UNCG Announces Lineup for 2019-2020 Concert and Lecture Series
GREENSBORO, NC— A legendary opera soprano; a member of the original Hamilton cast, a Tony-nominated choreographer and cutting-edge dance troupe, a wildly popular piano duo plus two contemporary artist talks make up this year’s UNC Greensboro Concert and Lecture Series which begins in September.
Season headliner Renée Fleming is likely the most important and celebrated soprano of our time – It is nearly impossible to talk about concert singing on the world stage in the last 35 years without her. Her opera career is legendary, and she is a 4-time Grammy Award winner. She earned a Tony Award nomination for her performance in the 2018 Broadway production of Carousel and is the only classical artist ever to sing the US National Anthem at the Super Bowl (2014).
Daveed Diggs originated the roles of Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson in the musical Hamilton, for which he won a Grammy and a Tony. Since leaving Hamilton in 2016, he has had a recurring role on the television series Black-ish, and co-starred in the film Wonder. Diggs also wrote and starred in the 2018 film Blindspotting, which earned him a nomination for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead. He is the vocalist of the experimental hip hop group Clipping.
Anderson & Roe is a Piano duo known for their adrenalized performances, original compositions, and notorious music videos. Together Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe are described as “the most dynamic duo of this generation” (San Francisco Classical Voice), “rock stars of the classical music world” (Miami Herald), and “the very model of complete 21st-century musicians” (The Washington Post).
Camille A. Brown is a prolific choreographer reclaiming the cultural narrative of African American identity. Ms. Brown is a four-time Princess Grace Award winner, a Ford Foundation Art of Change Fellow, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award winner, Guggenheim Fellowship recipient, and TED Fellow, among others. Her work has been commissioned by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Broadway theaters, and other prominent institutions. She is Artistic Director of Camille A. Brown and Dancers, Choreographer for the Emmy Award Winning special, “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert” and is the Choreographer for The Tony Award Winning Revival of “Once On This Island” on Broadway.
The UCLS Season includes two bonus lectures in partnership with the Falk Visiting Artist Endowment.
Nick Cave works between the visual and performing arts through a wide range of media, including sculpture, installation, video, sound, and performance. His known for his “Soundsuits”—surreally majestic objects blending fashion and sculpture—that originated as metaphorical suits of armor in response to the Rodney King beatings and have evolved into vehicles for empowerment.
Ann Hamilton is a visual artist known for her site responsive large-scale installations, public projects, and performance collaborations. Her ephemeral projects are based in her career-long interest in felt experience as the basis for recognition and knowledge and in the relationships between written language and tactile experience, cloth and body, motion and stillness.
The UNC Greensboro Concert and Lecture Series has a long tradition of bringing world-class artists to Greensboro for a series of performances, lectures and exhibits. The series also provides invaluable student master-class opportunities with artists who are working at the highest levels of their disciplines.
Financial support for the series is provided by Presenting Sponsors Joseph M. Bryan, Jr., and The Cemala Foundation; Hospitality Sponsor Quaintance-Weaver Restaurants and Hotels; and Underwriting Sponsor Well-Spring.
For a complete listing of dates, times and locations please visit ucls.uncg.edu. Season subscriptions will go on sale July 15 and single-event tickets will be available later in the summer. ###
About UNC Greensboro
UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is 1 of only 50 doctoral institutions recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for both higher research activity and community engagement. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC System institutions, UNC Greensboro is one of the most diverse universities in the state with 20,000+ students, and 3,000+ faculty and staff members representing 90+ nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 125 areas of study, as well as 74 master’s and 32 doctoral programs, UNC Greensboro is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in health and wellness, visual and performing arts, nursing, education, and more. For additional information, please visit uncg.edu and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.