DANCE @ THE WALLIS
24-27 October 2018 – Lovelace Studio Theatre
10-11 May 10 – Bram Goldsmith Theater
Jacob Jonas The Company returns as the 2018/2019 Season Company-in-Residence. Led by its dynamic namesake, The Company is gaining international acclaim for honest storytelling, visceral performances and cutting-edge content creation – including the #CamerasandDancers visual arts movement.
ALONZO KING LINES BALLET
1-3 November 2018 – Bram Goldsmith Theater
Alonzo King LINES Ballet creates work that draws on a diverse set of deeply rooted cultural traditions, imbuing classical ballet with new expressive potential. Choreographer King understands ballet as a science – founded on universal, geometric principles of energy and evolution – and continues to develop a new language of movement from its classical forms and techniques, connecting audiences to a profound sense of shared humanity.
HUBBARD STREET DANCE CHICAGO & THIRD COAST PERCUSSION
10-12 January 2019 – Bram Goldsmith Theater
A new, full-length collaboration between the acclaimed Chicago companies Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Third Coast Percussion, with sensational choreography by Emma Portner and Movement Art Is and a rousing score by Devonté Hynes.
ATE9 DANCE COMPANY
15-16 February 2019 – Bram Goldsmith Theater
Los Angeles’ Ate9 Dance Company presents the world premiere of a Blind LAdy and the highly acclaimed calling glenn, with live music by Wilco percussionist Glenn Kotche. These works by choreographer and Artistic Director Danielle Agami highlight her deep artistry in movement and need to create personally relevant work.
MALPASO DANCE COMPANY
Artistic Director, Osnel Delgado
An Associate Company of Joyce Theater Productions
28-30 March 2019 – Bram Goldsmith Theater
Cuba’s hottest contemporary dance company shares a little slice of Havana in a sparkling program of movement and music, featuring works by Artistic Director Osnel Delgado and international choreographers Aszure Barton, Cecilia Bengolea and Ohad Naharin.
MUSIC @ THE WALLIS
LOS ANGELES MASTER CHORALE’S LAGRIME DI SAN PIETRO/TEARS OF ST. PETER
By Orlando di Lasso
Conducted by Jenny Wong
Directed by Peter Sellars
20-21 October 2018 – Bram Goldsmith Theater
From the creative mind of acclaimed director Peter Sellars comes his first a cappella staging, his most personal and emotionally charged work to date. Twenty-one singers transform this 75-minute Renaissance masterpiece – committed to memory and dramatically staged – into both a biblical parable of St. Peter’s disavowal of Jesus and a contemporary allegory for our fractious times.
CHRIS WALDEN BIG BAND
27 October 2018 – Bram Goldsmith Theater
The Grammy-nominated Chris Walden Big Band – comprised of the very best studio musicians based in Los Angeles – makes its Wallis debut with a program that pays tribute to the Rat Pack era, featuring four fantastic guest vocalists accompanied by Walden’s hand-crafted and swinging arrangements.
ALISA WEILERSTEIN, CELLO
COMPLETE BACH CELLO SUITES
9 November 2018 – Bram Goldsmith Theater
The young cellist Alisa Weilerstein, recipient of a 2011 MacArthur Genius Fellowship, has justly earned international acclaim for emotionally resonant performances of both traditional and contemporary music. Weilerstein will bring her technical precision and impassioned musicianship to the extraordinary task of performing all six of Bach’s solo cello suites in one evening.
INON BARNATAN, PIANO
PIANO: VARIATIONS ON A SUITE
22 June 2019 – Bram Goldsmith Theater
Inon Barnatan is celebrated for his poetic sensibility, musical intelligence and consummate artistry. Recently named the music director of the La Jolla Music Society’s 32-year-old SummerFest, Barnatan will make his Wallis debut with one of his typically adventurous concert programs.
