February 22

3:00 pm
Masonic Center - Hastings


News and Notes

Ethel S. abbott charitable foundation

Thanks to a wonderful donation from the Ethel S. Abbott Charitable Foundation, all students will receive free admission to all HSO concerts for the next three years! Byron Jensen, conductor and artistic director of the HSO, notes that for several years he has suggested that students be allowed to attend our concerts for free, and this grant finally allows that to become a reality. "The Ethel S. Abbott Charitable Foundation grant is a great opportunity for students to hear and see an exciting form of music performed in a live setting. We hope that teachers and parents will encourage the youth of our community to attend our concerts, and be touched by one of the greatest musical traditions in Nebraska."



HSO Accepts all major credit cards

The HSO accepts all major credit cards for season passes and tickets purchased at the ticket window on concert days.  Please call our Executive Secretary, Jodi Mackin, at 402-469-9396 if you wish to purchase your season pass(es) with a credit card.

tickets at the door


Masonic Center Auditorium

October 26  *  febRuary 22 * April 19

Concert Time:  3:00 pm

Ticket window opens at 2:15


All above performances:

Adults - $  15                               Students - FREE



DECEMBER 7, 2014

Masonic Center Auditorium

Concert Time:  4:00 pm  * Note time change

Ticket window opens at 3:15

advanced tickets will go on sale at area banks in november



Adults - $  20              Seniors 60+ - $18               Students - FREE



Gift to hastings College made in Dr. Jensen's name


In July 2010, an anonymous donor gave Hastings College a $500,000 donation, of which the majority is to endow a Distinguised Professorship in Music in honor of Dr. Byron Jensen, Conductor and Artistic Director of the Hastings Symphony Orchestra and Professor of Music at Hastings College.  According to Dr. Phillip Dudley, President of Hastings College, "The donor approached the college asking for an opportunity to honor Dr. Jensen, a fact that speaks volumes about the quality of our music program and Dr. Jensen's contributions to the campus and community.  Byron will be the first faculty member named to the professorship given in his honor."


This announcement came as a surprise to Dr. Jensen upon his return from his family vacation this summer.  Dr. Robin Koozer, chair of the HC music department told Jensen about the gift.  After the initial shock, Jensen realized how appreciated he is in the community.  "I am greatly honored and deeply touched by the donor's generosity," he said.  "Whoever this donor is has placed a lot of trust in what I bring to Hastings and Hastings College in respect to my life as a musician, conductor, educator, advocate for the arts and probably most important, my devotion to my wife and family."


Congratulations to Dr. Byron Jensen on this fine honor!