MUSIC THEATER DANCE FAMILY FILM 2022/2023 SEASON
WELCOME TO THE 2022/2023 SEASON @ THE WALLIS In 1937, after performing a concert in Princeton, New Jersey, legendary Black contralto Marian Anderson was denied lodging at the Nassau Inn because of her race. It was none other than Albert Einstein who invited Anderson to stay in his Princeton home, sparking a profound and lifelong friendship rooted in their love for music and commitment to human rights. This moment led to a pivotal event in American history, when on April 9, 1939, Anderson gave a critically-acclaimed concert on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC to a racially integrated crowd of 75,000 people and millions of radio listeners. Taking to the Lovelace Studio Theater stage next spring will be The Wallis production of My Lord, What a Night, a new drama by Deborah Brevoort based on the real-life friendship between these two icons of the 20th century who confronted the injustices of a highly-divided era. The Wallis is proud to produce the West Coast Premiere of My Lord, What a Night, which illuminates Anderson’s legacy as a significant cultural figure of the Civil Rights movement. Another major work The Wallis is proud to produce is INVINCIBLE –The Musical, featuring the beloved rock music of Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo and set against the greatest love story of all time: Romeo and Juliet. In this production, love and equality battle for survival in times of great transformation. Against all odds, Invincible – The Musical imagines peace in a divided world. In that same spirit, we’ve appointed the New York-based Sing for Hope with its Co-Founders Camille Zamora and Monica Yunus our 2022/2023 Company/Artists-in-Residence. In 2021, The Wallis and Sing for Hope dispersed artist-painted pianos across the City of Beverly Hills; inspiring neighbors, tourists and passersby to gather for dynamic community music-making. This partnership is now expanding as we embark on our first full season of programming in three years. In my mind, there are no better artists to bring humanity to our venue and to our lives through their crafts. This school year hundreds of K-12 students across Los Angeles County will return to our theaters and education wing, GRoW @ The Wallis, for matinee performances and enriching educational activities. But our dedication to arts learning doesn’t stop there. The Wallis’ immensely popular Creative Aging Programs are offered both online and in-person. These programs, such as the artistic storytelling class Staged Stories, serve as a lifeline for older adults by providing a creative process that builds camaraderie and community, especially during times of great isolation. The performing arts are key to our humanity. They galvanize us to overcome adversity and create change with and for each other. As Pat Benatar’s lyrics go, “We will be invincible.” Thank you for being part of our story. As we enter our 9th season, it’s just the beginning!
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THEATER WORLD PREMIERE THE WALLIS PRODUCTION OF
INVINCIBLE – THE MUSICAL
FEATURING THE MUSIC OF PAT BENATAR & NEIL GIRALDO BOOK BY Bradley Bredeweg MUSIC DIRECTION & ARRANGEMENTS BY
Jesse Vargas ORCHESTRATIONS & ARRANGEMENTS BY
Neil Giraldo DIRECTED BY Tiffany Nichole Greene PRESENTED BY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT WITH JAMIE CESA, CODY LASSEN & BEL CHIASSO ENTERTAINMENT
NOV 22 – DEC 17
Invincible – The Musical, featuring the music of Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, reimagines the timeless story of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet for the 21ST century through an intricate weaving of the four-time GRAMMY Award-winners and 2022 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees’ legendary catalog and inspired new songs. This wildly inventive new musical explores how love and equality battle for survival in times of great transformation. Join our star-crossed lovers in the modern, war-torn metropolis of Verona as the newly elected Chancellor Paris vows to destroy the progressive resistance and return the city to its traditional roots. Invincible – The Musical imagines peace in a divided world.
THEATER LA PREMIERE THE WALLIS PRESENTS A NATIONAL THEATRE, WISE CHILDREN, BRISTOL OLD VIC AND YORK THEATRE ROYAL CO-PRODUCTION IN ASSOCIATION WITH BERKELEY REPERTORY THEATER
BASED ON THE NOVEL BY Emily Brontë
ADAPTED AND DIRECTED BY Emma Rice
In a production shot through with music, dance, passion, and hope, Emma Rice (Brief Encounter, Tristan & Yseult) transforms Emily Brontë’s masterpiece into an intoxicating story of revenge for our time. Rescued from the Liverpool docks as a child, Heathcliff is taken to live at Wuthering Heights, where he finds a kindred spirit in Catherine, and a fierce love ignites. When they are forced apart, a brutal chain of events is unleashed.
JAN 11 – 22
“I am Heathcliff! Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.”
