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<h3><font color=#702424>Chiara String Quartet</font></h3>
1617 School of Music

Chiara String Quartet

Join the Chiara Quartet, Hixson-Lied Artists-in-Residence at the UNL Glenn Korff School of Music, as they celebrate 11 years of performing in Lincoln throughout the 2016-2017 season. Each concert in the Hixson-Lied Concert Series features a themed journey through the heart of string quartet music. You won’t want to miss a single performance!

3 and 4 performance season passes are available at a discount and can be purchased through the Lied Center box office over the phone by calling 402-472-4747, or at the box office window at 12th and P streets. Season passes are not available online.

Wed 3/29/17 7:30PM Kimball Hall Beyond Their Years


<h2><font color=#702424>Gabriel Kahane</font></h2>
1617 Lied Series

Gabriel Kahane

COMPOSER/SINGER/SONGWRITER GABRIEL KAHANE’S classically-influenced folk pop musical stylings are as eclectic as the list of artists he’s collaborated with including Sufjan Stevens, Rufus Wainwright and Punch Brothers, to name a few. Discover why NPR says Kahane’s music “needs to be heard” and Rolling Stone qualifies his latest album as “one of the year’s very best.”

“An all-around dazzling performance…this is music with something to say.”–The Los Angeles Times

Fri 2/24/17 7:30PM Johnny Carson Theater Gabriel Kahane


<h2><font color=#702424>GKSOM Spring Opera - <i>Far From Heaven</i> (Scott Frankel)</font></h2>
FAR FROM HEAVEN is an operatic musical, which transports us to 1957 to meet the Whitakers, a nearly perfect young couple with a beautiful home in the suburbs and two young children. They are living the American dream, or so it seems. Issues desperately hidden in the 1950s still surface today. These issues cause the couple's life to unravel as they try to hold the seams of their dream together. A sumptuous score by Scott Frankel sets the couple's life to music ranging from moments of lighthearted charm to heart-melting passion. You may not yet be familiar with this story, but you will never forget it.

*Adult subject matter, not recommended for children

Fri 2/24/17 7:30PM Kimball Hall Far From Heaven - Friday Evening
Sat 2/25/17 7:30PM Kimball Hall Far From Heaven - Saturday Evening
Sun 2/26/17 3:00PM Kimball Hall Far From Heaven - Sunday Matinee


<h2><font color=#702424>The Price Is Right Live&#8482</font></h2>
The Price Is Right Live™ is the hit interactive stage show that gives eligible individuals the chance to "Come On Down" to win. Prizes may include appliances, vacations and possibly a new car! Play classic games from television's longest running and most popular game show from Plinko™, to Cliffhangers™, to The Big Wheel™, and even the fabulous Showcase.

Playing to near sold-out audiences for more than ten years, the Price Is Right Live! has given away more than 12 million dollars in cash and prizes and sold more than 1.7 million tickets.

If you enjoy the rush of emotions experienced while watching the show on television, just imagine the possibilities if you were actually in the audience watching it live.

Tue 2/28/17 4:00PM Lied Main Stage The Price Is Right Live™
Tue 2/28/17 7:30PM Lied Main Stage The Price Is Right Live™


<h2><font color=#702424>Sitting Bull's Last Waltz</font></h2>
Sitting Bull's Last Waltz is a Rock Opera about the fatal showdown between Lakota Leader Sitting Bull and James McLaughlin at Standing Rock Agency in the 1880s. Created by Lincoln Native John Templin Schliesser, the show debuted at the Dragonfly Theater in Los Angeles in June 2016, with Musical Direction by Gregg Foreman (Cat Power). All ticket proceeds will be dedicated to Standing Rock.
Thu 3/2/17 7:30PM Johnny Carson Theater Sitting Bull's Last Waltz
Fri 3/3/17 7:30PM Johnny Carson Theater Sitting Bull's Last Waltz
Sat 3/4/17 7:30PM Johnny Carson Theater Sitting Bull's Last Waltz
Sun 3/5/17 2:30PM Johnny Carson Theater Sitting Bull's Last Waltz
Sun 3/5/17 7:30PM Johnny Carson Theater Sitting Bull's Last Waltz


<h2><font color=#702424>Mamma Mia!</font></h2>
1617 Lied Series

Mamma Mia!

A MOTHER. A DAUGHTER. 3 POSSIBLE DADS. And a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget! Have the time of your life at this smash-hit musical that combines ABBA’s greatest hits, including “Dancing Queen,” “S.O.S.,” “Take A Chance on Me” and “The Winner Takes It All,” with an enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship.

“My advice is join the party!” –Atlanta Journal Constitution

Fri 3/3/17 7:30PM Lied Main Stage Mamma Mia!
Sat 3/4/17 2:00PM Lied Main Stage Mamma Mia!
Sat 3/4/17 7:30PM Lied Main Stage Mamma Mia!
Sun 3/5/17 2:00PM Lied Main Stage Mamma Mia!


<h2><font color=#702424>Heather Henson's Crane: on earth, in sky</font></h2>
JOURNEY WITH THE MAJESTIC CRANES as they fly across Nebraska and North America in this stunning production. Told through the artistic vision of co-creator Heather Henson, the production seamlessly integrates puppetry, traditional dances, projections, kites and aerial antics.

