Young People’s Concerts

What are the Young People’s Concerts?

The Young People’s Concerts are an annual children’s concert offered to all 4th-6th graders in Lincoln and its surrounding areas. This year, this unique opportunity consists of a 45-minute streamed concert recorded at the Lied Center for Performing Arts in Lincoln. Nearly 5,000 students and teachers attended this event last year. This season, schools will have the opportunity to view the Young People’s Concert at their convenience during the last week in April. In many cases, this experience is a first opportunity to hear a live symphony orchestra. Additionally, we work in cooperation with Lincoln Public Schools to provide lesson plans for teachers to incorporate into their classroom curriculum.

How Can Our School Attend?

LSO’s 2021 Young People’s Concert, “Happy Birthday Beethoven,” will be made available to stream Monday, April 26, 2021 through Friday, April 30, 2021. In order to receive a link to stream this concert, please fill out the form below.

If you have any questions, you may call LSO’s office at (402) 476-2211 or email

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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. 

Click here for the 2021 YPC Lesson Plans.


Student Survey coming soon!