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Arts 2010/11

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What drives an artist to create new work? Why does a
performance stay with you long after the curtain falls?
What takes your breath away? All performances are
born from inspiration, an instant that propels the artist
to transform an idea into cultural practice that lights the
fire of learning, discovery and understanding.

Carolina Performing Arts’ 2010/11 season brings

together the most imaginative and creative performers
in every style from around the world, where you can
see across cultures, around boundaries and beyond
conventions. Here, you can renew old friendships that
bring forth memories from the past, and share new
experiences that shape the memories for the future.
The world lies before you, right here in Chapel Hill.

Come be inspired.

Emil J. Kang
Executive Director for the Arts
Director, Carolina Performing Arts
Professor of the Practice,
Department of Music
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Sept 15 n Earl Scruggs with The Red Clay Ramblers Oct 8 n Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet
Sep 24 n Chick Corea Trio Oct 11 n Hugh Masekela
Sep 28 n Dynamic Korea: Dance and Song Oct 13-14 n Mariinsky Orchestra
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Nov 5 n Omara Portuondo Dec 4-5 n Nutcracker – Carolina Ballet
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Nov 10-11 n Sutra – Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui / Sadler’s Wells London
Nov 17 n Carrie Rodriguez and Ben Sollee
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Jan 14 n Anthony Dean Griffey, tenor, with UNC Music Faculty Feb 9-13 n Black Watch – National Theatre of Scotland
Jan 21 n Mitsuko Uchida, piano Feb 16 n Blues at the Crossroads

Jan 28-29 n Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis Feb 18 n Eddie Palmieri Latin Jazz
Feb 22-24 n Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
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Mar 17-18 n The Andersen Project – Ex Machina Apr 5 n St. Petersburg Philharmonic
Mar 29-30 n Netherlands Dance Theater Apr 12-13 n BeijingDance/LDTX
Apr 14 n Bach and Beyond – Jennifer Koh, violin
Apr 19 n Tony Allen’s Afrobeat Orchestra
Apr 21 n Branford Marsalis, saxophone, with the NCJRO
American Roots
Our subscription packages are a great way Sept 15 Earl Scruggs with special guests The Red Clay Ramblers
to sample a selection of performances that Nov 17 Carrie Rodriguez and Ben Sollee
Feb 16 Blues at the Crossroads: The Robert Johnson Centennial Concert
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Sept 9 McCoy Tyner Quartet
Sept 24 Chick Corea Trio
Feb 18 Eddie Palmieri Latin Jazz

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Oct 11 Hugh Masekela
Nov 5 Omara Portuondo
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Mar 1-2 ID – Cirque Éloize
Mar 17-18 The Andersen Project – Ex Machina
Apr 1-2 Woyzeck on the Highveld – Handspring Puppet Company

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Like popular performers and looking for a great time out with friends?
Consider some of these big personalities. Bright Lights Performances...
• The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma (page 7)
mitsuko uchida

• Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet (page 12)

• Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis (page 18)
• Eddie Palmieri Latin Jazz (page 20)
• Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (page 21)
• ID – Cirque Éloize (page 22)

Love the classics? Consider these performances of renowned artists,

powerful ensembles and great works. Masters Performances...
• McCoy Tyner Quartet (page 8)
• Chick Corea Trio (page 9)
• Leon Fleisher, piano (page 11)
• Mariinsky Orchestra (page 13)
• Mitsuko Uchida, piano (page 18)
• Blues at the Crossroads (page 20)
Netherlands Dance Theater

Interested in innovative and eye-opening performances? Consider these

groundbreaking choices. Discoveries Performances...
• Kremerata Baltica (page 14)
• Carrie Rodriguez and Ben Sollee (page 16)
• The Andersen Project – Ex Machina (page 22)
• Netherlands Dance Theater (page 23)
• Woyzeck on the HIghveld – Handspring Puppet Company (page 24)
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X The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma
Tuesday, August 17 at 7:30 PM

Yo-Yo Ma’s multi-faceted career is testament to his continual search for musical
connections that stimulate the imagination. His Silk Road Ensemble takes inspiration
from the historical Silk Road trading route as a modern metaphor for multicultural
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exchange. From Japan to the Mediterranean, the Silk Road promoted an unprecedented
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sharing of commodities, ideas, arts, sciences and innovations among people from
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diverse cultures along the way. The Silk Road Ensemble, a collective of internationally
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renowned musicians, composers, arrangers, visual artists and storytellers from more
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than 20 countries, presents innovative performances that explore the relationship
please add a donation to your between tradition and innovation in music from the East and West.
ticket order or contact Melchee
Johnson at (919) 843-1869. Classical music performances are made possible by the William R. Kenan, Jr.
Charitable Trust. We thank the Trustees for their visionary generosity and for
encouraging others to support Carolina Performing Arts.

