Located in the heart of the UConn campus, Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts is brimming with performances by internationally acclaimed artists and entertainers, from comedy, world music and jazz, to classical music, dance, and children’s events, as well as intriguing art exhibits in the Jorgensen Gallery. There’s something for all ages and interests at Jorgensen!
Spring 2019 Highlights
Russian National Ballet
Thurs, Mar 28, 7:30 pm
Simply one of the greatest classical ballets of all time, set to the exquisite music of Tchaikovsky and performed by more than fifty leading dancers from across the Russias.
Thurs, Apr 4, 7:30 pm
Concert Talk 6:45 pm in the Jorgensen Gallery by Dr. Heather DeSavage, University of Connecticut Department of Music
The Paris-based Arod Quartet is one of the leading lights of the young generation of string quartets.
Haydn – String Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 76, No. 4
Bartók – String Quartet, No. 5
Brahms – String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 51, No. 2
István Várdai, Cello
The Music of J.S. Bach
Bach Suites I
Tues, Apr 16, 7:30 pm
Concert Talk 6:45 pm in the Jorgensen Gallery
Bach Suites II
Wed, Apr 17, 7:30 pm
Hungarian cellist István Várdai will explore the extraordinary range of these masterworks on the legendary 1673 ‘Du Pre-Harrell,’ the oldest surviving cello crafted by Antonio Stradivari.
István Várdai, one of the most exciting young musicians of his generation, is the only cellist to have won both Geneva’s International Cello Competition and the ARD Competition in Munich – the world’s leading cello compeition.
Tues, Apr 16
Bach Solo Suites for Cello Nos. 1, 3, 5
Wed, Apr 17
Bach Solo Suites for Cello Nos. 2, 4, 6
Chick Corea & Béla Fleck Duet, Live in Concert
Thurs, Apr 25, 7:30 pm
Chick Corea & Béla Fleck, two master songwriters, musicians, and band leaders meet in a historic duet of piano and banjo. The Grammy-winning duet will combine Corea and Fleck’s most recognizable tunes with the music from their Latin Grammy-winning album The Enchantment and their extraordinary live set Two (originally released in 2015 and now available on vinyl as well). With a mix of jazz and pop standards, crossing a myriad of genres, from jazz, bluegrass, rock, flamenco and gospel, this will be a casual, intimate evening with two legends from different musical worlds.
“Supernatural.” – The Washington Post
“One masterly, magical concert.” – Daytona Beach News Journal
For a complete listing of events, go to Jorgensen.uconn.edu