Friday, December 15, 2017

The Best Christmas Concert for the Money

"Deck the Halls" showcased the abundant performing arts talent available in Lincoln. For the very reasonable ticket price, we got to listen to the Lincoln Symphony Orchestra perform classical and popular Christmas music flawlessly. (We really liked the percussion  2 X 4s.) Lincoln Suzuki Studios young string musicians fronted the orchestra and played an original composition by Daniel Baldwin specifically for LSO and the Suzuki kids. (Can you say "World Premiere?") The Big Red Singers were there (the only slight drawback was that the orchestra overpowered them when they stood behind the musicians.) Lincoln Midwest Ballet performed portions of the "The Nutcracker" which will be presented Saturday, December 14th at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM and Sunday, December 15th, at 2:00 PM at the Lied Center. Tim Marrone brought the Grinch to the Lied for the abridged version of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas". All of this and a Christmas Carol audience sing-along to close the show. (Here's a secret, the people who attend the Lied concerts have great voices - especially the baritone and tenor behind us).

Save your dollars - Lied Center tickets for Lincoln Symphony Orchestra Concerts are , at the most, $30 each - plus they serve adult as well as youth beverages - can't get that at Marcus Theaters.

Music rating:music-graphics-violin-734319  music-graphics-violin-734319  music-graphics-violin-734319  music-graphics-violin-734319  music-graphics-violin-734319    

Dance rating: graphics-dancing-660479  ballerina2 graphics-dancing-660479   ballerina2 graphics-dancing-660479

Grinch rating:  the-grinch-grin the-grinch-grin the-grinch-grin the-grinch-grin 

Singing rating: choir11 choir11 choir11 choir11 choir11