“He’s a cello master.

A classical impresario.”
- Los Angeles Times

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McCoy Tyner Quartet Earl Scruggs with special guests
Thursday, September 9 at 7:30 PM The Red Clay Ramblers
Wednesday, September 15 at 7:30 PM
McCoy Tyner’s harmonic contributions and dramatic rhythmic
devices have left their mark on generations of jazz pianists. A
From Bill Monroe’s Blue Grass Boys to the Foggy Mountain Boys
former member of the John Coltrane Quartet with four Grammy
and Flatt & Scruggs (the most successful instrumental duo in
Awards and nearly 80 albums to his name, his sophisticated
bluegrass history), banjo legend Earl Scruggs is one of the most
blues-based style shaped modern jazz and has become one
important figures in American music. Revered by generations of
of the most identifiable sounds in improvised music. Always
bluegrass pickers, his ingenuity, vitality and trademark three-finger
expanding his vision of the musical landscape and incorporating
picking style make for magical and unforgettable listening. North
new elements, whether from distant continents or diverse
Carolina’s own Tony Award-winning Red Clay Ramblers are among
musical influences, he has collaborated with artists as varied as
american roots

the very best of the string-band revival groups, rooted in old-time

Derek Trucks, Béla Fleck and Savion Glover.
mountain music as well as bluegrass, country, rock, New Orleans
jazz, gospel and the American musical.
“…fierce, uncompromising and delightful…”
- JazzTimes “Still pickin’ up a storm…”

- The Washington Post // (919) 843-3333


Chick Corea Trio

Friday, September 24 at 8 PM

Chick Corea, piano

Christian McBride, bass
Brian Blade, drums

Fifteen-time Grammy Award-winner Chick Corea’s

four-decade career is the stuff of jazz lore – his
groups are hotbeds of imagination, full of the joy
of making music while creating influential, limit-
stretching musical experiences. His solo concerts
are master performances rife with soul-searching
explorations. His collaborations are intricate dances
of personality, grace and intuition. Throughout it all,
Chick’s music continues to break new ground. He
performs here with Grammy-winning bass virtuoso
Christian McBride and the multi-talented veteran
Brian Blade on drums.

“Genius-level musicians.”
- Los Angeles Times

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Dynamic Korea: Dance and Song –
Chae Hyang Soon Dance Company
Tuesday, September 28 at 7:30 PM

With dazzling color and grace, the movements of Korea’s gorgeous classical dance
tradition reflect the essential rhythms of life in Korea, handed down from generation
to generation. From the gentle, gliding grace of the opening chaech’ŏnmu (Chosŏn
Court Dance) to the thunderous drumming of the closing p’unggo, the elaborately
costumed dancers and musicians of the Chae Hyang Soon Dance Company are
animated by the strength and energy of the Korean tradition. The exuberant
yŏtt’aryŏngch’um (Taffy Peddler Dance) walks audiences through Korea’s bustling
marketplaces, while meditative, deeply symbolic performances such as the
hwahyŏnmu (Lotus Dance) and sŭngmu (Monk’s Dance) explore the country’s deep
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Buddhist roots.
This program is part of a national tour organized by The Korea Society. The Korea Society
is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) organization that is dedicated solely to the
promotion of greater awareness, understanding and cooperation between the people of the
United States and Korea.

“…breathtaking performance…”
- The Korea Daily // (919) 843-3333


Leon Fleisher, piano Ozomatli

Thursday, September 30 at 7:30 PM Friday, October 1 at 8 PM

P With a reputation for serious party-rocking, these Grammy-
J. S. Bach
“Sheep May Safely Graze” from Cantata No. 208 winning Los Angeles culture-mashers blend their notorious
Capriccio in B-flat major “On the Departure urban-Latino collision of hip hop, salsa, dancehall, cumbia,
of a Most Beloved Brother,” BWV 992 samba and funk. In their 14 years together, they’ve gone from
Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor, BWV 903 hometown heroes to world superstars. Synonymous with their
Chaconne for the Left Hand from the Violin Partita city and a product of its grassroots political scene, their music
No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004 has been taken up by the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Los
Schubert Sonata in B-flat major, D. 960 Angeles Clippers; they recorded the street-view travelogue City
of Angels in 2007 as a new urban anthem and recently were
One of the most revered pianists of the past century, Leon Fleisher debuted with featured as part of the prominent LA figures imaging campaign
the New York Philharmonic in 1944 and quickly established himself as one of “We Are 4 LA” on NBC.
the world’s premier artists. Performing with every major orchestra and conductor,
he made numerous touchstone recordings with George Szell and The Cleveland “…full-throttle live performances…”
Orchestra. His early recordings on Sony Masterworks are regarded as some of the - Los Angeles Times
greatest in classical music – among them the complete Beethoven piano concertos,
which were inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2008. His new recording deal
with Sony Masterworks saw the release of a trio of Mozart concertos in 2009. voices of dissent
classical recitals

Classical music performances are made possible by the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable
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Trust. We thank the Trustees for their visionary generosity and for encouraging others to
support Carolina Performing Arts.

