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<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>OmniArts Presents: Me and Jezebel</font></h2>
This comedy traces the true-life account of the events of summer, 1985, when screen legend, Bette Davis, came to the author's home for dinner, and stayed for a month.
Thu 5/11/17 7:30PM Johnny Carson Theater Me and Jezebel
Fri 5/12/17 7:30PM Johnny Carson Theater Me and Jezebel
Sat 5/13/17 7:30PM Johnny Carson Theater Me and Jezebel
Sun 5/14/17 2:00PM Johnny Carson Theater Me and Jezebel


<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


<h2><font color=#702424>2017 Jazz in June</font></h2>
2017 Jazz in June

2017 Jazz in June

Loyal Jazz in June supporters now have the option to purchase VIP tickets for the 2017 Jazz in June Series. VIP tickets include the following:
-A guaranteed space in the VIP section right up front.
-Free food from one of the sponsoring vendors.
-Meet and Greet with that week's performers.

Tue 6/6/17 7:00PM Sheldon Sculpture Garden LaFrae Sci and Sonic Black Featuring Lakecia Benjamin
Tue 6/13/17 7:00PM Sheldon Sculpture Garden Bill Wimmer's Project Omaha featuring Victor Lewis
Tue 6/20/17 7:00PM Sheldon Sculpture Garden Terence Blanchard featuring The E-Collective
Tue 6/27/17 7:00PM Sheldon Sculpture Garden The Rad Trads


<h2><font color=#702424>Orpheus Chamber Orchestra with Andre Watts, Piano</font></h2>
The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra is one of the world’s foremost chamber orchestras and will return to the Lied for the first time since 1999! Based in New York City, this unique group performs as a unified ensemble without a conductor and will be joined at the Lied by superstar pianist Andre Watts.

Tickets for this event will go on sale as part of a Lied Season Package on May 11th.
Thu 10/12/17 7:30PM Lied Main Stage Orpheus Chamber Orchestra with Andre Watts, Piano


<h2><font color=#702424>2017 Van Cliburn Gold Medalist</font></h2>
Once every four years, a young pianist emerges as a gold medal winner from the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Representing the finest pianists in the world, the gold medal winner celebrates Van Cliburn’s legacy and captivates audiences across the globe.

Tickets for this event will go on sale as part of a Lied Season Package on May 11th.
Tue 10/24/17 7:30PM Lied Main Stage 2017 Van Cliburn Gold Medalist


<h2><font color=#702424><i>The Firebird:</i> American Ballet Theatre with the St. Louis Symphony</font></h2>
One of the world’s greatest dance companies, American Ballet Theatre (Kevin McKenzie, Artistic Director), unites with the seven-time GRAMMY® Award-winning musicians of the St. Louis Symphony to present a once-in-a-lifetime performance of Igor Stravinsky’s masterwork: Firebird. Principal Dancers Misty Copeland (Friday, 2/16) and Isabella Boylston (Saturday, 2/17) illuminate the iconic Firebird role, while two pas de deux (Black Swan and White Swan) and Ratmansky’s Serenade after Plato’s Symposium, with music by Leonard Bernstein, round out one of the most anticipated events in Lied Center history!

Tickets for this event will go on sale as part of a Lied Season Package on May 11th.
Fri 2/16/18 7:30PM Lied Main Stage American Ballet Theatre with the St. Louis Symphony (Misty Copeland as The Firebird)
Sat 2/17/18 7:30PM Lied Main Stage American Ballet Theatre with the St. Louis Symphony (Isabella Boylston as The Firebird)


<h2><font color=#702424>Berlin Philharmonic Piano Quartet</font></h2>
The Berlin Philharmonic Piano Quartet is made up of three incredible members of the Berlin Philharmonic, including concert master Andreas Buschatz along with German pianist Markus Groh.

Tickets for this event will go on sale as part of a Lied Season Package on May 11th.
Wed 2/21/18 7:30PM Lied Main Stage Berlin Philharmonic Piano Quartet


<h2><font color=#702424>Olga Kern, Piano</font></h2>
1718 Lied Series

Olga Kern, Piano

Russian-American pianist Olga Kern is recognized as one of her generation’s great artists after jumpstarting her career with a Gold Medal at the 11th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, the first woman to do so in more than 30 years!

Tickets for this event will go on sale as part of a Lied Season Package on May 11th.
Tue 3/27/18 7:30PM Lied Main Stage Olga Kern, Piano


<h2><font color=#702424>A Celebration of Philip Glass</font></h2>
The Lied Center will partner with the Hixson-Lied College of Fine & Performing Arts to present A Celebration of Philip Glass including the world premiere of a new piano quintet titled “Annunciation”. The celebration will bring together pianist Paul Barnes, the Chiara String Quartet, vocal ensemble Capella Romana, Native American flute player Ron Warren and the UNL Symphony Orchestra.

Tickets for this event will go on sale as part of a Lied Season Package on May 11th.
Tue 4/17/18 7:30PM Lied Main Stage A Celebration of Philip Glass


<h2><font color=#702424>Vadym Kholodenko, Piano</font></h2>
1718 Lied Series

Vadym Kholodenko, Piano

After capturing the Gold Medal at the 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, Vadym Kholodenko amazed Lincoln audiences in his Lied-debut. Don’t miss his return to Nebraska for an incredible recital.

Tickets for this event will go on sale as part of a Lied Season Package on May 11th.
Tue 4/24/18 7:30PM Lied Main Stage Vadym Kholodenko, Piano

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