Photo by Tanya Rosen-Jones
UNCG alumna and Grammy award-winning artist Rhiannon Giddens headlines this year’s University Concert and Lecture Series, performing Oct. 5 as part of UNCG’s Founders Day celebration

By Alyssa Bedrosian

Single-event tickets are now on sale for the 2017-18 UNCG University Concert and Lecture Series, a year-long series of live arts experiences formerly known as the University Performing Arts Series. The season opened Sept. 17 with Rodgers and Hammerstein’s iconic Broadway musical “South Pacific,” a collaboration between UNCG and Triad Stage. Performances run through Oct. 15.
This year’s headliner is UNCG alumna and Grammy award-winning artist Rhiannon Giddens, who performs 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,” says 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 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 $20. For more information, visit vpa.uncg.edu/ucls.