Make Your Year-End Donation to LSO
More than 4500 students attended our annual Young People's Concert in March 2015.
More than 4500 students attended our annual Young People’s Concert in March 2015. 

As you may be aware, revenue from ticket sales only covers 25% of LSO’s annual operating costs, which is true for most orchestras. Our community supports LSO through corporate and grant support, and through fundraising events sponsored by the LSO Guild and LSO Board of Directors. We also appreciate our annual fund donors, who support LSO’s contributions to the community.

How Your Donationa Helps
$1,000+ Supports musician salaries for one concert set
$500+ Contributes to the purchase or rental of music for a performance
$250+ Provides LSO Guest Artist performances in schools and community sites, free of charge
$100+ Enables 4,500 4th-6th graders around Lincoln to attend our annual Young People’s Concerts
$50+ Covers the cost of a family of the immigrant & refugee community to attend our Family Concerts

LSO Office Closed for the Holidays – December 24 through January 3

The LSO Office will be closed for the holidays from December 24until January 3. On Monday, January 4, the office will reopen for regular office hours 9 AM to 5 PM Monday-Friday. Online ticket sales will remain active over the break for you to purchase those last minute Christmas and News Years gifts! Upon our return, any Annual Fund donations dated prior to January 1 will be acknowledged as 2015 calendar year gifts for tax purposes.

Happy Holidays from Maestro Polochick, the LSO Staff, and LSO Musicians!

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LSO Continues Partnership with LPS’s Family Literacy Program

This season we have provided 650 complimentary tickets to families involved in LPS’s Family Literacy program: 450 tickets to our family concert “Phantom of the Music Hall” on November 22, and 200 tickets to our holiday concert “Deck the Halls” on December 6. 

Family Literacy improves educational outcomes for students and increases their parents’ literacy and employment skills. LPS collaborates with Southeast Community College, Family Services Lincoln, Lincoln Literacy and other community agencies to provide the Family Literacy Program. This research-based model program targets immigrant and refugee families with students in pre-kindergarten to third grade and serves 160 students and their families annually. Family Literacy is now working with LSO to provide cultural literacy.

Leading up to the performance, LSO staff visit each Family Literacy site to give an introduction to concert etiquette, what to expect from the program, and the value of music education. Interpreters are present which enables better comprehension and investment from those enrolled. Transportation, tickets for all enrolled and their family members living with them, and pre-concert activities are all provided free of charge for the performance.

We look forward to continuing our partnership in the spring by providing the same benefits for our spring family concert “Lemony Snicket” on February 14, 2016 at Nebraska Wesleyan University’s O’Donnell Auditorium.