2014-15 Season Brochure
Carolina Performing Arts celebrates 10 seasons.
14/ CON 15 TENTS Welcome The Tenth Season Southern Folklife Festival Streams of Spirit World War I Centenary Project 2014-15 Season Tickets and Important Information Connections Season Calendar 4 6 8 9 10 12 54 61 64 carolina performing ar ts 14/15 3 Welcome The 2014-15 season promises to be an exciting year-long celebration of Carolina Performing Arts’ 10th anniversary. As a relatively new Tar Heel, I find it difficult to imagine what life was like before the renovation of Memorial Hall and the advent of CPA, but I am indebted – as we all are – to the many supporters who have provided such wonderful gifts for our students and our community. Under the inspired leadership of Emil Kang, Carolina Performing Arts’ programming has been characterized by its fierce intelligence, wonderful variety, and beautiful artistry. Last year, I had the opportunity to experience it for myself; each evening, whether it was Chris Thile or Lang Lang or the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, offered its own special memories and the chance to be reminded why the performing arts are such a vital part of the human experience. As we begin this anniversary season, I hope we all will reflect on how CPA has shaped and defined our own lives. For many, those transforming moments – when something communicated between performer and audience reaches beyond the expected and becomes something extraordinary, even magical – happen in Memorial Hall. It is a soul-nurturing and life-enlarging place. CPA’s story, in essence, is our story and one of Carolina’s “priceless gems.” Please join me in congratulating Emil, his staff, and members of CPA’s International Advisory Board on this important milestone. I can’t wait to see what happens next. Carol Folt Chancellor 4 c a r o l i n a p e r f o r m i n g a r t s . o r g // #CPA10 Thank You Welcome to our 10th Season! Over the last nine years, Carolina Performing Arts (CPA) has presented nearly 500 performances with more than 5,000 performers from 65 different nations. We have commissioned or cocommissioned 40 performances and presented 35 world and U.S. premieres. The numbers are impressive, but not as impressive as you, our audience. You are a key ingredient to our success. Our mission is to present distinctive and breathtaking experiences from around the world. We believe we present quite a diverse group of perspectives, styles, traditions, and forms but it is your enthusiasm, thoughtful engagement, and active participation that has empowered us and compelled many artists to return to Chapel Hill. For that, we thank you. As you know, another key ingredient has been the meaningful artistic relationships we’ve developed over the past nine years. This season, we have invited back 18 artists, ensembles and companies who have left an indelible mark on our brief history including Sir John Eliot Gardiner and The Monteverdi Choir, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Ian Bostridge, Shantala Shivalingappa, The Mariinsky Orchestra, Youssou N’Dour, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma, and Brooklyn Rider among many others. Looking toward our next 10 seasons, we believe success will be measured not only by what’s on stage but also by the work we do in and around the campus community “beyond the walls” of Memorial Hall. This season, we’re partnering with Wilson Library’s Southern Folklife Collection as they celebrate 25 years; the Institute of Art & Humanities World War I Centenary Project; and the College of Arts and Sciences on the Frey Foundation Visiting Professorship. We’re thrilled to continue the success of Arts@TheCore with our inaugural Curatorial Fellows Program, a series of three programs curated by UNC professor of Asian Studies Afroz Taj under the title, “Streams of Spirit, Water Music from South Asia.” We are honored that you have taken this journey with us, embracing new programs, new ideas, and new traditions. We wouldn’t be celebrating 10 seasons without you. Thank you for your continued support. Here’s to the next 10 years! Sincerely, Emil Kang Executive and Artistic Director Executive Director for the Arts Professor of the Practice, Department of Music carolina performing ar ts 14/15 5 CPA 10 Carolina performing arts • the tenth Season A Reflection The renovation of Memorial Hall was planned well before my arrival in 2000. That was the good news. The bad news was that Carolina Performing Arts did not yet exist. We were going to have a great hall with very little to put in it. I felt strongly that a great university needed a great performing arts series. We established a new position of Executive Director for the Arts and conducted a national search, resulting in the appointment of Emil Kang. I knew we had found the right person to build a great organization from scratch when Emil and I sat down for an interview and we found ourselves talking about our shared passion for Mahler. Emil started as a staff of one on January 1, 2005, charged with putting a full program together for the 2005-06 season. We opened with a grand gala with Tony Bennett and Leonard Slatkin conducting the North Carolina Symphony with Itzhak Perlman and Pinchas Zukerman. I will never forget the sense of pride I felt looking down at that full house at the black tie opening gala. The best part of the story is that every year since that beginning has been better. UNC doesn’t just have a good presenting program, there are none better. I love the fact that we are not content with this level of success, that CPA envisions a dynamic engagement with the university’s academic life. I am convinced that the next 10 years will be even better than the first 10. Ars longa vita brevis – James Moeser, Chancellor Emeritus 6 c a r o l i n a p e r f o r m i n g a r t s . o r g // #CPA10 photo: Catharine Carter CPA 10 Artists Over the last nine years, Carolina Performing Arts has presented nearly 500 performances by over 5,000 performers representing 65 nations. We have commissioned or co-commissioned 40 new works and presented 35 world and U.S. premieres. We’re thrilled to welcome back 18 artists, ensembles, and companies who have been a large part of our success to help us celebrate this milestone year. Sept 16 Oct 8 Nov 6 & 7 Nov 16 Dec 6 & 7 DEC 8 Youssou N’Dour Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis Jan 29 & 30 Jan 31 & Feb 1 Feb 18 Feb 20 Feb 24 & 25 Feb 27 Mar 5 National Theatre of Scotland Mar 18 Mar 28 Apr 14 & 15 Apr 17 Apr 19 Ian Bostridge, tenor, in Curlew River Dianne Reeves Carolina Ballet North Carolina Jazz Repertory Orchestra with special guest René Marie Mariinsky Orchestra with Valery Gergiev, conductor Shantala Shivalingappa Brian Blade and The Fellowship Band Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater The Silk Road Ensemble With Yo-Yo Ma Christine Goerke, soprano, Anthony Dean Griffey, tenor, Nathan Gunn, baritone with UNC Symphony Orchestra with Tonu Kalam, conductor, and Carolina Choir with Susan Klebanow, director Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Tamara Stefanovich, pianos Brooklyn Rider Martha Graham Dance Company Dorothea Röschmann, soprano and Mitsuko Uchida, piano The Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists with Sir John Eliot Gardiner, conductor 10th Anniversary Gala With Dorrance Dance Saturday, September 27 Join us on stage at Memorial Hall with the incredible members of Dorrance Dance for an unforgettable evening to celebrate our 10th anniversary season! For details, contact 919.843.1869 or firstname.lastname@example.org. carolina performing ar ts 14/15 7 Southern Folklife Festival Celebrating 25 Years of the Southern Folklife Collection 2014 marks the 25th Anniversary of the opening of the Southern Folklife Collection, one of the nation’s foremost archives of Southern vernacular music, art, and culture, available for research in the University’s Wilson Special Collections Library. The Southern Folklife Collection is an educational resource, an archive dedicated to collecting and preserving cultural heritage, and a focal point for the public appreciation of Southern art forms. Since its opening in 1989, the SFC has grown to contain over half a million items including sound recordings, moving images, photographs, manuscripts, books, song folios, serials, posters, and ephemera. The Collection is especially rich in materials documenting old-time, country-western, bluegrass, blues, folk, gospel, rock, Cajun, and zydeco music. The SFC holds numerous recordings on the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry, including Dolly Parton’s first recording “Puppy Love,” which she wrote and recorded at the age of 13. In addition to the performances at Memorial Hall, the Southern Folklife Festival hosts a New Orleans Brass Band Symposium on UNC’s campus and lectures and performances on Saturday afternoon in Carrboro. Fri, Aug 22, 2014 • New Orleans Brass Band Symposium 5-6:00PM OPENING RECEPTION at Wilson Special Collections Library 6:00PM WELCOME at Pleasants Family Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Wilson Library Steve Weiss (Curator, Southern Folklife Collection) 6:05-6:45PM Keynote Address Matt Sakakeeny (Tulane University) “Brass Bands in the Streets of New Orleans” 7:00PM Conversation with brass band musicians 7:30PM Second Line Parade from Wilson Library to Memorial Hall 8:00pm CONCERT at Memorial Hall Rebirth Brass Band and Dumpstaphunk Sat, Aug 23, 2014 • Southern Folklife Festival 1-4:00PM LECTURES and PERFORMANCES at the Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro, NC For schedule visit www2.lib.unc.edu/wilson/sfc/ 8:00PM CONCERT at Memorial Hall Merle Haggard with Tift Merritt Funding provided by UNC's Southern Studies Fund and a gift from John Powell 8 c a r o l i n a p e r f o r m i n g a r t s . o r g // #CPA10 Streams of Spirit Water Music From South Asia Curatorial Fellowship Curated by Professor Afroz Taj, Department of Asian Studies As part of our Arts@TheCore initiative, Carolina Performing Arts is proud to present the inaugural Curatorial Fellowship. Fellows are selected from interested Tenured Associate Professors in any department at UNC and tasked with curating a mini