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Thursday • JUL 27, 7:30 An Evening with Lyle Lovett and His Large Band

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Simple Gifts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 22 An Evening with Lyle Lovett and His Large Band. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 3 Emmet Cohen, solo piano. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 25 Black Violin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 4 Kenny Rogers’ Final World Tour: The Gambler’s Last Deal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 5 KU Symphony Orchestra with guest Simone Porter, violin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 6 Tango Buenos Aires: Spirit of Argentina. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 6 Juilliard String Quartet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 7 Underwater Bubble Show. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 7 All The Way Live!. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 8 Dirty Dancing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 8 Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 9 Chen Guang, Winner of the Olga Kern Piano Competition. . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 24 Susan Werner, singer-songwriter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 23 Garrison Keillor: Just Passing Through . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 10 Victor Goines Duo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 25 KU Wind Ensemble with guest Jim Walker, flute. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 11 ODC Dance with University Dance Company. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 11 Cantus: Three Tales of Christmas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 12 A Charlie Brown Christmas Live! On Stage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 12 Andrea Gibson, poet & activist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 13 Moscow Festival Ballet: Cinderella . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 13 The Wizard of Oz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 14 BiRDMAN LiVE – Antonio Sanchez • Film + Live Score. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 15 Becoming a Man in 127 EASY Steps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 15 Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 23 Broadway show to be announced July 5, 2017 (see website for update) . . . . . . . pg 16 Dublin Irish Dance: Stepping Out. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 16 The Sound of Music. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 17 Lillian Sengpiehl, soprano. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 24 Janis Siegel with piano. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 25 UNVEILED: A One-Woman Play. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 18 Anthony Trionfo, flute. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 24 The Staatskapelle Weimar Orchestra of Germany. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 19 Frank Waln, Sicangu Lakota hip-hop artist. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 20 KU Jazz Ensemble I with guest Anat Cohen, clarinet & saxophones . . . . . pg 20 John McCutcheon, folk singer & instrumentalist. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 23 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Gold Medal Winner. . . . . . . . pg 21 Hypnotic Brass Ensemble . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 21 Olate Dogs, winners of America’s Got Talent. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 22 NEW! Folk Series. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 23 Pavilion Chamber Series. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 24 Just Friends Jazz Series . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 25 Friends of the Lied. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 26 School-Only Performances. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 28 Discounts & Benefits. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 30 Ticket Information & Important Dates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 31 Ticket Packages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 32 Ticket Worksheet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 33

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We are thrilled to reveal your Lied Center’s 2017–18 season! Many thanks to our VIP sponsors and Friends of the Lied who help to make it all possible. And we are grateful to our patrons who have made fantastic suggestions of artists they’d like to see perform here. We invite you to explore this brochure as there is literally something for everyone. Of particular note is our brand new Folk Series in the Pavilion. We look forward to seeing you soon at your Lied Center of Kansas. Derek S. Kwan

Executive Director

Lied Center of Kansas 1600 Stewart Drive, Lawrence, KS 66045 2017–18 Lied Center of Kansas May 2017, volume 1, issue 1 / Published annually This brochure was printed with private funds.


Thursday

JUL 27

7:30 pm

“Lovett remains a stylistic anomaly. Simply put, there is no artist of lasting, prominent mainstream appeal like him.” — Lexington Herald-Leader

$35–$55 Adult $19–$29 Student/Youth Sponsored by

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A singer, composer and actor, Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums over three decades. Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the Texas-based musician fuses elements of Americana, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers. Whether touring in a duo, with his acoustic group or the Large Band, Lovett’s live performances demonstrate not only the breadth of this Texas legend’s deep talents, but also the diversity of his influences, making him one of the most compelling and captivating musicians in popular music. Since his self-titled debut in 1986, Lyle Lovett has evolved into one of music’s most vibrant and iconic performers. Among his many accolades, besides the four Grammy Awards, he was given the Americana Music Association’s inaugural Trailblazer Award and was named an official Texas State Artist Musician. His works, rich and eclectic, are some of the most beloved of any living artist working today.

Emmet Cohen, solo piano | Mon & Tue SEP 18 & 19 7:30 pm

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One of country music’s brightest stars

Friday

SEP 22

7:30 pm

Black Violin You’ve never heard violin like this before Due to popular demand, the Lied Center is bringing back a favorite. “Black Violin was absolutely amazing last night!!! They filled up the Lied auditorium and captivated the audience with their talent and charm. A truly inspiring group of young men breaking stereotypes and proving that one can do anything once they put their minds to it,” said a Lied Center patron after their 2015 performance. Black Violin blends classical, hip-hop, rock, R&B and bluegrass music. Live, they are accompanied by their incredible band, featuring ace turntable whiz DJ SPS and a drummer. Named one of the hottest bands at South by Southwest in 2013, Black Violin was invited to perform at Bonnaroo and returned to SXSW to standingroom-only crowds.

“Sometimes they play with the intense seriousness of orchestral soloists; at others they fiddle as if at a hoedown; at still others they strum the violin and viola like guitars.” — ­ The New York Times Sponsored by

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Sunday Grammy Award-winning superstar and Country Music Hall of Fame member Kenny Rogers has enjoyed great success during his storied career of nearly six decades, which will be celebrated during his Final World Tour: The Gambler’s Last Deal. The enduring country and pop icon has endeared music lovers around the globe with his amazing songs, heartfelt performances, distinctive voice, gift for storytelling and universal appeal. The first country artist to consistently sell out arenas, Rogers has played to millions of fans around the world, performing songs from his long list of hits which comprise 24 number ones, including The Gambler, Lucille, Coward of the County, Lady, Islands in the Stream, She Believes In Me, We’ve Got Tonight, Daytime Friends, Through The Years, You Decorated My Life, and Buy Me A Rose.

GOLD CIRCLE $100

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

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7:30 pm

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KU Symphony Orchestra with special guest

Simone Porter

, violin Conducted by David Neely

Thursday Violinist Simone Porter has been recognized as an emerging artist of impassioned energy, musical integrity and vibrant sound. At 19 years of age, Porter has already appeared with the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, Houston Symphony and Los Angeles Philharmonic, and with renowned conductors, including Yannick NezetSeguin, Nicolas McGegan, Ludovic Morlot and Donald Runnicles. She will perform the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35 with the University of Kansas Symphony Orchestra. KUSO is the premier orchestral organization in the KU School of Music. It is led by the internationally renowned Director of Orchestral Activities David Neely, who is recognized for his polished, expressive performances, leading the orchestra in repertoire ranging from the Baroque period to 21st-century masterworks.

