Giving to the LSO just got easier!

The LSO just became one of the first areas of U-M to take gifts by text message!

To give a quick and easy $10 gift to support the LSO, just start a new text message to the number 50555. The entire message should read “ARTS” (no quotation marks).

After you send the message, you’ll get a reply to confirm your gift. Once you confirm it, a $10 donation will flow to the LSO, and show up as an extra $10 charge on your next mobile phone bill. You can give up to three times from any mobile device.

Of course, we are still glad to take gifts via this online form or by mail. (Address and details here.)

The LSO is entirely self-supporting, with no direct funding from U-M — though we do get staff support from the Gifts of Art program, and volunteer help from our committee members. We raise all our funds through donations and member dues.

Please consider a year-end gift to the LSO today!

Louis Nagel to perform with LSO Jan. 21

The LSO is honored to announce that Prof. Louis Nagel will be the featured soloist at its concert on Sunday, Jan. 21 at 4 p.m. in Hill Auditorium.

He will perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3.

This will be Prof. Nagel’s second appearance with the LSO. In May 2001, he performed Mozart’s Piano Concerto in F major during the spring concert of the orchestra’s first season.

Prof. Nagel is a highly regarded concert pianist and an emeritus professor of piano and piano literature at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance. He served on the faculty from 1969 to 2016, teaching many students who have gone on to meaningful careers in the field of music. Now, he teaches advanced young players preparing for a college audition, and adults who put aside their piano studies when they embarked upon careers and are eager now to return to study.

For more about Prof. Nagel, please see his website.