Groundbreaking artists, inspiring performances and a price that makes it accessible to all. The 10x10 Art Series connects our community to the world of the arts in all its various forms. Dancers, vocalists, yogis and musicians will all take the Walton Arts Center stage this season in the 10x10 Arts Series. What is our goal with this programming? To stir the creative souls of the audience and awaken a love of performing arts in all.
Patrons who attend 10x10 shows typically fall in love with the series because of the variety of performances, the low ticket cost and the ability to connect with the performers with our pre-show creative conversation and post-show party. Attending a live, world-class performance costs less than a movie! Walton Arts Center is able to offer these shows for $10 because these performances are heavily subsidized by donors and sponsors who believe, like we do, that arts should be accessible to everyone.
Feeling inspired? Walton Arts Center has created a NEW 10x10 Arts Series Membership for patrons who love this series and want to support it. The membership includes early access to shows, the same seat at each performance, invitations to member-only events, a free 10x10 branded t-shirt, access to free "ambassador" tickets to select shows to help you spread the word about and introduce others to the 10x10 Art Series and more for just $130. Thirty dollars of this members will be used to support the 10x10 Arts Series.
Ballet Arkansas Emergence
October 13, 2017
A magnetic ensemble of passionate artists displays raw power, maturity and technical brilliance on stage in the performance of Emergence. Emergence brings the depth and range of Ballet Arkansas to the forefront. Highlighted within the program is the regional hit Under the Lights by Chris Stuart, set to the music of Johnny Cash. Also featured is the timeless Valse Fantaisie by George Balanchine, the world premiere by 2017 Winter Visions winner Mariana Oliveira, and other critically acclaimed classical and contemporary repertoire that provides for a captivating evening of dance. A compelling discussion with award-winning choreographer Mariana Oliveira, led by Artistic Director Michael Fothergill, will precede the performance.
Cas Public Symphonie Dramatique
October 26, 2017
Symphonie Dramatique is a mordant look at the mythical couple, Romeo and Juliet, drawing from William Shakespeare’s romantic masterpiece to evoke notions of seduction, desire, unchained passion and death. In this highly contemporary version, eight of the company’s dancers present a vibrant homage to the original tale tinged with impetuousness and contagious energy.
December 3, 2017
The British vocal ensemble VOCES8 is one of the world’s most versatile and best-loved singing groups. The group is proud to be the flagship performance and education ensemble of the charitable foundation Voces Cantabiles Music whose innovative education work has been praised by UNESCO. Inspiring creativity and excellence through music, VOCES8 leads a series of workshops reaching over 20,000 people annually worldwide.
Béla Fleck and Brooklyn Rider
January 17, 2018
Béla Fleck has been nominated for 30 Grammy Awards in more categories than any artist in Grammy history, winning 14 of them. Widely considered the premier banjo player alive today, Fleck is an artist who has completely redefined the limits of the instrument. Fleck is accompanied by Brooklyn Rider who offers an eclectic repertoire in gripping performances that continue to attract legions of fans and draw rave reviews from classical, world and rock critics alike.
The Triplets of Belleville
February 1, 2018
A much beloved animated film, The Triplets of Belleville, is screened as composer Benoit Charest leads Le Terrible Orchestre de Belleville in a live performance of his original score for the film, including Charest's Academy Award®-nominated best song. In the spirit of the film, Le Terrible Orchestre de Belleville transports audiences to the exciting streets of 1920’s Paris and Le Jazz Hot.
Pasadena Roof Orchestra
February 24, 2018
The Pasadena Roof Orchestra with its authentic 1920’s feel, technically brilliant delivery, rousing atmosphere and utterly unique light-hearted musical style make it the ideal band to experience live in a theater. Transporting swing music forward into the present times in a fashion both fascinating and authentic: you could say they saved the music from its certain demise.
Aquila Theatre Company Sense & Sensibility
March 8, 2018
Aquila expands the canon of classical works for the stage by adapting Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility in a bold and exciting new production. Directed by Aquila’s artistic director Desiree Sanchez, this production will incorporate her innovative use of space, movement, design and sound.
Dublin Guitar Quartet
March 9, 2018
Described as a "quartet with a difference" by the Irish Times, the Dublin Guitar Quartet is the first classical guitar quartet entirely devoted to new music. Since its formation at the Dublin Conservatory of Music and Drama, DGQ has worked to expand the limited repertoire by commissioning new works and adapting modern masterpieces from outside of the guitar repertoire.
Ravé Mehta's FLOW
May 24, 2018
Experience a unique evening of music and movement. FLOW is a live piano concert by award-winning composer, producer and pianist Ravé Mehta, infused with yoga-inspired performances such as piano yoga, yoga dance, acro-yoga, aerial yoga and more. In the spirit of FLOW, the show is 50% choreographed and 50% improvised with all original music by Ravé Mehta composed, in part, during the show. Therefore, this show is an original experience with the sole intention of creating vibrance through music and movement!
Artosphere Festival Orchestra
June 19, 2018
Roaring strings, crashing symbols, timpani drum rolls to a tumultuous musical crescendo... with the decisive sweep of his baton, internationally acclaimed Maestro Corrado Rovaris will once again conduct some of the worlds most talented musicians. In their eighth year performing together, this dynamic young ensemble showcases fresh interpretations of leading composers in a stunning exhibition demonstrating the brilliance of classical music.