“Delightfully whimsical…the cranes are majestic.”–Orlando Sentinel

Thu 3/9/17 7:00PM Lied Main Stage Heather Henson's Crane: on earth, in sky


<h2><font color=#702424>Trinity Irish Dance Company</font></h2>
1617 Lied Series

Trinity Irish Dance Company

THE WORLD’S MOST INNOVATIVE, CUTTING-EDGE Irish dance company will blow you away in their Lied premiere on St. Patrick’s Day! Called “impossibly complex” by the New York Times, Trinity has captured an unprecedented 17 titles at the World Championships of Irish Dance with their lightning-fast agility, impeccable grace and awe-inspiring precision.

"Simply intoxicating"–SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER

Fri 3/17/17 7:30PM Lied Main Stage Trinity Irish Dance Company


<h2><font color=#702424>Riders in the Sky</font></h2>
1617 Lied Series

Riders in the Sky

RIDERS IN THE SKY STAND “HATS & SHOULDERS” above the rest! Join them in a thrilling ride to yesteryear as they salute iconic western movie, music and TV star Roy Rogers. Don’t miss the legendary wacky humor and way-out Western wit that has earned the Riders two GRAMMY® Awards. Come hear the classics like “Tumbling Tumbleweeds,” “(Ghost) Riders in the Sky” and “Happy Trails.”

"Western values & wholesome frontier fun."-Los Angeles Times

Fri 3/24/17 7:30PM Lied Main Stage Riders in the Sky


<h2><font color=#702424>Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra</font></h2>
UNDER THE BATON OF CONDUCTOR KEITH LOCKHART, the world-renowned Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra make their Lied Center debut showcasing the best of the American songbook! Featuring Broadway hits, classic George Gershwin melodies and legendary music from the silver screen, the Boston Pops have been hailed by NPR as “America’s Orchestra.”

"The best-known, most recorded & arguably most popular orchestra in the United States."-New York Times

Sun 3/26/17 7:30PM Lied Main Stage Boston Pops Esplande Orchestra


<h2><font color=#702424>TaikoProject Interlocking Rhythms</font></h2>
TAIKOPROJECT HAS DAZZLED STAGE AND SCREEN AUDIENCES for more than 15 years with its unique contemporary blend of taiko drums, music, storytelling and choreography. The only American company to ever win Tokyo’s prestigious International Taiko Contest, the dynamic, powerful ensemble unites ancient Japanese tradition with 21st century American innovation.

"They blew the roof off with their energy."-International Examiner

Fri 3/31/17 7:30PM Lied Main Stage TaikoProject Interlocking Rhythms


<h2><font color=#702424>Richard Goode, Piano</font></h2>
1617 Lied Series

Richard Goode, Piano

ONE OF TODAY’S LEADING INTERPRETERS OF CLASSICAL and romantic music, Richard Goode is a multi-GRAMMY® Award-nominee and has been praised for music-making of tremendous emotional power, depth and expressiveness. An exciting program of five Beethoven sonatas marks his premiere at the Lied.

"A performance of staggering virtuosity & musical insight"-The Times (London)

Sun 4/2/17 3:00PM Lied Main Stage Richard Goode, Piano


<h2><font color=#702424>MOMIX, Opus Cactus</font></h2>
1617 Lied Series

MOMIX, Opus Cactus

THIS REVOLUTIONARY DANCE COMPANY transports audiences to a breathtaking fantasy world of inventiveness and beauty through its trademark use of athletic dance, riveting music, spectacular costumes, novel props and pure talent. Opus Cactus is a dynamic expedition into the hidden landscape of soaring cactuses, creeping lizards, slithering snakes and frolicking insects.

"Wit, beauty & sheer physical daring."-Newsday

Tue 4/4/17 7:30PM Lied Main Stage MOMIX Opus Cactus


<h2><font color=#702424>The Midtown Men</font></h2>
1617 Lied Series

The Midtown Men

THEY TOOK BROADWAY BY STORM as the original cast of Broadway’s Jersey Boys. After a sold-out Lied show in 2014, The Midtown Men are bringing their magic back to Lincoln in this one-of-a-kind concert. Celebrate the music that defined the 60s including The Beatles, The Rascals, Motown, The Four Seasons and more!

"Unique style, sound & delivery...The Midtown Men pulled off a fabulous show."-Lincoln Journal Star

Fri 4/7/17 7:30PM Lied Main Stage The Midtown Men


<h3><font color="#702424">Shen Yun: Connecting Heaven & Earth</font></h3>
There was a time when the world was full of magic and splendor, and all on Earth existed in harmony with Heaven. You could see it in the arts, feel it in the air, and hear it in the beat of a drum. This was a land of heroes and sages, dragons and phoenixes, emperors and immortals. Known today as China, this place was once called "the Land of the Divine."

What if you could journey back and visit this lost paradise?

Shen Yun brings the profound spirit of this lost civilization to life on stage with unrivaled artistic mastery. Every dance movement, every musical note, makes this a stunning visual and emotional experience you won’t find anywhere else. Banned in communist China today, the non-profit Shen Yun is dedicated to reviving 5,000 years of civilization.

