Singer-Songwriter Jewel. Photo credit: Dana Frippe
Singer-Songwriter Jewel. Photo credit: Dana Frippe

UNCG College of Visual and Performing Arts Dean bruce mcclung has announced the roster of artists for the 2023–2024 University Concert and Lecture Series (UCLS).

UCLS, the longest running concert and lecture series in North Carolina, will present Grammy Award-winning jazz trumpeter and composer Chris Botti; Collage, a captivating and totally unique performance featuring School of Music faculty and students in one riveting work after another; Jewel, four-time Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, actress, and author whose life story—from homelessness to discovery in a coffee shop to selling millions of albums—is as compelling as her music; and Garth Fagan Dance, an internationally acclaimed contemporary American dance company led by The Lion King choreographer Garth Fagan. The season also includes performances by the Robinson Family Visiting Jazz Artists Julieta Eugenio, Marcus Printup, and Tim Warfield, Jr.; and Falk Visiting Visual Artist Lalla Essaydi.

Dean mcclung also announced a change to how tickets will be sold for the 2023–2024 season:

Jazz Trumpeter Chris Botti. Photo provided by William Morris Endeavor Entertainment.
Jazz Trumpeter Chris Botti. Photo provided by William Morris Endeavor Entertainment.

“As we look to the future of series such as ours, we have made the decision to not sell season subscriptions, rather we will sell

each show as an individual event. This new model will allow ticket sales to begin earlier and enable us to market each artist more aggressively in hopes of growing the series for future generations.”

The ticket price structure has a few changes, too. All UNCG faculty and staff will be able to purchase UCLS tickets for $25 each, and the student price ($7.50) will now be available to all students, not just those at UNC Greensboro:

“We want to ensure that this series and the incredible artists that we are bringing will be even more accessible to our community,” says mcclung, “as well as to students, no matter where they attend school.” For tickets, visit or call ETix at 800.514.3849.

UCLS is supported. by:

Presenting Sponsors:  Joseph M. Bryan, Jr. and the Cemala Foundation

Underwriting Sponsor: Well-Spring

Hospitality Sponsor: Quaintance Weaver Hotels & Restaurants

Media Sponsor: Our State Magazine


2023–2024 UNC Greensboro Concert and Lecture Series


Robinson Family Visiting Jazz Artist

Julieta Eugenio, saxophonist, with UNCG Jazz Faculty

October 19, 2023

Oden Brewery (Free, no tickets required)



October 28, 2023

UNCG Auditorium


Chris Botti

November 3, 2023 

UNCG Auditorium


Robinson Family Visiting Jazz Artist 

Marcus Printup, Trumpeter

November 19, 2023 

Tew Recital Hall



January 12, 2024

UNCG Auditorium


Garth Fagan Dance

April 5, 2024

UNCG Auditorium


Robinson Family Visiting Jazz Artist 

Tim Warfield, Saxophonist

April 19, 2024

UNCG Auditorium


Falk Visiting Artist

Lalla Essaydi

Spring 2024, date TBA