CHICAGO, IL: Harris Theater presents 28 Performances and 220 Artists from Over 20 Countries
The Joan W. and Irving B. Harris Theater for Music and Dance announces its Harris Theater Presents (HTP) season for 2022-23. The season is comprised of 28 performances featuring more than 220 artists from over 20 countries, reinforcing the Theater's approach as an ambitious, global presenter and destination in Millennium Park. "The 2022-23 Harris Theater Presents season will welcome to the stage some of the most prolific artistic voices of our time and stellar new collaborations," said Lori Dimun, Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols, President and CEO of the Harris. "Over this past year, artists and audiences have shared what a moving and powerfully healing experience it has been to gather for live performance once again. My hope this coming season is that audiences continue to return to cultural homes like the Harris Theater, to experience the magnificent gifts these artists have to share."
The 2022-23 HTP Mainstage dance season highlights dance icons and elders: Germaine Acogny performing common ground[s] as a duet with Malou Airaudo in a double bill with École des Sables performing Pina Bausch's The Rite of Spring, marking the first time Pina Bausch Foundation has granted performance rights to an African company and the first time Bausch's Rite has been performed in Chicago; the return of Hamburg Ballet in Milwaukee native John Neumeier's final season with the company, with The Glass Menagerie, created for Alina Cojocaru who will dance the principal role; and Alonzo King LINES Ballet with Lisa Fischer and Jason Moran performing live onstage. The series opens with It Starts Now, the first independent project by Alejandro Cerrudo, returning to the Harris for the first time since his choreographic residency with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago.
HTP Mainstage music engagements include Osvaldo Golijov's first significant work in a decade: Falling Out of Time, an 80-minute song cycle based on the book by David Grossman and performed by an international roster of musicians drawn from the celebrated Silkroad Ensemble. Patricia Racette returns to the Harris with an evening celebrating the great chanteuse Edith Piaf, and mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard and Spanish guitarist Pablo Sáinz-Villegas will perform an intimate program following the success of their first collaboration broadcast live from Versailles.
The Mix at Six series will feature a diverse range of artists and genres: Indian classical violinist Ambi Subramaniam; the UK's Kingdom Choir; singer-songwriter Meklit's electric stage presence and innovative, deeply personal Ethio-Jazz songs; jazz drummer Nate Smith + KINFOLK; and cellist and composer Seth Parker Woods in a new multidisciplinary work entitled Difficult Grace.
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center will embark on its 12th year of partnership with the Harris with four concerts including the complete Brandenburg Concertos — an annual tradition at the Harris — and a slate of HT Virtual Stage offerings to complement the live concert programs. The popular Family Series will comprise three Saturday afternoon events for children and families to experience the arts together in an inviting and accessible atmosphere. Beyond the Aria, produced in association with Lyric Opera of Chicago, will return with four performances, artists and dates to be announced in late summer.
Support for the 2022-23 Harris Theater Presents season is provided by the Irving Harris Foundation and Joan W. Harris.
SUBSCRIPTIONS FOR 2022-23 HTP MAINSTAGE, MIX AT SIX, FAMILY SERIES, AND CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES ON SALE NOW
Subscriptions are on sale now, available online or through the Harris Theater Box Office. Subscribers save 40% on tickets and receive benefits including free exchanges. During the 2022-23 season, subscribers may request a refund at any time prior to the performance if they are unable to attend.
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2022-23 HTP Mainstage Dance at a Glance
Germaine Acogny performing common ground[s] as a duet with Malou Airaudo
École des Sables performing Pina Bausch's The Rite of Spring, marking the first time Pina Bausch Foundation has granted performance rights to an African company and the first time Bausch's Rite has been performed in Chicago
Hamburg Ballet in Milwaukee native John Neumeier's final season with the company, with The Glass Menagerie, created for Alina Cojocaru who will dance the principal role; and
Alonzo King LINES Ballet with Lisa Fischer and Jason Moran performing live onstage.
Alejandro Cerrudo + Artists
It Starts Now
Thursday, September 8, 2022 / 7:30PM
A Pina Bausch Foundation, École des Sables, and Sadler's Wells Production
Pina Bausch: The Rite of Spring
Germaine Acogny + Malou Airaudo: common ground[s]
Thursday, October 27, 2022 / 7:30PM
Friday, October 28, 2022 / 7:30PM
Hamburg Ballet/John Neumeier
The Glass Menagerie
Thursday, February 23, 2023 / 7:30PM
Friday, February 24, 2023 / 7:30PM
Saturday, February 25, 2023 / 7:30PM
Alonzo King LINES Ballet
With Jason Moran and Lisa Fischer
Friday, May 5, 2023 / 7:30PM
Saturday, May 6, 2023 / 7:30PM
Alonzo King LINES Ballet
Saturday, May 6, 2023 / 2:00PM
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