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February 2021
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February 28, 2021 | 4 p.m.

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Introduced to Lied audiences in 2018 as a last-minute soloist with Russia’s Mariinsky Orchestra, Behzod Abduraimov has quickly established himself as a rising classical music star. Described as displaying “prodigious technique and rhapsodic flair” by The New York Times, Abduraimov returns to the Lied Center with a performance that includes...

March 2021
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March 2, 2021 | 12:00 p.m.

Getting Funky with “MPN”

Lunch & Learn is getting down with the self-taught, seasoned, funk dancer and choreographer, Max “MPN” Nguyen! Max toured with Ariana Grande on her debut “The Honeymoon Tour” and has also danced alongside Cody Simpson, Olly Murs, Jesse McCartney, and Max Kearny. He has also appeared on several of your favorite shows: Dancing with the...

March 4, 2021 | 7:30 p.m.

This presentation includes an interview with puppeteer Heather Henson, author/director Ty Defoe, and composer Dawn Avery, as well as a short video segment of the Ajijaak performance featuring Cranes and other puppets. The full performance of Ajijaak on Turtle Island will be featured in the 2021/2022 Lied Center Season!

Ajijaak on Turtle Island is a story about Ajijaak, a young whooping crane, brought to...

NOTE: this is a rental event presented by an outside organization. The Lied Center has limited control over ticketing policies and discounts for rental events.

March 5, 2021

As part of the Capitol Jazz Society's First Friday Series, enjoy jazz trio Cuban Missile Crisis! These three world-class veteran performers (Joey Gulizia, Michael Pujado and Matt Wallace) are ready to thrill and delight on the virtual stage. Omaha native saxophonist Matt Wallace toured with Maynard Ferguson to over 70 countries, and plays everything from jazz to rock to pop...

March 6-7, 2021

The Lincoln Midwest Ballet Company will present its 36th annual production of the holiday classic, The Nutcracker, at the Lied Center for Performing Arts on Saturday, March 6 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 7 at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Tickets purchased for the originally scheduled performances will be honored on the new dates. Ticket holders should have recieved an email with...

March 9, 2021

Following a powerful Lied Center performance in 2016, writer/actor Leland Gantt presents an inspiring and thought-provoking online production as part of the Lied Center’s MOSAIC Series. In this one-man theatrical performance, Gantt processes a lifetime struggling with what it means to be black while deconstructing notions of race and realigning perspectives.

This is a free event, but registration is required...

March 11, 2021 | 10 a.m.

A JOURNEY TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE RAINBOW

Get ready for a magical journey to the other side of the rainbow with Tiny Lieders! Join Ashley Laverty, Artistic Director of the Theatre for the Very Young company Kerfuffle, for a 45-minute rainbow and spring themed movement, music, and yoga jam, specifically designed for children under 6 years old. Since...

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March 13-14, 2021

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This dynamic quartet shared the stage with Frankie Valli for well over a decade as The Four Seasons. After their long tenure with the group, they developed their own signature sound performing the classic hits of pop, rock, jazz and doo wop in their MODERN style! They feel very fortunate...

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March 16-17, 2021

Tickets on-sale Mar. 2 at 11am!

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Irish singing sensation Michael Londra and his dazzling cast of Riverdance and Lord of the Dance alums perform a lively evening of traditional Irish music and step dancing. Backed by an ensemble of Ireland’s finest musicians, Michael Londra and the Celtic Fire promise an...

March 20, 2021 | 7:30 p.m.

After last appearing at the Lied Center in 2001, the Philadelphia Orchestra takes the Lied Center “Virtual Stage” this spring for an unforgettable performance. Lied audiences will delight in Vivaldi’s iconic and transcendent Four Seasons in a performance that soars to new heights with world-renowned violinist Gil Shaham, who will both perform the solo and lead the ensemble.

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March 21, 2021 | 12-1:30 p.m.