SEP 28

7:30 pm

$25 Adult $14 Student/Youth Jayhawk Live

Tango Buenos Aires: Spirit of Argentina Friday

SEP 29 7:30 pm

“Repeatedly crafted swirling, fast-paced tapestries of movement, laced with proud postures and sensual couplings.” — The Washington Post

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$25–$40 Adult Concert Direct from Buenos Aires, Argentina $14–$21 Student/Youth Series Tango Buenos Aires has become one of Argentina’s great cultural exports, known throughout the Americas, Europe and the Far East as the most authentic and uncompromising representative of the Tango. Tango Buenos Aires was created by the renowned composer and tango director Osvaldo Requena for the Jazmines Festival at the famous Buenos Aires cabaret Michelangelo. The company met with tremendous success and was immediately added to the season of the General San Martin Municipal Theatre.


Juilliard String Quartet REPERTOIRE

Haydn String Quartet in D Major, Op. 76, No. 5 Bartok String Quartet No. 5, Sz. 102, BB110 Dvorak String Quartet No. 11 in C Major, Op. 61

Thursday

OCT 5 7:30 pm

Founded in 1946, the ever-evolving Juilliard String Quartet has become a living American legend. Widely known as the “quintessential American string quartet,” the Juilliard has been recognized for the boldness of its interpretation of the classics with an equal and parallel tradition of championing the new—a vibrant combination of the familiar and the daring. The quartet’s sound is famously characterized by clarity of structure, compelling rhythmic drive and an extraordinary unanimity of purpose, no matter the work at hand.

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Dave & Gunda

HIEBERT Concert Series

The unexpected journey of Mr. B in the colorful underwater world of Bubblelandia Inspired by Cirque du Soleil, the show is rich in various stage effects using the latest laser technologies, snow cannons, soap bubble tornadoes, theatrical fog, gigantic smoke rings, smoke-filled soap bubble machines, optical illusions and many other surprises. After another long day—as always filled with things to do, meetings and deadlines to be met—Mr. B finds himself transported, as if by magic, to a special, colorful, happy place called Bubblelandia. The “inhabitants” of Bubblelandia—seahorses, dragonfish, starfish, mermaids, clownfish and others— will carry Mr. B along his imaginary journey in this beautiful underwater world, where fantasy becomes reality and you are invited to follow him.

Sunday

OCT 8 3:00 pm

$20–$30 Adult $11–$16 Student/Youth

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All The Way Live! Saturday

Using hip-hop to tune in positive qualities

7:00 pm

$20–$25 Adult $11–$14 Student/Youth

OCT 14

Anything can come to life with a beat, a rhythm and a rhyme. Watch as world-renowned artist Paige Hernandez uses hip-hop elements to "remix" lessons on creativity, respect, understanding, cooperation, effort and self-care. All The Way Live!, co-commissioned by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, uses an audience-powered boom box to help children tune into the frequency of positive thoughts and feelings. This highlyinteractive experience gives young people tools to “broadcast” their best selves and the power to control what they “receive” and “transmit.”

Lied Across Kansas. As part of the Lied Across Kansas initiative, Paige Hernandez will also be sharing her craft with Sabetha, Russell, Hays and Salina.

For families with children, ages 5 to 12.

Dirty Dancing, the classic story on stage is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensational dancing. Seen by millions across the globe, this worldwide smash hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Featuring the hit songs, Hungry Eyes, Hey Baby, Do You Love Me? and the heartstopping (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life. Don’t miss your chance to see this record-breaking live theatre sensation. You’ll have the time of your life!

“This crowd-pleasing stage adaptation hits the jackpot!” — London’s Sunday Express

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Broadway Series

Friday

OCT 20 7:30 pm


Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn Banjo royalty Sure, in the abstract, a banjo duo might seem like a musical concept beset by limitations. But when the banjo players cast in those roles are Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn—she with the earthy sophistication of a postmodern, old-time singer-songwriter, he with the virtuosic, jazz-toclassical ingenuity of an iconic instrumentalist and composer with bluegrass roots—it’s a different matter entirely. There’s no denying that theirs is a one-of-a-kind pairing, with one-of-akind possibilities. It was inevitable and eagerly anticipated by fans of tradition-tweaking acoustic fare that these partners in music and life (who married in 2009) would eventually do a fullfledged project together. Their debut album as a duo, Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn, is the 2016 Grammy Award winner for Best Folk Album. Fleck, a fifteen-time Grammy winner, has devoted time away from his standard-setting ensemble, Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, to a staggeringly broad array of musical experiments, from writing a concerto for the Nashville Symphony to exploring the banjo’s African roots to playing jazz duos with Chick Corea. Washburn has drawn critical acclaim for her solo albums, done fascinating work in folk musical diplomacy in China, presented an original theatrical production, contributed to singular side groups such as Uncle Earl and The Wu-Force, and become quite a live draw.

“If anyone can convince a skeptical world of the beauty of the banjo, it is this pair.” — The Guardian

Saturday

OCT 21

$30–$45 Adult $16–$24 Student/Youth

7:30 pm

CHAMBER SERIES FOLK SERIES

Chen Guang, piano | Sun OCT 22 2:00 pm

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Susan Werner

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| Sun OCT 29 7:30 pm

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Garrison Keillor: Just Passing Through A pioneering force in radio Garrison Keillor was born in 1942 in Anoka, Minnesota, and began his radio career as a freshman at the University of Minnesota from which he graduated in 1966. He went to work for Minnesota Public Radio in 1969. From 1974 through 2016, he created and hosted his popular variety show, A Prairie Home Companion, for some 3.5 million listeners on 700 public radio stations coast to coast and beyond. Keillor has been honored with Grammy, ACE, and George Foster Peabody awards, the National Humanities Medal, and election to the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His many books include Lake Wobegon Days, The Book of Guys, Pilgrims: A Wobegon Romance, Guy Noir and the Straight Skinny, and The Keillor Reader (Viking). He is the host of the daily program The Writer’s Almanac and the editor of several anthologies of poetry, most recently, Good Poems: American Places (Viking). In 2006, Keillor played himself in the movie adaptation of his show, a film directed by Robert Altman. He has two grandsons, and in 2007, he opened the independent bookstore Common Good Books in St. Paul, the city where he, his wife and daughter make their home.

