Simple Gifts 2016

A community and university music celebration

Simple Gifts is a free community & university music celebration, featuring the talents of the Kansas Sinfonietta conducted by David Neely; Vanessa Thomas, soprano; the Lawrence Children’s Choir conducted by Carolyn Welch; and Chaeyoung Park, piano.

The Simple Gifts committee, comprised of the Lawrence Children’s Choir, the Lied Center, the University of Kansas School of Music, the Spencer Museum of Art and the Lawrence Arts Center invites you to celebrate music and enjoy the gifts of live performances all year long.

Additional Free Events

Simple Gifts Pre-Performance Panel Discussion
Wednesday, July 20, 7:30 pm, Lied Center Pavilion
Topic: Camille Saint-Saëns’ Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor within the context of France in the mid to late 1800’s

  • David Neely, conductor, Kansas Sinfonietta
  • Susan Earle, curator, European & American Art, Spencer Museum of Art
  • Jack Winerock, professor, piano, director, Division of Piano, University of Kansas
  • Chaeyoung Park, piano soloist


Free, no tickets required

Chaeyoung Park solo piano recital 
Sunday, July 24 at 3 pm, KU School of Music’s Swarthout Recital Hall
Free, no tickets required


Admission is free, but tickets are required and can be picked up at the Lied Center Ticket Office.
Summer hours: Weekdays, Noon–5:30 pm.

For more information, please call 785-864-2787.

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1600 Stewart Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045

Ticket Office
Weekdays: Noon–5:30 pm

Performance Day
Open at least one hour prior to all ticketed performances.

Administrative Office
Weekdays, 8 am–5 pm


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