The world premieres of indie-rock band Lambchop, jazz artist Cecile McLorin Salvant and the St. Paul’s Leslie Parker Dance Project are among the events of Walker Art Center’s new 2022-23 performing arts season.
Tickets are on sale now online at walkerart.org/tickets, by phone at 612-375-7600 and in person at the Walker Box Office. Members receive a 20% discount on most shows.
“We are all empowered by the commissioning and development of new work, collaborations with local arts and community partners, and global exchanges,” said Philip Bither, McGuire director and senior curator of performing arts, in A press release. “We look forward to sharing a collective live art experience with new and long-time audiences, and welcome you to The Walker.”
The season program includes:
- Lambchop: “Showtunes”, “The Bible”; live performance featuring the world premiere of new Lambchop music commissioned by Liquid Music and the Walker; 8 p.m. on September 23 and 24; $31.50; McGuire Theatre.
- Aura Satz with Raven Chacon: “Preventive Listening”; screening of the feature film by Satz accompanied by live music by Chacon; 7 p.m. on October 8; $18; Cinema Walker.
- Kyle Abraham’s AIM: “Requiem: Fire in the Earth’s Air”; choreographer Abraham and electronic music producer/composer Jlin create a reimagining of Mozart’s Requiem in D minor; 7:30 p.m. October 14; Northrop Auditorium.
- Lia Rodrigues: “Furia”; performance by the Companhia de Danças by Brazilian choreographer Rodrigues; 8 p.m. on October 28 and 29; $31.50; McGuire Theatre.
- Spektral Quartet: “Enigma: a 360° experience”; a sound and visual journey created by Icelandic composer Anna Thorvaldsdottír and videographer Sigurður Guðjónsson; 7pm and 9pm Nov 4-5; $33.50; Bell Museum.
- “32 sounds”: film by Sam Green, music by JD Samson; a “live cinema” documentary with live music by Green and Samson; 7pm Nov 11-12; $28; Cinema Walker.
- Choreographers’ 50th Anniversary Evening: Organized by Judith Howard and Alanna Morris; the Walker’s annual dance showcase celebrates half a century of work by Minnesota choreographers; 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Nov. 26; $31.50; McGuire Theatre.
- Out There: Ontroerend Goed: “Aren’t we drawn to the new era”; an absurd play by the Belgian Goed; 8 p.m. from January 12 to 14; $31.50; McGuire Theatre.
- Out There: Exhibition/Inauguration: Sarah Michelson: “/ March 2020 (4pb)”; the first work based on objects by New York choreographer Michelson will be presented until April 23; 6-8pm on January 19; free with admission to the gallery; Gallery 7.
- Over there: Andrew Schneider: “NOWISWHENWEARE (the stars)”; the first in the Midwest of an immersive installation designed for a group of up to eight people at a time, each performance is a unique 45-minute experience; 26 Jan-Feb 4; $80 (for a maximum of eight people); McGuire Theatre.
- Over there: Cécile McLorin Salvant: “Ogresse: Envisioned”; a Walker commission and world premiere of a multimedia work animated by a score composed and performed by Grammy-winning jazz singer, composer and visual artist Salvant; 8 p.m. on February 24 and 25; $45; McGuire Theatre.
- Diatom Ribbons by Kris Davis and the Davis/Craig Taborn duo; jazz pianist Davis makes her Minnesota debut with her quartet as well as local pianist Craig Taborn; 8:00 p.m. March 9; $33.50; McGuire Theatre.
- The Signal Ensemble plays Steve Reich: “Reich Richter Runner”; the Signal Ensemble, made up of 18 musicians, conducted by Brad Lubman, presents a musical evening by the American composer Reich; 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on March 23; $38; McGuire Theatre.
- Lemi Ponifasio: “Love to death (Amor a la muerte)”; a traditional yet radical dance piece designed and directed by internationally acclaimed Samoan artist Ponifasio; 8 p.m. from March 31 to April 2; McGuire Theatre.
- Nacera Belaza: “The Wave”; Franco-Algerian choreographer Belaza explores Algerian ritual dances; 8 p.m. from April 27 to 29; $31.50; McGuire Theatre.
- “Tools of Divination: Imagine the House” from the Leslie Parker Dance Project; The St. Paul-based choreographer Parker continues her multi-year project and leads a collective of black visual artists, musicians and dance artists in a world first; 8 p.m. from May 11 to 13; $31.50; McGuire Theatre.
- Ambrose Akinmusire: “Honey from a Winter’s Stone”; jazz trumpeter/composer and collaborator Akinmusire hosts and hosts two separate evenings in a world premiere that blends artists from a wide range of disciplines for exclusive Walker performances; 8 p.m. May 19-20; $33.50; McGuire Theatre.