Sunday

NOV 5 7:30 pm

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$40–$55 Adult $21–$29 Student/Youth

Victor Goines Duo | Mon & Tue NOV 6 & 7 7:30 pm

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KU Wind Ensemble with special guest

Jim Walker

, flute

Conducted by Paul W. Popiel Few other flutists in history have made such indelible marks in so many musical circles. From classical to conservatory to orchestral to jazz to pop, from 7:30 pm television to film to the concert hall, Jim Walker has never met an audience that didn’t love his powerful, “stand and deliver” performances.

Wednesday

NOV 8

$25 Adult $14 Student/Youth Jayhawk Live

ODC Dance

Walker’s star began to rise when he was named Associate Principal Flute in the Pittsburgh Symphony, after a stint playing in the US Military Academy Band at West Point. Then, he won the principal flute position in the Los Angeles Philharmonic. After seven successful seasons, Walker left the orchestra and dove into the world of jazz, studio recording and a commitment to teaching. Walker’s bold, expressive playing can be heard on more than 750 motion picture soundtracks, including Beauty and the Beast, A Beautiful Mind, Toy Story, Zoolander and 2010: A Space Odyssey.

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University Dance Company Friday

NOV 10 7:30 pm

Founded in 1971 by Artistic Director Brenda Way, who trained under the legendary George Balanchine, ODC originated as Oberlin Dance Collective. It was named after Oberlin College in Ohio, where Way was on faculty. The adventurous artists loaded up a yellow school bus and relocated to San Francisco in 1976. Since those early days, the company has been widely recognized for its rigorous technique and for its numerous groundbreaking collaborations. It has performed for more than a million people in 32 states and 11 countries. They aim to inspire audiences, cultivate artists, engage community, and foster diversity and inclusion through dance. The company will be performing boulders and bones.

$20–$30 Adult $11–$16 Student/Youth

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Cantus: Three Tales of Christmas Storytelling is a wondrous and meaningful part of the holiday season. In Three Tales of Christmas, Cantus reimagines beloved stories through familiar carols alongside new holiday classics. Featuring narrated passages from such classic holiday tales as A Christmas Carol, Gift of the Magi and ’Twas the Night Before Christmas, Three Tales of Christmas reminds us of the meaning and joy of the season with fresh perspective and just the right amount of nostalgia.

Innovative, male vocal chamber ensemble

Wednesday

NOV 29 7:30 pm

$20–$35 Adult $11–$19 Student/Youth Concert Series “Intellectually, emotionally and musically rich.” — Star Tribune

Saturday

DEC 16 2:00 pm

The classic animated television special comes to life

A Charlie Brown Christmas, the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning story by Charles M. Schulz, has warmed the hearts of millions of fans since it first aired on television over fifty years ago. Now, the classic animated television special comes to life in this faithful stage adaptation, featuring all of your favorite characters and the classic Vince Guaraldi score. Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the Peanuts gang as they mount a play, save a tree and uncover the true meaning of Christmas.

“A sweet and touching, live-action version that is itself an instant holiday classic.” — Broadway World $25–$40 Adult $14–$21 Student/Youth

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Andrea Gibson Award-winning American poet and activist Andrea Gibson is not gentle with truths. It is this raw fearlessness that has led Gibson to the forefront of the spoken word movement—the first winner of the Women’s World Poetry Slam —Gibson has headlined prestigious performance venues coast to coast with powerful readings on war, class, gender, bullying, white privilege, sexuality, love and spirituality. Gibson’s work has been featured on the BBC, Air America, C-SPAN, Free Speech TV, and in 2010, was read by a state representative in lieu of morning prayer at the Utah State Legislature. On the fifth full-length album FLOWER BOY and the second book THE MADNESS VASE, Gibson’s poems continue to be a rallying cry for action and a welcome mat at the door of the heart’s most compassionate room.

Friday

JAN 26 7:30 pm

$25 Adult $14 Student/Youth Onstage Seating

Adventure Series

Notice: This performance contains mature content.

“Andrea Gibson is a truly American poet, or rather, she represents the America I want to live in.” — Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz

Moscow Festival Ballet:

Cinderella

The world-famous Moscow Festival Ballet presents Cinderella. Often considered the finest achievement of the classical ballet, this piece offers a grandiose and refined blending of traditional mime, expressive pas d’action and spectacular divertissements in a lavish theatrical setting. The Moscow Festival Ballet was founded in 1989 by Sergei Radchenko, legendary principal dancer of the Bolshoi Ballet. Radchenko brought together the elements of the great Bolshoi and Kirov Ballet companies in an independent company. Since its inception, the group has toured internationally to great acclaim.

“This was an afternoon that deserved ‘bravos’ within minutes of the opening steps.” — Las Vegas Review-Journal $25–$40 Adult $14–$21 Student/Youth

Sunday

JAN 28 2:00 pm

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There truly is no place like home as the greatest family musical of all time, the wonderful Wizard of Oz, twists its way into Lawrence! The entire family will be captivated as they travel down the Yellow Brick Road and beyond with Dorothy, Toto and their friends the Cowardly Lion, Tin Man and Scarecrow in this lavish production, featuring breathtaking special effects, dazzling choreography and classic songs. A spectacular celebration of the iconic 1939 MGM film, The Wizard of Oz will blow you away from the moment the tornado touches down and transports you to a dazzling Oz, complete with munchkins and flying monkeys. Don’t miss the chance to travel “over the rainbow” and experience this national treasure on stage.

