The Lincoln Symphony Orchestra will present a concert of classical music, Beethoven’s Ninth, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 22 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts.
Led by Music Director Edward Polochick, the LSO will be joined by Icy Simpson-Monroe, Rebecca Shane, Ariel Merivil and Jeff Keele, as well as the Abendmusik Chorus, Doane University Choir, Doane Collegiate Chorale and Nebraska Wesleyan University Choir for perform Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 and the orchestral premiere of Jake Runestad’s choral work A Silence Haunts Me, with text based on Beethoven’s “Heiligenstadt Testament”.
Of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Polochick says: “This piece is one of the greatest artistic contributions to Western civilization, with genius, lyricism, drama, human emotion and a universal message suited to our times. Long live Beethoven!”
Concert tickets are available at www.lincolnsymphony.com, by phone at 402-476-2211 or by visiting the Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra box office at 233 S. 13th St., Suite 1702.
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LSO welcomes members of the public in a regular seating configuration and encourages the wearing of masks.
New this season, the LSO will make the pre-concert chat available online from noon on the Thursday before the concert. Hosted by Genevieve Randall of Nebraska Public Media, each conversation is an in-depth look at music with Maestro Polochick and special guests. The pre-concert talk will also be screened in the Steinhart Hall at 6:45 p.m. before the concert.
In an effort to make all LSO concerts financially accessible, LSO tickets are available for just $15 or $35 each for adults, including all ticketing and installation fees. Tickets for youth 17 and under are $5 each, made possible by the Lienemann Charitable Foundation.