Jorgensen Events Feed http://jorgensen.uconn.edu/ Upcoming Jorgensen Events Feed. en-us http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 The Little Prince /events/view.php?id=551

Theatre / Family

This iconic masterpiece, written by Antoine de St. Exupery, is a tale for all ages. Inventive puppets, live actors, original music and magnificent set design bring to life the heart-warming story of the Little Prince who gains rare and unique insights into love, loss and laughter. 

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400 551
Beethoven Quartet Cycle - Part VI /events/view.php?id=532

Music / Classical

This season we fulfill a longtime dream of presenting the complete cycle of Beethoven's string quartets, to be performed by the remarkably talented Dover Quartet between November and April. Composed against the turbulent backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars and their aftermath, Beethoven's complete string quartets provide deep insight into his evolution as a composer. 

The Dover Quartet is "...the next Guarneri String Quartet – they're that good." – Chicago Tribune 


PART VI PROGRAM
Quartet in F Major, Op. 135
Quartet in C Minor, Op. 18, No. 4
Quartet in E Minor, Op. 59, No. 2

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400 532
Beethoven Quartet Cycle - Part V /events/view.php?id=531

Music / Classical

This season we fulfill a longtime dream of presenting the complete cycle of Beethoven's string quartets, to be performed by the remarkably talented Dover Quartet between November and April. Composed against the turbulent backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars and their aftermath, Beethoven's complete string quartets provide deep insight into his evolution as a composer. 

The Dover Quartet is "...the next Guarneri String Quartet – they're that good." – Chicago Tribune 


PART V PROGRAM
Quartet in A Major, Op. 18, No. 5
Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 130, with Grosse Fuge, op. 133

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400 531
The Nile Project /events/view.php?id=550

Music / World

One of the tightest cross-cultural collaborations in hisotry, the Nile Project Collective brings together artists from the 11 Nile basin countries to make music that combines the rich diversity of the oldest places on Earth. 


"Euphoric" – New York Times



Sponsored by the Teale Lecture Series

Lecture by Mina Girgis,
Enthomusicologist and founder of The Nile Project
Wed, Apr 19, 4 pm
Konover Auditorium 

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400 550
Latin Fest '17 - Gilberto Santa Rosa /events/view.php?id=549

Music / Latino

DANCE CABARET / Doors open at 7 pm
Latin food & cash bar


Break out your dancing shoes! Our open dance floor is beckoning to you with the irresistible sounds of living legend Gilberto Santa Rosa, El Caballero de la Salsa (the Gentleman of Salsa). Dance, drink, and enjoy delicous Latin fare in Jorgensen's candlelit cabaret setting.


 

Sat, 08 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400 549
DakhaBrakha /events/view.php?id=548

Music / World

This hot Ukrainian folk-punk quartet, whose name means “give-take” in old Slavonic, stirs up a mesmerizing sound that melds traditional Ukrainian folk music, African grooves, Eastern colors, and a contemporary sensibility the band calls “ethno-chaos.”


The dramatic singers of DakhaBrakha accompany themselves on cello, accordion, and percussion, with Indian, Arabic, African, Russian, and Australian traditional instrumentation. Their astonishingly powerful and uncompromising vocal range creates a trans-national sound, with an overall effect that is simply entrancing. 


“...everything from punk-pop to traditional Ukrainian songs in cool yet beguiling textures..." - National Public Radio. 


"You may never again get a chance to see anything like the irresistible, wonderful sublime genius of DakhaBrakha." – Live Taos

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400 548
Trevor Noah /events/view.php?id=547

Theatre / Comedy

South African comedian, television and radio host, and actor Trevor Noah has become a household name after taking over The Daily Show from Jon Stewart last fall. His witty commentary and political acumen is sure to leave you rolling in the aisles. 

Sat, 01 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400 547
One Night of Queen /events/view.php?id=546

Music / Rock

CABARET / Doors open at 7 pm
Cabaret fare, dessert & cash bar 


One Night of Queen performed by Gary Mullen & The Works is a spectacular live concert, recreating the look, sound, pomp and showmanship of arguably the greatest rock band of all time. Experience the spirit and passion of rock icon Freddie Mercury in this spectacular tribute. This show will ROCK YOU

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0400 546
The Sleeping Beauty /events/view.php?id=545

Dance / Ballet

This crowning jewel of Russian choreographer Marius Petipa's career is often considered to be the finest achievement of the Classical ballet genre. Directed by legendary Bolshoi principal dancer Elena Radchenko, the full length ballet is set to Tchaikovsky's lush and romantic musical score. With over 50 beautifully costumed dancers, The Sleeping Beauty comes alive amidst magical effects and courtly splendor, while upholding the grand national tradition of Russian ballet. 