$40–$55 Adult $21–$29 Student/Youth

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Broadway Series

Wednesday

JAN 31

7:00 pm


BiRDMAN LiVE – Antonio Sanchez

Film + Live Score Experience the explosive Oscar-winning film accompanied live by composer Antonio Sanchez and his Grammy Award-winning score that provides the heartbeat of the film. The visually stunning 2015 Oscar Award-winner for Best Picture, by maverick director Alejandro Iñárritu, stars Michael Keaton as a washed-up action star trying to reinvent his career as a credible actor and director on the Broadway stage. For this special performance, the film will be accompanied live by renowned jazz drummer Antonio Sanchez, recreating his explosive, Grammy Award-winning score.

Wednesday

FEB 7 7:30 pm

$25 Adult $14 Student/Youth

For mature audiences, film rated R.

Since 2000, he has been the drummer of choice for 20-time Grammy Award-winning guitar god Pat Metheny, touring the world and appearing on eight acclaimed recordings. Sanchez has also released four albums as a leader.

Becoming a Man in 127 EASY Steps Irreverent and dynamic, graceful and playful, Becoming A Man In 127 EASY Steps engages the deep questions and the locker room jokes about what it means to “become” a man. Moving beyond the transgender narrative that focuses on the experience of transition, Scott Turner Schofields’ stories explore the drama and hilarity of living a new life in the “opposite” gender. The show’s “choose your own adventure” format invites patrons to decide live which stories they will hear during each performance. Schofield is a writer, performer and educator creating theater about gender and sexuality in the Deep South. He is also a man who was a woman and a lesbian turned straight guy. Schofield became the first openly transgender actor on daytime television, and the first female-to-male person in a major recurring role on broadcast TV, as Nick on CBS’s The Bold and the Beautiful.

$25 Adult Adventure $14 Student/Youth Series Onstage Seating

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FOLK SERIES

Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas | Sun FEB 11 7:30 pm

You’re going to love it! A Tony, Grammy and Olivier Wait for it... Award-winning Broadway hit

Announcing this Broadway hit on July 5, 2017.

See page 23

$40–$55 Adult $21–$29 Student/Youth

Tuesday

Broadway Series

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FEB 13

7:30 pm

Dublin Irish Dance: Stepping Out An extravaganza of sights and sounds of Irish culture A talented cast brings to life the epic tale of Celtic culture, carrying its traditional melodies and steps to the new world with a gala celebration of Irish music and dance. The journey begins in rural Ireland, prior to the famine, in kitchens, barns and fields. As the great hunger closes in, the people look west, across the ocean to New York City. Mingling with immigrants from around the globe, the Irish congregate in dance gatherings, some bound for the Appalachian Mountains where ancient Irish melodies fuse with African rhythms, creating American tap dance and early roots music. The journey leads us to the present moment, celebrating the incredible evolution of Irish traditional dance and music— showcasing the new pioneers who will define the new standard of traditional Irish music and dance.

Sunday

FEB 18 2:00 pm

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The beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family “Sparkling, fresh and lively.” — Los Angeles Times

THE HILLS ARE ALIVE! A brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC is coming to the Lied Center of Kansas. The beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony, Grammy and Academy Award-winning Best Score, including My Favorite Things, Edelweiss and the title song.

Tuesday

FEB 20

7:30 pm

THE SOUND OF MUSIC enjoyed extraordinary success as a live television production when The Sound of Music Live! aired on NBC in December 2013 and was seen by over 44 million people. 2015 marked the 50th anniversary of the film version, which continues to be the most successful movie musical in history.

$40–$55 Adult $21–$29 Student/Youth

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Broadway Series

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CHAMBER SERIES JUST FRIENDS JAZZ SERIES

Lillian Sengpiehl, soprano | Sun FEB 25 2:00 pm

See page 24

Janis Siegel, with piano | Mon & Tue FEB 26 & 27 7:30 pm

See page 25

UNVEILED:

A One-Woman Play Racism. Hate crimes. Love. Islam. Culture. Language. Life. Five Muslim women, in a post-9/11 world, serve tea and uncover what lies beneath the veil. This critically acclaimed one-woman show, performed by Rohina Malik, has been presented at universities, churches, mosques, synagogues and theaters in the United States, Canada and South Africa.

Thursday

MAR 8 7:30 pm

$25 Adult $14 Student/Youth Onstage Seating

Adventure Series

“Terrific show...intellectually engrossing work of theater.” — Chicago Tribune

CHAMBER SERIES

Anthony Trionfo, flute | Sun MAR 11 2:00 pm

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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.

Contact us at: dwendel@ku.edu or visit lied.ku.edu/rentals

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Direct from Weimar, Germany,

The Staatskapelle Weimar Orchestra of Germany Kirill Karabits, General Music Director and Principal Conductor

Tuesday

MAR 13 7:30 pm

PROGRAM Richard Wagner Overture The Flying Dutchman Richard Wagner Wesendonck – Songs featuring Catherine Foster, soprano, Richard Strauss Till Eulenspiegel lustige Streiche, Op. 28 Richard Strauss Death & Transfiguration Op. 24

The Lied Center is honored to host The Staatskapelle Weimar on its first tour of North America. Founded in 1491, it is one of the oldest, most illustrious orchestras in the world. In 1756, Duchess Anna Amalia made the orchestra the primary musical institution of the city of Weimar. There are many famous names in classical music history that have been associated with the orchestra, including Johan Hummel, Franz Liszt, Richard Strauss and many others.

$40–$55 Adult $21–$29 Student/Youth Concert Series Sponsored by

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Frank Waln Sicangu Lakota hip-hop artist

Frank Waln is an award-winning, Sicangu Lakota hip-hop artist and music producer from the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota. His awards include three Native American Music Awards, the Native American 40 Under 40, the Chicago Mayor’s Award for Civic Engagement and the 3Arts Grant for Chicago Artists. He has been featured on Buzzfeed, NPR, ESPN, MTV and numerous other media outlets. Waln earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbia College Chicago and now travels the world performing and hosting workshops focusing on self-empowerment and expression of truth.