Experience art connecting Heaven and Earth! Experience Shen Yun!

Wed 4/12/17 7:30PM Lied Main Stage Shen Yun: Connecting Heaven & Earth


<h2><font color=#702424>James Valentine, Guitar with the Nebraska Jazz Orchestra</font></h2>
Lincoln native, James Valentine, from pop rock band Maroon 5, will perform with the Nebraska Jazz Orchestra in a special main-stage performance at the Lied Center.

Tickets go on sale to the general public Thursday, September 1 at 11am.

Sat 4/15/17 7:30PM Lied Main Stage James Valentine with the Nebraska Jazz Orchestra


<h2><font color=#702424>Itzhak Perlman, Violin</font></h2>
1617 Lied Series

Itzhak Perlman, Violin

UNDENIABLY THE REIGNING VIRTUOSO OF THE VIOLIN, 16-time GRAMMY® Award-winner Itzhak Perlman enjoys superstar status rarely afforded to a classical musician. Loved for his charm, humanity and talent, Perlman is treasured by audiences throughout the world who respond to his remarkable artistry and irrepressible joy for making music.

"Itzhak Perlman wows the crowd."-The Toronto Star

Sat 4/22/17 7:30PM Lied Main Stage Itzhak Perlman, Violin


<h3><font color=#702424>Lincoln Friends of Chamber Music</font></h3>
1617 Friends of Chamber

Lincoln Friends of Chamber Music

The Lincoln Friends of Chamber Music presents their 2016-2017 Season, with 4 exciting ensembles.

Individual tickets are available for purchase starting July 8th through the Lied Center Box Office. Season packages can be purchase through the Lincoln Friends of Chamber by CLICKING HERE.

Thu 4/27/17 7:30PM Johnny Carson Theater Kalichsteing-Laredo-Robinson Trio


<h2><font color=#702424>Russian National Ballet Theatre: Sleeping Beauty</font></h2>
A COMPANY OF OVER 50 DANCERS brings this classic fairytale to life with stunning precision and artistry set to a timeless Tchaikovsky score. Founded by former Bolshoi principal dancer Elena Radchenko, the Russian National Ballet Theatre continues to amaze audiences with the excellence of Russian ballet.

"A cut above many of its rivals."-Washington Post

Sun 4/30/17 4:00PM Lied Main Stage Russian National Ballet Theatre: Sleeping Beauty


<h2><font color=#702424>An Evening with Buddy Guy</font></h2>
1617 Lied Series

An Evening with Buddy Guy

FAMOUS FOR HIS BLISTERING VOCALS and high-voltage playing, blues idol Buddy Guy is the genre’s most intoxicating guitarist. A Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Guy has received six GRAMMY® Awards and was named one of Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time!”

"He was for me what Elvis was probably like for other people."-Eric Clapton

Thu 5/4/17 7:30PM Lied Main Stage An Evening With Buddy Guy


<h2><font color=#702424>Joey Alexander Trio</font></h2>
1617 Lied Series

Joey Alexander Trio

SINCE JAZZ PIANO WUNDERKIND JOEY ALEXANDER first encountered the piano at the age of six, his talent has taken the world by storm. Following his first album at age 12, which was nominated for two GRAMMY® Awards, Alexander makes his Nebraska debut at the Lied performing classic jazz standards with adventurous spirit and improvisatory verve.

"I've never heard anyone who could play like him."-Wynton Marsalis

Thu 5/18/17 7:30PM Kimball Hall Joey Alexander Trio


<h2><font color=#702424>Julianne and Derek Hough: Move - Beyond - Live on Tour</font></h2>
Dancing with the Stars performers Julianne and Derek Hough make their Lied Center debut with the "Move – Beyond" tour.

Following the success of "Move" tours in 2014 and 2015, "Move – Beyond" will bring fans on a journey of dance and music, taking inspiration from the four elements – earth, wind, fire and water – as an exploration of the human relationship with nature. The Houghs will be joined by the Move Company Dancers for performances in styles ranging from ballroom and tap to salsa and hip-hop.

Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, December 16.

Wed 5/24/17 7:00PM Lied Main Stage Julianne and Derek Hough: Move - Beyond - Live on Tour


<h2><font color=#702424>Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical</font></h2>
TIME MAGAZINE’S #1 SHOW OF THE YEAR makes its Nebraska debut at the Lied! Matilda The Musical is the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her destiny. Based on the beloved novel by Roald Dahl, Matilda continues to thrill audiences of all ages on Broadway, in London’s West End and in Australia!

Matilda is wondrous. A real miracle. The best musical since The Lion King.–TIME Magazine

Wed 5/31/17 7:30PM Lied Main Stage Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical
Thu 6/1/17 2:00PM Lied Main Stage Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical
Thu 6/1/17 7:30PM Lied Main Stage Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical
Fri 6/2/17 7:30PM Lied Main Stage Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical
Sat 6/3/17 2:00PM Lied Main Stage Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical
Sat 6/3/17 7:30PM Lied Main Stage Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical

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