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October 2021
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October 20, 2021 | 7:30 PM

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 Haydn, Beethoven, and Chopin after an unforgettable performance in our 2013-2014 season!

This presentation is made possible in part with generous support from the Lied Center Piano Circle donors Mary-Ann K. Clinton, Anabeth H. Cox, MarySue Harris,...

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Friday, October 22, 2021

The Baltimore Consort presents "In Angels Wede," a program of early music based on the life of Mary Queen of Scots.

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Saturday, October 23, 2021 | 7:30

This Rock and Roll Hall of Fame duo topped the charts for decades with #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 Life” and more!

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Keith Lockhart conducts in a white shirt and black pants and bow tie with a black background containing the words Movie Music of John Williams with conductor Keith Lockhart with the Lincoln's Symphony Orchestra
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October 28, 2021 | 7:30 PM

The Lied Center is excited to announce that Boston Pops Conductor Keith Lockhart will travel to Lincoln to lead Lincoln's Symphony Orchestra in a celebration of iconic movie music scores by legendary composer John Williams on October 28! The Boston Pops has canceled its Midwest tour, including the originally scheduled October 28 concert at the Lied Center. But the show must go...

November 2021
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November 2, 2021 | 7:00 PM

Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia’s research focuses on the role of prosecutorial discretion in immigration law and the intersections of race, national security and immigration. Her work has been published in numerous law journals and she is the author of two award-winning books, Beyond Deportation: The Role of Prosecutorial Discretion in Immigration Cases (2015) and Banned: Immigration Enforcement in the Time of Trump (2019), as well as...

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Thursday, November 4, 2021 | 7:30 PM

BeauSoleil’s distinctive sound derived from the distilled spirits of New Orleans jazz, blues rock, folk, swamp pop, Zydeco, and bluegrass has captivated listeners from the Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans to Carnegie Hall. From appearances at the Super Bowl and HBO’s hit show Treme to capturing multiple GRAMMY® Awards, BeauSoleil’s farewell tour One Last Time — Au Revoir! celebrates the most potent and...

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Monday, November 8, 2021 | 7:30

A pair of classical music superstars share the Lied Center stage in Yuja Wang’s return to Lincoln. Violinist Leonidas Kavakos’s playing has been praised by The New York Times for his “balance of pyrotechnics and lyricism,” while Yuja Wang has been called “quite simply the most dazzlingly, uncannily gifted pianist in the concert world today” by the San Francisco Chronicle. Together “they sound like a single...

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Thursday, November 11, 2021

Hyeyung Sol Yoon and Gregory Beaver of the Chiara Quartet join Soyeon Kate Lee to perform a new work by Mathew Fuerst

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Friday, November 12, 2021 | 7:30 PM

Johann Sebastian Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos, regarded as some of the highest compositions of the baroque era, showcase LSO’s strings, oboes, and horns performing Concertos 1 & 3 with Maestro Polochick conducting from the harpsichord. After intermission, the program closes with LSO’s Principal Cello Karen Becker, who joins the orchestra for Kurt Atterberg’s gloriously romantic Cello Concerto.

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December 2021
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Sunday, December 5, 2021

‘Tis the season! LSO’s annual holiday celebration returns with lots of holly, jolly, and more. Get into the holiday spirit with your symphony! Special guest conductor Lucas Waldin returns to celebrate the season with everything from traditional favorites like The Nutcracker and The First Noel to modern hits like Sleigh Ride. Tenor Drew Duncan will bring beloved holiday songs to life, and audiences of all ages can celebrate the...

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December 8, 2021 | 7:30pm

It’s show time as the Cornhusker Marching Band Highlights Concert returns to the Lied Center for Performing Arts. Come experience the sights and sounds of the Pride of all Nebraska as they perform halftime shows from the 2021 season, their Pre-game Spectacular and much more!

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December 11, 2021

Martina McBride is a multiple GRAMMY® nominated country icon, whose incomparable vocals have kept her at the top of the charts garnering six No. 1 hits and twenty top 10 singles. In 2018, Martina released a new Christmas album, It’s The Holiday Season, that features her favorite Christmas standards, and also brought back her “The Joy of Christmas Tour.” Selling...

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Tuesday, December 21, 2021 | 7:30 PM

Do you remember the first time you heard the Christmas sounds of Mannheim Steamroller? You can again celebrate the holiday magic of Mannheim Steamroller in 2021 when they bring their annual holiday tour to fans throughout the country, reuniting the #1 Christmas music artist in history with its legion of long-time fans. Experience the music that has become the hallmark...

January 2022
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Thursday, January 13, 2022 | 7:30 PM

Continuing the Lied Center’s partnership with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Music Director Stéphane Denève returns to Lincoln to lead a program highlighted by Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet Suite! GRAMMY® Award-winning violin virtuoso Augustin Hadelich also joins the orchestra to perform Barber’sViolin Concerto for one of this season’s must-see concerts!

