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*FREE performances for children on the autism spectrum. Contact the Ticket Office to reserve tickets.

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2016 2017 SEASON Sep 17 Sep 24

Adam Devine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 23

An Evening with Judy Collins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg 3 Sep 26 & 27 Benny Green, solo piano . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 25 Sep 30 KU Symphony Orchestra with guest Caroline Goulding, violin . . . pg 4 Oct 1 The Blind Boys of Alabama . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg 5 Oct 8 The Capitol Steps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg 6 Oct 12 Josh Blue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 6 Oct 14 The Shanghai Acrobats of the People's Republic of China . . . . . . pg 7 Oct 16 Zorá Quartet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg 24 Oct 22 Clint Black . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg 8 Oct 23 & 24 Red Kite, Brown Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg 14 Nov 5 Ira Glass: Seven Things I've Learned . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 9 Nov 9 KU Wind Ensemble with guest Joey Tartell, trumpet . . . . . . . . . .pg 10 Nov 11 AXIS Dance Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 10 Nov 13 Charlie Albright, piano . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg 24 Nov 14 &15 Jimmy Greene Duo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg 25 Nov 29 Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 11 The Beach Boys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 12 New date Apr 19 Dec 9 RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL . . . . . . . . . .pg 13 Jan 27& 28 The Paludan Sisters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg 14 Jan 29 Russian National Ballet Theatre: Swan Lake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg 15 Feb 2 PIPPIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 16 Feb 10 The Grammy Award-winning REBIRTH BRASS BAND . . . . . . . . . .pg 17 Feb 12 Jon Nakamatsu, piano . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg 18 Feb 25 Erik Kaiel/Arch 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg 18 Feb 26 Mr. Ho’s Orchestrotica Quintet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg 24 Mar 6 An Intimate Evening with Kristin Chenoweth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg 19 Mar 15 Imani Winds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 20 Mar 28 KU Jazz Ensemble I with guest Kneebody . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 20 Mar 31 American Brass Quintet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg 21 Apr 7 MOMIX: Opus Cactus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg 21 Apr 9 Erth's DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg 22 Apr 11 Takács Quartet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg 22 Apr 24 &25 Bria Skonberg Duo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg 25 Apr 28 Chris Perondi’s Stunt Dog Experience . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg 23 Special Partnership Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg 23 Pavilion Chamber Series . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg 24 Just Friends Jazz Series . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg 25

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Friends of the Lied . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 26 Beyond the Stage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg 28 School-Only Performances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg 29 Jayhawk Benefits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg 30 Ticket Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 31 Ticket Packages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg 32 Ticket Worksheet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg 33

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We literally have something for everyone during your Lied Center’s 2016-2017 season! It has been so much fun orchestrating all of next season’s events based upon meaningful feedback from all of you – our wonderful patrons. Due to popular demand, we are ecstatic to add an additional night to the exclusive Just Friends Jazz Series. Special thanks to all of our Friends of the Lied who make it possible for your Lied Center to serve the entire community and university. Rock Chalk! Derek S. Kwan

Executive Director

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SUA & the Lied Center present

Saturday

SEP 24

7:30 pm “Collins remains a singer of astonishing clarity and intuition....” USA Today

Adam Devine | Sat SEP 17 8:00 pm

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An Evening with

Judy Collins Folk music icon

Judy Collins has inspired audiences with sublime vocals, boldly vulnerable songwriting, personal life triumphs and a firm commitment to social activism. In the 1960s, she evoked both the idealism and steely determination of a generation united against social and environmental injustices. The Grammy Award-winning Collins is known for her iconic 50-album body of work that features hits Someday Soon, Send in the Clowns and Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season). Five decades later, her luminescent presence shines brightly as new generations bask in her glow and take inspiration from her spiritual discipline to thrive in the music industry for half a century.

$30–$45 Adult $16–$24 Student/Youth Sponsored by

Concert Series

JUST FRIENDS JAZZ SERIES

Benny Green, solo piano | Mon & Tue SEP 26 & 27 7:30 pm

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KU Symphony Orchestra with special guest

Caroline Goulding,

violin

Conducted by Jung-Ho Pak

Violinist Caroline Goulding has performed as a soloist with many of the world’s premier orchestras, including The Cleveland Orchestra, Toronto Symphony, Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s. She has appeared in recital at many of the world’s finest halls and is the recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant. She received a Grammy nomination for her debut album and has appeared on NBC’s Today, MARTHA hosted by Martha Stewart, and can be heard on NPR’s Performance Today and SiriusXM Satellite Radio.

Friday

SEP 30 7:30 pm

“(Goulding is) Precociously gifted.” Gramophone magazine $25 Adult $14 Student/Youth Jayhawk Live

Goulding will perform Felix Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64 at the Lied Center with the University of Kansas Symphony Orchestra (KUSO), and the orchestra will also present selections from Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet. KUSO is the premier orchestral organization in the KU School of Music. The special guest conductor for the evening is Jung-Ho Pak. The New York Times says he “radiates enthusiasm,” and the Los Angeles Times describes him as “a real grabber.” And that suits Pak just fine because he firmly believes the orchestra doesn’t exist to simply play notes but to “grab souls.” As a passionate advocate for arts in education, he is dedicated to making classical music more accessible to the younger generation. Pak currently leads the Cape Symphony and the World Youth Symphony Orchestra at Interlochen Center for the Arts. He is also music director emeritus of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra.

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The Blind Boys of Alabama Gospel Music Hall of Fame legends

The Blind Boys of Alabama have the rare distinction of being recognized around the world as both living legends and modern-day innovators. They are not just gospel singers borrowing from old traditions, as they helped to define those traditions in the 20th century and almost single-handedly created a new gospel sound for the 21st century. Since the original members first sang together as kids at the Alabama Institute for the Negro Blind in the late 1930s (including Jimmy Carter, who leads the group today), the band has persevered through seven decades. The AfricanAmerican singers—who started out touring during a time of whites-only bathrooms, restaurants and hotels—went on to win five Grammy Awards, a Lifetime Achievement Grammy, have been inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame and performed at the White House for three different presidents.

“Part living history, part concert, all uplifting experience...the best moments come when the group joins forces for stirring harmonies.” The Washington Post

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Saturday

OCT 1 7:30 pm

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The Capitol Steps If you’ve ever wanted to see Barack Obama sing a show tune, Nancy Pelosi sing a rock song, and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie do a classical ballet, this might just be the show for you!