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0400 545
Cuisine & Confessions /events/view.php?id=544

Variety / Entertainment

Les 7 doigts de la main (The 7 fingers of the hand) presents one of its latest tantalizing creations, Cuisine & Confessions. Set in an iconic kitchen, the performance brings together eye-popping acrobatic choreograhy and pulsating music while evoking the joy and powerful memories associated with cooking – the touch of hands in batter, the smell of cookies baking, the taste of roasted oregano – leading us through a span of times and countries.


"An infallible circus-dance-theatre-rock recipe that brings us right back to our hearts while warming our stomachs!" – Le Monde

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0400 544
Sanam Marvi /events/view.php?id=543

Music / World

Sanam Marvi, Pakistan's inspiring diviner of South Asia's humanist, folk, and Sufi texts, is a vocal warrior for tolerance, spirituality, and peace. Whether singing in Urdu, Sindhi, or Saraiki, Marvi finds comfort in the wisdom of Sufis, and in the couplets on divine love and devotion of the great poets. Reaching across generations and cultures with her sultry voice, she creates an inspiring experience ... meditative and trance-inducing one moment, and thrillingly ecstatic the next. 



The presentation of Sanam Marvi is part of Center Stage, a public diplomacy initiative of the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, administered by the New England Foundation for the Arts in cooperation with the U.S. Regional Arts Organizations, with support from the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art. Center Stage Pakistan is made possible by the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan. General management is provided by Lisa Booth Management, Inc. 

centerstageUS.org

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0400 543
KODO /events/view.php?id=542

Music / World

The world's most popular and celebrated Japanese drum ensemble is back by popular demand. An athletic and intimate duet between man and drum, this dazzling display of precision, dexterity and speed, fused with the spiritual beauty of taiko will lift you out of your seat. You will never spend a more viscerally exciting two hours.


"Nothing will prepare you for the 1,000 pound drum assault, the precise timing, or the wall of sound. An essential experience." – Time Out


Co-sponsored by the Asian American Cultural Center

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500 542
BODYTRAFFIC /events/view.php?id=541

Dance / Contemporary

Praised for its "confident, hard-hitting" (LA Weekly) execution in a wide range of dance styles, BODYTRAFFIC was named one of Dance Magazine's 25 to Watch in 2013. Their growing repertory is vibrant, inspiring, accessible, and challenging to both new audiences and experienced dance enthusiasts alike. 


Founded in 2007, the company has surged to the forefront of the concert dance world, commisioning new works from some of today's most dynamc contemporary choreographers. 

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500 541
Eric Whitacre Singers /events/view.php?id=540

Music / Vocal

An accomplished composer, conductor and lecturer, Eric Whitacre, with his pop-star-like onstage presence, has quickly become one of the most popular and performed composers of his generation. The Eric Whitacre Singers, his hand-picked Grammy Award-winning professional choir, performs everything from Monteverdi and Bach to Lauridsen, Britten and Whitacre. Ever-expanding audiences have a passion for Whitacre's signature compositional fingerprints, which include diatonic chord clusters, unconventional chord progressions, and frequent changes of meter. 

Sat, 04 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500 540
Beethoven Quartet Cycle - Part IV /events/view.php?id=530

Music / Classical

This season we fulfill a longtime dream of presenting the complete cycle of Beethoven's string quartets, to be performed by the remarkably talented Dover Quartet between November and April. Composed against the turbulent backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars and their aftermath, Beethoven's complete string quartets provide deep insight into his evolution as a composer. 

The Dover Quartet is "...the next Guarneri String Quartet – they're that good." – Chicago Tribune 


PART IV PROGRAM
Quartet in D Major, Op. 18, No. 3
Quartet in F Minor, Op. 95, "Serioso"
Quartet in F Major, Op. 59, No. 1

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500 530
Beethoven Quartet Cycle - Part III /events/view.php?id=528

Music / Classical

This season we fulfill a longtime dream of presenting the complete cycle of Beethoven's string quartets, to be performed by the remarkably talented Dover Quartet between November and April. Composed against the turbulent backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars and their aftermath, Beethoven's complete string quartets provide deep insight into his evolution as a composer. 

