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Memorial Hall, UNC-Chapel Hill

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114 E Cameron Avenue, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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March 2015
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Britten’s War Requiem, Op. 66

March 5 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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…

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Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Tamara Stefanovich, pianos

March 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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 20th-century 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…

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Sanam Marvi – Songs from The Lands of Five Rivers

March 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The young and mesmerizing Pakistani Sufi/folk singer Sanam Marvi explores the music of the Punjab – the land of five rivers. 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…

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Brooklyn Rider

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

The game-changing string quartet Brooklyn Rider returns to Memorial Hall with eclectic repertoire in gripping performances that attract legions of fans and draw rave reviews from classical, world music and rock critics alike. Equally at home in clubs and concert halls and hailed as “the future of chamber music” (Strings), the quartet’s visionary programming, global collaborations and informal stage presence “demystify contemporary classical music and invite everyone into the tent.” (Time Out New York). National Public Radio credits Brooklyn Rider…

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April 2015
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Hotel Modern and Arthur Sauer – The Great War

April 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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 and composer Arthur Sauer delve into the brutal trench warfare of World War I to address the timeless horrors of combat. Performers roam staggeringly convincing miniature worlds created from household paraphernalia, armed with tiny video cameras…

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Hotel Modern and Arthur Sauer – The Great War

April 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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 and composer Arthur Sauer delve into the brutal trench warfare of World War I to address the timeless horrors of combat. Performers roam staggeringly convincing miniature worlds created from household paraphernalia, armed with tiny video cameras…

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Martha Graham Dance Company

April 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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 choreographer Nacho Duato’s Carolina Performing Arts-commissioned Rust. 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…

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Dorothea Röschmann, soprano and Mitsuko Uchida, piano

April 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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…

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Monteverdi – Vespers of 1610 – English Baroque Soloists and The Monteverdi Choir ft. Sir John Eliot Gardiner, conductor

April 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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…

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Wendy Whelan – Restless Creature

April 21 @ 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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May 2015

Celebration of Organ and Voice

May 30 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The soaring sounds of organ and voices unite in selected works by composers Antonin Dvorak, Johannes Brahms, and Zoltan Kodaly. Voices is directed by Dr. Sue T. Klausmeyer. Tickets are $20 for adults and $7 for students.  Tickets can be purchased at http://voiceschapelhill.org/buy/ via PayPal or with cash/check at the door the night of the concert. For more information, visit www.voiceschapelhill.org.

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