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Michael McDonald, Grammy Award-winning singer & songwriter. . . . . . . . pg 3 Sep 14 & 15 Lied Loves Lawrence: Community Arts & Music Festival . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 25 Sep 24 & 25 Tootie Heath Trio, featuring Emmet Cohen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 24 Sep 27 KU Symphony Orchestra with guest Blake Pouliot, violin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 4 Sep 30 Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 5 Oct 4 Joshua Bell, violin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 6 Oct 11 Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, World Premiere: .pg 7 25th Anniversary Commission Honoring 15 KU Basketball Luminaries Oct 17 Loudon Wainwright III, folk singer, humorist & actor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 22 Oct 24 Amirah Sackett, Muslim American hip-hop dancer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 8 Oct 28 Purna Loka Ensemble. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 23 Oct 29 Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 8 Nov 4 Monty Python’s SPAMALOT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 9 Nov 7 ELF The Musical. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 10 Nov 17 Dan Zanes & Claudia Eliaza, inclusive family entertainment. . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 11 Nov 27 Jane Lynch: A Swingin' Little Christmas!. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 12 Dec 3 & 4 Vincent Herring Duo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 24 Dec 9 Canadian Brass Christmas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 13 Jan 27 Russian National Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 14 Jan 31 KU Percussion Group with guest Andy Akiho. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 14 Feb 8 Dumpstaphunk and George Porter, Jr. & His Runnin’ Pardners. . . . . . . . . . pg 15 Feb 10 David Wilcox, singer-songwriter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 22 Feb 19 KODO One Earth Tour 2019: Evolution. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 15 Mar 3 Cirque Éloize: SALOON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 16 Mar 18 & 19 Sara Gazarek Duo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 24 Mar 24 Zlatomir Fung, cello. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 23 Apr 4 KU Jazz Ensemble I with 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May 6 New York Philharmonic String Quartet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 21 Folk Series. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 22 Pavilion Chamber Series. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 23 Just Friends Jazz Series . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 24 Community Events. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 25 Friends of the Lied. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 26 School-Only Performances. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 28 Jayhawk Family. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 30 Ticket Information & Important Dates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 31 Ticket Packages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 32 Ticket Worksheet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 33

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Welcome to your Lied Center’s 25th Anniversary Season! We are so grateful to the entire community and especially our Friends of the Lied for supporting us over the last quarter century. As a thank you, please look out for details regarding our “Lied Loves Lawrence” festival on September 14 & 15, 2018, featuring free performances, treats and interactive workshops. The events on this weekend are in honor of Christina M. Hixson, whose leadership made it possible to build the Lied Center. We are excited to have made significant progress in raising funds for our Hearing Loop Campaign, but we still have some work ahead of us. Please contact me if you are interested in supporting this project, which will greatly improve the performing arts experience for the hearing impaired. Thank you for taking the time to explore your silver anniversary season. Derek S. Kwan, executive director kwan@ku.edu • 785-864-2792

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Michael McDonald Multi-Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter

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AUG 12 7:30 pm Sponsored by

With a career that encompasses five Grammys, numerous chart successes, personal and professional accolades, as well as collaborations with some of the world’s most prominent artists, Michael McDonald remains an enduring force in popular music. Hailing from St. Louis, McDonald arrived in Los Angeles in the early 1970s, honing his talents as a studio musician before becoming an integral part of Steely Dan. In the mid‑‘70s, McDonald was invited to join the Doobie Brothers as the band redefined its sound, with McDonald serving as singer, keyboardist and songwriter on such Top 40 singles as “Takin’ It To The Streets,” “It Keeps You Runnin’,” “Minute By Minute” and “What A Fool Believes.” Throughout the ‘80s and ‘90s, McDonald’s solo career took off with a string of hits, including “I Keep Forgettin’ (Every Time You’re Near),” “Sweet Freedom,” “On My Own” (with Patti LaBelle) and the Grammy-winning James Ingram duet “Yah Mo B There,” plus he co-wrote the Van Halen hit “I’ll Wait.” McDonald has performed with a who’s who of critically acclaimed artists across a number of genres, including Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Elton John, Joni Mitchell, Vince Gill and Grizzly Bear.

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Stay tuned for an exciting event to be announced in May. You won’t want to miss it!

Friends of the Lied Presale: Monday, May 14

Tootie Heath Trio | Mon & Tue SEP 24 & 25 7:30 pm

JUST FRIENDS JAZZ SERIES

Public Ticket Sales: Monday, May 21

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KU Symphony Orchestra with special guest

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Conducted by Carolyn Watson Blake Pouliot, 22-year-old Canadian violinist, is a charismatic and multifaceted performer who has garnered many accolades, such as becoming the 2016 Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal Manulife Competition Grand Prize Winner. Since his solo orchestral debut with the Toronto Trinity Chamber Orchestra at age 11, he has appeared with the Aspen Philharmonic Orchestra, Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra in Bulgaria and the Colburn Orchestra at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, among others. Pouliot has performed with many of the world’s most celebrated conductors, including Sir Neville Marriner, Nicolas McGegan and Tito Muñoz, to name a few. He performs on the 1729 Guarneri del Gesù, on generous loan from the Canada Council for the Arts Musical Instrument Bank as First Laureate of their 2015 Competition. Pouliot will perform the Brahms Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77 with the KU Symphony Orchestra (KUSO). KUSO is the premier orchestral organization at the KU School of Music, and it will be led by Carolyn Watson in her first appearance with the orchestra. It performs standard orchestral repertoire from the Baroque period to 21st-century masterworks, as well as occasional premieres of new works.

