• Lied Center COVID-19 Update

    Updated September 29, 2020 SEP 14 & 15 – Sherman Irby Duo > Postponed to a TBD date during the 2021–22 Season SEP 18 – The Magic of Bill Blagg Live! > Rescheduled to Friday, SEP 17, 2021 SEP 20 – Ryan McKinny, bass-baritone > Rescheduled to Sunday, FEB 13,

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  • Rock Chalk Suite—Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

    New York, NY – Wilt Chamberlain, Paul Pierce, Lynette Woodard and Jo Jo White are among the University of Kansas basketball legends honored on Blue Engine Records’s “Rock Chalk Suite” by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. Commissioned to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Lied Center

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  • Lied Center to present IMPACT Awards to a local music teacher and a Kansas native opera legend

    The Lied Center of Kansas named Peter Gipson, Sunflower Elementary School music teacher, and Samuel Ramey, world-renowned opera singer and Kansas native, as the recipients of the 2019–20 season’s IMPACT Awards. Each season, the Lied Center recognizes one USD 497 educator for distinguished service to arts education and one artist

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  • Lied Center receives Mellon Foundation grant for new DEI curriculum leveraging the performing arts

    The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a $466,000 grant over a three-year period to the University of Kansas’s Lied Center to support the “Utilizing the Performing Arts to Enhance Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Initiatives” project. The project will consist of the creation, implementation and assessment of a new

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  • Local high school students to perform with chart-topping group Black Violin at the Lied Center

    Acclaimed music group Black Violin will welcome Lawrence High and Free State High School orchestra students onstage with them at the Lied Center on Saturday, October 19. Black Violin’s performance begins at 7:30 pm, and the students will perform with the group during a portion of the show. Mariah Barnett

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  • Lied Center employee wins KU’s Employee of the Year Award

    On Wednesday, May 8, 2019 the University of Kansas held its annual Employee Recognition Ceremony. The Lied Center’s custodial supervisor, Doug Rendall, was recognized as employee of the year. This prestigious award is given to two outstanding KU staffers each year. All candidates for the award had been previously nominated

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  • Lied Center of Kansas announces the 2019–20 season

    Sunday, May 5, 2019: The Lied Center of Kansas announced the 2019–20 season to the Friends of the Lied at the annual Season Announcement Party on Sunday, May 5. The season includes a wide variety of performances and genres, including four national-touring Broadway shows, several legendary musicians, world-renowned classical ensembles,

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  • 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

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  • 2019 KU Powwow and Indigenous Cultures Festival features Indigenous artists’ work

    This year, the annual KU Powwow and Indigenous Cultures Festival will encompass several events in the month of March, culminating with a full day of activities at the Powwow, which is being held at the Lied Center of Kansas on April 6. The 2019 KU Powwow and Indigenous Cultures Festival

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  • Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission Announces Indigenous Arts Initiative

    Now Accepting Applications  The Indigenous Arts Initiative at the University of Kansas invites two emerging Indigenous artists to participate in a two-week residency from March 24 to April 6, 2019 (visual arts) or March 18 to April 1, 2019 (film). As a partnership between KU (The Spencer Museum of Art,

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  • Lied Center announces 2018–19 IMPACT Award winners

    The Lied Center of Kansas is proud to announce Johannah Cox and Joshua Bell as the recipients of the 2018–2019 IMPACT Awards. Each season, the Lied Center recognizes one USD 497 educator for distinguished service to arts education and one artist or group for distinguished service to the performing arts.

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  • Lied Across Kansas Tour with Paige Hernandez

    The Lied Center of Kansas is, again, teaming up with a world-class artist to bring arts education to students of all ages in selected communities in Kansas. The Lied Across Kansas program will give students the opportunity to learn from an artist and experience the arts in an enhanced way,

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  • Announcing the Lied Center IMPACT Award Winners 17-18

    The Lied Center of Kansas is proud to announce Black Violin and Deborah Woodall Routledge as the recipients of the 2017–2018 IMPACT Awards. This is the fourth season the Lied Center has recognized one artist or group for distinguished service to the performing arts and one USD 497 educator for

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  • Lied Center receives two grants from Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission

    The Lied Center of Kansas has been awarded two grants from the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission. In the Innovative Partnerships category, a $10,000 grant will support a return visit by Chicago Children’s Theatre Company in spring 2018. The Lied Center, in partnership with the KU Edwards Campus and the

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  • Lied Receives $30,000 NEA Grant

    The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded the Lied Center of Kansas $30,000 to support a multidisciplinary performing arts series during the 2017–18 season. “We are thrilled to receive funding from the NEA in support of our project, Exploring Identities through Music, Movement and Word,” said Engagement/Education Director Anthea

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  • Announcing the Lied Center IMPACT Award Winners

    The 2016-17 winners were presented with their awards just prior to the Imani Winds Quintet performance, March 15, 7:30 pm. The Lied Center of Kansas named Imani Winds and Sarah Bonner as the recipients of the 2016-2017 Impact Awards. This is the third season the Lied Center is recognizing one

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  • Double the Just Friends Jazz Series Performances

    The Just Friends Jazz Series was such a hit last season, that we doubled the number of performances in the 2016-17 season. Check out the 2016-17 lineup. This series is exclusively for our Friends of the Lied. All levels of friends are invited to enjoy these outstanding performances in a jazz club-like atmosphere in

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  • 2015-16 IMPACT Awards Presented

    Branford Marsalis and Dani Lotton-Barker were presented the 2015-16 Lied Center IMPACT Awards on Wednesday, April 6, prior to the Branford Marsalis Quartet performance. This is the second season the Lied Center is recognizing one artist or group for distinguished service to the performing arts and one USD 497 educator for distinguished

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  • Gifts support student access at the Lied Center of Kansas

    Two gifts for the Lied Center of Kansas will support the center’s Performing Arts Access Expansion program, which aims to increase access to arts programs for Lawrence school district middle- and high-school students. Continue reading on the KU Endowment website.

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  • New! Print at Home Tickets

    The Lied Center is proud to announce the option to print your tickets at home. The process is simple: Once you have selected your tickets, select “Online Order – Print At Home Online Order – Print At Home.” Once you have completed your order, you will receive a confirmation email

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  • Single Ticket Kickoff Party

    Special Offer: 8–9 am only With your 2019–20 Lied Center ticket order, receive a pair of tickets to ONE of the following performances: KU Symphony Orchestra with special guest Juan-Miguel Hernandez, viola Hiplet Ballerinas Martha Redbone–Bone Hill: The Concert KU Percussion Group with special guest Eriko Daimo, marimba KU Wind Ensemble

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  • Art Discovery with Lied Center Staff

    Want to know what the experts in the presenting arts are channeling for inspiration? Each week a staff member presents an art initiative, of their choice, at the Lied Center staff meeting. Their offerings are so diverse and fantastic that we thought we’d share them with you. Please post on

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