2012/13 Season

Elizabeth LoparitsThe Music of Russian Romantics
Thursday, Sep. 6, 2012

Compagnie de Danse Jean Rene DelsoinCompagnie de Danse Jean-René Delsoin (Petionville, Haiti)
Friday, Nov. 2, 2012

Bill Monroe The Music of Bill Monroe featuring Peter Rowan, Tony Rice and
The Travelin’ McCourys

Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012

Mavis Staples
Mavis Staples
Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013

COntra-Tiempo
Contra-Tiempo
Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013

Norman Bemelmans
Pictures at an Exhibition:
Music by Mussorgsky & Debussy

Tuesday, Apr. 2, 2013

Nearly Lear
Nearly Lear
Written & Performed by Susanna Hamnett
Apr. 25 & 26, 2013

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2012/13 Season Announcement

Headliners include Grammy Winner Mavis Staples & Bluegrass Legend Peter Rowan

UNCW's Office of Cultural Arts announces its new season of performances, residencies and educational outreach, connecting the campus and community through significant and meaningful arts experiences. Season headliners include Grammy Lifetime Achievement gospel and blues singer Mavis Staples (Feb. 5, 2013) and a limited engagement retrospective of the music of Bill Monroe, featuring legendary bluegrass masters Peter Rowan, Tony Rice and The Travelin’ McCourys (Nov. 29, 2012). The season also features piano masterworks; the return of Contra-Tiempo dance company; a one-woman retelling of King Lear; and residencies with a renowned poet and a riveting dance company from Pétionville, Haiti.

2012/13 Performances & Residencies

All performances begin at 8pm in UNCW's Kenan Auditorium. Tickets & information available at 910.962.3500 or 800.732.3643.

Piano Masterworks: Music of the Russian Romantics
Thursday, Sep. 6, 2012

Resident pianists Norman Bemelmans and Elizabeth Loparits perform works by renowned Russian masters Alexander Scriabin and Sergei Rachmaninoff, including Rachmaninoff’s Second Suite for Two Pianos, one of the most dazzling and dynamic works in the two-piano repertoire. Read more

Compagnie de Danse Jean-René Delsoin (Petionville, Haiti)
Friday, Nov. 2, 2012 (Residency Oct. 28 – Nov. 2)

Jean-René Delsoin’s outstanding, vibrant dancers and drummers from the mountains overlooking Port-au-Prince embody choreography that captures Haiti now -- raw and refined, spiritual, powerful and precarious. Delsoin's work delves deep into Haitian culture and Voudou traditions, and emerges a contemporary, pulsating rhythm that captures the spirit of Haiti's past, present and future. Read more

The Music of Bill Monroe featuring Peter Rowan, Tony Rice and The Travelin’ McCourys
Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012

More than a century after his birth on a small farm in Kentucky, Bill Monroe's music remains the canon for traditional bluegrass masters and the inspiration for generations of bluegrass-inspired musicians. In this limited engagement performance, legendary bluegrass masters Peter Rowan, Tony Rice and The Travelin' McCourys pay homage to the undisputed "Father of Bluegrass". Read more

Mavis Staples
Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013 - NEW DATE!

Mavis Staples’ remarkable career began in the 1950’s when her family’s gospel group, The Staples Singers became a household name with popular hits such as “I’ll Take You There” and “Respect Yourself”. Since that time, Staples has maintained her gospel roots while blazing new trails -- taking her from the epicenter of the civil rights movement and collaborations with artists such as Bob Dylan, The Band and Prince to her 2011 Grammy-winning You Are Not Alone, produced by Wilco front man Jeff Tweedy. Read more

Contra-Tiempo
Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013 (Residency: Feb. 11 – Feb. 23)

LA-based Contra-Tiempo returns to Wilmington with their powerful and relevant new work Full. Still. Hungry. Utilizing the company’s unique blend of Salsa, Afro-Cuban and Urban dance styles, Full. Still. Hungry explores issues impacting the price we pay for the food we eat, through a tapestry of high-energy dance set to pulsating rhythms, striking imagery and evocative spoken word. Sometimes humorous, sometimes heartbreaking, Full. Still. Hungry will leave you satisfied, but wanting more! Read more

Piano Masterworks: Pictures at an Exhibition
Music by Mussorgsky & Debussy
Tuesday, Apr. 2, 2013

Resident pianist Norman Bemelmans explores the rich connection between visual and performing arts with a program featuring the epic suite Pictures at an Exhibition by Modest Mussorgsky, inspired by the works of artist and architect Viktor Hartmann; as well as a selection of Impressionist tone paintings by one of the most evocative of musical colorists, Claude Debussy. Read more

Nearly Lear
Written & Performed by Susanna Hamnett
Apr. 25 & 26, 2013

The great and tragic story of King Lear told by the King’s closet companion - his own fool. Seen through the eyes of the Lear’s devoted clown, this 90-minute, one-woman version of King Lear is not only poignant and tragic, but mischievous, tender and achingly funny. Read more

ARTworks Educational Programming

The Office’s ARTworks initiative engages thousands of students, teachers and families each year in free live performances, in-school artist workshops and arts integration professional development. The 2012/13 School Partner, Virgo Urban Prep Academy, hosts two residencies, including a 3-day residency with poet and Kennedy Center teaching artist Glenis Redmond; and a two-week residency with CONTRA-TIEMPO dance company. Student work generated from these residencies will be showcased during a Community Arts Day at Dreams of Wilmington (Saturday, Oct. 20) and during the final Contra-Tiempo performance at UNCW’s Kenan Auditorium (Saturday, Feb. 23). The 2012/13 free school performance series includes Compagnie de Danse Jean-René Delsoin for grades 4-6 (Nov. 1); Contra-Tiempo for grades 6-12 (Feb. 22); and Tarradiddle Players for grades 2-3 (Apr. 10). Registration is required. Read more

Tickets & Information

For tickets and information call or visit the Kenan Auditorium Box Office, Monday - Friday, noon - 6 p.m. (910) 962-3500 or (800) 732-3643. Buy Online Tickets


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