Jorgensen Events Feed Upcoming Jorgensen Events Feed. en-us 60 Dover Quartet /events/view.php?id=494

Music / Classical

Considered one of the most remarkably talented string quartets ever to emerge at such a young age, the Dover Quartet catapulted to international stardom following a stunning sweep of the 2013 Banff International String Quartet Competition, winning the Grand Prize as well as all three Special Prizes. They won the Grand Prize at the 2010 Fischoff Competitioin, and are now the first ever Quartet-in-Residence for the venerated Curtis Institute of Music. Back by popular demand.

"The young American String Quartet of the moment." – The New Yorker

Weinberg – Quartet No. 8
Janacek – Quartet No. 2, "Intimate Letters"
Schumann – Quartet in A Minor, Op. 41, No. 1

Sun, 24 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400 494
Artemis Quartet /events/view.php?id=493

Music / Classical

Chamber music aficionados know all about the Artemis Quartet. Recognized today as one of the foremost quartets in the world, the ensemble programs its own series at the Berlin Philharmonic. In addition to concerts worldwide, they have been Quartet-in-Residence at the Vienna Konzerthaus since 2011.

"The Artemis Quartet's technique is on par with the most virtuoso competitors – and their musicality surpasses that of all other ensembles!" – Süddeutsche Zeitung

Beethoven – Quartet in F Major, Op. 135
Janacek – Quartet No. 1, "Kreutzer Sonata"
Grieg – Quartet in G Minor, Op. 27

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400 493
Maria Schneider Orchestra /events/view.php?id=492

Music / Jazz

CABARET | Doors open at 7 pm
Cabaret fare, dessert & bar – cash only

Considered "the most important composer in the jazz world (Thirteen WNET, NY)," Maria Schneider's 18-piece orchestra comprises some of the top players on the jazz scene today. "From the lustrous opening chords of a Maria Schneider concert, you are swept off your feet and falling through space – but with the certainty that someone with a lot of emotional intelligence is there to catch you." – The Guardian

Fri, 08 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400 492
Swan Lake – Moscow Festival Ballet /events/view.php?id=491

Dance / Ballet

Direct from Russia! A company of 50 exquisite dancers brings Swan Lake to life on the Jorgensen stage as never before. Complete with the heroic young prince who labors to free the delicately beautiful swan maiden from an evil sorcerer's spell, Swan Lake is a feast for the eyes and ears. It's simply one of the greatest classical ballets of all time, and a treat for audiences of all ages.

Fri, 01 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400 491
RUBBERBANDance Group /events/view.php?id=490

Dance / Contemporary

Montreal-based RUBBERBANDance Group's ground-breaking work defies gravity with humor and humanity, power and grace. "Like a brilliant mad scientist of dance, Victor Quijada has mixed forms and styles and emerged with a gorgeous hybrid of hip-hop, contemporary dance and ballet that transcends its parts and become something entirely new." – Times Union

Wed, 23 Mar 2016 00:00:00 -0400 490
Solomiya Ivakhiv – Violin /events/view.php?id=489

Music / Classical

Ukrainian born violinist Solomiya Ivakhiv has embarked on an international career that includes performances in concert halls throughout Europe, North America and China. Her concerts can be heard on NPR, Voice of America Radio, Ukrainian National Radio and Television, and Chinese Hunan Television. Dr. Ivakhiv is currently head of the String Department and Assistant Professor of Violin/Viola at the University of Connecticut.

Bartók, arr. Székely – Romanian Folk Dances
Beethoven – Sonata No. 9 in A Major, Op. 47, "Kreutzer"
Franck – Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Major

Mon, 21 Mar 2016 00:00:00 -0400 489
Imago Theatre - ZooZoo /events/view.php?id=488

Theatre / Family

This creature-centric spectacle and zoo-circus mash-up, set to an original score, combines Cirque du Soleil-evoking acrobatics with Mummenschanz-like mime to create a madcap revue of illusion, comedy and fun.

