Lincoln Symphony moves concerts, lowers ticket prices

Posted on: April 8, 2011

In Friday’s (4/8) Lincoln Journal Star (Nebraska), Jeff Korbelik writes, “Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra surprised patrons and musicians Thursday with not one, but three major announcements. The Lied Center for Performing Arts will become its new, permanent home, beginning with the 2011-12 season. The orchestra has received $250,000 from the Lienemann Charitable Foundation and $75,000 from James and Rhonda Seacrest. And, finally, it will lower ticket prices to $25 and $10 for classical and pops concerts. This season, tickets were $25, $35 and $45. LSO will begin its season Sept. 16 with a pops concert at the Lied with music director Edward Polochick at the podium. The first classical concert will be Oct. 14 with violinist Rachel Barton Pine and the Chiara String Quartet as guest artists. The 2011-12 season will feature seven concerts—five classical, one pops, one holiday—at the Lied. … Lied Center executive director Bill Stephan said the move fits into the Lied’s mission of collaborating with local organizations. … The Seacrest donation will help underwrite the first three years of LSO’s move to the Lied Center, while the Lienemann donation—$50,000 for five years—also will help the move as well as support ticket pricing for students.”

Posted April 8, 2011