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Memorial Hall, UNC Campus

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