JUNE 27 2019 Subscriptions Now Available for Walton Arts Center’s Popular 10x10 Arts Series

Subscriptions Now Available for Walton Arts Center’s Popular 10x10 Arts Series

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, June 27, 2019Walton Arts Center is excited to announce the 2019-20 lineup for the 10x10 Arts Series, featuring 10diverse performances from around the world.

Purchase a 10x10 Ambassador Membership for $130 now before single tickets go on sale and you’ll get a ticket to each show a enjoy these exclusive subscriber benefits:

  • First access to the best seats and the same seats for each performance
  • Complimentary tickets so you can share your love for 10x10 with friends and family (limited number available)
  • Invitations to member-only events such as masterclasses, rehearsals with the artists and more
  • A 10x10 Art Series gift
  • Access to 10x10 post-show creative conversations with the artists

Ambassador Memberships canbe purchased by calling 479.443.5600 or by visiting waltonartscenter.org/10x10.

Walton Arts Center developed the 10x10 Arts Series to make diverse arts experiences accessible and fun for everyone. Over the past nine seasons, the arts series has introduced 4,000 first-time ticket buyers to the arts. People who are curious and interested in expanding their horizons love this series because it offers performances that inspire, entertain, and give us new ways to view our lives and engage our imaginations.

All 10x10 performances include a post-show Creative Conversation with the artists and the popular Sticky Note responses, which allow patrons to share their thoughts and experiences with the artists and fellow patrons.

Single tickets for these and other 2019-2020 Walton Arts Center  shows will go on sale in August.

10x10 Arts Series

Tiempo Libre

  • 7 pm | Oct. 3, 2019

Classically trained at Cuba’s premier conservatories, the members of three-time Grammy®-nominated Tiempo Libre are true modern heirs to the rich musical tradition of their native Cuba. The seven extraordinary musicians realized they shared a collective musical dream: to create the first authentic Afro-Caribbean band in the United States.  Their eagerness to share their music with others led them to come together in between touring and recording with legends such as Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Paulito FG y Su Elite, to develop their new style, hence the name Tiempo Libre (Free Time).

Nobuntu

  • 8 pm | Oct. 11, 2019

Nobuntu, the female a cappella quintet from Zimbabwe, has drawn international acclaim for its inventive performances that range from traditional Zimbabwean songs to Afro Jazz to Gospel. The word Nobuntu is an African concept that values humbleness, love, unity and family from a woman’s perspective. The ensemble represents a new generation of young African women singers who celebrate and preserve their culture, beauty and heritage through art. They believe that music can be an important vehicle for change, one that transcends racial, tribal, religious, gender and economic boundaries.

Theatre Re’s The Nature of Forgetting

  • 7 pm | Nov. 5, 2019

At the intersection of art and science, The Nature of Forgetting bursts with creativity, joy and heartache. Collaborating with London neuroscientist Kate Jeffery, Theatre Re has created a moving articulation of the countless dimensions of memory and amnesia, linking science with real-life experiences.

Through movement and compelling live music, The Nature of Forgetting is the story of Tom - a middle-aged father struggling in the early stages of dementia. The piece, and Tom’s memories, are a life-affirming journey into a weakened mind, where broken does not have to mean defeated. A journey of shining humanity and celebration of a life well lived.

Piano Battle

  • 7 pm | Jan. 30, 2020

The brainchild of internationally accomplished pianists Andreas Kern and Paul Cibis, the Piano Battle sees the duo go head-to-head on stage, charming and enchanting the audience with a variety of classical pieces. The two artists, with distinctly different performance styles, take turns performing pieces by composers such as Chopin, Liszt and Debussy. They will even improvise based on the tunes you request. And at the end of the show, you will help pick a winner.

