When the Lincoln Symphony Orchestra in Lincoln, Nebraska opens its season September 17, it will celebrate Schumann and Mendelssohn’s 200th anniversaries. It will also include a very unusual piece, X – Concerto for Clarinet, from a talented Generation X composer who teaches at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.
Scott McAllister, born in 1969, created the piece as a tribute to the music of Generation X.
Here is an excerpt from a story in the Journal Star by Jeff Korbelik:
“I’m so excited about this,” LSO music director Edward Polochick said. “It’s a very unusual piece. Scott has had different musical influences. He has developed his own musical language.”
I have only been to Lincoln, Nebraska one time, but I really liked it. Despite how much I hate cold winters, Lincoln is a place I wouldn’t mind living. I read one time that it had more public parks/green spaces per capita than any other city in the United States. I think, if my memory serves me right, that Lincoln is one of those cities known for exceptional city planning.
Anyway, I think Lincoln has a lot to offer, and it was fun reading about their symphony. I try to feature content about audience development on this blog, and the great work PR and marketing people at arts organizations are doing to capture Generation X, Y and Z audiences because I think it’s really important work. I do love the arts even if I’m not able to get out and go to events like I once did. I am sure once my kids are a little older, I’ll re-engage. (Wow! I just thought of a great idea! The Oklahoma City Philharmonic needs to offer a kids club during their performances. I think the Hall of Mirrors would work as the perfect location for a quasi Romper Room.)
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