Lied Center announces 2015-2016 season

The Lied Center of Kansas on Sunday announced its lineup for the 2015-2016 season, which will feature well-known acts such as “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” “MAMMA MIA!”, the Branford Marsalis Quartet and many others.


Tickets are available to Friends of the Lied Center and Kansas University students now through May 15 at 6 p.m. Ticket packages will go on sale to the public at 11 a.m. May 18, and single event tickets will go on sale at 8 a.m. June 1 at the Lied Center and online to the public.

Throughout the season, KU students (including KU Jazz Ensemble I, KU Symphony Orchestra, KU Wind Ensemble and members of the University Dance Company) will perform with world-renowned artists on the Lied Center stage.

A new addition this year, the “Just Friends” Jazz Series will entail three jazz performances in the Lied Center Pavillion, which will be transformed into an “intimate club setting.” Tickets for the series are only available for Friends of the Lied members.

For more information, including performance details and ticket sales, visit or call 864-3469.

Here’s the full schedule of the 2015-2016 Lied Center season:

“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23

KU Symphony Orchestra with special guest Benjamin Beilman on violin, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26

Paul Taylor Dance Company, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29

Black Violin, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 1

Kansas, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 2

Tesla Quartet, 2 p.m. Oct. 4

“Truth Values: One Girl’s Romp Through M.I.T.’s Male Math Maze,” 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7

“The Magic of Bill Blagg: Live,” 7 p.m. Oct. 16

“An Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt,” 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23

The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 5

Thodos Dance Chicago with members of the University Dance Company, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7

KU Jazz Ensemble I with special guest Sean Jones on trumpet, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11

Kuok-Wai Lio & Zoltán Fejérvári, solo and duo piano recital, 2 p.m. Nov. 15

“MAMMA MIA!”, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21

Sweet Honey in the Rock: “Celebrating the Holidays,” 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11

CANCELED: “‘I Love Lucy’ Live on Stage,” 7:30 p.m. Jan. 19

Moscow Festival Ballet: “The Sleeping Beauty,” 2 p.m. Jan. 24

Patti LuPone: “Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda … played that part,” 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26

Shemekia Copeland with special guest Blind Boy Paxton, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 29

The Band of the Royal Marines & The Pipes, Drums & Highland Dancers of the Scots Guards, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12

KU Wind Ensemble with special guest Jeff Nelsen on French horn, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23

Chanticleer, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25

Sang-Eun Lee on cello, 2 p.m. Feb. 28

“The Demo”: Concert Version, 7:30 p.m. March 9

Olga Kern on piano, 7:30 p.m. April 1

Branford Marsalis Quartet, 7:30 p.m. April 6

PROJECT Trio, 7:30 p.m. April 8

Mike Daisey: “Faster Better Social,” 7:30 p.m. April 21

Emerson String Quartet, 7:30 p.m. April 27

Popovich Comedy Pet Theater, 7 p.m. April 29

“Beauty and the Beast,” 7 p.m. May 5

New: “Just Friends” Jazz Series

Eric Alexander on tenor saxophone and Harold Mabern on piano, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27

Cyrus Chestnut on piano, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1

Christian Tamburr on vibraphone and piano, 7:30 p.m. March 22