Because we all need a good laugh this campaign season Saturday

OCT 8 7:30 pm

The Capitol Steps—a Washington, DC-based comedy troupe that began as a group of Senate staffers— has been providing a unique blend of musical and political comedy for over thirty years. At the Lied Center, the group will present a show based on the current presidential campaigns as well as songs from their most recent album What to Expect When You’re Electing. Their tasteful lampooning is guaranteed to leave both sides of the political spectrum laughing. The constantly changing show is strenuously bi-partisan and includes songs about everything in the news, such as How Do You Solve a Problem Like Crimea, Ain’t No Pipeline, Now It’s Gone, and The iMpossible iWatch.

“They’re the best. There’s no one like them, no one in their league.” Larry King, CNN $20–$35 Adult $11–$19 Student/Youth

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Wednesday

OCT 12 7:30 pm

Josh Blue

Last Comic Standing winner

Perhaps best known as the comedian who puts the cerebral in cerebral palsy, Josh Blue centers much of his self-deprecating act around his disability. He exploded onto the national comedy scene by capturing the attention and endearment of the country as the winner of NBC’s Last Comic Standing. Having already established himself as one of the most sought-after comedians on the college circuit, his weekly appearances on Last Comic Standing expanded his fan base exponentially. Blue starred in Comedy Central Presents: Josh Blue, which received rave reviews from fans and critics alike. Most recently, he debuted a one-hour Showtime special, Sticky Change, where he cracks jokes and tells stories about everything from being a white African-American to dealing with cabbies who think he’ll pay in sticky change. The special is currently available on Netflix. He has appeared twice on Ron White’s Comedy Salute to the Troops on CMT and was the first comedian to perform stand-up on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Enjoy seating on the stage for this performance.

$25 Adult $14 Student/Youth

Content will be PG-13 in nature.

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“We laughed, oh, how we laughed…leaning forward and holding our bellies, laughing.” Anchorage Daily News

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.


Direct from Shanghai, the P.R. of China,

The Shanghai Acrobats of the People's Republic of China

Friday

OCT 14 7:00 pm

performing Shanghai Nights

$20–$30 Adult $11–$16 Student/Youth Sponsored by

Founded in 1959, the Shanghai Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China has become one of the most influential and competitive acrobatic companies in China and has performed in more than 30 countries. Many of the company’s acts have been awarded prizes nationally and internationally including:

FREE Family Fun Festival

• Gold medal, Cirque de Demain Festival

Family Series

• Golden prize, Italian Golden Circus Festival & Russian International Circus Festival • Golden Presidential Award, Massy International Circus Festival in France • First golden award, China National Acrobatic (Magic) Competition This season, they will debut Shanghai Nights with mindblowing contortion and impressive acrobatics, and juggling and spinning acts.

CHAMBER SERIES

Zorá Quartet | Sun OCT 16 2:00 pm

5:00–6:45 pm Join us before the performance for free food, activities, prizes and fun for the whole family. Festival sponsored by

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One of country music’s brightest stars

Saturday

OCT 22 7:30 pm

Prolific singer-songwriter Clint Black has long been heralded as one of country music’s brightest stars and his long list of awards proves it. To date, Black has sold more than 20 million albums worldwide and racked up 57 charted singles, 31 top-10 hits and 22 number-one smashes— with recordings such as A Better Man, Killin’ Time, Like the Rain, When I Said I Do and Nothin’ But the Taillight. Black’s newest album, On Purpose, compiles a strikingly diverse group of his self-produced songs. These new songs continue a stellar career. KU student and aspiring country singer/songwriter Bryton Stoll will perform an acoustic opening set.

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“Clint Black made it look easy.” Tallahassee Democrat

Red Kite, Brown Box | Sun & Mon OCT 23 & 24

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NEW

Jake Shimabukuro, ukulele wizard | Fri NOV 5 7:30 pm

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Ira Glass: Seven Things I've Learned Creator and host of the public radio program This American Life

“Mr. Glass is a journalist but also a storyteller who filters his interviews and impressions through a distinctive literary imagination, an eccentric intelligence and a sympathetic heart...” The New York Times $35–$50 Adult $19–$26 Student/Youth Sponsored by

Ira Glass is the host and creator of the public radio program This American Life. The show is heard each week by over 2.2 million listeners on more than 500 public radio stations, with another 2.2 million podcast downloads. For years, the podcast of This American Life was the most popular one on iTunes, until the show started its first spin-off program Serial, which quickly became the most popular podcast ever created.

Saturday

NOV 5 7:30 pm

Glass began his career as an intern at National Public Radio’s (NPR) network headquarters in Washington, DC in 1978. Over the years, he worked on nearly every NPR network news program and held virtually every production job at its headquarters. He has been a tape cutter, newscast writer, desk assistant, editor, reporter and producer. Glass has also filled in as host of Talk of the Nation and Weekend All Things Considered. 785-864-2787 | lied.ku.edu

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KU Wind Ensemble with special guest

Joey Tartell,

trumpet

Conducted by Dr. Paul W. Popiel Joey Tartell has toured and recorded with Maynard Ferguson, the Woody Herman Orchestra and the U.S. Army’s Jazz Ambassadors. He has also performed 7:30 pm with the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, the Count Basie Orchestra and the Glenn Miller Orchestra. Tartell has performed with amazing artists such as Doc Severinsen, Aretha Franklin, Don Henley and The Manhattan Transfer. Currently, he serves as an associate professor of music (trumpet) and the director of Undergraduate Studies at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music.

Wednesday

NOV 9

$25 Adult $14 Student/Youth Jayhawk Live

Tartell will share the stage with the group The New York Times describes as “one of America’s most esteemed concert bands.” The University of Kansas Wind Ensemble features the finest wind and percussion players at the university. The ensemble is conducted by Dr. Paul W. Popiel, director of bands, author, performer and proponent of distinctive new music.

AXIS Dance Company Changing the face of dance and disability

“There is no more defiant a land that I can think of than AXIS. They showed me what dance could be.” Bill T. Jones

Friday

NOV 11 7:30 pm

AXIS Dance Company exists to change the face of dance and disability. Based in Oakland, CA, it is one of the world’s most acclaimed and innovative ensembles of performers with and without disabilities. Under the artistic direction of Judith Smith, the company has collaborated with leading contemporary choreographers and composers, including Bill T. Jones, Stephen Petronio, Joe Goode, Victoria Marks, Ann Carlson, David Dorfman and Alex Ketley. AXIS has toured major dance venues and festivals in more than 100 cities nationwide as well as internationally to Europe and Russia. The company was featured twice on FOX TV’s So You Think You Can Dance as well as on KQED’s SPARK program and KRCB’s One in 5 Stories. AXIS’ work has been honored with seven Isadora Duncan Dance Awards.