JORGE FEDERICO OSORIO, PIANO
16 January 2019 – Bram Goldsmith Theater
Jorge Federico Osorio has been lauded in his native Mexico and throughout the world for superb musicianship, powerful technique, vibrant imagination and deep passion. He is the recipient of several international prizes and awards, including the prestigious Medalla Bellas Artes, the highest honor granted by Mexico’s National Institute of Fine Arts. Osorio’s program includes works by Bach, Schubert, Liszt, Debussy, Albéniz and fellow countrymen Ricardo Castro and Manuel Ponce. Mr. Osorio is a Steinway Artist.
With Irene Kim, Piano
23 February 2019 – Bram Goldsmith Theater
Kaleidoscope is a conductorless chamber orchestra dedicated to enriching lives through exhilarating concert experiences that connect diverse communities of Los Angeles. Kaleidoscope will bring more than 40 musicians to the Bram Goldsmith stage for an evening of Beethoven, Prokofiev – featuring pianist Irene Kim – and a brilliant contemporary work by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw.
THE ASCAP FOUNDATION AND THE WALLIS PRESENT
STEPHEN SCHWARTZ & FRIENDS
22 February 2019 – Bram Goldsmith Theater
Tony, Oscar and Grammy Award-winning composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz returns for an always-exhilarating evening of music and conversation with composers, lyricists and artists he has mentored and inspired.
JUDY COLLINS: A LOVE LETTER TO STEPHEN SONDHEIM
22 March 2019 – Bram Goldsmith Theater
For more than five decades, Judy Collins has inspired audiences with sublime vocals, a captivating presence and a firm commitment to social activism. Collins celebrates one of the most gifted composers in American music history, Stephen Sondheim, with stunning versions of some of the most moving songs ever written for the stage.
DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER
AND THE MEMPHIS SOULPHONY MEMPHIS: YES, I’M READY
23 March 2019 – Bram Goldsmith Theater
Triple Grammy winner, Tony winner, UN Goodwill Ambassador and NEA Jazz Master Dee Dee Bridgewater makes her Wallis debut with a tribute to the rich soul tradition of the city where she was born.
26 April 2019 – Bram Goldsmith Theater
Three of the most prominent performers in classical music – violinist Christian Tetzlaff, cellist Tanja Tetzlaff and pianist Lars Vogt – join forces for a perfectly paired evening of Schumann and Dvořák.
A FALIKS, PIANO
DANIELPOUR & SCHUMANN
12 May 2019 – Bram Goldsmith Theater
Ukrainian-born American pianist Inna Faliks, Head of Piano at UCLA, has established herself as one of the most exciting, committed, communicative and poetic artists of her generation. Her Wallis debut features the world premiere of ‘Eleven Bagatelles for Piano’ by Iranian-American Richard Danielpour, Professor of Composition at UCLA, as well as two masterworks by Robert Schumann.
NATIONAL SAWDUST @ THE WALLIS
Lovelace Studio Theater
Brooklyn’s National Sawdust is one of the most innovative venues in the country, a place where emerging and established artists can share their music with serious fans and casual listeners alike. The Wallis is thrilled to partner with National Sawdust, led by visionary co-founder, Artistic Director and Composer Paola Prestini, for two boundary-breaking concerts in the intimate Lovelace Studio Theater this season.
(M)iyamoto is Black Enough
14-15 March 2019
Andy Akiho, composer; Roger Bonair-Agard, lyricist; Sean Dixon, percussion; Jeffrey Zeigler, cello
A contemporary band performs a riveting piece about Ariana Miyamoto, the mixed-race winner of Miss Universe Japan 2015, who weathered backlash for her lack of ‘pure’ parentage – that she was not Japanese enough. Prepare for a brash symphony of hard-driving rhythms and biting social commentary.
Forward Music Project
30-31 May 2019
Amanda Gookin, cellist. Performer Composers: Angélica Negrón, Nathalie Joachim, Leila Adu, Jessica Meyer, Allison Loggins-Hull, Amanda Feery, Morgan Krauss.
The startlingly visceral cellist Amanda Gookin performs stylistically contrasting commissions by seven female composers that explore a range of issues facing women today, from the LGBTQ+ to reproductive rights, sexual violence and empowerment.
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