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Event Listings

Our upcoming events are listed below:


Cho Liang Lin & Jon Kimura Parker
Cho Liang Lin & Jon Kimura Parker
Violinist Cho-Liang Lin is lauded the world over for his distinguished thirty-year career - which includes his position as Music Director of La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest, while pianist Jon Kimura Parker is a veteran of the international concert stage who has performed with the likes of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and André Previn.

“Mr. Lin and Mr. Parker make a strong case for the score in an energetic, unified reading.” – The New York Times


ASCAP Workshop
ASCAP Workshop
The Wallis partners with the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) and DreamWorks Studios to present The ASCAP Foundation Musical Theatre Workshop. Now in its 23rd year under the leadership of Artistic Director Stephen Schwartz, the workshop gives selected composers and lyricists the opportunity to present selections from original musical works in progress for professional critique.


Sean Chen
Sean Chen
Pianist Sean Chen, recent winner of UPenn’s eminent 2015 Annenberg arts fellowship for artists on the verge of breakthrough, won over fans and critics alike at the 2013 Cliburn Competition as the first American to earn a Cliburn award since 1997.


Bing Wang & Ben Hong
Bing Wang & Ben Hong
For the final evening of music in our East/West Series, local Chinese violinist Bing Wang, Associate Concertmaster of the LA Philharmonic will perform with fellow LA Phil Assistant Principal cellist Ben Hong.


Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel
Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel
An American Salute

Jeffrey Siegel’s sold-out Keyboard Conversations® returns to The Wallis in a new concert that celebrates our country’s most beloved composers with accessible classical music and captivating commentary.

• GERSHWIN Rhapsody in Blue
• BERNSTEIN Meditation on a Wedding
• COPLAND Cat in the Mouse and Rodeo
• JOPLIN Wall Street Rag

"Jeffrey Siegel has everything: massive technique, musical sensitivity and character, wide tonal resources, immense reserves of power, and the ability to communicate." – The Los Angeles Times


Colburn Orchestra Yehuda Gilad, Music Director and Conductor
Colburn Orchestra Yehuda Gilad, Music Director and Conductor
Mikyung Soung, double bass

The flagship ensemble of the Colburn Conservatory of Music, the Colburn Orchestra comprises some of the most elite musicians in the world. The orchestra performs under the baton of critically-acclaimed Music Director and Conductor Yehuda Gilad.


Steven Lin
Steven Lin
Taiwanese-American pianist Steven Lin impressed many with his unshakeable focus as he famously played through a 6.5 earthquake during a competition in Japan. The New York Times recently hailed, “His playing [is] immaculately voiced and enhanced by admirable subtleties of shading and dynamics.”


Dan Zanes and Friends
Dan Zanes and Friends
Dan Zanes & Friends featuring Sonia de los Santos return to The Wallis for a bi-lingual English and Spanish concert for kids and kids-at-heart. The Grammy Award-winner has been referred to as “the family-music genre’s most outspoken and eloquent advocate” by Time magazine, and his widely-acclaimed music has been featured on “Sesame Street,” Playhouse Disney, Nickelodeon, HBO Family and Sprout.

RECOMMENDED FOR ALL AGES
RUNNING TIME: 60 MINUTES WITH NO INTERMISSION

“True children's music, but executed with such sweet (and un-gooey!) humor, casual multiculturalism and shambling groove that you can call it your own.” – The New York Times


David Orlowsky Trio: The Soul of Klezmer
David Orlowsky Trio: The Soul of Klezmer
The Soul of Klezmer

The David Orlowsky Trio, founded by the young and incredibly gifted leather jacket-clad clarinetist Orlowsky, present Klezmer music in an entirely new, unexpectedly hip dimension. The trio are taking the world by storm with regularly sold-out concert halls, rave reviews and a steadily increasing following. In The Soul of Klezmer, you’ll be taken on a musical journey from the Jewish villages of Eastern Europe to the buzzing Klezmer madness of New York City.

“Orlowsky drew his audience under his spell right from the first hypnotic moment. Ovations and cries of bravo concluded the evening.” - WAX


Jennifer Koh & Shai Wosner
Jennifer Koh & Shai Wosner
Bridge to Beethoven: Finding Identity Through Music

Grammy-nominated violinist Jennifer Koh joins accomplished pianist Shai Wosner for an exploration of the impact Beethoven has had on a diverse group of composers and musicians. Bridge to Beethoven features new commissions from composers Andrew Norman, Vijay Iyer and Anthony Cheung as companion pieces to Beethoven’s violin sonatas.

“Mr. Wosner’s singing tone and expressive musicality complement Ms. Koh’s insightful, richly hued playing.” – The New York Times


The Revisionist
The Revisionist
by Jesse Eisenberg

The hit Off-Broadway play by Jesse Eisenberg, the Oscar-nominated star of The Social Network and frequent contributor to The New Yorker. In The Revisionist, David arrives in Poland with a crippling case of writer’s block and a desire to be left alone, while his 75-year old second cousin Maria welcomes him with an overwhelming need to connect with her American family.

