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Theatre / Family

This musical adaptation of the Rapunzel fairy tale, with an appealing pop-rock score, is chock full of lighthearted hilarity, with gentle merriment for the kids, and inside jokes directed at theater and fairy tales to charm the grown-ups as well.

Fun For Kids of All Ages

Sun, 03 May 2015 00:00:00 -0400 437
2Cellos /events/view.php?id=436

Music / Classical-Urban Fusion

Doors open at 7:00 pm
Sandwiches, soup, salad, dessert, cash bar 

Young Croatian cellists Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, known as 2Cellos, became a worldwide YouTube sensation with their passionate, dueling cellos version of Michael Jackson’s Smooth Criminal. Within only a 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.

Self-produced by Sulic and Hauser, Celloverse showcases 2CELLOS’ unique ability to reinvent current and classic rock/pop songs, starting with “The Trooper Overture,” a metal-meets-classical mash up of Iron Maiden’s hit and Rossini’s “William Tell Overture.” The album includes their take on AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck” (the video has 31 million views), “I Will Wait” by Mumford & Sons and Michael Jackson’s “They Don’t Care About Us.” Rounding out Celloverse is the Paul McCartney classic “Live and Let Die,” with special guest Lang Lang and the title track, an original song penned and arranged by 2CELLOS.

2CELLOS are the first instrumentalists to be featured on Glee. They have also appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres ShowThe Tonight Show, and The Bachelor Live Wedding Special.  Their self-titled debut album and IN2ITION are available on Sony Music Masterworks.

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Sat, 02 May 2015 00:00:00 -0400 436
UConn Dance Company /events/view.php?id=457

Dance / Hip-hop

The UConn Dance Company began as DanceWorks in 2008. It has since evolved into a large group of talented, passionate, and devoted dancers who work together to perform at UConn's very own Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts at the end of each semester. Every aspect of the show is designed by the students--choreography, staging, music and lighting. Styles range from hip hop to ballet, jazz, modern, lyrical, musical theater, and much more!

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0400 457
Rhythmic Circus /events/view.php?id=435

Dance / Tap Dance

Doors open at 7:00 pm
Sandwiches, soup, salad, dessert, cash bar 

There’s tap dancing and then there’s Rhythmic Circus, the percussive-dance phenomenon that electrifies audiences with its hard-hitting, rapid-fire tap, sidesplitting humor and finger-snapping tunes. A seven-piece band and vocalists ignite Rhythmic Circus’ appetite for tap dancing, performed on everything from sand to folding chairs. 

“….so brilliantly danced it was really irresistible.” – The People’s Critic  

Sat, 18 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0400 435
UConn Tap Team /events/view.php?id=458

Dance / Tap Dance

The UConn Tap Team is a club sport organization, comprised of tap dancers who wish to expand upon our talents and learn new methods, steps, and more from each other. Through tap, we strive to create connections with others, both those who tap, as well as those who do not. We participate in community services events, fundraisers, and perform locally on campus, as well as compete regionally in dance competitions.

 Each spring, the Tap Team puts on our Annual Showcase which is a compilation of our dances that we have been working on throughout the year. These consist of not only tap routines created by our team choreographers, but also other small groups choreographed by members of the team, varying in dance styles. In addition to our dances, we invite other groups around campus to perform as well. In the past we've had A Completely Different Note, RubyFruit, UConn Dance Company, and many others as well. 

Wed, 15 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0400 458
Latin Fest '15 /events/view.php?id=434

Music / Latino

Doors open at 7 pm
Latino food & Cash bar

Dance the night away to the irresistible sounds of the 14-piece merengue orchestra, Los Hermanos Rosario, and one of Puerto Rican Salsa's best soneros (singers), Ismael Miranda. The evening opens with a DJ and UConn’s own BAILE.

Jorgensen’s trendy Cabaret setting, with a large open dance floor and delicious Latino food and drink, guarantees a night that will be hot, hot, hot! Hartford Advocate readers voted Jorgensen as one of the best places to listen to Latin music!