THEATER THE WALLIS PRESENTS
DAHLAK BRATHWAITE: TRY/STEP/TRIP
WRITTEN & COMPOSED BY Dahlak Brathwaite CHOREOGRAPHED BY Toran X. Moore ASSISTANT CHOREOGRAPHY BY
Freddy Ramsey, Jr. ORCHESTRATIONS & ADDITIONAL COMPOSITIONS BY
Teak Underdue DIRECTED BY Roberta Uno
FEB 2 – 5
Try/Step/Trip is a spoken-word, multicharacter musical performed through the language of step dance. The story follows the journey of an anonymous narrator as he reimagines his experience in a court-ordered drug rehabilitation program. Inspired by Brathwaite’s own history, Try/Step/Trip layers characters, poetic verse, and dialogue over music to create a theatrical piece that blurs the lines between hip-hop and dramatic performance. Try/Step/Trip emerges from the belief that the subjugation of Black people is an American ritual; that the criminal justice system now functions as a normalized rite of passage for too many young Black males.
THEATER WORLD PREMIERE THE WALLIS PRESENTS IN COLLABORATION WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE MASTER PLAYERS CONCERT SERIES
SHANGHAI SONATAS: A NEW MUSICAL IN CONCERT CONCEPT, MUSIC & PRODUCED BY
Xiang "Sean" Gao
BOOK BY Alan Goodson
LYRICS BY Joyce Hill Stoner DIRECTED BY Chongren Fan
MAR 16 - 18
Ming-Kai Tao, a Chinese violinist in his 90s, visits the Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum to see the violin he donated. When he picks up the instrument that accompanied him throughout his life and plays, we are magically transported back to Shanghai of the 1930s and ‘40s, where Ming-Kai confronts his rebellious teenage self in this city where East and West clash in surprising ways. We meet the local Chinese during war time and several Jewish refugees fleeing the Nazis who would train many of the first generation of Chinese classical musicians in the Shanghai Jewish Ghetto. The unifying power of music brings these two cultures together as they help each other survive the war, setting ripples in motion that carry through to this day, 90 years later. Recommended for ages 8+
THEATER THE WALLIS PRESENTS THE KENNEDY CENTER THEATER FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES ON TOUR PRODUCTION OF
ACOUSTIC ROOSTER’S BARNYARD BOOGIE: STARRING INDIGO BLUME ADAPTED FROM THE BOOKS BY
Kwame Alexander BY Kwame Alexander AND Mary Rand Hess MUSIC BY Randy Preston DIRECTED BY Lili-Anne Brown
APR 22 – 23
New York Times best-selling author Kwame Alexander brings two of his beloved children’s books, Acoustic Rooster and Indigo Blume, to the stage in a world premiere Kennedy Center commission. Alexander teams up with his writing partner Mary Rand Hess and long-time musical collaborator Randy Preston to tell a story about being scared, being brave, and believing in yourself. With special guests like Duck Ellington and Ms. Dairy Parton – plus Preston appearing as Acoustic Rooster – this musical adaptation will have children (and families) dancing in their seats. Recommended for ages 5+
THE WALLIS PRODUCTION OF
MY LORD, WHAT A NIGHT WRITTEN BY Deborah Brevoort DIRECTED BY Sheldon Epps
MAY 20 – JUN 11 Felicia Curry as Marian Anderson and Christopher Bloch as Albert Einstein in the 2021 Ford’s Theatre production of Deborah Brevoort’s My Lord, What a Night, Directed by Sheldon Epps
A new drama based on the real-life friendship between two icons of the 20TH century who dealt with the injustices of a highly divided era in American history.
In 1937, after performing in Princeton, New Jersey, legendary Black contralto Marian Anderson is denied lodging at the Nassau Inn because of her race. When physicist Albert Einstein invites her to stay at his home, the two form a profound friendship that would last a lifetime, rooted in their love for music and their commitment to human rights. Based on true events, My Lord, What a Night takes us into Einstein’s home and imagines the conversations and circumstances that led to Anderson’s historic concert on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and the beginning of the civil rights movement. Sheldon Epps (Blues in the Night) returns to The Wallis to direct the production. Recommended for ages 12+
Photo by Scott Suchman
WEST COAST PREMIERE
BALLET HISPÁNICO TH 50 ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION Noche de Oro
OCT 7-8 In its Wallis debut and in celebration of its 50TH Anniversary, Ballet Hispánico presents an evening of dance that explores the diversity of Latinx cultures and brings innovative ways of experiencing and sharing a cultural dialogue. “Both earthy and classically elegant” (The New York Times), the company is a group of highly trained professionals renowned for technical prowess and captivating onstage presence. Don’t miss the nation’s largest Latinx dance organization and one of America’s cultural treasures.
