WORLD PREMIERE: ROCK CHALK SUITE, 25TH ANNIVERSARY COMMISSION HONORING 15 KU BASKETBALL LUMINARIES
In celebration of the Lied Center’s 25th Anniversary, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis (JLCO) will premiere a new work, entitled Rock Chalk Suite, commissioned by the Lied Center. Each of the 15 members of the JLCO will compose one movement to capture the spirit of a beloved KU basketball legend. This project represents the first time the JLCO has been commissioned to create a new work as a collective. The combination of the world’s greatest jazz orchestra with the tradition of basketball that runs so deep at the University of Kansas will result in an unforgettable performance.
The Staatskapelle Weimar Orchestra of Germany
DIRECT FROM WEIMAR, GERMANY
KIRILL KARABITS, GENERAL MUSIC DIRECTOR AND PRINCIPAL CONDUCTOR
The Lied Center is honored to host The Staatskapelle Weimar on its first tour of North America. Founded in 1491, it is one of the oldest, most illustrious orchestras in the world. In 1756, Duchess Anna Amalia made the orchestra the primary musical institution of the city of Weimar. There are many famous names in classical music history that have been associated with the orchestra, including Johan Hummel, Franz Liszt, Richard Strauss and many others.
Richard Wagner Overture The Flying Dutchman
Richard Wagner Wesendonck – Songs featuring Catherine Foster, soprano
Richard Strauss Don Juan, Op. 20
Richard Strauss Death & Transfiguration, Op. 24
Anthony Trionfo, flute
Praised for his “spellbinding” performances with “authoritative intellect” by the Santa Barbara Voice after his performance of the Jolivet Concerto with the Music Academy of the West Festival Orchestra, flutist Anthony Trionfo made his recital debuts on the Young Concert Artists (YCA) Series at the Kennedy Center as well as in New York City’s Merkin Concert Hall.Recipient of the Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award in 2012, Trionfo appeared on From the Top as a featured alumni performer. He served as the Principal Flute of the American Youth Symphony for the 2015–2016 season. At the Young Concert Artists 2016 international auditions, Trionfo received numerous prizes including the distinction of being the first YCA artist to win the inaugural LP Classics Debut Recording Prize, granting him a commercial recording.
Trionfo studies at the Colburn Conservatory of Music under the tutelage of James Walker. He graduated from the Interlochen Arts Academy, having studied with Nancy Stagnitta. He has performed concertos with the Interlochen Symphony Orchestra, the Colburn Symphony Orchestra, the President’s Own Marine Band and the Las Vegas Philharmonic. In 2013, Trionfo was a first-prize winner of the Alexander & Buono International Flute Competition and a winner of the National Young Arts Foundation Competition.
RACISM. HATE CRIMES. LOVE. ISLAM. CULTURE. LANGUAGE. LIFE.
Five Muslim women in a post-9/11 world serve tea and uncover what lies beneath the veil. This critically acclaimed one-woman show, performed by Rohina Malik, has been presented at universities, churches, mosques, synagogues and theaters in the United States, Canada and South Africa.Enjoy seating on the stage for this performance.
THE BELOVED MUSICAL STORY OF MARIA AND THE VON TRAPP FAMILY
THE HILLS ARE ALIVE! A brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSICis coming to the Lied Center of Kansas. The beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony, Grammy and Academy Award-winning Best Score, including My Favorite Things, Edelweiss and the title song.THE SOUND OF MUSIC enjoyed extraordinary success as a live television production when The Sound of Music Live! aired on NBC in December, 2013 and was seen by over 44 million people. 2015 marked the 50th anniversary of the film version, which continues to be the most successful movie musical in history.
AN EXTRAVAGANZA OF SIGHTS AND SOUNDS OF IRISH CULTURE
A talented cast brings to life the epic tale of Celtic culture, carrying its traditional melodies and steps to the new world with a gala celebration of Irish music and dance.
The journey begins in rural Ireland, prior to the famine, in kitchens, barns and fields. As the great hunger closes in, the people look west, across the ocean to New York City.
Mingling with immigrants from around the globe, the Irish congregate in dance gatherings, some bound for the Appalachian Mountains where ancient Irish melodies fuse with African rhythms, creating American tap dance and early roots music.
The journey leads us to the present moment, celebrating the incredible evolution of Irish traditional dance and music—showcasing the new pioneers who will define the new standard of traditional Irish music and dance.