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UNCW Presents 2015/16 Season

UNCW's Office of the Arts is thrilled to announce our 2015/16 season. Once again, Kenan Auditorium and Wilmington will play host to an array of extraordinary artists, representing a wide range of expertise. We are particularly excited about the collaborative nature of this year's season as well as its diversity of perspectives and art forms. We look forward to seeing you in the theater!

 

 



ricky sgakks with mandolin in three poses

Ricky Skaggs

Friday, Sept. 11 at 7:30 p.m.
UNCW Kenan Auditorium

Tickets $25-$60

 

The season kicks off with bluegrass music legend Ricky Skaggs. The 14-time GRAMMY(R) Award-winner is a master of the mandolin and has been topping the charts for decades.

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Vienna Boys Choir in cathedral

Vienna Boys Choir
Thursday, Oct. 15 at 7:30 p.m.
UNCW Kenan Auditorium

Tickets $25-$60

 

With a performance history dating back to the Holy Roman Empire, the Vienna Boys Choir is beloved around the world for its arrangements of Lehar, Lanner and Strauss in addition to the choir’s original works.

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Dusan Tynel Dance Theatre on Stage

Dušan Týnek Dance Theatre
Friday, Oct. 23 at 7:30 p.m.
Co-Presentation with Thalian Hall
Tickets $18-$32 (via Thalian Hall box office beginning August 29)

 

Garnering critical acclaim, this ensemble of dancers has built a reputation for their high level of innovation, sophistication and exceptional level of artistry.

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Julian Sands in profile

Julian Sands:
A Celebration of Harold Pinter
Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m.
UNCW Kenan Auditorium

Tickets $20-$50

 

Known for his work in Oceans 13, The Girl With A Dragon Tattoo and Dexter, Julian Sands began collaborating in 2005 with Nobel Prize winning playwright and poet Harold Pinter to create this humorous and fascinating one-man show about Pinter's life, directed by John Malkovitch.

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Norman Bemelmans and Elizabeth Loparits

Norman Bemelmans + Elizabeth Loparits
Thursday, Jan. 28 at 7:30 p.m.
UNCW Kenan Auditorium

Tickets $15-$40


Bemelmans and Loparits return to the Kenan Auditorium stage with a classical piano program of Chopin, Rachmaninoff and Liszt.

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Daniel Beaty in Emergency

Daniel Beaty:
Emergency

Friday, Feb. 12 at 7:30 p.m.
UNCW Kenan Auditorium

Tickets $15-$40

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In Emergency, Beaty portrays 40 characters reacting to a slave ship emerging in front of the Statue of Liberty. Through each individual’s response, he weaves a stirring commentary on what it is to be human and the longing to be free.

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Houston Ballet 2 dancer in profile on stage

Houston Ballet II

Tuesday, March 22 at 7:30 p.m.
UNCW Kenan Auditorium

Tickets $15-$40

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The Houston Ballet’s second company of classically trained emerging ballet artists will perform fresh choreography in a wide array of dance works.

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David Sedaris head in hand

An Evening with David Sedaris

Sunday, April 17at 7:30 p.m.
UNCW Kenan Auditorium

Tickets $25-$60

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Celebrated author and humorist David Sedaris is the author of several best-selling collections of essays, including “Me Talk Pretty One Day,” “When You Are Engulfed in Flames” and, most recently, "Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls." He’s is a regular contributor to The New Yorker and to the public radio program “This American Life.”

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Marcus Roberts behind piano

Marcus Roberts Trio

Tuesday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m.
UNCW Kenan Auditorium

Tickets $20-$50

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Known for its virtuosic style and new approach to jazz, the trio returns to UNCW with Marcus Roberts on piano, Rodney Jordan on bass and Jason Marsalis on drums.

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Savion Glover and Jack DeJohnette on stage

Savion Glover +
Jack DeJohnette

Thursday, June 9 at 7:30 p.m.
UNCW Kenan Auditorium

Tickets $20-$50

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This two-set concert featuring Glover’s tap artistry and DeJohnette’s jazz drumming will take the audience on a journey of melodies extracting unprecedented and beautiful music living within two masterful souls.

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UNCW Presents is proud to have the following partners for our performances and residency programs:

National Endowment for the Arts North Carolina Arts Council South Arts newenglandfoundationforthearts Osher

 


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