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UNCSA suspends student and guest artist performances through April 5

UNCSA has announced student and guest artist performances are suspended through April 5 to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. In addition, events scheduled in UNCSA facilities by partnering organizations have been canceled.

“Exercising an abundance of caution, and with the guidance of public health professionals and the UNC System office, we believe it is in the best interest of our community to suspend public events at this time,” said Interim Chancellor Brian Cole. “We value the community’s incredible support of our student and faculty artists and we wholeheartedly look forward to the day we can resume welcoming you to our performances and community activities.”

UNCSA performances that have been suspended include:

  • New York Alumni Quintet—March 17
  • UNCSA Jazz Ensemble at The Ramkat—March 22 
  • UNCSA Symphony Orchestra—March 28
  • Undergraduate Opera Scenes -- March 29
  • Low Brass Studio recital—March 31 
  • “The Odyssey” — March 26 through 29 and April 2 through 4 
  • Concerto Competition - April 5
  • Cantata Singers Spring Concert - April 5

The UNCSA Box Office will contact ticket-buyers to arrange for refunds or donation of ticket purchase.

UNCSA also has suspended until further notice all community programs including Preparatory Dance, Acting Out! and Community Music School.

In addition, Piedmont Opera has canceled its performances of “The King and I” scheduled for the Stevens Center; The Winston-Salem Symphony has canceled its April 5 and 7 concerts scheduled for the Stevens Center; and RiverRun International Film Festival, which typically utilizes the UNCSA ACE Exhibition Complex, has canceled all screenings.   

On Wednesday, UNCSA announced it would extend Spring Break through March 20 and would move to an online teaching environment as early as March 23, in accordance with instructions from the UNC System Office to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. UNCSA is one of 17 campuses of the UNC System.

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March 13, 2020

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