UNC announces performing arts season

From staff reportsJune 11, 2013 

Wynton Marsalis, András Schiff, Chris Thile and Alvin Ailey are among the internationally renowned performers, emerging artists and returning favorites who highlight Carolina Performing Arts’ 2013-14 season.

Twenty-seven programs showcasing the best in modern dance, classical concerts, world music, American roots and jazz will be featured Sept. 27 through April 23 at UNC’s Memorial Hall.

Single tickets go on sale to the general public June 20. Subscriptions are available Tuesday.

“Carolina Performing Arts’ mission is to change lives by creating and presenting exceptional arts experiences, and this season’s lineup is sure to entertain, challenge and inspire,” said Emil Kang, director of CPA and executive director for the arts at the university. “We are thrilled to present artists from around the world whose curiosities, ideas and risk-taking truly identify them as 21st-century virtuosos.”

Here is the full schedule:

Fall 2013

Sept. 27: Maceo Parker/ George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic

Oct. 3-4: “Abyssinian - A Gospel Celebration” featuring Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and Chorale Le Chateau with Damien Sneed, conductor

Oct. 8-9: L-E-V with Sharon Eyal & Gai Behar – “House”

Oct. 23: András Schiff, piano – “Goldberg Variations”

Oct. 27: An Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt

Oct. 29: Chris Thile

Nov. 4: The Manganiyar Seduction

Nov. 12: “World Blues” – Taj Mahal Trio, Vusi Mahlasela and Fredericks Brown featuring Deva Mahal

Nov. 15: Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue

Nov. 21: Club Night with ChocQuibTown

Nov. 22: ChocQuibTown

Dec. 7-8: “The Nutcracker” – Carolina Ballet

Dec. 9: “Jazz for the Holidays” – NC Jazz Repertory Orchestra with René Marie

Spring 2014

Jan. 30: Handel’s “Theodora” – The English Concert with Harry Bicket, conductor

Jan. 31: The Spring Quartet – Jack DeJohnette, Joe Lovano, Esperanza Spalding and Leo Genovese

Feb. 11: Lang Lang, piano

Feb. 14: “One Night in Bamako” – Bassekou Kouyate and Ngoni Ba, and Fatoumata Diawara

Feb. 21: Wayne Shorter Quartet

Feb. 25-26: Compagnie Käfig

March 18-19: STREB – “FORCES!”

March 25: Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn

March 28: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields with Joshua Bell

April 2: Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan – “Songs of the Wanderers”

April 3: Israel Philharmonic Orchestra with Gianandrea Noseda, conductor

April 6: Brooklyn Rider with Dawn Upshaw, soprano

April 11: Wendy Whelan – “Restless Creature”

April 22-23: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

For more details about the 2013-14 season, visit carolinaperformingarts.org.

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