Dear Jorgensen Patrons,
We have been keeping you in our thoughts as we navigate through this global health crisis that continues to impact our lives. We realize the heavy toll it continues to take on all of you, and many of you have turned to the performing arts through livestreaming and online platforms to entertain you through this challenging time.
We just wrapped up our inaugural Midsummer Music series on the new Jorgensen Digital Stage. Several hundred viewers signed on to see three performances by the world-renowned Dover Quartet, live from Vail, Colorado; all curated exclusively for our Jorgensen audience and featuring live Q&A’s with the ensemble.
We’ve typically mailed out our season brochures by this time each summer, giving you a full preview of the many events scheduled for the next performance season on our Jorgensen stage. However, given the pandemic and efforts to ensure the safety of both our campus and greater community, Jorgensen will not be hosting any live events on stage during the fall semester. The main hall will be used for hosting lectures, allowing for our UConn students and faculty to spread out safely and socially distance in their new, and temporary, learning environment.
Rest assured though – we are committed to adding more livestream events on Jorgensen Digital Stage this fall! We’re still in the planning stages but we expect to announce them soon. We’re also planning a couple of live, outdoor events here on the Storrs campus. We’ll be in touch with you as soon as we can with more information.
In the meantime, as many of us gear up for a new academic year, and bask in the final days of summer, here are a few more streaming recommendations for you in August.
- Met Stars Live in Concert
- Renee Fleming in Washington, D.C. - August 1, 1:00 pm
- Roberta Alagna and Aleksandra Kurzak in Èze, France - August 16, 1:00 pm
- Lise Davidsen in Oslo - August 29, 1:00 pm
- Isabel Leonard : Webinars and Masterclasses coming soon!
- Marquee TV : Stream Ballet, Contemporary Dance, Opera, Theater and More! (14-day free trial)
- London Philharmonic Orchestra Summer Sessions
- Session 3: Brass and Percussion - August 12, 7:30 pm
- Session 4: Beethoven 250 - August 26, 7:30 pm
- Solomiya Ivakhiv, violin : Featured on Performance Today on America's Public Radio (Hour 2). Episode available through August 16.
- The Apollo Theatre Digital Stage
- Apollo Tean Take Over - August 11
- Damien Sneed : Livestreams via his Instagram
- Complexions Contemporay Ballet : Offers an instructional video for sale for current dancers, called NIQUE
- Camille A. Brown : Social Dance for Social Change Live Lecture Series, via her Instagram
- Parsons Dance : Offers company classes on Instagram Live and Company Showings on Facebook
- Dorrance Dance : Classes every Wednesday at 3:00 pm on Instagram
- Ailey All Access : Enjoy free full-length videos of the Ailey dancers performing on stage!
- Bela Fleck & Abigail's Banjo House Lockdown : Every Friday at 7:00 pm on Facebook Live
- Songkick : August concerts include Elton John, LP, and Frank Turner
So stay safe, stay home, and stay tuned for what's coming this fall!
All the best,