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.
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“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.
Carolina Performing Arts’ “The Rite of Spring at 100” series might not have culminated in a riot in 2012, but the series is off to a fiery start.
Carolina Performing Arts officials never expected a scandal. But the organization that has brought the likes of Bela Fleck and Yo-Yo Ma to UNC is under the scrutiny of the State Bureau of Investigation for mishandling ticket revenue.
When 14-time Grammy Award winner Bela Fleck comes to Pittsboro on Saturday, he’ll find a home at Manifold Recording studios.
When it designed a year of performance around Igor Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring,” Carolina Performing Arts knew it wanted to include the work’s modern torchbearers. The genre-bending string quartet Brooklyn Rider fit the bill.
Gilberto Gil, a Brazilian guitarist and pop musician, performed at Memorial Hall Monday night. Gil’s music is noted for its African roots and eclectic style.
After 25 years, Philip Kan Gotanda’s narrative about Chang and Eng Bunker is ready to be told.
During the 20th century, contemporary classical music flourished in the Soviet Union — but it had to remain underground. The Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory — the first official contemporary music group in Russia — opposed the government with avant-garde compositions and practice.
Telling a story better than Jack London might sound intimidating, but two playwrights have accepted the challenge.
Three years after its controversial performance of “Orpheus and Eurydice,” Compagnie Marie Chouinard is returning to Memorial Hall.
A woman behind a screen wrestles with a cello, making it sound more like an electric guitar than a classical instrument. The world premiere performance of “Elsewhere” is a collaboration between cellist Maya Beiser and director Robert Woodruff, commissioned by Carolina Performing Arts.
The actualization of Carolina Performing Arts’ “The Rite of Spring at 100” began Sunday night — and it did not end in a riot.
Paris, 1913: Igor Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring” opens at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and is met with cries of outrage and hostile taunts.
Carolina Performing Arts is having its second most profitable year since 2005 — and it’s just getting started.
In an era of continuous budget cuts, campus arts organizations have made strides to become more self-sufficient, taking on larger budgets and projects.
The National Theatre of Scotland, which performed two years ago in Memorial Hall, is returning to UNC to open Carolina Performing Arts’ new season.