Friday

MAR 30 7:30 pm

$25 Adult $14 Student/Youth Onstage Seating & Standing Room

KU Jazz Ensemble I with special guest

Anat Cohen

clarinet & saxophones

Directed by Dan Gailey

Thursday Clarinetist-saxophonist Anat Cohen has won hearts and minds the world over with her expressive virtuosity and delightful stage presence. Eight years in a row, the Jazz Journalists Association voted Cohen Clarinetist of the Year, and she has topped both the Critics and Readers Polls in DownBeat Magazine every year since 2011. She was born in Tel Aviv, Israel, and while attending the Berklee College of Music, honed her jazz chops and developed a deep love for Latin music styles. She moved to New York in 1999, where she established Anzic Records and released numerous albums including Luminosa, her seventh album as a bandleader. Cohen is no stranger to the stage. She has toured extensively, been a guest at the world’s great jazz festivals and her performances have been broadcast internationally. At the Lied Center, she 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 five in the category of Best College Big Band in the U.S. or Canada.

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APR 5

7:30 pm

$25 Adult $14 Student/Youth Jayhawk Live


FOLK SERIES

John McCutcheon | Sun APR 8 7:30 pm

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2017 GOLD MEDALIST

Van Cliburn International Piano Competition

Wednesday

APR 11

Though the Gold Medalist has yet to be named, we are guaranteed a show-stopping performance.

7:30 pm

Van Cliburn’s sensational victory at the first Tchaikovsky International Competition in Moscow in 1958 heralded a new confidence in the quality of American music-making. The quadrennial Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, widely recognized as one of the world’s most important, was organized in 1962 by a group of music teachers and citizens from Fort Worth, Texas, to commemorate his historic achievement and is dedicated to the discovery of the world’s finest pianists. The Cliburn will present the fifteenth edition May 26–June 10, 2017, at Fort Worth’s Bass Performance Hall.

$20–$35 Adult $11–$19 Student/Youth

In its more than 50-year history, the Cliburn has identified and ushered a host of exceptional artists to international prominence, including Barry Douglas, Olga Kern, Radu Lupu, Jon Nakamatsu and Cristina Ortiz.

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Concert Series

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble Hypnotic Brass Ensemble consists of seven brothers from the South Side of Chicago who come from an extraordinary musical family. The band freely mixes the brass band tradition with generous doses of hip-hop, soul and funk, creating an intoxicating and boisterous blend that is just barely contained on their newest release Fly: The Customs Prelude. The group has toured internationally, been a hit at many major festivals and halls, and played with everyone from Prince to Mos Def and Mick Jones (The Clash).

Tuesday

APR 17 7:30 pm

Sponsored by

$20–$25 Adult $11–$14 Student/Youth

Featured artist for school‑only performances. See page 28.

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Friday

APR 27

7:00 pm

Olate Dogs

Winners of America’s Got Talent

Richard Olate grew up in a poor family of 22 children in Chile, South America. At age 12, he rescued a dog from the street and found he had a talent for training. There are many dogs roaming the streets in Chile, so he put together a routine with them and, with his mother’s help, booked his act at schools and small circuses. His older brother soon joined him, and they created a unique dog act. They spent the next few years traveling South America, and in 1989, they premiered in the United States. Olate Dogs has appeared in many television shows, commercials and been in a movie, as well as worked in stage, nightclub and circus performances. Sponsored by

$20–$30 Adult $11–$16 Student/Youth

Family Series

Simple Gifts 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 performance all year long. Admission is free, but tickets are required and can be picked up at the Lied Center Ticket Office.

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NEW! Folk Series

The Lied Center is excited to add a new series to the 2017–18 season. The intimate setting of the Pavilion offers a perfect environment to showcase music that is known to focus on acoustic instruments and meaningful, thoughtful lyrics.

$30 Adult • $16 Student/Youth Seating is general admission.

Sun OCT 29 7:30 pm

Sun FEB 11 7:30 pm

Sun APR 8 7:30 pm

Susan Werner

Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas

John McCutcheon

singer-songwriter As audiences will testify, Susan Werner has been knocking it out of the park – or, concert hall – all around the U.S. for twenty years. Renowned as a charismatic performer, she’s known above all for challenging herself to conquer new styles, almost like mountaintops, every few years. Werner composes skillful songs that effortlessly slide between folk, jazz and pop. They are all delivered with sassy wit and classic Midwestern charm. Throughout her expansive career, boundless versatility has emerged as a hallmark of Werner’s talent and has proven to be a quintessential ingredient of her engrossing musical persona.

Explorations of Scottish and global music The musical partnership between consummate performer Alasdair Fraser and brilliant Californian cellist Natalie Haas spans the full spectrum between intimate chamber music and ecstatic dance energy. Over the last 16 years of creating a buzz at festivals and concert halls across the world, they have truly set the standard for fiddle and cello in traditional music. They continue to thrill audiences internationally with their virtuosic playing, their neartelepathic understanding, and the joyful spontaneity and sheer physical presence of their music.

folk singer & instrumentalist John McCutcheon has emerged as one of our most respected and loved folk singers. As an instrumentalist, he is a master of a dozen different traditional instruments. His songwriting has been hailed by critics and singers around the globe. His thirty recordings have garnered every imaginable honor including seven Grammy nominations. He has produced over twenty albums of other artists. It is in live performance that McCutcheon feels most at home. It is what has brought his music into the lives and homes of one of the broadest audiences any folk musician has ever enjoyed. 785-864-2787 | lied.ku.edu

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Pavilion Chamber Series This series features the best and brightest in chamber music in an intimate performance space. Seating is general admission.

Sun OCT 22 2:00 pm

Sun FEB 25 2:00 pm

Sun MAR 11 2:00 pm

Chen Guang

Lillian Sengpiehl

Anthony Trionfo

Olga Kern International Piano Competition Winner Winner of the inaugural Olga Kern International Piano Competition, the Scriabin Prize, the Rome Prize, and numerous other internationally renowned competitions, Chen Guang combines his extraordinary technical capacity with a profound and mature musical sensibility and an exceptional onstage charisma. Concert associations of Europe, America and Asia have hosted him both in recitals and with orchestras, performing programs ranging from William Byrd to Ligeti to modern-day composers. Guang studied at the Central Conservatory in Beijing, received his pre-college diploma at The Juilliard School and a diploma at the Accademia Internazionale Pianistica di Imola, where he is now continuing his studies with Leonid Margarius.

