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Lawrence Memorial Chapel

510 E. College Ave. , Appleton, WI 54911 United States

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Oct. 2017

World-renowned pianist Jonathan Biss has shared his talent and passion for classical music with audiences for more than two decades, performing with such prestigious ensembles as the New York Philharmonic and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Biss, the first American invited to participate in the BBC’s New Generation Artist program, is an advocate of new music. His current “Beethoven/5” project features five commissioned new piano concertos, each inspired by one of Beethoven’s. TICKETS: $25-30 adults, $20-25 seniors, $18-20 students, 920-832-6749…

Nov. 2017

Since the release of her 2003 debut album “Salt,” Lizz Wright has received nonstop critical acclaim. With vocal roots planted in her hometown Georgia church, Wright turned to jazz in the late 1990s. “Salt” — jazz standards and new material spanning gospel, soul and blues styles —reached no. 2 on Billboard’s Top Contemporary Jazz chart. Three follow-up disks, “Dreaming Wide Awake,” “The Orchard” and “Fellowship,” established Wright as an eloquent songwriter with impressive interpretive skills. TICKETS: $25-30 adults, $20-25 seniors,…


As Storms/Nocturnes, legendary British saxophonist Tim Garland, world-renown vibraphonist Joe Locke and Grammy Award-nominee pianist Geoffrey Keezer serve up a unique take on immersive music. This enduring international alliance of jazz giants spontaneously interacts to create music that can be spacious or immensely complex, delicate, but often approaching orchestral depth. The jazz trio will be joined onstage by the award-winning Lawrence University Jazz Ensemble. TICKETS: $25-30 adults, $20-25 seniors, $18-20 students. 920-832-6749 or

Feb. 2018

Grammy Award-winning mezzo soprano Sasha Cooke has been hailed as a “luminous standout” by the New York Times. Cooke is a favorite of many of the world’s leading orchestras, opera companies and chamber music ensembles for her versatile repertoire and commitment to new music. She continues to perform world premieres while specializing in unique artistic collaborations. Cooke has released six albums, including 2016’s 17-track “Liszt: The Complete Songs, Vol. 4.” TICKETS: $25-30 adults, $20-25 seniors, $18-20 students, 920-832-6749

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