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Educational Events

Carolina Performing Arts invites you to connect with internationally known musicians, emerging artists and legendary performers. Through activities ranging from masterclasses, pre- and post-performance discussions, symposia, course connections and artist talks, our engagement programs strive to encourage connections that reach beyond the stage.

Upcoming Educational Events

Ambivalent Loyalties: The Vienna Philharmonic between National Socialism and Post-War Austria

Monday, February 27th at 4:00PM
FedEx Global Education Center, Fourth Floor

The Vienna Philharmonic occupied a special position under the Nazi regime: a private association in a cultural-political environment which imposed repressive rules of institutional and ideological conformity. In order to preserve its self-administrative structures, traditions, and performance capacity, the orchestra actively cooperated with the Viennese Nazi authorities after the integration of Austria into the German Reich. The personal ties and networks established during the war years between the orchestra’s administrators and Viennese governor lasted well into the post-war period.

In this talk, Silvia Kargl and Friedemann Pestel share their discoveries after being charged by the Vienna Philharmonic to review hitherto unknown sources on the Nazi years both in the orchestra’s own archives and in other collections.

Length: 90-120 minutes

Presented in collaboration with the Center for European Studies

175 Years of the Vienna Phil

Monday, February 27th at 6:30PM
Person Hall

An overview of the evolution and history of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, and how world and European events shaped the institution over its 175 year history provided by archivists and researchers Silvia Kargl and Friedemann Pestel.

Length: 45 minutes

Program Notes Live

Thursday, March 2 at 6:30PM
Historic Playmakers Theater

The story of Mughal India told in Dara is filled with the confluence of religions, cultures, and political ambitions. Learn about these backgrounds before seeing the play. This event is free and open to the public.

National Poetry Month: Reading Rumi

April 1-30
All Across Campus

Poets from Creative Writing classes at UNC share readings of Rumi’s poetry as well as their own work in pop-up readings across campus.