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Tuesday, January 18, 2022 | 7:30 PM

Established as a chamber music ensemble of the world-renowned Berlin Philharmonic in 1985, this incredible group returns to Lincoln after making their Lied Center debut in 2018. Their program includes the Strauss Piano Quartet as well as a newly revised edition of Danny Elfman’s Piano Quartet which was co-commissioned by the Lied Center.

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Saturday, January 22, 2022

Save the Date!

Join us for a Night in the EmeraLIED City. The Friends of the Lied are pleased to announce the return of their fundraising gala. Enter the world of enchantment and be wowed by the creativity. The night includes cocktails, a gourmet dinner on stage, dancing to the music of Musivo Live from Kansas City, and more! Support...

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Monday, January 24, 2021 | 7:30 p.m.

The Grammy-nominated Aizuri Quartet presents "What's Past is Prologue," a mix of work by women composers spanning 800 years.

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January 27-29, 2022

Roald Dahl’s amazing tale is now Lincoln’s golden ticket! It’s the perfect recipe for a delectable treat: songs from the original film, including “Pure Imagination,” “The Candy Man” and “I’ve Got a Golden Ticket,” alongside a toe-tapping and ear-tickling new score from the songwriters of Hairspray. Get ready for Oompa-Loompas, incredible inventions, the great glass elevator and more, more, more at...

February 2022
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Friday, February 4, 2022 | 7:30 PM

A violinist by any other name couldn’t possibly sound as sweet! LSO’s evening of stormy and romantic Russian composers begins with Arensky’s Variations on a Theme by Tchaikovsky,then LSO concertmaster Anton Miller takes the stage with Glazunov’s charming and ebullient Violin Concerto. After intermission, LSO brings Shakespeare’s tragic romance to life with excerpts from Prokofiev’s ballet, Romeo and Juliet, and Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasy.

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February 9, 2022 | 4:00 PM

Anna Deavere Smith is a world-renowned playwright, actress, author, journalist, and educator who has been credited with creating a new form of theater. For four decades, Deavere Smith has used theatre and movies to reveal the effects of inequality and discord on American communities.  Among her many credits, Deavere Smith starred in The West Wing and Nurse Jackie, was selected as the Jefferson Lecturer by the National...

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February 9, 2022 | 7:30 PM

One of the most hailed and provocative theatre and television artists of our time, Anna Deavere Smith (The West Wing, Black-ish, Nurse Jackie), leads a new installation of powerful first-person storytelling in her new production: Notes From the Field. Drawn from interviews with more than 250 people living and working within a challenged system, Notes From the Field depicts the personal accounts of...

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February 11-13, 2022

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way,...

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Sunday, February 20, 2022 | 7:30 PM

The virtuosity and versatility of the flute will be on full display as LSO’s Principal Flute John Bailey begins the evening with works by Daniel Dorff and Kent Kennan. LSO is also thrilled to showcase its first Composer-in-Residence, Dr. Tyler G. White, with a performance of A Brand-New Summer, originally composed for LSO in 2006. After intermission, the Lincoln Youth Symphony joins LSO for a side-by-side...

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Tuesday, February 22, 2022 | 7 PM

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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February 26, 2022 | 7:30 PM

One of Broadway’s most critically acclaimed performers, Bernadette Peters has garnered numerous accolades including three Tony Awards®, a Golden Globe, three Emmy and four GRAMMY Award nominations. Following recent starring roles in Hello, Dolly! on Broadway and TV credits including, “Mozart in the Jungle” and “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” experience Peters’ first return to the Lied Center stage in nearly a decade performing...

March 2022
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Thursday, March 3, 2021 | 7:30 p.m.

The Grammy-winning Harlem Quartet is joined by Cuban pianist and film composer, Aldo López-Gavilán. They will play his compositions and the thrilling Schumann Piano Quartet. 

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Saturday, March 5, 2022 | 7:30 PM

Praised by The Boston Globe as “An unapologetic showcase of virtuosity,” Stars of American Ballet brings together today’s most remarkable ballet talents. Led by Daniel Ulbricht, “one of the best male ballet dancers in New York,” (Dance Magazine) and featuring a cast of principal and soloist dancers from the New York City Ballet and other renowned companies, this collective makes its Lied Center debut celebrating a...

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March 8-10, 2022

Riverdance, as you’ve never seen it before! A powerful and stirring reinvention of this beloved favorite, celebrated the world over for its GRAMMY award-winning score and the thrilling energy and passion of its Irish and international dance. Immerse yourself in the extraordinary power and grace of its music and dance–beloved by fans of all ages. Fall in love with the...

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Saturday, March 12, 2022 | 7:30

From appearances at the Hollywood Bowl to their Emmy Award- winning PBS broadcast, The Fab Four have been lauded as the best Beatles tribute ever. After a sold-out Lied performance in 2015, experience The Fab Four’s return to Lincoln with note-for-note performances of “Yesterday,” “Here Comes the Sun,” and “Hey Jude” live in concert.