CHAMBER SERIES JUST FRIENDS JAZZ SERIES

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Adventure Series

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Charlie Albright, piano | Sun NOV 13 2:00 pm

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Jimmy Greene Duo | Mon & Tue NOV 14 & 15 7:30 pm

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Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA is the Tony Award-winning musical from the creators of South Pacific and The Sound of Music that’s delighting audiences with its surprisingly contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love—the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more—plus some surprising new twists! Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including In My Own Little Corner, Impossible/It’s Possible and Ten Minutes Ago in this hilarious and romantic experience for anyone who’s ever had a dream.

Tuesday

NOV 29 7:00 pm

“PURE MAGIC! Broadway’s new Cinderella crackles with sweetness and freshness!” Associated Press $40–$55 Adult $21–$29 Student/Youth Broadway Series Sponsored by

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The vanguard of the California sound

To be sure, this band has sold albums by the tens of millions and birthed a torrent of hit singles with Good Vibrations; Surfin’ U.S.A.; Little Deuce Coupe; Barbara Ann; Fun, Fun, Fun and I Get Around, to name a few. But its greater significance lies in the fact that it changed the musical landscape so profoundly that every pop act since has been in its debt. Happily for us all, The Beach Boys continue to create and perform with the same bold imagination and style that marked their explosive debut over 50 years ago. And in 2013 their Capitol Records releases of Sounds of Summer (RIAA certified triple platinum with over three million in sales and climbing) and its companion The Warmth of the Sun, marked a resurgence in Beach Boys interest that has again rocked the world.

“One of the most influential acts of the rock era, purveyors of both infectious surf music and sophisticated baroque/psychedelic pop.” AllMusic

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NEW DATE Wednesday

APR 19

7:30 pm $40–$60 Adult $21–$31 Student/Youth Sponsored by


$35–$50 Adult $19–$26 Student/Youth Sponsored by

Broadway Series

The beloved TV classic RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season. Come see all of your favorite characters from the special, including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius and, of course, Rudolph, as they come to life in RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL. It’s an adventure that teaches us that what makes you different can be what makes you special. Don’t miss this wonderful holiday tradition that speaks to the misfit in all of us.

“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” animated television special adapted from a story by Robert L. May and the song by Johnny Marks, music and lyrics by Johnny Marks. All elements © and ™ under license to Character Arts, LLC.

“Utterly charming, top­notch production.” Orlando Sentinel Review

Friday

DEC 9 7:00 pm

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The Paludan Sisters present

The Music of the Mind

Friday What is the music of your mind? How does it sound to you? Where does the spark of creativity begin? Join Lawrence’s own acclaimed singing 7:30 pm sisters and KU graduates Kari and Kirsten Paludan. These KU grads will take the audience on an interactive journey of joyous musical exploration, from the birth of inspiration to its musical zenith. With disparate styles and unique instruments that blend and soar, harmonizing as only siblings can, the Paludan Sisters bridge the genre gap. They perform music for everyone, from a cappella to aria, opera to Americana and indie rock, to beloved classics and beyond. At the core, all humans are musical creatures. Join with the Paludan Sisters to celebrate, and sing, the music of your mind and discover the artist inside us all.

JAN 27

Special Performances for Children on the Autism Spectrum

The Paludan Sisters present

The Music of the Mind Saturday, January 28 | 10:00 am & 1:00 pm In the Lied Center Pavilion, the Paludan Sisters present The Music of the Mind in a welcoming environment for children on the autism spectrum. Free.

Red Kite, Brown Box

$25 Adult $14 Student/Youth

Lied Center Pavilion

Jayhawk Live

There is limited seating in the Pavilion for these FREE special performances. To reserve tickets, call the Lied Center Ticket Office at 785-864-2787.

Sunday & Monday

October 23 & 24

1:00, 2:00, 3:00 & 4:00 pm

Red Kite, Brown Box is a joyful experience designed specifically for children on the autism spectrum and their families. Developed by Chicago Children’s Theater, participants will first meet Papa Nick, a loving father who has just moved his family into their new home. Trouble is, Papa Nick’s kids are having a hard time going to sleep, because they would rather explore and find treasures in the empty moving boxes still strewn around the house. A series of sensory events follows, each bracketed by Papa Nick trying to get the children to sleep, all created with textures, sound and lights, including a pillow fight, a dance party, playing with flashlights in a tent, and a car wash. In order to create a greater sense of ease and engagement, a specially made social story will be made available for sharing prior to the children arriving for the performance. A visual itinerary is also used throughout the adventure to keep children feeling informed and secure, to help alleviate stress and anxiety related to having a new experience.

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Russian National

Ballet Theatre:

Swan Lake

“The Russian National Ballet Theatre… is a cut above many of its rivals.” Washington Post

Sunday

JAN 29

2:00 pm

Presenting the 50-member Russian National Ballet Theatre in the full-length ballet Swan Lake. This classic production debuted in 1877 and is often called the “national ballet of Russia.” It tells the story of Odette, a princess turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer’s curse. The Russian National Ballet Theatre was founded in Moscow in the late 1980s, when many of the great dancers and choreographers of the Soviet Union’s ballet institutions were exercising their new-found creative freedom. The principal dancers of the company came from the upper ranks of the great ballet companies and academies of Russia.

$25–$40 Adult $14–$21 Student/Youth

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A young man’s journey to be extraordinary

PIPPIN is a high-flying, death-defying hit Broadway musical! Full of extraordinary acrobatics, wondrous magical feats and soaring songs from the composer of Wicked, PIPPIN will lift you up and leave you smiling. This unforgettable new production is the winner of four 2013 Tony Awards, including Best Musical Revival. Come experience PIPPIN, one young man’s journey to be extraordinary.

Thursday

FEB 2

7:30 pm

Following its acclaimed run at Boston’s American Repertory Theater, this captivating new production comes straight from Broadway, directed by Tony winner Diane Paulus (Hair and The Gershwin’s Porgy & Bess). It features sizzling choreography in the style of Bob Fosse and breathtaking acrobatics by Les 7 Doigts de la Main, the creative force behind the nationwide sensation Traces. PIPPIN is noted for many Broadway standards including Corner of the Sky, Magic To Do, Glory, No Time at All, Morning Glow and Love Song. Join us... for a magical, unforgettable new PIPPIN.

