Astronomy Day will be celebrated April 28 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the University of Nebraska State Museum in Morrill Hall, south of 14th & Vine Streets on the UNL Campus. The event will feature appearances by Nebraska’s own astronaut Clayton Anderson (10:30am & 1:30pm), along with prizes and a variety of hands-on activities about space, science, and astronomy.
LSO collaborates with the Lied Center for Performing Arts for Benjamin Britten’s powerfully dramatic War Requiem. The mammoth oratorio is scored for symphonic orchestra, chamber orchestra, organ, vocal soloists, boys choir, and full mixed voice choir. As a pacifist, Britten interwove the traditional Latin requiem mass text with Wilfred Owen poetry.
The Lincoln Symphony Orchestra along with Abendmusik Chorus, ABENDCHOR, The Doane Choir, American Boychoir, UNL's Chamber Singers, City Campus and East Campus Choirs, and University Singers will perform Benjamin Britten's WAR REQUIEM on Saturday, April 28 at 7:30 pm in the Lied Center for Performing Arts.
Tickets for this major event are Adults $25/$10, 20/30 Club $10, Students (18 and older) $10, Students (17 and younger) $5 and are available thru the Lied Center box office, 402/472-4747 or 1-800/432-3231.
Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra collaborates with Abendmusik-Lincoln, the Lied Center for Performing Arts and the University of Nebraska–Lincoln to present Benjamin Britten’s powerfully dramatic War Requiem. Britten interwove the traditional Latin requiem mass with text from Wilfred Owen, a prominent World War I poet. The mammoth oratorio is scored for nearly 400 performers and includes a symphonic orchestra, chamber orchestra, organ, vocal soloists, boys choir, and full mixed voice choir. Under the direction of LSO Music Director Edward Polochick, Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra will be joined by Janice Chandler-Eteme, soprano; Ross Hauck, tenor; Paul Tipton, baritone; the American Boychoir; and choirs from Abendmusik, ABENDCHOR,
Doane College and the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.
“It provocatively juxtaposes the vivid anti-war poetry of Wilfred Owen with the Latin Requiem mass in a passionate outcry against man’s inhumanity to man.” – Cambridge University Press
Additional information can be found at www.lincolnsymphony.org