The Lied Center opened September 28, 1993, with eight performances of “The Secret Garden.”

Michael McDonald Gael Hannan: I’m Hearing as Hard as I Can Lied Loves Lawrence: Community Arts & Music Festival Trevor Noah Tootie Heath Trio feat. Emmet Cohen KU Symphony Orchestra with Blake Pouliot, Conducted by Carolyn Watson Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life Joshua Bell, violin JLCO w/ Wynton Marsalis World Premiere: Rock Chalk Suite, 25th Anniversary Commission Loudon Wainwright III Amirah Sackett Phoebe Robinson Purna Loka Ensemble Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company Jazz Ambassadors of The United States Army Field Band Monty Python’s SPAMALOT ELF The Musical Dan Zanes & Claudia Eliaza Jane Lynch: A Swingin’ Little Christmas! feat. Kate Flannery & Tim Davis Vincent Herring Duo Canadian Brass Christmas Ovation! USD 497 Talent Show Russian National Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty KU Percussion Group with Andy Akiho David Wilcox KODO One Earth Tour 2019: Evolution Cirque Éloize: SALOON Sara Gazarek Duo Zlatomir Fung, cello KU Jazz Ensemble I with Renee Rosnes, piano Nataanii Means KU Powwow & Indigenous Cultures Festival Lucy Kaplansky Kenny Broberg, Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Silver Medalist Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure WindSync The Last Bandoleros FINDING NEVERLAND Parsons Dance Red Green THIS COULD BE IT SOMETHING ROTTEN! New York Philharmonic String Quartet

An Evening with Lyle Lovett and His Large Band Emmet Cohen, solo piano Black Violin: Classical Boom Tour Kenny Rogers’ Final World Tour: The Gambler’s Last Deal with Special Guest Linda Davis KU Symphony Orchestra with special guest, Simone Porter, violin, conducted by Jung-Ho Pak Tango Buenos Aires: The Spirit of Argentina Juilliard String Quartet Underwater Bubble Show All The Way Live! United States Air Force Concert Band and Singing Sergeants Dirty Dancing Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn Chen Guang, Olga Kern International Piano Competition Winner Susan Werner American Brass Quintet Garrison Keillor: Just Passing Through Victor Goines/Jo Ann Daugherty Duo KU Wind Ensemble with special guest, Jim Walker, flute, conducted by Paul Popiel ODC Dance with University Dance Company Cantus: Three Tales of Christmas A Charlie Brown Christmas Live! On Stage Ovation! USD 497 Talent Show Andrea Gibson Moscow Festival Ballet: Cinderella The Wizard of Oz BiRDMAN LiVE – Antonio Sanchez Becoming a Man in 127 EASY Steps Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas Jersey Boys Dublin Irish Dance: Stepping Out The Sound of Music Lillian Sengpiehl, soprano Janis Siegel with Addison Frei, piano UNVEILED: A One-Woman Play Anthony Trionfo, flute The Staatskapelle Weimar Orchestra of Germany Frank Waln KU Jazz Ensemble I with special guest, Anat Cohen, clarinet and saxophones John McCutcheon Yekwon Sunwoo, Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Gold Medal Winner Hypnotic Brass Ensemble Olate Dogs

Benny Green, solo piano KU Symphony Orchestra with special guests Caroline Goulding and Jung-Ho Pak The Blind Boys of Alabama The Capitol Steps Josh Blue, comedian The Shanghai Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China performing Shanghai Nights An Evening with Judy Collins Zora Quartet Clint Black Red Kite, Brown Box Jake Shimabukuro, ukulele wizard Seven Things I’ve Learned: An Evening with Ira Glass KU Wind Ensemble with special guest, Joey Tartell, trumpet AXIS Dance Company Charlie Albright, piano Jimmy Greene Duo Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL Ovation! USD 497 Talent Show The Paludan Sisters present The Music of the Mind Russian National Ballet Theatre: Swan Lake PIPPIN The Grammy Award-winning REBIRTH BRASS BAND Jon Nakamatsu, piano The Acting Company: Julius Caesar The Acting Company: X Erik Kaiel/Arch 8 Mr. Ho’s Orchestrotica Quintet Imani Winds KU Jazz Ensemble I with special guest Kneebody MOMIX: Opus Cactus Erth’s DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE Takács Quartet The Beach Boys Bria Skonberg Duo Chris Perondi’s Stunt Dog Experience Booker T. Jones An Intimate Evening with Kristin Chenoweth

