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February 2023
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February 4, 2023

Don’t miss the fabulous new Vegas-inspired fundraiser at the Lied Center with four stages of live entertainment. Enjoy a martini on the Main Stage to the smooth sounds of jazz with Kathy Morrow & Friends, eat your heart out with Joseph Hall as Elvis in the Commons, or shake your tail feather to the 402 high-octane dance band in the...

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Friday, February 10, 2023 | 7:30PM

Chen Yi’s Shuo opens this program with a shimmering, sparkling amalgam of folk singing from her native China. Anne-Marie McDermott takes the stage to perform the dazzling and exquisite Mozart Piano Concerto No. 25 in C Major K. 503. Following intermission, the program closes with Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 5 “Reformation,” featuring Martin Luther’s well-known chorale, “A Mighty Fortress is Our...

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February 10 - 19, 2023

A new play by Jennifer Blackmer

Directed by Timothy W Scholl

WORLD PREMIERE

PREDICTOR is the real-life story of Margaret Crane who, in 1967, defied all odds and expectations to become the inventor of the first home pregnancy test. Energetic and theatrical, PREDICTOR illuminates Meg Crane's lost contributions to both science and design, celebrating her persistence, her relentless positivity, and...

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Tuesday, February 14, 2023 | 7:30PM

Winner of the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Jazz Album and recently voted as No. 1 Jazz Vocal Album by NPR Music’s Jazz Critics Poll, Jazzmeia Horn makes her Lied Center debut in a Valentine’s Day concert you won’t want to miss. A three-time GRAMMY® Award nominee, Jazzmeia Horn performs songs of daring musicality and emotional power.

“Without a doubt among...

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Saturday, February 18, 2023 | 7:30PM

REZA has taken the art of illusion to a new level, delivering his rock concert-style magic show to audiences across the globe. His new production “Edge of Illusion” features the most incredible cutting-edge magic in existence today, with breathtaking, signature grand-scale illusions, including making motorcycles and helicopters materialize out of thin air, live on stage!

“World’s top touring illusionist!”

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February 23-25, 2023

OMG you guys!!! Legally Blonde - The Musical is coming to Lincoln!

Fabulously fun and international award-winning Legally Blonde - The Musical is the ultimate Broadway tribute to Girl Power! The story follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, sexism, snobbery and scandal in pursuit of her dreams, and proves that you can be legally blonde and...

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February 24-25, 2023

Animal Engine Theater Company’s Henrietta Solway combines the short fiction and serialized novels of Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Nebraska native Willa Cather into one epic story. A new play commissioned by the National Willa Cather Center about finding your place in the world, small towns, big cities, and restless passion, Henrietta Solway brings to life an exciting and sweet tale...

March 2023
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Wednesday, March 1, 2023 | 7:30PM

Celebrate Chopin’s birthday (March 1, 1810) with the GRAMMY® Award-winning Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and Italian pianist Alessio Bax collaborating to perform Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1.

Orpheus is a radical experiment in musical democracy, proving for 50 years what happens when exceptional artists gather with total trust in each other and faith in the creative process. Making Carnegie Hall its...

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Friday, March 3, 2023 | 7:30PM

R.E.S.P.E.C.T is an electrifying tribute celebrating the music of the legendary Aretha Franklin. This concert experience takes audiences on a journey of love, tragedy, courage, and triumph. Starring a live band and supreme vocalists, come experience a night of music by one of the greatest artists of all time.

 The concert features all your favorite hits in one evening, including...

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Thursday, March 9, 2023 | 7:00PM

Travel with the cranes as they migrate across Turtle Island. Nebraska’s favorite bird takes center stage in this larger-than-life production featuring live music, dance, and many of the finest puppets in the world. The story features Native American/Indigenous artists, music, language, and culture with puppets created by the Jim Henson Creature Shop (creator of the Muppets). This family-friendly show will...

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Saturday, March 11, 2023 | 7:30PM

In a galaxy far, far away…or right here at the Lied Center, celebrate the music of Star Wars by legendary film composer John Williams and The Mandalorian by rising film score star Ludwig Göransson with Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra. Enjoy this concert, you will. Dress up as your favorite Star Wars character and join us at the photo booth before the...

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Friday, March 17, 2023 | 7:30PM

Straight from its brand-new hit PBS special, Trinity: Classically Irish is the next big thing in Irish music from the creator and producer of the Irish Tenors. Three accomplished young singers with performance experience, including Celtic Thunder, Riverdance, Celtic Woman, and stages around the world, perform fresh arrangements of beloved music. Songs include “Red Is the Rose,” “Danny Boy,” “The...

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Tuesday, March 21, 2023 | 7:30PM

Electrifying. Joyful. Powerful. Gorgeous. Be inspired by Ailey’s incomparable dancers as they bring you the pulse-racing thrill of contemporary favorites and the spirit-lifting joy of such classics as Alvin Ailey’s masterpiece, Revelations. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater continues to confirm what dance lovers have long known—that in terms of unparalleled artistry, athletic strength, and boundless passion, nothing beats Ailey.

“Watching...

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March 24-26, 2023

The New York Times calls it “the best musical of this century.” The Washington Post says, “It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals.” And Entertainment Weekly says, “Grade A: the funniest musical of all time.” Jimmy Fallon of The Tonight Show calls it "Genius. Brilliant. Phenomenal." It’s THE BOOK OF MORMON, the nine-time Tony Award® winning Best Musical. 

This outrageous musical comedy follows...

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Tuesday, March 28, 2023 | 7:00PM

Jane Chen is a globally recognized entrepreneur, inventor, and speaker. She is co-founder & CEO of Embrace Global, which developed a groundbreaking, low-cost infant incubator that has saved over 350,000 babies. Embrace has been featured by the New York Times, CNN, Newsweek, the Guardian, and ABC’s 20/20. Chen is a TED speaker and a Young Global Leader of the World...

