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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Carolina Performing Arts announces lineup for 2017-18 season

Compagnia TPO will perform Farfalle May 5-6.

Tickets and subscriptions to the public are now on sale for the 2017-18 season of Carolina Performing Arts. Highlights include a full production of the opera Cold Mountain written by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Jennifer Higdon and based on the best-selling novel by Carolina alumnus Charles Frazier.

More details on the 2017-18 season, including ticket information, digital brochure and artist profiles are available at Details on CPA’s CURRENT ArtSpace + Studio, which will open in February, are available at

Jojo Abot


Sept. 7                                     Jojo Abot

Sept. 28 & Oct. 1                   Cold Mountain


Oct. 10                                   Pedja Mužijević, piano

Oct. 25                                   András Schiff, piano


Nov. 2                                    China National Centre for the Performing Arts Orchestra, Lu Jia, chief conductor, Ning Feng, violin, Gautier Cupocon, cello

Nov. 3                                    Christina Pato Quartet

Nov. 6                                    Spektral Quartet

Nov. 9 & 10                            17c | Big Dance Theater

Nov. 16 & 17                          Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower

Big Dance Theater


Dec. 2 & 3                              The Nutcracker | Carolina Ballet

Dec. 7                                    Khatia Buniatishvili, piano

Dec. 9                                    Big Band Holidays | Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis


Jan. 12 & 13                            Steep Canyon Rangers

Jan. 18                                   Saga | Dez Mona and B.O.X

Jan. 22                                   Isabel Leonard, mezzo-soprano

Jan. 30 & 31                           Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Sound Maze


Feb. 2-5                                 Sound Maze | Paul Dresher Ensemble*

Feb. 13                                  Attacca Quartet

Feb. 15                                  Ambrose Akinmusire Quartet

Feb. 16 & 17                          Chicago Symphony Orchestra with Riccardo Muti, music director, Clementine Margaine, mezzo-soprano

Feb. 18                                  Katinka Kleijn, cello and Samuel Adams, electronics

Gob Squad

Feb. 19                             We are Gob Squad and So are You | Gob Squad

Feb. 23 & 24                   Revolution Now! | Gob Squad


Mar. 2 & 3                              Audra McDonald

Mar. 6                                    Formosa | Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan

Mar. 20                                  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Joshua Bell, music director

Mar. 22                                  Abigail Washburn and Wu Fei

Mar. 23                                  Del and Woody | Del McCoury Band

Mar. 25                                  Lawrence Brownlee, tenor

Mar. 28 & 29                          Nederlands Dans Theater

Boots Riley and The Coup


April 4                                     Daymé Arocena

April 7                                     Boots Riley and The Coup

April 11-15                              The Fever | 600 Highwaymen

April 20                                   Tift Merritt


May 5-6                                 Farfalle | Compagnia TPO


*Denotes the opening of CURRENT ArtSpace + Studio