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March 17-20, 2022

Produced by Angels Theatre Company, this new production is based on a true story. Renowned theologian and pacifist Dietrich Bonhoeffer is drawn into a web of lies and deceit as a double agent in World War II Germany. His efforts to maintain his integrity while fighting against National Socialism create a landscape of secrets, broken promises, fierce love, and dangerous alliances....

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Friday, March 18, 2022 | 7:30 P.M.

The world-renowned ukulele superstars return to the Lied with their toe-tapping music, hilarious banter, and sheer superlative entertainment. With fans ranging from the Queen of England to David Bowie and beyond, they are masters of the unexpected, known for re-imagining folk songs, twisting classical favorites, and uncovering quirky versions of rock covers.

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March 19, 2022 | 7:30pm

Relax and enjoy a night of movie music, performed live by Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra. Your favorite melodies from the big screen come to life as LSO performs music from iconic films. In addition to favorites like E.T., Star Wars, and Indiana Jones, we’ll celebrate classics like The Pink Panther and Lawrence of Arabia, along with a tribute to Rodgers and Hammerstein. Dress up as your favorite...

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March 22, 2022 | 7:00 PM

Activists within the UNL and Lincoln communities come together to discuss racial justice; what they’ve done, what they do, and how to move forward. 

Presented in partnership with the University Honors Program.

 

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Event summaries and full biographical information on each of the speakers is available athttps://enthompson.unl.edu

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March 25-27, 2022

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. Go behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in the Tony and GRAMMY Award®-winning true-life musical phenomenon, Jersey Boys. From the streets of...

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March 26, 2022 | 7:30 PM

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.

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Thursday, March 31, 2022 | 7:30 PM

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.

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April 2022
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April 2, 2022 | 3 & 7:30 PM

Join Alex, Marty, Melman and Gloria as they bound out of the zoo and onto the stage in this live musical spectacular. This smash hit musical features all of your favorite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar. This brand-new...

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Tuesday, April 5, 2022 | 7:30 PM

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’s music has explored almost every corner of the American musical landscape.

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April 6, 2022 | 7:00 PM

Walter Echo-Hawk is a Native American attorney, tribal judge, author, activist, and law professor. He represents Indian tribes on important legal issues, such as treaty rights, water rights, religious freedom, prisoner rights, and repatriation rights. His career spans the pivotal years when Indian tribes reclaimed their land, sovereignty, and pride in a stride toward freedom. As a Native American rights...

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April 9-10, 2022

The critically acclaimed smash-hit Broadway musical The Band’s Visit is the winner of 10 Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, making it one of the most Tony-winning musicals in history.  It is also a Grammy® Award winner for Best Musical Theater Album. With a score that seduces your soul and sweeps you off your feet, and featuring thrillingly talented onstage musicians, The...

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Saturday, April 16, 2022 | 2 & 7:30 PM

The Church Basement Ladies celebrate their return to the Lied Center with the hit show that started it all. From preparations for a record- breaking Christmas dinner to the funeral of a dear friend, a Hawaiian Easter Fundraiser, and a steaming hot July wedding, the ladies stave off potential disasters, share and debate recipes, instruct the young, and keep the Pastor on...

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Tuesday, April 19, 2022 | 7:30 PM

Blessed with “poetic and sensitive pianism” (Washington Post) and a “wondrous sense of color” (San Francisco Classical Voice), GRAMMY®- nominated pianist Joyce Yang captivates audiences with her virtuosity, lyricism, and interpretive sensitivity. She first came to international attention in 2005 when she won the silver medal at the 12th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.

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Friday, April 22, 2022 | 7:30pm

In celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birthday in 2020, LSO triumphantly concludes its journey to perform all nine of his symphonies with the monumental Symphony No. 9 (Choral).Joining LSO onstage are the full forces of a choir comprising the Abendmusik Chorus, Doane University Choir, Doane Collegiate Chorale, and Nebraska Wesleyan University Choir. Paired with the Ninth Symphony will be the premiere of Jake Runestad’s newly-orchestrated work, A Silence Haunts...

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April 27 - May 1, 2022

This New York Times Critics’ Pick takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships. Newsweek cheers, “It takes you to a place you never want to leave!”...

May 2022
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Sunday, May 8, 2022 | 6:00pm

For the first time in 30 years, treasured operatic soprano Renée Fleming joins Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra in an extraordinary gala concert of iconic repertoire for voice and orchestra. One of the most acclaimed international soloists of her generation, she will first lend her passion and artistry to Richard Strauss’ achingly beautiful Vier letzte Lieder (Four Last Songs). After intermission, Ms. Fleming retakes the stage...

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May 10 & 11, 2022

“How is it that the coolest new show on Broadway is a 1943 musical?” says The New York Times.

This is OKLAHOMA! as you’ve never seen or heard it before—reimagined for the 21st century, and now the Tony Award® Winner for Best Revival of a Musical. Funny and sexy, dark and jolting, “this production shocked me and moved me. Direct from an acclaimed run on Broadway, OKLAHOMA! “lets us...

June 2022
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Friday, June 17, 2022 | 7:30 PM

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 White House and Buckingham Palace.

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