“An eye-popping, jaw-dropping extravaganza. It’s unlike anything you have ever seen!” NY1

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$40–$55 Adult $21–$29 Student/Youth

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Broadway Series


The Grammy Award-winning

REBIRTH BRASS BAND

“Unbelievable, hard as hell, free as a ray of light, there is not a band on earth that is better. Stunning.” Flea, Red Hot Chili Peppers

The Grammy Award-winning Rebirth Brass Band is the undisputed leader of the pack, and they show no signs of slowing down. Formed in 1983 by the Frazier brothers, the band has evolved from playing the streets of the French Quarter to playing festivals and stages all over the world and on HBO’s Treme.

A true New Orleans institution

Friday

FEB 10

7:30 pm

While committed to upholding the tradition of brass bands, they have also extended themselves into the realms of funk and hip-hop to create their signature sound. “Rebirth can be precise whenever it wants to,” says The New York Times, “but it’s more like a party than a machine. It’s a working model of the New Orleans musical ethos: as long as everybody knows what they’re doing, anyone can cut loose.” Bring your dancing shoes. The orchestra pit will be turned into a dance floor!

$20–$30 Adult $11–$16 Student/Youth

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Jon Nakamatsu, piano A true aristocrat of the keyboard

Sunday

FEB 12 2:00 pm

“Jon Nakamatsu plays with the calm assurance that comes of having both a solid technique and a gentle, introspective, interpretive spirit.” The New York Times

The distinguished American pianist Jon Nakamatsu, the most recent American to win the Gold Medal at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, is known internationally for the panache and elegance of his performances and has become a favorite with audiences throughout the world. As a prolific recording artist, Nakamatsu has set to disc numerous seminal performances. Program • • Program subject to • change. • • •

Mozart Sonata in B-flat Major, K. 333 Linz Brahms Sonata No. 3 in f minor, Op. 5 Schumann Papillons, Op. 2 Chopin Scherzo in c-sharp minor, Op. 39 Chopin Nocturne in F-sharp Major, Op. 15, No. 2 Chopin Polonaise in A-flat Major, Op. 53

$20–$35 Adult $11–$19 Student/Youth

Erik Kaiel/Arch 8 A dance duet that pushes the limits of physical possibility

Making dance performances for ages 6 and up, Arch 8 views theatrical traditions as a resource, using them to create new forms, then sharing these new forms in public, architectural and theatrical spaces.

FEB 25 7:30 pm

$25 Adult $14 Student/Youth Lied Center Pavilion

Lied Across Kansas. Erik Kaiel / Arch 8 will be sharing their craft with our fellow Kansans as part of Lied Across Kansas. See page 26 for more information.

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“The fascinated stares and open mouths in the audience said it all.” Scotsman

Mr. Ho's Orchestrotica Quintet | Sun FEB 26 2:00 pm

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Concert Series

Saturday

Adventure Series For many years, choreographer Erik Kaiel has been making dances in subway stations, sculpture gardens, empty swimming pools, city streets and occasionally on stage. In 2003, after a decade in New York City, he moved to the Netherlands. He performs, choreographs and teaches throughout the Netherlands, Europe and the world. Kaiel is the artistic director of Crosstown Den Haag, a choreographic fellow at Danslab and a faculty member at the Artez Dance Academy in Arnhem. In 2010, he won the Dutch national prize for choreographic talent and the No Ballet Competition in Germany.

CHAMBER SERIES

Sponsored by

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An Intimate Evening with

Kristin Chenoweth

Monday

MAR 6 7:30 pm

In a career that spans film, television and stage, Emmy and Tony Awardwinning actor and songstress Kristin Chenoweth is perhaps best well known for her work on the ABC series Pushing Daisies, FOX’s hit comedy Glee and NBC’s political drama The West Wing. However, fans of Broadway know the “popular” Hollywood Walk of Fame performer as smash-hit Wicked’s original Glinda the Good Witch. Chenoweth is a passionate supporter of many charities and philanthropic efforts, and in 2013 she partnered with the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center Foundation, establishing the Kristin Chenoweth Fund for Arts and Education. She brings her unique and powerful voice to Lawrence for a one-night-only performance of some of the most unforgettable songs from Broadway and best-loved canons of the Great American Songbook.

“(She) hit pretty much every note on the scale, musical and otherwise—with the ecstatic vengeance of genies let out of their bottles.” The New York Times GOLD CIRCLE $100

Enjoy exclusive seating near the stage. Gold Circle seats are not subject to discounts.

$45–$65 Adult $24–$34 Student/Youth

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Imani Winds Wednesday

MAR 15 7:30 pm

More than North America’s premier wind quintet, Imani Winds has established itself as one of the most successful chamber music ensembles in the U.S. Since 1997, the Grammy-nominated quintet has taken a unique path, carving out a distinct presence in the classical music world with its dynamic playing, culturally poignant programming, adventurous collaborations and inspirational outreach programs. The group continues its Legacy Commissioning Project, in which the ensemble is commissioning, premiering and touring new works written by established and emerging composers of diverse musical backgrounds, including Jason Moran, Stefon Harris, Danilo Perez, Simon Shaheen and Mohammed Fairouz. The Lied Center is participating by serving as the lead commissioner for a new work by Indian-American female composer Reena Esmail. The world premiere of this new work will be at the Lied Center. See the Lied Center website for the complete program.

$20–$30 Adult $11–$16 Student/Youth Sponsored by

Concert Series Featured artist for school‑only performances. See page 29.

KU Jazz Ensemble I with special guest

Kneebody Directed by Dan Gailey Tuesday

MAR 28 7:30 pm

Kneebody’s sound is... explosive rock energy paralleled with high-level nuanced chamber ensemble playing and highly wrought compositions that are balanced with adventurous no‑holds‑barred improvising. The quintet met in their late teens while at the Eastman School of Music and Cal Arts, became fast friends and converged together as Kneebody amid the vibrant and eclectic music scene of Los Angeles in 2001. At the Lied Center, the group will perform with the University of Kansas Jazz Ensemble I led by Dan Gailey, director of Jazz Studies. The ensemble and its members have received numerous DownBeat Magazine Student Music Awards during the past two decades, including four in the category of Best College Big Band in the U.S. or Canada.