"...Opens the eyes to the possibilities of exploration in the vast realm of imagination." – New York Times

Sun, 13 Mar 2016 00:00:00 -0500 488
Ebéne Quartet /events/view.php?id=487

Music / Classical

Distinguished by its youth, open-mindedness and versatility, France's Ebéne Quartet, known for moving seamlessly with élan between classical and jazz, has had a meteoric rise to the top. Now among the world's most sought-after quartets, the group performs to widespread, dazzling critical acclaim. You'll be riveted by this quartet's "spellbinding magic." – New York Times

Haydn – Quartet in C Major, Op. 20, no. 2
Debussy – Quartet in G Minor
Beethoven – Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 130 with Grosse Fuge, op. 133

Sun, 06 Mar 2016 00:00:00 -0500 487
Patty Griffin, Sara Watkins, & Anaïs Mitchell /events/view.php?id=486

Music / Folk

In this highly anticipated national tour, three supremely gifted singer-songwriters share the stage, with music that seeks the heart's core. More than just a three-act show, this special "singers-in-the-round" style show features Patty Griffin, Sara Watkins, and Anaïs Mitchell singing with and supporting each other in celebration of American songwriting.

Sat, 05 Mar 2016 00:00:00 -0500 486
2CELLOS /events/view.php?id=485

Music / Classical-Urban Fusion

CABARET | Doors open at 6:30 pm
Cabaret fare, dessert & bar – cash only

Two cellos, four hands, no limits. Young Croation cellists Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser became a worldwide YouTube sensation with their passionate, dueling cellos version of Michael Jackson's "Smooth Criminal." Within one week, their video became a huge viral sensation leading to a record deal with Sony Masterworks and an invitation to join Elton John on his worldwide tour.

"Astonishing! I can't remember seeing anything as exciting...since I saw Jimi Hendrix live." – Elton John

*Rescheduled event, limited seats available. This event will sell out fast!

Wed, 24 Feb 2016 00:00:00 -0500 485
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood LIVE! /events/view.php?id=484

Theatre / Family

A President's Day Special

PLEASE NOTE: There will only be one performance at 2:00 pm.

The legacy of the beloved "Mister Rogers" lives on with the hit PBS TV series Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood. Now Daniel and his friends are delighting audiences with Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood LIVE! In this heartwarming stage production, Daniel embarks on an interactive musical adventure as he and his friends explore the vibrant world of their much-loved neighborhood.

Mon, 15 Feb 2016 00:00:00 -0500 484
God Save the Queen /events/view.php?id=483

Music / Rock

CABARET | Doors open at 7 pm
Cabaret fare, dessert & bar – cash only

Get ready for the most authentic Queen tribute ever! God Save the Queen is a theatrical experience that will transport you back to the days of Freddie Mercury. Packing all of Queen's greatest hits into a two-hour musical extravaganza, with incredible lighting and a wicked sound, this show will ROCK YOU! The band brings some of the greatest moments in rock history vividly back to life. It's the closest to Queen you will ever get!

"The greatest tribute ever." – Rolling Stone Magazine

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 00:00:00 -0500 483
Trombone Shorty /events/view.php?id=496

Music / New Orleans Funk

DANCE CABARET / Doors open 6:30 pm
Sandwiches, soup, salad, dessert & bar - cash only

New Orleans wunderkind Trombone Shorty and his band, Orleans Avenue, know how to electrify a crowd with their infectious, high-voltage blend of "supafunkrock." An "unstoppable force" (New York Times) in today's music scene, Shorty brings all the rock star swagger with serious chops to back it up. Get ready for a brash and bold music party that'll have you dancing all night long.  

In 2010, Trombone Shorty released his debut album, the Grammy®-nominated Backatown, followed by For True in 2011, which topped Billboard magazine's Contemporary Jazz Chart for 12 weeks. His newest album, Say That to This, was released in 2013 and features funk/jazz elements of New Orleans.

Trombone Shorty appeared in several episodes of HBO's Treme, and has recently appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel LiveLate Night with Jimmy Fallon and Conan. In 2012, he performed at the White House in honor of Black History Month with music royalty such as B.B. King, Mick Jagger, Jeff Beck and Booker T. Jones. At this year's Grammy Awards, he performed alongside Madonna, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, and Mary Lambert.

Thu, 04 Feb 2016 00:00:00 -0500 496
Mummenschanz /events/view.php?id=482

Theatre / Family

Before the Blue Man Group there was Mummenschanz. In their surreal and comic world of fantasy, common materials and everyday objects – such as wires, tubes, boxes and fabric – spring to life as fantastical characters. It's a wonder-filled, visually stunning spectacle that sparks the imagination and transcends cultural barriers. Perfect for the entire family.

"Witty madness... Dazzling and delightful." – New York Times

Fri, 22 Jan 2016 00:00:00 -0500 482
Boston Pops Holiday Concert /events/view.php?id=481

Music / Pops

Celebrate the magic of the season with "America's orchestra." Perfect for music lovers of all ages, this beloved annual concert is just bursting with holiday music favorites. Treat yourself to a festive evening, including the traditional audience sing-along and a surprise visit by jolly old St. Nick.

