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LIED CENTER

Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers Rock, jazz, bluegrass and more

GOLD CIRCLE

Boz Scaggs: Out of the Blues Tour 2019 Grammy Award-winning music legend

Buddy Guy A true titan of the blues and guitar icon

Gerald Clayton

FALL 2019 TUE | 7:30

SUN | 2:00

TUE | 7:30

TUE | 7:30

AUG 13

with Juan-Miguel Hernandez, viola

RENT 20th Anniversary Tour Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical

Kit Yan

SAT | 7:30

NOV 2

The story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

MON & TUE | 7:30

SUN | 7:30

Melissa Etheridge– The Medicine Show

SUN | 2:00

The Munin Trio

SEP 17

THU | 7:30

SEP 26

SUN | 7:30

OCT 6

WED | 7:30

OCT 9

SAT | 7:30

NOV 3

NOV 10 Pavilion

WED | 7:30

NOV 20

Onstage Seating

FRI | 6:00

NOV 22

SAT | 7:30

OCT 19

NOV 23

Richard Shindell

SUN | 7:30

MON & TUE | 7:30

Pavilion

Pavilion

David Sedaris Best-selling author and humorist

GOLD CIRCLE

The King’s Singers

TUE | 7:30

Classical violin meets hip-hop, funk, R&B, pop and rock

Folk singer-songwriter

Brentano String Quartet with Dawn Upshaw, soprano

OCT 29

Slam poet Onstage Seating

Black Violin

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SEP 23 & 24 Piano Pavilion

KU Symphony Orchestra

OCT 27

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OCT 20

THU | 7:30

OCT 24

DEC 2 & 3

WED | 7:00

DEC 11

JERSEY BOYS

GOLD CIRCLE

Piano, cello and violin

SHE, a Choreoplay

Excerpts from the choreoplay (dance + theatre) and conversation

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show Featuring Brown Bear, Brown Bear

Hiplet Ballerinas A trailblazing fusion of hip-hop and ballet

Romero Lubambo Guitar

RUDOLPH THE REDNOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL

Gold Circle patrons enjoy exclusive seating near the stage.


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SPRING 2020 The Color Purple Tony Award-winning revival with a Grammy-winning score

Martha Redbone– Bone Hill: The Concert

THU | 7:30

JAN 23

MON & TUE | 7:30

The story of a family from the hills of Appalachia told through music

JAN 26

THU | 7:30

KU Percussion Group with Eriko Daimo, marimba

THU | 7:30

FRI | 7:30

WED | 7:30

SUN | 2:00

Keeping Faith: FEB 12 Sisters of Story Onstage Seating

Russian National Ballet: Don Quixote

The Peking Acrobats

Chris Thile

SUN | 2:00

FEB 16

TUE | 7:00

FEB 18

Mandolin virtuoso, member of Punch Brothers and Nickel Creek, and host of Live From Here

WED | 7:30

Kathy Mattea

SUN 2:00 & 7:30

Award-winning Americana artist

Siberian State Symphony Orchestra with Vladimir Lande, Music Director and Chief Conductor

KU Wind Ensemble with Joseph Alessi, trombone

FEB 19

FEB 23 Pavilion

TUE | 7:30

MAR 3

WED | 7:30

MAR 18

CENTER

Houston Person

MAR 23 & 24 & Emmet Cohen Pavilion

SUN | 7:30

FEB 6

LIED

APR 2

APR 3

APR 5 Pavilion

FRI | 7:30

APR 10

Onstage Seating

KU Jazz Ensemble I with Camila Meza, vocals/guitar

Samuel Ramey: An Intimate Evening of Music & Storytelling ZOFO One piano, four hands

Ryan McMahon Anishinaabe comedian

FRI | 7:00

Candid Camera’s LOL Tour with Peter Funt

SUN | 7:30

Peter Mulvey

APR 17

APR 19 Pavilion

WED | 7:30

APR 22

SUN | 2:00

APR 26 Pavilion

THU | 7:30

MAY 14

Eclectic singer-songwriter

Broadway show to be announced July 1, 2019 See website for updates

Sybarite5 Innovative string quintet

Beatrice Rana Piano

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2019–20 SEASON Aug 13 Sep 10 Sep 17 Sep 23 & 24 Sep 26 Oct 6 Oct 9 Oct 19 Oct 20 Oct 24 Oct 27 Oct 29 Nov 2 Nov 3 Nov 10 Nov 20 Nov 22 Nov 23 Dec 2 & 3 Dec 11 Jan 23 Jan 26 Feb 6 Feb 12 Feb 16 Feb 18 Feb 19 Feb 23 Mar 3 Mar 18 Mar 23 & 24 Apr 2 Apr 3 Apr 5 Apr 10 Apr 17 Apr 19 Apr 22 Apr 26 May 14

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Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 3 Boz Scaggs: Out of the Blues Tour 2019. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 4 Buddy Guy, blues titan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 5 Gerald Clayton, piano . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 24 KU Symphony Orchestra with guest Juan-Miguel Hernandez, viola. . . . . . . pg 6 RENT 20th Anniversary Tour. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 6 Kit Yan, slam poet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 7 Black Violin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 7 Richard Shindell, folk singer-songwriter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 22 David Sedaris, best-selling author and humorist. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 8 Brentano String Quartet with guest Dawn Upshaw, soprano. . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 9 The King’s Singers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 9 JERSEY BOYS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 10 Melissa Etheridge–The Medicine Show. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 11 The Munin Trio–piano, cello and violin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 23 SHE, a Choreoplay (excerpts and conversation). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 12 The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 12 Hiplet Ballerinas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 13 Romero Lubambo, guitar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 24 RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 13 The Color Purple . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 14 Martha Redbone–Bone Hill: The Concert. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 15 KU Percussion Group with guest Eriko Daimo, marimba. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 15 Keeping Faith: Sisters of Story . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 16 Russian National Ballet: Don Quixote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 16 The Peking Acrobats. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 17 Chris Thile, mandolin virtuoso and vocalist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 17 Kathy Mattea, award-winning Americana artist. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 22 Siberian State Symphony Orchestra. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 18 KU Wind Ensemble with guest Joseph Alessi, trombone. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 18 Houston Person & Emmet Cohen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 24 KU Jazz Ensemble I with guest Camila Meza, vocals/guitar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 19 Samuel Ramey: An Intimate Evening of Music & Storytelling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 19 ZOFO–one piano, four hands. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 23 Ryan McMahon, Anishinaabe comedian. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 20 Candid Camera’s LOL Tour with Peter Funt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 20 Peter Mulvey, eclectic singer-songwriter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 22 Broadway show to be announced July 1, 2019 (see website for updates). . . . . . . . . . pg 21 Sybarite5, innovative string quintet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 23 Beatrice Rana, piano. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 21 Folk Series . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 22 Pavilion Chamber Series. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 23 Just Friends Jazz Series. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 24 Lied Center & Lawrence Public Schools: 25 Years in Harmony . . . . . . . . . . . . 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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LIED CENTER

