Lincoln Symphony Orchestra Outreach Success
Lindsay Bartlett on 07/07/2015
Lincoln's Symphony Orchestra received LAC funding to support the creation and performance of the spring Family Concert, Young People’s Concerts, and all outreach involved in the production, including a renewed partnership with Family Literacy.
The Family Concert was on March 29 at the O’Donnell Auditorium and featured family-fun activities such as face painting, an instrument petting zoo, musical games, and arts & craft projects prior to the performance. LSO offered complimentary tickets to community groups and discounted tickets to Title I schools for this concert.
The YPCs were on March 30 at the Lied Center. These are performed for 4th and 5th graders in Lincoln Public Schools and other surrounding schools within a 90-mile radius. More than 4,000 students attended one of three daytime one-hour interactive concerts.
LSO guest artists Tim Marrone and Matthew Pauli visited schools and community organizations leading up to this performance set, free of charge. A summary of their performance and outreach is attached below.
LSO has partnered with Family Literacy to provide cultural literacy to immigrant and refugee families in the program. Family Literacy improves educational outcomes for students and increases their parents’ literacy and employment skills. LSO provided 300 tickets to the March 29 performance, providing free transportation for all those attending, and all attendees are able participate in the pre-concert activities.