UNCG Campus Weekly

Campus Weekly is published each Wednesday when classes are in session. In the summer, it is published biweekly.

‘South Pacific,’ Rhiannon Giddens launch arts series

photo of studentSingle-event tickets are now on sale for the 2017-18 UNCG University Concert and Lecture Series (UC/LS), a year-long series of live arts experiences formerly known as the University Performing Arts Series (UPAS).

The season opens Sept. 17 with Rodgers and Hammerstein’s iconic Broadway musical “South Pacific,” a collaboration between UNCG and Triad Stage. This year’s headliner is UNCG alumna and Grammy award-winning artist Rhiannon Giddens, who will perform as part of UNCG’s Founders Day celebration on Thursday, Oct. 5, in UNCG Auditorium.

In celebration of the university’s 125th anniversary, UCLS is bringing Colson Whitehead, New York Times bestselling author of “The Underground Railroad,” to campus on Feb. 8. This special anniversary event is offered free to the public.

“UCLS is a great opportunity for the general public to see renowned artists at a very affordable price,” said Brigette Pfister, assistant dean for budget and operations in the College of Visual and Performing Arts. “In addition to the public performances and lectures, UNCG students will have the opportunity to interact with these artists through master classes, one-on-one instruction, discussions and workshops.”

Tickets can be purchased online or at the Triad Stage Box Office. Season tickets are also available, and student season tickets cost just $20.

The full UCLS schedule is listed below. For more information, visit vpa.uncg.edu/ucls.

Season tickets for the University Concert & Lecture Series are currently available by phone (336.272-0160) or in person at the Triad Stage box office, 232 South Elm Street, in downtown Greensboro. Single event ticket sales begin August 1 and will be available online, as well as by phone or at the Triad Stage box office. Box office hours are Monday through Friday, 12 to 6 p.m. and Saturday, 2 to 6 p.m. Tickets are also available for purchase at the UNCG Auditorium box office one hour before show time. All performances and lectures begin promptly at 8 p.m.

– “South Pacific” opens Sept. 17, at Triad Stage.
– Rhiannon Giddens: Thursday, Oct. 5, at UNCG Auditorium
– Juilliard String Quartet: Friday, Oct. 27, at UNCG Auditorium
– Limón Dance Company: Friday, Jan. 19, at UNCG Auditorium
– Colson Whitehead:  Thursday, Feb. 8, at the School of Music Recital Hall
– Sanford Biggers: Thursday, March 15, at the Elliott University Center Auditorium
– Lynn Harrell: Saturday, March 17, at the School of Music Recital Hall

By Alyssa Bedrosian
Visual: Rhiannon Giddens