performance series that represents their academic interests which will then be presented as part of our season. The performing arts in South Asia incorporate many images of water. There are bhajans that praise water deities like the river goddess Ganga and the rain god Indra. There are Sufi and Bhakti songs that narrate the riverside romances of Radha-Krishna and Sohni-Mahiwal and transform human love into an image of divine love. Indian classical dance drama portrays the descent of the Ganga from heaven, the churning of the cosmic sea, and the peacock dancing at the onset of the monsoon rains. The social fabric of India itself is described in reference to the two mighty rivers, Ganga and Jamuna, that flow parallel across hundreds of miles of north India to finally join at the Sanga confluence. The Ganga is sacred to Hindus from the moment it emerges from the Gaumukh glacier, while the Jamuna serves as the backdrop for the epitomes of Indo-Islamic architecture, the Taj Mahal, and the Red Forts. As these two radically different civilizations interact and merge over the past millennium, we speak of the development of “Ganga-Jamuni” culture, the rich mixture of Hindu and Muslim arts that reflects centuries of cross-inspiration. By exploring South Asian evocations of water in performance, this series adds a significant cultural dimension to the intellectual engagement of students, faculty, and community. Portrayals of water in art can profoundly deepen our cultural understanding of the role of water in our societies and lives. South Asia faces pressing water issues: most of its major rivers cross one or more international boundaries leading to conflicts about usage rights and flood control. Sacred rivers draw millions of pilgrims, and as a result, are critically polluted but still considered spiritually pure. Global warming has chased the Himalayan glaciers further up into the mountains; the day may not be far off when they disappear entirely even as mega-cities downstream fail to plan for future growth in water needs. In short, water both divides and unites, pollutes and cleanses, brings life and takes it away. SEPT 5 Tales from the Cosmic Ocean – An evening of Yakshagana featuring Vidya Kolyur OCT 11 MAR 20 Shabana Azmi – Perilous Crossings Sanam Marvi – Songs from the Land of Five Rivers carolina performing ar ts 14/15 9 Between 1914 and 1918, the battlefields of Europe forever changed a generation of artists. Modernist abstraction was refigured in the trenches, musical languages recast on the Western front. Nearly every prominent composer, writer, and artist of the era took part in World War I, a conflict that spilled across the continent and introduced Americans to a global stage. Figures as wide-ranging as Ernest Hemingway and Alban Berg emerged scarred from the conflict, and worked through their experiences in their creations. Art before the war reflected an uncanny optimism, expressed by the violent and utopian gestures of early modernism. Art created afterwards echoed bitter truths learned on the battlefield. World War I was the final conflict in history to be eagerly anticipated by artists and intellectuals; returning disillusioned, this young generation created lasting testaments to what they witnessed. While the brutality of World War I and its effects on art and culture are often overlooked, it will be an integral part of Carolina life in the 2014-2015 season, which marks the centenary of the beginning of the conflict. Following the success of The Rite of Spring at 100, UNC Chapel Hill's World War I Centenary Project is a broad, interdisciplinary initiative focused on the legacy of WWI that encompasses twenty courses, two international academic conferences, and a slew of performances and exhibitions. In tandem with the project, Carolina Performing Arts has crafted four programs that deal with the artistic ramifications of World War I. In “Beyond Zero, 1914-1918,” the acclaimed Kronos Quartet tells the story of the war with archival footage and a haunting score by Aleksandra Vrebalov. The UNC Symphony Orchestra and Carolina Choir will deliver Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem, a stunning lament that sets WWI - era poetry. As part of a 24-decade history of popular music, performance artist Taylor Mac focuses on the 1910s, offering a view of the era from the perspective of the music hall. And the Dutch theater troupe Hotel Modern stages a multimedia panorama of “The Great War,” illustrating the horrors of trench warfare by drawing on the letters of contemporary soldiers. With music and movement, CPA’s World War I performances provide a lens into a crucial period in our history, one whose artistic ramifications continue to echo today. – William Robin 10 c a r o l i n a p e r f o r m i n g a r t s . o r g // #CPA10 WWI Centenary Project OCt 1 & 2 1910s A 24-Decade History of Popular Music Taylor Mac Feb 12 Kronos Quartet Prelude to a Black Hole Beyond Zero: 1914-1918 Mar 5 APR 11 & 12 Brittenâ€™s War Requiem, Op. 66 Christine Goerke, soprano, Anthony Dean Griffey, tenor, Nathan Gunn, baritone, UNC Symphony Orchestra with Tonu Kalam, conductor and The Carolina Choir with Susan Klebanow, director Hotel Modern and Arthur Sauer The Great War carolina performing ar ts 14/15 11 Rebirth Brass Band & Dumpstaphunk Fri, aug 22, 2014 • 8pm Featured on HBO’s Treme, the Grammy-winning Rebirth Brass Band is a true New Orleans institution. Upholding the brass band tradition while adding heavy funk and hip hop, the band’s signature sound consistently wins over generations of music lovers while becoming the soundtrack to an entire city. Dumpstaphunk continues to spread an unmistakably New Orleans groove with hard-hitting performances that dare listeners not to move. While holding true to the vintage funk of Sly & the Family Stone and Parliament Funkadelic, Dumpstaphunk incorporates a modern sound effortlessly blending gospel, blues, second-line, R&B, and rock n’ roll. Southern Folklife Festival "Hard as hell, free as a ray of light, there is not a band on earth that is better. Stunning." – Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea on Rebirth Brass Band Rebirth Brass Band 12 c a r o l i n a p e r f o r m i n g a r t s . o r g // #CPA10 Dumpstaphunk Merle Haggard With Tift Merritt Sat, aug 23, 2014 • 8pm Still making some of the most compelling music of his remarkably prolific five-decade career, Grammywinner and Country Music Hall of Famer Merle Haggard is both a superstar and an unrepentant outsider. Haggard honors country music traditions while drawing on a broad range of jazz, blues, and folk influences to chronicle the dreams and heartbreaks of the common man. UNC alumna Tift Merritt has climbed from local legends Cat’s Cradle and The Cave to top ten lists in The New Yorker and Time with her unique brand of country music and critically acclaimed body of work. The New Yorker calls Merritt “the bearer of a proud tradition of distaff country soul.” Southern Folklife Festival Tift Merritt "A pioneer…rough-edged and electric." – Pitchfork Magazine on Merle Haggard carolina performing ar ts 14/15 13 Tales from the Cosmic Ocean An evening of Yakshagana Featuring Vidya Kolyur Fri, Sept 5, 2014 • 8pm The enchanting 700-year-old Yakshagana dance drama tradition is one of south India’s most distinctive art forms, featuring elaborate costumes and facial makeup, stylized dancing, live instrumental accompaniment, and a complex grammar of face and hand gestures. Visionary performer, director, and innovator Vidya Kolyur’s dynamic approach and innovative choreography revolutionized the traditionally male-dominated Yakshagana form, winning widespread praise. Here, her dance troupe from the south Karnataka coast of India performs scenes from Mahabharata and Ramayana, the two major Sanskrit epic poems of ancient India. Streams of Spirit "The Queen of Yakshagana." – The Hindu (India) 14 c a r o l i n a p e r f o r m i n g a r t s . o r g // #CPA10 Liz Magic Laser and Wendy Osserman From North Carolina to South Korea Sat, Sept 13 • 8pm & Sun, Sept 14 • 2pm From North Carolina to South Korea, commissioned by UNC’s Art Department and Carolina Performing Arts, combines the multimedia performance art of Liz Magic Laser with choreography by Wendy Osserman. Collaborating for the first time, the motherdaughter duo explores the language of gesture in global politics. Employing live performers and video feeds with green screen effects, this Loading Dock performance incorporates the studied movements of politicians central to the presentation and reception of current events. The development of the piece will take place, in part, in Chapel Hill. "...the sense of conspiratorial participation was intoxicating." – The New York Times on Liz Magic Laser carolina performing ar ts 14/15 15 Youssou N’Dour Tue, Sept 16, 2014 • 7:30pm Renowned singer and prodigious composer, producer, and bandleader Youssou N’Dour pioneered mbalax, fusing traditional Senegalese percussion and griot singing with Afro-Cuban and indigenous dance/pop flavors. He is one of the most revered musicians in Africa and in the ever-growing Senegalese diaspora. Named in TIME magazine’s annual list of “the hundred men and women whose power, talent or moral example is transforming the world,” Grammy winner N’Dour’s roots in Senegalese music and storytelling remain the hallmark of his artistic personality. N’Dour returns to Memorial Hall after performing during Carolina Performing Arts’ inaugural season in 2005. CPA10 Artist "N’Dour has created a musical context that’s as large with possibilities as his sinuous, spine-tingling singing" – Rolling Stone 16 c a r o l i n a p e r f o r m i n g a r t s . o r g // #CPA10 Dorrance Dance The Blues Project Featuring Michelle Dorrance And Toshi Reagon Thu, Sept 25 • 7:30pm & Fri, Sept 26 • 8pm Hailed by The New Yorker as “one of the most imaginative tap choreographers working today,” Chapel Hill native Michelle Dorrance’s company also features The Blues Project co-choreographers Derick K. Grant and Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards. The Bessie Award-winning Dorrance Dance honors tap dance’s beautiful history while introducing street, club, and experimental dance forms to create a furious