The University Concert and Lecture Series (UCLS) kicked off the spring semester with a special musical event that will be remembered for years to come: a performance by roots music icon Emmylou Harris, who was a student at UNCG back in the 1960s.
And the excitement doesn’t stop there. The remaining UCLS events will bring world-class talent to the UNC Greensboro stage and provide an opportunity for students to learn from renowned artists.
Below is a list of remaining events. Tickets are still available for all UCLS events and can be purchased at vpa.uncg.edu/ucls.
Camille A. Brown & Dancers
Saturday, Feb. 8, 8 p.m.
Founded in 2006, Camille A. Brown & Dancers is a Bessie Award-winning, NYC-based dance company. Recognized for an introspective approach to cultural themes through visceral movement and sociopolitical dialogues, the work contains high theatricality, gutsy moves, and virtuosic musicality, connecting excavations of ancestral stories and history with contemporary culture.
Wednesday, Feb. 26, 8 p.m.
Renée Fleming is one of the most acclaimed singers of our time. In 2013, President Obama awarded her America’s highest honor for an artist, the National Medal of Arts. She brought her voice to a vast new audience in 2014, as the only classical artist ever to sing the US National Anthem at the Super Bowl. Winner of the 2013 Grammy Award (her fourth) for Best Classical Vocal Solo, Fleming has sung for momentous occasions from the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony to the Diamond Jubilee Concert for Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. In 2008 Fleming became the first woman in the 125-year history of the Metropolitan Opera to solo headline an opening night gala.
Thursday, March 16, 6 p.m.
Ann Hamilton is a visual artist who is internationally recognized for the sensory surrounds of her large-scale multi-media installations. Using time as process and material, her methods of making serve as an invocation of place, of collective voice, of communities past and of labor present. Among her many honors, Hamilton has been the recipient of the National Medal of the Arts, Heinz Award, MacArthur Fellowship, United States Artists Fellowship, NEA Visual Arts Fellowship, Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award, Skowhegan Medal for Sculpture, and the Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship.
Thursday, April 9, 8 p.m.
A Tony, Grammy, and Lucille Lortel Award-winning actor, writer, rapper, and producer, Daveed Diggs is widely known for originating the dual roles of ‘Thomas Jefferson’ and ‘Marquis de Lafayette’ in the Broadway sensation “Hamilton.” His independent film “Blindspotting,” which he co-wrote, produced, and starred in, debuted at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and was released by Lionsgate. Eric Kohn of IndieWire wrote, “Daveed Diggs is an instant movie star.” His performance earned him an Independent Spirit Award nomination for “Best Lead Role.”
Photo of Camille A. Brown by Matt Karas; Photo of Renée Fleming by Timothy White; Photo of Ann Hamilton by Gerardo Gaetani