Jorgensen Events Feed Upcoming Jorgensen Events Feed. en-us 60 UConn Music Department Spectrum Concert /events/view.php?id=509

Music / Classical

A fast paced musical montage featuring the UConn Jazz Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, Percussion Ensemble, Opera Studio and much more.  This unique high-energy concert will be presented as one uninterrupted stream of exciting and captivating selections.  The audience will experience a carefully arranged sonic potpourri featuring a thrilling version of Benny Goodman's Sing Sing Sing, the powerful Choral Fantasy by Beethoven, rollicking and electrifying saxophone and percussion ensembles, a soulful and heart warming version of Amazing Grace just to name a few of the many selections.  The tremendous versatility of the UConn Music Department will be on glorious display as you listen to jazz, classical, pop, folk and all of the many styles that are produced here on the UConn campus. 

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400 509
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

Mozart – Quartet in G Major, K. 387
Janacek – Quartet No. 1, "Kreutzer Sonata"
Grieg – Quartet in G Minor, Op. 27

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400 493
Noche Latino /events/view.php?id=137

Music / Latino

Doors open at 7:00 pm

Dance the night away to the irresistible sounds of salsa with the Frankie Rodriguez Orchestra. The evening opens with a dance exhibition by UConn's own BAILE. Jorgensen's trendy Cabaret setting, with a large open dance floor and delicious Latin 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!

* A relaxing and cozy nightclub setting with candlelit tables and open dance floor. Latino dinner fare & dessert is available for purchase. Cash Bar.

Sat, 09 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400 137
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
Straight No Chaser /events/view.php?id=502

Music / a cappella

If the phrase “male a cappella group” conjures up an image of students in blue blazers, ties, and khakis singing traditional college songs on ivied campuses... think again. Straight No Chaser combines pop with a capella, performing songs like Stand By Me, The Lion Sleeps Tonight, Wonderwall, and Uptown Girl, as well as cartoon theme songs and 50’s medleys. Tight vocals, loose humor, and a seamless mixture of old and new, have catapulted the 10 IU-born musical masterminds from local legends to international superstars—leaving in their wake a slew of chart-topping albums, and millions of viewers on YouTube.

“Straight No Chaser delivers an entertaining evening full of superb music and one you shouldn’t miss.” —

Sat, 02 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400 502
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 – Six Romanian Dances Sz.56
Beethoven – Violin Sonata No. 9, "Kreutzer Sonata," Op. 47
Karabits – Muzýka, Music for Solo Violin
Franck – Violin Sonata 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 hailed by critics and family audiences alike.

ZooZoo presents a menagerie like no other. Fire-fly bug eyes, hungry anteaters, introverted frogs, cantankerous polar bears, insomniac hippos and tricky penguins fill the stage with wit, wonder and mesmerizing Felliniesque mayhem. 

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

“Rare theatrical event – a family friendly entertainment… lively… inventive… remarkably acrobatic… mysterious… deeply satisfying… thrilling… hysterical… truly goofy fun… now, that’s entertainment!”
The Boston Globe

“Imago Theatre's fantastical creatures have enough imaginative sass to keep adults entertained while the kids sit enchanted….Terrific... It is hard to name a show better suited to introduce kids to the imaginative power of theater.” - WBUR, NPR

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

Music / Classical

Distinguished by its youth, open-mindedness and versatility, France's Ébène 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, Op. 10
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

Presented in Partnership with The League of Women Voters

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.   

The Use Your Voice Tour 2016, in conjunction with the League of Women Voters, gets underway in St. Petersburg, Florida, visiting 38 U.S. cities from February to April. The League is teaming up with the tour to make sure all voices are heard on Election Day 2016. They’ll help fans get the election information they need, from how to update their voter registration and find easy-to-understand local candidate and voting information, to learning about getting involved in the League's work.

The "Use Your Voice Tour 2016" follows the recent arrival of Patty Griffin's extraordinary new album, SERVANT OF LOVE. Produced by longtime collaborator Craig Ross, the album - which includes the powerful first track release, "Rider of Days" - marks Griffin's ninth studio recording and first to be released via her new self-owned PGM imprint in conjunction with Thirty Tigers.  SERVANT OF LOVE has quickly drawn worldwide critical approval, with American Songwriter applauding her "unorthodox but effective foray into more oblique musical and philosophical waters...a bold, unexpected shift in vision."