POP MUSIC THEORY WITH KALEB WILKENING

This Zoom master class for students ages 11-18 will be a music theory workshop for musicians and vocalists, led by UNL junior piano performance major Kaleb Wilkening. Wilkening studies under Dr. Paul Barnes and has served as a counselor for the Lied Center Piano Academy for the past two years, leading sessions on music...

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March 21, 2021 | 1:30 & 4:30 p.m.

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Giant luminescent dinosaurs take over the Lied Center! Dino-Light is a glow-in-the-dark adventure that brings a friendly dinosaur to life to discover a wonderful world full of creatures that light up the darkness. Recipient of the prestigious Jim Henson Foundation Grant, Dino-Light blends cutting-edge puppetry, technology and dance in a...

March 24, 2021 | 7:30 p.m.

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Multiple Grammy Award-winner and MacArthur Fellow Chris Thile, a member of Punch Brothers and Nickel Creek, and former host of the radio program, Live from Here, is a mandolin virtuoso, composer and vocalist. With his broad outlook, Thile transcends the borders of conventionally circumscribed genres,...

March 30, 2021 | 12:00 p.m.

INDIA ENTER

India Enter is a junior studying cello performance with Dr. Karen Becker at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Previously, she studied with Dr. Betsy Anderson in her hometown of Owatonna, Minnesota, and Dr. Joseph Rodgers at Minnesota State University-Mankato. Since beginning the cello, India performed with the Minnesota Youth Symphony and the Canon Valley Youth Orchestra. She has also...

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March 30, 2021 | 7:30 p.m.

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Identical twin sisters Christina and Michelle Naughton have been hailed by the San Francisco Examiner for their “stellar musicianship, technical mastery and awe-inspiring artistry.” Experience the Lied Center debut of this incredible piano duo featuring a program of works by Mendelssohn, Mozart, Chopin, Brahms and Ravel!

“The textures shimmer like...

April 2021

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April 2, 2021

The Ed Love Quartet takes the Lied virtual stage as part of the Capital Jazz Society's First Friday Series. Ed Love has performed with many of the greats in jazz, including Clark Terry, Henry Mancini, Don Menza, Victor Lewis, John Fedchock, Bobby Watson and Jay McShann. He played clarinet in the Lincoln Symphony Orchestra for 25 years, with the Omaha Symphony for...

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April 7, 2021

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Regarded as one of contemporary jazz’s leading vocalists, Diane Schuur is as eclectic as she is brilliant. Schuur was blind from birth, but gifted with perfect pitch and three-and-a-half-octave vocal range. With a recording career that spans over three decades and includes two GRAMMY® awards, Schuur has explored almost every corner of the American musical landscape.

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Saturday, April 10, 2021 | 7:30 p.m.

You’ve never seen anything quite like this! Experience one of the world’s most creative multi-media dance artists who The New York Times said “churns out surprises, from coin-operated choreography to implausible science experiments.” Recognized with a Guggenheim Fellowship, Ellsworth combines movement with science, architecture and humanities for a mind blowing multi-media presentation.

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April 11, 2021 | 7 p.m.

LSO's Anton Miller & Edward Polochick: Violin & piano recital

LSO Music Director Edward Polochick and Concertmaster Anton Miller will perform a range of popular and classical pieces for violin and piano. Maestro Polochick has been Music Director of LSO since 1998, serves as Artistic Director of Concert Artists of Baltimore, and is a longtime faculty member at the...

April 15, 2021 | 7:30 p.m.

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The Silkroad Ensemble creates music that engages difference, sparking radical cultural collaboration and passion-driven learning to build a more hopeful world. Founded by cellist Yo-Yo Ma, the group has been called “vibrant and virtuosic” by the Wall Street Journal, “one of the 21st century’s great ensembles” by the Vancouver Sun....

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April 17, 2021 | 4 & 7:30 p.m.

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In tribute to the much loved, international pop icon Neil Diamond, Super Diamond performs the timeless classics including “Sweet Caroline,” “America,” “Cherry Cherry,” “Forever in Blue Jeans” and all your favorite hits. Super Diamond’s success in America is unprecedented for a tribute band. With a nod from...

April 20, 2021 | 7:30 p.m.

