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Lincoln's Symphony Orchestra

25-WORD DESCRIPTION:

Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra presents inspiring experiences that welcome all members of our community to discover and cultivate a profound, personal connection with live orchestral music.


HOW WE USE YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS:

  • $8 per month helps subsidize free tickets for the veteran community, through VetTix.org. ($96)
  • $25 per month provides LSO Guest Artist performances in schools and community sites free of charge. ($300)
  • $50 covers the cost of one underserved family to attend our Family Concerts.


A STORY FROM OUR AGENCY:

Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra began working with Family Literacy to provide a cultural literacy component in 2012. Family Literacy, an English Language Learning program for parents and children through Lincoln Public Schools, serves parents and children in the immigrant and refugee community. Participants attend LSO Family Concerts free of charge, along with all family members living in the same household (approximately 700 people per concert). In addition, free transportation is provided. Prior to the performance, an LSO staff member visits all twelve Family Literacy sites with translators to prepare them for their concert experience. Attendees receive information on concert etiquette, relevant classical music history, the different instruments used in the performance, and a description of the story line.

Through this partnership with Family Literacy, members of the immigrant and refugee community that are otherwise unable to attend cultural performances will enjoy live symphonic music geared towards the whole family. Many families are unable to attend such a performance because of perceived cultural barriers and the challenge of transportation and financial restrictions. This partnership ensures that participants experience all aspects of American culture, going beyond what is typically learned in an English Language Learner program. The unique element of cultural literacy helps Family Literacy participants feel more comfortable in American society while enjoying an afternoon of music and fun with their family.

 

CAMPAIGN CODE NUMBERS:

Campaign Code: 6849

(For campaigns at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, City of Lincoln, LES, LPS, Lancaster County, SCC and private companies.)

State of Nebraska: 708AF

ADDRESS/PHONE:

233 S 13th St, Ste 1702
Lincoln, NE 68508

402-476-2211

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