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 the concert stage, opening the program with Bach’s Keyboard Concerto No. 7 in G minor, BWV 1058, immediately followed by a Nebraska premiere of Glass’ newly composed Third Piano Concerto.

“We are thrilled to be performing with Simone yet again, and especially with such beautiful programming,” Maestro Edward Polochick said. “The pairing of the music of Bach and Glass – the latter written specifically with Simone in mind – will not only be a joy to hear, but also a beautiful way to commemorate Philip Glass’ 80th birthday with his newest piano concerto.”

The concerto was commissioned by a consortium of twelve orchestras across the country in commemoration of Philip Glass’ 80th birthday, including Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra.

“The creation and performance of new works is so important,” said executive director Barbara Zach, “and LSO is thrilled to have the privilege of participating in the commissioning of a brand-new piece of music from such a legendary composer.

“Philip Glass is such an important voice, and has done so much to shape current American music. Everyone from casual moviegoers to serious classical musicians will recognize and enjoy his music, and it’s exciting for LSO to be a part of history by premiering this newly written piece.”

Elgar’s famous Enigma Variations follows on the second half, taking the audience on an emotional, personal journey through the composer’s circle of friends, lovers, and acquaintances – all through the variation of a simple theme.

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 Simone Dinnerstein. LSO’s preconcert chats are supported in part by Humanities Nebraska.

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Tickets are available for purchase online at, 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 “Philip Glass & Elgar” is Nelnet, with media support by Spirit Catholic Radio KVSS 102.7. The Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment also provided generous support toward Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra’s 2017-2018 season.