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March 2021
2021 Virtual Friends of Lied Fundraiser | March 15 – April 20, 2021

Help us fill the seats!

You are invited to participate in the 2021 Friends of Lied virtual fundraiser, Support Our Stages. Have some fun and support the arts without renting a tux or even leaving your home! For each $100 donation, you will have the opportunity to build one paper patron. Create a cutout for each member of your family,...

April 2021
April 13, 2021 | 7:30 PM

The two auditioned traditional mixed choirs of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Glenn Korff School of Music will offer an eclectic mix of choral music spanning various time periods while honoring the contributions of composers from a variety of backgrounds and identities. The choirs will combine at the end to sing a celebratory song by Midwest composer, Elaine Hagenberg.

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April 15, 2021 | 10:00 AM


Get ready for an exciting journey to the garden with Tiny Lieders! Join Ashley Laverty, Artistic Director of the Theatre for the Very Young company Kerfuffle, for a 45-minute garden and bug themed movement, music, and yoga jam, specifically designed for children under 6 years old. Since 2015, Kerfuffle has traveled the Midwest...

April 15, 2021 | 7:30 PM



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


April 16, 2021 | 7:30 PM

*This event is for UNL students only*

The Lied Center Student Council invites UNL students to attend an outdoor showing of Mamma Mia! and Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again on April 16th at 7:30pm on the green space outside of Kimball Recital Hall. Students can sit with their friends socially distanced and enjoy popcorn and Pepsi products as they...

Image of a man in a gold sequin jacket playing a black guitar and singing in the microphone with a drummer behind him in front of a black background.
April 17, 2021 | 4 & 7:30 PM



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 18, 2021 | 12-1:30 PM


This Zoom master class for students ages 11-18 will be an exciting and active Shakespeare master class, led by Flatwater Shakespeare Company’s Education Director, Ashley Kobza. In this workshop, students will use clown, gameplay, and other movement modalities to explore, nay --splash around in like a large pool of paint and...

April 20, 2021 | 7:30 PM

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.

Conceived, curated and directed 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...

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.

April 23, 2021 | 7:30 pm

Experience the vast landscapes of Mahler melodies as you’ve never heard before. LSO presents the Erwin Stein 1921 edition of Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 4, arranged for small chamber orchestra. Featuring soprano Esther Heidemann, the power and virtuosity of Mahler’s iconic style will be on full display in this intricate, exquisite rendition.

Streaming options available for $15/$25/$35

Saturday, April 24 | 6-9 PM

*This event is for UNL Students only*

The Lied Center Student Council is hosting an outdoor immersive art exhibit for UNL students. Wonders Walkthrough will showcase a variety of art exhibits from different UNL students and organizations. Walk through the Lied Plaza on April 24th between 6pm and 9pm to enjoy a variety of art pieces that show what "hope"...

April 27, 2021 | 12:00 PM


David Besonen is a junior studying computer science, mathematics, and music technology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. David grew up in Apple Valley, Minnesota. He kicked off his musical journey at an early age – learning piano at five, writing his first song in Kindergarten, and learning the saxophone at eleven. In high school, David performed with many...

April 28, 2021 | 7:30 PM

We are thrilled to announce that this year’s Evening of Dance concert will take place on the Lied Center’s Main Stage. There will be one performance only, with a live audience, on Wednesday, April 28at 7:30p.m. This will be an eclectic concert of work by guest artists Lauren Simpson, Gayle Rocz and Melissa Templeton, along withfaculty artists Hye-Won Hwang and...

April 29 & 30, 2021 | 7:30 PM


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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...

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.

April 29-May 2, 2021

"The Chalky White Substance" and "The Traveling Companion" are two short plays by one of the foremost dramatists of the 20th century, Tennessee Williams. Even with great commercial success, Williams always considered himself an experimentalist. In each play, the characters search for meaning amidst loneliness, love and the valiancey of survival. 


May 2021

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.

May 7, 2021 | 7:30 PM

The full forces of LSO’s brass section take center stage to usher in Lincoln favorite, Concertmaster Anton Miller. A season finale like no other begins with Aaron Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man, followed by Henri Tomasi’s fiery Fanfares Liturgiques, a 20th-century powerhouse inspired by the medieval sacred style. After the boisterous introduction, Miller joins the orchestra to perform Tchaikovsky’s mesmerizing—and fiendishly virtuosic—Violin...

May 7, 2021 | 8:00 PM

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 | 7:00 pm

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...

June 2021
June 4, 2021 | 8:00 PM

The Capital 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...

June 12, 2021 | 7:30 PM


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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...

June 21-25, 2021

Join us for the third annual Lied Center Triple Threat Broadway Intensive, June 21-25, 2021! The Lied Center is excited to provide young talented performers in Nebraska with its third annual Summer Broadway Intensive.

  • Start your summer off with a transformative experience with the Lied Center.
  • We are planning for an IN-PERSON experience while adhering to COVID safety guidelines including
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July 2021
July 11-16, 2021

Join us for the fourth annual Lied Center Piano Academy, July 11-16, 2021! Lied Center Piano Circle, Lied staff and the Glenn Korff School of Music are excited to host the Lied Center Piano Academy.

  • We are planning for an IN PERSON experience while adhering to COVID safety guidelines including wearing masks and social distancing.
  • LCPA is designed for students
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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!


September 2021
September 7, 2021


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
October 11, 2021


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,...

October 20, 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...

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.
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...