“…rhapsodic and affecting…”

- The New York Times

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Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet
Friday, October 8 at 8 PM

Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, in just five seasons, has vaulted

into the realm of elite dance companies. With dazzling exuberance,
sensuality, emotion and technical brilliance, these 16 dancers from
around the world integrate classical ballet and edgy athleticism into
contemporary and popular dance forms. Acquiring and commissioning
new works by the most sought-after emerging choreographers –
including Nicolo Fonte, Crystal Pite, Jacopo Godani, Stijn Celis,
Angelin Preljocaj, Ohad Naharin, Didy Veldman, Jo Strømgren, Luca
Veggetti and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui – Cedar Lake explores the infinite
possibilities of movement and multimedia.

“…pulls viewers right out of their seats.”

- The New York Times // (919) 843-3333


Hugh Masekela Mariinsky Orchestra with

Monday, October 11 at 7:30 PM Valery Gergiev, music director and conductor
A defining force in world music and the human rights struggle, Hugh Wednesday, October 13 at 8 PM
Masekela’s riveting live performances are unforgettable. An inspiration Thursday, October 14 at 8 PM
in the fight to end apartheid, this iconic South African’s hit song
“Bring Him Back Home” was an anthem for the Free Nelson Mandela October 13 Program October 14 Program
movement. He became an international star with his Grammy-winning Mahler Symphony No. 4 Mahler Symphony No. 6
hit “Grazing in the Grass” and played an integral role in Paul Simon’s Symphony No. 1
Graceland tour. His music was featured in Alvin Ailey’s Masekela
The gripping performances of Russia’s Mariinsky Orchestra – known for decades
Language, and he co-created the smash-hit Broadway musical
as the Kirov Orchestra – embody the legends and spirit of St. Petersburg.
Sarafina, introducing the sounds and passion of South African music
Founded during the reign of Peter the Great and recognized as one of the world’s
to audiences around the globe.
super-orchestras, it is one of the oldest musical institutions in Russia, with a
distinguished history covering more than 200 years. Artistic director and conductor
“One of the most thrilling live performers around.” Valery Gergiev, one of the most sought-after conductors in the world, brings
- Rolling Stone universal acclaim to this legendary orchestra. These concerts are the culmination
of a season-long project by Maestro Gergiev, who will perform the complete Mahler
symphonies in New York to mark the 150th anniversary of Mahler’s birth and the
classical ensembles

voices of dissent 100th anniversary of the composer’s death.

Classical music performances are made possible by the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable
world music

Trust. We thank the Trustees for their visionary generosity and for encouraging others to
support Carolina Performing Arts.

- The New York Times
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Omara Portuondo Kremerata Baltica
Friday, November 5 at 8 PM with Gidon Kremer, violin/leader
A living legend in Cuba, Omara Portuondo gained Monday, November 8 at 7:30 PM
international fame as the female star of Buena Vista
Social Club. Beginning her career as a dancer in Havana’s Program
famous Tropicana cabaret, she went on to sing with some Stevan Kovacs Tickmayer After Glenn Gould (2010)
of the most important and beloved Cuban bands, including Giya Kancheli Silent Prayer
Cuarteto d’Aida and Orquesta Aragón. With two critically Beethoven String Quartet No. 14 in C-sharp minor, Op. 131
acclaimed solo albums for World Circuit and sold-out
international tours, her latest album Gracias celebrates her Of all the world’s leading violinists, Gidon Kremer is one of the most original and compelling.
sixth decade as an entertainer. With more than 100 albums to his name, his unusually extensive repertoire includes
standard classical and romantic works, music by 20th-century masters, and contemporary
composers of Eastern Europe and Russia. No other soloist of his stature has done as
“The queen of Caribbean vocalists.” much for living composers in the past 30 years. The Grammy-winning Kremerata Baltica is
- Los Angeles Times the realization of his belief that music can overcome all barriers of language and culture.
Performing in the world’s greatest halls, these 27 young musicians were handpicked by
Kremer from among the most exceptional talent of the Baltic states, helping to create a
classical ensembles

cultural bridge between three neighboring countries with strikingly different identities.
Classical music performances are made possible by the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust.
world music

We thank the Trustees for their visionary generosity and for encouraging others to support
Carolina Performing Arts.

“…extraordinary young players...”

