Young People’s Concerts
What are the Young People’s Concerts?
The Young People’s Concerts are annual children’s concerts offered to all 4th-6th graders in Lincoln and its surrounding areas. This season we are offering these performances both in person and virtually. This unique opportunity consists of a 45-minute live and streamed concert at the Lied Center for Performing Arts in Lincoln. Nearly 5,000 students and teachers attended this event in 2020. In many cases, this experience is a first opportunity to hear a live symphony orchestra. Additionally, we work with Lincoln Public Schools to provide lesson plans for teachers to incorporate into their classroom curriculum.
How Can Our School Attend?
LSO’s 2022 Young People’s Concerts, “Happy Birthday Beethoven,” will be held in person on Thursday, April 21, 2022 at 11:00am. The performance will be live-streamed at that time and will also be available for streaming via a private link from Monday, April 25 through Friday, May 6
If you have any questions, you may call LSO’s office at (402) 476-2211 or email email@example.com.
LSO Young People’s Concerts COVID-19 Safety Protocols
Every person who is planning to attend LSO’s Young People’s Concert is expected to conduct a self-screening for COVID-19 symptoms prior to arrival. If you have symptoms consistent with COVID-19, or if you have been identified as a close contact to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, you are not allowed to enter the Lied Center.
Face coverings that cover the nose and mouth will be required at all times for all students, teachers, and volunteers who attend LSO’s Young People’s Concerts. The COVID-19 vaccine is not required, but is strongly recommended.
Additionally, LSO requires that students and teachers continue to abide by any additional COVID-19 policies that your school or organization has in place.
2022 Young People's Concerts Online Order Form
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEETHOVEN
William Shomos, actor
Edward Polochick, conductor
You’re invited to Beethoven’s birthday party! LSO’s Emcee, actor William Shomos, celebrates the way Beethoven captures emotion in music—emotion that connects audiences of all ages.
Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra, in conjunction with a music curriculum team at Lincoln Public Schools, specially prepares lesson plans that music teachers may use in preparing their students for the Young People’s Concerts. These help prepare students to understand the musical concepts used in the concert such as rhythm, melody, and harmony, and also detail the featured composers and the cultural and historical context of their music.