Welcome to your Lied Center’s 2019–20 season! This year, we are ecstatic to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Lied Center’s partnership with Lawrence Public Schools through a participatory art installation that will invigorate our lobby. Learn more about this exciting initiative on page 25. This season promises to be diverse and entertaining—from a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer to a New York Times bestselling author and MacArthur Fellows to Tony Awardwinning Broadway productions, we truly have something for everyone. Many, many thanks for your continued support, and don’t forget to contact me with suggestions of who you’d like to see perform at your Lied Center of Kansas. Derek S. Kwan, executive director kwan@ku.edu • 785-864-2792

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Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers

Playing a diverse range of rock, jazz, bluegrass and more

Tuesday

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AUG 13 7:30 pm

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

Bruce Hornsby, the creatively insatiable pianist, composer, singer-songwriter and dulcimerist, has built one of the most diverse and adventurous careers in contemporary music. As bandleader with Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers, he freely moves between bluegrass, jazz, rock, pop and more, drawing from a vast wellspring of American musical traditions. The three-time Grammy winner’s musical diversity and artistic virtuosity is evident in his long list of collaborations with musicians such as the Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt, Willie Nelson, Chaka Khan, Brandon Flowers (of the Killers), Eric Clapton, Sting, Elton John and Branford Marsalis, among many others. His restless musical spirit always leads him to exciting new projects, like writing and performing music for the recent Oscar-winning film BlacKkKlansman.

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Grammy Award-winning music legend with hits like “Lido Shuffle” and “Lowdown”

Tuesday

SEP 10

It’s appropriate that Boz Scaggs’ recent album is called Out of the Blues, since the blues is what first sparked his five-decade musical career. Throughout the years, Scaggs has continued to mine a personalized mix of rock, blues and R&B influences, along with a signature style of ballads on such influential ‘70s albums as Moments, Boz Scaggs & Band, My Time, Slow Dancer and 1976’s Silk Degrees. The latter release spawned three top-40 hit singles: “It's Over,” “Lido Shuffle” and the Grammy-winning “Lowdown.” Silk Degrees was followed by the albums Down Two Then Left and Middle Man, and such hit singles as “Breakdown Dead Ahead,” “Jo Jo” and “Look What You've Done to Me.”

7:30 pm

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Buddy Guy A true titan of the blues and guitar icon

Tuesday

SEP 17

7:30 pm

Buddy Guy has the blues running through his veins. He is renowned for his raw, blistering vocals and electrifying guitar playing. He has been cited as an influence on other guitar giants, such as Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Guy’s legendary career spans over 50 years and is decorated with a plethora of awards and accolades, including eight Grammy Awards and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. He remains a vital and current musician progressing the blues forward without losing sight of its roots, and the title of his latest album says it all: The Blues Is Alive and Well. Guy regards himself as a caretaker of the blues. Having learned from the likes of Muddy Waters, Otis Rush, Guitar Slim and Magic Sam, he explains, “I just take what they taught me and keep adding to it.” There’s no question why Eric Clapton has proclaimed Guy “the best guitar player alive.”

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JUST FRIENDS JAZZ SERIES

Gerald Clayton, piano

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KU Symphony Orchestra with special guest

Juan-Miguel Hernandez, viola Conducted by Carolyn Watson

Thursday

Juan-Miguel Hernandez is widely regarded as one of the finest young viola talents of his generation. He has performed as soloist and chamber musician in some of the world’s leading halls, including Carnegie Hall and the King’s Place (London), among many others. Hernandez won the first prize at the International Johannes Brahms Competition (Austria) and the ninth National Sphinx Competition, and in 2016, Hernandez was appointed as a professor at the Royal Academy of Music (London). Beyond his extensive classical repertoire, he has regularly performed with jazz legends Gary Burton, Stanley Clarke, Paquito D’Rivera and Chick Corea.

SEP 26

7:30 pm

$25 Adult $14 Student/Youth Jayhawk Live

(L to R) Deri’Andra Tucker, Logan Farine. RENT 20th Anniversary Tour. Photo credit Carol Rosegg, 2018.

Hernandez will perform the Martinu Rhapsody-Concerto, H337 with the KU Symphony Orchestra, which is the premier orchestral organization at the KU School of Music led by Carolyn Watson.

Sunday

OCT 6 7:30 pm

In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway…and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. More than two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. And now, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th-anniversary touring production. A reimagining of Puccini’s La Bohème, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters—love.

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Kit Yan, slam poet Wednesday

OCT 9 7:30 pm

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

Kit Yan’s poetry explores their identity as transgender, queer and an Asian American from Hawaii. Yan’s award-winning solo slam-poetry show, Queer Heartache, is a testament to the resilience of queer love, in all its forms, in the face of heartbreaking barriers everywhere—from the dating pool to the medical establishment. Wrap yourself in a rainbow and enjoy the ride. Yan is a 2018–19 Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellow, 2019 Lincoln Center writer-in-residence, 2019–20 Musical Theater Factory Makers Fellow and a 2019 MacDowell Fellow. Their work has been produced by the American Repertory Theater, the Smithsonian and the Musical Theater Factory, among others.

Classical violin meets hip-hop, funk, R&B, pop and rock Saturday

OCT 19 7:30 pm

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Black Violin upends cultural and musical stereotypes...an unexpected blend of classically trained musicianship and hip-hop beats and inventiveness. —The Miami Herald

FOLK SERIES

To most people, classical, hip-hop, funk and R&B are musical genres. But to revolutionary music group Black Violin, they’re ingredients for a sound like no other. Comprising classically trained violist and violinist Wil B. and Kev Marcus, Black Violin combines their classical training and hip-hop influences to create a distinctive multi-genre sound that is often described as “classical boom.” The group has shared stages with top artists, including Kanye West, Aerosmith and Tom Petty, and they have creatively collaborated with the likes of Wu-Tang Clan, Wyclef Jean and Alicia Keys. With their high-energy performances and inspiring dedication to educational outreach, the Lied Center is thrilled to bring back this crowd favorite and IMPACT Award recipient.