- Los Angeles Times // (919) 843-3333

Sutra – Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui / Sadler’s Wells London
Wednesday, November 10 at 7:30 PM
Thursday, November 11 at 7:30 PM
Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui / Antony Gormley / Szymon Brzóska
With monks from the Shaolin Temple

Following a lifelong interest in the philosophy and faith behind the skill, strength and spirituality
of Buddhist Shaolin monks in China, celebrated Flemish/Moroccan choreographer Sidi Larbi
Cherkaoui’s new dance work is inspired by the Shaolin tradition, its relationship with kung fu and
its position in contemporary life. The 17 monks performing in Sutra come directly from the original
Shaolin Temple – China’s key national Buddhist temple, situated near Dengfeng City in the Henan
Province and established in 495 AD by monks originating from India. The Shaolin monks follow a

strict Buddhist doctrine and include kung fu and tai chi martial arts in their daily regimen. The set
is designed by Antony Gormley, with music by Szymon Brzóska.

“…exceeds even our highest expectations.”

- The Times (London)

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Carrie Rodriguez and Ben Sollee
Wednesday, November 17 at 7:30 PM

A dynamic cross between Lucinda Williams and Suzanne Vega, singer/

songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Carrie Rodriguez is climbing
quickly to the top of the Americana ladder. Performing with Lucinda
Williams, Alejandro Escovedo, John Prine, Bruce Hornsby and many
others, her Austin roots, passionate live shows and critically acclaimed
albums have led to a Roots Music Association 2009 Songwriter of
the Year award and national TV and radio appearances on Austin
City Limits (PBS-TV), Mountain Stage and World Café Live. One of
National Public Radio’s 2007 Top 10 Unknown Artists, cellist and
singer Ben Sollee defies convention with his soulful voice and unique
instrumentation, bridging jazz, bluegrass and folk, and collaborating
with the Sparrow Quartet, Otis Taylor and Daniel Martin Moore.
american roots

“…one of the most compelling

new voices on the roots-rock scene.”
- Boston Globe // (919) 843-3333


Nutcracker – Carolina Ballet Anthony Dean Griffey, tenor,

Saturday, December 4 at 2 PM with UNC Music Faculty
Saturday, December 4 at 8 PM Friday, January 14 at 8 PM
Sunday, December 5 at 2 PM
UNC-Chapel Hill Artist in Residence Anthony Dean Griffey’s beautiful and
A holiday season staple, Robert Weiss’s Nutcracker is a fantasy powerful voice and gift for dramatic interpretation have led to four Grammy
classic, capturing the irrepressible imagination of a child’s Awards: Best Classical Album and Best Opera Recording for Kurt Weill’s Rise
world in which all things are possible. Featuring toy soldiers, and Fall of the City of Mahagonny; and Best Classical Album and Best Choral
dancing snowflakes, an army of mice and the Sugar Plum Fairy, Performance in 2010 for Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 with the San Francisco
the original work was Tchaikovsky’s third and last major ballet. Symphony. His numerous recordings include the title role in Benjamin
Renowned for its story ballets, Carolina Ballet has served the Britten’s Peter Grimes with the Metropolitan Opera and War Requiem with
Triangle community since 1997 under the inspired leadership the London Philharmonic Orchestra; André Previn’s A Streetcar Named
of Artistic Director Robert Weiss, formerly a principal dancer Desire; and live recordings of the title role in Deems Taylor’s Peter Ibbetson
with the New York City Ballet. with the Seattle Symphony and Carlisle Floyd’s Of Mice and Men. In this
program, he performs with members of UNC-Chapel Hill’s music faculty,
including Terry Rhodes, soprano.
classical recitals

“…one of the best story ballets of the

past quarter century…” Classical music performances are made possible by the William R. Kenan, Jr.
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- The Washington Post Charitable Trust. We thank the Trustees for their visionary generosity and for
encouraging others to support Carolina Performing Arts.

“…exemplary artistry and raw emotion…”

