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On Sept. 18, 2016 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., the Lied Center for Performing Arts and Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra will co-present welcome home concerts for Nebraska native Hannah Huston, who recently won third place on NBC’s “The Voice” Season 10.

Tickets cost $21 for adults and $11 for students, with a small section of prime seating available for $36. Huston will be available after each concert for a meet-and-greet with fans. Tickets will be available for purchase beginning July 14 at 11 a.m. online at www.liedcenter.org, by phone at 402-472-4747, or at the Lied Center box office (301 N. 12th St.).

Huston will sing eight of the songs that she performed on “The Voice,” including “When A Man Loves A Woman,” “Rolling In the Deep,” “I Can’t Make You Love Me,” and “House Of the Rising Sun.” Huston is excited to perform these songs with full orchestra, and LSO Music Director Edward Polochick shares her enthusiasm. “Hannah is such an incredible artist, and it will be so wonderful to have her on stage with Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra,” Polochick said. He said that LSO is commissioning orchestral arrangements of her songs from the show. “The Voice was generous enough to share their charts with us for this one-time event, and we’re working with a composer to round them out for full orchestra. I am especially looking forward to hearing ‘Every Breath You Take’ with a full complement of strings players and ‘Say You Love Me’ with the power of LSO’s entire brass section.”

Huston was a preschool teacher at Arnold Elementary School before auditioning for “The Voice,” and as a highlight to Sept. 18 concert, she will invite students from Arnold Elementary to join her onstage to sing one special song.

The Lied Center, LSO and Huston have also invited concert-goers to join Hannah in supporting the LPS Early Childhood Fund for Excellence. LSO executive director Barbara Zach said, “As we were planning this special event, we wanted it to be bigger than simply a concert; it was incredibly important to all of us that we use this opportunity to do some tangible good for our community. Lincoln Public Schools provides tools and support for students to reach their dreams, and they supported Hannah as she pursued her passion. We are all very proud to provide an opportunity to give back to Lincoln in this special way.”

Huston echoed Zach’s sentiments, “Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra is an outstanding group and it is an absolute privilege to sing with them at the Lied Center. I am also thrilled to involve the community in supporting Lincoln Public Schools as well as its teachers, students, and families.” Huston is encouraging attendees to consider making a contribution to the LPS Early Childhood Fund for Excellence at the Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools. The fund provides special support for families in need. “I am looking forward to sharing this evening with you all and encourage you to join me in making a donation to the Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools." For more information on making a donation, visit www.foundationforlps.org.

The Lied Center anxiously anticipates another opportunity to collaborate with LSO. “Nebraskans have long been enjoying Ms. Huston’s performances from their living rooms and cheering her on remotely,” said executive director Bill Stephan. “The Lied Center is honored to host this concert celebrating Hannah’s success and provide fans with the opportunity to see and hear her perform in-person on the Lied Center’s world-class stage with a top notch orchestra. We look forward to partnering with LSO, the Lied Center’s resident orchestra, on what is sure to be an unforgettable evening.”