$30 Adult

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$16 Student/Youth

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soprano

KU graduate Lillian Sengpiehl’s unique interpretations and musicianship have kept her busy for a decade singing new and traditional works within the fields of opera, concert and musical theater. Equally dedicated to traditional and contemporary music, she has performed many classic roles with leading and regional opera companies, including New York City Opera, Opera Bastille, Bergen Norway Opera and Los Angeles Opera. After graduating from KU, she received the Brigit Nilsson Grant and was a finalist in the Midwest Metropolitan Opera Auditions. Sengpiehl moved to New York to pursue graduate work at The Manhattan School of Music on scholarship, where she was the winner of the Classical Singer Competition at Weill Recital Hall. She is currently the Musical Director for All About Kids, a performance program for at-risk youth.

$30 Adult

$16 Student/Youth

flute He was praised for his “spellbinding” performances with “authoritative intellect” by the Santa Barbara Voice after his performance with the Music Academy of the West Festival Orchestra and made his recital debuts on the Young Concert Artists (YCA) Series at the Kennedy Center as well as in New York City’s Merkin Concert Hall. Trionfo has performed as a soloist with the Interlochen Symphony Orchestra, the Colburn Symphony Orchestra, the President’s Own Marine Band and the Las Vegas Philharmonic. At the Young Concert Artists (YCA) 2016 international auditions, Trionfo received numerous prizes including a recording prize, granting him a commercial recording.

$30 Adult

$16 Student/Youth

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

Steve & Chris

EDMONDS

Jazz Series

Friends of the Lied are invited to the Lied Center Pavilion to enjoy these exclusive performances in a jazz club-like atmosphere. Complimentary wine, beer and non-alcoholic beverages are available to attendees. Friends of the Lied donation levels begin at $50. Visit lied.ku.edu/donate or call 785-864-2788 for more information.

Monday & Tuesday SEP 18 & 19 7:30 pm

Monday & Tuesday NOV 6 & 7 7:30 pm

Monday & Tuesday FEB 26 & 27 7:30 pm

Emmet Cohen

Victor Goines Duo

Janis Siegel

Multifaceted American jazz pianist and composer Emmet Cohen is one of his generation’s pivotal artistic figures. Downbeat praised the “nimble touch, measured stride and warm harmonic vocabulary” he employs to communicate with other musicians and audiences at what he terms, “the deepest level of humanity and individuality.” Cohen’s recent collaborations include projects with legendary drummer Jimmy Cobb and superstar bassist Christian McBride.

Saxophonist, clarinetist and educator Victor Goines has been a member of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and the Wynton Marsalis Septet since 1993. As a leader, Goines has ten recordings including his latest release, A Dance at the Mardi Gras Ball, as well as Twilight, Morning Swing, Love Dance, and New Adventures. Goines is the founding director of Juilliard Jazz Studies and is currently the Director of Jazz Studies at Northwestern University.

solo piano

with piano

Nine-time Grammy Award-winner and seventeen-time Grammy Awardnominee Janis Siegel has over a dozen solo albums and has amassed a large international fan base to consistently high critical praise. With The Manhattan Transfer, Siegel sang lead on some of the group’s biggest hits and gained a reputation as a successful vocal arranger. These days, you can find Siegel in the studio, producing various ventures for other artists and singing on a range of projects.

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Fun with the The Friends of the Lied are a vital part of the Lied Center family. Their donations help keep ticket prices affordable and provide free school-only performances for more than 10,000 USD 497 students each season. But that isn’t all, our Friends enjoy a season packed with adventure, and we are sharing some of our favorites moments below. You can celebrate the 2017–18 season with us by donating to the Friends of the Lied. With donation levels beginning at $50, it is easy to become part of the Friends of the Lied family.

Season Announcement Party Friends of the Lied who attend this spring celebration get the first peek at the upcoming season.

Advance Ticket Sales After we announce the season, Friends have three weeks to purchase their tickets prior to the public. This means the best seats to the hottest shows.

Fall Dinner Contributor level, and above, Friends join us on stage for a celebration to kick off the season.

Just Friends Jazz Series Season announcement party

This is one of our most exclusive events. It is presented in a jazz club-like atmosphere in the Pavilion. Complimentary wine, beer and beverages are available to all attendees. See page 25 for more info.

Intermezzo Patron level, and above, Friends are invited to join us at intermission to enjoy beverages and hors d’oeuvres.

Schools Foundation Dinner Advanced ticket sales

For a donation, our Friends and other VIPs join us in support of the Lawrence Schools Foundation and free school-only performances for USD 497 middle and high school students.

IMPACT Awards

Intermezzo

Our current and former Friends board members help us select the IMPACT Award winners. Each season, the Lied Center recognizes one artist or group for distinguished service to the performing arts and one USD 497 educator for distinguished service to arts education. The 2017–18 IMPACT Award winners will be announced at the Friends Annual Dinner in September. Imani Winds and Sara Bonner were recipients of the 2016–2017 IMPACT Awards.

Invitation Events On occasion, our Friends join us for invitation-only events. This past season, a few special Friends joined us for Performing Arts 3to5. After a successful fundraising campaign for this preschool program, Friends who donated $100 or more were invited to see AXIS Dance Company present a program for our youngest audience.

25th-Anniversary Planning IMPACT Award

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A Friends of the Lied advisory committee has been working for the last couple of years to plan the 2018–19 season. They can’t wait to share the special celebrations and performances that are in the works.


Thank you so much to the Friends of the Lied and VIP sponsors for being such a big part of the Lied Center of Kansas. Your contributions to its extraordinary success story over the past 24 seasons has helped create an amazing adventure of incredibly diverse performances and lasting memories for a lifetime. Your annual donation allows the wonderful and very talented staff at the Lied to schedule world‑class performing art events, which include exceptional musical performances, soaring dance and stunning theater productions. Lied Across Kansas as well as the multiple schools‑only and on-site performances at the center for USD 497 students are other very significant ways that the Lied is touching local and other Kansas communities. These performances help create a new generation that understand the power and passion of performing arts. The arts really do help bring everyone together. Please review the professional and informative new season brochure and the performance programs, as well as the Lied website, which allows you to access the multiple layers of what the Lied Center of Kansas is involved with on an on-going basis. Everyone has an opportunity to become personally involved—through performances, activities, volunteering and donations. I am very honored to serve as President of the Friends of the Lied Board for the upcoming season and look forward to meeting many of you throughout the year. Enjoy the new season!