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American Brass Quintet Premier chamber music ensemble

Friday

MAR 31 7:30 pm

The American Brass Quintet is internationally recognized as one of the premier chamber music ensembles of our time and celebrated for peerless leadership in the brass world. As the 2013 recipient of Chamber Music America’s highest honor, the Richard J. Bogomolny National Service Award for significant and lasting contributions to the field, the quintet’s rich history includes performances in Asia, Australia, Central and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Canada and the United States; a discography of nearly 60 recordings; and the premieres of over 150 contemporary brass works.

$20–$35 Adult $11–$19 Student/Youth Concert Series

MOMIX:

Opus Cactus Friday

APR 7 7:30 pm

$25–$40 Adult $14–$21 Student/Youth Sponsored by

Adventure Series Featured artist for school‑only performances. See page 29.

A spectacular blend of physical theatre, circus, athleticism and comedy Known internationally for presenting work of exceptional inventiveness and physical beauty, MOMIX is a company of dancer-illusionists under the direction of Moses Pendleton. For 20 years, MOMIX has been celebrated for its ability to conjure up a world of surrealistic images using props, light, shadow, humor and the human body. The company has worked in film and television, recently appearing in a national commercial for Hanes underwear and a Target ad that premiered during the airing of the 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards. With performances on PBS’s Dance in America series, France’s Antenne II and Italian RAI television, the company’s repertory has been broadcast to 55 countries. 785-864-2787 | lied.ku.edu

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Erth’s DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE Sunday

APR 9 4:00 pm

65 million years in the making

Get ready for the ultimate playdate—65 million years in the making—as Erth’s DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE guides your family on a breathtaking tour that begins in pre-historic Australia. You’ll observe, meet and interact with an eye-popping collection of amazingly life-like dinosaurs and other creatures presented in a theatrical performance that will thrill and entertain kids, while stimulating their imaginations in ways that will forever connect them to their world. Brought to life by a team of skilled performers and puppeteers, and designed with the help of professional paleontologists, Erth’s DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE puppets are so extraordinarily realistic you may feel the urge to run and hide—but don’t! While it may indeed have been 65 million years in the making, we think you’ll agree, it’s well worth the wait.

GOLD CIRCLE $50

Meet the cast onstage prior to the performance and receive a special gift. Enjoy exclusive seating near the stage. Gold Circle seats are not subject to discounts.

Takács Quartet Fresh insights to the string quartet repertoire

$20–$30 Adult $11–$16 Student/Youth

Tuesday

APR 11 7:30 pm

Recognized as one of the world’s great ensembles, the Takács Quartet plays with a unique blend of drama, warmth and humor, combining four distinct musical personalities to bring fresh insights to the string quartet repertoire. The quartet has received numerous accolades including the Grammy Award, BBC Music Magazine’s Disc of the Year and the Order of Merit of the Knight’s Cross of the Republic of Hungary. During the 2016–2017 season, the ensemble will focus on the seminal Beethoven quartets. In advance, Takács first violinist Edward Dusinberre’s book, Beethoven for a Later Age: The Journey of a String Quartet, will be published. Program • Beethoven String Quartet in B Flat Major, Op. 18, No. 6 • Beethoven String Quartet in F Major, Op. 135 • Beethoven String Quartet in C Major, Op. 59, No. 3 Program subject to change.

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Sponsored by

“Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo delivers solid science as well as an extraordinary spectacle.” Chicago Tribune

Family Series


JUST FRIENDS JAZZ SERIES

Bria Skonberg Duo | Mon & Tue APR 24 & 25 7:30 pm

See page 25

Chris Perondi’s Stunt Dog Experience This cast of performers and dogs will delight audiences of all ages, with high-energy excitement from beginning to end. During the Stunt Dog 7:00 pm Experience, you will witness some of the most incredible stunts and behaviors ever performed by dogs. With amazing tricks, big air stunts, comedy antics, dancing dogs, and athletic feats, it is the most entertaining show of its kind!

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You will meet a cast of professional performers along with over a dozen talented pound pups. The show is one-of-a-kind and brings forth pet adoption awareness. All of the dogs have been rescued from pounds and shelters from across the country. The mission is to promote animal rescue, pet adoption, encourage spay and neutering, and encourage people to spend more time with their pets.

“It is Pawtastic.” Queen Latifah

Featured on David Letterman, the Ellen Degeneres Show, Queen Latifah, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and much more.

$20–$30 Adult $11–$16 Student/Youth

S P E C I A L

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P A R T N E R S H I P

Family Series

E V E N T S

Adam Devine Saturday, September 17 | 8:00 pm

SUA and the Lied Center present

Simple Gifts Saturday, July 23 | 7:30 pm

A community & university music celebration Simple Gifts is a free community and university music celebration. The Simple Gifts committee, comprised of the University of Kansas School of Music, Lawrence Children’s Choir, Lied Center, Spencer Museum of Art and Lawrence Arts Center, invites you to celebrate music and enjoy the gifts of live performances all year long. Admission is free, but tickets are required and can be picked up at the Lied Center Ticket Office.

Adam Devine is quickly becoming one of the most sought after young comedians and actors in the comedy world. Devine is best known as a co-creator, writer, and star of the hit Comedy Central show Workaholics. He has starred in the hit movies Pitch Perfect and Pitch Perfect 2 as well as ABC’s Modern Family. In addition, he can be seen on Comedy Central’s Adam Devine’s House Party, which is currently shooting its third season.

$30 Adult $20 Student/Youth $10 SUA Student

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Pavilion Chamber Series The Pavilion Chamber Series features the best and brightest in chamber music in an intimate performance space.

Sun OCT 16 2:00 pm

Sun NOV 13 2:00 pm

Sun FEB 26 2:00 pm

Zorá Quartet The Zorá Quartet has received a long list of awards, including First Prize in the 2015 Young Concert Artists International Auditions. They also won the Grand Prize and Gold Medal at the 42nd Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and the Coleman-Barstow Prize at the Coleman National Chamber Music Competition in 2015. The quartet’s members hold graduate degrees in performance and chamber music from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University and were part of the Jacobs School of Music’s prestigious Chamber Music Performer’s Diploma from 2014 to 2016. The name “Zorá” was chosen by Bulgarian professor Kevork Mardirossian; it means “sunrise” in Bulgarian.

