10/24/2012 10:58pm

Russian avant-garde ensemble to perform as part of 'Rite' series

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.

10/10/2012 8:57pm

'Elsewhere' combines music, choreography, spoken word

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.