Drawing on the poetry of the late poet Lucille Clifton, UNL Poets will celebrate the long history of Black poets bringing often uneasy truths to the heart of America. Curated by Kwame Dawes, the poets, in conversation with music and visual art, will perform their own compositions and selections of poems by Lucille Clifton whose words continue to resonate in our...

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April 29 & 30, 2021 | 7:30 p.m.

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The world’s most famous brass group returns to the Lied Center! Celebrating their 50th Season, the Canadian Brass have performed in nearly every major concert hall in the world and have been seen by millions of viewers on The Tonight ShowEntertainment Tonight and PBS. From renaissance and baroque music to Dixieland, ragtime and...

May 2021

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The Capital Jazz Society's First Friday Series welcomes Adams and Cooley Rat Pack Jazz. Playing music from the golden era of song, Jon Adams and Ron Cooley have worked together musically for many years, though they have known each other even longer, growing up in the same neighborhood in Omaha, Nebraska. When these two longtime friends and collaborators work together,...

May 9, 2021 | 7 p.m.

Sam Stacy is a Lincoln native who recently received national attention after winning a spot on Team Blake on NBC’s The Voice! He was first introduced to music through choir at First Plymouth Church. He got involved in musical theater and taught himself to play guitar at 12 years old. He graduated from Lincoln Southeast, and during college he’d study by...

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May 13, 2021

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Brazilian-born pianist Arnaldo Cohen has long had a reputation for astonishing audiences with his musical authority and blistering virtuosity. Cohen returns to the Lied to celebrate the music of composer Franz Liszt after an unforgettable performance in our 2013-2014 season!

This presentation is made possible in part with generous support from the Lied Center Piano...

June 2021

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June 4, 2021

The Capitol Jazz Society welcomes the Kearney Jazz Society to the virtual stage as part of their First Friday Series. The Kearney Jazz Society is a jazz combo featuring a collection of music teachers and professionals from throughout central Nebraska who love to get together and play music. The group has entertained audiences since 2013, focusing on jazz standards and...

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June 12, 2021 | 7:30 p.m.

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One of Broadway’s biggest stars performs songs from her acclaimed career on stage and screen. Winner of a 2015 Tony Award® for her performance in the Broadway revival of The King and I, O’Hara’s has also co-starred with Matthew Broderick in Nice Work If You Can Get It and with...

July 2021
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July 24, 2021

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A revered panelist on NPR’s Wait, Wait . . . Don’t Tell Me, Paula Poundstone was the first woman to host the White House Correspondents’ Dinner and is the recipient of an American Comedy Award for Best Female Stand-up Comic. Don’t miss her hilarious return to the Lied stage!

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September 2021
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September 7, 2021

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Jazz icon and 14-time GRAMMY® Award-winning pianist and composer Herbie Hancock makes his Lied Center debut performance! Hancock was a member of the Miles Davis Quintet that pioneered groundbreaking sound in jazz. In the 1970s he led musical innovations with record-breaking albums, including Head Hunters, combining electric jazz with funk and rock.

We've spent the last several months focused on the health and safety of our patrons, artists,...

October 2021
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October 11, 2021

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With James Francies and Joe Dyson.

Twenty-time GRAMMY® Award winner Pat Metheny is one of the most accomplished jazz artists in history. Throughout his legendary career, Metheny has performed with artists as diverse as Herbie Hancock, David Bowie and Steve Reich while always sidestepping the limits of any one genre.

We've spent the last several months focused on the health and safety of our patrons,...

Keith Lockhart conducts in a white shirt and black pants and bow tie with orchestra members playing behind him in front of a background that has a wooden roof and a screen with the American flag and red fireworks.
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October 28, 2021

The Boston Pops is not only America’s orchestra, it was John Williams’ orchestra before he passed the baton to Keith Lockhart. Conductor Keith Lockhart and the entire orchestra mark their return to the Lied Center with a program featuring the symphonic splendor of John Williams’ iconic music. Hop in your Millennium Falcon to celebrate 60 years of movie music...

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