- The New York Times

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Mitsuko Uchida, piano Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
Friday, January 21 at 8 PM with Wynton Marsalis
Friday, January 28 at 8 PM
Beethoven Sonata No. 27 in E minor, Op. 90 Saturday, January 29 at 8 PM
Schumann Davidsbündlertänze
Chopin Prelude in C-sharp minor, Op. 45 The first jazz composer to win the Pulitzer Prize in music, New Orleans
Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58 native Wynton Marsalis also was the first artist to win jazz and classical
Grammy Awards in the same year. His Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
Hailed as the high priestess of Mozart and one of the true great Schubert (JLCO) features 15 of jazz music’s leading soloists, drawing from an
interpreters, Mistuko Uchida is among today’s most gifted and beloved pianists. extensive repertoire including the masterworks of Ellington, Mingus,
A master of Viennese classical and Romantic repertory, her distinguished work Coltrane, and other great jazz composers, and original compositions by
also includes the repertories of Schoenberg, Webern and Berg, and contemporary Mr. Marsalis, Benny Carter, Joe Henderson, Wayne Shorter, Joe Lovano,
composers such as György Kurtág and Pierre Boulez. Recently, she won BBC Marcus Roberts, Geri Allen, Christian McBride and others.
Music Magazine’s Instrumentalist of the Year and Disc of the Year awards for her
The January 29 performance of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with
recording of Beethoven Piano Sonatas Op. 101 and Op. 106. Her recording of the Wynton Marsalis is supported by an Anonymous Performance Benefactor
Schoenberg Piano Concerto with Pierre Boulez and the Cleveland Orchestra won honoring the memory of Fred Fearing.
four awards, including the Gramophone Award for Best Concerto. Her recordings
include the complete Mozart piano sonatas and piano concerti, the complete
Schubert piano sonatas, the five Beethoven piano concerti, and the final five “…extraordinarily versatile…”
Beethoven piano sonatas. - Los Angeles Times

Classical music performances are made possible by the William R. Kenan, Jr.
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Charitable Trust. We thank the Trustees for their visionary generosity and for

encouraging others to support Carolina Performing Arts.


“… an elegant, deeply musical interpreter…”

- Chicago Tribune // (919) 843-3333


Black Watch – National Theatre of Scotland

Wednesday, February 9 at 7:30 PM
Thursday, February 10 at 7:30 PM
Friday, February 11 at 8 PM
Saturday, February 12 at 2 PM
Saturday, February 12 at 8 PM
Sunday, February 13 at 2 PM

Hurtling from a poolroom in Scotland to an armored truck in Iraq, this blistering, complex
and urgent theater work is based on interviews with former soldiers who served in Iraq.
Viewed through the eyes of those on the ground, Black Watch reveals what it means to be

world theater
part of the legendary Scottish regiment, what it means to be part of the war on terror and
what it means to make the journey home again. Exploring the male psyche and the morality
of war with tremendous energy, wit and compassion, Black Watch addresses one of the
thorniest issues of our time.

Please note: Black Watch contains strong language, loud explosions and strobe lighting.

voices of dissent

- Independent on Sunday (London)

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Blues at the Crossroads: Eddie Palmieri Latin Jazz
The Robert Johnson Centennial Concert Friday, February 18 at 8 PM
Wednesday, February 16 at 7:30 PM
The prophet of Latin jazz, nine-time Grammy Award winner Eddie
Palmieri blazes his own distinctive musical path around the world. A
Welcome to the blues. With David “Honeyboy” Edwards on board, Blues
powerhouse innovator, this pianist, bandleader, composer, arranger,
at the Crossroads connects straight back to the Robert Johnson legend –
producer and pioneer of contemporary salsa revolutionized Latin
Edwards was playing with him the night he died. The evening picks up the
music with his infectious sound. With 36 albums to his name and
thread of Johnson’s Mississippi legacy at the junction of US Highways 61 &
more than 50 years as a bandleader, his restless, instinctive playing
49 – the very crossroads where, as folklore would have it, Robert Johnson’s
is rooted in Cuban music and influenced by jazz luminaries such as
burning desire pushed him to make his deal with the devil, giving up his
Art Tatum, Bobby Timmons, Bill Evans, Horace Silver, Bud Powell and
soul to write the most haunting blues the world had ever heard. Featuring
McCoy Tyner.
David “Honeyboy” Edwards, Big Head Todd & The Monsters, William Elliott
Whitmore, and Cedric Burnside & Lightnin’ Malcolm. This performance is part of the 34th annual Carolina Jazz Festival.

“We all owed our existence [to Robert Johnson] “…consistently innovative…”
in some way.” - Boston Globe
- Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin
American roots

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Alvin Ailey Nicola Benedetti, violin

American Dance Theater Monday, February 28 at 7:30 PM
Tuesday, February 22 at 7:30 PM
Wednesday, February 23 at 7:30 PM James MacMillan From Ayrshire
Thursday, February 24 at 7:30 PM Prokofiev Violin Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 80
Chausson Poème, Op. 24
Alvin Ailey’s story is one of the most inspirational in the Strauss Violin Sonata in E-flat major, Op. 18
history of American performing arts and his genius forever
changed the perception of American dance. For half a The winsome charm and youthful exuberance of rising star Nicola Benedetti
century, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has served as belie the razor-sharp technique and rapturous tone that exhilarate audiences
this country’s dance ambassador, bringing African-American and critics alike. One of the world’s most innovative young violinists, this
cultural expression and the American modern dance tradition Universal/Deutsche Grammophon artist has recorded newly commissioned
to the world’s stages. The legacy continues with Judith works by John Tavener and James MacMillan, studied jazz with Wynton
Jamison’s remarkable vision – in her final season as Artistic Marsalis and explored authentic baroque performance, winning the 2008
Director – and the extraordinary artistry of the company’s Classical BRIT Award for Young British Classical Performer. James MacMillan
beautiful dancers. The superb technique, passion and is a leading Scottish composer from Nicola’s home region of Ayrshire. His
inimitable style that are the hallmarks of the Ailey tradition eight-minute work, inspired by the Ayrshire landscape, is dedicated to her.
classical recitals

continue to dazzle audiences around the globe.

