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January 2021
January 17, 2021 | 12-1:30 p.m.

Dialects Master Class with Sasha Dobson!

This Zoom master class for students ages 11-18 will be an introduction to learning accents, led by Lied Center teaching artist Sasha Dobson. Students will be introduced to the generalized sound of 3 different dialects: Irish, French, and Australian. This course will give students the tools to learn dialects deeply and properly, rather than...

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As we face the psychological challenges of our ever-changing world, it is more important than ever to be in touch with our humor. Join award-winning humorist Juli Burney as she returns to the Lied Live Online series and reminds us that even though there are compromises made in our "latest normal," humor does not need to be one of them....

January 26, 2021 | 12:00 p.m.

PARKING LOT PARTY

Parking Lot Party is an indie-pop band from Lincoln, NE, blends Mac DeMarco and Peach Pit's modern guitar tones with the intricate grooves of legends like The Eagles and Talking Heads! The group performed for the first time in 2018 for a high-school talent show, with the band officially coming together in a Sonic parking lot later that...

Dixie Longate's Happy Hour

America’s favorite Tupperware lady is back! After her successful run at the Lied Center in Fall 2020, Dixie returns with an all-new virtual show.

Right now, the world needs a drinking buddy… and there’s no one more qualified for the job than Alabama’s favorite daughter, Dixie Longate – a gal who’s never too far away from a cocktail....

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

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 Neil (the man himself), Super Diamond is the most celebrated Neil Diamond tribute...

January 31, 2021 | 7:00 pm

TIckets to this event are FREE, but advance reservations are recommended due to limited capacity.

The 43rd Army Band of the Nebraska National Guard is comprised of Citizen Soldiers who bring a wide variety of skills, talents, and longevity to the unit. The members’ various civilian jobs and experiences contribute a great deal to the overall success of the 43rd...

February 2021
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February 11, 2021 | 7:30 p.m.

Saxophonist Paul Haar and pianist Tom Larson will present an intimate evening of great American standards.

Haar is recognized as one of the most versatile young saxophonists on the scene today, having contributed his talent to numerous projects in both the jazz and classical genres throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. He has performed with such artists as Dave...

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February 13, 2021

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 Harry Connick, Jr. in The Pajama Game. Her engagements as...

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February 13, 2021

NOTE: This performance has been postponed. A new performance date will be announced as soon as possible.

Michael Feinstein, the multi-platinum-selling, five-time GRAMMY®-nominated entertainer dubbed "The Ambassador of the Great American Songbook," is one of the premier interpreters of American standards. His 200+ shows a year have included performances at Carnegie Hall and the Hollywood Bowl, as well as the...

UNL’s N-150 Celebration of the Arts in Nebraska

Presented in collaboration with the Hixson-Lied College of Fine & Performing Arts. 

On Charter Day, February 15, 2019, the University of Nebraska celebrated its 150th anniversary with a monumental evening of live performance and multimedia entertainment. At Music and Milestones, host Jeff Zeleny, University of Nebraska alum, native Nebraskan and Senior White...

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February 18, 2021

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One of the top brass ensembles in the world makes its Nebraska debut with a program that highlights the most popular works of its illustrious 25-year career. Known as the Monty Python of the music world, this Austrian brass septet seamlessly combines laugh-out-loud slapstick comedy with virtuosic musical ability.

“The group provokes new ways...

February 18, 2021

Hannah Huston

Presented in collaboration with Arts for the Soul Music and Fine Arts Series, the Lied is excited to welcome back singer Hannah Huston. Huston was a preschool teacher in Lincoln, Nebraska when she auditioned for season ten (2016) of the U.S. singing competition The Voice, ultimately finishing second runner up and launching a successful career. Since the show,...

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February 27, 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!

One of Comedy Central’s “100...

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February 28, 2021

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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 Sergei Rachmaninoff’s grandiose Sonata...

