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Memorial Hall, UNC-Chapel Hill

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114 E Cameron Avenue, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
919.733.2750

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September 2014
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Dorrance Dance – The Blues Project

September 25 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Hailed by The New Yorker as “one of the most imaginative tap choreographers working today,” Chapel Hill native Michelle Dorrance’s company features some of today’s best tap artists. Through the choreography of Derick K. Grant and Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, the Bessie Award-winning company honors tap dance’s uniquely beautiful history by expanding on traditional rhythmic, aesthetic and conceptual elements. Toshi Reagon and her band BIGLovely perform her original blues music created for the show.

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Dorrance Dance – The Blues Project

September 26 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Hailed by The New Yorker as “one of the most imaginative tap choreographers working today,” Chapel Hill native Michelle Dorrance’s company features some of today’s best tap artists. Through the choreography of Derick K. Grant and Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, the Bessie Award-winning company honors tap dance’s uniquely beautiful history by expanding on traditional rhythmic, aesthetic and conceptual elements. Toshi Reagon and her band BIGLovely perform her original blues music created for the show.

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Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Manfred Honeck, Conductor and Music Director

September 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

One of the world’s great orchestras, the Pittsburgh Symphony (PSO) boasts a long history with the finest conductors and musicians. Austrian conductor Manfred Honeck’s many years as violinist with the Vienna Philharmonic give his thoughtful interpretations a distinctive stamp. Here, the PSO is joined by Ukranian-born, North Carolina-based pianist Valentina Lisitsa. Program: Bates, Rusty Air in Carolina; Rachmaninoff, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini; Mahler, Symphony No. 1

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Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Manfred Honeck, Conductor and Music Director

September 29 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

One of the world’s great orchestras, the Pittsburgh Symphony (PSO) boasts a long history with the finest conductors and musicians. Austrian conductor Manfred Honeck’s many years as violinist with the Vienna Philharmonic give his thoughtful interpretations a distinctive stamp. Here, the PSO performs a blend of timeless orchestral masterpieces and new American works, including the PSO-commissioned The Elements, inspired by Pittsburgh’s environmental history, and Shostakovich Symphony No. 5.

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October 2014
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The 1910s – Taylor Mac

October 1 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every day until October 2, 2014

Beloved for his beauty and disarming vulnerability, Taylor Mac provokes and embraces his diverse audiences. This world premiere performance commissioned by Carolina Performing Arts showcases music from and inspired by the 1910s, as well as social commentary on the decade. The piece will culminate in A 24-Hour History of Popular Music, which will feature a marathon concert celebrating the last 240 years of popular music in America. This performance contains strong language and adult content.

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The 1910s – Taylor Mac

October 2 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every day until October 2, 2014

Beloved for his beauty and disarming vulnerability, Taylor Mac provokes and embraces his diverse audiences. This world premiere performance commissioned by Carolina Performing Arts showcases music from and inspired by the 1910s, as well as social commentary on the decade. The piece will culminate in A 24-Hour History of Popular Music, which will feature a marathon concert celebrating the last 240 years of popular music in America. This performance contains strong language and adult content.

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Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

October 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Returning to Memorial Hall each season, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO) led by Wynton Marsalis showcases the most thrilling soloists, ensemble players and arrangers in jazz music today. With the belief that jazz is a metaphor for democracy, the Orchestra’s mission is to entertain, enrich and expand a global community for jazz. Their extensive repertoire includes compositions by Mr. Marsalis and the masterworks of Duke Ellington, John Coltrane and other jazz giants.

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The Robert Cray Band

October 10 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

With 5 Grammy Awards and 15 Grammy nominations, blues/soul singer-guitarist Robert Cray is credited with reinventing the blues. One of the greatest guitarists of his generation, he cites Jimi Hendrix, Buddy Guy, B.B. King and George Harrison as formative influences alongside Albert Collins and Bobby “Blue” Bland. Recently inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame at the age of 57, he is one of the youngest living legends to receive the prestigious honor.

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April 2015
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Wendy Whelan – Restless Creature

April 21, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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…

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