“A quirky and … heartbreaking meditation on the meaning of family, both across the generations and across the globe.” – Associated Press


Patti LuPone Far Away Places
Patti LuPone Far Away Places
In Matters of The Heart, Patti LuPone will take the audience on a tour of the crimes, affairs and the mysteries of the heart, with electrifying performances of over two dozen love songs by a wide range of composers ranging from theatre greats Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein and Stephen Sondheim to such contemporary song writers as Randy Newman, Jimmy Webb, Brian Wilson, Judy Collins, Dan Fogelberg, Joni Mitchell and Cyndi Lauper.

REVIEWS

“An extraordinary concert.” – The New York Post


The Lightning Thief
The Lightning Thief
Theatreworks USA’s
The Lightning Thief

Adapted from the book by Rick Riordan
Music, Lyrics & Orchestrations by Rob Rokicki
Book by Joe Tracz
Original Direction by Stephen Brackett
Original Choreography by Sam Pinkleton

Adapted from the best-selling young adult novel, The Lightning Thief is the story of Percy Jackson, a 12-year-old boy who journeys into a world of mythological monsters and Greek Gods as he struggles with dyslexia and ADHD, all while solving the mystery of Zeus’ stolen lightning bolt. This lively musical adaptation features songs reminding us that “normal is a myth. Everyone has issues that they’re dealing with.”

RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 7+
RUNNING TIME: 65 MINUTES WITH NO INTERMISSION

The Lightning Thief is an action-packed musical with heroic battles and mythological beasties.” – New York Post


Colburn Chamber Music Society with the New York Philharmonic Brass Quintet
Colburn Chamber Music Society with the New York Philharmonic Brass Quintet
Comprising the principal brass players of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, the Brass Quintet often tours the nation and is featured as a favorite regular encore on the Philharmonic's tour performances.


Jerusalem Quartet
Jerusalem Quartet
Israel’s award-winning Jerusalem Quartet continues to tour extensively worldwide, with a growing reputation in North America and popular visits to major venues throughout the U.S. The Quartet’s lauded records have been awarded with numerous prizes, including three BBC Music Magazine Awards, the Diapason d’Or Arte and an ECHO Klassik Award.

• HAYDN Quartet in D-Major, Op. 64, No. 5 (Lark)
• RAVEL Quartet in F-Major
• DVORÁK Quartet in F-Major, Op. 96 (American)

“Passion, precision, warmth, a gold blend: these are the trademarks of this excellent Israeli string quartet.” – The Times (UK)


Ezralow Dance Company
Ezralow Dance Company
Award-winning choreographer Daniel Ezralow makes his “hometown debut” in Beverly Hills with his new dance company. Ezralow’s unique style of physical expression and articulate choreography has earned him a distinguished reputation as a groundbreaking artist worldwide. His work is celebrated in the seminal film Across the Universe, Cirque du Soleil’s Love and in the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

“[Ezralow’s] work is a persuasive blend of intelligence, humor, and a fine-scaled, gusty energy.” – The New York Times


The Girl Who Forgot to Sing Badly
The Girl Who Forgot to Sing Badly
Theatre Lovett presents
The Girl Who Forgot to Sing Badly
by Finegan Kruckemeyer
directed by Lynne Parker
performed by Louis Lovett

Dublin’s award-winning Theatre Lovett presents Irish storytelling with a modern twist in The Girl Who Forgot to Sing Badly. Peggy O’Hegarty sings with the voice of an angel—a grossly unfortunate angel, who can’t sing at all. One day work stops working and Peggy steps outside to find that everyone in her city has gone! Ingenious performer Louis Lovett leads the audience on an untamed adventure that crosses snowy lands and wild seas as Peggy desperately tries to save the day.

RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 7+
RUNNING TIME: 70 MINUTES WITH NO INTERMISSION

“**** [4 stars] A tremendously entertaining show!” – The Guardian (UK)


The City of Conversation
The City of Conversation
by Anthony Giardina

The City of Conversation, first seen at Lincoln Center, promises to be the talk of the campaign season. Savvy Hester Ferris is the doyenne of Georgetown dinner parties whose influence in liberal politics is legendary. But when her son suddenly turns up with a Reaganite girlfriend and a shocking new conservative world view, Hester must choose between preserving her family and defending her cause.

"A juicy, funny and terrific new play." - The New York Times


Seedfolks
Seedfolks
Children’s Theatre Company’s
Seedfolks Adapted from the book by Paul Fleischman
Directed by Peter C. Brosius
Featuring Sonja Parks

Newbery Medal-winner Paul Fleischman’s Seedfolks comes to life in a raw, inspiring story you’ll never forget. Thirteen very different voices—old, young, Haitian, Hispanic, tough, haunted and hopeful—tell one amazing story about a garden that transforms a neighborhood.

RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 8+
RUNNING TIME: 60 MINUTES WITH NO INTERMISSION

“Tells the tale of healing and restoration with agility, empathy and a whole lot of heart.” - Minneapolis Star-Tribune