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Steve Martin and Martin Short An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life featuring The Steep Canyon Rangers and Jeff Babko

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In this special performance, Steve Martin and Martin Short will present new material in a variety of musical sketches and conversations on their iconic careers, most memorable encounters, and of course, their legendary lives in show-business and stand-up. As an actor, comedian, author, playwright, screenwriter, producer and musician—Steve Martin is one of the most diversified performers and acclaimed artists of his generation. Martin’s work has earned him an Academy Award, five Grammy Awards, an Emmy, the Mark Twain Award, an AFI Lifetime Achievement Award, and he is a recipient of The Kennedy Center Honors. Martin Short, a celebrated comedian and actor, has won fans and accolades in television, film and theater since his breakout season on Saturday Night Live over 30 years ago. His popularity and exposure on SNL led Short to crossover quickly into feature films. Short’s New York Times bestselling memoir, I Must Say: My Life as a Humble Comedy Legend, was published in 2014.

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Joshua Bell

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one of the most celebrated violinists of his era

With a career spanning more than 30 years as a soloist, chamber musician, recording artist and conductor, Joshua Bell is one of the most celebrated violinists of his era. An exclusive Sony Classical artist, Bell has recorded more than 40 CDs garnering Grammy, Mercury, Gramophone and Echo Klassik awards, and he is the recipient of the Avery Fisher Prize. Named the music director of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields in 2011, he is the only person to hold this post since Sir Neville Marriner formed the orchestra in 1958. He will perform with pianist Sam Haywood.

“Joshua Bell is the greatest American violinist active today.” — The Boston Herald

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Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis World Premiere: 25th Anniversary Commission Honoring 15 KU Basketball Luminaries

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In celebration of the Lied Center’s 25th Anniversary, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis (JLCO) will premiere a new work commissioned by the Lied Center. Each of the 15 members of the JLCO will compose one movement to capture the spirit of a beloved KU basketball legend. This project represents the first time the JLCO has been commissioned to create a new work as a collective. The combination of the world’s greatest jazz orchestra with the tradition of basketball that runs so deep at the University of Kansas will result in an unforgettable performance. Through the generosity of private donors, each movement of the 25th Anniversary Commission is sponsored. Net proceeds of this project will help fund the Lied Center’s Performing Arts Access Endowment, which will enable every student in Lawrence Public Schools to attend a world‑class, age-specific performance on an annual basis. The 15 KU basketball legends who will be highlighted are: KU LEGEND

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Phog Allen �������������������John & Rosy Elmore

James Naismith ���������David Booth

Charlie B. Black �����������Cathy L. Daicoff

Paul Pierce �������������������Cathy Reinhardt

Mario Chalmers ���������Miles & Paula Schnaer

Darnell Valentine �����Steve & Chris Edmonds

Wilt Chamberlain �����Beverly Smith Billings

Walt Wesley �����������������Roland & Joanne Hurst

Nick Collison ���������������Catherine Holland Bill Hougland �������������Brad & Linda Sanders Clyde Lovellette ���������Jon & Vicki Jamison Danny Manning ���������Danny & Julie Manning

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Jo Jo White �����������������Scott & Linda Robinson and Chris & Jane Fevurly Andrew Wiggins �������Jeff & Mary Weinberg Lynette Woodard �����In honor of Renate Mai‑Dalton, Venkat & Neeli Bendapudi

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FOLK SERIES

Loudon Wainwright III | Wed OCT 17 7:30 pm

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Amirah Sackett Muslim American hip-hop dancer An internationally recognized hip-hop dancer, choreographer and teacher, Amirah Sackett explores and embodies her Muslim American identity through combining hip-hop movement and Islamic culture. She is widely known for her choreography and performance ensemble creation, “We’re Muslim, Don’t Panic,” which reached viral video fame after being featured on POPSUGAR Celebrity, The Huffington Post, AJ+ and Upworthy. Sackett was honored to be a TEDx speaker, and a guest performer and lecturer at Harvard University. In her performance at the Lied Center, Amirah will share her latest solo work, using the poetry of 13th-century Islamic scholar and poet Rumi.

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OCT 24 7:30 pm

$25 Adult $14 Student/Youth Onstage Seating

Adventure Series

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OCT 29 7:30 pm

$20–$30 Adult $11–$16 Student/Youth Adventure Series

Purna Loka Ensemble | Sun OCT 28 2:00 pm

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Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company performing Horses in the Sky Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company (KCDC), one of the leading dance companies in the world, is widely identified with the work of Artistic Director Rami Be’er, whose unique choreographic character has become the company’s trademark in Israel and abroad. With its technically strong and physically eclectic cast, and its dynamic sensibility, KCDC characterizes Israeli dance at its best and performs regularly in the most respected theaters and festivals worldwide. KCDC will perform Horses in the Sky, about which The New York Times raved, “The committed performance of the cast and the purity of the choreography will win you over.”

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The Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Monty Python’s SPAMALOT, begins its search for the Holy Grail in the Fall of 2018. This outrageous musical comedy is lovingly ripped off from the film classic Monty Python and the Holy Grail, with a book by Eric Idle and music and lyrics by the Grammy Award-winning team of Mr. Idle and John Du Prez. SPAMALOT tells the tale of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they embark on their quest for the Holy Grail. Flying cows, killer rabbits, taunting Frenchmen and show-stopping musical numbers are just a few of the reasons audiences worldwide are eating up SPAMALOT!

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NOV 4 7:30 pm

$40–$55 Adult $21–$29 Student/Youth

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Wednesday

NOV 7 7:00 pm

$45–$55 Adult $24–$29 Student/Youth Broadway Series

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The Broadway Musical

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ELF The Musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern-day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner ELF. Based on the beloved 2003 New Line Cinema hit, ELF features songs by Tony Award nominees Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer), with a book by Tony Award-winners Thomas Meehan (Annie, The Producers, Hairspray) and Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone).