BODYTRAFFIC OCT 21-22
Led by Artistic Director Tina Finkelman Berkett, BODYTRAFFIC has conquered the contemporary dance world with its stunning performers, technical mastery, and commitment to the most challenging repertoire. The acclaimed company returns to The Wallis with an eclectic program that includes
a world premiere by Micaela Taylor, BODYTRAFFIC’s first-ever Artist-inResidence; the West Coast premiere of Baye & Asa’s rhythmic and bold The One to Stay With; and an encore performance of Matthew Neenan’s whimsical and joyous A Million Voices, inspired by the great music of Peggy Lee. Bursting with cuttingedge “vivid theatricality,” BODYTRAFFIC takes the stage with compelling works that embody the company’s energy, sophistication, and sheer joy in dancing.
LUMINARIO BALLET OF LOS ANGELES FEB 17-18
Making its Wallis debut, Luminario Ballet of Los Angeles is a repertory ballet, aerial, and modern dance company founded in 2009 by Judith FLEX Helle and the Charles Evans Foundation NY. Luminario has toured globally and performed locally commissioned work with the LA Phil at Walt Disney Concert Hall and
across numerous mediums such as music videos, television, film, virtual reality, and soon, NFTs. The company’s two programs include Heroes, Sheroes, and Eros, in which a collective of Luminario Ballet choreographers and special guests explore the tangled paths of history/ herstory/ourstory; and The Last Supper – a rollicking tale of Jesus, Judas and Mary Magdalene’s visit to the Coachella Music Festival in 2017. This wild tale of the ages looks at themes of personality, Black Lives Matter, relationships, sexuality, drug addiction, betrayal, and resolution through explosive, emotional dance theater choreography from ballet to acrobatics to aerial dance.
“BOUYANT AND FUN … EXQUISITELY CRAFTED… RHYTHMIC AND ELECTRIFYING” - ARTS BEAT LA
BLUE13 DANCE COMPANY MAY 12-13
Blue13 Dance Company is an American dance ensemble living at the intersection of diaspora and disruption. Led by Achinta S. McDaniel, the company employs a powerful spectre of joy and resistance through rhythm, “Bollywood,” and emotional expression. Blue13’s work rejects monolithic representations of both Indianness and contemporaneity and reveals complexities intrinsic to South Asian and intersectional identities through provocative and boundary-expanding contemporary works. The company will premiere a new work as well as Restless Autumn, Restless Spring and excerpts from 1947, Shaadi and Terpsichore in Ghungroos. THEWALLIS.ORG
ALONZO KING LINES BALLET DEEP RIVER JUN 9-11
Alonzo King LINES Ballet performs Deep River, a new work featuring GRAMMY Award-winning vocalist Lisa Fischer set to a score by jazz pianist, composer, and MacArthur Fellow Jason Moran. This is King’s second collaboration with Fischer and his ninth collaboration with Moran, created in celebration of LINES Ballet’s 40th anniversary season.
Dance @ The Wallis is made possible in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. 2022/2023 SEASON
MUSIC E PL A C BIRTH HE OF T
Photo: Hitsville U.S.A. at Motown Museum, courtesy of Motown Museum.
M O T O WDN! SOUN
WORLD PREMIERE THE WALLIS PRESENTS A BRISTOL ENTERTAINMENT PRODUCTION
MOTOWN: CELEBRATING THE MUSIC, THE MAGIC, THE LOVE OCT 1
Prepare yourself for an inspiring, moving, and foot-tapping good time, enjoying 60s, 70s & 80s music with candid conversations! Come and experience the powerful behind-the-scenes stories of early Motown Records, founded by Berry Gordy, Jr., as told by artists, producers, writers, and executives who were a part of his history-making dream. This uniquely engaging evening features musical performances by former Motown sensations Thelma Houston, Brenda Holloway, and surprise guests. Highlights include moving stories from industry icons including Smokey Robinson, The Temptations' Otis Williams, the Four Tops' Duke Fakir, Miracles’ Claudette Robinson and hit songwriter Brian Holland on the early years at Hitsville U.S.A., the building where hits were made!
