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 Please register to attend or stream by Friday, April 1, 2022.

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.

LSO requires that students and teachers abide by any COVID-19 policies that your school or organization has in place. LSO also reserves the right to require mask wearing based on the Lincoln-Lancaster County COVID-19 Risk Dial.  ​


2022 Young People's Concerts Online Order Form


  • Include all students, teachers, chaperones, and drivers in ticket count. Make checks payable to "Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra" or call our office at 402-476-2211 to pay via credit card. [Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra, 233 South 13th Street, Suite 1702, Lincoln, NE 68508]
  • Seating will be processed by order of arrival and payment. Submit your form soon, as seats fill up quickly! Please call the LSO office at 402-476-2211 and indicate any conflicts (testing, early dismissal, travel time, etc.) in order to request alternative concert times.


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.

2022 YPC Lesson Plans


Student Survey coming soon!