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“…pure movement, pure magic…” – The New York Times

This April 22 performance by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is supported by performance… Details >

Past Events

“…pure movement, pure magic…” – The New York Times

This April 22 performance by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is supported by performance… Details >

Fatoumata Diawara’s performance at Memorial Hall on April 11, 2014 replaces the One Night in Bamako performance that was cancelled on February 14. Tickets for the… Details >

“…a down-to-earth demeanor that demystifies contemporary classical music and invites everyone into the tent.” – Time Out New York

Brooklyn Rider returns… Details >

 “fast, sleek, and dynamic” – L.A. Times

Carolina Performing Arts is delighted to welcome one of Israel’s oldest and most influential cultural… Details >

“A work of wild eroticism, contemplative mystery and ecstatic beauty” – The Chicago Sun Times

This performance of Songs of the Wanderers is made… Details >

2/27/14: We are thrilled to announce that we have released a very limited number of seats in the orchestra pit. Don’t miss this chance to see Joshua Bell only feet… Details >

 “…Appalachia and folk-pop, with tinges of Asia and Bruce Springsteen”- The New York Times on Abigail Washburn

This is a rare chance to see Abigail… Details >


“You’d have to be a little dead inside not to get a visceral thrill from sitting in front of a dancer who takes a 25-foot swan dive and lands — face… Details >

“This is raw energy … Shirts on or off, this is what dance is all about.” – The Daily Telegraph

This performance by Compagnie Käfig is made… Details >

“ the greatest living composer in jazz, and one of its greatest saxophonists” – The New York Times
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The Wayne Shorter… Details >


“Lang Lang is a rock star.” - The Wall Street Journal

The hottest artist on the classical music planet” (The New York Times) returns to Memorial… Details >

UPDATE: Wendy Whelan “Restless Creature” Cancelled Due to Injury
Following hip surgery that took place just one week after the August 14, 2013 premiere of her… Details >

“one of the best ever to touch a kit” – The Boston Globe on Jack DeJohnette

NEA Jazz Master and Grammy Award-winner Jack DeJohnette is one of the most… Details >

All performers have arrived safely and tonight’s performance of Theodora will begin at 7:30, as scheduled. The conversation with Maestro Harry Bicket prior to the… Details >

“a terrific group of musicians that represent everything that is great about jazz” – John Pizzarelli

Swing into the holidays with the North Carolina Jazz… Details >

“Christmas season and The Nutcracker go hand in hand.” – The News & Observer

A holiday season staple not to be missed, Robert Weiss’ Nutcracker is a… Details >

“Exultant rap, anthemic chants and languorous Hispanic melodies’’ – The Telegraph

Presented by Carolina Performing Arts in association with Cat’s… Details >

9:00 PM DJ Gray Area
9:45 PM Apple Juice Kid

The Memorial Hall stage becomes a dance club for one night this season. Come hang out with members of ChocQuibTown… Details >

“Trombone Shorty makes NOLA swing.” – CBS News

Presented by Carolina Performing Arts in association with Cat’s Cradle

Since the release of their… Details >

“He’s a musical archaeologist who does more than preserve history. He makes it contemporary.” – The New York Times on Taj Mahal

The performance of… Details >


Presented by Cat’s Cradle in association with Carolina Performing Arts

$10 UNC student tickets are now available
METRIC is Emily Haines, Jimmy… Details >

“…so buoyant and compelling were the work’s lively rhythmic currents….” – The New York Times

Equal parts rock concert, global music performance and… Details >

“…wide-ranging and restlessly imaginative…” – The New Yorker

This performance by Chris Thile is made possible, in part, by performance benefactors… Details >

“one of America’s most beloved singer/songwriters” – Garden & Gun on Lyle Lovett

Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt unite on stage for an unforgettable night… Details >

Performance Note:
As Mr. Schiff will be performing the complete, continuous, 75-minute long Goldberg Variations, there will be no late seating once the… Details >

This performance is SOLD OUT. All tickets for The World Comes Here have been reserved. Please visit the Memorial Hall Box Office or call 919-843-3333 for… Details >

“far from a cozy haven, this house throbs with a rave’s raw, bright energy”  – The New York Times

The performance of House is made possible, in part, by… Details >

“the closest thing this era has to a jazz superstar on the scale of Duke Ellington” – The New York Times

The performance of Abyssinian: A Gospel… Details >

“Parliament and Funkadelic were 30 years ahead of their time.” – Ice Cube for Rolling Stone

We open the season with a double-bill featuring two North… Details >

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