The Lincoln Symphony Orchestra treats guests to world-class symphonic music that delights the heart, soothes the soul, and opens a new musical passageway for human minds trapped in a single genre. The opening concert on September 17 is a boon to clarinet enthusiasts; it features principal piper Diane Barger offering her rendition of Scott McAllister’s X—Concerto for Clarinet —which is a tribute to the music of Generation X—as well as other pieces that include Mendelssohn’s Symphony no. 3, whose sonorous energy honors Scottish folk music and scotch. Prepare for another jolly season of jingling chestnuts and toasting bells by attending Deck the Halls, or welcome next year’s April rains with a trip to "Triumph and Romance," which features the violin sounds of Anton Miller as he plucks his chin guitar to the tune of Sibelius’s Violin Concerto in D Minor.
Situated beside Lincoln’s Wilderness Park on the 18-hole golf course at Wilderness Ridge, The Lodge serves up gourmet cuisine with extensive pairings of wine, beer, and cocktails. The Lodge cultivates a woodsy vibe with log walls, ceiling beams accented with cut stone, chandeliers made from antlers, and waiters dressed up as grizzly bears. Diners can sup on entrees of duck or salmon while sipping on wines hailing from around the globe after enjoying a round of golf on a nine-hole executive course or 18-hole championship fairway.
American playwright Mary Chase won a Pulitzer Prize in 1949 for Harvey, which follows the trials and travails of Elwood P. Dowd and his best friend—a six-foot invisible rabbit. Though Elwood is good-natured in spite of his odd companion, his sister Veta sees Harvey as a threat to her social standing and decides to commit her brother to an asylum. After a string of comedic mix-ups, Veta is forced to confront whether she wants to jeopardize Elwood’s life and happiness for her own personal gain. James Stewart was nominated for an Oscar for his portrayal of Elwood in the 1950 film adaptation of Harvey, which also starred the Trix Rabbit.