Classical music performances are made possible by the William R. Kenan, Jr.
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Charitable Trust. We thank the Trustees for their visionary generosity and for
“…pure movement, pure magic…” encouraging others to support Carolina Performing Arts.
- The New York Times
“…a shining beacon for classical music…”
- The Times (UK)
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Credit: Emmanuel Valette

ID – Cirque Éloize The Andersen Project – Ex Machina

Tuesday, March 1 at 7:30 PM Thursday March 17 at 7:30 PM
Wednesday, March 2 at 7:30 PM Friday March 18 at 8 PM

A dynamic mix of new circus and urban dance, ID features ten circus Directed by Robert Lepage
disciplines against a throbbing backdrop of hip-hop, rock music and Starring Yves Jacques
sci-fi videos. With its signature mix of human poetry, physical feats
and playful energy, Cirque Éloize sets ID in a public place in the heart Filled to the brim with his trademark rapid-fire humor and visual and technological
of a futuristic city – a spot where we can seek refuge and escape brilliance, this spellbinding masterpiece by Canadian theater visionary Robert
anonymity, express our individuality, affirm our identity, and reclaim Lepage explores sexual identity, unfulfilled fantasies and the thirst for fame. Freely
possession of public space. Creating magical, poetic works combining inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s timeless fables and the anecdotes drawn
circus arts with music, dance and theater, Cirque Éloize takes part in from his life and writings, this deeply human one-man performance weaves the
many prestigious international festivals and has conquered Broadway compelling story of a Québécois songwriter in Paris whose travels and chance
with its hit show Rain, performed in Memorial Hall in October 2007. encounters take him on a voyage of self-discovery and understanding.
world theater

world theater

Please note: This performance contains content that is intended for mature
“Stunningly beautiful…” audiences only.
- Newsday
- The Guardian (UK) // (919) 843-3333

Netherlands Dance Theater

Tuesday, March 29 at 7:30 PM
Wednesday, March 30 at 7:30 PM

Netherlands Dance Theater is among the most

prominent and innovative contemporary dance companies
in the world, setting the stage on fire with lavish visuals,
hypnotic music and 30 sublime dancers. Performing
highly praised works by house choreographers Jiří
Kylián and Lightfoot León as well as new creations by
established and emerging choreographers, the company
inspires and engages audiences from The Hague to New
York, Tokyo to Rio de Janeiro. Constantly challenging the
boundaries of dance performance, these resplendent
performers present challenging repertoire with
unparalleled virtuosity and expression.

Please note: This performance contains partial nudity.

dance The March 29 performance of Netherlands Dance

Theater is supported by Wyndham Robertson,
Performance Benefactor.

“…inventive, bold and always

fabulously danced.”
- The New York Times

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Woyzeck on the Highveld – St. Petersburg Philharmonic
Handspring Puppet Company with Yuri Temirkanov, conductor,
Friday April 1 at 8 PM and Alisa Weilerstein, cello
Saturday April 2 at 8 PM Tuesday, April 5 at 7:30 PM
Based on the play by Georg Büchner Program
Directed by William Kentridge Rimsky-Korsakov Russian Easter Overture, Op. 36
Designed by Adrian Kohler & William Kentridge Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 1, Op. 107
Brahms Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98
Against an arresting backdrop of animated projections, spectacular
life-size puppets play out Georg Büchner’s famed tale of jealousy and Founded in 1882 under Czar Alexander III, the rich and fascinating history of the
murder in Handspring’s heart-stopping South African multi-media fantasy. superb St. Petersburg Philharmonic includes the first Russian performances of works
In this artful adaptation, Woyzeck – a central text in 20th-century theater by Strauss, Mahler and Bruckner; premieres of eight of Shostakovich’s symphonies
– weaves a magical spell filled with humor and pathos. Collaborating during the Soviet era; performing for the royal court; and the emergence as a state
with William Kentridge, one of the world’s most renowned artists orchestra after the Russian Revolution. The orchestra has performed under such
and filmmakers, the Cape Town-based Handspring Puppet Company legendary conductors as Serge Koussevitsky, Bruno Walter, Benjamin Britten and
first appeared in Chapel Hill in 2005 with Tall Horse, and return to Leopold Stokowski, and featured Prokofiev performing his own piano concertos. Led
Memorial Hall on the heels of their London smash hit War Horse. by Artistic Director Yuri Temirkanov, this performance includes young cello dynamo
classical ensembles

