The Lied Center of Kansas announced the 2018–19, 25th Anniversary Season to the Friends of the Lied at the Season Announcement Party on Sunday, April 29, 2018. The milestone season will be unlike any other at the Lied Center, packed with Broadway hits, Grammy Award-winning artists, comedy legends, renowned classical artists, motion picture and television stars, family-friendly shows and much more.
A few highlights of the upcoming season include Steve Martin & Martin Short, Joshua Bell (violin), FINDING NEVERLAND, Michael McDonald and a world-premiere performance by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis celebrating 15 KU basketball luminaries. Additionally, the Lied Center will continue the popular Folk Series, which was introduced in the 2017–18 season.
“We are ecstatic to celebrate our silver anniversary by hosting many of the world’s most acclaimed artists. Over half will be making their Lied Center debut, and we invite everyone to join us in this season-long celebration,” said Derek Kwan, executive director of the Lied Center.
To kick-off the exciting 25th Anniversary Season in the fall, the Lied Center will host a free festival in appreciation of the community and in honor of Christina M. Hixson, the sole trustee of the Lied Foundation Trust. The “Lied Loves Lawrence” event will take place on September 14–15 and will include free performances, live music, family-friendly activities, treats, behind-the-scenes workshops and more. Details for this event will be announced in the summer of 2018.
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