The New York Times says that ELF is “SPLASHY, PEPPY, SUGAR-SPRINKLED HOLIDAY ENTERTAINMENT!” And USA Today calls ELF, “ENDEARINGLY GOOFY!”

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Matt Kopec (Buddy) and the cast of “Elf The Musical.” Photo by Joan Marcus.

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Dan Zanes & Claudia Eliaza inclusive family entertainment

Grammy Award-winner Dan Zanes and his wife, Haitian American jazz vocalist and music therapist Claudia Eliaza, perform children’s music in a highly interactive show. The audience is always invited to sing and dance along in what might be called a casual and educational party atmosphere. The music, based on a variety of folk traditions, is homespun, sophisticated and artful. From thrift-shop basements to Carnegie Hall, from Brooklyn to Bahrain, Zanes has been introducing new songs and reconnecting people to the forgotten music of the past. Referred to as “the family-music genre’s most outspoken and eloquent advocate” by Time Magazine, his critically acclaimed music has been featured on Sesame Street, Playhouse Disney, Nickelodeon, HBO Family and Sprout. Dan and Claudia believe that “sensory friendly” is the future of family entertainment and have committed to presenting all of their various performances in this inclusive manner.

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NOV 17 2:00 pm

$25 Adult $14 Student/Youth

Family Series

A space for dancing will be created directly in front of the stage.

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Tuesday

NOV 27 7:30 pm

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Join Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning actress, singer and comedian, Jane Lynch, as she rings in the holidays with a heartfelt and fun performance of A Swingin’ Little Christmas!—featuring poignant and hilarious takes on classic holiday tunes as well as nostalgia-inspired originals penned by bandleader Tony Guerrero. Jane Lynch, known for her iconic role on Glee and her Broadway debut as Miss Hannigan in Annie, is joined by her comedic sidekick, and actress, Kate Flannery (The Office) as well as Tim Davis, Glee’s vocal arranger. The trio’s delightful threepart harmonies and onstage banter shine even brighter when backed by the incredible jazz band the Tony Guerrero Quintet. A Swingin’ Little Christmas! has the sentimental feeling to put you in the holiday spirit, mixed with the zany fun that is Lynch’s M.O.

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JUST FRIENDS JAZZ SERIES

Vincent Herring Duo | Mon & Tue DEC 3 & 4 7:30 pm

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Christmas The “Kings of Brass” present renditions of holiday favorites

Sunday

DEC 9 7:30 pm

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

Concert Series In its 47th season, the game-changing Canadian Brass has performed in virtually every major concert hall in the world, been seen by hundreds of millions of people on television, sold 2 million of its approximately 130 albums worldwide, and contributed over 600 new works and arrangements to the brass quintet repertoire. Renowned for genre-bending versatility and joyous performances, the award-winning Brass is almost single-handedly responsible for elevating the art of the brass quintet to what it is today. Beyond their unparalleled musicality, each player possesses the creativity, good humor and love of performing that is the ensemble’s hallmark.

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Direct from Moscow

Russian National Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty The Russian National Ballet presents The Sleeping Beauty, a crowning jewel of Marius Petipa’s career, with music by Tchaikovsky. The Sleeping Beauty is a supreme demonstration of the challenge of Petipa’s style—steel pointe work, sharply accented spinning turns, soaring leaps, high extensions and daring lifts, all with lavish stage treatment for this fairy tale. Legendary Bolshoi principal dancer Elena Radchenko is the founder and artistic director of the Russian National Ballet. She has focused the company on upholding the grand national tradition of the major Russian ballet works and developing new talents throughout Russia. With a repertory of virtually all of the great full works, the Russian National Ballet continues to enlighten, inspire and entertain audiences around the world. $25– $40 Adult

$14–$21 Student/Youth

Sunday

JAN 27

2:00 pm

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KU Percussion Group with special guest

Andy Akiho Directed by Michael Compitello Thursday

JAN 31 7:30 pm

$25 Adult $14 Student/Youth

Jayhawk Live

Described as “mold-breaking,” “alert and alive,” “dramatic,” and “vital” by The New York Times, Andy Akiho is an eclectic composer and performer of contemporary classical music. A virtuoso percussionist based in New York City, his primary performance instrument is the steel pan. Notable engagements include commissions by the New York Philharmonic, the National Symphony Orchestra and Carnegie Hall's Ensemble ACJW, and multiple concerts at the Kennedy Center. Akiho will be joined by the KU Percussion Group (KUPG), a nationally renowned chamber percussion ensemble dedicated to performances of new and classic percussion repertoire. Mobilizing percussion's enormous sonic and stylistic breadth, KUPG presents invigorating performances of classic repertoire while collaborating with composers on groundbreaking new works.

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Dumpstaphunk and George Porter, Jr. & His Runnin’ Pardners soldiers of funk and groove Friday

FEB 8

7:30 pm $25 Adult $14 Student/Youth Dumpstaphunk stands out among New Orleans’ best as one of the funkiest bands to ever emerge from the Crescent City. Born on the Jazz & Heritage Festival stage, these soldiers of funk ignite a deep, gritty groove that dares listeners not to move.

Sponsored by

Few bass players in the history of modern New Orleans music are as storied as George Porter, Jr., with a career spanning more than four decades, including his work as a member of The Meters. He is also the bandleader of the Runnin' Pardners, a well-respected quintessential New Orleans band, which continues to receive accolades on the jam band and festival scene. A space for dancing will be created directly in front of the stage.