Presented by Jorgensen & the Puerto Rican/Latin American Cultural Center

Media Sponsor – TELEMUNDO

Live pre-show broadcast – FM 97.1

Sat, 11 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0400 434
Leipzig String Quartet /events/view.php?id=432

Music / Classical

Founded in 1988, the widely acclaimed Leipzig String Quartet (former principals of the celebrated Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra) is one of the most exciting string quartets in the international chamber music scene today. The foursome has won global recognition, and has been described as "superbly integrated" by the Washington Post, and "an eloquent, refined ensemble" by the New York Times.


BORODIN | String Quartet no. 2 in D major

STRAVINSKY | Three Pieces for String Quartet

WAGNER | Albumblatt (für Cosima Wagner)

DEBUSSY | Premier quatuor in G minor, op. 10

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0400 432
Natalie Merchant /events/view.php?id=431

Music / Singer-Songwriter

Originally the lead singer and primary lyricist of 10,000 Maniacs, Natalie Merchant has earned a distinguished place among America's most respected recording artists with a reputation for being a prolific songwriter with a compelling artistic vision and a unique and captivating performance style. "Merchant is in a league of her own." – Newsweek 

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0400 431
Cinderella /events/view.php?id=430

Dance / Ballet

Danced to the exuberant music of Prokofiev, this timeless tale of rags to riches is one of the best-loved of the classical ballets. With a company of 50 exquisite dancers, including some of Russia’s finest soloists, Cinderella comes to life as never before. Complete with fairy Godmother, handsome prince and two evil yet comical stepsisters, this charming and light-hearted classic is a feast for the eyes and a treat for audiences of all ages.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0400 430
Popovich Comedy Pet Theater /events/view.php?id=429

Theatre / Family

As seen on The Tonight Show, Letterman, and America's Got Talent, Popovich Comedy Pet Theater is a blend of unique comedy, world championship juggling, and the extraordinary talents of performing pets. His amazing cast of dogs and cats have been rescued from animal shelters and transformed in Vegas stars! Back by popular demand.

11-4 pm

Meet some very special pets
and give one a starring role
in your life! PLUS dog
training demos and an
Animal Food & Supply
Drive for dogs and cats.

Media Sponsor – FM 104.1
Plus live pre-show broadcast

Sun, 22 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0400 429
BODYTRAFFIC /events/view.php?id=428

Dance / Contemporary

Praised for its “confident, hard-hitting” (LA Weekly) execution in a wide range of styles, BodyTraffic was named one of Dance Magazine’s 25 to Watch in 2013. Founded in 2007, the company has surged to the forefront of the concert dance world, commissioning new works from world-class contemporary choreographers.

This presentation of BODYTRAFFIC was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Thu, 12 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0400 428
Dover Quartet /events/view.php?id=427

Music / Classical

Formed by students at the Curtis Institute of Music in 2008, the Dover Quartet swept the 2013 Banff International String Quartet Competition, won the grand prize at the 2010 Fischoff Competition, and is now Curtis's inaugural quartet in residence. The quartet draws from the musical lineage of both the Vermeer and Guarneri Quartets, while also bringing youthful enthusiasm and musical conviction to a repertoire that is truly its own.


Mozart Quartet in D Major, K. 499   
Shostakovich Quartet No. 7
Beethoven Quartet in C Major, Op. 59, No. 3

Sun, 08 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0500 427
The Chieftains /events/view.php?id=426

Music / World


Doors open at 7:00 pm
Sandwiches, soup, salad, dessert, cash bar 

Go green with the legendary Chieftains, the world’s most beloved Irish band! Together with a group of guest musicians, vocalists and Irish step dancers, these six-time Grammy winners, who recently marked their 50th anniversary, will regale you with their unique, exhilarating and beautiful renditions of traditional music from the Emerald Isle.

Sat, 07 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0500 426
Asian Nite /events/view.php?id=459

Music /

Asian Nite ‘15

Come join us for the 19th annual Asian Nite, an annual Talent Showcase in which our budding artists and performers "show their stuff" to the university community. Acts include a wealth of traditional and modern dance, singing, classical music, spoken word, and fusion performances that represent Asia and Asian America.

Asian Nite is presented by the Asian American Cultural Center and organized by PAC – Pan-Asian Council – comprised of executive board members from the active Asian American student organizations on campus.

