Lincoln Youth Symphony Orchestra: from Nebraska to the center of Rome
As the “Il messaggero” announces from the United States, he has come to Italy “Lincoln Youth Symphony Orchestra”, formed in 1957 by Nebraska’s Lincoln Public School students. From this student-formed orchestra, the best state musicians are taken. In Rome they had come to give three concerts on 10, 11 and 12 March. Entering at all has been free. This has been an opportunity to watch 36 young talented young musicians coming from a school with more than 60 years of history and from where many musicians have started. In 2008, the 50th anniversary of the Lincoln Youth Symphony Orchestra celebrated a gala concert dedicated to all the former students led by Larry Maupin, the beloved violin professor and director of Gran Island who has been a founding member. In the direction of the orchestra were conductors: Bernard Nevin, Eugene Stoll, Orville Voss, June Moore, Huadong Lu and Bob Krueger. Clark Potter has been conducting this orchestra since 2007. In the travel diary of the orchestra are: Vienna, Salzburg, Budapest, Dublin and Belfast. In Rome, they return for the second time in 10 years with a repertoire of symphony and classical music that will be directed by Clark Potter and Terry Rush.