FOLK SERIES

David Wilcox, singer-songwriter | Sun FEB 10 7:30 pm

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exploring the limitless possibilities of the traditional Japanese drum

One Earth Tour 2019: Evolution The taiko: a traditional Japanese drum with limitless rhythmic possibilities. Kodo’s mission is to explore these possibilities, and in the process, forge new directions for a vibrant living art form. Since the group’s debut in 1981, Kodo has given over 6,000 performances in 50 countries on five continents. This includes 3,900 performances under the “One Earth” banner, a theme that embodies Kodo’s desire to transcend language and cultural boundaries, all while reminding its audiences of the common bonds we share as human beings and with the natural world.

Tuesday

FEB 19 7:30 pm

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$30–$45 Adult $16–$24 Student/Youth

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Cirque Éloize’s SALOON is inspired by the rich legacy of the Wild Wild West. America is expanding. The railroad is stretching westward to lands of untold promise. In the middle of the desert, a town comes to life. The SALOON doors swing open to reveal a motley cast of individuals, each with a tale to tell. In Cirque Éloize’s SALOON, the infectious energy of folk music and strains of fiddle set the tone for an acrobatic comedy that sweeps spectators away in a mad flurry.

Sunday

MAR 3 7:00 pm

JUST FRIENDS JAZZ SERIES CHAMBER SERIES

$25–$40 Adult $14–$21 Student/Youth

Family Series

Sara Gazarek Duo | Mon & Tue MAR 18 & 19 7:30 pm Zlatomir Fung, cello | Sun MAR 24 2:00 pm

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KU Jazz Ensemble I with special guest

Renee Rosnes

, piano

Directed by Dan Gailey

Praised for her “suspenseful compositions and mesmerizing performances” (JazzTimes), Renee Rosnes is one of the premier jazz pianists and composers of her generation. The winner of four Juno Awards (Canadian equivalent to the Grammy Award), Rosnes has composed more than one hundred works, receiving commissions from Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Tisch Center for the Arts and more. She will perform with the KU Jazz Ensemble I led by Dan Gailey, director of Jazz Studies. The ensemble has received numerous DownBeat Student Music Awards, including Best College Jazz Ensemble in 2015 and the Outstanding Performance Award in 2017.

Thursday

APR 4 7:30 pm

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Nataanii Means

Oglala Lakota/Omaha/Navajo hip-hop artist Friday

$25 Adult $14 Student/Youth

7:30 pm

Onstage Seating & Standing Room

APR 5

Adventure Series

Nataanii Means, Oglala Lakota/Omaha/Navajo hip-hop artist and son of prominent American Indian activist Russell Means, first began making music in 2009 and has since been championing indigenous issues with his music. He was raised on the Navajo reservation in Chinle, Arizona, and then studied at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He has been featured on MTV’s Rebel Music: Native America and released his second album, Balance, in 2018.

FOLK SERIES

Lucy Kaplansky | Sun APR 7 7:30 pm

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Kenny Broberg Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Silver Medalist A native of Minneapolis, 23-year-old pianist Kenny Broberg won the silver medal at the Fifteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition for performances that showed “an imaginative shaping of themes, revelation of inner voices, and an unfailing sense of momentum” (Texas Classical Review). The Cliburn advances classical piano music throughout the world. Its international competitions, education programs and concert series embody an enduring commitment to artistic excellence and the discovery of new artists. It is widely recognized as “the most prestigious classical music contest in the world” (Chicago Tribune). Sponsored by

Concert Series

$20–$35 Adult $11–$19 Student/Youth

Wednesday

APR 10 7:30 pm

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Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure is an immersive experience that invites you to jump in and explore unknown ocean depths, where prehistoric marine reptiles lived eons ago—and maybe live still today! Erth shows are at the forefront of family entertainment, using actors, technology, puppets, science and imagination to create an amazing visual experience that connects young audiences to the real science of paleontology.

Friday

APR 12 7:00 pm

$20–$30 Adult $11–$16 Student/Youth Family Series

“Truly unique, humorous, beautiful and utterly mesmerizing.” – Ellas List

CHAMBER SERIES

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WindSync | Sun APR 14 2:00 pm

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W I NN ER ! BR OA DWA Y.C O M ’ S AU DIE N C E C HOIC E AWA R D F OR BE S T MUSIC A L

Directed by visionary Tony-winner Diane Paulus, and based on the critically acclaimed Academy Award-winning film, FINDING NEVERLAND tells the incredible story behind one of the world’s most beloved characters, Peter Pan. Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration until he meets four young brothers and their beautiful, widowed mother. Spellbound by the boys’ enchanting make-believe adventures, he sets out to write a play that will astound London theatergoers. With a little bit of pixie dust and a lot of faith, Barrie takes a monumental leap, leaving his old world behind for Neverland, where nothing is impossible and the wonder of childhood lasts forever. The magic of Barrie’s classic tale springs spectacularly to life in this heartwarming theatrical event. FINDING NEVERLAND is “far and away the best musical of the year!” (NPR). The winner of Broadway.com’s Audience Choice Award for Best Musical, this breathtaking smash “captures the kid-at-heart,” says TIME Magazine. Vogue cheers, “It’s a must-see you’ll remember for years to come!” Join us for this special family event with child-friendly activities before the show, like an Easter egg hunt and more!

Sunday

APR 21 6:00 pm

$45–$55 Adult $24–$29 Student/Youth Sponsored by

Broadway Series

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innovative and uplifting contemporary dance Friday

$20–$35 Adult $11–$19 Student/Youth

APR 26

7:30 pm

Few dance companies can match the sheer joy and exuberance conveyed by this internationally renowned ensemble. Based in New York City, this contemporary dance company embodies the choreographic expression and enormous talent of David Parsons, one of the most successful, enduring and prolific artists working today. Since founding his company nearly three decades ago, Parsons has produced a vast body of work that is quintessentially American. His choreography is extraordinarily engaging and uplifting, and evokes sensuality, athleticism, ingenuity and virtuosity. The New York Post raves, “David Parsons is a whiz at whipping up entertaining dances.” Don’t miss this riveting evening of dance that will leave you on the edge of your seat!

