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114 E. Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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February 2017
$79

Vienna Philharmonic

February 27 @ 7:30 pm
Memorial Hall, UNC Campus, 114 E. Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Perhaps no other musical ensemble is more closely associated with the history and tradition of European classical music than the Vienna Philharmonic. In the course of its 170-year history, it has been an integral part of a musical epoch that, due to an abundance of gifted composers and interpreters, can be regarded as unique. The greatest admirers of this venerable institution have included Wagner, Bruckner, Brahms and Mahler. One of today’s most distinguished conductors, Franz Welser-Möst—music director of the Cleveland Orchestra—has developed a particularly close and productive…

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March 2017
$20

Ajoka Theatre – Dara

March 2 @ 7:30 pm
Memorial Hall, UNC Campus, 114 E. Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Known for staging socially critical performances, Pakistan’s renowned Ajoka Theatre is committed to ideals of peace and tolerance. Shahid Nadeem’s spellbinding play Dara tells the dramatic story of Dara Shikoh—eldest son of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan—who was imprisoned and executed by his younger brother Aurangzeb. A crown prince, poet, painter and Sufi, Dara wanted to build on the vision of Akbar the Great and bring the ruling Muslim elite closer to the local religions. Exploring the violent struggle between brothers, the decisive role played by their sisters Jahan Ara…

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Steve Earle

March 3 @ 8:00 pm
Memorial Hall, UNC Campus, 114 E. Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Multiple Grammy-winning renegade Steve Earle, one of the great American singer-songwriters, effortlessly blends folk, rock and country in superbly crafted songs that meander between personal confession, outspoken political comment and keen character studies. With a career born in late ’70s Nashville, he changed the course of country music and gained a cult following intoxicated by his restless energy and rabble-rousing creative bent. His 2015 Texas blues album Terraplane is an homage to the likes of Robert Johnson, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Lightnin’ Hopkins, ZZ Top and Freddy King. Steve Earle has…

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$10

Vijay Iyer Sextet

March 7 @ 7:30 pm
Memorial Hall, UNC Campus, 114 E. Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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The unstoppable Grammy-nominated jazz composer/pianist and multiform collaborator Vijay Iyer was named DownBeat Magazine’s 2015 Artist of the Year and 2014 Pianist of the Year, a 2013 MacArthur “Genius Grant” Fellow and a 2012 Doris Duke Performing Artist. With 20 albums covering a singularly diverse terrain, his accomplishments extend well beyond his recordings. A fascinating polymath whose career spans the sciences, humanities and the arts, his writings have been published in Journal of Consciousness Studies, Wire, JazzTimes, the Best Writing on Mathematics anthology and the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Critical Improvisation Studies, among others.…

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Martha Graham Dance Company

March 23 @ 7:30 pm
Memorial Hall, UNC Campus, 114 E. Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Hailed for its commitment to the leading edge of modern dance, the Martha Graham Dance Company performs adventurous new works created by some of today’s top dance-makers side by side with the most profound and influential choreography by Martha Graham. Often compared with Pablo Picasso, Igor Stravinsky and Coco Chanel, this revolutionary artist is an icon of 20th-century modernism. The Company embodies her uniquely American style of dance, which has influenced generations of artists and captivated audiences worldwide. This program features a CPA Commissioned Work by choreographer…

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Martha Graham Dance Company

March 24 @ 8:00 pm
Memorial Hall, UNC Campus, 114 E. Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Hailed for its commitment to the leading edge of modern dance, the Martha Graham Dance Company performs adventurous new works created by some of today’s top dance-makers side by side with the most profound and influential choreography by Martha Graham. Often compared with Pablo Picasso, Igor Stravinsky and Coco Chanel, this revolutionary artist is an icon of 20th-century modernism. The Company embodies her uniquely American style of dance, which has influenced generations of artists and captivated audiences worldwide. This program features a CPA Commissioned Work by choreographer…

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$20

Sounds of Kolachi

March 31 @ 8:00 pm
Memorial Hall, UNC Campus, 114 E. Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Like an Indian Ocean blast from the seaport megacity it calls home, the new 10-piece supergroup of vocalists and instrumentalists from Karachi (formerly known as Kolachi) blurs raga and western harmony, counterpoint and South Asian melodic lines, all without losing the groove. In this instantly listenable ensemble, South Asian classical instruments like the sitar and bowed sarangi are on equal footing with electric guitar and rock rhythm section. Guiding the journey, composer, theorist and singer Ahsan Bari spins outrageous, bluesy, modal riffs. Like the West’s Son Lux…

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April 2017
$69

San Francisco Symphony

April 5 @ 7:30 pm
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Memorial Hall, UNC Campus, 114 E. Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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The San Francisco Symphony under music director Michael Tilson Thomas is among the most artistically adventurous arts institutions in the US, praised for outstanding musicianship, innovative programming, highlighting American composers and bringing new audiences to classical music. The April 5 program features music of the 20th century: John Cage’s poetic The Seasons, evoking the four seasons in changing colors; Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1—one of the most demanding works for the instrument—performed here by the charismatic young French cellist Gautier Capuçon;and…

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San Francisco Symphony

April 6 @ 7:30 pm
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Memorial Hall, UNC Campus, 114 E. Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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The San Francisco Symphony under music director Michael Tilson Thomas is among the most artistically adventurous arts institutions in the US, praised for outstanding musicianship, innovative programming, highlighting American composers and bringing new audiences to classical music. The April 5 program features music of the 20th century: John Cage’s poetic The Seasons, evoking the four seasons in changing colors; Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1—one of the most demanding works for the instrument—performed here by the charismatic young French cellist Gautier Capuçon;and…

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$20

Sanam Marvi

April 12 @ 7:30 pm
Memorial Hall, UNC Campus, 114 E. Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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With enthralling performances that draw deeply from one of the world’s great music traditions, Sanam Marvi is Pakistan’s next inspiring diviner of South Asia’s humanist, folk and Sufi texts. A vocal warrior for tolerance, pirituality and peace, her renditions balance immediacy and elegant ornamentation, lending new light to a cherished repertoire of Sufi, Ghazal, qawwali and folk songs. An in-demand artist too rarely heard outside émigré circles, this rising star’s revelatory interpretations of the sub-continent’s mystics reach across cultural borders…

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$19

J.S. Bach’s St. John Passion – Bach Collegium Stuttgart and Gächinger Kantorei

April 14 @ 8:00 pm
Memorial Hall, UNC Campus, 114 E. Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Bach Collegium Stuttgart and Gächinger Kantorei make an important contribution to performances, recordings and radio broadcasts with a particular focus on the vocal works of J.S. Bach. Among the most outstanding concert choirs in the world, Gächinger Kantorei appears regularly with the Vienna Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic and Israel Philharmonic. Bach Collegium Stuttgart made its name performing Baroque music in a historically-informed style along with contemporary oratorios. Hundreds of recordings encompass the complete vocal works of Bach and oratorios from…

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Shemekia Copeland

April 21 @ 8:00 pm
Memorial Hall, UNC Campus, 114 E. Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Whether she’s belting out a raucous blues-rocker, firing up a blistering soul-shouter, bringing the spirit to a gospel-fueled R&B rave-up or digging deep down into a subtle, country-tinged ballad, Shemekia Copeland sounds like no one else. With a voice that is alternately sultry, assertive and roaring, her wide-open vision of contemporary blues, roots and soul music showcases a passionate artist with a modern musical and lyrical approach. Her Alligator Records release Outskirts Of Love finds her at her most charismatic,…

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