The center is pleased to announce additional artists and event titles recently confirmed for the 2022–2023 Presenting Series season. In Season 18, the series continues an integrated approach of collaborating with leading artists and arts scholars, and arts administrators to offer premier performing arts experiences to ignite the innate creative passion in all of us. Intellectually curious and crowd-pleasing programming invites the public into an exciting era of excellence under Associate Director of Programming and Engagement Sean Martin ’03, ’12, with a renewed commitment to diversity since reopening in 2021.
The 2022–23 season marks a return of the Irish Theatre of Chicago with The Dance of Death. Adapted by legendary Irish playwright Conor McPherson from August Strindberg’s masterpiece, an unhappy couple is held together by the tattered stitches of their marriage in a biting black comedy. Rob Kauzlaric, company member and familiar face (Mojo Mickybo, Doubt), directs the three-night run October 27–29, 2022, at 7:30 p.m.
Vibrant arts and culture are not only essential to a healthy city. It’s a powerful tool for improving a community’s health and quality of life. Lisa Loeb launched her career with the platinum-selling hit song “Stay (I Missed You).” The Grammy-winning singer/songwriter, touring musician, and children’s book author has also channeled her wit and humor into children’s music. Loeb performs a family concert on Saturday, November 12, 2022, at 11 a.m.
Additionally, in new developments, award-winning clarinetist Anthony McGill of the New York Philharmonic shares the stage on Thursday, January 26, 2023, with pianist Anna Polonsky. At age seven, Polonsky made her solo piano debut at the Special Central Music School in Moscow, Russia.
After emigrating to the U.S. in 1990, she attended high school at Michigan’s Interlochen Arts Academy. She received her bachelor’s degree from The Curtis Institute of Music and her master’s from the Juilliard School. An in-demand soloist and chamber musician, she also serves on the piano faculty at Vassar College.
Stay in touch on further developments for the upcoming Presenting Series season. A few more events may be added. As artists continue finalizing repertoire for classical and chamber music events, look for that information in individual event descriptions in June in time for Choose-Your-Own season tickets going on sale on June 20. Then single tickets go on sale on August 1.
As a haven for artists and a gathering place for the community, the center is thrilled to demonstrate its continuing commitment to programming the broadest range of leading artists in dance, music, and theater and expanding the representation of diverse artists in those genres.