Performer on stage

Raphaëlle Boitel’s Cie l’Oublié(e)

From big band to Ukrainian folk-punk, from Mendelssohn and Shostakovich octets to artistic acrobats, from an anniversary performance and triumphant return to several Williams Center debuts, the 2022-2023 Performance Series is defined by a diverse range of artistry in chamber music, jazz, world stage, dance, theater, and family programming. The Williams Center for the Arts unveiled the exciting new season, which Hollis Ashby, artistic and executive director, hails as “transformational.”

Martha Redbone performs on stage.

Martha Redbone

“Through the power of their vision and creativity in their forms, the artists on the 2022/23 season connect their experiences and ideas with ours, and in doing so, leave us feeling understood, vital, and hopeful,” she says.

The season includes a long list of established as well as emerging artists in addition to the popular National Theatre Live and Great Art on Screen:

  • Orpheus Chamber Orchestra’s 50th Anniversary featuring Tine Thing Helseth
  • Emerson and Escher String Quartets together in concert
  • Jazz great Catherine Russell
  • Ukraine’s DakhaBrakha
  • Afro-pop star Fatoumata Diawara
  • Raphaëlle Boitel’s Cie l’Oublié(e)
  • David Sanford Big Band
  • Artemis
  • LaTasha Barnes’ The Jazz Continuum
  • Martha Redbone
  • Jupiter Ensemble with mezzo-soprano Lea Desandre
  • The Peking Acrobats
  • Ensemble Basiani
  • Imani Winds

Beyond stage performances, the Williams Center will offer a robust program of educational and community events including pre- and post-performance talks by faculty, demonstrations and master classes, specially scheduled shows for families, and outreach programs in area schools, colleges, and community centers.

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