Richard Shindell, singer-songwriter

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David Sedaris Best-selling author and humorist

David Sedaris, beloved satirist, will read new and unpublished material on the Lied Center stage as well answer questions and sign books at the event. With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, Sedaris has become one of America’s preeminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today. Calypso, his latest collection of essays, is a New York Times bestseller and a Washington Post Best Book of the Year. Best known for his personal essays and short stories, Sedaris is also the author of Barrel Fever, Holidays on Ice, Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls and Theft By Finding: Diaries (1977–2002). He is the author of Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary, a collection of fables with illustrations by Ian Falconer. Each of these books was an immediate bestseller. He was also the editor of Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules: An Anthology of Outstanding Stories. His pieces regularly appear in The New Yorker and have twice been included in The Best American Essays. There are over ten million copies of his books in print, and they have been translated into 25 languages. In 2018, he was awarded the Terry Southern Prize for Humor as well as the Medal for Spoken Language from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Thursday

OCT 24

$35–$50 Adult $19–$26 Student/Youth

7:30 pm

Sedaris’s droll assessment of the mundane and the eccentrics who inhabit the world’s crevices make him one of the greatest humorists writing today. — Chicago Tribune

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Brentano String Quartet with special guest Dawn Upshaw, soprano Sunday

OCT 27

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$25–$40 Adult Concert $14–$21 Student/Youth Series

2:00 pm

Since its inception in 1992, the Brentano String Quartet has appeared throughout the world to popular and critical acclaim. “Passionate, uninhibited and spellbinding,” raves the London Independent; The New York Times extols its “luxuriously warm sound [and] yearning lyricism.” The Quartet has performed in the world’s most prestigious venues, including Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall in New York, the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and the Sydney Opera House, among others. The Quartet is named for Antonie Brentano, whom many scholars consider to be Beethoven’s “immortal beloved”—the intended recipient of his famous love confession. The Quartet will be joined by special guest Dawn Upshaw, soprano and five-time Grammy Awardwinner. Joining a rare natural warmth with a fierce commitment to the transforming communicative power of music, Upshaw has achieved worldwide-celebrity status as a singer of opera and concert repertoire ranging from the sacred works of Bach to the freshest sounds of today. Repertoire will include Respighi’s Il tramonto and Schoenberg’s String Quartet No. 2 in F-sharp Minor, Op. 10.

The King’s Singers Celebrated as one of the world’s oldest and best a cappella ensembles, The King’s Singers have had a rich history of choral excellence for more than 50 years. Their immaculate intonation, exquisite vocal blend, vastly diverse repertoire and unique British charm are among their most cherished trademarks. The King’s Singers are consistently welcomed around the globe on the most prestigious stages today and throughout their history— from London’s Royal Albert Hall to the Sydney Opera House or New York’s Carnegie Hall. Two Grammy Awards, an Emmy Award and a place in Gramophone magazine’s inaugural Hall of Fame are among the numerous accolades bestowed upon the group. The world may have changed a lot since the original King’s Singers came together, but today’s group still aims to radiate joy and inspire audiences with virtuosity and their vision for an exciting musical future.

Astonishing, exhilarating musicianship. —Gramophone (2018)

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Tuesday

OCT 29

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

7:30 pm

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Saturday

NOV 2 7:30 pm

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

They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard…and the radio just couldn’t get enough of. But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage it was a very different story—a story that has made them an international sensation all over again. Go behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in the Tony and Grammy Award®-winning, truelife musical phenomenon JERSEY BOYS. From the streets of New Jersey to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, this is the musical that’s just too good to be true. JERSEY BOYS contains authentic, “profane Jersey language” and is recommended for ages 12+.

FEATURING THE LEGENDARY TOP TEN HITS: “Sherry” “Big Girls Don’t Cry” “Walk Like A Man” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” “December, 1963 (Oh, What A Night)”

(L to R) Eric Chambliss, Jonny Wexler, Corey Greenan, Jonathan Cable and the company of JERSEY BOYS. Photo credit: Joan Marcus

“Too good to be true!” —New York Post

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“The crowd goes wild!” —The New York Times


Melissa Etheridge–

The Medicine Show

Sunday

Melissa Etheridge is one of rock music’s great female icons, and she’s returning to her home state to take the stage at the Lied Center of Kansas! She stormed onto the American rock-music scene in 1988 with the release of her critically acclaimed self-titled debut album, which went double platinum. Etheridge’s popularity built around such memorable songs as “Bring Me Some Water” and “Ain’t It Heavy,” for which she won her first Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal. She hit her commercial and artistic stride with her fourth album, Yes I Am, featuring the massive hits “I’m the Only One” and “Come to My Window,” which won her a second Grammy. The six-time platinum album spent more than two and a half years on the album chart. In 1995, Etheridge issued her highest-charting album, Your Little Secret, which was distinguished by the hit single “I Want to Come Over.” She is also an Oscar winner for Best Original Song in 2007. Known for her confessional lyrics and raspy, smoky vocals, Etheridge has remained one of America’s favorite female singer-songwriters for more than two decades. Join Melissa Etheridge for an evening of unforgettable songs and new music from her album The Medicine Show.

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CHAMBER SERIES

$40–$55 Adult $21–$29 Student/Youth

The Munin Trio–piano, cello and violin

NOV 3 7:30 pm

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Excerpts from the choreoplay (dance + theatre) and conversation Wednesday

NOV 20 7:30 pm

Onstage Seating $25 Adult $14 Student/Youth

Adventure Series

SHE, a Choreoplay, is the vision of dancer, choreographer and playwright Jinah Parker. SHE is about sexual violence against women and girls, it is about what happens to women like Sandra Bland, it is about all women and girls, and it is about empowerment and healing. SHE is the story of mothers, daughters, grandmothers, aunts, sisters, cousins, friends and acquaintances we each know. It is dance, it is music, it is film, it is dialogue, it is monologues and truth-telling in an incredibly unique and powerful theater experience.

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Friday

NOV 22

$25 Adult $14 Student/Youth

Family Series

6:00 pm

The critically acclaimed production of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, created by Jonathan Rockefeller, features a menagerie of 75 lovable puppets and faithfully adapts four stories by author and illustrator Eric Carle: Brown Bear, Brown Bear; 10 Little Rubber Ducks; The Very Lonely Firefly and, the star of the show, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. The Very Hungry Caterpillar has delighted generations of readers since it was first published in 1969, selling more than 43 million copies worldwide. This timeless classic has made its way off the page and onto the stage, delighting children and families all over again!

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A trailblazing fusion of hip-hop and ballet

Saturday

NOV 23 7:30 pm

$20–$30 Adult $11–$16 Student/Youth

Hiplet (pronounced “hip-lay”) is an innovative dance form that combines classical pointe technique with African, Latin, hip-hop and urban dance styles. Performances may incorporate the rhythms of African drums with the music of Tchaikovsky, arabesques and beat-boxing or even Tango en pointe—all while showcasing Hiplet’s trademark sass, hip movements and struts against popular music, from Black Violin to Beyoncé. The Hiplet technique was created by decorated dance instructor Homer Bryant and taught at his studio, the Chicago Multicultural Dance Center, where he envisioned his training to be accessible to everyone. When videos of Bryant’s Hiplet classes went viral on social media, they were featured on Good Morning America, Buzzfeed and The Huffington Post—and their videos have now amassed over a billion views. An incredible demand for the new art form has propelled the inaugural tour of the Hiplet Ballerinas in the 2019–20 season, inspiring audiences around the world.

