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Mandolin Orange makes music that WNYC describes as being “laced with bluegrass, country and folk…often wistful and contemplative without being somber, and always… Details >

Past Events

“America’s greatest contemporary ballerina.” ~ The New York Times

In high demand as performer, collaborator and muse, Wendy Whelan has captivated audiences of… Details >

“If there were a Nobel prize for choirs, the Monteverdi Choir should be its laureate.” ~ Le Monde, France

Under the patronage of HRH the Prince of Wales, the… Details >

The sublime Mitsuko Uchida and opera star Dorothea Röschmann return to Memorial Hall with impassioned love songs by Robert Schumann and Alban Berg. Grammy Award… Details >

Performance Length: 120 minutes, including intermission

Intermission: 15 minutes

Late Seating Policy: Between pieces
After the… Details >

Performance Length: 60 minutes

No intermission

Late Seating Policy: Very limited

Please note that seating for this performance is on… Details >

In collaboration with UNC’s Music Department, Carolina Performing Arts brings three of Congo’s most exciting artists to Chapel Hill for a weeklong residency… Details >

The game-changing string quartet Brooklyn Rider returns to Memorial Hall with eclectic repertoire in gripping performances that attract legions of fans and draw… Details >

In collaboration, the North Carolina Symphony and Carolina Performing Arts present the Overtone Series featuring Gabriel Kahane, the North Carolina Symphony String… Details >

“One of the biggest names in Punjabi folk music and Sufiana Kalam” – India Today

This performance replaces the Sanam Marvi performance scheduled for the same… Details >

Pierre-Laurent Aimard returns to Memorial Hall with his protégé, Tamara Stefanovich, in a very special two-piano performance of works by French composer/conductor… Details >

Weather Update 3/5/15 3:30pm
Tonight’s performance will go on as scheduled. If weather conditions prevent you from attending, please call Ticket Services at… Details >

Weather Update: 2/27/15 3:00pm
This performance will continue as scheduled.
If you cannot attend the performance due to weather conditions, please call Memorial… Details >

Cancellation Notice: 2/26/15 11:54am
Tonight’s event, A Conversation with Yo-Yo Ma and Members of the Silk Road Ensemble has been cancelled due to dangerous… Details >

Weather Update  2/25/15 9:30am
Tonight’s performance will take place as scheduled. Any updates will be posted on the CPA website.
One of the world’s most… Details >

Master drummer and composer Brian Blade returns to Memorial Hall, this time with his own magnificent Fellowship Band. Widely acknowledged as one of the most… Details >

Lauded as a rare dancer by artists and connoisseurs the world over and described by The New York Times as “divinely gifted” and “intoxicating,” Shantala… Details >

“Not even Wynton blows so much emotion into a horn.” ~ New York Press

Celebrate Mardi Gras with New Orleans trumpeter, bandleader, composer, arranger, professor,… Details >

“Kronos…continues with undiminished ferocity to make unprecedented string quartet history.” ~ Los Angeles Times

Dubbed The War to End All Wars, World War I… Details >

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“One of the glories of American musical theater.” – The New York Times

Unparalleled in the breadth and versatility of her artistry as both singer and actress,… Details >

The Mariinsky Orchestra and dazzling conductor Valery Gergiev return to Memorial Hall for the fourth time with two passionate Russian concerts. One of the oldest… Details >

Coming home from war is a difficult thing. There is often much to account for as a survivor. A new language must be developed in order to express the magnitude and… Details >

Macbeth is dead. An English army has swept through the landscape, killed the tyrant and taken the seat of power. Attempting to restore peace and put in place a new… Details >

PLEASE NOTE: Due to artist availability, this performance has been cancelled. Please call the Memorial Hall Box Office at 919-843-3333 to exchange your tickets for… Details >

Back by popular demand, our much-loved North Carolina Jazz Repertory Orchestra (NCJRO) returns to Memorial Hall with sizzling vocalist René Marie to celebrate the… Details >

Carolina Ballet’s holiday fantasy classic returns to Memorial Hall each season, capturing the irrepressible imagination of a child’s world in which all things are… Details >

“Nascimento is gifted with one of the most extraordinary voices in popular music, a benevolent tenor that floats upward to a heartbreakingly pure falsetto. ” — The… Details >

“One of the most fascinating dancemakers on the planet.” ~ The New York Times

Please note: There are $15 partial-view seats available for this performance…. Details >

The foremost female jazz vocalist in the world today, four-time Grammy winner Dianne Reeves brings her incandescent voice back to Memorial Hall. Adored for her… Details >

This is a sold out performance. To add your name to the wait list, please call the Memorial Hall Box Office at 919-843-3333

“One of the most accomplished live… Details >

“An involving, direct, unforgettable performance.”  – The Guardian (UK) 

CPA Executive and Artistic Director Emil Kang on Curlew River:
“Arriving in… Details >

“One of the year’s very best albums…” ~ Rolling Stone (Read More)

With direction by internationally-acclaimed Tony-winning director John Tiffany (Once,… Details >

“As sharp as James Brown’s footwork and as solid as Alcatraz…” – The Independent, UK

With 5 Grammy Awards, 15 Grammy nominations, millions of record sales… Details >

Returning to Memorial Hall each season, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO) led by Wynton Marsalis showcases 15 of the most thrilling soloists, ensemble… Details >

*Please note: As of 10/3, tickets are no longer available for web sales. Please purchase your ticket at the Forest Theatre on 10/5 – Cash Only
Overtone Series :… Details >

JUST ANNOUNCED: The UNC Clef Hangers will be appearing alongside Taylor Mac on the Memorial Hall stage, singing two hit songs from the 1910s as part of this… Details >

“I adore this orchestra. It is such a jewel – every one of its facets just glows.” ~ Yo-Yo Ma

One of the world’s great orchestras, the Pittsburgh Symphony… Details >

“Spilling over with prodigious talent” ~ The Boston Globe (Read More)

Hailed by The New Yorker as “one of the most imaginative tap choreographers working… Details >

Celestial singer and prodigious composer, producer and bandleader Youssou N’Dour pioneered mbalax, fusing traditional Senegalese percussion and griot singing with… Details >

“The sense of conspiratorial participation was intoxicating.” – The New York Times on Liz Magic Laser

From North Carolina to South Korea, commissioned by… Details >

“The Queen of Yakshagana.” ~ The Hindu (India)

The enchanting 700-year-old Yakshagana dance drama tradition is one of south India’s most distinctive art… Details >

“A pioneer… rough-edged and electric.” – Pitchfork Magazine

Grammy-winning iconoclast and Country Music Hall of Famer Merle Haggard is making some of the most… Details >

Grammy-winning N’Awlins institution Rebirth Brass Band teams with Dumpstaphunk, which features not one but TWO Nevilles, undisputed music royalty, in vocalist Ivan… Details >

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