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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. Huston will be available after each concert for a meet-and-greet with fans. Tickets will be available for purchase beginning July 14 at 11 a.m. online at www.liedcenter.org, by phone at 402-472-4747, or at the Lied Center box office (301 N. 12th St.).

Huston will sing eight of the songs that she performed on “The Voice,” including “When A Man Loves A Woman,” “Rolling In the Deep,” “I Can’t Make You Love Me,” and “House Of the Rising Sun.” Huston is excited to perform these songs with full orchestra, and LSO Music Director Edward Polochick shares her enthusiasm. “Hannah is such an incredible artist, and it will be so wonderful to have her on stage with Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra,” Polochick said. He said that LSO is commissioning orchestral arrangements of her songs from the show. “The Voice was generous enough to share their charts with us for this one-time event, and we’re working with a composer to round them out for full orchestra. I am especially looking forward to hearing ‘Every Breath You Take’ with a full complement of strings players and ‘Say You Love Me’ with the power of LSO’s entire brass section.”

Huston was a preschool teacher at Arnold Elementary School before auditioning for “The Voice,” and as a highlight to Sept. 18 concert, she will invite students from Arnold Elementary to join her onstage to sing one special song.

The Lied Center, LSO and Huston have also invited concert-goers to join Hannah in supporting the LPS Early Childhood Fund for Excellence. LSO executive director Barbara Zach said, “As we were planning this special event, we wanted it to be bigger than simply a concert; it was incredibly important to all of us that we use this opportunity to do some tangible good for our community. Lincoln Public Schools provides tools and support for students to reach their dreams, and they supported Hannah as she pursued her passion. We are all very proud to provide an opportunity to give back to Lincoln in this special way.”

Huston echoed Zach’s sentiments, “Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra is an outstanding group and it is an absolute privilege to sing with them at the Lied Center. I am also thrilled to involve the community in supporting Lincoln Public Schools as well as its teachers, students, and families.” Huston is encouraging attendees to consider making a contribution to the LPS Early Childhood Fund for Excellence at the Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools. The fund provides special support for families in need. “I am looking forward to sharing this evening with you all and encourage you to join me in making a donation to the Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools.” For more information on making a donation, visit www.foundationforlps.org.

The Lied Center anxiously anticipates another opportunity to collaborate with LSO. “Nebraskans have long been enjoying Ms. Huston’s performances from their living rooms and cheering her on remotely,” said executive director Bill Stephan. “The Lied Center is honored to host this concert celebrating Hannah’s success and provide fans with the opportunity to see and hear her perform in-person on the Lied Center’s world-class stage with a top notch orchestra. We look forward to partnering with LSO, the Lied Center’s resident orchestra, on what is sure to be an unforgettable evening.”

About Hannah Huston
25-year-old Nebraska native Hannah Huston rose to fame as a finalist in NBC’s “The Voice” Season 10. Prior to auditioning, Huston was a preschool teacher at Arnold Elementary School in Lincoln, Neb. During her time on “The Voice,” ten-time GRAMMY Award-winner Pharrell Williams served as Huston’s coach and mentor. She was ultimately awarded third place during the show’s finale episode in May 2016. For more information, visit www.hannahhuston.com.

About Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra
Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra, founded in 1927, is the resident orchestra of the Lied Center for Performing Arts and offers 11 concerts per year under the direction of music director Edward Polochick: six classical concerts, two holiday concerts, one pops concert, and two family concerts. In an effort to make classical music accessible to everyone in Lincoln, LSO is committed to offering affordable ticket prices of $15 and $30 for adults and $5 for students. LSO’s 2016-17 season sponsor is The Landing at Williamsburg Village, an Immanuel Community. The Nebraska Arts Council, a state agency, offers additional support through its matching grants program funded by the Nebraska Legislature, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.

About the Lied Center for Performing Arts
The Lied Center for Performing Arts is a state-of-the-art performing arts facility. The Lied Center, opened in 1990, is Nebraska’s “Home for the Arts.” The facility offers major regional, national and international events designed to attract, entertain and inspire a statewide audience. The Lied Center and its programs are made possible through the generous 2016/2017 season support of Christina Hixson and the Lied Foundation Trust, Friends of Lied, Ameritas and Union Bank & Trust. The Nebraska Arts Council, a state agency, has supported Lied Center programs through its matching grants program funded by the Nebraska Legislature; the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency; and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.