March 2021
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March 2, 2021

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Established as a chamber music ensemble of the world-renowned Berlin Philharmonic in 1985, this incredible group returns to Lincoln after making its Lied Center debut in 2018. The program includes Johannes Brahms’ masterwork Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor as well as Danny Elfman’s piano quartet, which was co-commissioned by the Lied Center....

Featuring highlights from Ajijaak on Turtle Island!

IBEX Puppetry returns to Nebraska following their Crane: On Earth, In Sky performance in March of 2017. IBEX Puppetry is part of the Jim Henson legacy (of Muppet fame), led by Heather Henson. Experience the magic of puppetry for all ages including highlights from Ajijaak on Turtle Island. Celebrate the cranes (Ajijaak)!

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...

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March 6, 2021

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This ensemble has emerged as one of the top dance ensembles in the United States.  Led by frequent Broadway choreographer Camille A. Brown, the company takes audiences on journeys through race, culture and identity. Brown blends the styles of modern, hip-hop, African, ballet and tap to tell stories that connect history with contemporary culture....

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March 13, 2021

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This quartet shared the stage with Frankie Valli for a decade as the Four Seasons.  During their tenure with Valli, they developed their own signature sound and incredible precision dancing. They are now touring the world performing your favorite hits of the ’60s and ’70s with four-part tight harmonies in styles ranging from pop...

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March 17, 2021

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 electric St. Patrick’s Day celebration straight from the heart of the Emerald Isle. 

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March 23, 2021

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American Ballet Theatre (ABT) Studio Company features rising stars of the ballet world performing masterworks of the classical and neoclassical canons, alongside contemporary and newly created pieces. Nearly 80% of current dancers in American Ballet Theatre are alumni of ABT Studio Company, including 13 Soloists and 9 Principal Dancers - among them Misty Copeland, David Hallberg and Isabella Boylston.

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March 30, 2021

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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 pure gold in bright...

April 2021
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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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April 11, 2021 | 7 p.m.

Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra's Edward Polochick & Anton Miller (a special violin and 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...

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April 12, 2021

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For five decades, the athletic, nimble, zany, seemingly superhuman dancers and acrobats of Pilobolus have entranced audiences with their irresistible mix of wit, sensuality and stunning physical acumen. Contorting, bending and partnering to transform themselves into incredible shapes and images, the Pilobolus dancers tell stories through the astounding strength and precision of their bodies, enhanced by magical stage effects.

*Content warning: performance contains nudity

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April 21, 2021

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In an eye-dazzling retelling of this classic fable, Aesop’s characters are illustrated by giant luminescent puppets stretching over 15 feet tall that give the art of storytelling a whole new look. Come early for FamFest, a preshow party with free snacks and hands-on activities!

"An eye-popping display of storytelling that's like nothing else you've...

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

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 Broadway show tunes, enjoy a concert of the greatest hits...

May 2021
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May 1, 2021

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This Rock and Roll Hall of Fame duo topped the charts for decades with No.1 hits, including the most played song in radio history, “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin'.” The concert experience features favorites, including “Soul & Inspiration,” “Unchained Melody,” “Rock and Roll Heaven,” the GRAMMY® Award-winning Dirty Dancing theme “The Time of My...

Sunday, May 9, 2021 | 7 p.m.

Sam Stacy

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...

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May 13, 2021

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!

We've spent the last several months focused on the health and safety of our patrons, artists, volunteers, and staff and preparing to re-open as safely...

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.

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September 23, 2021

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One of the world’s preeminent orchestras, the Philadelphia Orchestra returns to the Lied Center for the first time since 2001 with a concert featuring the epic yearnings of Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony! The program also includes Sarasate’s virtuosic Carmen Fantasy for violin showcasing concertmaster David Kim.

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September 29, 2021

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Experience the journey of Ajijaak, a young whooping crane, in this majestic production brought to life through puppetry, dance and visual projections. Ajijaak’s story puts forward visions from Indigenous communities, celebrating the symbiotic relationship between cranes and Native American/Indigenous peoples while inspiring the next generation of storytellers and change-makers.

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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.

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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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