Lied Center announces 2012-13 schedule

Saturday, April 28, 2012

The Lied Center announced its 2012-13 season lineup Friday night, and it features high-profile national acts, Broadway hits, classic musicals and more. Tickets go on sale to Friends of the Lied and students Monday and to the general public May 14.

The season’s highlights include Ravi Shankar, the legendary sitar player and composer who inspired the Beatles, on Oct. 3; actor John Lithgow, whose one-man theatrical memoir “Stories by Heart” comes to the Lied Center Oct. 20; Kansas City-based Quixotic, which blends technology, movement and music, on Nov. 9; Broadway hits “Beauty and the Beast” (Dec. 12) and “West Side Story” (Feb. 19); and music from the Scottish Highlands by the Black Watch 3rd Battalion and the Band of the Scots Guards on Feb. 15.

“This season we are thrilled to bring outstanding performances to the center that enrich the community and KU and we look forward to providing benefits and engagement opportunities beyond the stage,” said Tim Van Leer, executive director of the Lied Center.

The schedule:

Free Outdoor Concert with Buckwheat Zydeco, Friday, Sept. 7, 7 p.m.

Intergalactic Nemesis, Saturday, Sept. 22; two performances, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Ragamala Dance, Sacred Earth, Friday, Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m.

Ravi Shankar, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 7:30 p.m.

Jazz vocalist Nnenna Freelon, performing “Lena Horne, A Lovesome Thing,” Friday, Oct. 12, 7:30 p.m.

So Percussion, Thursday, Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m.

John Lithgow, “Stories by Heart,” Saturday, Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m.

Classical guitarist Robert Belinic, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2 p.m.

“Here to Stay: The Gershwin Experience,” Sunday, Oct. 28, 2 p.m.

Quixotic, Friday, Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m.

David Gonzalez with Larry Harlow and the Latin Legends Band, “¡Sofrito!” Saturday, Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m.

Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” Wednesday, Dec. 12, 7:30 p.m.

Pianist Andrew Tyson, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2 p.m.

An Evening with Suzanne Vega and daughter Ruby Froom, Saturday, Feb. 2, 7:30 p.m.

Indian Ink Theatre Co., “Guru of Chai,” Feb. 7-9, 7:30 p.m.

The Pipes and Drums of the Black Watch 3rd Battalion the Royal Regiments of Scotland and the Band of Scots Guards, Friday, Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m.

“West Side Story,” Tuesday, Feb. 19, 7:30 p.m.

Russian National Orchestra, Thursday, Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m.

Clarinetist Narek Arutyunian, Sunday, March 3, 2 p.m.

Swiss pantomime troupe Mummenschanz, Friday, March 8, 7:30 p.m.

Jazz violinist Regina Carter, Friday, April 5, 7:30 p.m.

Brentano String Quartet, Friday, April 12, 7:30 p.m.

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