“…So polished, so breathtakingly well blended, that it was difficult to ignore the dark colours issuing from their instruments both individually and collectively.” Calgary Herald $30 Adult $16 Student/Youth

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Charlie Albright solo piano

Hailed as “among the most gifted musicians of his generation” with a “dazzling natural keyboard affinity” who “made quite an impression,” by the Washington Post—American pianist, composer and improviser Charlie Albright is the recipient of the prestigious 2014 Avery Fisher Career Grant and 2010 Gilmore Young Artist Award. Albright also won the 2014 Ruhr Klavier Festival Young Artist Award presented by Marc-André Hamelin (Germany) and first prize at the Lawrence-based International Institute for Young Musicians Competition.

"Jaw-dropping technique and virtuosity meshed with a distinctive musicality.” The New York Times

$30 Adult $16 Student/Youth

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Mr. Ho’s Orchestrotica Quintet Referencing the exotica of composers ranging from Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich to George Gershwin, Martin Denny and John Adams, Mr. Ho’s Orchestrotica performs global jazz and chamber music with world-music flavors sourced from Asia, the Middle East, the Balkans and Latin America. Led by multi-percussionist, vibraphonist and composer Brian O’Neill, the group also features bass flute/woodwinds (Geni Skendo), percussion (Jeremy Smith), acoustic bass (Brad Barrett), and oud/tanbur/ resonator guitar (Tev Stevig). The Orchestrotica was named the 2012 “Best World Music Act” in the Boston Phoenix’s annual readers’ poll.

$25 Adult $14 Student/Youth

Presented in partnership with


Just Friends $35 Adult • $19 Student/Youth Sponsored by

Steve & Chris

EDMONDS

Jazz Series

Friends of the Lied are invited to the exclusive Just Friends Jazz Series. All levels of friends are invited to enjoy these outstanding performances in a jazz club-like atmosphere in the Lied Center Pavilion. Complimentary wine, beer and nonalcoholic beverages are available to all attendees. Friends of the Lied donation levels begin at $50. Visit lied.ku.edu/donate or call 785-864-2788.

Monday & Tuesday SEP 26 & 27 7:30 pm

Monday & Tuesday NOV 14 &15 7:30 pm

Monday & Tuesday APR 24 & 25 7:30 pm

Benny Green

Jimmy Greene Duo

Bria Skonberg Duo

Benny Green possesses the history of jazz at his fingertips. He performs with the combined mastery of keyboard technique and decades of real-world experience, playing with no less than the most celebrated artists of the last half century. It’s no wonder Green has been hailed as perhaps the most exciting hard-swinging, hardbop pianist to ever emerge from Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers.

Saxophonist, composer, recording artist and educator Jimmy Greene is considered one of the most respected saxophonists of his generation since his graduation from the Hartt School of Music. A longtime member of Harry Connick, Jr.’s big band, his most recent solo release was nominated for two Grammy Awards in 2016. Jazzwise Magazine calls Greene “...without doubt one of the most striking young tenors of recent years.”

Award-winning trumpeter, vocalist and composer Bria Skonberg has been awarded the 2015 Jazz At Lincoln Center Swing! Award, has been recognized as a DownBeat Magazine Rising Star and won Hot House Magazine’s Best Vocal and Best Trumpet awards. Hailing from Chilliwack, Canada, her debut American release, So Is The Day, peaked at number seven on the US National jazz charts.

solo piano

“(He) conveys exalted inspiration without showboating or pretentiousness.” JazzTimes

“He’s a talent to be reckoned with and should not be reined in.” Jazz Society of Oregon

“Poised to be one of the most versatile and imposing musicians of her generation.” Wall Street Journal

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FRIENDS of the LIED

SUPPORT…

Lied Across Kansas. Last season, in addition to performing at the Lied Center, PROJECT Trio took their show on the road to Sabetha, Russell, Hays and Salina. Because of our Friends, in the 2016–17 season and in years to come, we will continue bringing artists to central and western Kansas. See page 18 for details on this season’s Lied Across Kansas performances with Erik Kaiel/Arch 8. USD 497 Students. Thank you, in part, to our Friends, all students in USD 497 will have access to free, worldclass performing arts experiences. Now, well over 10,000 kindergartners through 12th graders in our community will experience the power of the performing arts for free every year. See page 29 for this season’s school-only performances.

IMPACT Awards Each season, we recognize a performing artist or group and a local educator for their commitment to the arts. In the 2015–16 season, current and former Friends of the Lied Board members chose Branford Marsalis as our IMPACT Award winner for his distinguished service to the performing arts in the areas of Leadership, Integrity, Education and Discovery. Dani Lotton-Barker, of Southwest Middle School, was named the 2015–16 season’s USD 497 educator winner by the Lied Center’s Adventures in Imagination Board and School Ambassadors. She is recognized for supporting, encouraging and inspiring her students and she is committed to integrating the arts into the classroom curriculum. The 2016–17 IMPACT Award winners will be announced at the Friends of the Lied Annual Dinner in September 2016. Branford Marsalis and Dani Lotton-Barker received the 2015–16 IMPACT Awards from Derek Kwan onstage.

Mark Your Calendars Our 25th anniversary is just around the corner and we have a team of amazing community members and Lied Center staff hard at work planning a season worthy of this big milestone. You can be sure that the 2018–19 season will be filled with special guests, celebrations and a packed performance schedule.

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Thanks to this season’s VIP Sponsors "The Lied Center continues to bring a wide range of diverse, world-class performances and educational opportunities to everyone in our community and beyond. I am pleased that my commitment to the continuing work of this outstanding center for the performing arts supports opportunities for the entire community to attend, participate and interact with world-class performances. Yet, the Lied Center is more than performances. Through its educational programs which touch every school age child and youth in the area and its direct outreach across the state of Kansas, the Lied Center has been a leader in enhancing access to the performing arts. It is the generous gifts of thousands of individual community members each year that support this excellent work of “Our Lied Center of Kansas.”