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat KU Symphony Orchestra with special guest Benjamin Beilman Paul Taylor Dance Company Black Violin KANSAS Tesla Quartet Truth Values: One Girl’s Romp Through M.I.T.’s Male Math Maze Vic Mensa The Magic of Bill Blagg: Live David Cook: Digital Vein Tour with special guests, The Sharp Sisters An Acoustic Evening with LYLE LOVETT & JOHN HIATT Eric Alexander & Harold Mabern (Just Friends Jazz Series) The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass Thodos Dance Chicago with University Dance Company KU Jazz Ensemble I with special guest Sean Jones Kuok-Wai Lio & Zoltán Fejérvári MAMMA MIA! Cyrus Chestnut (Just Friends Jazz Series) Sweet Honey in the Rock: Celebrating the Holydays Moscow Festival Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty Shemekia Copeland with guest Blind Boy Paxton The Band of the Royal Marines & The Pipes, Drums & Highland Dancers of the Scots Guards KU Wind Ensemble with special guest Jeff Nelsen Chanticleer Sang-Eun Lee The Demo: Concert Version Out of Bounds Christian Tamburr (Just Friends Jazz Series) Olga Kern Branford Marsalis Quartet PROJECT Trio Mike Daisey: Faster Better Social Emerson String Quartet Patti LuPone: Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda…played that part Popovich Comedy Pet Theater Red Green’s “I’M NOT OLD, I’M RIPE!” Tour Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
An Evening with Leo Kottke Anything Goes Basetrack Beatrice Rana, piano Bernadette Peters in Concert Brasil Guitar Duo Canadian Brass: A Holiday Concert Circo Comedia Colin Jost ETHEL with guest artist Robert Mirabal Elling Swings Sinatra Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis KU Jazz Ensemble I with special guest Steve Wilson, saxophones KU Symphony Orchestra with special guest Joshua Roman, cello Kiss the Fish: Indian Ink Theatre Company Kodo One Earth Tour: Mystery Million Dollar Quartet Nick Offerman Paul Huang, violin Pilobolus Dance Theater Rennie Harris Puremovement Sphinx Virtuosi Stewart Copeland & Jon Kimura Parker The Midtown Men The Sage of Emporia: A One-Man Show The Ugly Duckling & The Tortoise and the Hare Vienna Boys Choir Wild Kratts–LIVE! Yun-Chin Zhou, piano
The Addams Family AnDa Union Armitage Gone! Dance Asphalt Orchestra Aysenur Kolivar Blue Man Group Broadway’s Next H!T Musical Cashore Marionettes Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center The Cleveland Orchestra Gleb Ivanov Hal Holbrook in Mark Twain Tonight! Hermès Quartet Jazz Reach – Big Drum/Small World – 3-5 grade MEMPHIS Naoko Takada Omar Faruk Tekbilek The Peking Acrobats red, black & GREEN: a blues Soweto Gospel Choir Turtle Island Quartet & Tierney Sutton Van Cliburn Piano Gold Medal Winner, Vadym Kholodenko Watchtower, film by Pelin Esmer We’re Going On A Bear Hunt The Wonderful Wizard of Song: The Music of Harold Arlen
Andrew Tyson Brentano String Quartet Buckwheat Zydeco Disney’s Beauty & the Beast Eric Carle – Mermaid Theatre The Great Mountain, Red Sky Performance Co. Guru of Chai, Indian Ink Theatre Co. Here to Stay: The Gershwin Experience The Intergalactic Nemesis It Gets Better John Lithgow Mummenschanz Narek Arutyunian Nearly Lear Nnenna Freelon Quixotic Ragamala Dance Ravi Shankar (CANCELLED) Regina Carter Robert Belinić Russian National Orchestra (CANCELLED) So Percussion Sofrito! with David Gonzalez An Evening with Suzanne Vega The Pipes & Drums of the Black Watch & the Band of the Scots Guards West Side Story
AnDa Union The Celtic Tenors Chiara String Quartet Compañia Flamenca José Porcel David Sedaris ELVIS LIVES ETHEL Gabriela Frank Herbie Hancock The Intergalactic Nemesis Jin Xing Dance Theatre k.d. lang La Catrina Quartet Mamma Mia! Matt Haimovitz and Chris O’Riley Mnozil Brass The National Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China Raven Stole the Sun SF Jazz Collective Chamber Ensemble of the Shanghai Chinese Orchestra South Pacific Suzanne Farrell Ballet Compagnia TPO FARFALLE Ugly Duckling
100 Years of Broadway Adam Gyorgy Alexander String Quartet Alpin Hong An Evening with Garrison Keillor Armitage Gone! Dance Bayanihan Philippine National Folk Dance Company Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Black Violin Bus Stop Carnival of the Animals Peter and the Wolf Fiddler on the Roof Interpreti Veneziani Jay Ungar & Molly Mason Jeffrey Broussard & The Creole Cowboys Jim Brickman Kansas City Symphony Legally Blonde Punch Brothers featuring Chris Thile The Real Dr. Strangelove Spring Awakening The Spencers Theatre of Illusion Turtle Island Quartet
