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Portrait of Rhiannon Giddens

Single-event tickets are now on sale for the 2017-18 UNCG University Concert and Lecture Series (UCLS), a year-long series of live arts experiences formerly known as the University Performing Arts Series (UPAS).

The season opens Sept. 17 with Rodgers and Hammerstein’s iconic Broadway musical “South Pacific,” a collaboration between UNCG and Triad Stage. This year’s headliner is UNCG alumna and Grammy award-winning artist Rhiannon Giddens, who will perform as part of UNCG’s Founders Day celebration on Thursday, Oct. 5, in UNCG Auditorium.

In celebration of the university’s 125th anniversary, UCLS is bringing Colson Whitehead, New York Times bestselling author of “The Underground Railroad,” to campus on Feb. 8. This special anniversary event is offered free to the public.

“UCLS is a great opportunity for the general public to see renowned artists at a very affordable price,” said Brigette Pfister, assistant dean for budget and operations in the College of Visual and Performing Arts. “In addition to the public performances and lectures, UNCG students will have the opportunity to interact with these artists through master classes, one-on-one instruction, discussions and workshops.”

Tickets can be purchased online or at the Triad Stage Box Office. Season tickets are also available, and student season tickets cost just $20.

The full UCLS schedule is listed below. For more information, visit vpa.uncg.edu/ucls.

  • Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “South Pacific”
    Sept. 17 – Oct. 15
    Pyrle Theater, Triad Stage
  • Rhiannon Giddens
    Oct. 5
    UNCG Auditorium
  • Julliard String Quartet
    Oct. 27
    UNCG Auditorium
  • Limón Dance Company
    Jan. 19
    UNCG Auditorium
  • Colson Whitehead
    Feb. 8
    School of Music Recital Hall
  • Sanford Biggers
    March 15
    Elliott University Center Auditorium
  • Lynn Harrell
    March 17
    School of Music Recital Hall


Story by Alyssa Bedrosian, University Communications

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