Alisa Weilerstein, whose meteoric rise is dazzling audiences and critics alike.
“…sheer beauty and imaginative power…”
world theater

Classical music performances are made possible by the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable
- Chicago Sun-Times Trust. We thank the Trustees for their visionary generosity and for encouraging others to
support Carolina Performing Arts.

voices of dissent
“…music in the purest form possible…”
- The Washington Post // (919) 843-3333

Tuesday, April 12 at 7:30 PM
Wednesday, April 13 at 7:30 PM
April 12 program April 13 program
Unspeakable All River Red and other works

An important voice in the evolution of modern Chinese thought and society,

BeijingDance/LDTX (Lei Dong Tian Xia – Thunder Rumbles Under Heaven) was
born out of a controversial and exciting time of rapid cultural change. Founded
by veteran choreographers and a new generation of dancers, China’s first
independent, nongovernmental professional dance company is a platform for
contemporary creations integrating Chinese culture and international influences.
Pioneering China’s most cutting-edge choreography under the artistic direction of

Willy Tsao – China’s foremost figure in modern dance – the company’s exquisite
dancers perform a diverse repertoire.

“…the coming of age

of new Chinese dance…”
- Dance Europe

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Bach and Beyond – Jennifer Koh, violin Tony Allen’s Afrobeat Orchestra
Thursday, April 14 at 7:30 PM Tuesday, April 19 at 7:30 PM
Program Idolized among fans of African music, jazz, hip hop and funk,
J.S. Bach Partita No. 3 in E major, BWV 1006 drumming icon Tony Allen is one of Africa’s most important
Ysaÿe Sonata No. 2 in A minor, Op. 27 No. 1 artists, inspiring generations of musicians around the world.
Kaija Saariaho Nocturne – In memory of W. Lutoslawski Alongside Fela Kuti, with whom he collaborated for 15
Elliott Carter Fantasy – Remembering Roger years, he pioneered the hard-driving, funk-infused, politically
Esa-Pekka Salonen Lachen verlernt insurrectionary Afrobeat style that dominates African popular
J.S. Bach Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004 music. Now the genre’s torchbearer, Allen’s new album Secret
Agent was recorded with his touring band of musicians from
Carolina Performing Arts is a co-commissioner of the Bach and Beyond project. Nigeria, Cameroon, Martinique and France.
Jennifer Koh’s thought-provoking style and fiery playing have earned this
enchanting young violinist a Grammy nomination for her CD String Poetic. “...a genius.”
With technique to burn and a pristine tone, she is committed to exploring - The Guardian
connections between the pieces she plays, searching for similarities of
voice among composers as well as within the works of a single composer.
Her recordings include an acclaimed CD of the complete Schumann voices of dissent
violin sonatas and works of such varied composers as Bach, Schubert,
classical recitals

Szymanowski, Martinů, Schoenberg and jazz legend Ornette Coleman.

Classical music performances are made possible by the William R. Kenan, Jr.
world music

Charitable Trust. We thank the Trustees for their visionary generosity and for
encouraging others to support Carolina Performing Arts.

“An endearing presence, Koh has chops aplenty.”

- The Star-Ledger // (919) 843-3333

Branford Marsalis, saxophone, with the
North Carolina Jazz Repertory Orchestra
Thursday, April 21 at 7:30 PM

Among the most celebrated musicians of the past quarter century, three-
time Grammy Award winner Branford Marsalis has appeared with jazz giants
such as Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Hancock and Sonny Rollins.
Born into one of the country’s most distinguished musical families, he
gained initial acclaim with Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers and his brother

special event
Wynton’s quintet before forming his own ensemble. Equally at home on the
stages of the world’s greatest jazz clubs and classical music venues, he is
known for his innovative spirit and broad musical scope. He performs here
with the hard-hitting North Carolina Jazz Repertory Orchestra, led by James
Ketch, professor and director of jazz studies at UNC-Chapel Hill.

“…keeps getting more impressive.”

- The New York Times

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and quality of performances
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• Opportunity to name a seat in Memorial Hall
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at Carolina Performing Arts series performances
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• All group tickets must be purchased together and in advance by
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• Group ticketing requests are subject to availability.

Donor Parking
VIP Donor Valet Parking - For David Lowry Swain Society members who
contribute $10,000 or more per season, complimentary valet parking is provided.
Valet drop-off and pick-up is beside Memorial Hall in the Hanes Lot.
Donor Reserved Parking - Complimentary reserved parking is available to
individuals who contribute $2,500 or more per season. Reserved parking is
in a nearby lot.
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individuals who contribute $1,000 or more per season. Parking is in a
campus lot.