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SOMETHING ROTTEN! is “Broadway’s big, fat hit!” (New York Post). Set in 1595, this hilarious smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers who are desperate to write a hit play. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first MUSICAL! With its heart on its ruffled sleeve and sequins in its soul, SOMETHING ROTTEN! is “The Producers + Spamalot + The Book of Mormon. Squared!” (New York Magazine).

Friday

MAY 3 7:30 pm

$40–$55 Adult $21–$29 Student/Youth

Sponsored by

Broadway Series

New York Philharmonic String Quartet The New York Philharmonic String Quartet comprises four principal musicians from the New York Philharmonic Orchestra: Concertmaster Frank Huang, Principal Associate Concertmaster Sheryl Staples, Principal Viola Cynthia Phelps and Principal Cello Carter Brey. All four members are winners of multiple prizes, have appeared as concerto soloists with the Philharmonic and orchestras around the world, and have appeared frequently in the Philharmonic’s chamber music series at David Geffen Hall and Merkin Concert Hall.

Concert Series

$20–$35 Adult $11–$19 Student/Youth

Monday

MAY 6 7:30 pm

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Folk Series The Pavilion’s intimate setting offers a perfect environment to showcase music known to focus on acoustic instruments and meaningful, thoughtful lyrics.

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

Wed OCT 17 7:30 pm

Sun FEB 10 7:30 pm

Sun APR 7 7:30 pm

Loudon Wainwright III

David Wilcox

Lucy Kaplansky

American songwriter, folk singer, humorist and actor

brilliant guitar and stirring vocals by a master songwriter

unique singer-songwriter

Grammy Award-winning Loudon Wainwright III’s long and illustrious career is highlighted by more than two dozen album releases, as well as several movie and TV credits. Wainwright’s songs have been recorded by Bonnie Raitt, Johnny Cash and Earl Scruggs, among others. He is perhaps best known for the novelty song “Dead Skunk (in the Middle of the Road)” and playing Captain Calvin Spalding, the “singing surgeon” on M*A*S*H.

Cleveland-born David Wilcox is a father, a husband, a citizen and a songwriter. First inspired to play guitar after hearing a fellow college student playing in a stairwell, Wilcox is now 18 records into a career marked by personal revelation and wildly loyal fans. His lyrical insight is matched by a smooth baritone voice, virtuosic guitar chops and creative open tunings, giving him a range and tenderness rare in folk music. Considered a “songwriter‘s songwriter,” his songs have been covered by artists such as k.d. lang and many others. In addition to his writing prowess, his skills as a performer and storyteller are unmatched. He holds audiences rapt with nothing more than a single guitar, thoroughly written songs and a fearless ability to mine the depths of human emotions of joy, sorrow and everything in between, all tempered by a quick and wry wit.

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Lucy Kaplansky is a rare vocal talent, “a truly gifted performer...full of enchanting songs” (New York Times). Blending country, folk and pop styles, she has the unique ability to make every song sound fresh, whether singing her own sweet originals, covering country classics by June Carter Cash and Gram Parsons, or singing pop favorites by Lennon/McCartney and Nick Lowe.


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

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

Sun OCT 28 2:00 pm

Sun MAR 24 2:00 pm

Sun APR 14 2:00 pm

Purna Loka Ensemble

Zlatomir Fung

WindSync

new world music from a geometric perspective Indian classical violinist and mathematician Purnaprajna Bangere and David Balakrishnan, of the multiGrammy Award-winning Turtle Island Quartet, have created a new musical syntax based on a geometric framework that integrates Indian classical music and Western music, encompassing elements from classical, blues and jazz. The result opens new frontiers with exciting new sounds and structures that transcend known genres of music. Joining Purna and David to complete the ensemble are bass virtuoso Jeff Harshbarger from Kansas City and the talented Amit Kavthekar from Boston on Tabla.

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prize-winning wind quintet

As a First Prize Winner of the 2017 Young Concert Artists (YCA) International Auditions, cellist Zlatomir Fung makes his debuts in the YCA Series at Merkin Concert Hall in New York and in Washington, D.C., at the Kennedy Center during the 2018–19 season. He also won numerous special prizes at the YCA Auditions: the Rhoda Walker Teagle Concert Prize, which will sponsor his New York debut; the Alexander Kasza-Kasser Concert Prize, which sponsors his Kennedy Center debut; the Buffalo Chamber Music Society Prize; the Embassy Series Prize in Washington, D.C.; the Friends of Music Concerts Prize in Sleepy Hollow, NY; the Paramount Theatre Prize in Vermont; the Lied Center of Kansas Prize; the Sunday Musicale Prize in New Jersey; and the Slomovic Prize for sponsorship of an Orchestra Partnership Project concerto engagement.

In its ninth season, this prize-winning, Houston-based wind quintet builds highly thematic programs that feature landmark quintets, new works by American composers and premiere arrangements of standard repertoire with the goal of increasing accessibility and cultural significance of wind chamber music. WindSync is recognized for dramatic, fully memorized concert presentations that often feature collaborators from the worlds of music, dance and multimedia. We are excited to announce WindSync as the 2018–19 Lied Across Kansas artist! In addition to the performance at the Lied Center, the ensemble will travel to schools in the Sabetha, Russell, Hays and Salina areas to share performing arts experiences with students.