Jon Jamison

Thanks to this season’s VIP Sponsors

Steve & Chris

EDMONDS Dave & Gunda

HIEBERT

2017–18 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 (based on giving levels) • Ticket exchange privileges • Invitations to exclusive events • Recognition and more

Donate to the Friends of the Lied and join the fun. Opportunities vary, visit lied.ku.edu/donate for a detailed list.

To learn about becoming a VIP sponsor, please contact Sue Mango, development director 785-864-2788 | smango@ku.edu 785-864-2787 | lied.ku.edu

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School-Only

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

Jazzy Ash & The Leaping Lizards

Rhapsody in Black

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

The Gruffalo

October 23 & 24

March 12 & 13

April 16 & 17

April 23 & 24

Third through fifth grades .

High School .

Middle School .

Kindergarten through.. second grade ..

Jazzy Ash invites students to come along on a jazzy music adventure with her band the Leaping Lizards. Jazzy Ash’s songs celebrate the magic of movement with a lot of sugar and sass thrown in, New Orleans style. Jazzy Ash’s cover of the Louis Armstrong classic Heebie Jeebies is the number one song on SiriusXM Kids Place Live radio, and NPR’s All Things Considered called Jazzy Ash “one of the most talked about children’s music artists this year.”

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Rhapsody in Black, written and performed by LeLand Gantt, is a one-man show that explores his personal journey to understand and eventually transcend racism. We follow him from an underprivileged childhood in the ghettos to scholastic achievement and a career that lands him in situations where he is virtually the only African-American in the room. How he manages to cope with being marked “the other” is recounted in remarkable and exquisitely moving detail.

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Hypnotic Brass Ensemble consists of seven brothers from the South Side of Chicago who come from an extraordinary musical family. The band freely mixes the brass band tradition with generous doses of hip-hop, soul and funk, creating an intoxicating and boisterous blend. They will also perform an evening concert for the public. More information on page 21.

Tall Stories’ The Gruffalo is a must-see for lovers of the timeless story. Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep dark wood in search of hazelnuts and meeting the cunning Fox, the eccentric old Owl and the party-mad Snake on the way. Will the story of the fabled Gruffalo save Mouse from ending up as dinner for these wily woodland creatures?


Reaching Beyond The Stage The Lied Center is known for featuring world-class performances and reaching out to the community with educational opportunities and engagement experiences for everyone, from toddlers to seniors. Visit youtube.com/LiedCenterofKS and check out our Beyond the Stage videos for more about these experiences.

Performing Arts Experiences for Students • Preschoolers enjoy Performing Arts 3to5: They are invited to sit on the stage and experience a program created for them by a world-class artist. • School-only performances: More than 10,000 kindergarteners through high schoolers enjoy the power of the performing arts for free. • Third Grade Theatre Arts Day: In partnership with other arts organizations, the Lied Center offers third graders a hands-on exploration of makeup, acting, costuming, movement, lighting and sound.

Community Opportunities • Adult community members are invited to a variety of meet and greets, workshops and master classes with Lied Center visiting artists. • University students perform with artists at the Lied Center, while others participate in classes or artistlead lectures.

Engagement/Education VIP Sponsors

STAY UPDATED! facebook.com/liedcenter twitter: @liedcenterks instagram: @liedcenterks YouTube: LiedCenterofKS

Sandra GAUTT Jack & Jan

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Jayhawk Community Student Support As a member of the Jayhawk community, we provide amazing experiential learning opportunities by: • Featuring talented students performing with world-class artists on our stage. • Employing approximately 100 students annually in paid positions and internships, with the support of KU Student Senate. • Providing master class opportunities with visiting artists. Students in many disciplines benefit, including students in music, art, business, journalism and the sciences. • Partnering with Student Union Activities to produce performances, lectures and events that are relevant to students. • Collaborating with the First Nations Student Association to produce the KU Powwow and Indigenous Culture Festival. Photo credit: Luke Chang

Discounts Jayhawks receive ticket discounts including: • KU Students, 50% off of tickets. • Faculty, staff and KU Alumni Association members, 10% off of tickets.

Benefits In addition to receiving ticket discounts, Jayhawks are also offered: • KU Student Lied Center Performing Arts Pass, $125 for all main stage performances in the Lied Center series. Visit lied.ku.edu/tickets/ performance-pass for info. • KU employee payroll deduction, tickets, packages, gift certificates and Friends of the Lied donations are accepted using payroll deduction over six paychecks. For details, visit lied.ku.edu/ticket-info.

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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 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. Print Your Tickets at Home Not only can you order your tickets from the comfort of your own home, you can print them there, too (online handling fee applies).

Important Dates Monday

May 1, 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

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.

Accessibility Information Contact the Ticket Office for assistance finding the best seating location to serve you. Please note: • Barrier-free entrances and wheelchair seating locations are available on all levels. • Our Assistive Listening Device (ALD) 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. • 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.

May 19, 6 pm Advance purchase deadline for Friends of the Lied, KU students and performance package renewals Monday

May 22, 11 am Ticket packages on sale to the public Monday

June 5, 8 am Single tickets on sale to the public and available online

Single Ticket Kickoff Party Monday • June 5, 8–9 am

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

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Why pay full price? For more information, visit lied.ku.edu/ticket-info

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

• • • •

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

Save Money! Buy the Package. $993–$1,285 Adult $550–$710 Student/Youth

• All performances, except Friends-only Just Friends Jazz Series. Does not include Gold Circle seating.

