BEFORE YOU VISIT
How can I obtain tickets?
Visit lincolnsymphony.com to choose your own seat, receive your electronic ticket, and bring it with you to the concert, or choose to pick it up at will call before the performance. Our Audience Services Manager is also available at 402.476.2211 Monday-Thursday 9am–5pm and Friday 9am-1pm. The Box Office and Will Call open at the venue 90 minutes before each performance.
How much do tickets cost?
Single tickets cost $20/$40 for adults, and $5 for youth 17 and under, inclusive of all ticketing and facility fees. We also offer discounts for young professionals, students, and music teachers. Subscription packages with seating benefits are available for the Lied Series (9 concerts), Classical Series (7 concerts), Compose Your Own (4 concerts), and Family Series (two adults and all dependent children for one low price).
What is LSO’s relationship with the Lied Center?
LSO is the Resident Orchestra of the Lied Center, but we have our own offices, board of directors, organizational structure, and ticketing system. All audience services are handled through LSO’s administrative staff, which enables us to provide special treatment for our donors and ticketholders.
What options are available for families?
Our family concerts are a perfect way to introduce children to classical music during an hour-long presentation that includes actors or puppets. We also welcome children at all Lied Center concerts, and we provide special children’s program magazines which include educational activities, a coloring page, and a coupon for a free cookie at intermission. If your child is becoming noisy during Lied Center events, ask any usher to be directed to the glassed-in room at the back of the main floor, where you can see and hear the performance without disturbing your neighbors.
How can I prepare for the concert?
Get connected by joining LSO’s eNewsletter list and by following us on Facebook, Linkedin, and Instagram. On our website, read program notes and listen to our Spotify playlist for upcoming concerts. For a more in-depth conversation about each classical concert, watch LSO’s Pre-Concert Chats with Maestro Polochick and special guests, hosted by Nebraska Public Media. The chat for each classical concert is available to view online on our YouTube beginning the Monday prior to the concert and is also screened in the Steinhart Room 45 minutes before the concert begins.
I can’t make it to the concert. What should I do with my tickets?
Although all LSO ticket sales are final, season subscribers may exchange tickets (no later than 48 hours prior to performance) for tickets to any remaining concerts, subject to availability. You may also make a tax-deductible contribution by donating the tickets to LSO for a music student to use.
AT THE PERFORMANCE
What should I wear?
There is no dress code for LSO concerts – the important thing is that you feel comfortable and that your attire doesn’t prevent you from enjoying the music. Since our concerts attract a diverse audience, you will find people wearing everything from casual clothing to business attire to cocktail dresses. If you decide to dress up, please go easy on the cologne or perfume, which can distract others near you.
Where can I park?
For Lied Center concerts we offer valet parking, and parking is also available at several downtown garages, including Que Place (11th & Q), Larson Garage (13th & Q), Market Place (10th & Q), and Haymarket Garage (9th & Q). Pre-pay for your event parking at parkandgo.org. Street parking is available for our family concerts, located at O’Donnell Auditorium at 50th & Huntington on the Nebraska Wesleyan University campus.
Am I allowed to record the performance?
Out of respect for LSO’s agreement with our performers, the use of cameras or recording equipment is strictly prohibited in the concert hall.
When should I clap?
Although we welcome applause at any time, in the last 100 years it has become traditional concert etiquette to clap only after an entire piece is complete. Pieces often have several movements with a short pause between each one; you can look at your program book to find out how many movements are in each piece and how long each piece lasts. Symphonies and concertos often have a momentum that builds from the beginning to the end, and applause between movements can “break the mood.”
How long is the intermission?
Our Lied Center concerts typically have one 20-minute intermission. During that time, you can join us in the lobby to enjoy refreshments, visit with friends, and have your picture taken at our complimentary photo booth. Stop by the bar in the orchestra lobby before the concert to pre-purchase your drink and avoid the line at intermission. The Lied Center accepts cash for alcohol and cash or credit cards for concessions. The lights in the lobby will flash five minutes before the second half of the program begins.
Can I meet the musicians afterwards?
Our maestro and soloists are available in the Green Room (located at the end of the hallway leading to the Orchestra Left seats) immediately following most Lied Center concerts, and they welcome the opportunity to greet patrons and hear feedback about the concert.