"...The best-known, most recorded and arguably most popular orchestra in the United States." – New York Times

Sat, 05 Dec 2015 00:00:00 -0500 481
Chris Thile, mandolin /events/view.php?id=480

Music / Classical

Multiple Grammy Award-winner and MacArthur Fellow Chris Thile, a member of Punch Brothers and Nickel Creek, is a mandolin virtuoso, composer, and vocalist. With his broad outlook that encompasses classical, jazz, rock, and bluegrass, Thile transcends the borders of conventionally circumscribed genres, creating a distinctly American canon and a new musical aesthetic for performers and audiences alike. On this new program, Thile will perform Bach solo violin works on the mandolin, as well as his own compositions and contemporary music.

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Twitter – @christhile

Sat, 21 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0500 480
Jessica Lang Dance – The Wanderer /events/view.php?id=479

Dance / Contemporary

The innovative Jessica Lang Dance has become one of the most talked about new companies in the dance world, inspiring audiences by immersing them in the beauty of movement and music. The Wanderer is a romantic contemporary tale of jealousy and obsessive desire, with sweeping choreography, imaginative set design, and beautiful dancing set to Schubert's moving operatic song cycle, Die schöne Müllerin. It will be performed with nine dancers, piano and a baritone soloist.

“A work of high craftsmanship.”  The New York Times review

“With The Wanderer, Lang has created a true work of art.” – The Boston Globe review

Thu, 19 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0500 479
Elias String Quartet /events/view.php?id=478

Music / Classical

This soaring young English quartet has made its mark on the chamber music scene as one of the most vibrant ensembles of the new generation. Known for their intense and vibrant performances, the quartet has travelled the globe collaborating with some of the finest musicians and playing in the worlds greatest halls.

"Few quartets at any stage of their evolution have this much personality."
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Quartet in F Major, Op. 18, No. 1
Quartet in C Major, Op. 59, No. 3, "Rasumovsky"
Quartet in A Minor, Op. 132

Sun, 15 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0500 478
The Piano Guys /events/view.php?id=477

Music / Classical-Urban Fusion

What do you get when you combine a marketing genius that does video, a studio engineer that writes music, a pianist with a successful solo career, and a cellist that does pretty much everything? A mash up of classical themes and pop songs, transformed into musical and video gems, that have made The Piano Guys' YouTube channel one of the most visited on the planet. They've made over 35 videos since joining forces in early 2011, including their hit video, an innovative 10-handed version of One Direction's "What Makes You Beautiful." Back by popular demand.

This event will sell out fast!

Fri, 13 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0500 477
The King's Singers /events/view.php?id=476

Music / a cappella

One of the world's most celebrated vocal ensembles, The King's Singers are consummate entertainers: a class act with a delightfully British wit. With more than 150 recordings and two Grammys to their name, their amazing repertoire ranges from Medieval music and Renaissance madrigals to the coolest pop and vocal jazz.

"... Still unmatched for their sheer musicality and ability to entertain."
The Times, London

Thu, 12 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0500 476
National Acrobats of The People's Republic of China /events/view.php?id=475

Theatre / Acrobatics

CABARET | Doors open at 7 pm
Cabaret fare, dessert & bar – cash only

Direct from Beijing... Gravity-defying balancing act and spine-bending contortions are just part of this astonishing night of entertainment from the exotic Far East. The performers test the creative boundaries of the human body with dazzling acts of tumbling, juggling, contortion, balancing, high-flying athleticism, and so much more. 

"Spectacular stunts... The acrobats laughed in the face of gravity."
The Anchor

Sat, 07 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0500 475
Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy /events/view.php?id=474

Music / Folk

CABARET | Doors open at 7 pm
Cabaret fare, dessert & bar – cash only

This world-class collaboration is a whirlwind of fiddle-driven music, dance and song. The foot-tapping rave-ups, step dancing, heart-wrenching ballads and masterful fiddling will leave you breathless from the moment they hit the stage. 

"...Two of the world's most celebrated Celtic fiddlers and the power couple of the Canadian fiddling world." – KPBS

Fri, 06 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0500 474
Munich Symphony Orchestra /events/view.php?id=473

Music / Classical

The Munich Symphony Orchestra, one of Germany's most venerated musical institutions led by conductor Philippe Entremont, will perform an evening of classical favorites including excerpts from Bizet's beloved Carmen Suites, the overture to Rossini's The Italian Girl in Algiers, ballet music from Massenet's Le Cid, and Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 4, Op. 90 (The Italian). 

