Two FREE concerts added to Lied Center's fall schedule

Paul Barnes and UNL Faculty Jazz Ensemble
Paul Barnes and UNL Faculty Jazz Ensemble

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Glenn Korff School of Music is partnering with the Lied Center for Performing Arts to present two performances this fall where audiences will be allowed to attend in social-distanced seating.

Pianist Paul Barnes will perform at the Lied Center at 7:30 p.m. on September 24, and the UNL Faculty Jazz Ensemble will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. on October 30. Both performances will be free to attend, but tickets are required and are available at There is also an option to purchase paid tickets in support of the Lied Center and the Glenn Korff School of Music.

Tickets for both performances are available now at:

Tickets can also be reserved through the Lied Center Ticket Office at 402-472-4747. Ticket Office hours are currently Tuesday-Friday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

About Paul Barnes

Barnes is the Marguerite Scribante Professor of Music, Piano in the Glenn Korff School of Music. Praised by the New York Times for his “Lisztian thunder and deft fluidity,” and the San Francisco Chronicle as “ferociously virtuosic,” pianist Paul Barnes has electrified audiences with his intensely expressive playing and cutting-edge programming. He has been featured seven times on APM’s Performance Today, on the cover of Clavier Magazine, and his recordings are streamed worldwide.

Celebrating his twenty-fifth year at the Glenn Korff School of Music, pianist and chanter Paul Barnes returns to the Lied Center for Performing Arts to present a contemplative and cathartic program of piano works inspired by the mystical world of Native American, Greek, Jewish, and Latin chant. Barnes, a concert pianist and Greek Orthodox chanter, has collaborated most recently with Philip Glass and Victoria Bond to create piano works based on ancient byzantine and Jewish chant. Barnes has also been a passionate champion of the works of Liszt and performs Liszt’s late masterpiece Via Crucis, the Way of the Cross, exploring the painful but ultimately triumphal journey of Christ to the cross. Barnes will be joined by Nicholas Lemme and the Our Lady of Guadalupe Schola who will perform traditional Gregorian chant and assist Barnes with the Greek Orthodox chant. World premieres on this program include Barnes’ transcription of Philip Glass’s Annunciation and David von Kampen’s new piano work Trisagion (2020). The overall theme of “bright sadness” permeates the program as the tremendous depth and intensity of ancient chant is seen through the bright prism of hope and love. This event is a free but ticketed performance with tickets available at the Lied Box Office. This event is jointly sponsored by the Glenn Korff School of Music and the Lied Center.

About the UNL Faculty Jazz Ensemble

Comprised of some of the nation's finest performers and educators, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Faculty Jazz Ensemble drew national attention in 2010 with their appearance on the NET Television and Glenn Korff School of Music program Jazz Cabaret, which has been viewed by millions. The program captured the versatility and creativity audiences have come to expect from the group. From unique arrangements of jazz and popular standards, to original works the Faculty Jazz Ensemble present a varied and exciting program. Active as clinicians and educators the group brings its "Mobile Jazz Classroom" to schools throughout the midwest. To learn more about the Faculty Jazz Ensemble, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Glenn Korff School of Music Jazz Studies program or the "Mobile Jazz Classroom" please visit the Jazz Studies website at:

The UNL Faculty Jazz Ensemble includes: Peter Bouffard, guitar; Paul Haar, saxophone; Dave Hall, percussion; Tom Larson, piano; Hans Sturm, bass; Darryl White, trumpet and Gregory Simon, trumpet.

Free tickets to both events are available at Both concerts will feature socially distanced seating, and masks are required for everyone who enters the Lied Center.