rhythm. Toshi Reagon and her band BIGLovely perform her original blues music created for the performance. "Spilling over with prodigious talent" – The Boston Globe on Michelle Dorrance Performance Benefactor The 9/25 Michelle Dorrance Toshi Reagon performance of Dorrance Dance – The Blues Project is sponsored by Wyndham Robertson carolina performing ar ts 14/15 17 Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Manfred Honeck, Conductor Valentina Lisitsa, Piano Sun, Sept 28 • 8pm & Mon, Sept 29 • 7:30pm One of the world’s great orchestras, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) boasts a long history with the finest conductors and musicians and a strong commitment to Pittsburgh’s cultural landscape. Austrian conductor, and PSO’s Music Director, Manfred Honeck’s many years as violinist with the Vienna Philharmonic give his thoughtful interpretations a distinctive stamp. The charismatic Ukranian-born, North Carolina-based pianist Valentina Lisitsa joins the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in Chapel Hill as they perform their quintessential blend of timeless orchestral masterpieces and new American works, including the PSO-commissioned The Elements, inspired by Pittsburgh’s environmental history. Performance Benefactor Classical music performances are made possible by The William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust. We thank the Trustees for their visionary generosity. PROGRAM Sept 28 MASON BATES RACHMANINOFF MAHLER Rusty Air in Carolina Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Symphony No. 1 Sept 29 STEVEN STUCKY Silent Spring PATRICK BURKE/BOMI JANG/ The Elements MATHEW ROSENBLUM/ AMY WILLIAMS/REZA VALI SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 5 18 c a r o l i n a p e r f o r m i n g a r t s . o r g // #CPA10 "I adore this orchestra. It is such a jewel – every one of its facets just glows." – Yo-Yo Ma 1910s A 24-Decade History of Popular Music Taylor Mac Wed, Oct 1 • 7:30pm & THU, OCt 2 • 7:30pm The incomparable theater artist Taylor Mac returns to Chapel Hill following his PlayMakers appearance in Cabaret. Beloved for his distinct beauty, disarming vulnerability and soaring spirit, his award-winning performances provoke and embrace his diverse audiences. This world premiere performance, commissioned by Carolina Performing Arts, showcases both music from and inspired by the 1910s, as well as searing social commentary on the decade. This performance is part of a durational work that Mac will build over time through the popular music of the last 240 years. WWI Centenary Project "Fabulousness can come in many forms, and Taylor Mac seems intent on assuming every one of them." – The New York Times carolina performing ar ts 14/15 19 Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis Wed, Oct 8, 2014 â€˘ 7:30pm Returning to Memorial Hall each season, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO) led by Wynton Marsalis showcases 15 of the most thrilling soloists, ensemble players, and arrangers in jazz today. With the belief that jazz is a metaphor for democracy, the Orchestraâ€™s mission is to entertain, enrich, and expand a global community for jazz through performance, education, and advocacy. Their extensive repertoire includes original compositions by Mr. Marsalis and other orchestra members, premieres of works commissioned from a variety of contemporary composers, and the masterworks of Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus, John Coltrane, and other jazz giants. CPA10 Artist "One rarely hears this music played with such technical brilliance, stylistic authenticity and tonal sheen...Here were the throaty reeds, percussive trumpet blasts and visceral sense of swing that have made the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra the greatest large jazz ensemble working today." â€“ The Chicago Tribune 20 c a r o l i n a p e r f o r m i n g a r t s . o r g // #CPA10 The Robert Cray Band Fri, OCt 10, 2014 • 8pm With five Grammy Awards, 15 Grammy nominations, millions of record sales worldwide, and thousands of sold-out performances, blues/soul singerguitarist Robert Cray is credited with reinventing the blues. Cray has recorded 16 immensely popular albums and collaborated with Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Bonnie Raitt, and John Lee Hooker among many others. One of the greatest guitarists of his generation, Cray was recently inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame at the age of 57. He is one of the youngest living legends to receive this honor. "As sharp as James Brown’s footwork and as solid as Alcatraz…" – The Independent, UK” carolina performing ar ts 14/15 21 Shabana Azmi Perilous Crossings lecture & discussion Sat, Oct 11, 2014 • 8pM In this unique insight into the life of an artist, Shabana Azmi – one of India’s most famous screen and stage performers as well as a social activist – will discuss her involvement with social justice causes including women’s rights, communal violence, and rural development. This lecture will be presented in Memorial Hall and accompanied by clips from her films. On October 9 at The Varsity in Chapel Hill, Azmi will screen her controversial film, Deepa Mehta’s Fire (1996). The story of a young woman breaking free from the stifling bonds of tradition, Fire is one of the first portrayals of a lesbian relationship in Indian cinema. In a post-film discussion, Azmi will talk about her experiences with the film. "Burns with quiet intensity." – The Baltimore Sun Streams of Spirit Performance Benefactor This program is sponsored by an anonymous benefactor. 22 c a r o l i n a p e r f o r m i n g a r t s . o r g // #CPA10 Gabriel Kahane The Ambassador Wed, OCt 22, 2014 • 7:30pm The eclectic Gabriel Kahane is a leading voice among young composers redefining 21st-century music, appearing with artists as varied as Sufjan Stevens, Rufus Wainwright, Punch Brothers, Audra McDonald, and 2014 Pulitzer Prize-winning composer/conductor John Adams. As part of a two-year residency at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he returns to Memorial Hall with the world premiere of his witty, sophisticated semi-staged song cycle directed by Tony Award-winning director John Tiffany (Black Watch). The Ambassador explores Kahane’s fascination with Los Angeles, filtered through its architecture, action films, and literature. "Extravagant poise and emotional intelligence." – The New York Times carolina performing ar ts 14/15 23 Curlew River Benjamin Britten’s dramatic Homage to the Japanese Noh play Thu, Nov 6 • 7:30pm & Fri, Nov 7 • 8pm Luminous tenor Ian Bostridge returns to Memorial Hall with an outstanding British cast alongside the Britten Sinfonia and Britten Sinfonia Voices in composer Benjamin Britten’s unforgettable church parable Curlew River. Inspired by the ritualized drama of Japanese Noh theater, Britten explores themes of community, suffering, and redemption in an intriguing encounter between Japanese aesthetic and medieval mystery play, the whole shot through with mysterious and exotic music. Multimedia director and video artist Netia Jones’ haunting projections and ethereal staging distill the work to its essential contrasting elements: black and white, sound and silence, darkness and light, grief and enlightenment. CPA10 Artist Ian Bostridge, Madwoman Gwynne Howell, Abbot Neal Davies, The Traveller Peter Coleman-Wright, The Ferryman Duncan Tarboton, Benji Clegg, Ben Knight, Spirit of the Boy/ Altar Servants Netia Jones, director/designer and live video performer William Lacey, music director Britten Sinfonia Britten Sinfonia Voices Co-commissioned by Carolina Performing Arts with the Barbican Centre (UK), Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (NY), and Cal Performances at UC Berkeley. "Fiercely tense and emotionally resonant." – The Telegraph (UK) 24 c a r o l i n a p e r f o r m i n g a r t s . o r g // #CPA10 Mipso and Steep Canyon Rangers Fri, Nov 14, 2014 • 8pm UNC-Chapel Hill alums The Steep Canyon Rangers and Mipso are forging their own paths in American music. The Grammy-winning Steep Canyon Rangers joined Steve Martin live and on record, taking the show to Carnegie Hall, the Hollywood Bowl, and the White House and winning the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year Award. Mipso’s renegade traditionalists are taking three-part harmony and Appalachian influences into new territory, wandering off the path blazed by Earl Scruggs and Doc Watson to find a clearing for their southern string band sound. After a whirlwind tour through Japan’s bustling bluegrass scene and a host of sold-out shows across North Carolina, they’re making the happy adjustment from local favorites to global emissaries. Mipso "One of the most accomplished live acts in bluegrass." – Raleigh News & Observer on Steep Canyon Rangers carolina performing ar ts 14/15 25 Dianne Reeves Sun, NOV 16, 2014 • 7:30pm The foremost female jazz vocalist in the world today, four-time Grammy winner Dianne Reeves brings her incandescent voice back to Memorial Hall. Adored for her virtuosity, improvisational prowess, and unique jazz and R&B stylings, she has appeared extensively with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and has recorded with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and appeared with the Berlin Philharmonic. Featured in George Clooney’s movie Good Night, and Good Luck and an award-winning documentary on the life of Billy Strayhorn, Reeves recently released Beautiful Life, her first album in five years. CPA10 Artist "She roams and explores, growls and catches at notes and phrasings. It is this audacity that makes Reeves’ voice an awesome instrument." – People Magazine 26 c a r o l i n a p e r f o r m i n g a r t s . o r g // #CPA10 Batsheva Dance Company Sadeh21 Batsheva Fri, Nov 21, 2014 • 8pm Known for its power, speed, and passion, Israel’s Batsheva Dance Company, celebrating its 50th anniversary, is among the most electrifying contemporary dance companies in existence. Pulsating with history and heart, politics and place in a collision of fiery individualism, the company’s unique movement language tells evocative stories. Artistic Director Ohad Naharin propelled the company into a new era