Kohlenberg Lyceum Series

Lyceum Schedule

2023-2024 Season

All performances will take place at 7 p.m. unless otherwise specified.

Upcoming Events

May 4, 2024
Films and Finger Foods
Del and Norma Robison Planetarium, Magruder Hall
The featured film will be  “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”. Seating is limited.


Past Events

Sept. 9, 2023
The Mighty Pines
Baldwin Auditorium
The soul-inspired roots rock band is known for creating vast musical landscapes with layered harmonies and thoughtfully crafted instrumentation. The performance will be a homecoming for alumni band members Neil Salsich (’11), John Hussung (’11) and Gerard Erker (’09). Salsich was recently featured on season 23 of NBC’s “The Voice.”
The Mighty Pines website>

Oct. 6, 2023
Liverpool Legends
Baldwin Auditorium
Members of this internationally acclaimed Beatles tribute band were handpicked by Louise Harrison, sister of the late George Harrison. Liverpool Legends have performed around the world, playing sold-out shows in Mexico, India, Israel, Ecuador and England, and at historic venues including the Rose Bowl and Carnegie Hall. They have their own theater in Branson, Missouri, where they perform throughout the year. Spanning hits from the entire Beatles catalog, this performance will also include the return of alumnus David Tanner (’95) who portrays Paul McCartney.
Liverpool Legends website>

Oct. 28, 2023
Films and Finger Foods
Del and Norma Robison Planetarium, Magruder Hall
The featured film will be the classic Vincent Price horror film “House on Haunted Hill.” Price performed at Truman more than any other university in the country. In addition, he established the Vincent Price Theatrical Performance Scholarship, a legacy that continues to support Truman students today. Seating is limited.

Dec. 2, 2023
St. Louis Ballet
Baldwin Auditorium
Dancers from the St. Louis Ballet will take to the stage to perform selections from the holiday classic “The Nutcracker.” With choreography by Gen Horiuchi and music by Tchaikovsky, “The Nutcracker” features company dancers, professional character actors and students from the school of the St. Louis Ballet.
St. Louis Ballet website>

Feb. 1, 2024
Lecture by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Recording Artist Professor Griff
Student Union Building, Georgian Room
In partnership with the Black History 101 Mobile Museum, the Kohlenberg Series presents a lecture featuring Professor Griff, an inductee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and co-founding member of the hip-hop group Public Enemy. Griff draws on his exemplary life of service and an impressive 20-plus-year musical career to captivate audiences with his universal call for social responsibility within both the hip-hop community and larger culture.

March 5, 2024
Kansas City Chorale 
Baldwin Auditorium
For more than 40 years, the Grammy Award-winning Chorale has provided audiences with a high caliber of choral artistry, performing a diverse repertoire of new and traditional music. Under the leadership of conductor Charles Bruffy, the choir has earned international recognition for artistic merit and has been praised for its refined sound, phrasing and flawless intonation. Alumni Frank Fleschner (’05) and Daniel Hansen (’13, ’15) are current members of the Chorale and slated to return for the performance.
Kansas City Chorale website>