2014 // October

CPA Executive Director Emil Kang on Curlew River

Dear Friends,

Arriving in Chapel Hill on November 6 & 7 is a performance that I have been looking forward to since its conception.
The 20th century English composer Benjamin Britten wrote Curlew River after watching a Noh theatre performance in Japan. Unmistakable in the music of Curlew River… Read More >

The Curlew River Review // ????? – The Guardian (UK)

By Erica Jeal
“What are those birds?” demands the Madwoman. In Britten’s “church parable” they are curlews – conjured up by a skittering, flutter-tongued flute – high above the land where she is looking for her lost son. But at this point, in this performance, they… Read More >

Spotlight On Curlew River

By Charlotte Jackson
Britten’s Curlew River seems to defy classification in more ways than one. Britten’s unexpected fusion of medieval English liturgical drama with contemporaneous Japanese Noh theatre of the 16th century is just the beginning. The music of Curlew River has been described as… Read More >

Spotlight on Gabriel Kahane

By Aaron Shackelford 
“I’ve never been to Los Angeles. To be honest, I never had an urge to visit that sprawling metropolis. Then I met Gabriel Kahane. It was the spring of 2013, and Gabe and I crisscrossed UNC’s campus as he discussed his vision for a new album that would explore the… Read More >

Explore Gabriel Kahane’s World with “The Ambassador Atlas”

What is the Ambassador Atlas?

“The Ambassador Atlas is intended as a companion to the eponymous album, which is itself an exploration of Los Angeles through the lens of ten street addresses scattered around the city. I wanted to write songs about LA in order to make sense of the palpable… Read More >