with his adventurous curatorial vision and distinctive choreographic voice. With themes swaying from political to playful, his riveting dance odyssey Sadeh21 explores and pushes boundaries in a voyage of cinematic proportions brimming with originality and raw vitality. Many of Ohad’s works have appeared in Memorial Hall over the last nine years. "One of the most fascinating dancemakers on the planet." – The New York Times carolina performing ar ts 14/15 27 Milton Nascimento Sat, Nov 22, 2014 • 8pm Milton Nascimento, whose transformative early work fusing Africanized jazz with LatinAmerican folk, enabled a generation of artists to free themselves from bossa nova. Recording more than 37 solo albums and receiving four Grammy Awards, he has collaborated with Herbie Hancock, Paul Simon, Peter Gabriel, James Taylor, Wayne Shorter, Duran Duran, Sarah Vaughan, Esperanza Spalding, and countless others, casting a spell on audiences for the better half of a century with his extraordinary vocal range and magnetic stage presence. "One of Brazil’s national treasures." – The New York Times 28 c a r o l i n a p e r f o r m i n g a r t s . o r g // #CPA10 Carolina Ballet The Nutcracker Sat, Dec 6 • 2 & 8pm & Sun, Dec 7 • 2pm Carolina Ballet’s holiday fantasy classic returns to Memorial Hall each season, capturing the irrepressible imagination of a child’s world in which all things are possible. Toys spring to life, children appear out of thin air, and dancers float high above the stage in this spectacular production, with lavish scenery, live orchestra and more than 100 performers. Garnering critical praise from around the world, Carolina Ballet has staged 80 world premiere ballets and toured internationally. Artistic Director/ CEO Robert Weiss was artistic director of the Pennsylvania Ballet and principal dancer at New York City Ballet under the legendary George Balanchine. CPA10 Artist "Full of Holiday Magic" – The News & Observer carolina performing ar ts 14/15 29 Jazz For The Holidays North Carolina Jazz Repertory Orchestra With Special Guest René Marie Mon, Dec 8, 2014 • 7:30pm Back by popular demand, North Carolina Jazz Repertory Orchestra (NCJRO) returns to Memorial Hall with sizzling vocalist René Marie to celebrate the holidays in style. Led by co-founder and trumpeter Jim Ketch, director of jazz studies and professor of music at UNC-Chapel Hill, NCJRO showcases North Carolina’s finest jazz musicians, performing classic jazz and big band music by giants such as Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Dizzy Gillespie, Glenn Miller, and more. Singer/actress/writer René Marie, one of the most provocative risk-takers among today’s jazz divas, combines a distinctly American mélange of jazz, soul, blues, folk, and gospel with an innate theatrical ability to interpret a song deeply and live its truth, drawing hordes of devoted fans. CPA10 Artist "a terrific group of musicians that represent everything that is great about jazz” – John Pizzarelli on NCJRO René Marie 30 c a r o l i n a p e r f o r m i n g a r t s . o r g // #CPA10 North Carolina Jazz Repertory Orchestra National Theatre of Scotland and the Royal Shakespeare Company present Dunsinane by David Greig And Directed by Roxana Silbert Thu, Jan 29 • 7:30pm & Fri, Jan 30 • 8pm Macbeth is dead. Under cover of night, an English army has swept through the landscape, killed the tyrant, and taken the seat of power. Attempting to restore peace and put in place a new ruler, Siward, the English commanding officer, is beset by a brutal guerrilla uprising. Increasingly isolated from his own men and Scottish allies alike, his efforts to restore order appear futile as the situation spins out of control. David Greig’s exhilarating play is a vision of one man’s attempt to restore peace in a country ravaged by war. National Theatre of Scotland returns to Chapel Hill in a brilliant reimagining of what happens when Shakespeare’s masterpiece Macbeth ends. National Theatre of Scotland is core funded by the Scottish Government. CPA10 Artist "The National Theatre of Scotland is an undoubted success" – The Herald Photo features previous cast carolina performing ar ts 14/15 31 The Mariinsky Orchestra Valery Gergiev, Conductor and artistic director Behzod Abduraimov, Piano Denis Matsuev, Piano Sat, Jan 31 • 8pm & Sun, Feb 1 • 2pm The Mariinsky Orchestra and dazzling conductor Valery Gergiev return to Memorial Hall for the fourth time with two passionately Russian concerts. One of the oldest musical institutions in Russia, founded in the 18th century during the reign of Peter the Great and housed in St. Petersburg’s famed Mariinsky Theatre since 1860, the Orchestra enjoys a long and distinguished history. Valery Gergiev, artistic and general director of the Mariinsky Theatre, is a prominent figure in all the world’s major concert halls, and since 1988 has taken the Mariinsky ballet, opera, and orchestra ensembles to more than 45 countries, garnering universal acclaim. CPA10 Artist PROGRAM Jan 31 PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major, Op. 26 Behzod Abduraimov, piano SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 8 in C minor, Op. 65 Feb 1 TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23 Denis Matsuev, piano PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major, Op. 100 Performance Benefactor Classical music performances are made possible by The William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust. We thank the Trustees for their visionary generosity. 32 c a r o l i n a p e r f o r m i n g a r t s . o r g // #CPA10 Audra McDonald Fri, Feb 6, 2015 • 8pm Unparalleled in the breadth and versatility of her artistry as both singer and actress, Audra McDonald is blessed with a radiant soprano voice and an incomparable gift for dramatic storytelling. Equally at home on Broadway and opera stages, film and television, her record-tying five Tony Awards, two Grammy Awards, and a long list of other accolades place her among today’s most enthralling performers. A veteran of the NBC series Law and Order: Special Victims Unit and ABC’s medical drama Private Practice, among others, McDonald has also premiered music by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Adams and appeared with virtually every major American orchestra. Here, she performs standards from the American songbook. "One of the glories of American musical theater." – The New York Times Performance Benefactor This performance is sponsored by Patricia and Thruston Morton. carolina performing ar ts 14/15 33 Kronos Quartet Prelude to a Black Hole Beyond Zero: 1914-1918 Thu, Feb 12, 2015 • 7:30pm Dubbed The War to End All Wars, World War I ushered in a century of warfare that continues into this millennium. What were the lessons of The Great War and how can they be applied to today’s world? How did artists bear witness and respond to the human tragedy of the war in Europe a century ago, and what can artists and audiences do in response to wars being fought around the globe today? This new multimedia work commemorates the centennial of the outbreak of World War I. For 40 years, the Grammywinning Kronos Quartet has redefined the string quartet experience through thousands of concerts, more than 50 recordings, collaborations with composers and performers from around the globe, and more than 800 commissioned works. WWI Centenary Project Aleksandra Vrebalov, composer Bill Morrison, filmmaker David Harrington and Drew Cameron, creative consultants Janet Cowperthwaite, producer Kronos Performing Arts Association, production management Beyond Zero: 1914-1918, with music by Aleksandra Vrebalov and film by Bill Morrison, is supported in part by an award to the Kronos Performing Arts Association from the National Endowment for the Arts’ Art Works. Additional funding for the project is provided by The MAP Fund, supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Beyond Zero: 1914-1918 was commissioned for the Kronos Quartet by Cal Performances; National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial and Harriman-Jewell Series, Kansas City, Missouri; and Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College. "Kronos…continues with undiminished ferocity to make unprecedented string quartet history." – Los Angeles Times 34 c a r o l i n a p e r f o r m i n g a r t s . o r g // #CPA10 Irvin Mayfield and The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra Sun, Feb 15, 2015 • 7:30pm Celebrate Mardi Gras with New Orleans trumpeter, bandleader, composer, arranger, professor, businessman, cultural ambassador, and recording artist Irvin Mayfield. Winner of a Grammy Award and a Billboard Contemporary Latin Jazz Award, he’s on a mission to put jazz at the center of American culture. With more than 16 recordings, numerous collaborations, and four orchestral commissions, Mayfield is one of the most recorded and decorated jazz musicians of his generation. As founder/artistic director, he has positioned the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra (NOJO) as one of the world’s most sought-after big bands. Inspired by the jazz traditions of New Orleans and its democratic pull toward the modern, NOJO is a part of the new jazz vanguard. The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra "The trumpeter Irvin Mayfield urged the crowd toward a show of rapture." – The New York Times carolina performing ar ts 14/15 35 Shantala Shivalingappa Akasha Wed, Feb 18, 2015 • 7:30pm Lauded by artists and connoisseurs the world over and described by The New York Times as “divinely gifted” and “intoxicating,” Shantala Shivalingappa brings a captivating contemporary sensibility to the 2,000-year-old traditional South Indian Kuchipudi dance form. Deeply moved and inspired by the grace and purity of Kuchipudi, she dedicated herself to intense and rigorous training from one of its greatest teachers, Vempati Chinna Satyam. Her ensuing associations with seminal choreographers and directors including Pina Bausch and Peter Brook fueled her rapid rise in the West and sparked a new global dance generation with her witty charm, marvelous musicality, and the vibrant storytelling embodied in her performances. Live musicians accompany her for this performance. CPA10 Artist "…it is remarkable: the lines and bends of Ms. Shivalingappa’s slender figure, the transporting sounds from the singer, flutist and two percussionists." – The New York Times on Akasha 36 c a r o l i n a p e r f o r m i n g a r t s . o r g // #CPA10 Brian Blade and The Fellowship Band Fri, Feb 20, 2015 • 8pm Master drummer and composer Brian Blade returns to Memorial Hall with the magnificent Fellowship Band. Widely acknowledged as one of the most versatile and accomplished drummers in music, he has appeared on albums by Herbie Hancock, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Norah Jones, and Emmylou Harris among others. Since 2000, Blade has been a member of the iconic Wayne Shorter Quartet. Grand in scope and emotional breadth, the Fellowship Band’s sound is a seamless and original fusion of jazz, country, folk, soul, and rock. CPA10 Artist "delicate brush work and volatile eruptions on drums." – Chicago Tribune on Brian Blade carolina performing ar ts 14/15 37 Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Tue, Feb 24 & Wed, Feb 25 • 7:30pm CPA10 Artist One of the world’s most cherished dance companies returns to Memorial Hall each season. