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The UNC Greensboro Concert and Lecture Series (UCLS) 2020-2021 season will be postponed, but the line-up will not be canceled.
Academy Award winner Geena Davis has already rescheduled her appearance to be part of the 2021-2022 season. Conversations are underway with the agents for writer Margaret Atwood, stage and screen star Kelli O’Hara, Metropolitan Art Museum curator Denise Murrell, soul singer/cellist Shana Tucker, and chamber orchestra Sphinx Virtuosi.
Dean mcclung says the decision to reschedule the season addresses public health concerns while preserving a stellar line-up of artists to bring to Greensboro:
“Because of the health and safety of our subscribers and patrons and restrictions on large gatherings of people during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the difficult decision, with the support of Chancellor Gilliam and Provost Dunn, to suspend the University Concert and Lecture Series for a year. This will be the first hiatus in the 108 years of this historic series. We look forward to welcoming back the community and sharing the artistry of world-class visual and performing artists during the 2021-2022 season.”
In addition to the public performances, UCLS also provides invaluable student masterclass opportunities with artists who are working at the highest levels of their disciplines and community engagement with area schools. Artistic Director Steve Haines says the series will be missed this year, but it was a necessary course of action:
“This was such a difficult decision, but a wise one. I think UNC Greensboro and CVPA are seen as leaders in the arts community, and postponing the season is what we should be doing right now under the circumstances. I am thankful for Dean mcclung’s decision to err on the side of safety for our students, faculty, staff, community, and the visiting artists. Our UCLS line-up is worth the wait!”
Please check back – we will be updating this site with new dates as soon as they are available.
* Tickets to CVPA and UCLS events are sold exclusively through our box office locations and ETix website, and nowhere else. Tickets purchased through third-party vendors cannot be honored.