Topics: Carolina Performing Arts

Carolina Performing Arts provides arts programing from multiple disciplines to the University of North Carolina community. It is a part of the Office of the Executive Director of the Arts. Its mission is to commission new works, support artists in residence and collaborate with groups from around the globe.

CPA sponsors programs from all areas of art, such as musicians, modern dancers and spoken word artists. CPA offers ticket packages, such as a bundle for all the jazz performances, or an option to build a package of six performances. There are also student discounts available to UNC students.

CPA has three venues in which it usually hosts its programs, Gerrard Hall, Memorial Hall and Historic Playmakers Theatre.

Carrie Mae Weems will be Carolina Performing Arts' artist in residence

Carolina Performing Arts has invited Carrie Mae Weems to be an artist in residence for the next few years.

Mellon Foundation grant for CPA

Major changes continue to come to the Carolina Performing Arts.

Carolina Performing Arts increased funding threefold in preparation for two new spaces

In one year, Carolina Performing Arts tripled the donations they received.

Arts@TheCore increases Carolina Performing Arts ticket sales

Lauren Farrington, now a sophomore, took a first-year art seminar in spring and attended a dance show at Memorial Hall with her class. After attending a show with her class, she and a friend decided to attend an orchestra show.

Blues legend Buddy Guy performs at UNC

At 79 years old, Buddy Guy still rocks just as hard as the rest of them. 

Memorial Hall music to inspire student attendance at CPA events

In a busy college campus, it’s difficult to catch students’ attention.

Q&A with Emil Kang, executive and artistic director of Carolina Performing Arts

Emil Kang, executive and artistic director of Carolina Performing Arts, has been appointed to serve on the selection committee of the Institute of International Education’s new Artist Protection Fund, the same fund that sponsors the Fulbright Scholar Program. 

Carolina Performing Arts announces Franklin Street location

Chancellor Carol Folt took the stage at Memorial Hall Wednesday morning, addressing the Carolina Performing Arts advisory board, members of the Board of Trustees, UNC academic leadership, local school and community leaders and Chapel Hill artists and art advocates in the room. 

Carolina Performing Arts announces 11th season performers

Carolina Performing Arts’ eleventh season was announced Wednesday and will feature 42 diverse performances bringing international and local performers to the stage.

Prima ballerina Wendy Whelan comes to Memorial Hall barefooted


To Wendy Whelan, the show is like getting on a ride she can’t get off.

From Scotland to Chapel Hill, ‘something wicked this way comes’


Lovers of Shakespeare have been given a chance to witness a production that picks up where one of the playwright’s most well-known works leaves off.

Brazilian musician Milton Nascimento comes to Memorial Hall


The silhouette of 72-year-old Milton Nascimento shuffled onto centre-stage. There was an uncomfortable silence at watching a man that seemed past his best.

Grammy Award winner Robert Cray and his band are coming to Memorial Hall

Five-time Grammy Award winner and one of the youngest members in the Blues Hall of Fame, Robert Cray and his band are coming to Memorial Hall today to showcase their unique style.

Wynton Marsalis jazz show celebrates Harlem church


He may be a world-renowned musician, but Wynton Marsalis still likes to jazz things up.

Carolina Performing Arts to gear grant funds toward new program personnel

At first glance, Carolina Performing Arts’ project to bridge the arts and academics might seem too simple to require an $800,000 grant.

New CPA season to integrate arts, academics

Emil Kang knew he wanted to dial down Carolina Performing Arts’ 2013-14 season after “The Rite of Spring at 100.”

Carolina Performing Arts announces its 2013-2014 season

Carolina Performing Arts’ next season will include performances by dance company Compagnie Kafig, string quartet Brooklyn Rider, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra with Gianandrea Noseda, and others.

‘Rite’ takes new color in show


Tonight Carolina Performing Arts celebrates a different rite of spring — with a greater multitude of colors.

Lincoln Center Orchestra and UNC team up to jazz up campus

Carolina Performing Arts is bringing 15 of today’s most prominent jazz musicians to campus on Sunday.

‘A Rite’ brings new meaning to show


“A Rite,” a collaborative venture between theater legend Anne Bogart and choreographer Bill T. Jones, held its world premiere Saturday, after weather halted the Friday showing.