Frequently Asked Questions
How can I obtain tickets?
Visit lincolnsymphony.org to choose your own seat, print your ticket, and bring it with you to the concert. You may also call LSO at 402.476.2211 Monday-Friday 9am–5pm, and the box office opens at the venue 90 minutes before each performance.
How much do tickets cost?
Single tickets for adults cost $15/$30, and youth 17 and under cost $5, 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 (8 concerts), Classical Series (6 concerts), Compose Your Own (4 concerts), and Family Series (two adults and all dependent children for one low price).
How can I prepare for the concert?
Get connected by joining LSO’s eNewsletter list and by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. On our website, read our Musician’s Blog and program notes, and listen to our Spotify playlist for upcoming concerts. For a more in-depth conversation about each classical concert, attend the pre-concert chat from 6:45-7:15pm in the Steinhart Room, hosted by NET Radio with the maestro and special guests.
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.
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 event parking is available at several downtown garages, including Que Place (11th & 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. Symphonies and concertos often have a momentum that builds from the beginning to the end, and applause between movements can “break the mood.”
What if my child is making noise?
The Lied Center has a glassed-in room at the back of the main floor. Ask any usher to be directed to this room where you can see and hear the performance without disturbing your neighbors.
How long is the intermission?
Our classical and pops concerts typically have one 20-minute intermission. During that time, patrons can visit the lobby to make purchases at LSO’s gift shop, enjoy refreshments, and visit with friends. Visit 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 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 each Lied Center concert, and they welcome the opportunity to greet patrons and hear feedback about the concert.