The Albers Trio Amanda Shaw Avenue Q Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernández Cypress String Quartet Darwin the Dinosaur The Drowsy Chaperone Ferocious Beauty: Genome>/ Liz Lerman Dance Exchange Glenn Miller Orchestra Haochen Zhang, Gold Medalist Van Cliburn Piano Competition Ira Glass Kevin Locke Orquestra de São Paulo Pilobolus Dance Theatre Sasha Cooke Shidara Soledad Barrio and Noche Flamenca Stellaluna Straight No Chaser TAP DOGS The Aluminum Show Trey McIntyre Project
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Ain’t Misbehavin’ Alexander String Quartet and Branford Marsalis Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company Boston Brass & The Brass All-Stars Big Band Brasil Guitar Duo Calder Quartet DJ Spooky Ensemble Galilei with NPR’s Neal Conan Golden Dragon Acrobats The Harlem Quartet Imani Winds Interpreti Veneziani Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra Kansas City Symphony L.A. Theatre Works in The Great Tennessee Monkey Trial Laurie Anderson Metta Quintet ODC/Dance in The Velveteen Rabbit The Pajama Game Peter Ostroushko & The Heartland Band Philip Glass REVOLUTION: Sweat. Dance. Rock & Roll. Soweto Gospel Choir Spirit Horse Sweeney Todd Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra Tree of Life – Origins and Evolution The Very Hungry Caterpillar Wu Man and Friends
Ahn Trio Aquila Theatre Company in Catch-22 and Julius Ceasar The Aspen Ensemble Czech Opera Prague: The Merry Widow Chiara String Quartet Claremont Trio Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan East Village Opera Co. Eileen Ivers Flat Stanley Fred Garbo Inflatable Theater Co. Gabriela Montero Hairspray Irene Bedard & Deni Miss Nelson has a Field Day Peter Pan Gilbert & Sullivan’s HMS Pinafore Movin’ Out Philip Glass Pilobolus Dance Theater The Pink Floyd Experience Ring of Fire Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with Pinchas Zukerman Royal Scots Dragoon Guards and the Band of the Coldstream Guards The Second City Touring Comedy Shaolin Warriors Takács Quartet with Joyce Yang, piano Trout Fishing In America Urban Bush Women/Compagnie JANT-BI
Armitage Gone! Dance Bayanihan Philippine National Dance Company Burning River Brass Holiday Concert Cantus Classical Savion Cypress String Quartet David Gonzalez in The Frog Bride> Dayton Contemporary Dance Company: The Jacob Lawrence Project A Civil Rights Reader featuring DBR & THE MISSION SQUINT Mozart Festival Opera in Don Giovanni Elton John & Tim Rice’s AIDA Emerson String Ouartet Fireworks in Cartoon George Winston If You Give a Mouse a Cookie I Can’t Stop Loving You L.A. Theatre Works in The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial Man of La Mancha Merita Halili & The Raif Hyseni Orchestra Miami City Ballet in Don Quixote Midnight Cry Pacifica Quartet Ratan Thiyam’s Chorus Repertory Theatre in Nine Hills One Valley Riverdance Simon Shaheen & Dr. A.J. Racy The Wailin’ Jennys Arturo Toscanini Orchestra with Lorin Maazel ULALI
Alexander Who’s Not, Not, Not, Not, Not, Not Going to Move Alexander Korbin Arlo Guthrie, “Alice’s Restaurant” Avishai Cohen Trio Barrage: Vagabond Tales Beijing Modern Dance Company in Rear Light Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet in The Magic Flute Convoy Cubano Czech Opera Prague in Die Fledermaus Daedalus String Quartet Dan Zanes and Friends Eileen Ivers & Immigrant Soul The Flying Karamazov Brothers Grandchildren of the Buffalo Soldiers Imani Winds Jacques Thibaud String Trio & Eugenia Zukerman Kronos Quartet Merce Cunningham Dance Company Mozarteum Orchestra of Salzburg Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! Ravi Shankar Festival of India II Red Priest: NIghtmare in Venice Salzburg Chamber Soloists with Andreas Klein Sisters Morales Soweto Gospel Choir The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fair(l)y (stoopid) Tales Tap Dogs New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players in The Mikado The Will Rogers Follies Tiempo Libre