NEW! Folk Series

$90 Adult $48 Student/Youth

• Susan Werner, singer-songwriter • Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas • John McCutcheon, folk singer & instrumentalist

Adventure Series

$72 Adult $42 Student/Youth

• Andrea Gibson, poet and activist • Becoming a Man in 127 EASY Steps • UNVEILED: A One-Woman Show

Broadway Series

$156–$212 Adult $84–$116 Student/Youth

• • • •

Pavilion Chamber Series

$90 Adult $48 Student/Youth

• Chen Guang, piano • Lillian Sengpiehl, soprano • Anthony Trionfo, flute

Concert Series

$123–$194 Adult $68–$107 Student/Youth

• • • • •

Family Series

$64–$97 Adult $36–$53 Student/Youth

• Underwater Bubble show • A Charlie Brown Christmas Live! On Stage • Olate Dogs, winner of America's Got Talent

Jayhawk Live

$92–$101 Adult $53–$58 Student/Youth

• • • •

FULL 2017–18 Season

Choose Your Own Series Just Friends Jazz Series

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Dirty Dancing The Wizard of Oz Broadway hit show to be announced July 5 (See pg 16) The Sound of Music

Tango Buenos Aires: Spirit of Argentina Juilliard String Quartet Cantus: Three Tales of Christmas The Staatskapelle Weimar Orchestra of Germany Van Cliburn Piano Competition Gold Medal Winner

KU Symphony Orchestra with Simone Porter, violin KU Wind Ensemble with Jim Walker, flute ODC Dance with University Dance Company KU Jazz Ensemble I with Anat Cohen, clarinet & saxophones

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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• Emmet Cohen, solo piano • Victor Goines Duo • Janis Siegel with piano

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


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2017–18 SEASON

Ticket Office Hours: Weekdays, 11 am–6 pm Summer: June 1–July 31: Weekdays, Noon–5:30 pm

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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

pg 3

An Evening with Lyle Lovett and His Large Band

Thu • JUL 27, 7:30

$35–$55 / $19–$29

pg 25

Emmet Cohen, solo piano

Mon/ Tue • SEP 18/19, 7:30

$35 / $19

pg 4

Black Violin

Fri • SEP 22, 7:30

$20–$35 / $11–$19

pg 5

Kenny Rogers’ Final World Tour: The Gambler’s Last Deal

Sun • SEP 24, 7:30

$100 / $50–$75 / $26–$39

pg 6

KU Symphony Orchestra with Simone Porter, violin

Thu • SEP 28, 7:30

$25 / $14

pg 6

Tango Buenos Aires: Spirit of Argentina

Fri • SEP 29, 7:30

$25–$40 / $14–$21

pg 7

Juilliard String Quartet

Thu • OCT 5, 7:30

$20–$35 / $11–$19

pg 7

Underwater Bubble Show

Sun • OCT 8, 3:00

$20–$30 / $11–$16

pg 8

All The Way Live!

Sat • OCT 14, 7:00

$20–$25 / $11–$14

pg 8

Dirty Dancing

Fri • OCT 20, 7:30

$40–$55 / $21–$29

pg 9

Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn

Sat • OCT 21, 7:30

$30–$45 / $16–$24

pg 24

Chen Guang, Olga Kern Piano Competition Winner

Sun • OCT 22, 2:00

$30 / $16

pg 23

Susan Werner, singer-songwriter

Sun • OCT 29, 7:30

$30 / $16

pg 10

Garrison Keillor: Just Passing Through

Sun • NOV 5, 7:30

$40–$55 / $21–$29

pg 25

Victor Goines Duo

Mon/ Tue • NOV 6/7, 7:30

$35 / $19

pg 11

KU Wind Ensemble with Jim Walker, flute

Wed • NOV 8, 7:30

$25 / $14

pg 11

ODC Dance with University Dance Company

Fri • NOV 10, 7:30

$20–$30 / $11–$16

pg 12

Cantus: Three Tales of Christmas

Wed • NOV 29, 7:30

$20–$35 / $11–$19

pg 12

A Charlie Brown Christmas Live! On Stage

Sat • DEC 16, 2:00

$25–$40 / $14–$21

pg 13

Andrea Gibson, poet & activist

Fri • JAN 26, 7:30

$25 / $14

pg 13

Moscow Festival Ballet: Cinderella

Sun • JAN 28, 2:00

$25–$40 / $14–$21

pg 14

The Wizard of Oz

Wed • JAN 31, 7:00

$40–$55 / $21–$29

pg 15

BiRDMAN LiVE — Antonio Sanchez • Film + Live Score

Wed • FEB 7, 7:30

$25 / $14

pg 15

Becoming a Man in 127 EASY Steps

Fri • FEB 9, 7:30

$25 / $14

pg 23

Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas

Sun • FEB 11, 7:30

$30 / $16

pg 16

Broadway hit show to be announced July 5

Tue • FEB 13, 7:30

$40–$55 / $21–$29

pg 16

Dublin Irish Dance: Stepping Out

Sun • FEB 18, 2:00

$25–$40 / $14–$21

pg 17

The Sound of Music

Tue • FEB 20, 7:30

$40–$55 / $21–$29

pg 24

Lillian Sengpiehl, soprano

Sun • FEB 25, 2:00

$30 / $16

pg 25

Janis Siegel with piano

Mon/ Tue • FEB 26/27, 7:30

$35 / $19

pg 18

UNVEILED: A One-Woman Play

Thu • MAR 8, 7:30

$25 / $14

pg 24

Anthony Trionfo, flute

Sun • MAR 11, 2:00

$30 / $16

pg 19

The Staatskapelle Weimar Orchestra of Germany

Tue • MAR 13, 7:30

$40–$55 / $21–$29

pg 20

Frank Waln, Sicangu Lakota hip-hop artist

Fri • MAR 30, 7:30

$25 / $14

pg 20

KU Jazz Ensemble I with Anat Cohen, clarinet & saxophones

Thu • APR 5, 7:30

$25 / $14

pg 23

John McCutcheon, folk singer & instrumentalist

Sun • APR 8, 7:30

$30 / $16

pg 21

Van Cliburn Piano Competition Gold Medal Winner

Wed • APR 11, 7:30

$20–$35 / $11–$19

pg 21

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

Tue • APR 17, 7:30

$20–$25 / $11–$14

pg 22

Olate Dogs, winners of America’s Got Talent

Fri • APR 27, 7:00

$20–$30 / $11–$16

Friends exclusive Just Friends Jazz Series events. See page 25 for details. Limited Gold Circle seating available.

All ticket prices include sales tax and a $2 per ticket facility fee, which is not subject to discount. A $5 fee is applied to online, phone and will-call orders.

Total # of Tickets

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Ticket Office hours Weekdays, 11 am–6 pm

Photo credit: Fred Eaton, Jr

Summer hours: June 1–July 31 Weekdays, Noon–5:30 pm

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