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Romero Lubambo, guitar

» Mon & Tue DEC 2 & 3 7:30 pm » See page 24 Back by popular demand, the beloved TV classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season. Come see all of your favorite characters from the special, including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius and, of course, Rudolph, as they come to life in RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL. It’s an adventure that teaches us that what makes you different can be what makes you special. Don’t miss this wonderful holiday tradition that speaks to the misfit in all of us.

A gleeful musical take on a holiday favorite! —Chicago Daily Herald Wednesday

DEC 11

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Tony Award-winning revival with a Grammy-winning score of jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues

Thursday

JAN 23

7:30 pm $40–$55 Adult $21–$29 Student/Youth

Broadway Series Sponsored by

The Tony Award-winning revival that exhilarated Broadway is now on tour across North America. With a soul-raising, Grammy-winning score of jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues, The Color Purple is an unforgettable and intensely moving revival of an American classic. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and Academy Award-nominated feature film, The Color Purple leaves its mark on the soul. Don’t miss your chance to be mesmerized by this joyous show.

Exquisite! A joyous celebration of storytelling. —The New York Times

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Martha Redbone–

Bone Hill: The Concert The story of a family from the hills of Appalachia told through music Sunday

JAN 26

$20–$30 Adult $11–$16 Student/Youth

7:30 pm

Bone Hill: The Concert is an interdisciplinary musical theatre work created by Martha Redbone and Aaron Whitby that brings to light an important piece of American history that’s never been told. Inspired by the lives of Redbone’s family in the hills of coal-mining Appalachia, their story is shared through songs spanning a swath of American music—from traditional Cherokee chants and lullabies to bluegrass, blues, country, gospel, jazz, rock ‘n’ roll and R&B. As a multiracial Cherokee/Shawnee and African American family, this is the story of their connection to the land, the simplicity and sacredness of that connection and the ruptures that threaten to extinguish it. Redbone, an award-winning and charismatic musician, is one of today’s most vital voices in American roots music. This engagement is part of KU’s ongoing Indigenous Cultures Festival.

KU Percussion Group with special guest

Eriko Daimo, marimba

Directed by Michael Compitello

Award-winning marimbist Eriko Daimo is one of the leading artists in her field. She has recently performed with such elite orchestras as the RTE Ireland National Symphony Orchestra, Tampere Philharmonic in Finland and the Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra, among others. As an educator, she has given concerts and masterclasses at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, the Paris Conservatory and the Colburn Conservatory, to name a few.

Thursday

FEB 6

7:30 pm

$25 Adult $14 Student/Youth Jayhawk Live

Daimo 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. lied.ku.edu | 785-864-2787

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Keeping Faith: Sisters of Story Keeping Faith: Sisters of Story was created by storyteller and critically acclaimed playwright Rohina Malik to demonstrate peace and commonalities between us all, countering the hateful and vitriolic language in this country. Three women share stories inspired by their personal-faith journeys—a Muslim woman, a Jewish woman and a Christian woman—with the goal of bringing people together and showing peace, curiosity and similarities amongst their faiths. Wednesday

FEB 12

7:30 pm

Russian National Ballet:

Onstage Seating $25 Adult $14 Student/Youth

Don Quixote

With colorful costumes, grand choreography and captivating music, the Russian National Ballet’s production of Don Quixote brings this timeless classic to life. An old nobleman, Don Quixote de la Mancha, decides he must seek out adventure and sets off on a fanciful quest for love, honor and dignity. Originally choreographed by Marius Petipa to the music of Ludwig Minkus, modern productions of Don Quixote are derived from the version staged by Alexander Gorsky for the Bolshoi Theatre of Moscow in 1900. The world-renowned Russian National Ballet, under the artistic direction of legendary Bolshoi principal dancer Elena Radchenko, enlightens, inspires and entertains audiences around the world with a repertory of all the great classical ballet works.

Sunday

FEB 16

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Adventure Series


The Peking Acrobats For the last 33 years, The Peking Acrobats have redefined audience perceptions of Chinese acrobatics. They perform daring maneuvers atop a precarious pagoda of chairs, and they are experts at trick-cycling, precision-tumbling, juggling, somersaulting and gymnastics. They push the limits of human ability and defy gravity with amazing displays of contortion, flexibility and control. The Peking Acrobats are often accompanied by live musicians who skillfully play traditional Chinese instruments. The time-honored Chinese music blends with high-tech special effects and awe-inspiring acrobatic feats, creating an exuberant and family-friendly event with the festive pageantry of a Chinese Carnival.

The Peking Acrobats [are] pushing the envelope of human possibility, combining agility and grace in remarkable feats of pure artistry. —New York Post

Tuesday

FEB 18

7:00 pm

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

Chris Thile

Mandolin virtuoso, member of Punch Brothers and Nickel Creek, and host of Live From Here Wednesday

Photo credit: DevinPedde

Multiple Grammy Award-winner and MacArthur Fellow Chris Thile, a member of Punch Brothers and Nickel Creek, is a mandolin virtuoso, composer and vocalist. With a broad musical outlook that encompasses classical, rock, jazz and bluegrass, Thile transcends the borders of conventionally circumscribed genres, creating a distinctly American canon and a new musical aesthetic for performers and audiences alike. As the host of Live from Here, Thile is heard weekly by 2.6 million listeners on nearly 600 public radio stations.

FOLK SERIES

Kathy Mattea, award-winning Americana artist

FEB 19

7:30 pm

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

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Siberian State Symphony Orchestra

with Vladimir Lande, Music Director and Chief Conductor

Tuesday

MAR 3

$35–$50 Adult Concert $19–$26 Student/Youth Series

Sponsored by

7:30 pm

Direct from Krasnoyarsk, Russia, the Siberian State Symphony Orchestra will embark on a U.S. tour in 2020. Founded in 1977, it quickly earned a reputation as one of the best orchestras from Russia. The orchestra plays with the finest Russian soloists and shares impeccable performances throughout Russia and the world. Its renowned reputation continues to grow under the direction of Vladimir Lande, the orchestra’s artistic director since 2015. Maestro Lande conducts the orchestra with skill, elegance and passion, inspiring audiences worldwide with the majestic experience of the Siberian State Symphony Orchestra. Repertoire at the Lied Center engagement will include Shostakovich’s Tango from The Bolt; Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with Peter Laul, piano; and Mussorgsky’s suite, Pictures at an Exhibition.

