September 14, 2014
Lights, camera, action! LSO kicks off the season with well-known pieces from movie favorites. This night of movie magic will showcase pieces from cinematic classics and contemporary blockbusters, including Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice from Fantasia, Frozen, and many more. Dress up and have your picture taken in a photo booth at the concert with your favorite movie star.
October 3, 2014
Designed for newcomers and classical music aficionados alike, the first half of Beyond the Score® will offer a multimedia examination of the history and composition of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4. The program explores illuminating stories found “inside” the music, illustrated by live musical examples from the orchestra. After intermission, enjoy a performance of the entire piece.
October 26, 2014
Inspired by Mediterranean sea ports, Ibert’s Escales displays a lush impressionistic style. Next, internationally-acclaimed harpist Alice Giles performs Never Far Away, Bright Sheng’s piece showcasing the harp’s capacity for the ethereal and dramatic. The second half of the concert features works of French composers Ravel and Debussy with Rhapsodie Espagnol and the famous La Mer.
November 23, 2014
The Madcap Puppets return with their giant puppets for a fun, whimsical performance. We meet a Mafioso wolf and a menagerie of quirky animals in this contemporary retelling of Peter and the Wolf, set to music of Prokofiev. This highly interactive show ends with the capture of the wolf and everyone joining in a giant parade through the auditorium.
*Family festival activities begin at 1:00pm
December 7, 2014
Get into the spirit of the season with a program of holiday favorites. Our annual holiday pops concert features beloved traditional pieces such as O Holy Night, Dona Nobis Pacem and the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah. The concert also showcases local Suzuki music students in a holiday medley and Lincoln Midwest Ballet dancers performing selections from The Nutcracker, and concludes with an audience sing-a-long.
January 31, 2015
LSO shares the stage with the Lincoln Youth Symphony to perform the overture to Rossini’s La Gazza Ladra. Simone Dinnerstein, a No. 1 pianist on the U.S. Billboard Classical Chart, joins LSO for a performance of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major. The second half of the concert features Schubert’s challenging Symphony D.944 (“The Great C Major”).
February 28, 2015
Join LSO for an evening featuring two famous fifth symphonies by iconic German composers. The concert begins with LSO musicians Anton Miller, John Bailey and Maestro Edward Polochick in a performance of Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D Major. The evening closes with Mahler’s intense and dramatic Symphony No. 5, with its hauntingly lovely Adagietto.
March 29, 2015
Specially created for LSO by resident conductor Tyler White and actor and scriptwriter Tim Marrone, this dramatic production explores the life of Mozart and his relationship with his father. Underscored by some of Mozart’s most well-known pieces, this concert brings the audience into the colorful story of the famous man behind this music. The concert also features the winner of LSO’s Young Artist Competition.
*Family Festival activities begin at 1:00pm
April 25, 2015
LSO’s season finale begins with a grandiose performance of a Beethoven masterwork, the “Emperor” Piano Concerto with pianist Jon Nakamatsu, and culminates with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D Major. The Abendmusik Chorus, Doane Choir, UNL’s Chamber Singers, and UNL’s University Singers join the symphony in the performance of the year that you will not want to miss.
*Single tickets for this concert available at www.liedcenter.org