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date: 22 October 2019

Chapel Hill, Raleigh, Durhamlocked

  • Nancy R. Ping-Robbins,
  • Marie Kroeger
  •  and John Brackett


A group of cities in North Carolina that includes Raleigh, the state capital (pop. 403,892; 2010 US Census), Durham (pop. 228,330; 2010 US Census), and Chapel Hill (pop. 49,919; 2010 US Census). The metropolitan area (pop. 1,742,816; 2010 US Census) is often referred to as the “Research Triangle” or “The Triangle,” owing to the presence of numerous businesses and industries in the area as well as many colleges and universities, notably the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Duke University in Durham, and North Carolina State University in Raleigh. Throughout its history, the Triangle region has fostered and supported a diverse array of vibrant musical communities performing in a variety of musical styles, including chamber and orchestral music, opera and choral groups and societies, gospel, jazz, folk, blues, rock, hip hop, bluegrass, and country. Touring regional and international performers attract large audiences at the RBC Center and the Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek in Raleigh, the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC), Memorial Hall in Chapel Hill, as well as numerous smaller halls, clubs, and bars throughout the area....

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