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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>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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