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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 24 & 25 7:30 pm

Monday & Tuesday DEC 3 & 4 7:30 pm

Monday & Tuesday MAR 18 &19 7:30 pm

Tootie Heath Trio

Vincent Herring Duo

Sara Gazarek Duo

Albert “Tootie” Heath (drummer) has long been a powerful force in the creation of American music. He shared the bandstand with Thelonious Monk and Lester Young and made his recording debut with John Coltrane. Now in his mid-eighties, he has chosen to unite with young titans Emmet Cohen (piano) and Russell Hall (bass). This unique collaboration is a rare moment in contemporary jazz—a “passing of the torch,” that helps render this music forever modern.

Saxophonist Vincent Herring’s intense, soulful, multi-noted style and ebullient swing have excited audiences worldwide. Herring has earned his spot in the jazz pantheon playing alongside legends such as Dizzy Gillespie, Art Blakey and Freddie Hubbard. Pianist Dave Kikoski, an affecting modernist, distills the best in jazz and popular music and infuses every song with attentiongetting brilliance. Innovation and individualism set Kikoski apart from the scores of pianists who currently make their home within the mainstream tradition.

Sara Gazarek has emerged as a strikingly original artist with limitless potential. Blessed with a gorgeous, translucent voice, excellent pitch and supple sense of time, Gazarek is steeped in the jazz tradition, but is not afraid to embrace the music that moves her generation. With three highly acclaimed CDs under her belt at the young age of 30, she has been hailed by the LA Times as “the next important jazz singer.”

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YOUR Lied Center of Kansas Free Community Events Throughout the season, we are occasionally able to offer free performances and events. Be on the lookout for news and announcements, but here’s one event that we just can’t wait to share with you!

Lied Loves Lawrence: Community Arts & Music Festival

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We can’t think of a better way to kick off the Lied Center’s 25th Anniversary season than with a celebration of performing arts in appreciation of our community that has supported us for the last quarter century. You’re invited to an extravaganza of spectacular performances, live music, kid-friendly activities, behind-the-scenes workshops and more. The festival is in honor of Christina M. Hixson, the sole trustee of the Lied Foundation Trust. More details to come in Summer 2018.

Friday & Saturday

SEP 14 & 15

Free and open to the public

Sponsored by

Host Your Event at the Lied! The Lied Center of Kansas hosts around 150 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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Fu n w i t h t h e 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 can also enjoy a memorable season celebrating the Lied Center’s 25th Anniversary packed with celebrations and appreciation! We’re so excited to share a few highlights below. Celebrate the 2018–19, 25th Anniversary Season with us and enjoy these additional perks 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. You won’t want to miss out on any of this special season!

Hearing Loop Campaign. Our mission is to provide an equitable, inclusive and enjoyable environment for everyone. In honor of our 25th anniversary, we are raising funds to install a hearing loop in the main auditorium. The hearing loop will help us make performances more accessible and gratifying for our patrons with T-coil enabled hearing aids. Your donation to the Friends of the Lied will help us accomplish this goal.

25th Anniversary Season Announcement Party. Friends of the Lied who

25 years | 600 world-class, headline artists | Free performing arts access for 125,000 public school students | 2,000,000 patrons engaged

attend this spring celebration get the first peek at the upcoming milestone season.

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

Fall Dinner. Contributor-level and above Friends join us for dinner to kick off the season.

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Hearing Loop C A M P A I G N

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And, we have a special surprise in store for this year’s dinner!

Just Friends Jazz Series. This is one of our most exclusive series, presented in a jazz club-like atmosphere in the Pavilion. Complimentary wine, beer and beverages are available to all attendees. See page 24 for more info.

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

Commemorative 25th Anniversary Lied Center Book. This year, to show our gratitude for the generous support of our Friends, they will receive a commemorative 25th Anniversary Lied Center book, highlighting our history in a visually striking piece.

Expanding Performing Arts Access–Lawrence Schools Foundation Dinner. The Lied Center and the Lawrence Schools Foundation will host a fundraising

Just Friends Jazz Series: Janis Siegel

dinner to help support performing arts experiences for middle and high school students. Look for more details in the fall of 2018.

IMPACT Awards. Our current and former Friends of the Lied 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 2018–19 IMPACT Award winners will be announced at the Fall Dinner in September. Black Violin and Deborah Woodall Routledge were recipients of the 2017–2018 IMPACT Awards.

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elcome to your Lied Center of Kansas! I am honored to serve as President of the Friends of the Lied Board for the upcoming season.

This year, we celebrate our 25th anniversary. When Ernst F. Lied passed away in 1980, his long-time assistant, Christina Hixson, was appointed the sole trustee of the Lied Foundation Trust. An extraordinary woman, she established the Lied Performance Fund to make the arts more accessible to the people of Kansas. In 1988, the Lied Trust gave a gift of $10 million to build the Lied Center of Kansas, which opened in 1993, and has since been recognized as one of the ten most influential university presenters in the country and one of the top attractions in the state of Kansas. In addition to its public performances, the Lied Center has engaged with more than 160,000 public school students through performances and special programs. Each year, over 10,000 preschool through 12th graders attend free, school-only performances and arts activities, with additional programs for students in Lawrence and across Kansas. There are currently about 1,000 donors to the Friends of the Lied. Your gifts help provide world-class performing arts to the community and reduce ticket prices for these programs. By becoming a Friend, you will receive special benefits, such as discounted ticket prices, advance ticket purchase opportunities and more. Please consider becoming a Friend to help the Lied Center continue to offer excellent arts programs for all.

Stephen Edmonds

Thanks to this season’s VIP Sponsors

Carey & Martha Jo

BERGER

Steve & Chris

EDMONDS

Dave & Gunda

HIEBERT

2018–19 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. Now is the perfect time, as the 25th Anniversary Season is going to be unlike any other! 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.