General Parking
On Campus - The Cobb parking deck is located off Country Club Road and
is a short walk up Cameron Avenue to Memorial Hall. Cobb Deck and other
unreserved lots on campus are open to the public after 5pm on weekdays.
In Town - There are more than 475 off-street parking spaces within
the Town of Chapel Hill downtown area. The cost for these lots varies by
location. More information and a parking map may be found at
• Rosemary Street Deck: 150 East Rosemary St.
• Municipal Lot 2: 100 East Rosemary St.
• Municipal Lot 3: 415 West Franklin St.
• Municipal Lot 5: 108 Church St. & 141 West Rosemary St.

accessible parking
Accessible parking is available to patrons with a state-issued disability
permit. Please call the Box Office at (919) 843-3333 for information
about lot locations. A golf cart will shuttle patrons to Memorial Hall from
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PARK-AND-RIDE SHUTTLE audience services
Why fight to find that perfect spot? Leave it to us to get you to
Memorial Hall on time by taking advantage of our park-and-ride accessibility
option! Carolina Performing Arts provides shuttle service to and Wheelchair-accessible seating is available. Please advise a Box Office
from Memorial Hall, departing from the Friday Center Park-and- sales associate of your needs when you purchase your tickets.
Ride lot off Highway 54. Round-trip tickets are just $5 per person Memorial Hall is equipped with infrared listening systems provided free
and may be purchased with cash on the shuttle OR in advance through the of charge. We have a limited supply of headsets that should be reserved
Memorial Hall Box Office. Advance purchases are preferred. in advance through the Box Office.

Late Seating
directions Once a performance has begun, late seating opportunities are limited
From Raleigh and may occur only during specific times. Be sure to plan your arrival
– To Town Pay Parking Lots time to allow for traffic/parking. Refunds will not be given to late-comers.
• I-40W towards Chapel Hill
• Exit onto NC-54W - Exit 273A - toward Chapel Hill Electronic Devices
• When you reach campus, stay straight; becomes South Rd. Use of cell phones, pagers and alarms of any kind is prohibited during
• Turn right onto Columbia St. performances. If you are concerned about missing an emergency call,
• Turn right onto Rosemary St. you may leave your name, device and seat location with an usher and
• There are parking lots on both sides of the street they will alert you if a call comes through. Photography, videography and
– To Memorial Hall recording devices are prohibited during performances.
• I-40W towards Chapel Hill
• Exit onto NC-54W - Exit 273A - toward Chapel Hill Refreshments
• At campus, turn right onto Country Club Dr. which turns into Cameron Ave. Refreshments may be purchased in the lobby one hour prior to each
• Memorial Hall will be on your left after second stop sign. performance and at intermission. No outside food or beverage is
allowed in Memorial Hall or inside the Beasley-Curtis Auditorium.
From Durham
– To Town Pay Parking Lots Coat Check
• Take 15-501S towards Chapel Hill Complimentary coat check is available seasonally on the left side of the
• In Chapel Hill, when road forks, exit right onto Franklin St. main lobby.
• Turn right onto Henderson St.
• Turn at the next left onto Rosemary St. There are parking lots on Smoking
both sides of the street Smoking is prohibited inside Memorial Hall and on the UNC Campus.
– To Memorial Hall
• 15-501S towards Chapel Hill Reminders
• In Chapel Hill, when the road forks, exit right onto Franklin St. Children old enough to enjoy performances are welcome. A ticket
• Turn left onto Raleigh St. must be purchased for any child attending a performance and the
• Turn at the next right onto Cameron Ave. child must be seated where a parent or guardian can supervise
• Memorial Hall will be on your left them. Babes in arms are not permitted.
So that all patrons may enjoy the performance, please hold discussions
From Greensboro/Winston-Salem until after the performance ends; refrain from rustling wrapping paper
– To Town Pay Parking Lots during a performance; and be modest with your use of fragrances when
• I-40E towards Chapel Hill attending performances.
• Exit at NC-86 - Exit 266 - toward Chapel Hill
If you have a complaint about another patron, please alert an usher or
• Follow Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. approximately 3.4 miles
the Audience Services Manager rather than approaching the patron
into downtown Chapel Hill
yourself. We will be happy to address concerns on your behalf.
• Turn left onto Rosemary St. There are parking lots on
both sides of the street
– To Memorial Hall
• I-40E towards Chapel Hill
• Exit at NC-86 exit - Exit 266 - toward Chapel Hill
• Follow Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. approximately 3.5 miles
into downtown Chapel Hill Suggestions and comments about audience
• Turn left onto Cameron Ave. services are always welcome:
• Memorial Hall will be on the right call (919) 843-3333 or email

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