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:
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
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.