Tickets on sale for Walker Art Center’s newly announced 2022-23 performing arts season

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World premieres by indie-rock group Lambchop, jazz artist Cecile McLorin Salvant and St. Paul’s Leslie Parker Dance Project are among the events in the Walker Art Center’s newly announced 2022-23 performing arts season.

Tickets are now on sale online at walkerart.org/tickets, by phone at 612-375-7600 and in person at the Walker box office. Members receive a 20 percent discount on most performances.

“We are all made stronger through the commissioning and development of new works, collaborations with area arts and community organization partners and global exchange,” said Philip Bither, McGuire director and senior curator of performing arts, in a news release. “We look forward to sharing a collective experience of live art with both new and longtime audiences, and welcome you back to the Walker.”

The season’s schedule 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. Sept. 23-24; $31.50; McGuire Theater.

  • Aura Satz with Raven Chacon: “Preemptive Listening”; screening of Satz’s feature film accompanied by live music by Chacon; 7 p.m. Oct. 8; $18; Walker Cinema.

  • A.I.M by Kyle Abraham: “Requiem: Fire in the Air of the Earth”; choreographer Abraham and producer/electronic music composer Jlin create a reimagining of Mozart’s Requiem in D Minor; 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14; Northrop Auditorium.

  • Lia Rodrigues: “Furia”; performance by Brazilian choreographer Rodrigues’ Companhia de Danças; 8 p.m. Oct. 28-29; $31.50; McGuire Theater.

  • Spektral Quartet: “Enigma: A 360° Experience”; a sonic and visual journey created by Icelandic composer Anna Thorvaldsdottír and video artist Sigurður Guðjónsson; 7 and 9 p.m. Nov. 4-5; $33.50; Bell Museum.

  • “32 Sounds”: Film by Sam Green, Music by JD Samson; a “live cinema” documentary with live music from Green and Samson; 7 p.m. Nov. 11-12; $28; Walker Cinema.

  • Choreographers’ Evening 50th Anniversary: Curated by Judith Howard and Alanna Morris; the Walker’s annual dance showcase celebrates a half century of works by Minnesota choreographers; 4 and 7 p.m. Nov. 26; $31.50; McGuire Theater.

  • Out There: Ontroerend Goed: “Are we not drawn onward to new erA”; an absurdist theater work by Belgium’s Goed; 8 p.m. Jan. 12-14; $31.50; McGuire Theater.

  • Out There: Exhibition/Opening Event: Sarah Michelson: “/\ March 2020 (4pb)”; the first object-based work by New York–based choreographer Michelson will be on view through April 23; 6-8 p.m. Jan. 19; free with gallery admission; Gallery 7.

  • Out There: Andrew Schneider: “N O W I S W H E N W E A R E (the stars)”; the Midwest premiere of an immersive installation designed for one group of up to eight at a time, every performance is a unique 45 minute experience; Jan. 26-Feb. 4; $80 (for up to eight people); McGuire Theater.

  • Out There: Cecile McLorin Salvant: “Ogresse: Envisioned”; a Walker commission and world premiere of a multimedia work driven by a score composed and performed by multiple Grammy Award-winning jazz vocalist, composer and visual artist Salvant; 8 p.m. Feb. 24-25; $45; McGuire Theater.

  • Kris Davis’s Diatom Ribbons and Davis/Craig Taborn Duo; jazz pianist Davis makes her Minnesota debut with her quartet as well as with local pianist Craig Taborn; 8 p.m. March 9; $33.50; McGuire Theater.

  • Ensemble Signal Plays Steve Reich: “Reich Richter Runner”; the 18-piece Ensemble Signal, conducted by Brad Lubman, performs an evening of music by American composer Reich; 7 and 9:30 p.m. March 23; $38; McGuire Theater.

  • Lemi Ponifasio: “Love to Death (Amor a la muerte)”; a traditional yet radical work of dance conceived and directed by internationally renowned Samoan artist Ponifasio; 8 p.m. March 31-April 2; McGuire Theater.

  • Nacera Belaza: “L’Onde”; French-Algerian choreographer Belaza explores Algerian ritualistic dances; 8 p.m. April 27-29; $31.50; McGuire Theater.

  • Leslie Parker Dance Project’s “Divination Tools: imagine home”; St. Paul-based choreographer Parker continues her multiyear project and leads a collective of Black visual artists, musicians and dance artists in a world premiere performance; 8 p.m. May 11-13; $31.50; McGuire Theater.

  • Ambrose Akinmusire: “Honey from a winter’s stone”; jazz trumpeter/composer and collaborator Akinmusire curates and hosts two distinct evenings in a world premiere that mixes artists from a diverse range of disciplines for exclusive Walker performances; 8 p.m. May 19-20; $33.50; McGuire Theater.