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‘A Celebration of Music and Milestone, N 150’ at the Lied Center

ATTENTION: Features, Arts/Entertainment, Calendar Editors
WHERE: Lied Center for Performing Arts, 301 N. 12th St., Lincoln, NE
CONTACT: Michele Tilley, Communications Manager,
Lied Center for Performing Arts, 402-472-7726, mtilley5@unl.edu

Celebrities, musical premieres, live performances and multimedia entertainment take the stage for ‘A Celebration of Music and Milestone, N 150’ at the Lied Center on February 15.

(LINCOLN, NE – January 14) On Charter Day, February 15, 2019, the University of Nebraska will celebrate its 150th anniversary with a monumental evening of live performance and multimedia entertainment, “A Celebration of Music and Milestone, N 150.” At this special event, host Jeff Zeleny, University of Nebraska alum, native Nebraskan and Senior White House Correspondent for CNN, will guide the audience through some of the University’s major accomplishments.

“Our university’s 150th anniversary is an important milestone, and this Lied Center event is a perfect finale for our Charter Day celebration and opportunity to launch into our next 150 years,” said UNL Chancellor Ronnie Green. “I encourage everyone to attend this special performance and share in an extraordinary evening.”

More than 175 artists unite to perform a program including Wagner’s “Entrance of the Gods,” Orff’s “O Fortuna” from Carmina Burana and N 150-commissioned new works by Nebraska alums David von Kampen and Garrett Hope. Special features include tributes to celebrated alumni Willa Cather, Roxane Gay and Ted Kooser. 

Performing ensembles include the Cornhusker Marching Band, UNL Symphony Orchestra, UNL Opera, UNL Dance, Chamber Singers, University Singers and the Varsity Singers. They will be joined throughout the evening by notable University of Nebraska alums, including actress Marg Helgenberger. The production will seamlessly integrate multimedia and projection, music and lighting in an impressive tribute to the University.

“The Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts is thrilled to showcase our students, faculty, alumni and friends in this special Music and Milestone, N150 event,” said Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts Endowed Dean Chuck O’Connor. “We know audiences will enjoy the performances of our ensembles, including the premiere of two, new compositions specially created for this event by our alumni Garrett Hope and David von Kampen. All of the performers at this event deserve the spotlight of the world-class Lied Center stage to showcase their tremendous talents. We are proud to be a part of this important celebration.”

Tickets are $30 and are available at Tickets available here: liedcenter.org/event/celebration-music-and-milestone-n-150/, by phone at 402-472-4747 or at the Lied Center box office, 301 N. 12th St. UNL students can purchase tickets at a 50 percent discount with a valid NCard. Children 18 and younger are eligible for half-price tickets. A limited number of free Arts for All tickets is available at bit.ly/2RL2CEO. For more information, visit LiedCenter.org.