Givens Performing Arts Center

Virtual Arts Experiences

We don't want you to miss the arts, so we are bringing them to you. Explore a diverse lineup of performances, many of them filmed on the GPAC stage.


UNCP Theatre perform Shakespeare's greatest tragedy with a social distancing twist.

Brittany Hunt

Brittany Hunt reads her new children's book, Whoz Ya People.

ElJa Bowens

Award-winning spoken word poet and author.

Mark Andersen - Classical Rhapsodies for Piano

Dr. Andersen debuts three original piano pieces, composed during the pandemic shutdown. 

Jae Won Kim

Jae Won Kim performs this beautiful rendition of "Midnight on the Cliffs."

Joanna Hersey

Dr. Hersey performs an original piece on tuba and explains her unique use of a map as a "graphic score."

Joseph Van Hassel

Learn about the West African Xylophone and the Steelpan drum in this musical session with percussionist, Dr. Van Hassel. 

The River's Wrath

The Lumber River has inspired many works of art, including this collaborative piece by pianist Mark Andersen and choreographers, Savannah Richardson and Janiel Miller.

Mark Tollefsen

Mark Tollefsen performs Frederic Chopin's Polonaise in A-flat Major, Op. 53

Front Row Arts

Visit the Front Row Arts Series to access on demand videos from local, regional and national artists. We will update the page weekly.