Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra Presents
“Anton & Tchaik 5”

(LINCOLN, Neb. – January 5, 2017) Anton Miller, concertmaster of Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra, takes the stage as soloist in the symphony’s next classical concert on Fri., Jan. 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the Lied Center for Performing Arts.

Led by Music Director Edward Polochick, the program will open with Miller performing two French solo violin works, displaying both his virtuosity and expressivity in a pairing of Chausson and Saint-Saëns.

“I have no greater joy in life than to make music with Anton Miller,” said Polochick. “He is so special to me and so dear – it’s a real privilege to be able to perform with him.”

Miller will then return to his seat as concertmaster on the second half for Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64, famous for its ominous fate motif.

“I’ve often found a tremendous affinity of linking French and Russian music,” said Polochick. “And the Chausson and Saint-Saëns is a great setup for the Tchaikovsky – one of the most Romantic symphonies of all time. It is just such an audience-pleaser, and is so filled with emotion and romantic drama. It is really one of his greatest symphonies.

“And the first time I performed Tchaikovsky’s Fifth with LSO, Denny Schneider was playing principal [trumpet] – so I thought of him as we pieced together this program, as well.”

Dennis Schneider, who passed away in February 2016, performed with Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra for 46 years. The evening’s performance will be dedicated to him, along with a premiere of Mentor by David Sharp, commissioned by LSO in memory of Schneider.

NET Radio’s Genevieve Randall will host a pre-concert chat at 6:45 p.m. the evening of the concert in the Steinhart Room with Maestro Polochick and guest artist Anton Miller. LSO’s preconcert chats are supported in part by Humanities Nebraska.

To stay current with symphony events, follow Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter – and don’t forget to use #LSOlove while visiting the free JamesAnn Photography photobooth during intermission.

Tickets are available for purchase online at www.lincolnsymphony.com, by phone at (402) 476‑2211, or by visiting Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra’s box office (233 S. 13th St., Ste. 1702).

In an effort to make all LSO concerts financially accessible, LSO’s tickets are available for only $15 or $35 each for adults, inclusive of all ticketing and facility fees. Tickets for youth ages 17 and under are available for $5 each, made possible by the Lienemann Charitable Foundation.

Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra’s 2017-2018 season sponsor is The Landing at Williamsburg Village, an Immanuel Community. The concert sponsor for “Anton & Tchaik 5” is Nebraska Lottery. The Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment also provided generous support toward Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra’s 2017-2018 season.

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