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater grew from a fabled performance in 1958 at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. Led by Alvin Ailey and a group of young African-American modern dancers, that performance changed forever the perception of American dance. As a vital American cultural ambassador, the Ailey company has gone on to perform for an estimated 23 million people around the globe as well as millions more through television broadcasts, celebrating the uniqueness of the African-American cultural experience and the preservation and enrichment of the American modern dance heritage. "You know they can do anything, but the visible evidence can leave you reeling." – The New Yorker 38 c a r o l i n a p e r f o r m i n g a r t s . o r g // #CPA10 A Conversation with Yo-Yo Ma and Members of The Silk Road Ensemble Thu, Feb 26, 2015 • 7:30PM Yo-Yo Ma appears this evening as the 2015 Frey Foundation Distinguished Visiting Professor in the College of Arts and Sciences Yo-Yo Ma, one of the world’s most celebrated musicians, and members from the Silk Road Ensemble will give a free talk on the intersection of arts and public life. The discussion will be moderated by Emil Kang, Carolina Performing Arts’ Executive and Artistic Director, following opening remarks from Dr. Karen M. Gil, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Yo-Yo Ma’s multi-faceted career is testament to his continual search for new ways to communicate with audiences. As an appointed United Nations Messenger of Peace, Ma has organized teaching and mentoring programs, inspiring students across the world to love and honor music. His collaborations go well beyond the traditional boundaries of classical music; most notably with his Silk Road Project, which celebrates the universality of music itself. While admission to the event is free, tickets will be required and can be reserved at carolinaperformingarts.org. Please note that Yo-Yo Ma is not scheduled to perform at this event. Free Event carolina performing ar ts 14/15 39 The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma Fri, Feb 27, 2015 â€˘ 8pm Returning to Memorial Hall during the ensemble's 15th Anniversary year, the treasured Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma draws together intriguing performers and composers from more than 20 countries in Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Vigorously exploring each otherâ€™s traditions and celebrating the multiplicity of approaches to music from around the world, instrumental and vocal artists of almost unimaginable virtuosity delve into a cornucopia of musical ideas. With high-energy performances rooted in Eastern and Western traditions, they develop repertoire that responds to the multicultural reality of our global society. CPA10 Artist "a kind of roving musical laboratory without walls" â€“ The Boston Globe Performance Benefactor Classical music performances are made possible by The William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust. We thank the Trustees for their visionary generosity. 40 c a r o l i n a p e r f o r m i n g a r t s . o r g // #CPA10 Britten’s War Requiem, Op. 66 Christine Goerke, soprano, Anthony Dean Griffey, tenor, Nathan Gunn, baritone UNC Symphony Orchestra with Tonu Kalam, conductor and Carolina Choir with Susan Klebanow, director Thu, Mar 5, 2015 • 7:30pm British composer Benjamin Britten’s huge and tremendously powerful War Requiem was acclaimed as a masterpiece from its inception. Dedicated to four friends who were killed during World War I and interspersing the Latin Mass for the Dead with nine poems by English poet Wilfred Owen – a World War I foot soldier killed a week before the Armistice – Britten’s anti-war sentiment is drenched in the senseless brutality inflicted on youth in battle. Four-time Grammy-winning tenor Anthony Dean Griffey returns to Memorial Hall with fellow opera stars Christine Goerke – a Grammy-winning soprano – and bass-baritone Nathan Gunn, performing with our very own students in the UNC Symphony Orchestra led by Tonu Kalam and UNC’s Carolina Choir and UNC Chamber Singers led by Susan Klebanow. Past Carolina Performing Arts collaborations with UNC’s Music Department include Beethoven’s 9th Symphony and Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana. Christine Goerke Anthony Dean Griffey WWI Centenary Project Nathan Gunn CPA10 Artist "a masterpiece of peace, an unmistakable reminder through viscerally unflinching music and poetry of the folly of war." – LA Times Performance Benefactor Classical music performances are made possible by The William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust. We thank the Trustees for their visionary generosity. carolina performing ar ts 14/15 41 Pierre-Laurent Aimard & Tamara Stefanovich, pianos Wed, Mar 18, 2015 • 7:30pm Pierre-Laurent Aimard returns to Memorial Hall with his protégé, Tamara Stefanovich, in a very special two-piano performance of works by French composer/conductor Pierre Boulez, winner of 26 Grammy Awards and one of the most important contributors to the development of 20thcentury music. A key figure in the music of our time and a uniquely significant interpreter of piano repertoire from every age, Aimard enjoys an internationally celebrated career that transcends traditional boundaries. Bristling with dexterous wizardry and colossal energy, Stefanovich performs at the world’s major concert venues and frequently takes part in performance projects with dancers, actors, and DJs. Aimard and Stefanovich appear together on the Grammy-nominated recording of Bartók’s Concerto for Two Pianos, Percussion and Orchestra with Pierre Boulez and the London Symphony Orchestra. CPA10 Artist PROGRAM PIERRE BOULEZ Douze notations Piano Sonata No. 1 Piano Sonata No. 2 Piano Sonata No. 3 Constellation-Miroir Trope Incises Une page d’éphéméride Structures, livre II Performance Benefactor Classical music performances are made possible by The William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust. We thank the Trustees for their visionary generosity. 42 c a r o l i n a p e r f o r m i n g a r t s . o r g // #CPA10 Sanam Marvi – Songs from the Land of Five Rivers Fri, Mar 20, 2015 • 8pm Mesmerizing Pakistani Sufi/folk singer Sanam Marvi explores the music of the Punjab – the land of five rivers and pays tribute to idolized Sufi devotional music singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. Straddling the India-Pakistan border, the Punjab was divided in two by the 1947 Partition of India. The songs of Punjab emerge from the Sufi romances of Heer Ranjha, Sohni Mahiwal, and Mirza Sahiban, many episodes of which are set on the banks of Punjab’s rivers. Sanam will also interpret hymns by saint-poets Baba Farid and Kabir Das as championed by Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism. Guru Nanak himself found his revelation in the waters of one of the Punjab’s rivers. Streams of Spirit "Among the finest performers in the Sufi, ghazal and folk genres." – Hindustani Times (India) carolina performing ar ts 14/15 43 John Luther Adams Veils and Vesper An installation with special guest Appearance by Brooklyn Rider Wed, Mar 25 & Thu, Mar 26 • 4pm-10pm Recipient of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Music, composer John Luther Adams’ music is strongly influenced by the landscapes of Alaska, where he has lived for over 30 years. Veils and Vesper, a free event, is a meditative electronic soundscape where Adams channels the vastness of his surroundings to create a sonic environment where visitors inhabit sound. With a cycle that develops over a six-hour period and a soundscape that varies depending on visitors’ shifting location and position, Veils and Vesper guarantees that no two experiences will be the same. Carolina Performing Arts commissioned Adams and string quartet Brooklyn Rider to incorporate live musicians into the installation. Visit carolinaperformingarts.org where we will announce the venue for this exciting world premiere collaboration. Free Event "one of the most original American composers of his generation" – The New York Times 44 c a r o l i n a p e r f o r m i n g a r t s . o r g // #CPA10 Brooklyn Rider Sat, Mar 28, 2015 • 8pm The game-changing string quartet returns to Memorial Hall with selections from their ongoing Brooklyn Rider Almanac, a multi-media experience being launched in 2014-15. For this performance, the quartet asked fellow artists to write short works exploring how a single creative figure from any medium in the past five decades has affected their artistic identity. While the Brooklyn Rider Almanac is in its infancy, this performance reflects some of the short pieces created by Brooklyn Rider’s amazingly talented circle of friends as they begin to connect the dots of their artistic communities in Brooklyn and beyond. PROGRAM to Include "John Steinbeck" by Bill Frisell – inspired by American writer John Steinbeck "Morris Dance" by Ethan Iverson – inspired by American choreographer Mark Morris "Dig The Say" by Vijay Iyer – inspired