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LINCOLN, NEB. – The Lied Center for Performing Arts at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln presents the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) Concert Orchestra under the direction of Boston Pops conductor Keith Lockhart on Thursday, February 7, 2013. Tickets may be purchased at the Lied Center Ticket Office located at 12th and Q Street in downtown Lincoln, by phone at 402.472-4747 or online at www.liedcenter.org. Ticket prices start at $18 for adults and $9 for youth.

Program highlights of the BBC Concert Orchestra at the Lied Center will include Elgar’s Enigma Variations and Benjamin Britten’s Four Sea Interludes. The orchestra’s commitment to BBC Radio 2 is genuinely legendary: they have been delivering the world’s longest-running music show, Friday Night is Music Night, every week for an astonishing 60 years. The ensemble also broadcasts for BBC Radio 3 and has provided the soundtrack to many BBC TV programs, including The Blue Planet, Frozen Planet, Walking with Dinosaurs and ZingZillas.

In August 2010, Keith Lockhart was appointed Principal Conductor and Johannes Wildner its Principal Guest Conductor, complementing Conductor Laureate Barry Wordsworth. Keith Lockhart is also conductor of the renowned Boston Pops and serves as the artistic director of the Brevard Music Center Summer Institute.

A pre-show talk, scheduled one half hour before the performance, will be led by Alisa Belflower, Senior Lecturer in UNL’s School of Music. The talk, free to ticket holders, will be in the Lied Center's Steinhart Room.

This Lied performance is sponsored by the Ruth Amen Endowment and James C. and Rhonda Seacrest. The Lied Center’s 23rd Season is supported by Friends of Lied, Ameritas and Union Bank. All events in the Lied Center are made possible entirely or in part by the Lied Performance Fund, which has been established in memory of Ernst F. Lied and his parents, Ernst M. and Ida K. Lied. The Nebraska Arts Council, a state agency, has supported the programs of this organization through its matching grants program funded by the Nebraska Legislature; the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency; and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment. For more information visit LiedCenter.org.