42nd Street Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre Amazones: The Women Master Drummers of Guinea The Aquila Theatre Company in H.G. Wells’ The Invisible Man The Blind Boys of Alabama Brentano String Quartet Camerata Sweden Teatro Lirico D’Europa in Bizet’s Carmen Cypress String Quartet Pick Up Performance Co. in Dancing Henry Five Drum Drum Fiddler on the Roof Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana Fosse Hal Holbrook in Mark Twain Tonight! A Star-Spangled Spectacular with John Philip Sousa and his Band Jubilant Sykes Scholastic’s The Magic School Bus—Live! Miss Saigon Pharaoh’s Daughter Philadanco! Pilobolus II Ping Chong’s Native Voices – Secret History Prague Philharmonia Rainbow Fish A Scottish Christmas with Bonnie Rideout Trout Fishing in America Virsky Ukrainian National Dance Company Zuill Bailey
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Alison Brown Quartet Bang on a Can All-Stars with Terry Riley & Philip Glass Canadian Brass CATS Concertante Diavolo Dance Theater eighth blackbird Fame Grease Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Joanne Shenandoah Kevin Locke La Bottine Souriante Los Angeles Guitar Quartet and Colin Currie Miami City Ballet Aquila Theater Company in Othello Scottish Rant Scrap Arts Music Sing-A-Long Wizard of Oz St. Lawrence String Quartet with Todd Palmer Takács Quartet The Emperor’s New Clothes The Music Man The Pirates of Penzance Verdi’s La Traviata Very Eric Carle Wadaiko Yamato The Drummers of Japan Woven Harmony Yo-Yo Ma with the Silk Road Ensemble
Blast II: Shockwave Brown Butterfly Cabaret Cantus Cullberg Ballet in Swan Lake David Finckel, cello & Wu Han, piano David Parsons Dance Company & the Ahn Trio Kevin Locke Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance Moscow Boys Choir Natalie MacMaster Olga Kern, piano Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de México Peking Opera Ragamala Music and Dance Theater Rent Robert Bluestone Robert Mirabal Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific St. Petersburg String Quartet Sweet Honey in the Rock The Nightingale The Russian State Opera in Tosca Trio Voronezh Trout Fishing in America Turtle Island String Quartet & Ying Quartet Twyla Tharp Urban Tap
Aquila Theatre Company in The Tempest and The Wrath of Achilles Beausoleil The Buddy Holly Story COOKIN’ Dance, the Spirit of Cambodia Dr. Billy Taylor & Kevin Mahogany Funny Girl Guarneri String Quartet America Sings: A Celebration of American Composers featuring Harolyn Blackwell and Florence Quivar Houston Ballet in THE FIREBIRD Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Ju Percussion Group Los Angeles Guitar Quartet Lyon Opera Ballet Lerner and Loewe’s My Fair Lady Nnenna Freelon Orféo, a Michel Lemieux & Victor Pilon Creation Paul Horn & R. Carlos Nakai Perlman/Nikkanen/Bailey Piano Trio Phoenix Bassoon Quartet Pilobolus Dance Theatre RAGTIME SQUONK St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra STOMP The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble The Hutchins Consort Thunderbird Theatre in THREADS Verdi’s Rigoletto
Accentus Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre Anything Goes Berlin Chamber Orchestra Chicago Cloud Gate Dance Theater Diavolo Dance Theater Dracula: The Music and Film performed by Philip Glass and Kronos Quartet Drak Puppet Theater Gate Theatre: Krapp’s Last Tape and Waiting for Godot Girls Choir of Harlem Jennifer Koh Joyce Castle & Kurt Ollmann: The Music of Leonard Bernstein Julie Tamour’s The King Stag Kodo Drummers Kwaidan: Three Japanese Ghost Stories Man of La Mancha Mark Morris Dance Group Moscow Festival Ballet in Giselle Peter Pan Show Boat The St. Petersburg State Ice Ballet in Cinderella on Ice Trinity Irish Dance Company Verdi’s Aida Vienna Symphony Orchestra with Rudolf Buchbinder White Oak Dance Project Ying Quartet Takács Quartet
1776 Annie Australian Chamber Orchestra Barabbas…the Company in The Whiteheaded Bo Joshua Bell, Sam Bush, Mike Marshall, Edgar Meyer Bill T. Jones The Boys Choir of Harlem Camelot Chanticleer Donald Byrd’s Jazz Train Emerson String Quartet For Dancers Only: Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis Miracle On 34th Street: The Musical Lyon Opera Ballet in Carmen Moscow State Radio Symphony Orchestra & Chorus New York City Opera National Company in The Barber of Seville New York’s Ensemble for Early Music in Sponsus: The Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins Perlman/Nikkanen/Bailey Piano Trio Porgy and Bess Sankai Juku Scholastic’s The Magic School Bus – Live! in A Bright Idea Smokey Joe’s Café: The Songs of Lieber and Stoller State Ballet of Missouri St. Paul Chamber Orchestra with André Watts The Watts Prophets Victor/Victoria