KU Wind Ensemble with special guest

Joseph Alessi, trombone Conducted by Paul W. Popiel Seasoned trombonist Joseph Alessi is an active soloist, recitalist and chamber musician. He was appointed principal trombonist of the New York Philharmonic in 1985 and has been a guest soloist with countless symphony and philharmonic orchestras all over the country and globe. In 2002, Alessi was awarded an International Trombone Association Award for his contributions to the world of trombone music and playing, and he is currently on the faculty at Juilliard. Alessi will share the stage with KU’s Wind Ensemble conducted by Paul W. Popiel, director of bands at KU. The New York Times has described the wind ensemble as “one of America’s most esteemed concert bands.” The program will include the Kansas premiere of Quaternity, composed by Bruce Broughton in 2018 and commissioned by a consortium of university and military bands, specifically for Joseph Alessi as soloist.

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Wednesday

MAR 18 7:30 pm

$25 Adult $14 Student/Youth Jayhawk Live Sponsored by


JUST FRIENDS JAZZ SERIES

Houston Person & Emmet Cohen »

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KU Jazz Ensemble I with special guest

Camila Meza, vocals/guitar Directed by Dan Gailey

Thursday

APR 2

$25 Adult $14 Student/Youth

Jayhawk Live

7:30 pm

Vocalist, guitarist and composer Camila Meza has brought a sound full of warmth, intricacy and rhythmic clarity to the New York jazz scene ever since her arrival from Santiago, Chile, in 2009. Inspired by jazz, South American music and popular American songs of many eras and genres, she has been hailed by The New York Times as “a bright young singer and guitarist with an ear for music of both folkloric and pop intention.” She will perform with the KU Jazz Ensemble I led by Dan Gailey, director of Jazz Studies at KU. The ensemble has received numerous DownBeat Student Music Awards, including Best College Jazz Ensemble in 2015 and the Outstanding Performance Award in 2017.

Samuel Ramey:

An Intimate Evening of Music & Storytelling

World-renowned operatic bassbaritone

For three decades, Samuel Ramey has reigned as one of the music world’s foremost interpreters of bass and bass-baritone operatic and concert repertoire. With his powerful vocalism, exceptional musicianship, elegant stage presence and uncommon theatrical abilities, he commands an impressive breadth of repertoire—from the fioratura of Argante in Handel’s Rinaldo, which was the vehicle of his acclaimed Metropolitan Opera debut in 1984, to the dramatic proclamations of the title role in Bartok’s Bluebeard’s Castle. As the most recorded bass in history, Ramey has more than 80 recordings that span operas, arias, symphonic works, solo recital programs and popular crossover albums, which have garnered him several major awards including three Grammy Awards. The Lied Center welcomes this Kansas native to the stage to share music and stories, with accompaniment by Warren Jones on piano. Friday

APR 3

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$30–$45 Adult Concert $16–$24 Student/Youth Series

7:30 pm

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CHAMBER SERIES

ZOFO–one piano, four hands

» Sun APR 5 2:00 pm » See page 23

Ryan McMahon

Anishinaabe comedian

Ryan McMahon is an Anishinaabe comedian, writer, media maker and community activator from Couchiching First Nation in Treaty 3 Territory. Recognized as Indian Country’s most decorated stand-up comedian, McMahon has recorded five comedy specials since 2010: Turtle Island Too in 2010, Hystereotypes in 2011, UnReserved in 2012, Good Neighbour in 2014 and Red Man Laughing in 2015. Ryan’s comedic storytelling style is fast paced, loose and irreverent as he explores the good, the bad and the ugly between Indian Country and the mainstream. Ryan has written for The Globe and Mail, VICE, The New York Times and the CBC, and his podcasts—Thunder Bay, Red Man Laughing and Stories From The Land— have garnered more than 2.5 million downloads over the last two years. Friday

This event is in association with the annual KU Powwow and Indigenous Cultures Festival, which will take place on Saturday, April 11.

APR 10 7:30 pm

Onstage Seating $25 Adult $14 Student/Youth

Candid Camera’s

LOL Tour with Peter Funt The classic TV series, making people SMILE for eight decades, showcases its funniest moments on stage! Candid Camera’s LOL Tour with Peter Funt has pleased audiences nationwide. Peter’s hilarious stage comedy is blended with clips, quips and behind-the-scenes tales from the show’s funniest moments. Candid Camera holds a unique place in entertainment history as the only show to have produced new episodes in each of the last eight decades, from Allen Funt’s debut in 1948 through Peter’s recent run on TV Land—following in his father’s footsteps. The LOL Tour incorporates the best Candid Camera clips in a fast-paced, laugh-filled romp through the decades. Peter’s topical humor is blended with audience participation and special surprises to make the show a great night of family fun! Friday

APR 17 7:00 pm

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Family Series


FOLK SERIES

Peter Mulvey, eclectic singer-songwriter

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You’re going to love it!

Wednesday

APR 22 7:30 pm

A Tony and Grammy Award-winning Broadway hit

CHAMBER SERIES

Wait for it...

Announcing this Broadway hit on July 1, 2019

Sybarite5, innovative string quintet

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

» Sun APR 26 2:00 pm » See page 23

Beatrice Rana, piano Beatrice Rana, Gramophone’s 2017 “Young Artist of the Year,” is making waves in the international classical music scene, arousing admiration from critics and audiences around the world. Rana came to public attention in 2011 after winning First Prize and all special jury prizes at the Montreal International Competition. And in 2013, she won the Silver Medal and the Audience Award at the 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Rana performs in the world’s most esteemed concert halls, including Vienna’s Konzerthaus and Musikverein, Berlin Philharmonie, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, New York’s Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, and London’s Wigmore Hall, Royal Albert Hall and Royal Festival Hall, among others. Thursday

MAY 14 7:30 pm

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

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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.

Seating is general admission.

Sun OCT 20 7:30 pm

Sun FEB 23 2:00 & 7:30 pm

Sun APR 19 7:30 pm

$30 Adult • $16 Student/Youth

$40 Adult • $21 Student/Youth

$30 Adult • $16 Student/Youth

Richard Shindell

Kathy Mattea

Peter Mulvey

Folk singer-songwriter

Richard Shindell is a writer whose songs paint pictures, tell stories, juxtapose ideas and images, and inhabit characters—vividly evoking entire worlds along the way and expanding our sense of just what it is a song may be. From his first record, Sparrow’s Point (1992), to his most recent release, Careless (2016), Shindell conveys a more holistic view of his career. Producer, writer, singer, guitarist, interpreter: it all adds up to a life in music.

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Award-winning Americana artist

Hailed by The Washington Post as “one of Nashville’s finest song interpreters,” Kathy Mattea has enjoyed the kind of success many artists only dream of: two Grammy wins, four CMA Awards, four #1 country singles, five gold albums and a platinum collection of her greatest hits. Her latest album, Pretty Bird, is exquisitely arranged and delivered with the subtlety and nuance that can only come from a lifetime of heartbreak and triumph. It’s a welcome reintroduction to one of country and Americana music’s most enduring and beloved figures.