by American singer James Brown "Maintenance Music" by Dana Lyn – inspired by American artist Mierle Laderman Ukeles "Gaps and Gorges" by Padma Newsome – inspired by Aboriginal artist Albert Namatjira "Quartet, Parts One & Two" by Greg Saunier – inspired by American composer Christian Wolff CPA10 Artist Performance Benefactor Classical music performances are made possible by The William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust. We thank the Trustees for their visionary generosity. carolina performing ar ts 14/15 45 Celebrating Congo A public Forum featuring Petna Ndaliko Katondolo, Ray Lema, and Faustin Linyekula Wed, Apr 1, 2015 • 5pm In collaboration with UNC’s Music Department, Carolina Performing Arts brings three of Congo’s most exciting artists to Chapel Hill for a weeklong residency exploring the profound humanity, spirit, and artistic allure of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Eclectic world music pianist/ composer Ray Lema, leading African dancer/choreographer Faustin Linyekula, and internationally acclaimed filmmaker/activist Petna Ndaliko Katondolo will engage in micro-performances, installations, and public conversations navigating Congo’s vibrant living traditions through sound, movement, and image. The resulting forum will offer audiences a unique opportunity to take part in the development of an exhilarating work in progress that may culminate in a future Carolina Performing Arts-commissioned performance. Petna Ndaliko Katondolo Ray Lema Faustin Linyekula 46 c a r o l i n a p e r f o r m i n g a r t s . o r g // #CPA10 Free Event Hotel Modern and Arthur Sauer The Great War Sat, Apr 11 • 8pm & Sun, Apr 12 • 7:30pm 1914-1918. Millions of soldiers wrote letters to their loved ones from the trenches. Millions died in the fire and mud. Millions came home with stories that could not be told or heard. In this startlingly original live animation performance, Dutch theater ensemble Hotel Modern delves into the brutal trench warfare of World War I to address the timeless horrors of combat in this unforgettable Loading Dock performance. Performers roam staggeringly convincing miniature worlds created from household paraphernalia, armed with tiny video cameras and projecting scenes onto a giant movie screen as World War I testimonies and soldiers’ letters are read aloud, capturing the heartbreaking realities of war. WWI Centenary Project "An astonishingly inventive and unbearably touching production." – BBC Radio carolina performing ar ts 14/15 47 Martha Graham Dance Company Tue, Apr 14 & Wed, Apr 15 • 7:30pm Described by The Washington Post as “one of the seven wonders of the artistic universe” and by The New York Times as “one of the great companies of the world, the Martha Graham Dance Company returns to Memorial Hall with a program of classic works by Graham alongside new pieces by today’s most exciting choreographers including Nacho Duato’s Rust, commissioned by Carolina Performing Arts and presented at Memorial Hall in 2013. Modern dance pioneer Martha Graham, who founded the company in 1926, stands alongside Pablo Picasso, Igor Stravinsky, George Balanchine, and Coco Chanel as an icon of 20th-century modernism, revolutionizing the dance world with her unorthodox movement language and socially charged exploration of spiritual and emotional themes. Showcasing masterpieces and newly commissioned works, this superb company inspires generations of choreographers and dance lovers. CPA10 Artist "Dance is the hidden language of the soul of the body." – Martha Graham 48 c a r o l i n a p e r f o r m i n g a r t s . o r g // #CPA10 ×× Dorothea ROschmann, soprano and Mitsuko Uchida, piano Fri, Apr 17, 2015 • 8pm The sublime Mitsuko Uchida and opera star Dorothea Röschmann return to Memorial Hall with impassioned love songs by Robert Schumann and Alban Berg. Grammy Award winner and Metropolitan Opera favorite Röschmann’s rich velvety voice, pure tone and compelling stage presence have made her one of today’s most admired singers embodying music, poetry, and art in her performances. Grammy Award winner Uchida brings a deep insight into the music she plays through her own search for truth and beauty. Performing with the world’s finest orchestras and musicians, she is renowned for her interpretations of Mozart, Schubert, and Beethoven and has illuminated the music of Berg, Schoenberg, Webern, and Boulez for a new generation of listeners. PROGRAM SCHUMANN BERG SCHUMANN Liederkreis, Op. 39 Seven Early Songs Frauenliebe und –leben, Op. 42 CPA10 Artist Dorothea Röschmann Mitsuko Uchida Performance Benefactor Classical music performances are made possible by The William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust. We thank the Trustees for their visionary generosity. carolina performing ar ts 14/15 49 Monteverdi – Vespers of 1610 The Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists Sir John Eliot Gardiner, conductor SUn, Apr 19, 2015 • 7:30pm Under the patronage of HRH the Prince of Wales, the English Baroque Soloists – a section of the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique – have long been established as one of the world’s most beloved period instrument orchestras. Throughout their repertoire, ranging from Monteverdi to Mozart and Haydn, they are equally at home in chamber, symphonic, and operatic repertoire and the distinctive sound of their warm and incisive playing is instantly recognizable. Famous over the past 45 years for its virtuosic singing, The Monteverdi Choir has consistently been acclaimed as one of the best choirs in existence, noted for its ability to switch composer, language, and idiom with complete stylistic conviction. Here, they perform the exquisite Vespro della Beata Vergine by the Late Renaissance composer Claudio Monteverdi. CPA10 Artist “The ensemble was dazzlingly precise and powerful” – The Daily Telegraph Performance Benefactor Classical music performances are made possible by The William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust. We thank the Trustees for their visionary generosity. 50 c a r o l i n a p e r f o r m i n g a r t s . o r g // #CPA10 Wendy Whelan Restless Creature Tue, Apr 21, 2015 • 7:30pm In high demand as performer, collaborator and muse, Wendy Whelan has captivated audiences of New York City Ballet for more than 25 years with her vivid individuality and breathtaking technique, with a repertory spanning great classical ballets such as Swan Lake, Balanchine’s neo-classical masterpieces, and works by contemporary choreographers. The spectacular Restless Creature is her collaboration with four young choreographers – Kyle Abraham, Joshua Beamish, Brian Brooks, and Alejandro Cerrudo – to create a suite of duets performed by Whelan and each of the choreographers in turn. Set to music ranging from Max Richter and Philip Glass to Hauschka and Hilder Guðnadóttir, Restless Creature explores each artist’s particular movement style and aesthetic while capturing the essence of Whelan’s artistry. 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Symphony Orchestras • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Manfred Honeck, conductor, Valentina Lisitsa, piano • The Mariinsky Orchestra, Valery Gergiev, conductor and artistic director, Behzod Abduraimov, piano and Denis Matsuev, piano • Britten’s War Requiem, Christine Goerke, soprano, Anthony Dean Griffey, tenor, Nathan Gunn, baritone with UNC Symphony Orchestra with Tonu Kalam, conductor, and Carolina Choir with Susan Klebanow, director • The Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists with Sir John Eliot Gardiner, conductor Recitals • Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Tamara Stefanovich, pianos • Brooklyn Rider • Dorothea Röschmann, soprano and Mitsuko Uchida, piano American Roots • • • • Rebirth Brass Band and Dumpstaphunk Merle Haggard with Tift Merritt The Robert Cray Band Mipso and Steep Canyon Rangers Dance • • • • • • Dorrance Dance – The Blues Project Batsheva Dance Company – Sadeh21 Shantala Shivalingappa – Akasha Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Martha Graham Dance Company Wendy Whelan – Restless Creature Jazz • • • • JLCO with Wynton Marsalis Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra Brian Blade and the Fellowship Band Dianne Reeves Global Connections • Youssou N’Dour • An evening of Yakshagana featuring Vidya Kolyur • Shabana Azmi • Milton Nascimento • Sanam Marvi 56 c a r o l i n a p e r f o r m i n g a r t s . o r g // #CPA10 Tips on How to Order ticket purchasing tips Please review, even if you’ve purchased/subscribed in the past. We’ve worked hard to simplify the ticket-ordering process, but with hundreds of combinations we realize that you may have questions. Please consider these suggestions from our Box Office Staff on how to make this process easy and trouble free. one Review the entire brochure and start developing a list of the events you are interested in seeing. See something of interest? Visit carolinaperformingarts.org for videos and additional artist information. two This season, along with our genre-based performance groupings on page 56, we are also offering thematic currents that include returning CPA 10 Artists, the 25th anniversary of the Southern Folklife Collection, our inaugural Arts@TheCore Curatorial Fellowship, and a campus-wide World War I Centenary Project. These groupings are listed on pages 6-11. When you purchase at least four events you will save 10% and receive priority seating over single-ticket buyers. Discounts increase as you purchase tickets to more performances. The more you buy – the more you save. Three When you become a subscriber you have instant early access to single tickets. Non-subscribers must wait until June 5. Don’t miss out on the best seats to your favorite performances. Four Please refer to the Order Form Worksheets on pages 58-60. This will help you compile your selections before you call the box office or visit the website to complete your order. Five Please consult the important dates section on page 55 of this brochure before placing in your order. Questions? Need Help? Call/email us at 919.843.3333 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re here to help. Box Office