“Motown is a musical organization that will be known by children whose mothers haven't even been born yet.” - SMOKEY ROBINSON THEWALLIS.ORG
MAMBO KINGS & CAMILLE ZAMORA OCT 13
As part of Sing for Hope’s Artistic Residency at The Wallis, star soprano Camille Zamora, hailed as a leading interpreter of classical Spanish song by
NBC Latino and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, and the Mambo Kings present a thrillingly passionate evening of music from Spain, Cuba, and the Americas. Join Camille and the nation’s leading Latin jazz artists as they share their favorite musical treasures, from classical Zarzuela arias to tangos to boleros featuring the exciting Afro-Cuban rhythms of the Mambo Kings.
“[Zamora is] a singer blessed with intense communicative ability who blazes with passion.” - OPERA MAGAZINE
MUSIC LOS ANGELES RECITAL DEBUT
STEWART GOODYEAR: PHOENIX OCT 15 PROGRAM:
HIGDON Secret and Glass Gardens ANTHONY DAVIS Middle Passage STEWART GOODYEAR Phoenix
As a phoenix obtains new life by rising from the ashes of its predecessor, the works in Stewart Goodyear’s Wallis debut piano concert obtain new life by arising from the sound world, past traditions, and gestures of Franz Lizst. Listen to virtuosic splashes of color created by Debussy, the urban landscape constructed by Jennifer Higdon, the intense improvisation and haunting dissonant starkness by Anthony Davis, or the pianism in a new work by Goodyear that pays tribute to his Trinidadian roots.
DEBUSSY La Cathedrale Engloutie; L’Isle Joyeuse BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 29 in B-flat Major, Op. 106 Hammerklavier
MUSIC THE WALLIS PRESENTS
OSVALDO GOLIJOV FALLING OUT OF TIME
TEXT ADAPTED BY Osvaldo Golijov
FROM THE NOVEL BY David Grossman
OCT 27 Falling Out of Time is a new work from the GRAMMY-winning composer Osvaldo Golijov and performed by an ensemble of musicians led by violinist Johnny Gandelsman. Rooted in David Grossman’s novel of the same name, this infinitely nuanced story in voices
narrates a profound journey of grief and solace, a journey “out of time” as parents grieve the death of a child, a quest to comprehend a loss with no name. This collaboration is born out of the conviction that, in the words of David Grossman, "there is one place, or rather, one dimension, where we can feel, if only for an instant, both the absolute nihility of death and the full abundance of life. That dimension is art.” It so happens that we all are, as a world, living in a moment in which the “natural” order of things has been upended. More than ever, we are in need of stories that help us make sense of the broken pieces. Falling Out of Time is one such story.
Photo: Marco Giannavola
What happens when the natural order of things is upended?
“the sass of a classic blues mama with the skill of a Broadway star.” -THE NEW YORK TIMES
BROADWAY @ THE WALLIS & MARK CORTALE PRESENT
LILLIAS WHITE WITH
SETH RUDETSKY HOST & PIANIST NOV 3
The Wallis & Mark Cortale Present the return of the internationally acclaimed Broadway @ The Wallis concert series, hosted and music-directed by SiriusXM Radio star Seth Rudetsky with internationally acclaimed Tony, Obie, and Emmy Award-winner Lillias White (The Life, Fela!, Dreamgirls, Barnum, Once On This Island, Chicago, Disney’s Hercules, Pieces of April, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, “The Get Down,” “Russian Doll, “Search Party”). The evening promises a seamless mix of intimate behind-thescenes stories prompted by Rudetsky’s funny, insightful, and revealing questions, and the music from White’s stellar Broadway and television career.
MUSIC Yura Lee
LOS ANGELES CHAMBER ORCHESTRA PRESENTS
BAROQUE CONCERTI JAN 28 PROGRAM:
An evening of virtuosic chamber performances, featuring soloists Yura Lee in one of the earliest known Viola Concertos, Telemann’s Concerto in G Major, and David Washburn performing a hidden gem: the charming pre-classical Concerto for Trumpet in E flat, by littleknown Czech composer Johan Baptist Neruda. The program also features Corelli’s rich and festive Concerto Grosso Opus 6 No. 4; Geminiani’s charming Concerto Grosso in D Major; and Handel’s grand Concerto Grosso in A Major Opus 6 No. 11, one of the most celebrated music for strings from the Baroque era.
