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Vet Arts

August 27-October 1, 2018

This workshop series will provide veterans an opportunity to explore writing and movement (dance) in a comfortable judgement-free zone. No prior experience is needed. Writer Mimi Herman, dancer Michelle Pearson and dancer/veteran Alfredo Hurtado will guide a fun artistic creation process.

Veterans and military spouses from all military branches are welcome. Cost is $25 for six sessions; scholarships are available. For more information, contact Brandi Neuwirth,


September 13-30, 2018

Carolina Ballet presents Firebird & A Tribute to Russian Ballet & Its Composers

The 2018-2019 Season opens with the classic Russian fairy tale, Firebird . This spellbinding ballet combines all the elements of a of a great story-a handsome prince, a beautiful princess, and an evil sorcerer. Firebird is set to a powerful score by Igor Stravinsky. Tchaikovsky was an inspiration to Stravinsky and the Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto is considered one of his greatest. Zalman Raffael will take on this monumental work to open the season. Aram Khatucturian’s Spartacus has become a staple of Russian ballet. Robert Weiss’ pas de deux evokes the Russian spirit of the music with bravura, lifts, turns and jumps. Tickets are available online or by calling 919-719-0900


Friday & Saturday, September 21-22, 2018 at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at Memorial Hall, Chapel Hill

Thursday, September 27, 2018 at Lee Auditorium, Southern Pines


North Carolina Symphony Opening Night

Four fateful notes begin what has become one of the most important and popular works in classical music—Beethoven’s stormy and victorious Fifth Symphony. Together with the free-wheeling Choral Fantasy and a perky rondo for piano and orchestra, this season-opener reveals Beethoven at his best: bold, expressive, brilliant.


Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique

Carolina Performing Arts presents Orchestre Revolutionnaire Et Romantique, led by Artistic Director and Conductor, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, performing an all-Berlioz evening at UNC’s Memorial Hall on October 10, at 7:30 p.m. The program will include Le Corsaire Overture, La mort de Cléopâtre, selections from Les Troyens, and Harold en Italie. Information and tickets at Carolina Performing Arts.

Orchestre Revolutionaire