Hours Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm, Sat, May 17, May 24, May 31 and June 7, 12n-6pm Ordering the Full or Mini Season Subscription? Contact the Box Office with your listing of performances and we’ll take care of the rest. Just call us and we’ll handle it for you. We’ll place the order and send you the confirmation and tickets. carolina performing ar ts 14/15 57 58 c a r o l i n a p e r f o r m i n g a r t s . o r g // #CPA10 Jazz for the Holidays Mon, Dec 8, 7:30pm The Nutcracker – Carolina Ballet Sun, Dec 7, 2pm The Nutcracker – Carolina Ballet Sat, Dec 6, 2pm The Nutcracker – Carolina Ballet Sat, Dec 6, 8pm Milton Nascimento Sat, Nov 22, 8pm Batsheva Dance Company – Sadeh21 Fri, Nov 21, 8pm Dianne Reeves Sun, Nov 16, 7:30pm Mipso and Steep Canyon Rangers Fri, Nov 14, 8pm Curlew River Thu, Nov 6, 7:30pm Curlew River Fri, Nov 7, 8pm Gabriel Kahane – The Ambassador Wed, Oct 22, 7:30pm Shabana Azmi – Perilous Crossings Sat, Oct 11, 8pm The Robert Cray Band Fri, Oct 10, 8pm Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis Wed, Oct 8, 7:30pm The 1910s – Taylor Mac Wed, Oct 1, 7:30pm The 1910s – Taylor Mac Thu, Oct 2, 7:30pm Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Sun, Sept 28, 8pm Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Mon, Sept 29, 7:30pm ________ X ________ X ________ X ________ X ________ X ________ X ________ X ________ X ________ X ________ X ________ X ________ X ________ X ________ X ________ X ________ X ________ X ________ X ________ X Dorrance Dance – The Blues Project Thu, Sept 25, 7:30pm ________ X Dorrance Dance – The Blues Project Fri, Sept 26, 8pm 15 29 10 99 49 20 119 39 15 109 29 10 99 19 10 89 =$ =$ =$ 59 89 89 69 69 49 79 49 49 49 49 25 59 129 29 29 99 99 59 59 69 49 79 79 59 59 39 69 39 39 39 39 20 49 119 19 19 89 89 49 49 59 39 69 69 49 49 29 59 29 29 29 29 15 39 109 15 15 79 79 39 39 49 29 59 59 39 39 19 49 25 19 19 19 10 29 99 10 10 69 69 29 29 39 49 79 79 59 59 39 69 39 39 39 39 20 49 119 19 19 89 89 49 49 59 39 69 69 49 49 29 59 29 29 29 29 15 39 109 15 15 79 79 39 39 49 29 59 59 39 39 19 49 25 19 19 19 10 29 99 10 10 69 69 29 29 39 19 49 49 29 25 10 29 20 10 10 10 10 19 75 10 10 45 45 19 19 29 =$ =$ =$ =$ =$ =$ =$ =$ =$ =$ =$ =$ =$ =$ =$ =$ =$ =$ =$ =$ =$ =$ 20 39 109 =$ 25 49 119 General Admission $25 ________ X ________ X 59 129 ________ X General Admission $25 Youssou N'Dour Tue, Sept 16, 7:30pm ________ X Liz Magic Laser and Wendy Osserman Sun, Sept 14, 2pm ________ X ________ X Liz Magic Laser and Wendy Osserman Sat, Sept 13, 8pm An Evening of Yakshagana featuring Vidya Kolyur Fri, Sept 5, 8pm Merle Haggard with Tift Merritt Sat, Aug 23, 8pm Rebirth Brass Band and Dumpstaphunk Fri, Aug 22, 8pm ARTIST DATE # Of tix Main Main Main Main MEZZ MEzz Mezz Balc Total gold Prem A B Prem A B All ticket pricing is subject to change. The most current pricing can be found at carolinaperformingarts.org. Order Form Worksheet carolina performing ar ts 14/15 59 Irvin Mayfield and The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra Sun, Feb 15, 7:30pm Shantala Shivalingappa – Akasha Wed, Feb 18, 7:30pm Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Wed, Feb 25, 7:30pm Britten's War Requiem, Op. 66 Thu, Mar 5, 7:30pm ________ X ________ X ________ X ________ X ________ X ________ X ________ X ________ X ________ X ________ X ________ X ________ X ________ X ________ X ________ X Hotel Modern and Arthur Sauer – The Great War Sun, Apr 12, 7:30pm Martha Graham Dance Company Tue, Apr 14, 7:30pm Martha Graham Dance Company Wed, Apr 15, 7:30pm ________ X 89 39 25 59 49 149 89 89 49 39 69 49 139 79 69 29 20 49 39 139 79 79 39 29 59 39 129 69 79 69 59 19 15 39 29 129 69 69 29 19 49 29 119 59 69 59 49 10 10 29 19 119 59 59 19 10 39 19 109 49 59 49 69 29 20 49 39 139 79 79 39 29 59 39 129 69 79 69 59 19 15 39 29 129 69 69 29 19 49 29 119 59 69 59 49 10 10 29 19 119 59 59 19 10 39 19 109 49 59 49 30 10 10 19 10 99 49 49 10 10 25 10 79 30 40 30 ________ X ________ X ________ X Monteverdi, Vespers of 1610 Sun, Apr 19, 7:30pm 39 89 69 39 49 29 79 59 29 39 19 69 49 19 29 39 89 69 39 49 29 79 59 29 39 10 59 39 10 19 SubTotal $ 19 69 49 19 29 (unique performances, not number of tickets) All ticket pricing is subject to change. The most current pricing can be found at carolinaperformingarts.org. Number of Individual Performances 49 99 79 49 59 ________ X General Admission $25 Dorothea Röschmann, soprano and Mitsuko Uchida, piano Fri, Apr 17, 8pm Wendy Whelan – Restless Creature Tue, Apr 21, 7:30pm 79 79 ________ X General Admission $25 Brooklyn Rider Sat, Mar 28, 8pm Hotel Modern and Arthur Sauer – The Great War Sat, Apr 11, 8pm ________ X Sanam Marvi – Songs from the Land of Five Rivers Fri, Mar 20, 8pm Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Tamara Stefanovich, pianos Wed, Mar 18, 7:30pm ________ X The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma Fri, Feb 27, 8pm Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Tue, Feb 24, 7:30pm Brian Blade and The Fellowship Band Fri, Feb 20, 8pm Kronos Quartet Thu, Feb 12, 7:30pm Audra McDonald Fri, Feb 6, 8pm The Mariinsky Orchestra Sat, Jan 31, 8pm The Mariinsky Orchestra Sun, Feb 1, 2pm Dunsinane Thu, Jan 29, 7:30pm Dunsinane Fri, Jan 30, 8pm =$ =$ =$ =$ =$ =$ =$ =$ =$ =$ =$ =$ =$ =$ =$ =$ =$ =$ =$ =$ =$ =$ =$ ARTIST DATE # Of tix Main Main Main Main MEZZ MEzz Mezz Balc Total gold Prem A B Prem A B Build a Package and Save. The More You Choose, The More You Save. Order form worksheet Step 1 (if less than 4, skip to step 3) Subtotal (from previous page) $____________ Number of Individual Performances (from previous page) ____________ Step 2 “Choose your own" General UNC Faculty Package Savings Public And Staff N/A* 1-3 performances 0% 15% Pick 4 4-5 performances 10% 15% Pick 6 6-7 performances 15% 20% Pick 8 8-11 performances 20% 25% Mini 12-19 performances 25% 30% Full 20+ performances 30% 35% *If ordering 3 or fewer performances, skip to Step 3 Step 3 Subtotal (from Step 1) $____________ "Choose Your Own" Package Savings (from Step 2) Enter discount % from “Choose Your Own” discount chart. Only available with the purchase of 4+ individual performances. ____________% UNC Faculty & Staff Savings Save 15% when selecting 5 or fewer performances. If you select 6+, use the “Choose Your Own” discount. Discounts cannot be combined. ____________% Final Ticket Total Sub-Total from above less applicable discounts. $____________ Handling Fee Handling fee waived for in-person box office purchases. + $7.00 Final Ticketing Total + Handling Fee $____________ $____________ 7.5% NC Tax TOTAL $____________ Give to Carolina Performing ARTS (and get great seats). Choose an amount below: $25 $50 $100 $250 $500 Other Grand Total = $____________ How to Order Online at phone at in person at Box Office Hours Questions? Need Help? carolinaperformingarts.org 919.843.3333 UNC’s Memorial Hall, 114 East Cameron Avenue Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm, Sat, May 17, May 24, May 31 & June 7, 12n-6pm Call/email us at 919.843.3333 or email@example.com. Ordering the Full or Mini Season Subscription? Contact the Box Office with your listing of performances and we’ll take care of the rest. Just call us and we’ll handle it for you. We’ll place the order and send you the confirmation and tickets. 60 c a r o l i n a p e r f o r m i n g a r t s . o r g // #CPA10 World-class performances deserve world-class connections. Program Notes LIVE FREE and open to the public, these intimate, inspirational conversations with artists and scholars provide a deeper look into the creation, history, and meaning of the works presented on the Memorial Hall stage. Post-Performance Talk-Backs Following select performances, artists return to the stage to take questions from the audience and provide viewpoints that further define the work just performed. These programs offer a true “backstage” glimpse. ARTS AT THE CORE The 2014-15 season marks the second year of CPA’s Arts@TheCore initiative, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. During the 2013-14 season, over 1,000 students attended CPA performances with their professors. Students incorporated their experiences into class assignments and met with artists. In 2014-15, Arts@TheCore will build on this success with artist residencies and year-long programming that ties together both sides of campus in common conversations inspired by the performing arts. This year promises to burnish Carolina Performing Arts’ reputation as a national leader in bringing the arts and the academy even closer together. Masterclasses Our series of music and dance masterclasses highlights the diverse styles of our visiting artists. Unique classes provide rare opportunities for UNC students and community members of all levels to work closely with artists who perform on the Memorial Hall stage. To receive announcements about upcoming classes, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Classroom Visits When made a core component of a student’s education, the arts become a catalyst for life beyond the University. Many of our visiting artists stop by classrooms to visit and work with students in an intimate setting. Student Tickets It has been our longstanding mission to make the arts accessible to students. For just $10, a student can experience performances by a world-class artist from any corner of the globe. The impact of the arts on a student’s education is immeasurable. These experiences are not possible without the generosity of our donors, sponsors, and campus partners. How you can help To find out how you can help support these programs, visit carolinaperformingarts.org/support or see pages 52. carolina performing ar ts 14/15 61 Combat Paper Project A unique program that brings together the campus and community to support veterans, the award-winning Combat Paper Project turns pieces of uniform into paper. Visit Gerrard Hall January 29 - 31 to share your story. Ice Music Having its world premiere at the FedEx Global Education Center, Ice Music is a multimedia work for chamber music ensemble, video, and dance. It creatively explores various aspects of ice – its structure, power, fragility, and interaction with animal life and human presence. Ice Music features the work of Lowell Liebermann, Carey McKinley, and UNC faculty member Brooks de Wetter-Smith. The Lamentation Project This year-long program will engage students and faculty in a central question raised in the course of CPA’s 14/15 season: how do we express – and recover from – grief? Scholars from around the university will share their expertise in multiple traditions and the most recent health practices. Students will be invited to submit their own explorations of how we express grief through music, visual, and performing arts, and their work will be celebrated and discussed at a year-end symposium. The Ackland Art Museum will also host an exhibit surrounding this important project. Performance & Gender: An Afternoon with Taylor Mac Taylor Mac is a renowned artist who explores – and challenges – definition of gender through performance. For one day, Taylor Mac will take the stage not to sing or dance, but to share thoughts on gender, identity, and performance with UNC scholars. 