CORELLI Concerto Grosso in D Major Opus 6 No. 4 This program is dedicated in memory of Warner W. Henry, LACO Board Director Emeritus, and lover of GEMINIANI Concerto Grosso in D Major Opus 5 No. 1 chamber and Baroque music. JOHAN BAPTIST GEORG NERUDA Concerto for Trumpet in E flat TELEMANN Viola Concerto in G Major HANDEL Concerto Grosso Opus 6 No. 11 in A Major
“The playing is so suave, so gleamingly elegant and so full of textural riches that you can almost imagine yourself hearing these pieces for the first time. McGill especially is a joy, bringing a combination of vivacity and soulfulness. The Pacifica Quartet makes a worthy collaborator, providing plush yet translucent accompaniment when the clarinet comes to the fore and stepping up, when necessary, with close-knit ensemble playing.” — SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE PROGRAM:
DVOŘÁK Quartet in F Major, Op. 96 American BEN SHIRLEY High Sierra Sonata BRAHMS Clarinet Quintet in B Minor Op. 115
ANTHONY MCGILL WITH THE PACIFICA QUARTET FEB 23
Recognized for its daring repertory choices, the GRAMMY Award-winning Pacifica Quartet has achieved international recognition as one of the finest chamber ensembles performing today. Formed in 1994, the ensemble quickly won chamber music’s top competitions, including the 1998 Naumburg Chamber Music Award. For its Wallis debut, the quartet is joined by the brilliantly multifaceted Anthony McGill, Principal Clarinet of the New York Philharmonic. Renowned for its brilliant combination of virtuosity and exuberance, the Pacifica Quartet—Simin Ganatra (violin), Austin Hartman (violin), Mark Holloway (violist), Brandon Vamos (cello)—has a topflight musician in every chair. Joined by Anthony McGill, an exceptional soloist in his own right, these spectacular musicians will bring the beauty and depth of chamber music to their Wallis debut.
MUSIC Co-Founders Monica Yunus & Camille Zamora
THE WALLIS' 2022/2023 ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE As part of Sing for Hope’s Artistic Residency @ The Wallis, we're overjoyed to present two musical performances:
THE MAMBO KINGS & CAMILLE ZAMORA October 13, 2022
Featuring Mambo Kings and Sing For Hope Co-Founder Camille Zamora, a stellar soprano hailed as a leading interpreter of classical Spanish song.
THE LAST SORCERER (LE DERNIER SORCIER) March 3, 2023 Featuring Sing For Hope Co-Founder Monica Yunus, a “star soprano...(with) a warm and powerful voice” (OperaWire).
MUSIC US PREMIERE
THE WALLIS PRESENTS THE SING FOR HOPE PRODUCTION OF
THE LAST SORCERER
(LE DERNIER SORCIER) MAR 3 “[Yunus is] commanding and alluring”
Excitingly, the original manuscript for Le Dernier Sorcier was acquired a couple of years ago by Harvard Library, which gave Sing for Hope Co-Founder Camille Zamora permission to transcribe, publish, record, and perform the work, with her English language narration punctuating the sung performance story-bookstyle. Sing for Hope’s world premiere production at The Wallis will feature Monica Yunus in the lead role of the bold young Stella, Camille Zamora as La Reine, an all-star cast, and a special surprise celebrity narrator!
- OPERA NEWS
AN EVENING WITH ISAAC MIZRAHI MAR 4
“Mizrahi is the real deal when it comes to cabaret: He’s charming, he sounds great, and he is seriously funny” - THEATERMANIA
Actor, host, writer, designer, and producer Isaac Mizrahi’s acclaimed concert performances have been described by The New York Times as “determined to challenge the cultural status quo and help blaze a path into a more liberated future where few subjects are off-limits.” His one-of-a-kind show brings together comedy, commentary, and an array of classic and soon-to-be classic songs from Stephen Sondheim to Blondie, from Comden & Green to Madonna. Mizrahi will be accompanied by his six-piece jazz band.
SETH PARKER WOODS MAR 9 PROGRAM
RACHMANINOV Sonata LISZT La Nuage Gris (solo piano) KAGEL Unguis Incarnatus est (1972) CHINARY UNG Khse Buon RESPIGHI Nocturne from Six Pieces for Solo Piano LEMBIT BEECHER Suite REINALDO MOYA Diaspora
A recipient of the 2022 Chamber Music America’s Michael Jaffee Visionary Award and hailed by The Guardian as “a cellist of power and grace” who possesses “mature artistry and willingness to go to the brink,” cellist Seth Parker Woods, making his Wallis debut, has established a reputation as a versatile artist straddling several genres. In addition to solo performances, he has appeared with ensembles and symphonies around the globe. A fierce advocate for contemporary arts, Woods has collaborated and worked with a wide array of artists ranging from the genres of classical, rock, and visual arts. Woods has also recently joined the faculty at the Thornton School of Music at USC.