Ballet Memphis

  • 7 pm | Feb. 6, 2020

For more than 30 years, Ballet Memphis has worked to build a company recognized for its close ties to the region’s rich musical and literary heritage through dance. Called “unorthodox, peculiar, fresh and large-spirited” by The New York Times, Ballet Memphis is known for fearless risk-taking and a deliberate diversity reflective of its origin. In this program, Ballet Memphis will perform three pieces. One from the company’s River Project series – which depicts scenes and cultural traditions from the southern end of the Mighty Mississippi, a river famous in both song and literature. Another is a traditional romantic ballet choreographed through the lens of a contemporary woman and finally, a piece choreographed by one of our country’s most talented ballet choreographers, Matthew Neenan.

Apollo’s Fire – Baroque Orchestra, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons: Rediscovered

  • 8 pm | Feb. 29, 2020

Named for the classical god of music and the sun, Apollo’s Fire was founded in 1992 by the award-winning young harpsichordist and conductor Jeannette Sorrell. Sorrell envisioned an ensemble dedicated to the baroque ideal that music should evoke the various Affekts or passions in the listeners. Apollo’s Fire is a collection of creative artists who share Sorrell’s passion for drama and rhetoric.

Socks in the Frying Pan

  • 7 pm | March 5, 2020

Socks in the Frying Pan consists of two brothers, Shane and Fiachra Hayes, as well as Aodán Coyne. The young trio from County Clare blend Irish traditional melodies with innovative rhythmic and melodic garnish. Having gained a fan-base from four years of gigging around the west of Ireland, the group has recently began branching out with their modern traditional style and energetic approach to music. This, combined with acoustic musical interplay, three-part harmonies and an obvious love for live performances, compliments the traditional essence of both tune and songs in a fresh and entertaining way.

The Real Group

  • 7:30 pm | April 3, 2020

The Real Group is a professional a cappella ensemble from Sweden, in constant development since its formation in 1984. The Real Group is one of the leading forces in the world of vocal music today. Their combination of perfection, personal touch and their wide repertoire have made it possible for the group to collaborate with symphony orchestras, jazz groups, pop-bands and international artists.

Äbhä by Parshwanath Upadhye and Punyah Dance Company

  • 7 pm | April 21, 2020

Punyah Dance Company based in Bangalore, India under the artistic leadership of one of the most sought-after classical Indian dancers, Parshwanath Upadhye, tells the ancient Hindu epic Ramayana. This is the story of legendary Lorda Rama of ancient India on a quest to rescue Sita, the incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi, whose choices change the course of history. Punyah approaches India’s favorite epics with a fresh perspective, focusing on the central female character and pushing the boundaries of the traditional dance form Bharatanatyam (ba-rat-NAT-yam), characterized by highly technical footwork and a vocabulary of sign language based on hand gestures, eye contact and facial movements. Through creativity and innovation, this familiar story comes to new life through dance.

Artosphere Festival Orchestra

  • Corrado Rovaris, Music Director
  • 8 pm | May 14, 2020

Soaring strings, crashing symbols and timpani drum rolls to a tumultuous musical crescendo… with a decisive sweep of his baton, internationally acclaimed Maestro Corrado Rovaris will once again lead the Artosphere Festival Orchestra through an enchanting symphonic experience. Recognized as an important musical voice by American Public Media’s “Performance Today” – the nation’s most popular classical music radio program – the AFO, is a dynamic ensemble of young, talented musicians. In their 10th year performing together, these virtuosic artists will showcase fresh interpretations of leading composers in a stunning exhibition that demonstrates the brilliance of classical music.

Walton Arts Center is Arkansas’ largest and busiest performing arts presenter. Each year more than 195,000 people from Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma and beyond attend more than 400 public events at Walton Arts Center, including performances, rehearsals, community gatherings, receptions, weddings and more. Approximately 45,000 students and teachers participate annually in arts learning programs at Walton Arts Center, and almost 200 volunteers donate 21,000 hours of time each year to its operations. Walton Arts Center presents entertainers and artists from around the world including Broadway musicals, renowned dance companies, international artists, up-and-coming jazz musicians and more. As a non-profit organization, Walton Arts Center enjoys the generous support of public sector funding, corporate sponsorship and private donors, allowing audience members to pay on average only 45% of the cost of programs offered. To learn more about Walton Arts Center, visit www.waltonartscenter.org.

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