How might our social, political, and cultural landscape be different if history had been written by the people of forgotten communities? Featuring stirring new music commissioned or curated by Cristina Pato (of the Silkroad Ensemble, Cristina Pato Quartet, and more) this brand new work by the internationally acclaimed Galician bagpiper and passionate educator explores this… Read More →
A new evening-length work created by flutist and composer Nathalie Joachim of Flutronix, Fanm d’Ayiti (Women of Haiti) is a celebration of some of Haiti’s most iconic yet under recognized female artists, through new musical arrangements and compositions for flute, string quartet, vocals, and electronics seamlessly interwoven with recorded interviews telling stories of political exile,… Read More →
“A perfect encapsulation of today’s trends in chamber music.”—Washington Post Known for their fresh, creative perspective, PUBLIQuartet’s genre-bending programs range from 20th century masterworks to newly commissioned pieces. In Freedom and Faith, the string quartet celebrates underrepresented composers who have staked their places in history with virtuosity and power. Featuring works by Jessie Montgomery, Meredith… Read More →
In its fifteenth season performing the holiday classic at Memorial Hall, Carolina Ballet returns with their dazzling production filled with beloved characters, grand magical illusions, and a live symphony orchestra.
“Michael Keegan-Dolan, who has a rare gift for transforming old ballets into new, has taken the 19th-century story and hammered it into a thing of wonder.” —The Observer Loch na hEala, by Irish choreographer, writer, and director Michael Keegan-Dolan, is a unique and transcendent new work inspired by a seminal classical ballet. This contemporary collision… Read More →
“A sterling pianist and an intrepid illuminator of the classical avant-garde.” —New York Times Featuring dozens of compositions by women around the globe—including Chen Yi, Meredith Monk, Bernice Johnson Reagon, and Clara Schumann—pianist Sarah Cahill’s The Future is Female is both a ritual installation and communal feminist immersive listening experience. A “marathon” performance meant to… Read More →
Amjad Ali Khan is lauded for reinventing the technique of playing the sarod, the stringed instrument essential to Hindustani and Indian classical music. Using Ragas—rhythmic cycles of music—as the basis for his performances, Khan ensures that each concert experience is unique unto itself. For the first time, he brings his extraordinary style to Carolina Performing… Read More →
The vast musical contributions of acclaimed singer/songwriter Emmylou Harris cannot be overstated. With a career spanning four decades, she is one of the most admired and influential women in her field, known for her eloquently straightforward songwriting and incomparably expressive singing that transcends categorization. Now, the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient brings her singular talent… Read More →
Critically acclaimed vocalist Golda Schultz has graced the stages of countless international opera houses, from La Scala to the Metropolitan Opera. In her first performance at Carolina Performing Arts, the South African star joins forces with award-winning pianist Jonathan Ware for a recital featuring selected songs by Franz Schubert, Richard Strauss, Amy Beach, and others.
Multiple Grammy Award-winner and MacArthur Fellow Chris Thile is a mandolin virtuoso, composer, and vocalist. A member of Punch Brothers and Nickel Creek and host of the radio program Live from Here, Thile returns to Carolina Performing Arts with his distinctly American canon and broad musical aesthetic.