Eclectic singer-songwriter Peter Mulvey is a seasoned singersongwriter from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He began his career as a busker on the streets of Dublin, Ireland, and from there moved on to the subways and streets of Boston, Massachusetts. This led to his first record deal and a leap into full-time national and international touring, playing over 100 shows a year for 25 years and counting. Mulvey is an iconoclast within the singer-songwriter world. Restless and inventive, he has made eighteen records, spanning rock and roll, folk, jazz, spoken word and Americana.


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 NOV 10 2:00 pm

Sun APR 5 2:00 pm

Sun APR 26 2:00 pm

The Munin Trio

ZOFO

Sybarite5

Piano, cello and violin

The Munin Trio comprises the young and talented musicians Anna Han (piano), Frankie Carr (cello) and Rebecca Benjamin (violin). Han has been hailed by The Washington Post as “prodigiously gifted…a display of imagination, taste and pianistic firepower far beyond her years.” Carr started playing the cello at the age of four and has made chamber and solo appearances in Munich, Warsaw, Montpellier, New York and London, to name a few. Benjamin, an engaging and versatile chamber violinist, is a member of the Akron Symphony Orchestra, the Cleveland Pops Orchestra and the Firelands Symphony Orchestra. Sponsored by

One piano, four hands

Innovative string quintet

Internationally acclaimed solo pianists Eva-Maria Zimmermann and Keisuke Nakagoshi have electrified audiences from Carnegie Hall to Tokyo with their dazzling artistry and outside-the-box thematic programming for one piano, four hands. ZOFO, which is shorthand for 20-finger orchestra (ZO=20 and FO=finger orchestra), has been nominated for a Grammy Award and is blazing a bold new path for piano four-hand groups by focusing on 20thand 21st-century repertoire.

Sybarite5 has taken audiences by storm, changing the perception of chamber music performance. From the moment their bows hit the strings, this quintet of talented, diverse musicians takes the audience on an exciting ride that engages the senses and redefines the rules. The group’s eclectic repertoire, from Bowie to Radiohead and Akiho to Assad, combined with its commanding performance style is turning heads throughout the music world. Recent engagements have taken them to the Library of Congress, St. Paul’s Schubert Club, the Anchorage Concert Association, Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, among others.

The Lied Center has commissioned a new work by internationally renowned composer Gabriela Lena Frank in honor of Dave and Gunda Hiebert, which ZOFO will premiere at this recital. Sponsored by

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Just Friends 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 will be available. Friends of the Lied donation levels begin at $50. Visit lied.ku.edu/donate or call 785-864-2788 to learn more.

Mon & Tue

SEP 23 & 24 7:30 pm

Gerald Clayton piano

Gerald Clayton, four-time Grammynominated jazz pianist/composer, searches for honest expression in every note he plays. He has performed and recorded with such distinctive artists as Diana Krall, Roy Hargrove, Dianne Reeves and Kendrick Scott, among others. The son of beloved bass player and composer John Clayton, he enjoyed a familial apprenticeship from an early age. Clayton honors the legacy of his father and all his musical ancestors through a commitment to artistic exploration, innovation and reinvention.

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Mon & Tue

DEC 2 & 3 7:30 pm

Romero Lubambo guitar

In 1985, Romero Lubambo came to the U.S. and brought with him a new sound in Brazilian jazz guitar. Lubambo’s guitar playing unites the styles and rhythms of his Brazilian musical heritage with the American jazz tradition to form a distinctive sound. He is an uncommonly gifted soloist and improviser with a steady stream of unpredictably creative musical thoughts and the virtuosity to deliver them. Lubambo has performed and recorded with many outstanding artists, including Herbie Mann, Wynton Marsalis, Dianne Reeves, Luciana Souza and Harry Belafonte, among many others.

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Steve & Chris

EDMONDS Mon & Tue MAR 23 &24 7:30 pm

Houston Person & Emmet Cohen Houston Person is one of the most soulful tenor saxophone players on the scene today. He has collaborated on blues, ballads and R&B classics with a who’s who of jazz, including Johnny Hammond, Etta Jones and Ron Carter. Multifaceted American jazz pianist and composer Emmet Cohen has emerged as one of his generation’s pivotal figures in music. Possessing a fluid technique, an innovative tonal palette and an extensive repertoire, Cohen plays with the command of a seasoned veteran and the passion of an artist fully devoted to his medium.


Lied Center & Lawrence Public Schools:

25 Years in Harmony During the 2019–20 season, we are thrilled to be celebrating the 25th anniversary of our partnership with Lawrence Public Schools. We believe it’s vital to integrate the arts into the lives of the next generation, and we are grateful to partner with Lawrence Public Schools every year in providing performing arts experiences to all students in the district for free. To commemorate this 25-year partnership, we are raising funds for a unique and interactive art experience for local students and teachers to collaborate with a renowned visual artist. The result—a stunning art installation representing the artistic expressions of each participating student blended together. Students will have a blast while learning about collaboration and creative expression. The community will also enjoy and be inspired by the colorful, energizing and impactful displays throughout the Lied Center lobby once they are completed.

If you are interested in contributing to this initiative commemorating an important community partnership, please contact Sue Mango, development director, at 785-864-2788 or smango@ku.edu. Gifts for this project also count towards your Friends of the Lied membership level.

2019–20 Lied Across Kansas Each season, the Lied Center takes the show on the road to provide free performing arts experiences to other communities in Kansas, like Sabetha, Salina, Russell and Hays. Students, educators and community members in these areas experience the arts in an enhanced way through workshops, performances and conversations with world-class artists.

November 11–15

This season, the Lied Across Kansas artist is Jazzy Ash, a celebrated children’s songwriter and music educator. Inspired by her New Orleans roots and early jazz music, Ash performs fun-filled and educational concerts for kids and adults, teaching audiences about New Orleans music and culture. lied.ku.edu | 785-864-2787

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nd • Watch the A rts Bloom e i r F a e m o c e B Our Friends are family at the Lied Center—they play a vital role in what we do. Ticket sales provide less than 40% of the funds necessary to bring world-class artists to the stage. Our Friends of the Lied help keep the arts thriving in our community, and they help every child in our district, K–12, experience the inspiring power of the arts at free school-only performances every year. What’s more, our Friends enjoy exclusive perks and benefits. With membership levels beginning at $50, you can take advantage of these perks AND support the arts in our community. Here are a few highlights you can enjoy as a Friend!

Season Announcement Party. Friends are invited to celebrate with hors d’oeuvres, drinks and the first look at the upcoming season.

Discounts & Advance Ticket Sales. Friends can buy tickets for the season before the general public, which means the best seats to the hottest shows with your Friends discount!

Fall Dinner. Contributor-level and above Friends join us to kick off the start of the season in style with dinner, drinks and live entertainment.

Just Friends Jazz Series. These Friendsexclusive shows are presented in a jazz club-like atmosphere with complimentary wine, beer, non-alcoholic beverages and snacks. See page 24 for more info.

