Coming up at the Lied Center

See “The Great Gatsby” and more this semester

Debbie Pinto

The Lied Center, the heart of Lincoln’s fine art scene, hosts some of the world’s most prestigious and award-winning productions. Opening in 1990, in memory of Ernst M. and Ida K. Lied, the Lied Center presents to the community world class performers such as Yo-Yo Ma and The Blue Man Group and their outstanding talents.The Lied Center consistently hosts diverse and entertaining art productions and has incredible talent coming to their stage this semester. Ben VandeVere, president of the music club, shares what he likes best about the Lied Center. “They always bring in a variety of events; they don't just cater the same genre. One week they'll have the Lincoln Symphony Orchestra and the next they'll feature the Blue Man Group.” These are a couple of upcoming shows that you won’t want to miss.

The Great Gatsby
February 21 | 7:30pm

Based on the 1925 novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, “The Great Gatsby” is the story of the mysterious and wealthy Jay Gatsby’s fascination with the beautiful Daisy Buchanan with a glamorous and jazzy flare. This bold production interprets the Jazz Age through a story of decadence and hollowness and is sure to leave you entertained.

March 7 | 7:30pm

Remember the scene from Tarzan where monkeys make music with the scientists’ equipment? Watch musicians use their creative and innovative skills to create a similar sound. Eight talented musicians captivate the audience with music made with everyday objects such as zippers, brooms, ladders, and more. Experience comedy and percussion all in one and celebrate a musical journey. Enjoy the joyous and witty sounds of STOMP!

“Ode to Joy” Beethoven Masterworks
April 25 | 7:30pm

Do you find inspiration in Beethoven’s classical masterpieces? Enjoy the iconic sounds of Beethoven played by Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra as they join top choirs from across Nebraska. Beethoven’s music has not only dazzles and allures audiences of all ages but is an inspiration and infrastructure of classical music around the world. Grab a date and enjoy centuries of classical music.

If you’re interested in going to a show, you can buy tickets online, by phone at 402-472-4747 or in person at the Lied ticket office. Union’s own Music Club members can receive free admission to many Lied Center events. Don’t forget to check their website throughout the semester to see other upcoming events. Now it’s time to put on your classiest outfits and enjoy Lincoln’s finest arts at the Lied Center.

Debbie is a junior studying elementary education.