The Dover Quartet is "...the next Guarneri String Quartet – they're that good." – Chicago Tribune 


PART III PROGRAM
Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 18, No. 6
Quartet in A Minor, Op. 132 


 


UCONN STUDENTS


GET A FREE T-SHIRT ON OPENING NIGHT OF THE COMPLETE BEETHOVEN STRING QUARTET CYCLE AT JORGENSEN & ATTEND THE REMINING QUARTET CONCERTS FOR FREE! 



  • Buy a ticket (at the student discounted price of $15) to the first concert on Nov 15. 

  • The first 100 students to buy tickets will get a free T-Shirt voucher along with their ticket. 

  • Use your voucher to pick up your Beethoven T-Shirt on the way out after the first concert 

  • Wear your T-Shirt and enjoy free admission to the remaining three Beethoven Quartet Cycle concerts! 


Part IV: 3/2 


Part V: 4/25 


Part VI: 4/27 


ALL students who purchase tickets will also be entered for a chance to win a pair of free tickets to the Jorgensen event of their choice upon buying tickets to the Nov 15 Beethoven concert. 


In partnership with the UConn School of Fine Arts

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0500 528
Orchestre National de Lyon /events/view.php?id=539

Music / Classical

The Orchestre National de Lyon's illustrious past includes great musicians such as André Cluytens, Charles Munch, Paul Paray and Pierre Monteux. ONL Music Director Leonard Slatkin will conduct a romanctic all-French program including Hector Berlioz's vivid, fiery Symphonie Fantastique with concertmaster Jennifer Gilbert, who enjoys an international career as soloist, chamber, and orchestral musician. The program will conclude with Ravel's Tzigane and Shéhérazade overture. 

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0500 539
Karrin Allyson /events/view.php?id=538

Music / Jazz

Known by the Los Angeles Times as "... one of the jazz world's finest," when one listens to Allyson's exquisitely distinictive voice, one hears heart, intelligence, and a deep musical sophistication. From heartfelt to sassy, her emotional range is beyond that of her musical peers. And there is a literate and engaging connection that honors the great tradition of blues, jazz and roots, expands to the Great American Songbook, and embraces French and Brazilian rhythms. Together with an ensemble of fearless and powerfully committed jazz virtuosi, they have developed an effortless style uniquely their own. 


"The stuff that shivers are made of, both innocent, sexy and world weary." – The Washington Post

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0500 538
Kathy Mattea /events/view.php?id=537

Music / Country

CABARET / Doors open at 7 pm
Cabaret fare, dessert & cash bar 


Grammy Award winning singer Kathy Mattea and her longtime collaborator, guitarist Bill Cooley, have shared one of Nashville's most musically rich partnerships for over two decades. The duo meets as old friends, welcoming you into "The Acoustic Living Room" to share songs and stories near and dear to their hearts – including Kathy's beloved classics such as "18 Wheels and a Dozen Roses," "Where've You Been?", and many other hits, plus a handful of more eclectic and often requested tunes from her extensive catalogue, and a sprinkling of brand new material, all reinterpreted for the duo format.


Her 17 albums are woven through with bluegrass, gospel, and Celtic influences, and have garnered multiple CMA, ACM, and Grammy Awards. A genuine storyteller, Kathy draws inspiration from her Appalachian roots and is a torchbearer for often overlooked musical legacies like those of Hazel Dickens and Jean Ritchie. Her most recent album, Calling Me Home, is a collection of songs that celebrates the Appalachian culture of her native West Virginia and expands the vocabulary of acoustic roots music that has always served as her artistic center.


Known as one of the consummate song catchers, with six consecutive albums that were certified gold or platinum, Kathy Mattea's songs reach across boundaries into hearts, reshaping the way we think about music and reminding us of why we love it so much in the first place. 

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0500 537
Taj Express /events/view.php?id=536

Music / World

All Aboard the Taj Express, a thrilling new "Dance Romance" direct from film city Mumbai. For the first time in Bollywood musical history, this production brings music, dance and film together on stage, with the cream of Indian's film talent dancing in 2000 sparkling costumes. Expect all the extravaganza, escapism and romance that is "Bollywood." 

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0500 536