ULYSSES OWENS, JR. & J’NAI BRIDGES NOTES ON HOPE APR 27 PROGRAM:
DEBUSSY Chansons de Bilitis RAVEL Chansons Madécasses DUPARC L’invitation au voyage SATIE Je te veux POULENC Les chemins de l’amour DUKE ELLINGTON T.G.T.T., Heaven, In A Sentimental Mood, Praise God and Dance Traditional spirituals and original works to be announced
A performance reunion of sorts bringing together opera star J’Nai Bridges (mezzo-soprano) and GRAMMY-winning jazz trailblazer Ulysses Owens Jr. (percussion). Bridges and Owens were students together before their paths diverged, each becoming luminaries in their respective genres.
“Her voice is a rich blanket of plush sound” - OPERA NEWS
“Clear, purposeful communication has anchored Ulysses Owens Jr.’s artistry.” -DOWNBEAT
MUSIC BROADWAY @ THE WALLIS & MARK CORTALE PRESENT
STEPHANIE J. BLOCK WITH
SETH RUDETSKY HOST & PIANIST MAY 4
The second installment of the internationally acclaimed Broadway @ The Wallis concert series, hosted and music-directed by SiriusXM Radio star Seth Rudetsky with legendary Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awardwinner Stephanie J. Block (The Cher Show, Falsettos, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, 9 to 5: The Musical, Boy from Oz, Wicked). The evening promises a seamless mix of intimate behind-the-scenes stories prompted by Rudetsky’s funny, insightful, and revealing questions—and the music from Block’s stellar Broadway career.
“Block has that [powerful] stature every second she's onstage... She conveys her feeling with depth.” - VARIETY
LOS ANGELES CHAMBER ORCHESTRA PRESENTS
MASTERWORKS FOR STRING ORCHESTRA MAY 6 PROGRAM:
VON BINGEN O Virtus Sapientiae BRITTEN Simple Symphony MENDELSSOHN String Symphony in B Minor HINDEMITH Five Pieces for String Orchestra GRIEG Holberg Suite for String Orchestra
Immerse yourself in the majesty of the string orchestra in this program of rich and varied compositions curated by L ACO Concertmaster and Director of Chamber Music Margaret Batjer. Spanning more than 800 years, the works include 12th century German Saint Hildegard von Bingen’s “O Virtus Sapientiae”; Britten’s lovely Simple Symphony, rife with sophisticated instrumentation; the compact but lively 10th Symphony in B Minor written by a teenaged Mendelssohn; Hindemith’s compelling Five Pieces for Strings; and Greig’s popular Holberg Suite, which sits at the intersection of baroque-style dance and Nordic melodic harmonies and treatments.
MIRÓ QUARTET & SPECIAL GUEST
KEVIN PUTS MAY 20 PROGRAM:
MOZART Quartet in B-flat Major, KV 458, The Hunt SCHUBERT Andante con moto from Quartet in D Minor, Death and the Maiden PUTS Home (2019) SCHUMANN Scherzo from String Quartet No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 44/1 BRAHMS String Quartet No. 1 in C Minor, Op.51 No.1
The award-winning Miró Quartet (Daniel Ching, violin; William Fedkenheuer, violin; John Largess, viola; Joshua Gindele, cello) is one of America’s most celebrated string quartets, having performed throughout the world for 25 years on prestigious concert stages. In its Wallis debut, the quartet reunites with Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Kevin Puts, who has been hailed as one of the most important composers of his generation. Critically-acclaimed for a richly colored, harmonic, and freshly melodic musical voice that has also been described as “emotional, compelling, and relevant,” his works have been commissioned, performed, and recorded by leading orchestras, ensembles and soloists throughout the world, including the Miró Quartet.
JEFFREY KAHANE PIANO
GOLDBERG VARIATIONS MAY 25
Equally at home at the piano or on the podium, Jeffrey Kahane is recognized around the world for his mastery of a diverse repertoire ranging from Bach and Mozart to the music of our time. After 20 years as Music Director of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Kahane makes his Wallis debut with his interpretation of Bach’s Goldberg Variations, long regarded as the most serious and ambitious work for the keyboard. Kahane has appeared as a soloist with major orchestras such as the New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Chicago and San Francisco symphonies among many others, and is also a popular artist at all of the major US summer festivals. In August 2016, he was appointed Music Director of the Sarasota Music Festival, and he is also currently the Artistic Adviser of the Sarasota Orchestra.