Steve & Chris

EDMONDS Dave & Gunda

HIEBERT

Sandra W. Gautt, Ph.D. 2016–17 Friends of the Lied Board President

Your Donation = Opportunities With donation levels beginning at $50, it is easy to enjoy Friends of the Lied opportunities. With your Friends donation, you will receive: • Ticket discounts and rewards (varies based upon giving level) • Priority seating • Ticket exchange privileges • Invitations to exclusive events • Recognition and more

For a complete list of Friends opportunities, visit us online: lied.ku.edu/donate

To learn about becoming a VIP sponsor, please contact Sue Mango, development director 785-864-2788 | smango@ku.edu

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Beyond The Stage at the Lied Center

In addition to bringing world-class performances to our community, the Lied Center is committed to reaching “beyond the stage” by offering a variety of educational opportunities and engagement experiences for everyone, toddlers to senior citizens. To learn more about these experiences, visit youtube.com/LiedCenterofKS and check out our Beyond the Stage videos.

Performing Arts 3to5

Third Grade Theater Arts Day

Adult Engagement Experiences

University Student Interactions

This program introduces children, ages three to five, to the performing arts in an accessible and fun environment. Kids are invited to sit on the stage and experience a program especially created for them by a world-class artist.

The Lied Center partners with the Lawrence Schools Foundation, Lawrence Arts Center and Theater Lawrence to offer every USD 497 third grader a hands-on exploration of theater. This includes makeup, costuming, acting, movement, lighting, sound and others aspects of performance.

Community members are invited to experience the performing arts by attending “meet and greets” and workshops with the artists who grace our stage.

Select university student ensembles are invited to rehearse and perform with artists at the Lied Center, while others participate in master classes or artist‑led lectures. Students in many disciplines benefit from these opportunities, including students in music, art, business, journalism and the sciences.

Stay updated!

Engagement/Education VIP Sponsors

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Marilyn & George McCLEARY


School-Only

Performing Arts Experiences More than 10,000 students in USD 497 enjoy the power of the performing arts for free.

Imani Winds March 14 & 15

Still/Falling

November 14 & 15

Paige in Full November 1 & 2 Middle School . Paige in Full is a visual mixtape that blends poetry, dance, visual arts and live music to tell the tale of a multicultural girl. The production explores how a young woman’s identity is shaped by her ethnicity and popular culture, telling a personal, yet universal story through the lens of hip-hop.

Kindergarten through.. second grade ..

High School .

Imani Winds has established At a time when everyone has itself as one of the most their sights set firmly on what successful chamber music ensembles in the U.S. the future will bring, Nina The Grammy-nominated finds herself slipping into a quintet has taken a dark reality that she cannot unique path, carving out understand. Still/Falling a distinct presence in the follows Nina as she tries to classical music world. They come to terms with what will perform a program it means to struggle with depression and to rise above specifically created for our it with as much strength, and K-2 audiences and an evening concert at the Lied Center. as few scars, as possible. A More information on page 20. realistic, honest and bitingly funny look at the difference between ‘teen angst’ and mental illness and the ways we can help vulnerable kids find their way out of the dark.

MOMIX April 6 & 7

Third through fifth grades . MOMIX will present a spectacular blend of physical theatre, circus, athleticism and comedy in special, age-specific performances for USD 497 third through fifth graders and an evening performance for the public. More information on page 21.

Rent the Lied Center The Lied Center of Kansas is host to around 100 KU and community rental events each year. This truly unique space is available to rent for meetings, student groups, dinners, luncheons, concerts, music and dance recitals and much more. In addition to the 2,000-seat auditorium, available spaces include the 2,400 square-foot multi-use Pavilion, Seymour Gallery (upstairs lobby), Kemper Foyer (main lobby) and backstage spaces.

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Jayhawk Benefits KU Students........ We are honored to support the next generation of performing artists and arts lovers. We do so by featuring talented university students performing with world-class guest artists and providing the opportunity for KU students to participate in guest-artist master classes and workshops. We also partner with Student Union Activities to produce performances, lectures and events at the Lied Center which are relevant to students, such as Tunes @ Night. Approximately 100 students per year are employed by the Lied Center in areas ranging from box office to stage technicians.

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KU Student Ticket Discounts and Privileges

KU Student Lied Center Performance Pass—$125

With support from KU’s Student Senate, students can receive up to 50% off tickets. KU students may purchase tickets before they go on sale to the public, beginning Monday, May 2.

KU students may purchase this pass and receive an even larger discount on low student ticket prices. Quantities are limited. For more information, visit lied.ku.edu/tickets/ performance-pass.

KU Family........ Faculty, staff and KU Alumni Association members receive a 10% discount on tickets. KU employee payroll deduction All year, Friends of the Lied donations are accepted via payroll deduction. You can also purchase tickets, packages or gift certificates to Lied Center season performances using payroll deduction and pay for them over six paychecks. (For details, visit lied.ku.edu/ticket-info.)

The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression and genetic information in the University’s programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access, IOA@ku.edu, 1246 W. Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS, 66045, (785)864-6414, 711 TTY.

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Ticket Information Ticket Exchange Policy Ticket exchanges are usually available with at least two weeks’ notice prior to the performance. Policies vary and fees may apply. Friends of the Lied have special exchange privileges. There are no refunds, except in the case of a canceled performance. New! Print Your Tickets at Home Not only can you order your tickets from the comfort of your own home, now you can print them there, too. Free Tickets for Not-for-profit Groups Free outreach tickets are available to not-for-profit organizations throughout Kansas. This is made possible by the Lied Performance Fund. For more information, or to apply, call 785-864-2787 or visit lied.ku.edu.

Important Dates Monday

May 2, 11 am Tickets on sale to Friends of the Lied and KU students Join the Friends of the Lied today and get the best seats in the house prior to the general public! See page 26 for more information. Friday

May 20, 6 pm Advance purchase deadline for Friends of the Lied, KU students and performance package renewals Monday

May 23, 11 am Ticket packages on sale to the public

Accessibility Information Contact the Ticket Office for assistance finding the best seating location to serve you. Please note:

Monday

June 6, 8 am Single tickets on sale to the public and available online

• Barrier-free entrances and wheelchair seating locations are available on all levels.

Single Ticket Kickoff Party

• We have a new Assistive Listening Device (ALD) system. The new system uses radio frequency, which eliminates issues with sound quality and operates similar to a radio station broadcast. It works with earbuds or hearing loops. Assistive-listening devices are available at the Audience Services Desk in the main lobby.

Join us at the Lied Center as we kick off public single ticket sales. There will be refreshments, free ticket drawings and much more!

• Sign interpretation services are available with two weeks’ notice prior to the performance. • Large-print and Braille programs and audiodescription sign interpretation services are available with two weeks’ notice prior to the performance.

Call the Ticket Office at 785-864-2787 or 785-864-2777 (TDD) for more information.