Click here to view the PLAYBILL.

Mon, 02 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0500 473
Comedian Kathy Griffin /events/view.php?id=472

Theatre / Comedy

Celeb-baiting Kathy Griffin is a multifaceted, naughty comedian with a sarcastic and rapid-fire wit. Popular co-host of CNN's New Year's Eve Special along with Anderson Cooper, Kathy has become notorious for taking merciless potshots at fellow celebrities. She has more stories, more dish and more of what she shouldn't say... but you just know you want to hear! 

Adult comedy

Thu, 29 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0400 472
American Brass Quintet /events/view.php?id=471

Music / Classical

Hailed by Newsweek as "the high priests of brass," the ABQ is internationally recognized as the most acclaimed brass ensemble of our time. Their repertoire spans the centuries from the grandeur of Renaissance Venice to the high-octane excitement of their own specially commissioned works. Plan on a night of musical delight when the ABQ shows off with "a touch of brass." 

"...doing for brass what the Italians did for pasta." – a delighted Australian critic

The program includes works by Josquin, Palestrina, Thomas Weelkes, Robert Starer, Eric Ewazen and more.

Click here to view the PLAYBILL.

Tue, 27 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0400 471
Jack Hanna's Into the Wild Live /events/view.php?id=470

Theatre / Family

Hooray... Jack is Back! America's most beloved animal expert brings his three-time Emmy Award-winning television series to the Jorgensen stage. From the jungles of Rwanda to the savannas of Australia, Jack has explored the corners of the globe to bring you fascinating and humorous stories and footage of his many adventures around the world.

Sun, 25 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0400 470
Jerusalem Quartet /events/view.php?id=469

Music / Classical

The Jerusalem Quartet, hailed by The Strad as "one of the young, yet great quartets of our time," has won audiences the world over. Formed while students at the Jerusalem Conservatory of Music and Dance, the quartet quickly found a shared commitment to the music that has not only endured but has propelled them to the highest level of performance.

"An absolute triumph. Their playing has everything you could possibly wish for." – BBC Music Magazine

Haydn – Quartet in G Major, Op. 77, No. 1
Bartók – Quartet No. 5
Dvořák – Quartet in F Major, Op. 96 ("American")

Click here to view the PLAYBILL.

Sun, 11 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0400 469
Audra McDonald /events/view.php?id=468

Music / Broadway

Audra McDonald, one of the most celebrated performers of her generation, is equally at home on Broadway and opera stages as in roles on film and TV. The Live From Lincoln Center host will dazzle you with her luminous soprano voice, performing songs from her most recent solo recording, Go Back Home, as well as other personal favorites, popular standards, and Broadway classics.

Click here to view the PLAYBILL.

Thu, 08 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0400 468
Rosario Dawson /events/view.php?id=501

Variety / Lecture

Rosario Dawson has garnered praise for her numerous leading roles with today’s hottest film actors and directors, making her one of Hollywood’s most sought after leading ladies. At the age of 14, Dawson debuted in the critically acclaimed Kids and went on to gain accolades in roles such as ‘Mimi Marquez’ in the film RENT. Dawson was awarded the “Best Actress in a Motion Picture” Award at the 2009 NAACP Image Awards for her performance in Seven Pounds and the “Half-Life” Award at the 2008 Cine Vegas International Film Festival alongside Don Cheadle, Viggo Mortensen and Sam Rockwell. Other films that Rosario has starred in include Sin City: A Dame to Kill, Cesar Chavez, The Captive, Seven Pounds, Eagle Eye, Clerks 2, Grindhouse, Unstoppable, Zookeeper, and Trance.

In addition to her numerous leading roles, Dawson also lends her time to a range of influential organizations including Voto Latino, which she co-founded in 2004, V-Day, The Lower Eastside Girls Club and the Environmental Media Association amongst others. Dawson was recently awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Award for her valuable contributions to the community and encouragement in getting others involved.

This event is presented by the Puerto Rican/Latin American Cultural Center’s (PRLACC’s) annual Illuminating the Path series, which is the highlight of the Hispanic Heritage Month celebration at UConn.

Sponsored by SUBOG, the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts, the Rainbow Center, the Puerto Rican and Latin American Cultural Center, the Women’s Center, the Asian American Cultural Center, Native Amerian Cultural Programs, and the African American Cultural Center.


Wed, 07 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0400 501