JORDAN BAK, GENEVA LEWIS, & EVREN OZEL JUNE 1 PROGRAM:
DEBUSSY Violin Sonata in G Minor SCHUMANN Fantasiestucke, Op. 73 MOZART Duo for Violin and Viola in G Major, K. 423 REGER Piano Trio No. 1 in B Minor, Op. 2
With myriad colors and sounds spanning two centuries, this program offers a unique blend of artistic collaboration and instrumental and interpretational distinction between performers Jordan Bak (viola), Geneva Lewis (violin), and Evren Ozel (piano). From the deeply dramatic and textural landscape of Claude Debussy, the human vulnerability of Robert Schumann, to the precocious, awe-inspiring genius of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, much is to be heard in each of these dynamic works of art. Max Reger rounds out the program with his incredibly passionate Piano Trio No. 1 in B Minor, showcasing the young 18-year-old composer’s musical and technical maturity and brimming with bravura, sensitivity, and promise.
SUNDAY FUNDAY FREE
@ THE WALLIS
The Wallis continues its beloved free monthly outdoor Sunday Funday family events with a variety of engaging programming on select Sundays on the Promenade Terrace. OCTOBER 9, 2022 AT 10AM
MARCH 5, 2023 AT 11AM
BROADWAY BABIES | PARKER BENT DANCE SUNDAY: Salsa (Debbie Allen/Lyrik Cruz)
SPRING GROOVE DANCE SUNDAY: Hip Hop (Chantel Heath)
NOVEMBER 13, 2022 AT 10AM
APRIL 9, 2023 AT 11AM
STORY PIRATES | SPRING GROOVE DANCE SUNDAY: Jazz (Brandon O’Neal)
PARKER BENT DANCE SUNDAY: Salsa (Debbie Allen/Lyrik Cruz)
DECEMBER 11, 2022 AT 11AM
MAY 14, 2023 AT 11AM
MOSTLY KOSHER DANCE SUNDAY: African (Sarah Marshall)
MOSTLY KOSHER DANCE SUNDAY: Vogue (Carlos Basquiat)
FEBRUARY 12, 2023 AT 11AM
JUNE 11, 2023 AT 11AM
BROADWAY BABIES DANCE SUNDAY: Flamenco (Instructor TBA)
NATHALIA DANCE SUNDAY: African (Sarah Marshall)
“The Sorting Room is LA’s answer to NYC’s Joe’s Pub” - Backstage
RETURNING DECEMBER 2022 Lovelace Studio Theater The Sorting Room transforms the Lovelace Studio Theater into a 140seat custom built nightclub space that offers Los Angeles audiences a rare opportunity to experience some of the best and emerging talent in cabaret, live contemporary music, spoken word, and more.
CONVERSATIONS CONVERSATIONS CONVERSATIONS
AN EVENING WITH
AN EVENING WITH
For 26 years, Writers Bloc has been fostering the significance and importance of literature as an art form as well as enhancing the public knowledge and awareness of contemporary writers and thinkers who have made a significant impact on the cultural and literary landscape. The Wallis is proud to partner once again with Writers Bloc for a Fall series of conversations that will give you deeper insight into the literary process.
Film @ The Wallis continues its illustrious partnership with Film Independent! Join us for a series of exciting events all season long, including exclusive screenings, live readings with stellar casts, and conversations with award-winning film actors, directors, and producers. Stay tuned for event announcements for Season 2022/2203!
PRELUDES @ THE WALLIS Take a deeper dive into The Wallis' music programs! Join Classical California KUSC’s Brian Lauritzen and guest moderators for FREE preconcert conversations with the artists one hour prior to select classical music performances.
The Wallis @ A GL ANCE PARKING IS A BREEZE
Convenient onsite parking is available at 450 N. Crescent Drive and South Santa Monica Blvd. We encourage patrons to arrive 30 minutes prior to performance time to enjoy our first-rate amenities. Self-Parking is available at a flat rate of $8 for evening performances and $5 for matinees. [Please note: Flat parking rates start two hours before the performance start time. Parking before noon or 6pm is pro-rated with a maximum charge of $22.] Handicapped Parking is available for patrons displaying a handicapped placard for the same flat rates. Parking rates at The Wallis are determined by the City of Beverly Hills and are subject to change without notice.