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School-Only Performing Arts Experiences Every year, the Lied Center provides school-only performances for more than 10,000 students in USD 497 for free.

OCT 10

Third through fifth grades

Kindergarten through second grade

MAR 6 & 7

APR 25 & 26

MAY 2 & 3

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra w/Wynton Marsalis

They Called Her Vivaldi

Parsons Dance

Passing It Forward

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis (JLCO) will present “Jazz for Young People” to our middle school audiences. This special, youth-focused concert is hosted by JLCO Music Director Wynton Marsalis, who will introduce key musical concepts and other jazz fundamentals. The JLCO, comprising 15 of the finest jazz soloists and ensemble players today, will also perform a new work commissioned by the Lied Center honoring 15 KU basketball legends in a public concert on October 11, 2018. More information on page 7.

Cecilia Maria is a sensitive musical prodigy, making a quiet name for herself in a harsh world, until one night when her magical, musical hat “Capello” goes missing. They Called Her Vivaldi takes us on a mysterious and comical adventure as Cecilia Maria journeys over cobblestones and canals looking for her musical hat, meeting many interesting characters along the way. This production, full of beautiful music, lyrical prose and hilarious characters, celebrates the power within us all to follow our dreams and trust ourselves.

Few dance companies can match the sheer joy and exuberance conveyed by this internationally renowned ensemble. The company will create an interactive, vibrant performance introducing our youngest audience members to one of America's first art forms. Since founding this contemporary dance company nearly three decades ago, David Parsons has produced a vast body of work that is quintessentially American and extraordinarily engaging and uplifting. The company will also have a public performance at the Lied Center on April 26, 2018. More information on page 20.

Tapestry Dance Company takes a diverse and dynamic look at “The American Dream” through its new work, Passing It Forward. How does one navigate through the complexities of race, culture, gender identity and equal rights? This work poses these questions through a tapestry of unique, individual voices and stories. Through historical traditions and new works of tap dance set to a diverse musical score of spoken-word poetry, hip-hop, jazz and American classics, Passing It Forward sets a rhythm of communication, hope and healing. The school performances will feature local students from the two high schools in Lawrence.

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Reaching Beyond the Stage The Lied Center is known for featuring world-class performances and engaging the community with educational opportunities and performing arts experiences for everyone, from toddlers to seniors. Check out our Beyond the Stage video series on YouTube, Facebook or Twitter to watch these valuable and sometimes life-changing arts experiences for students.

Performing Arts Experiences for Students • Performing Arts 3to5: Preschoolers sit on the Lied Center stage and experience an enjoyable program created just for them. • School-only performances: More than 10,000 kindergarteners through high schoolers enjoy the power of the performing arts for free.

Becoming a Man in 127 EASY Steps

• 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. • Lied Across Kansas: World-class artists produce performing arts experiences for students in the Sabetha, Russell, Hays and Salina areas. More information on page 23. • Ovation!: Each year, the Lied Center partners with the Lawrence Schools Foundation to produce the Ovation! USD 497 Talent Show, celebrating the amazing talents of middle and high school students in a community event benefiting the foundation.

Black Violin

Community Engagement • Members of the community are invited to a variety of workshops, performances and community events that are free and open to the public, like the Lied Loves Lawrence event in September 2018 (see page 25). • University students learn from, and perform with, renowned professional artists at the Lied Center, gaining invaluable experiences beyond the classroom.

Ovation!

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• The Lied Center helps facilitate performances from visiting artists at local assisted-living communities for residents to enjoy.

Engagement/Education VIP Sponsors Sandra GAUTT Jack & Jan

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Jayhawk Family 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. • Providing master class opportunities with visiting artists, benefiting students in many different disciplines. KU Symphony Orchestra with guest Simone Porter, violin, and Jung Ho-Pak, conductor

• Partnering with Student Union Activities to produce relevant performances, lectures and events for students. • Collaborating with the First Nations Student Association to produce the KU Powwow and Indigenous Culture Festival. • Employing approximately 100 students annually in paid positions and internships with the support of KU Student Senate.

Discounts Jayhawks are offered the following ticket discounts and benefits: • KU students, 50% off of tickets. KU Powwow. Photo credit: Luke Chang

• KU faculty, staff and KU Alumni Association members, 10% off of tickets. • KU Student Lied Center Performing Arts Pass, only $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 a 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). Free Tickets for Not-for-Profit Groups Free outreach tickets are available to not-forprofit 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 Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend University of Kansas sponsored events. If you require a reasonable accommodation in order to attend an event, please contact the Lied Center Ticket Office at 785-864-2787 or send an email to lied@ku.edu. Please note:

Important Dates Monday

April 30, 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 18, 6 pm Advance purchase deadline for Friends of the Lied, KU students and performance package renewals Monday

May 21, 11 am Ticket packages on sale to the public Monday

June 4, 8 am Single tickets on sale to the public and available online

• 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. And, coming soon, we will install a potential hearing loop upgrade (dependent on funds raised), so sound can be delivered directly into individuals’ T-coil enabled hearing aids, without an ALD. • Sign language interpretation services are available with two weeks’ notice prior to the performance. • Large-print and Braille programs and audiodescription 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.

Single Ticket Kickoff Party Monday • June 4, 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

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Ticket packages Members of the military Youth and seniors Groups of 10 or more

Save Money! Buy the Package. FULL 2018–19 Season

$936–$1,192 Adult $518–$655 Student/Youth

• All performances, except the SUA event on September 22, 2018, and Friends-only Just Friends Jazz Series. • Does not include Gold Circle seating.