A Christmas Carol Anonymous 4 Ballet Hispanico Beausoleil avec Michael Doucet Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company: We Set Out Early…Visibility was Poor Brentano String Quartet Brigadoon Culture Clash Bela Fleck, Mike Marshall & Edgar Meyer Meet Me In St. Louis Miami City Ballet Mingus Big Band with Kevin Mahogany New York City Opera National Company in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly Orion String Quartet Robert Wilson & Phillip Glass: Monsters of Grace St. Petersburg Philharmonic STOMP Tao Chang The King & I The Margaret Jenkins Dance Company in Time After The St. Petersburg State Ice Ballet in Romeo & Juliet Théâtre Sans Fil in Dream Catchers Triángulo Itzhak Perlman, Violin Patsy! American Chamber Theater Ensemble: AnimOtion & Tell Tales
A Chorus Line Bang On A Can All-Stars Batsheva Dance Company The Boys Choir of Harlem Christopher Parkening Cirque Éloize Donald Byrd/The Group How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying Samuel Ramey with the Kansas City Symphony The King’s Singers Mark Morris Dance Group Moscow Conservatory Players New York City Opera National Company in The Daughter of the Regiment Philip Glass & Susan Marshall in Les Enfants Terribles Reduced Shakespeare Company in The Complete History of America (Abridged) Reliable Junk Shanghai Quartet with Eugenia Zuckerman and Yolanda Kondonassis St. Petersburg State Ice Ballet in The Nutcracker Stars of the Kirov Ballet Tap Dogs Thang Long Water Puppet Theater Tokyo String Quartet Uptown String Quartet
Beaux Arts Trio Blair String Quartet with Bela Fleck, Banjo Carousel Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Dawn Upshaw and Richard Goode Kansas City Symphony Merce Cunningham Dance Company National Song and Dance Ensemble of Tibet New European Strings Chamber Orchestra New York City Opera National Company in La Bohème Nova Convention Revisited The Pittsburgh Symphony with André Previn Queensland Ballet with Kansas City Symphony in Pirates! Russian Village Festival Sankai Juku Seattle Mime Theater Sound of Music The Sleeping Beauty on Ice featuring St. Petersburg State Ice Ballet STOMP Streb/Ringside in POP Action Théâtre Sans Fil in The Crown of Destiny The Who’s Tommy Ying Quartet
Aman Folk Ensemble Angels in America, Part I: Millennium Approaches, Part II: Perestroika Bolshoi Ballet Ensemble Brentano String Quartet Chanticleer Cinderella Donald Byrd/The Group Five Guys Named Moe Gigi Jesus Christ Superstar Juilliard String Quartet Kathleen Battle Muntu Dance Theater of Chicago National Theatre of the Deaf in An Italian Straw Hat New York City Opera National Company in La Traviata Philharmonia Virtuosi Philip Glass, a Belle et la Bête Ping Chong in Deshima R. Carlos Nakai SamulNori St. Louis Symphony with Leonard Slatkin Tafelmusik
Alice in Wonderland Awadagin Pratt BBC Philharmonic Orchestra Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company The Boys Choir of Harlem Carol Wincenc and Heidi Lehwalder Cats The Cleveland Quartet Emerson String Quartet Evita H.T. Chen & Dancers The Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio with Michael Tree Ladysmith Black Mambazo Limón Dance Company Oleanna. Oliver! Principal Dancers of the New York City Ballet The Shanghai String Quartet The Wynton Marsalis Septet
Bobby McFerrin and Kansas City Symphony David Parsons Dance Company and Billy Taylor Trio Guarneri String Quartet Joyce Castle, David Holloway, and Patricia Wise King’s Singers Kronos Quartet Laurie Anderson Minneapolis Children’s Theater in “Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm” New York City Opera National Company in “Madame Butterfly” Pretty Ugly Dance Company & Amanda Miller San Francisco Symphony Sankai Juku The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center with David Shifrin The Lewitzky Dance Company “The Secret Garden” Tulsa Ballet Theater in “The Nutcracker” Ying Quartet