The Lincoln Youth Symphony from Nebraska is to give a lunchtime concert in St Anne’s Cathedral on Tuesday March 8.
An orchestra of 34 musicians, the Lincoln Youth Symphony was founded in 1957 by the Lincoln Public Schools. Students from the city are invited to audition for this ensemble. The goal was to create an exceptional orchestra and performance opportunity for the city’s most talented young musicians.
The orchestra’s recent travel history includes performances in Rome (2009), Vienna and Budapest (2011), and Prague, Leipzig, and Dresden (2014). The orchestra has partnered with youth orchestras through performances and exchanges in the USA, in Mexico City and Guangzhou, China.
The orchestra’s 2016 tour includes visits to Galway, Dublin and Belfast.
Director Clark Potter is in his ninth year of conducting the Lincoln Youth Symphony (Lincoln, Nebraska, USA), and he is in his 20th year as the viola professor and conducting teacher at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. He is an active soloand ensemble performer, serving as principal viola of the Lincoln Symphony and as the violist of the Nebraska Chamber Players.
Mr. Potter is in demand as an adjudicator and clinician in schools. He was selected as the Outstanding String Educator for the state of Nebraska for 2008, as voted by the Nebraska chapter of the American String Teachers Association.
The orchestra will perform a programme drawn from the following:
William Balfe: Overture to ‘The Bohemian Girl’
William Balfe: ‘I dreamed I dwelt in marble halls’
Copland: Dance Episodes from ‘Rodeo’
Bach/Cailliet: “Sheep Shall Safely Graze”
Faure: Peleas et Melisande Suite
The concert gets underway at 12 noon on Tuesday March 8 and will last approximately 45 minutes. Admission is free and there will be a retiring collection in aid of Cathedral Funds.