Intermezzo. Patron-level and above Friends are invited to enjoy beverages and hors d’oeuvres during intermission at Lied Series events.

Lied Center & Lawrence Public Schools: 25 Years in Harmony. We’re proud of our 25-year partnership with Lawrence Public Schools, and our Friends help make it possible to provide arts experiences for students. See how we’re celebrating this community partnership on page 25.

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Don’t miss out, join today! Donation levels begin at $50. Enjoy Friends of the Lied benefits like: • Ticket discounts and rewards (based on giving levels) • Ticket exchange privileges (based on giving levels) • Invitations to exclusive events • Recognition and more To learn about becoming a VIP sponsor, please contact Sue Mango, development director 785-864-2788 | smango@ku.edu

2019–20 Friends of the Lied Board President “We envision a world in which the arts are universally valued as essential to the human experience, and the Lied Center is a catalyst for realizing this ideal.” —Lied Center vision statement What better way to accomplish this vision than with opportunities for children and young adults to attend top-quality and diverse performances as well as interact with, learn from and even perform with world-class artists. As a retired music teacher, I have seen first-hand the excitement of students from these memorable experiences facilitated by the Lied Center and the schools. Last season, we celebrated the Lied Center’s 25th anniversary. This season marks the 25th anniversary of the Lied’s partnership with Lawrence Public Schools. We are recognizing this important partnership with new art, created by Carol Bradbury in collaboration with Lawrence students and teachers. Watch for the lovely transformation in the lobby this season. Additionally, the Lied Center’s public performances offer something for everyone— string quartets, jazz combos, family shows, dance, Broadway, innovative performances that push audiences to grow, and everything in between. None of this would be possible without the Friends of the Lied! On behalf of everyone at the Lied Center, we thank you for your support. If you are not yet a Friend, please consider a gift and become a part of bringing another wonderful season of entertainment and learning to our community and beyond. We are here for everyone—enjoy!

Thanks to this season’s VIP Sponsors Carey & Martha Jo

BERGER

Steve & Chris

EDMONDS

Dave & Gunda

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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.

Third through fifth grades

Kindergarten through second grade

OCT 21 & 22

Sonia De Los Santos

High School

Middle School

JAN 29 & 30

FEB 6 & 7

MAR 25

Yao Yao

The Mayhem Poets

Gina Chavez

BRUSH Theatre from Korea presents Yao Yao, a delightful Sonia De Los Santos was and inventive play that born and raised in Monterrey, stirs up the imaginations of Mexico. She tours the world young audiences. Yao is a performing Latin American mischievous little girl who family music, singing in loves playing with her dad, English and Spanish, and but he has to put on his playing the guitar and jarana. business suit, pick up his Her unique concert includes briefcase and go to work. songs which reflect on her When Yao grabs hold of his experiences growing up in overcoat to stop him from Mexico, moving to another leaving, a thread unravels country, learning about and becomes the start of a other cultures, and in the magical world of adventure, process, feeling closer to her where reality and fiction own heritage. Messages of coexist. making joyful community music and building cultural bridges will inspire and excite children of all backgrounds.

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Gina Chavez, multiethnic Latin songstress, is “Let’s go see a poetry blending the sounds of the show.” That is a sentence Americas with tension and rarely proclaimed and grace. Chavez’s passionate usually responded to with collection of bilingual songs cringes and excuses. The traverse cumbia, indie folk, Mayhem Poets are on a blues and Latin pop. A tenmission to change that. time Austin Music Award These theatre-trained and winner and 2015 Austin comedically gifted lyrical Musician of the Year, she and virtuosos seamlessly blend her band recently finished a raw elements of hip-hop, 12-country tour as cultural theatre, improv and standambassadors with the U.S. up comedy to tell gutState Department, uniting wrenching truths, leaving audiences from Texas to audiences forever changed. Uzbekistan and Venezuela to Their unique approach to Saudi Arabia with her fresh spoken word gives audiences sound. a new appreciation for the power of well-chosen and well-spoken words.


Reaching Beyond the Stage At the Lied Center, it’s a core part of our mission to be a catalyst for creativity and provide performing arts opportunities for everyone in the community—from toddlers to seniors—to attend, create, participate and explore. 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 experience the power of the performing arts each year for free. Third Grade Theatre Arts Day: Third graders explore hands-on workshops of movement/dance, puppetry, theatrical makeup, stage lighting and sound. Ovation! USD 497 Talent Show: The community celebrates the immense talents of middle and high school students in an event benefiting the Lawrence Schools Foundation. Lied Across Kansas: World-class artists present performing arts experiences for communities in the Sabetha, Russell, Hays and Salina areas. Learn more on page 25. Community events: Occasionally, the Lied Center is able to offer performances and other events with visiting artists that are free and open to the public. Stay connected to the Lied Center for community event announcements. Jayhawk Live: University students learn from, and perform with, renowned professional artists at the Lied Center, gaining invaluable experiences beyond the classroom. Senior community outreach: The Lied Center helps facilitate performances at local assisted-living communities and participates in the Senior Engagement Scholarship program through the Senior Resource Center. Watch impactful experiences like these unfold in our ongoing Beyond the Stage series on the Lied Center of Kansas YouTube channel or at lied.ku.edu/beyond.

Engagement/Education VIP Sponsors Sandra

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Jack & Jan

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Marilyn & George

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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. • 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 Cultures Festival. • Employing approximately 100 students annually in paid positions and internships with the support of KU Student Senate.

Discounts & Benefits Jayhawks are offered the following ticket discounts and benefits: • KU students, 50% off of tickets. • 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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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-for-profit organizations throughout Kansas. This is made possible by the Lied Performance Fund. For more information, or to apply, call 785-864-2787 or visit lied.ku.edu.

Important Dates Monday

May 6, 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 24, 6 pm Advance purchase deadline for Friends of the Lied, KU students and performance package renewals Tuesday

May 28, 11 am

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: • Barrier-free entrances and wheelchair seating locations are available on all levels. • We are pleased to provide the Lawrence Otolaryngology Hearing Loop system to patrons with hearing loss. The system delivers highquality sound from the stage directly into hearing aids and cochlear implants with telecoil (t-coil), or headsets with loop receivers. The loop can be accessed by turning on the t-coil in your hearing aid. If you’re unsure that your assistive listening device is compatible, speak to your audiologist. Individuals without compatible devices can access the loop with headsets from the Audience Services Desk. The perimeter of the hearing loop includes all seats except for the orchestra pit and box seats on the sides of the auditorium. It is also available in the Pavilion. Contact the Ticket Office for more information.

Ticket packages on sale to the public Monday

June 10, 8 am Single tickets on sale to the public and available online

Single Ticket Kickoff Party Monday • June 10, 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!

