WindSync to travel to Kansas communities in the Lied Across Kansas tour

For the fourth year in a row, the Lied Center of Kansas is taking the show on the road and bringing world-class artists to different communities in Kansas. The Lied Across Kansas program gives students and community members the opportunity to engage with artists and experience the arts in an enhanced way, through workshops, conversations, performances and more. This season’s Lied Across Kansas group, WindSync, will travel to Sabetha, Hays, Russell and Salina, April 9–12.

WindSync is a collective of five outstanding wind musicians who come together as performers, educators and community-builders. The Houston-based wind quintet is known for intimate, joyful, thoughtfully programmed and fully memorized concert presentations. WindSync has appeared in recital at the Met Museum, Schubert Club, Shanghai Oriental Arts Center and Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.

WindSync takes a special interest in reaching children, families and underserved audiences. They have been featured in educational concerts presented by the Seattle Symphony, Midland Symphony and Orli Shaham’s “Baby Got Bach,” and their concerts for young people reach more than 10,000 students per year. Advocates of 21st-century musicianship models, the members of WindSync have led master classes at New World Symphony, Texas Music Festival and the University of Maryland Renegade Series, among others.

The group will perform for and work with students in Sabetha, Hays, Russell and Salina. In Russell, the group will also perform a free interactive and educational program of the classic tale Peter and the Wolf (for children and their families) at the Deines Cultural Center on Thursday, April 11 at 6:30 p.m. Once the tour is complete, WindSync will travel to Lawrence to perform a concert at the Lied Center on Sunday, April 14 at 2 p.m. (ticketed event). The performance will also be streamed live through a webcast so the public, including the students and community members from the Lied Across Kansas tour cities, can enjoy the performance.

The Lied Center of Kansas serves as a catalyst for the arts, creativity, engagement and community building for the University of Kansas and the greater community. The Lied Center presents a series of diverse, world-class performing arts and engages communities with performing arts experiences and opportunities.

Lied Across Kansas WindSync Tour Schedule:

Tuesday, April 9: Sabetha

  • Performing for and working with area students

Wednesday, April 10: Hays

  • Performing for and working with area students

Thursday, April 11: Russell

  • Performing for and working with area students
  • Peter and the Wolf
    • Free interactive and educational program (for elementary age children and their families)
    • 6:30 p.m. at the Deines Cultural Center

Friday, April 12: Salina

  • Performing for and working with area students at St. Mary’s Elementary School

Sunday, April 14: Lawrence