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Faculty and Friends

Carl DuPont, Alissa Deeter, Brian Arreola and Christina Pier (not pictured) will perform Aug. 28 at Rowe Recital Hall

Charlotte’s growing arts scene has several great venues and performers right here at UNC Charlotte’s College of Arts and Architecture. Many of our music, dance, theater and art faculty perform and present internationally while inspiring the next generation of creative spirits right here in University City.

Here’s a link to the college’s fall 2017 calendar plus a sampling of upcoming performances:


Faculty and Friends Concert: Alissa Deeter, Christina Pier, Brian Arreola, and Carl DuPont

7:30 p.m. Aug. 28 at Rowe Recital Hall – The Department of Music presents a Friends & Faculty performance featuring UNC Charlotte voice faculty Alissa Deeter and Christina Pier (sopranos), Brian Arreola (tenor), and Carl DuPont (bass-baritone).  The program includes art songs by Marques L.A. Garrett, Francis Poulenc, and Sergei Rachmaninoff and duets from the operas La Traviata and L’Elisir d’amore. Tickets


Faculty & Friends Concert: The Mirasol Saxophone Quartet

7:30 pm Sept. 5 in Rowe Recital Hall – The Mirasol Saxophone Quartet is widely acclaimed on the national chamber music scene, with several awards including the 2016 American Prize in Chamber Ensemble Performance. Formed in 2013 at Texas Tech University, the quartet consists of James Barger, Andrew Reinhart, Ben Donnell, and Ben Still, a UNC Charlotte alumnus who is serving as a visiting faculty member this fall. Tickets


Faculty Dance Concert

UNC Charlotte Dance

UNC Charlotte Dance (Photo by Christopher Record Photography)

7:30 pm Sept. 15-16 at Belk Theater in Robinson Hall – Guest artists from the Martha Graham and José Limόn dance companies join faculty members E.E. Balcos, Rachel Barker, Kim Jones, Tamara Williams, and Shamou for an exciting and eclectic program featuring contact improvisation, contemporary and African-based dance, multi-media performance, and live music. Tickets



7:30 pm Sept. 27-30 and 2 pm Oct. 1 in the Black Box Theater at Robinson Hall – “There’s a compelling urgency running through ‘Baltimore,’” writes The Boston Globe about the “incisive new drama” by Kirsten Greenidge. Set on a college campus, this short play peers keenly into the lives of present-day students as they grapple with a racially charged dorm room incident. Each of the five performances of Baltimore will be followed by an audience-centered discussion about the issues raised in the play. Tickets

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