Sara Watkins is a singer-songwriter from Los Angeles, California and founding member of the progressive bluegrass group Nickel Creek along with her brother Sean and mandolinist Chris Thile. Over the summer, Sara and Sean toured and released their family-band-of-sorts project, Watkins Family Hour, that included stops at Conan, NPR's Tiny Desk Concert and Newport Folk Festival. The project featured an all-star band of Fiona Apple, Benmont Tench, Sebastian Steinberg and Don Heffington. Next year, Watkins will release her first solo offering in nearly four years.

Anaïs Mitchell is a Vermont and Brooklyn-based songwriter who comes from the world of narrative folksong, poetry and balladry. Her recent albums have found themselves on year-end 'Best-Of' lists including NPR, Wall Street Journal and the Guardian. She's currently developing her folk-opera album Hadestown into a full stage production, which will premiere off-Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop in spring 2016.


A respected leader in the voter engagement field for 95 years, the League of Women Voters is active in all 50 states and nearly 800 communities. League volunteers conduct nonpartisan voter registration, education and mobilization year-round, every year with the goal of empowering millions of voters to participate and ensure they have fair and equal access to the vote. Visit the League's award-winning voting website to find out about upcoming elections in your community.

Sat, 05 Mar 2016 00:00:00 -0500 486
Exodus /events/view.php?id=512

Music / Fashion Show



Doors open at 6:00 pm

The African Students' Association presents Exodus, a glance into the progression of African culture throughout the millennia. From the collapse of the seven ancient kingdoms of Africa comes the transition into modern Africa. Exodus unveils the evolution of African fashion and entertainment into the contemporary era. Drawing from global adoption of the aspects of African culture, UConn ASA's annual cultural show depicts the immersion of African culture over time and space. 

Upcoming Nigerian comedian Dami Flygerian, the man behind the hilarious Aphrican Ape videos, will have you in stitches!


Sat, 27 Feb 2016 00:00:00 -0500 512
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
Asian Nite '16 /events/view.php?id=508

Music / World

Join us for an incredible night of comedy, traditional and modern dance, singing and much more at the Annual Asian Nite talent showcase.
Asian Nite 2016 acts represent not only traditional Pan Asian culture, but run the gamut of high energy dance and comedy skits. From Taiko drums to singing, from Taekwondo skills to breakdancing, Asian Nite is an evening of diversity and entertainment at its best. Asian Nite is THE place to be!
Conceived in 1994, Asian Nite has grown and flourished over the years. MC duties have been handed off from invited guest hosts to very successful, engaging, and impressive student hosts. This year's student hosts are eager to entertain you!
For more information, please contact the Asian American Cultural Center at 860.486.0830 or
This event is sponsored by the Asian American Cultural Center (AsACC) and is presented by the Pan Asian Council, an umbrella group representing student groups and organizations affiliated with AsACC at UConn.

Link to an article about Asian Nite 2015:

Sat, 20 Feb 2016 00:00:00 -0500 508
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood LIVE! /events/view.php?id=484

Theatre / Family


Meet Daniel Tiger and the entire cast following the show in the Jorgensen Gallery. Cookies and apple juice will be available for all.

$50 per person. Reserve your space NOW - Participation is limited.

Call the Box Office at 860-486-4226, Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm.


A President's Day Special

The legacy of the beloved “Mister Rogers” lives on with the hit television series, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, from The Fred Rogers Company and airing daily on PBS KIDS. Now, Daniel and all of his friends are hopping aboard Trolley to delight live audiences with DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD LIVE! Donning his iconic red sweater, Daniel takes the audience on an interactive musical adventure as he and his friends explore the vibrant world of their much-loved Neighborhood of Make-Believe, sharing themes of friendship, helping others, and celebrating new experiences. This live theatrical production filled with singing, dancing, laughter and “grr-ific” surprises will warm the hearts of multiple generations.

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood builds on the pioneering PBS show, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. The series tells its engaging stories about the life of a preschooler using musical strategies grounded in Fred Rogers’ landmark social-emotional curriculum. Through imagination, creativity and music, Daniel and his friends learn the key social skills necessary for school and for life.

In February 2015, Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood was the #2 program across all TV networks for Kids 2-5 and with moms of young children. In addition, it continues to be one of the highest-streamed shows, averaging over 40 million streams per month. One million Daniel Tiger books have been published to date, and downloads of the apps, music and episodes continue to rank high on iTunes.

The animated TV series has garnered a host of prestigious awards, and most recently was nominated for a 2015 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in a Preschool Animated Program. This recognition follows a string of additional honors, including a 2015 Parents’ Choice Gold Award and 2014 Prix Jeunesse International Selection as well as the 2013 Kidscreen Award for Best Animated Series in the Preschool Category, and 2013 Cynopsis: Kids! Imagination Award for Preschool Series.

Mon, 15 Feb 2016 00:00:00 -0500 484