical celebration and premiere of Philip Glass is in store in Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra’s performance “Philip Glass & Elgar” on Fri., Nov. 10 at 7:30pm at the Lied Center for Performing Arts. Led by Music Director Edward Polochick, the symphony welcomes back pianist Simone Dinnerstein to […]

Jeff Korbelik, Lincoln Journal Star, April 27, 2017 With Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra’s new season comes its first operating budget topping $1 million and a new mission statement — its first in more than 15 years. And thanks to the larger budget — a result in part from five major gifts — LSO will bring in two big-name performers, violinist Joshua […]

LSO reaches approximately 12,000 students annually in more than 90 schools throughout Nebraska through school residencies, artist visits, student tickets, and Young People’s Concerts. Student tickets for classical programs cost only $5, and last year, LSO musicians visited more than 20 schools and community programs, providing free tickets to families at Title I schools. LSO also partners with 12 service […]

Beethoven: Prometheus Overture Master German composer and pianist Ludwig van Beethoven’s (1770-1827) compositional output was so prolific that scholars have categorized his life and works into three periods: early (formative years up to approx. 1802), middle (1803-1812), and late (1813 on). The ballet Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus (The Creatures of Prometheus) was composed around the end of Beethoven’s early period […]

Robert Fuchs: Serenade for Strings No.3 in E minor, op.21 Robert Fuchs was a well-known nineteenth-century Austrian composer, educator, and organist. After studying composition at the Vienna conservatory, he returned in 1875 to teach harmony and later theory, instructing great pupils such as Gustav Mahler, Hugo Wolf, and Jean Sibelius. Fuchs was best known for teaching career. However, in addition […]

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LINCOLN, Neb.—Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra invites young musicians to enter LSO’s 2016-17 Young Artist Competition. Funded in part by the J. Edmunds & Thelma D. Miller Fund at the Lincoln Community Foundation, the competition allows an accomplished young musician to perform with Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra as a featured soloist. To be eligible, musicians must be 20 years old or younger on […]

LINCOLN, Neb.—Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra announces auditions for the following openings for the 2016-2017 Season: Section Violin, Section Viola, Section Cello, Section Bass, Third/Bass Clarinet, and Principal Trombone.  Auditions for Third/Bass Clarinet, Principal Trombone, and substitute musicians for woodwinds and brass will be held Wednesday, September 14, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Auditions for section strings and substitute musicians […]

On September 18, 2016 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., the Lied Center for Performing Arts and Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra will co-present welcome home concerts for Nebraska native Hannah Huston, who recently won third place on NBC’s “The Voice” Season 10. Tickets cost $21 for adults and $11 for students, with a small section of prime seating available for $36. […]

LINCOLN, Neb. – Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra will be presenting their season finale at the Lied Center for Performing Arts on Saturday, April 30. Conducted by Music Director Edward Polochick, this concert features Grammy-nominated mandolinist Avi Avital performing an arrangement of Spring and Winter from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and a concerto written for him by Avner Dorman. LSO will close the […]

LINCOLN – Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra returns to the stage for its fourth classical concert of the season, “First-Plymouth Pipes,” Friday, April 8 and Saturday, April 9, at 7:30 PM at First-Plymouth Church. Conducted by Music Director Edward Polochick, this concert features Tom Trenney at the organ, Doane Choir, The Abendmusik Chorus, pianist Jeffrey Biegel, and composer Jake Runestad for an […]

LINCOLN – Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra returns to the stage for its third classical concert of the season, “Anton Miller Plays Mozart,” Saturday, January 23, at 7:30 PM at the Lied Center for Performing Arts. Conducted by Music Director Edward Polochick, this concert features LSO Concertmaster Anton Miller performing two concertos, one by the famous Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the other by […]

LINCOLN – Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra kicks off the holiday season with the annual pops concert Deck the Halls.This concert takes place Sunday, December 6, at 2:00PM & 6:00PM at the Lied Center for Performing Arts. Take a sleigh ride through this concert full of holiday classics and selections from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. The Lincoln Boys Choir (Burton Schernikau, director) and […]

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LINCOLN – Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra kicks off the first family concert of the season with The Phantom of the Music Hall. This concert takes place Sunday, November 22, at 2:00PM at O’Donnell Auditorium on the Nebraska Wesleyan University Campus, 50th and Huntington Streets. The Madcap Puppets are the featured guest artists in this fun, whimsical performance, complete with giant puppets. […]

LINCOLN – November 6, 2015 will be a landmark concert for Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra. In 2011, LSO moved to the Lied Center for Performing Arts, and at the same time adopted a new affordable ticket pricing structure in order to make LSO concerts as accessible as possible. At the time, patrons questioned whether the ticket prices would remain so affordable, even […]

LINCOLN, Neb. – Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra invites young musicians to enter LSO’s 2015-16 Young Artist Competition. Funded in part by the J. Edmunds & Thelma D. Miller Fund at the Lincoln Community Foundation, the competition allows an accomplished young musician to perform with Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra as a featured soloist. To be eligible, musicians must be 20 years old or […]

  Photos: On left, LSO principal trumpet Michael Thompson plays taps at a funeral with American Legion’s memorial squad (photo courtesy of LSO). On right, American Legion’s memorial squad (photo courtesy of American Legion Post 3). Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra trumpeters are now playing Taps at the funerals of military veterans as part of a new partnership with the American Legion […]

Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra is proud to announce the selection of flutist Lukas McIlhaney as the LSO Young Artist for the 2014-15 season. Lukas, a native of Wahoo, NE, is currently a senior enrolled in Wahoo High School and studies under Leslie Fagen, Assistant Principal Flute with the Omaha Symphony. He performed the first movement of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Flute Concerto […]