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It’s time to feel something new. Something electric! Something that pushes and pulls us, moves us, really moves us. Something a little wild. Something off the grid. It’s time for artistic experiences that surprise, motivate and empower us.
Cloud Gate Dance Theatre's stunning work FORMOSA will have heads turning! Inspired by the exclamations of Portuguese sailors upon first sighting the island of Taiwan, this dance bridges the gap between old and new as dancers create abstract beauty to a backdrop of ethereal projected imagery.
The transcendent Chicago Symphony Orchestra is capping off their East Coast tour at Carolina Performing Arts this weekend (Fri & Sat), with two different programs that feature compositions from NC's own Jennifer Higdon, Stravinsky, Brahms, and others!
Jennifer Higdon, composer of Cold Mountain, just premiered a new piece written just for the brass section of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. As the New York Times puts it, “Especially revealing was Jennifer Higdon’s new Low Brass Concerto, commissioned by the orchestra…. Her melodious concerto, based in smooth but not monolithic chorale textures, opened into shifting, glinting trios, duets and solos that bespoke subtlety, humor, even tenderness at times.”
Be a part of a revolution with Gob Squad! You'll be thrown into the midst of a live broadcast where you and your fellow patrons are the stars of a live revolution. But don't be afraid--the members of Gob Squad will guide you through to the other side! Take a chance and experience something completely new with these high energy, highly immersive performances on Feb. 23 & 24.
We are elated that Abigail Washburn is our newest Mellon Foundation DisTIL Fellow! (And judging from the photo, we think she's pretty happy, too!)
Read on at the link for more about the incredible perspective, creativity, and talent that Abigail brings to DisTIL, and be sure not to miss her March 22 performance with Wu Fei here at Carolina Performing Arts.
Chicago Symphony Orchestra and its legendary brass section will return with two programs, one of which will include Grammy Award-winning Jennifer Higdon's Concerto for Low Brass! Don't miss seeing this brand new work by the composer who also brought us Cold Mountain!
"For more than 40 years, Riccardo Muti has been the king of Verdi conductors..." (The New York Times), and guess what? He'll be returning to Chapel Hill with Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and Verdi is indeed on the program! Come experience one of the finest conductors lead this incredible symphony orchestra!
Turn plastic bags into art with Robin Frohardt this Friday! The artist will guide participants through creating a giant plastic bag quilt that will go up on display in Current ArtSpace + Studio in April!