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Brooklyn Rider

The game-changing string quartet Brooklyn Rider returns to Memorial Hall with eclectic repertoire in gripping performances that attract legions of...

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The game-changing string quartet Brooklyn Rider returns to Memorial Hall with eclectic repertoire in gripping performances that attract legions of fans and draw rave reviews from classical, world music and rock critics alike. Equally at home in clubs and concert halls and hailed as “the future of chamber music” (Strings), the quartet’s visionary programming, global collaborations and informal stage presence “demystify contemporary classical music and invite everyone into the tent.” (Time Out New York). National Public Radio credits Brooklyn Rider with “recreating the 300-year-old string quartet form as a vital and creative 21st-century ensemble,” Vice likens its members to “motocross daredevils,” and the Los Angeles Times dubs the group “one of the wonders of contemporary music.”

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Brooklyn Rider


PROGRAM TO INCLUDE

“John Steinbeck” by Bill Frisell – inspired by American writer John Steinbeck
“Morris Dance” by Ethan Iverson – inspired by American choreographer Mark Morris
“Dig the Say” by Vijay Iyer – inspired by American singer James Brown
“Maintenance Music” by Dana Lyn – inspired by American artist Mierle Laderman Ukeles
“Gaps and Gorges” by Padma Newsome – inspired by Aboriginal artist Albert Namatjira
“Quartet, Parts One & Two” by Greg Saunier – inspired by American composer Christian Wolff
“Untouched” by John Luther Adams – a world premiere


PERFORMANCE DETAILS

Performance Length: 80 minutes, including intermission

Intermission: 20 minutes

Late Seating Policy: Between songs

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


After the Performance:

CPA Late Night at Linda’s DOWNBAR
$1 off your first food or drink order with your ticket stub

Join CPA staff and your fellow audience members at Linda’s Downbar following the performance for discussion and socializing.

 

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Mitsuko Uchida, piano and Dorothea Röschmann, soprano

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

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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 winner and Metropolitan Opera favorite Röschmann’s rich, velvety voice, pure tone and compelling stage presence have made her one of today’s most admired singers, embodying music, poetry and art in her performances. Grammy Award winner Uchida brings a deep insight into the music she plays through her own search for truth and beauty. Performing with the world’s finest orchestras and musicians, she is renowned for her interpretations of Mozart, Schubert and Beethoven and has illuminated the music of Berg, Schoenberg, Webern and Boulez for a new generation of listeners.

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Dorothea Röschmann

Mitsuko Uchida


Program

Schumann             Liederkreis, Op. 39

Berg                        Seven Early Songs

Schumann             Frauenliebe und -leben, Op. 42

 


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

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Breakthrough

SOLD OUT – Hotel Modern and Arthur Sauer – The Great War

Please note: This performance is SOLD OUT as of Dec 1, 2014. To be added to the wait list, please call the Memorial Hall Box Office at...

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Please note: This performance is SOLD OUT as of Dec 1, 2014. To be added to the wait list, please call the Memorial Hall Box Office at 919-843-3333

“An astonishingly inventive and unbearably touching production.” – BBC Radio

1914-1918. Millions of soldiers wrote letters to their loved ones from the trenches. Millions died in the fire and mud. Millions came home with stories that could not be told or heard. In this startlingly original live animation performance, Dutch theater ensemble Hotel Modern and composer Arthur Sauer delve into the brutal trench warfare of World War I to address the timeless horrors of combat. Performers roam staggeringly convincing miniature worlds created from household paraphernalia, armed with tiny video cameras and projecting scenes onto a giant movie screen as World War I testimonies and soldiers’ letters are read aloud, capturing the heartbreaking realities of war.

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Hotel Modern


PERFORMANCE DETAILS

Performance Length: 60 minutes

No intermission

Late Seating Policy: Limited

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Dance

Martha Graham Dance Company

Described by The Washington Post as “one of the seven wonders of the artistic universe” and by The New York Times as “one of...

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Described by The Washington Post as “one of the seven wonders of the artistic universe” and by The New York Times as “one of the great companies of the world,” the Martha Graham Dance Company returns to Memorial Hall with choreographer Nacho Duato’s Carolina Performing Arts-commissioned Rust. Modern dance pioneer Martha Graham, who founded the company in 1926, stands alongside Pablo Picasso, Igor Stravinsky, George Balanchine and Coco Chanel as an icon of 20th-century modernism, revolutionizing the dance world with her unorthodox movement language and socially charged exploration of spiritual and emotional themes. Showcasing masterpieces and newly commissioned works, this superb company inspires generations of choreographers and dance lovers.

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PROGRAM

STEPS IN THE STREET

RUST

THE SNOW FALLS IN THE WINTER

INTERMISSION

LAMENTATION VARIATIONS

ECHO

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Martha Graham Dance Company


This program is sponsored by an anonymous benefactor.

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Wendy Whelan – Restless Creature

“America’s greatest contemporary ballerina.” ~ The New York Times In high demand as performer, collaborator and muse, Wendy Whelan...

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

In high demand as performer, collaborator and muse, Wendy Whelan has captivated audiences of New York City Ballet for more than 25 years with her vivid individuality and breathtaking technique, with a repertory spanning great classical ballets such as Swan Lake, Balanchine’s neo-classical masterpieces and works by contemporary choreographers. The spectacular Restless Creature is her collaboration with four young choreographers – Kyle Abraham, Joshua Beamish, Brian Brooks and Alejandro Cerrudo – to create a suite of duets performed by Whelan and each of the choreographers in turn. Set to music ranging from Max Richter and Philip Glass to Hauschka and Hilder Guðnadóttir, Restless Creature explores each artist’s particular movement style and aesthetic while capturing the essence of Whelan’s artistry.

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In the news:

The New York Times on Kyle Abraham >>


PERFORMANCE DETAILS

Performance Length: 85 minutes, including one intermission

Intermission: 20 minutes

Late Seating Policy: Strict


This performance is sponsored by Jane Ellison.

The presentation of Wendy Whelan’s Restless Creature is made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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Symphony Orchestras

Monteverdi – Vespers of 1610 – English Baroque Soloists and The Monteverdi Choir featuring Sir John Eliot Gardiner, conductor

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

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“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 English Baroque Soloists – a sister orchestra of the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique – have long been established as one of the world’s most beloved period instrument orchestras. Throughout their repertoire, ranging from Monteverdi to Mozart and Haydn, they are equally at home in chamber, symphonic and operatic repertoire and the distinctive sound of their warm and incisive playing is instantly recognizable. Famous over the past 45 years for its virtuosic singing, The Monteverdi Choir has consistently been acclaimed as one of the best choirs in existence, noted for its ability to switch composer, language and idiom with complete stylistic conviction. Here, they perform the exquisite Vespro della Beata Vergine by the late Renaissance composer Claudio Monteverdi.

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Monteverdi


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

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