THE BAR @ JAMIE TISCH SCULPTURE GARDEN Audiences are invited to enjoy craft cocktails, beer and wine before or after performances and during intermissions! THE BRAM GOLDSMITH THEATER is a 500-seat venue where no seat is more than 50 feet from the stage, creating an intimate environment for you to enjoy your favorite performer. THE LOVELACE STUDIO THEATER is an intimate flexible space with traditional theater seating of eight rows of raked seats or cabaret style seating with cocktail tables and chairs. QUIET ROOM The Lyn and Les Bider Family Foundation Quiet Room is available during most performances for patrons who wish or need to step away for a moment. You can still see and hear the performance in progress but the audience can’t hear you.
HEALTH & SAFETY Your health and safety are very important to us. Visit TheWallis.org/Safety to stay up-todate on our policies. ACCESSIBILITY Accessible seating for patrons with mobility limitations are located in several locations on the main floor of the theater. Wheelchair accessible restrooms are also available on the main floor level. A state-of-the-art telecoil induction system is installed in the Bram Goldsmith Theater. Assisted Listening Devices are also available at no cost to our patrons. Please contact Ticket Services to notify us of any special needs, so we can help make your experience exceptional.
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Groups of 10 or more qualify for a 10% discount to selected shows. Contact the Ticket Services office for more information. TEENTIX LA Teens (age 13-19) can sign up for a FREE TeenTix L A Pass. The Pass makes you eligible for $5 tickets to The Wallis. Visit L A.TeenTix.org for information.
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Discounted tickets are available for students with a valid student ID for select performances. One ticket per one valid ID only.
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All children age three and up must have a valid ticket and sit in their ticketed location. Children under age 3 will require a lap ticket at a cost of $5 per child and are required to sit on a parent or guardian's lap for the duration of the performance.
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Lost, damaged or stolen tickets may be reprinted for reserved-seating performances only and will be available for pick-up one hour prior to the performance. Please present your current picture ID to the Ticket Services Associate for pickup. There is a $1 per ticket reprint fee. Subscribers receive free reprints.
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Latecomers are seated at the discretion of the House Staff and may wait until intermission to be seated or be asked to sit in a different location than printed on their ticket.
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During performance dates, Ticket Services will be open two hours before curtain time and a half hour after the performance begins. Please note that Ticket Services is unable to process exchanges and future sales one hour prior to curtain time on performance dates. Dates, times, prices, and artists are subject to change. To learn more about The Wallis' ticket policies, please visit TheWallis.org/Policies
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2022/2023 SEASON CALENDAR SUBSCRIBE TODAY! 310.746.4000 TheWallis.org
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SEPTEMBER 29 Writers Bloc: Anthony Doerr OCTOBER 1 Motown: Celebrating The Music,The Magic, The Love 7-8 Ballet Hispánico 9 Sunday Funday 13 Mambo Kings & Camille Zamora 15 Stewart Goodyear 21-22 BODYTRAFFIC 27 Osvaldo Golijov’s Falling Out of Time NOVEMBER 1 Writers Bloc: Reza Aslan 3 Lillias White with Seth Rudetsky 13 Sunday Funday 22-30 Invincible - The Musical DECEMBER 1-17 Invincible - The Musical 1-17 The Sorting Room 11 Sunday Funday JANUARY 11-22 Wuthering Heights 28 LACO Presents Baroque Concerti FEBRUARY 2-5 Dahlak Brathwaite: Try/Step/Trip 12 Sunday Funday 17-18 Luminario Ballet Company 23 Anthony McGill with Pacifica Quartet
MARCH 3 The Last Sorcerer (Le Dernier Sorcier) 4 An Evening with Isaac Mizrahi 5 Sunday Funday 9 Seth Parker Woods 16-18 Shanghai Sonatas APRIL 9 22-23 27
Sunday Funday Acoustic Rooster’s Barnyard Boogie: Starring Indigo Blume Ulysses Owens, Jr. & J’Nai Bridges: Notes on Hope
MAY 4 6 12-13 14 20 25 20-31
Stephanie J. Block with Seth Rudetsky LACO Presents Masterworks for String Orchestra Blue13 Dance Company Sunday Funday Miró Quartet with Special Guest Kevin Puts Jeffrey Kahane Goldberg Variations My Lord, What a Night
JUNE 1-11 1 9-11 11
My Lord, What a Night Jordan Bak, Geneva Lewis & Evren Ozel Alonzo King LINES Ballet Sunday Funday
JULY TBD TBD
An Evening with Stephen Schwartz ASCAP Musical Theater Workshop & Festival
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