Front Row Arts Series

Front Row Arts Series

The COVID-19 Crisis has closed the doors of theaters, auditoriums and music venues all over America. This is a challenging time, and we are being encouraged to stay at home and practice social distancing.  We may not be able to welcome you into our auditorium and share the energy and fun of a live performance, but The Givens Performing Arts Center is committed to its mission of providing diverse, quality arts experiences the best way it can.

We have curated a selection of on-demand programs for you to enjoy in the safety and comfort of your home. We want to thank the artists who gave us permission to share their works free for you to enjoy. In the coming weeks, you can join us here and enjoy some great performances!

Local and Regional Arts

Check back often as we continue to update the page!
Are you a local or regional artist who would like your live concert to be added to our list? Please email the name, URL, date of event to chad.locklear@uncp.edu.
Holiday Extravaganza
Holiday Extravaganza

Each year, UNCP's Music Department performs the Holiday Extravaganza in GPAC to raise money for music scholarships.

Holiday Extravaganza

In and Around Places
In and Around Places

View the Robeson County Arts Council's spring exhibit "In and Around Places," now online!

In and Around Places

Crescendo TV!

Crescendo TV! is a collection of YouTube performances by local award-winning composer of classical and Broadway music, Mark Andersen.

Crescendo TV

Night of All Nations
Night of All Nations

The Night of All Nations annual cultural event showcases the rich diversity that UNCP prides itself on.

Night of All Nations

Arts at UNCP & Beyond
Arts at UNCP & Beyond

UNCP & Beyond: View performances from UNCP students and regional musicians who've performed on GPAC's stage.

UNCP & Beyond

Previous GPAC Performers

Alvin Ailey
Alvin Ailey II

For a limited time, Ailey is thrilled to share full length videos of the Company performing on stage! Alvin Ailey II performed during GPAC's 2015-16 Season.

Alvin Ailey

The Second City
The Second City

The Second City kicked off GPAC's 2016-17 Season. Watch new comedy sketches each week on their YouTube channel.

The Second City Network

Derik Nelson
Deri

Join Derik Nelson on Instagram every night at 8pm Pacific for Music Meditations.  Derik and family were part of GPAC's 2017-18 series

Derik Nelson Live on Instagram

One World
One World

'One WorldTogether At Home' is a global special that will air on Saturday, April 18 in support of health care workers and the World Health Organizations.

One World 

Under One Roof
Under One Roof

CLTure and the North Carolina Arts Council's Come Hear NC initiative announced a new collaboration: a three-day livestreamed music festival in which some of North Carolina's biggest acts will raise funds for smaller ones.

Under One Roof

Other Virtual Experiences and Resources

Andrew Lloyd Webster Live Musicals
Andrew Lloyd Webber will be streaming his musicals for free online in a new series for West End and Broadway fans.

Art is Alive
Art is Alive connects fans to artists in a stay-at-home climate.

Austin City Limits
Austin City Limits has opened its archives of concerts for free.

Bandsintown
View a list of all upcoming live concert streams.

Ben Folds - Apartment Requests
North Carolina musician, Ben Folds is taking Apartment Requests on Saturday evenings “whilst locked down and isolated” on YouTube.

Broadway HD
A streaming service for Broadway performances. Includes a 7-day free trial.

Broadway Weekends
Broadway Weekends is hosting free live musical theatre classes taught by Broadway and West End talent. Classes are held early morning and late evening, making them accessible. You must download ZOOM to participate.

Goodnight with Dolly
Country singer, Dolly Parton, reads a new children's book nightly.

Kennedy Center - Digital Stage
Explore original works, new clips and archived performances.

Met Opera Live
The Met will stream a live performance daily until the end of the season. 

National Theatre
The National Theatre will stream a different live play each week. 

New York Arts Live
Every Thursday, New York Arts will be bringing you content from the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company and Live Arts archives!

NPR Music
NPR Music is compiling a list of live audio and video streams from around the world.

NPR's Tiny Desk Concert Archive
A collection of the popular intimate concert series.