Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra Presents
(LINCOLN, Neb. – Oct. 4, 2019) Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra returns to O’Donnell Auditorium at Nebraska Wesleyan University for their Family series performance, Madcap Puppets on Sunday, Oct. 13th at 2:00 p.m.
To start the program, the orchestra will play Gioacchino Rossini’s Overture from William Tell.
“The William Tell Overture is such fun work that kids and adults alike will recognize,” says Music Director Edward Polochick. “It’s the perfect piece to open up a program, to really create excitement and anticipation.”
Following the Rossini will be Felix Mendelssohn’s Capriccio brillant, featuring LSO’s Principal Keyboard, Richard Fountain, as soloist.
“Richard Fountain is an exquisite keyboardist—he plays harpsichord, celeste, and in this case, piano. He’s a first-rate musician, and we are so fortunate to have him in our orchestra. This piece of music is rarely performed, so we’re thrilled to be able to present it to our audience,” says Polochick.
Joining LSO afterward will be Madcap Puppets, presenting 12-foot-tall puppets to help tell the story of Igor Stravinksy’s Pulcinella Suite. Solo instruments, puppets, and orchestra will interact in an improvisational style – just like the original commedia dell’arte.
“Madcap Puppets are simply magical,” continues Polochick. “Their ideas on combining classical music with fantastic visuals create a great connection between the orchestra and the audience. Their level of artistry is incredibly high, and it’s such a rewarding experience to collaborate with them; their work inspires audiences of all ages. Stravinsky’s Pulcinella Suite is a genius piece of music; I see it as large-scale chamber music. The way Stravinsky links modern melodies to the Baroque era is brilliant.”
This all-ages, family-friendly concert will be preceded by a family festival starting at 1 p.m. in the lobby areas of the Rogers Fine Arts Center at Nebraska Wesleyan University, 50th Street and Huntington Avenue. Dietze Music will sponsor an instrument petting zoo, and children can also enjoy a photobooth provided by JamesAnn Photography. Face-painting and arts and crafts will be provided by Lincoln’s Macaroni Kids.
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Tickets for all LSO Family Concerts are specially priced at $10 for adults and $5 for children. Family passes to attend both of LSO’s Family Concerts are also available, covering admission for two adults and all dependent children for one low price of $50 for both this concert, and LSO’s second Family concert on February 23rd: Lemony Snicket’s The Composer is Dead. Tickets can be ordered online at www.lincolnsymphony.com, or by calling LSO at (402) 476‑2211.
Tickets for the concert are available for purchase online at www.lincolnsymphony.com, by phone at (402) 476‑2211, or by visiting Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra’s box office (233 S. 13th St., Ste. 1702).
To stay current with symphony events, follow Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter – and don’t forget to use #LSOlove while visiting the free JamesAnn Photography photobooth during intermission.
Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra’s 2019-2020 season sponsors are Immanuel Communities and Union Bank & Trust. The concert sponsor for Madcap Puppets is West Gate Bank with media support by Spirit Catholic Radio. The Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment also provided generous support toward Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra’s 2019-2020 season.
Barbara Zach Lee: 402.476.2211 Barbara@lincolnsymphony.com
Edward Polochick: 443.416.5050