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Tuesday, March 28, 2023 | 7:30PM

A string trio with four instruments? A harpsichord hiding behind the cello? The Valencia Baryton Project has dedicated itself to the performance of music written for an ancient and little-known instrument, the baryton. A cross between the viol da gamba and lirone, with 10 resonating and plucked strings down the back of the instrument, the baryton gives the traditional string...

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Wednesday, March 29, 2023 | 7:30PM

Internationally recognized hip-hop dancer and choreographer Amirah Sackett joins forces with world championship beatbox artist MR MiC for an evening where Beatboxing Meets Popping. Widely known for her creation “We’re Muslim, Don’t Panic,” which reached viral video fame after being featured on POPSUGAR Celebrity, The Huffington Post, AJ+, and Upworthy , Sackett breaks down misconceptions about Muslim women and the Islamic...

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Thursday, March 30, 2023 | 7:30PM

Following sold-out concerts celebrating the Lied Center’s 20th and 25th Anniversary, Yo-Yo Ma returns to Nebraska with pianist Kathryn Stott for one of this season’s “must-see” performances!

Winner of 19 GRAMMY® Awards, Yo-Yo Ma has built a multifaceted career that is a testament to his enduring belief in culture’s power to generate trust and understanding. Yo-Yo Ma strives to foster...

April 2023
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Friends of Lied Event
April 1, 2023- 5:30pm Cocktails | 6pm Dinner

Join us for a delightful themed dinner and cash bar before the show.

5:30pm Cocktails | 6pm Dinner

$45 per person (tickets to the performance purchased separately)

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Contact Amy Ossian at aossian2@unl.edu with questions.

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Saturday, April 1, 2023 | 7:30PM

One of the world’s top cirque troupes leads young and old on a journey to a reinvented land. The cattle-shed is crazy, and the barn is upside down! A gentleman-farmer surrounds himself with crazy creatures: the chickens have teeth, the ducks are very naughty, and the cows run amok!

Agricultural cirque funk where the farm has gone haywire!

Want to...

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Thursday, April 13, 2023 | 7:30PM

Huntertones brings people together with fun, imaginative, fearless music. The group’s  high-energy, horn-driven sound fuses inspired improvisation and adventurous composition, melding jazz, funk, rock, and soul. Individually, members of Huntertones have compiled a diverse resume of collaborations with top artists, including Jon Batiste, Snarky Puppy, Stevie Wonder, Andy Grammer, Ed Sheeran, and more.

“Soulful, tasty and groovy. I dare you...

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April 15, 2023

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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Sunday, April 16, 2023 | 7:00PM

In June 2022, Yunchan Lim became the youngest person ever to win gold at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition; his performances throughout showcased a “magical ability” and a “natural, instinctive quality” (La Scena) that astounded listeners around the world. As Jury Chair Marin Alsop expressed: “Yunchan is that rare artist who brings profound musicality and prodigious technique organically together.” The depth of his...

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Friday, April 21, 2023 | 7:30PM

After opening with Saint-Saëns’s Danse Macabre, LSO is joined by composer and violinist Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR) as he solos in his own Voodoo Violin Concerto, tapping into his Haitian roots. Following intermission, LSO performs Antonin Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9 “From the New World,” one of the most popular symphonies ever written, with its famous “Goin’ Home” theme.
 

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April 25-30, 2023

SOME SHOWS YOU SEE. THIS SHOW YOU FEEL.

Joy, love, heartache, strength, wisdom, catharsis, LIFE—everything we’ve been waiting to see in a Broadway show— is here in the exhilarating, fearless new musical based on Alanis Morissette’s world-changing music.

Directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (Waitress, Pippin, upcoming 1776) with a Tony-winning book by Diablo Cody (Juno) and Grammy-winning score,...

Friends of Lied Event
April 29, 2023 - 5:30pm Cocktails | 6pm Dinner

Join us for a delightful themed dinner and cash bar before the April 29th show!

5:30 PM Cocktails | 6:00 PM Dinner

$45 per person (tickets to the performance purchased separately)

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Contact Amy Ossian at aossian2@unl.edu with questions.

May 2023
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May 2-3, 2023

Experience a phenomenal evening of stunning artistry when America’s National Ballet Company,®  American Ballet Theatre (ABT), returns to the Lied Center to with the romantic masterwork Giselle. Accompanied by Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra, Giselle is a perfect match for the virtuosity of ABT’s unrivaled roster of international ballet stars who bring the story of unrequited love, revenge, and forgiveness vividly to...

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Thursday, May 4, 2023 | 7:30PM

Described by one pretty important radio guy as “not classical…but not not classical” (David Srebnik, SiriusXM Classical Producer), Invoke continues to successfully dodge even the most valiant attempts at genre classification. The multi-instrumental band’s other not-nots encompass traditions from across America, including bluegrass, Appalachian fiddle tunes, jazz, and minimalism. Invoke weaves all of these styles together to create truly individual...

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Sunday, May 7, 2023 | 6:00PM

LSO’s season finale features LSO concertmaster Anton Miller in Yevhen Stankovych’s Ukranian Poem for solo violin and orchestra, and Manuel Ponce’s Violin Concerto, brimming with Mexican dance elements celebrating his native country. LSO closes its season with Brahms's poignant and luminous Symphony No. 2, Op. 73 in D major.

August 2023
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August 2-13, 2023

HAMILTON is the story of America then, told by America now. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway, HAMILTON has taken the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and created a revolutionary moment in theatre—a musical that has had a profound impact on culture, politics, and education. With book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction...

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