Thursday, July 28, 2011

Great shows and performers come to the Lied Center

Ann Chang is by now well known to Lincoln Examiner readers after her engaging and informative interviews on Entrepreneurship and her job as Lied Center Artistic Director. Now, Lincoln readers can enjoy a personal look at what Chang has enjoyed at the Lied Center in the past and what she is looking forward to in the coming season.
What are some of your favorite musicians or groups that have come to the Lied Center?
Obviously, I am biased towards my field, Classical music. My first impulse is to rattle off those names like: Yo-Yo Ma, Vladimir Feltsman, Wynton Marsalis, and this years’, Itzhak Perlman.
Reflecting on last season, I thought the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre was amazing, and I was encouraged by a similar reaction by the audience who recognized supreme quality of this dance troupe. I felt that the saying “you don’t have to describe great art work, you just know it when you see it” was clearly represented by this dance troupe last year.

What show or piece are you most excited about this coming season?
Hard question, I’m excited about everything. We have many coming this season in all those genres I spoke about.

The Royal Winnipeg Ballet is coming to present “Moulin Rouge.” Also, Itzhak Perlman’s performance will be a great opportunity to hear this legend if you haven’t already.

San Francisco Jazz Collective brings to Lincoln the names of great performers who are becoming or soon–to-be legendary names in the world of Jazz.

“This is Tango Now: Identidad” is a very new organization gathering attention nationally. It is wonderful that we are able to partner with the Hixon-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts and Interdisciplinary Art Symposium to bring them here. This is an exciting partnership with great results.

The Munich Symphony is coming to perform Mozart’s Requiem, and our closing will be another requiem as the Lincoln Symphony Orchestra—partnering with everyone in the community—will present Britten’s War Requiem.
Want to enjoy some of these great performances? Call the Lied Center box office, 402-472-4747, or visit the Lied Center website today!

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