Young People’s Concerts
What are the Young People’s Concerts?
LSO’s Young People’s Concerts is an annual orchestra program presenting a one-hour concert to nearly 5,000 fourth- and fifth-graders at the Lied Center for Performing Arts in Lincoln, Nebraska. In many cases, this experience is students’ first opportunity to hear a live symphony orchestra. We work in cooperation with individual schools to provide bus transportation to and from this event and provide lesson plans to for teachers to incorporate into their classroom curriculum.
How Can Our School Attend?
LSO’s 2018 Young People’s Concert “The Adventures of Melvin the Explorer” will be held on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 11:00am at the Lied Center for Performing Arts.
In order to attend, review & mail in the following — seats are reserved first-come, first serve!
Bus Grants Available!
Transporation grants are available via the Nebraska Arts Council’s School Bus Arts Grants program. Applications are due at least four weeks prior to the field trip and are reviewed on a first-received, first-funded basis until all available funds are awarded. Please call the NAC in advance of applying to determine funding status. On average, you will be notified within two weeks of the status of your application.
THE ADVENTURES OF MELVIN THE EXPLORER
Tim Marrone, actor
Edward Polochick, conductor
Join Melvin as he, the conductor, and the orchestra seek the Golden Baton, which will help them make beautiful music! The explorers will travel to different lands, learn about rhythm, melody, and harmony, and evade the scary Monkey King!
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 about the featured composers and the cultural and historical context of their music.