Our Artist Series features artists performing primarily Western classical music. You'll hear vocalists, string performers, wind groups, and brass ensembles of varying configurations. Our series has featured artists including Hilary Hahn and Midori, violin; Emanuel Ax and John Browning, piano; the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and the Vermeer String Quartet; Matthias Goerne, baritone; and the vocal groups Chanticleer and the Anonymous 4, and many others.
New Music Series
The New Music Series gives Lawrence a place to highlight musicians who are actively creating and crafting what it means when you say "21st-century music." This series has featured artists like Alarm Will Sound, Yarn Wire, Roomful of Teeth, and Bang on a Can Allstars.
The Jazz Series at Lawrence features jazz musicians of all styles, from bebop to big band, and swing charts to standards. From duos to groups taking up the entire stage, the Jazz Series has seen it all! Our series has featured artists including Bobby McFerrin, Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Chick Corea, Diana Krall, Cassandra Wilson, the Dave Holland Quintet, and many others (including Dizzy Gillespie!).
World Music Series
With performances from across the globe, the World Music Series brings performers from around the world to Appleton to share their incredible musical traditions and cultures. Our series has featured artists such as Simon Shaheen and the Near Easterner Music Ensemble, Dobet Gnarhore, Dakabraka, Zakir Hussain, Red Barrat, and many others.
In the Dance Series, you'll see performers of widely varied backgrounds perform both choreographed and improvised works in both traditional and non-traditional settings. This series has featured Lower Left, Set Go, and BREATHE: a multidisciplinary water opera.
Our renowned and award-winning opera program performs one mainstage production each year and a series of opera scenes throughout the academic year.
Lawrence University's Department of Theater Arts produces three exciting productions each year.