Monday • June 6, 8–9 am

Bottled Water Welcome.

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Why pay full price?

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We offer ticket discounts for: • Friends of the Lied • KU Alumni Association members • KU students, faculty and staff

For more information, visit lied.ku.edu/ticket-info

Ticket packages Members of the military Youth & Seniors Groups of 10 or more

Save Money! Buy the Package. $791–$1,062 Adult $439–$585 Student/Youth

• All performances, except Friends-only Just Friends Jazz Series. See page 33.

Adventure Series

$69–$93 Adult $39–$51 Student/Youth

• AXIS Dance Company • Erik Kaiel / Arch 8 • MOMIX: Opus Cactus

Broadway Series

$155–$216 Adult* $85–$118 Student/Youth*

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Chamber Series

$85 Adult $46 Student/Youth

• Zorá Quartet • Charlie Albright, piano • Mr. Ho's Orchestrotica Quintet

Concert Series

$109–$174 Adult $60–$97 Student/Youth

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Family Series

$60–$87 Adult* $33–$48 Student/Youth*

• The Shanghai Acrobats of the People's Republic of China • Erth's DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE • Chris Perondi's Stunt Dog Experience

$97 Adult $56 Student/Youth

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FULL 2016–17 Season

Jayhawk Live Choose Your Own Series Just Friends Jazz Series

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Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical PIPPIN An Intimate Evening with Kristin Chenoweth

An Evening with Judy Collins Jon Nakamatusu, piano Imani Winds American Brass Quintet Takács Quartet

KU Symphony Orchestra with Caroline Goulding, violin KU Wind Ensemble with Joey Tartell, trumpet The Paludan Sisters present Music of the Mind KU Jazz Ensemble I with Kneebody

Select four or more performances and receive a 5% discount. See opposite page for a complete list of all performances.

$105 Adult $57 Student/Youth

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• Benny Green, solo piano • Jimmy Greene Duo • Bria Skonberg Duo

Ask about donating to the Friends of the Lied to purchase the Just Friends Jazz Series package.

*Ask about Gold Circle package prices.


Ticket Worksheet

2016 – 2017SEASON 785-864-2787 lied.ku.edu

Use this worksheet to plan your purchase, then order one of three ways: In person at the Ticket Office: Weekdays, 11 am–6 pm Summer hours, June 1–July 31: Weekdays, Noon–5:30 pm By phone

Online (beginning June 6)

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Performances Dates, artists and prices are subject to change. All tickets sales are final.

Day • Date • Time

Ticket Price Range Adult / Student & Youth

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An Evening with Judy Collins

Sat • Sep 24 • 7:30

$30–45 / $16–24

pg 25

Benny Green, solo piano

Mon/Tue • Sep 26/ 27 • 7:30

$35 / $19

pg 4

KUSO with guest Caroline Goulding, violin

Fri • Sep 30 • 7:30

$25 / $14

pg 5

The Blind Boys of Alabama

Sat • Oct 1 • 7:30

$20–30 / $11–16

pg 6

The Capitol Steps

Sat • Oct 8 • 7:30

$20–35 / $11–19

pg 6

Josh Blue

Wed • Oct 12 • 7:30

$25 / $14

pg 7

The Shanghai Acrobats of the People's Republic of China

Fri • Oct 14 • 7:00

$20–30 / $11–16

pg 24

Zorá Quartet

Sun • Oct 16 • 2:00

$30 / $16

pg 8

Clint Black

Sat • Oct 22 • 7:30

$35–50 / $19–26

NEW

Jake Shimabukuro, ukelele wizard see website for info

Fri • Nov 4 • 7:30

$20–35 / $11–19

pg 9

Ira Glass: Seven Things I’ve Learned

Sat • Nov 5 • 7:30

$35–50 / $19–26

pg 10

KU Wind Ensemble with guest Joey Tartell, trumpet

Wed • Nov 9 • 7:30

$25 / $14

pg 10

AXIS Dance Company

Fri • Nov 11 • 7:30

$20–30 / $11–16

pg 24

Charlie Albright, piano

Sun • Nov 13 • 2:00

$30 / $16

pg 25

Jimmy Greene Duo

Mon/Tue • Nov 14/15 • 7:30

$35 / $19

pg 11

Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA

Tue • Nov 29 • 7:00

$40–55 / $21–29

pg 12

The Beach Boys

Wed • Apr 19 • 7:30

$40–60 / $21–31

pg 13

RUDOLPH THE RED–NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL

Fri • Dec 9 • 7:00

$35–50 / $19–26

pg 14

The Paludan Sisters present Music of the Mind

Fri • Jan 27 • 7:30

$25 / $14

pg 15

Russian National Ballet Theatre: Swan Lake

Sun • Jan 29 • 2:00

$25–40 / $14–21

pg 16

PIPPIN

Thu • Feb 2 • 7:30

$40–55 / $21–29

pg 17

The Grammy Award–winning REBIRTH BRASS BAND

Fri • Feb 10 • 7:30

$20–30 / $11–16

pg 18

Jon Nakamatsu, piano

Sun • Feb 12 • 2:00

$20–35 / $11–19

pg 18

Erik Kaiel / Arch 8

Sat • Feb 25 • 7:30

$25 / $14

pg 24

Mr. Ho’s Orchestrotica Quintet

Sun • Feb 26 • 2:00

$25 / $14

pg 19

An Intimate Evening with Kristin Chenoweth

Mon • Mar 6 • 7:30

$100 / $45–65 / $24–34

pg 20

Imani Winds

Wed • Mar 15 • 7:30

$20–30 / $11–16

pg 20

KU Jazz Ensemble I with guest Kneebody

Tue • Mar 28 • 7:30

$25 / $14

pg 21

American Brass Quintet

Fri • Mar 31 • 7:30

$20–35 / $11–19

pg 21

MOMIX: Opus Cactus

Fri • Apr 7 • 7:30

$25–40 / $14–21

pg 22

Erth’s DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE

Sun • Apr 9 • 4:00

$50 / $20–30 / $11–16

pg 22

Takács Quartet

Tue • Apr 11 • 7:30

$20–35 / $11–19

pg 25

Bria Skonberg Duo

Mon/Tue • Apr 24/25 • 7:30

$35 / $19

pg 23

Chris Perondi’s Stunt Dog Experience

Fri • Apr 28 • 7:00

$20–30 / $11–16

Limited Gold Circle seating available.

Total # of Tickets

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