• 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. lied.ku.edu | 785-864-2787

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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 and seniors Groups of 10 or more

Save Money! Buy the Package. FULL 2019–20 Season

$1,083–$1,365 Adult $598–$749 Student/Youth

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

Broadway Series

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

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RENT 20th Anniversary Tour JERSEY BOYS The Color Purple Broadway hit show to be announced July 1 (See page 21)

Family Series

$102–$125 Adult $58–$70 Student/Youth

• • • •

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL The Peking Acrobats Candid Camera’s LOL Tour with Peter Funt

$127–$198 Adult $71–$109 Student/Youth

• • • • •

Brentano String Quartet with guest Dawn Upshaw, soprano The King’s Singers Siberian State Symphony Orchestra Samuel Ramey: An Intimate Evening of Music & Storytelling Beatrice Rana, piano

Adventure Series

$75 Adult $42 Student/Youth

• Kit Yan, slam poet • SHE, a Choreoplay (excerpts and conversation) • Keeping Faith: Sisters of Story

Jayhawk Live

$96 Adult $56 Student/Youth

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Folk Series

$100 Adult $53 Student/Youth

• Richard Shindell, folk singer-songwriter • Kathy Mattea, award-winning Americana artist • Peter Mulvey, electic singer-songwriter

Pavilion Chamber Series

$90 Adult $48 Student/Youth

• The Munin Trio–piano, cello and violin • ZOFO–one piano, four hands • Sybarite5, innovative string quintet

Concert Series

Choose Your Own Series Just Friends Jazz Series

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KU Symphony Orchestra with guest Juan-Miguel Hernandez, viola KU Percussion Group with guest Eriko Daimo, marimba KU Wind Ensemble with guest Joseph Alessi, trombone KU Jazz Ensemble I with guest Camila Meza, vocals/guitar

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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• Gerald Clayton, piano • Romero Lubambo, guitar • Houston Person & Emmet Cohen

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


2019–20 SEASON Page

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

LIED CENTER

785-864-2787 | lied.ku.edu Ticket Office Hours: Weekdays, 11 am–6 pm Summer: June 1–July 31: Weekdays, Noon–5:30 pm

Day • Date • Time

Ticket Price Range Adult / Student/Youth

pg 3

Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers

Tue • AUG 13, 7:30

$35–$50 / $19–$26

pg 4

Boz Scaggs: Out of the Blues Tour 2019

Tue • SEP 10, 7:30

$75 / $40–$55 / $21–$29

pg 5

Buddy Guy, blues titan

pg 24 Gerald Clayton, piano

Tue • SEP 17, 7:30

$40–$60 / $21–$31

Mon/Tue • SEP 23/24, 7:30

$35 / $19

pg 6

KU Symphony Orchestra with guest Juan-Miguel Hernandez

Thu • SEP 26, 7:30

$25 / $14

pg 6

RENT 20th Anniversary Tour

Sun • OCT 6, 7:30

$40–$55 / $21–$29

pg 7

Kit Yan, slam poet

Wed • OCT 9, 7:30

$25 / $14

pg 7

Black Violin

Sat • OCT 19, 7:30

$30–$40 / $16–$21

pg 22 Richard Shindell, folk singer-songwriter

Sun • OCT 20, 7:30

$30 / $16

pg 8

David Sedaris, best-selling author and humorist

Thu • OCT 24, 7:30

$35–$50 / $19–$26

pg 9

Brentano String Quartet with guest Dawn Upshaw, soprano

Sun • OCT 27, 2:00

$25–$40 / $14–$21

pg 9

The King’s Singers

Tue • OCT 29, 7:30

$20–$35 / $11–$19

pg 10 JERSEY BOYS

Sat • NOV 2, 7:30

$40–$55 / $21–$29

pg 11 Melissa Etheridge–The Medicine Show

Sun • NOV 3, 7:30

$75 / $40–$55 / $21–$29

pg 23 The Munin Trio–piano, cello and violin

Sun • NOV 10, 2:00

$30 / $16

pg 12 SHE, a Choreoplay (excerpts and conversation)

Wed • NOV 20, 7:30

$25 / $14

pg 12 The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

Fri • NOV 22, 6:00

$25 / $14

pg 13 Hiplet Ballerinas

Sat • NOV 23, 7:30

$20–$30 / $11–$16

Mon/Tue • DEC 2/3, 7:30

$35 / $19

pg 13 RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL

Wed • DEC 11, 7:00

$35–$50 / $19–$26

pg 14 The Color Purple

Thu • JAN 23, 7:30

$40–$55 / $21–$29

pg 15 Martha Redbone–Bone Hill: The Concert

Sun • JAN 26, 7:30

$20–$30 / $11–$16

Thu • FEB 6, 7:30

$25 / $14

pg 16 Keeping Faith: Sisters of Story

Wed • FEB 12, 7:30

$25 / $14

pg 16 Russian National Ballet: Don Quixote

Sun • FEB 16, 2:00

$25–$40 / $14–$21

pg 17 The Peking Acrobats

Tue • FEB 18, 7:00

$20–$30 / $11–$16

pg 17 Chris Thile, mandolin virtuoso and vocalist

Wed • FEB 19, 7:30

$35–$50 / $19–$26

pg 24 Romero Lubambo, guitar

pg 15 KU Percussion Group with guest Eriko Daimo, marimba

pg 22 Kathy Mattea, award-winning Americana artist

Sun • FEB 23, 2:00/7:30

$40 / $21

Tue • MAR 3, 7:30

$35–$50 / $19–$26

Wed • MAR 18, 7:30

$25 / $14

Mon/Tue • MAR 23/24, 7:30

$35 / $19

pg 19 KU Jazz Ensemble I with guest Camila Meza, vocals/guitar

Thu • APR 2, 7:30

$25 / $14

pg 19 Samuel Ramey: An Intimate Evening of Music & Storytelling

Fri • APR 3, 7:30

$30–$45 / $16–$24

pg 23 ZOFO–one piano, four hands

Sun • APR 5, 2:00

$30 / $16

pg 20 Ryan McMahon, Anishinaabe comedian

Fri • APR 10, 7:30

$25 / $14

pg 20 Candid Camera’s LOL Tour with Peter Funt

Fri • APR 17, 7:00

$25 / $14

pg 22 Peter Mulvey, eclectic singer-songwriter

Sun • APR 19, 7:30

$30 / $16

pg 21 Broadway show to be announced July 1, 2019

Wed • APR 22, 7:30

$40–$55 / $21–$29

pg 23 Sybarite5, innovative string quintet

Sun • APR 26, 2:00

$30 / $16

pg 21 Beatrice Rana, piano

Thu • MAY 14, 7:30

$20–$35 / $11–$19

pg 18 Siberian State Symphony Orchestra pg 18 KU Wind Ensemble with guest Joseph Alessi, trombone pg 24 Houston Person & Emmet Cohen

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.

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