62 c a r o l i n a p e r f o r m i n g a r t s . o r g // #CPA10 Arts in Public Service Fellows A landmark collaboration between Carolina Performing Arts and the Carolina Center for Public Service, this program gives students an opportunity to bring art into their communities. As the program welcomes a new class of Arts in Public Service Fellows, CPA will also support an alternative fall break for students to explore how art can be an instrument for community building and sustainability in Cherokee, North Carolina. Directors Series How do the men and women behind the scenes create the performances we see on Memorial Hallâ€™s stage? This year, CPA will sit down with world-renowned directors from the worlds of theater and opera to talk about their work and the ideas that drive them. Gabriel Kahane in Residency Throughout the season faculty and students will engage with innovative musician and composer Gabriel Kahane. His residency during The Ambassador (see page 23) gives faculty an opportunity to delve into the history and culture of Los Angeles, and students a chance to witness the creation of a world premiere first-hand. In 2015, Kahane will continue to visit campus to devise new programs, hold open office and studio hours for students, and talk with faculty in and out of the classroom. On the Big Screen See the films that inspire our artists. We asked performers to select movies that matter to them and can provide audiences insight into their work. See their answers on the big screen with popcorn and soda at The Varsity, a Chapel Hill institution for decades. TEDxUNC An entirely student curated and organized event, TEDxUNC brings together innovative thinkers from across campus and the world to share ideas for our collective future. carolina performing ar ts 14/15 63 14Fall AUG 8.22 Rebirth Brass Band and Dumpstaphunk 8.23 Merle Haggard with Tift Merritt Sept 9.5 Tales from the Cosmic Ocean An evening of Yakshagana featuring Vidya Kolyur 9.13 & 14 Liz Magic Laser and Wendy Osserman – From North Carolina to South Korea 9.16 Youssou N’Dour 9.25 & 26 Dorrance Dance – The Blues Project Featuring Michelle Dorrance and Toshi Reagon 9.28 & 29 Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Manfred Honeck, conductor Valentina Lisitsa, piano Oct 10.2 10.8 10.10 10.11 10.22 The 1910s – Taylor Mac Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis The Robert Cray Band Shabana Azmi – Perilous Crossings Gabriel Kahane – The Ambassador Nov 11.6 & 7 11.14 11.16 11.21 11.22 Curlew River – Benjamin Britten’s dramatic homage to the Japanese Noh play Mipso and Steep Canyon Rangers Dianne Reeves Batsheva Dance Company – Sadeh21 Milton Nascimento Dec 12.6 & 7 Carolina Ballet – The Nutcracker 12.8 Jazz for the Holidays – North Carolina Jazz Repertory Orchestra with special guest René Marie KEY CPA10 Artist 64 WWI Centenary Project Streams of Spirit c a r o l i n a p e r f o r m i n g a r t s . o r g // #CPA10 Southern Folklife Festival 15Spring JAN 1 .29 & 30 National Theatre of Scotland and Royal Shakespeare Company present Dunsinane 1.31 & 2.1 The Mariinsky Orchestra, Valery Gergiev conductor and artistic director, Behzod Abduraimov, piano, Denis Matsuev, piano FEB 2.6 Audra McDonald 2.12 Kronos Quartet – Prelude to a Black Hole and Beyond Zero: 1914-1918 2.15 Irvin Mayfield and The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra 2.18 Shantala Shivalingappa – Akasha 2.20 Brian Blade and The Fellowship Band 2.24 & 25 Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater 2.26 A Conversation with Yo-Yo Ma and members of the Silk Road Ensemble – Free Event 2.27 The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma MAR 3.5 Britten’s War Requiem, Op. 66 - Christine Goerke, soprano, Anthony Dean Griffey, tenor, Nathan Gunn, baritone UNC Symphony Orchestra with Tonu Kalam, conductor and Carolina Choir with Susan Klebanow, director 3.18 Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Tamara Stefanovich, pianos 3.20 Sanam Marvi – Songs from the Land of Five Rivers 3.25 & 26 John Luther Adams – Veils and Vesper – An installation with guest appearance by Brooklyn Rider – Free Event 3.28 Brooklyn Rider APR 4.1 Celebrating Congo – A Public Forum featuring Petna Ndaliko Katondolo, Ray Lema and Faustin Linyekula – Free Event 4.8 Hotel Modern and Arthur Sauer – The Great War 4.14 & 15 Martha Graham Dance Company 4.17 Dorothea Röschmann, soprano and Mitsuko Uchida, piano 4.19 The Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, conductor 4.21 Wendy Whelan – Restless Creature carolina performing ar ts 14/15 65 Important info Ticket Pricing All ticket pricing is subject to change. The most current pricing can be found at carolinaperformingarts.org. Stay In-Touch! Please Be Sure Your E-Mail Address is on File We send important performance-related information via email. Don’t miss important updates and possible time/program changes. UNC Faculty & Staff Discounts & Early Purchase Option Several discount options are available to UNC-Chapel Hill faculty and staff (active and retired). Save up to 35% off the general public ticket prices when purchasing one of our “Choose Your Own” packages. Single tickets are discounted 15%. Faculty and staff may order through the website or direct from the Memorial Hall Box Office on May 29, 2014 – six days prior to the general public on sale date. Please note: A valid UNC OneCard must be presented at the time of purchase to receive these discounts. UNC Student Tickets are just $10! Ticket Exchanges Subscribers may exchange tickets free-of-charge up to 48 hours before the performance. Please notify the Box Office at least 48 hours prior to the performance. You may call 919.843.3333 or email CPAtixquestions@unc.edu. The value of the ticket(s) may be applied to the purchase of another performance or will be held as a CPA credit until the end of the 14/15 season. Credit must be redeemed by 4/21/15. Ticket Donations/Unused Tickets Unused tickets may be donated to CPA for a tax-deductible contribution until 48 hours prior to the published start time of the performance. Unused tickets that are returned after the performance are not eligible for a CPA credit or tax-deductible contribution. Refunds Programs and artists are subject to change. If an artist cancels an appearance, CPA will make every effort to substitute that performance with a comparable artist. Refunds will be offered only if a substitute cannot be found, or in the event of a date change. In case of inclement weather, refunds will only be given if the performance is canceled. UNC-Chapel Hill student tickets to Carolina Performing Arts performances are just $10. A portion of UNC student fees supports this ticket price, so it is offered exclusively to Carolina students. A valid UNC OneCard must be presented to receive the student ticket price. Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Seating is limited. Group Tickets Groups of ten people or more receive 10% off the general public ticket price. All group tickets must be purchased together and in advance by calling the box office at 919.843.3333 or by sending your request to CPAGroupSales@unc.edu. Special Needs & Seating Requests Please indicate any special needs or requests when you place your order. Accessible seating is available. Memorial Hall is equipped with infrared listening systems provided free of charge. We have a limited supply of headsets that should be reserved in advance. Accessible parking is also available. A fee for parking may apply. Start Time and Latecomers Call the Memorial Hall Box Office at 919.843.3333 to have duplicate tickets waiting for you at the Will Call Window at the Memorial Hall Box Office. Duplicate tickets cannot be mailed. CPA makes every effort to begin concerts at the published start time. Latecomers will be asked to wait in the lobby and will be seated by ushers at a predetermined time in the program. The late seating break is determined by the artists and will generally occur during a suitable break in the program, designed to cause the least disruption to other patrons and the artists on stage. Please allow extra time to park and find your seats. Installment Billing Children at Performances Orders must be placed by 6pm on 6/18/14. Billing will be processed in three equal monthly payments with the first payment due at time of purchase. The two remaining payments will be processed on July 7 and August 4. Full payment must be made in order to pick up tickets. All persons regardless of age must have a ticket for ticketed events. With the exception of The Nutcracker, children under the age of five will not be permitted to performances at Carolina Performing Arts. If you are unsure of whether a performance is appropriate for your child, please consult our Box Office representatives at 919.843.3333. Lost or Misplaced Tickets 66 c a r o l i n a p e r f o r m i n g a r t s . o r g // #CPA10 Memorial Hall Seating chart For detailed seat numbers, locations, or to see the stage from any seat in Memorial Hall, visit the seating chart on our website at carolinaperformingarts.org. 919.843.3333 carolinaperformingarts.org connect online: CAROLINA PERFORMING ARTS The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Campus Box #3276 Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3276