Broadway Series

$164–$212 Adult $90–$116 Student/Youth

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Family Series

$68–$92 Adult $39–$51 Student/Youth

• Dan Zanes & Claudia Eliaza, inclusive family entertainment • Cirque Éloize: SALOON • Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure

Concert Series

$132–$207 Adult $73–$115 Student/Youth

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Adventure Series

$68–$77 Adult $39–$44 Student/Youth

• Amirah Sackett, Muslim American hip-hop dancer • Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company • Nataanii Means, Oglala Lakota/Omaha/Navajo hip-hop artist

Jayhawk Live

$72 Adult $42 Student/Youth

• KU Symphony Orchestra with Blake Pouliot, violin • KU Percussion Group with Andy Akiho • KU Jazz Ensemble I with Renee Rosnes, piano

Folk Series

$90 Adult $48 Student/Youth

• Loudon Wainwright III, folk singer, humorist and actor • David Wilcox, guitar • Lucy Kaplansky, singer-songwriter

Pavilion Chamber Series

$90 Adult $48 Student/Youth

• Purna Loka Ensemble • Zlatomir Fung, cello • WindSync, prize-winning wind quintet

Choose Your Own Series Just Friends Jazz Series

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Monty Python’s SPAMALOT ELF The Musical FINDING NEVERLAND SOMETHING ROTTEN!

Joshua Bell, violin Canadian Brass Christmas KODO One Earth Tour 2019: Evolution Kenny Broberg, Van Cliburn Piano Competition Silver Medalist New York Philharmonic String Quartet

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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• Tootie Heath Trio ft. Emmet Cohen • Vincent Herring Duo • Sara Gazarek Duo

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


2018–19 SEASON

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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

Michael McDonald, singer & songwriter

Sun • AUG 12, 7:30

$75 / $40–$55 / $21–$29

pg 24

Tootie Heath Trio, featuring Emmet Cohen

Mon/Tue • SEP 24/25, 7:30

$35 / $19

pg 4

KU Symphony Orchestra with Blake Pouliot, violin

Thu • SEP 27, 7:30

$25 / $14

pg 5

Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life

Sun • SEP 30, 7:30

$150 / $75–$100 / $39–$51

pg 6

Joshua Bell, violin

Thu • OCT 4, 7:30

$35–$55 / $19–$29

pg 7

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis World Premiere: 25th Anniversary Commission Honoring 15 KU Basketball Luminaries

Thu • OCT 11, 7:30

$40–$60 / $21–$31

pg 22

Loudon Wainwright III

Wed • OCT 17, 7:30

$30 / $16

pg 8

Amirah Sackett, Muslim American hip-hop dancer

Wed • OCT 24, 7:30

$25 / $14

pg 23

Purna Loka Ensemble

Sun • OCT 28, 2:00

$30 / $16

pg 8

Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company

Mon • OCT 29, 7:30

$20–$30 / $11–$16

pg 9

Monty Python’s SPAMALOT

Sun • NOV 4, 7:30

$40–$55 / $21–$29

pg 10

ELF The Musical

Wed • NOV 7, 7:00

$45–$55 / $24–$29

pg 11

Dan Zanes & Claudia Eliaza, family entertainment

Sat • NOV 17, 2:00

$25 / $14

pg 12

Jane Lynch: A Swingin’ Little Christmas!

Tue • NOV 27, 7:30

$35–$50 / $19–$26

pg 24

Vincent Herring Duo

Mon/Tue • DEC 3/4, 7:30

$35 / $19

pg 13

Canadian Brass Christmas

Sun • DEC 9, 7:30

$30–$45 / $16–$24

pg 14

Russian National Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty

Sun • JAN 27, 2:00

$25–$40 / $14–$21

pg 14

KU Percussion Group with Andy Akiho

Thu • JAN 31, 7:30

$25 / $14

pg 15

Dumpstaphunk and George Porter, Jr. & His Runnin’ Pardners

Fri • FEB 8, 7:30

$25 / $14

pg 22

David Wilcox, singer-songwriter

Sun • FEB 10, 7:30

$30 / $16

pg 15

KODO One Earth Tour 2019: Evolution

Tue • FEB 19, 7:30

$30–$45 / $16–$24

pg 16

Cirque Éloize: SALOON

Sun • MAR 3, 7:00

$25–$40 / $14–$21

pg 24

Sara Gazarek Duo

Mon/Tue • MAR 18/19, 7:30

$35 / $19

pg 23

Zlatomir Fung, cello

Sun • MAR 24, 2:00

$30 / $16

pg 16

KU Jazz Ensemble I with Renee Rosnes, piano

Thu • APR 4, 7:30

$25 / $14

pg 17

Nataanii Means, Oglala Lakota/Omaha/Navajo hip-hop artist

Fri • APR 5, 7:30

$25 / $14

pg 22

Lucy Kaplansky, singer-songwriter

Sun • APR 7, 7:30

$30 / $16

pg 17

Kenny Broberg, Van Cliburn Piano Competition Silver Medalist

Wed • APR 10, 7:30

$20–$35 / $11–$19

pg 18

Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure

Fri • APR 12, 7:00

$20–$30 / $11–$16

pg 23

WindSync, prize-winning wind quintet

Sun • APR 14, 2:00

$30 / $16

pg 19

FINDING NEVERLAND

Sun • APR 21, 6:00

$45–$55 / $24–$29

pg 20

Parsons Dance

Fri • APR 26, 7:30

$20–$35 / $11–$19

pg 21

SOMETHING ROTTEN!

Fri • MAY 3, 7:30

$40–$55 / $21–$29

pg 21

New York Philharmonic String Quartet

Mon • MAY 6, 7:30

$20–$35 / $11–$19

Friends-exclusive Just Friends Jazz Series events. See page 24 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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