Over the past 11 seasons, artists have consistently shared how welcome they feel when they come to Chapel Hill. The idyllic campus setting, southern hospitality and Carolina blue skies certainly make a difference. But the most important factor
in this special equation is you, our patrons.
In addition to our work exploring Islam outside the Arab world, we are excited to celebrate the 80th birthday of one of America’s most iconic and distinguished musicians, Philip Glass. Philip, along with many of his regular collaborators, will be
with us for a 10-day festival in February 2017.
With the kind support of our music department, we are thrilled to program performances in the newly renovated Hill Hall Auditorium, now renamed the James and Susan Moeser Auditorium. In this intimate, acoustically-resonant space, the exchange between you and our artists will be even more pronounced. I look forward to sharing more unforgettable evenings together this year as artists from around the world find a home away from home in Chapel Hill.
Welcome to our 12th season!
Executive and Artistic Director
Executive Director for the Arts
Professor of the Practice, Department of Music