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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. Please check back for events related to the 2018/19 season, which will be posted on a rolling basis.

Upcoming Events


Transforming Traditions
Wednesday, January 16 | 6 PM | UNC’s Gerrard Hall

Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn approach music as a lens through which we can explore the complex links between local and international tradition, culture, and identity. Drawing connections between disparate vernacular music communities and emphasizing the sustained importance of the local in an increasingly globalized society, folklorists Dr. Tiber Falzett,  Dr. Cece Conway, and Aaron Smithers explore the histories and contemporary lives of Gaelic music from Cape Breton, early settler mountain music, and underground rock from Chapel Hill.


Bowing Before a Masterpiece: The Garden of Earthly Delights
Friday, February 1 | 6:30 PM | UNC’s Gerrard Hall

Created at the turn of the sixteenth century, artist Hieronymus Bosch’s triptych The Garden of Earthly Delights has long evaded singular interpretation and continues to fascinate modern audiences. In honor of the Compagnie Marie Chouinard’s interpretation of the painting through modern dance, Department of the History of Art doctoral students Miranda Elston, Brantly Moore, and Alexandra Ziegler discuss Bosch’s famously enigmatic work, elucidating the ways in which it resonates today.