Explore “LIEDership Conversations”
We’re excited to share a new video series of conversations between Lied Center staff members and world-renown artists and performing arts leaders.
From members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis about the making of the “Rock Chalk Suite” honoring Kansas Jayhawks basketball legends, to author and producer André Kimo Stone Guess about staying positive and productive during our global crisis, these conversations are engaging, enlightening and educational.
Lied Across Kansas artists—LIEDership ConversationsPerforming artists Erik Kaiel, Paige Hernandez and Ashli St. Armant talk about their experiences with, and the impact of, the Lied Across Kansas program.
Developed in 2015, the Lied Across Kansas program has brought one performing artist or group on tour to four arts-underserved communities in Kansas. During the tours, students, educators and community members are able to experience the arts in an enhanced way through workshops, performances and conversations with world-class artists—free of charge.
Learn more about Lied Across Kansas: https://lied.ku.edu/lied-across-kansas/
Thanks to these amazing artists:
Erik Kaiel: http://www.arch8.nl/en
Paige Hernandez: https://www.paigehernandez.com/
Ashli St. Armant: http://www.jazzyash.com/
Volunteer ushers—LIEDership ConversationMary-Nell and Mark Gleeson have been ushers at the Lied Center since 2014 and 2015. In April – which is National Volunteer Month! – they had a conversation with Kate Lorenz, events and audience services director, about their favorite Lied Center experiences. Mary-Nell and Mark provide an interesting and entertaining perspective… whether you are a long-time Lied volunteer, a prospective usher, or someone who has never considered it but would be a fabulous addition to our crew! Thank you so much to all of our fantastic ushers.
For information on volunteering, please visit: https://lied.ku.edu/volunteer
Friends of the Lied—LIEDership ConversationFriends of the Lied board members, Lois Orth-Lopes (past president) and Martha Gage (current president), talk about their favorite performances, programs and the Lied Center mission.
Lois is also our inaugural IMPACT Award winner for Distinguished Service to Arts Education. Learn more about the Lied Center’s IMPACT award here: https://lied.ku.edu/impact-award/
Learn more about our partnership with local schools: https://lied.ku.edu/engagement/
Support the Lied Center education programs: https://lied.ku.edu/donate/
Mica Thomas—LIEDership ConversationLied Center Executive Director Derek Kwan talks with Mica Thomas, executive producer and partner with Quixotic. Quixotic is an innovative performance art collective based out of Kansas City that fuses imagination with technology, dance, projection mapping and live music to create fully-immersive, multi-sensory experiences. They discuss Quixotic's projects throughout the pandemic as well as previous collaborations with the Lied Center, including the recent release of "Missing You" and the performance for the Lied Center's 25th anniversary in 2018.
Performing Arts for Youth—LIEDership ConversationAnthea Scouffas, engagement/education director, talks with two artist agents specializing in performing arts for young audiences: Sarah McCarthy, Dandelion Artists, and Simon Shaw, Shaw Entertainment Group. They discuss their path into artist management as well as the importance of presenting works for youth.
Megan Sterling—LIEDership ConversationMegan Sterling has been the Principal Flute for the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra since 2002. She and Derek discuss measures the orchestra has taken to remain vibrant and relevant during the pandemic.
Hong Kong Philharmonic: https://www.hkphil.org
Learn about upcoming Lied Center events: https://lied.ku.edu/calendar