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SPRING 2018 785-864-2787 | lied.ku.edu Ticket Office hours: Weekdays, 11 am– 6 pm


A True Community Event Benefiting the Lawrence Schools Foundation The Lawrence Schools Foundation and Lied Center of Kansas are proud to announce the second annual, district-wide talent show for middle and high school students. Ovation! will benefit the Lawrence Schools Foundation and showcase the amazing talents of USD 497 students. Held on the main stage of the Lied Center with full production, the community will come together to celebrate all of the immense talent among Lawrence youth. Enjoy the amazing talents of USD 497 students, ranging from musicians to dancers and contortionists!

Sunday

JAN 21 7:30 pm

$15 Adult $5 Student/Youth

This project is supported in part by

Andrea Gibson Award-winning American poet and activist

Andrea Gibson is not gentle with truths. It is this raw fearlessness that has led Gibson to the forefront of the spoken word movement—the first winner of the Women’s World Poetry Slam—Gibson has headlined prestigious performance venues coast to coast with powerful readings on war, class, gender, bullying, white privilege, sexuality, love and spirituality.

Friday

JAN 26

7:30 pm

$25 Adult $14 Student/Youth Onstage Seating Notice: This performance contains mature content.

Moscow Festival Ballet:

Cinderella

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

“This was an afternoon that deserved ‘bravos’ within minutes of the opening steps.” — Las Vegas Review-Journal

Sunday

JAN 28 2:00 pm

$25–$40 Adult $14–$21 Student/Youth


Wednesday

JAN 31 7:00 pm $40–$55 Adult $21–$29 Student/Youth

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

BiRDMAN LiVE – Antonio Sanchez Film + Live Score

For this special performance, the film will be accompanied live by renowned jazz drummer Antonio Sanchez, recreating his explosive, Grammy Award-winning score.

Wednesday

FEB 7 7:30 pm

$25 Adult $14 Student/Youth

For mature audiences, film rated R.

Becoming a Man in 127 EASY Steps

Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas

Scott Turner Schofields’ stories explore the drama and hilarity of living a new life in the “opposite” gender.

Cutting-edge fiddle and cello explorations of Scottish and global music

Friday

FEB 9 7:30 pm

This project is supported in part by

$25 Adult $14 Student/Youth Onstage Seating

Sunday

$30 Adult $16 Student/Youth

7:30 pm

Pavilion

FEB 11


The sTory of frankie Valli & The foUr seasons $40–$55 Adult $21–$29 Student/Youth

Tuesday

FEB 13

7:30 pm

Dublin Irish Dance: Stepping Out An extravaganza of sights and sounds of Irish culture

Sunday

FEB 18 2:00 pm

$25–$40 Adult $14–$21 Student/Youth

Tuesday

The beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family

“Sparkling, fresh and lively.” — Los Angeles Times

FEB 20 7:30 pm

$40–$55 Adult $21–$29 Student/Youth


This project is supported in part by

Lillian Sengpiehl soprano

Sunday

FEB 25 2:00 pm

$16 Student/Youth Pavilion

JUST FRIENDS JAZZ SERIES

Anthony Trionfo

A One-Woman Play

MAR 8 7:30 pm

KU graduate Lillian Sengpiehl’s unique interpretations and musicianship have kept her busy for a decade singing new and traditional works within the fields of opera, concert and musical theater. Dedicated to both traditional and contemporary music, she has performed many classic roles with leading opera companies.

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Thursday

$30 Adult

Sponsored by Dave & Gunda

flute

$25 Adult $14 Student/Youth Onstage Seating

Five Muslim women, in a post-9/11 world, serve tea and uncover what lies beneath the veil. This critically acclaimed one-woman show, performed by Rohina Malik, has been presented at universities, churches, mosques, synagogues and theaters in the United States, Canada and South Africa.

Sunday

$30 Adult $16 Student/Youth

2:00 pm

Pavilion

MAR 11

He was praised for his “spellbinding” performances with “authoritative intellect” and made his recital debuts on the Young Concert Artists (YCA) Series at the Kennedy Center as well as in New York City’s Merkin Concert Hall.

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

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

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

Richard Wagner

Overture, The Flying Dutchman

Richard Wagner

Wesendonck – Songs featuring Catherine Foster, soprano

Richard Strauss

Till Eulenspiegel lustige Streiche, Op. 28

Richard Strauss

Death & Transfiguration, Op. 24

$40–$55 Adult $21–$29 Student/Youth

Tuesday

MAR 13 7:30 pm


Frank Waln

Sicangu Lakota hip-hop artist

Please join us beginning at noon for this free, day-long event presented by the KU First Nations Student Association. In addition to the KU Powwow, educational workshops and children’s activities will be offered.

Frank Waln is an award-winning, Sicangu Lakota hip-hop artist and producer from the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota.

Friday

MAR 30 7:30 pm

$25 Adult $14 Student/Youth

Onstage Seating & Standing Room

This project is supported in part by

Sponsored by Dave & Gunda

HEIBERT

KU Jazz Ensemble I

with guest Anat Cohen, clarinet & saxophones Directed by Dan Gailey

Thursday

APR 5 7:30 pm

$25 Adult $14 Student/Youth

John McCutcheon

Yekwon Sunwoo

John McCutcheon has emerged as one of our most respected and loved folk singers. As an instrumentalist, he is a master of a dozen different traditional instruments. His songwriting has been hailed by critics and singers around the globe.

Yekwon Sunwoo won the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, besting 29 rivals over two weeks of playing, to become the prestigious contest’s first champion from South Korea.

folk singer & instrumentalist

Sunday

APR 8 7:30 pm

$30 Adult $16 Student/Youth Pavilion

Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Gold Medal Winner

Wednesday

APR 11 7:30 pm

$20–$35 Adult $11–19 Student/ Youth


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

Tuesday

APR 17 7:30 pm

$20–$25 Adult $11–$14 Student/Youth

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

Friday

APR 27 7:00 pm

$20–$30 Adult $11–$16 Student/Youth


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