Doors Open at 7:00PM.

Sat, 21 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0500 459
Cameron Carpenter /events/view.php?id=424

Music / Classical-Urban Fusion

“Not Your Grandma’s Organist”: Alternatingly dazzling and subtle, and always fired by a profound musical intelligence.” – The Wall Street Journal

Cameron Carpenter, one of the world's top organists, has not only brought the "king of instruments" out of the church and onto the new stage, but has exposed an entirely new generation to the wonders of the pipe organ through his videos on YouTube. Unorthodox, controversial, and flamboyant, he amazes audiences with his astounding technique (both hands and feet), and breaks preconceptions of the pipe organ as a concert instrument.

Cameron Carpenter's recent concert this January at the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas created quite a stir when music critic Scott Cantrell called it "a candidate for the year’s most bizarre concert." Check out the review and many impassioned responses that followed in the Dallas Morning News.

“Carpenter is one of the rare musicians who changes the game of his instrument… He is a smasher of cultural and classical music taboos. He is technically the most accomplished organist I have ever witnessed… And, most important of all, the most musical.” – The Los Angeles Times

“No other musician of Carpenter’s generation has more adeptly fused shrewd showmanship, dazzling technique and profound thinking about his instrument and his place in the musical cosmos...” – The San Francisco Chronicle

Sun, 15 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0500 424
Audra McDonald /events/view.php?id=438

Music / Vocal

Broadway superstar Audra McDonald made history this summer with a record-breaking sixth Tony Award to add to her two Grammys. One of the most celebrated performers of her generation, she 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 favorite showtunes and songs from her new album Go Back Home—her most personal recording to date.

“Absolutely thrilling... One of the glories of American musical theater.”
– The New York Times

Fri, 13 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0500 438
Zap Mama & Antibalas /events/view.php?id=423

Music / World

Two World Music Trailblazers Unite as Zap Mama Returns for First US Tour Since 2009

Collaborating for the first time ever, Zap Mama and Antibalas come together to celebrate the evolution of contemporary Afro music in a world-music revue that will transport you around the globe in the course of a song.

Antibalas (Spanish for "bulletproof"), America’s premier afrobeat band, is a Brooklyn, NY based big band inspired by the golden age of West African and Afro-Caribbean musical styles of the 1970s as well as the jazz and improvised music traditions of their native New York. Members of Antibalas are sought-after session and touring musicians, regularly recording and performing with a spectrum of artists including the Roots, TV on the Radio, Jovanotti, Arcade Fire, Allen Tousaint, David Byrne and St. Vincent, Angelique Kidjo, and Betty Lavette. 

Combining hip-hop, R&B and African pop with a global sensibility Zap Mama, is an all-female troupe of afropop vocalists based in Europe who first created a sensation in the US world music scene in 1991 with their critically-acclaimed self-titled release on David Byrne’s Luaka Bop label. Marie Daulne, known worldwide as the creative force behind Zap Mama, redefines the word "vocalist” by creatively expressing sound and storytelling through tone and pure voice, melding afropop with American and European urban music using ethnic polyphonic vocal structures.

The concert will deeply combine the two groups into one show specially created for their 29-date U.S. tour.  

Thu, 12 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0500 423
Split Knuckle Theater - Endurance /events/view.php?id=448

Theatre / Drama

Trapped in Antartica with no hope of rescue, the great British explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton kept 27 men alive for two years in the most inhospitable climate on earth. Ninety-five years later, in the worst economic meltdown since the Great Depression, Hartford insurance man Walter Spivey, struggling to justify his recent promotion and save his employee’s jobs, relives Shackleton’s story. Can one of the greatest leaders in human history inspire him to conquer
the corporate world? 

Split Knuckle is a critically acclaimed company that creates dynamic, physical, visually striking theatre from simple materials. Their powerful theatre engages the audience and performers in collective acts of imagination, using the expressive power of the human voice and body. Through imagination, text, and movement, they create vast landscapes, and vivid characters, telling epic stories that confront the wonders and challenges of life in our world. 

Split Knuckle is actively developing innovative theatre, performing, directing, teaching, and leading workshops around the globe.

Wed, 04 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0500 448