This UCity venue is alive with concerts, comedy, dance and more!

This UCity venue is alive with concerts, comedy, dance and more!

One of Charlotte’s best venues for great entertainment this fall is right here at UNC Charlotte. Among the two dozen shows through early December are Shakespeare’s gender-bending comedy, “Twelfth Night,” a stirring choral tribute concert, one-of-a-kind dance performances and concerts featuring jazz, gospel, classical and contemporary music. October performances include:   The Sweet By and By: Choral Reflections on Death 7:30 pm Oct. 15 in Belk Theater at Robinson Hall. The University Chorale performs The Sweet By and By: Choral Reflections on Death, dedicated to the memory of beloved former accompanist Greg Underwood, who died in 2017. Presented in the three stages of “Loss/Grief,” “Acceptance,” and “Peace,” the concert includes music by J.S. Bach, contemporary choral pieces, and arrangements of well-known hymns and gospel songs. Tickets   Woodwind and Brass Chamber Ensembles concert 7:30 pm Oct. 23 in Rowe Recital Hall The performance is free.   “Twelfth Night” Oct. 25-28; Oct. 31-Nov. 4 in the Black Box Theater at Robinson Hall. All shows are 7:30 pm except 2 pm on Oct. 28 and Nov. 4. Robinson Distinguished Professor of Theatre Andrew Hartley directs this production of Twelfth Night, Shakespeare’s gender-bending comedy about a love triangle shaped by disguise, deception, and yellow stockings. Tickets   See the full fall semester schedule Click here to see the full schedule of performances, shows and other events taking place through early December. Click here to sign up for regular notification of events.   Campus venues and galleries Most main-campus performances take place at Robinson Hall, home to the 340-seat Ann R. Belk Theater and the 100-seat “black Box” Lab Theater, and in the newly renovated...
Give the best seats to great shows and games

Give the best seats to great shows and games

One of the region’s best venues for music, theater, dance and sports is UNC Charlotte. Once the winter semester starts in January, you’ll find many great performances on the stage and basketball court. Know anyone who might like a Christmas gift of tickets to a game, concert or show? Concerts Faculty and Friends concert with violist Kirsten Swanson – 7:30 pm Jan. 22 in Rowe Recital hall – Adjunct viola professor Kirsten Swanson has played with numerous orchestras and co-founded the Atticus String Quartet. Tickets and details American Spiritual Ensemble – 7:30 pm Jan. 28 in Robinson Hall – Comprised of professional concert and opera singers from across the country, including UNC Charlotte voice professor Carl DuPont, the American Spiritual Ensemble travels the world to perform the rich repertoire of African-American Spirituals. Listen to a concert recorded in 2014 by Minnesota Public Radio. Tickets and details   Theater “The Long Christmas Ride Home” – Feb. 21-25 in the Black Box Theater at Robinson Hall. Past, present and future collide on a snowy Christmas Eve for a troubled family in this humorous yet beautifully haunting play by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel. Tickets and details “The Wiz” – April 19-23 in Belk Theater at Robinson Hall – Winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Score, The Wiz is a classic of the American musical theatre. Tickets and details 49er men’s and women’s basketball Conference USA action starts in early January in Halton Arena for the men’s and women’s basketball teams. The women go first, taking on Southern Miss on Jan. 4. The men play their first home...
11 ways to enjoy arts at UNC Charlotte – starting now!

11 ways to enjoy arts at UNC Charlotte – starting now!

From chamber orchestra to Greek tragedy, UNC Charlotte’s College of Arts and Architecture has filled October with a 11 performances and exhibitions. The entertainment starts now, with artist Sean Caufield’s exhibition, “Air Bleeder,” in Rowe Galleries, and the Chamber Orchestra performing at 7:30 tonight, Oct. 5, in Robinson Hall’s Belk Theater. Here are brief descriptions of performances and exhibitions, plus links for tickets. Enjoy!   Art exhibition Sean Caulfield: Air Bleeder Through Oct. 20 in Rowe Galleries Sean Caulfield is a Centennial Professor in the Department of Art and Design at the University of Alberta. He has exhibited his prints, drawings, and artist’s books extensively throughout Canada, the United States, Europe, and Japan. Through installation, sculpture and printmaking Air Bleeder considers the ways our environment is transformed by forces of urban and industrial growth. Details   Chamber Orchestra 7:30 pm Oct. 5 in Belk Theater at Robinson Hall The UNC Charlotte Chamber Orchestra performs under the direction of Dr. Jonathan Govias, with student assistant conductor Ben Shafer. The program opens with the first two movements of Franz Schubert’s “Unfinished” Symphony, (Symphony No. 8 in B Minor, D 759), followed by the Children’s Corner suite (Le Coin des enfants) by Claude Debussy (orchestrated by Andre Caplet). Details and tickets ($8 general admission)   Spotlight Concert 7:30 pm Oct. 13 in Belk Theater at Robinson Hall The Department of Music presents Spotlight, a recital showcasing the finest accomplishments of our music students in solo and small ensemble performances. Details and tickets ($8 general admission)   Faculty & Friends Concert: Jeffrey Price and Matthew Manwarren 7:30 pm Oct. 16 in Belk Theater at Robinson Hall The Department...