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Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts

(860)486-4226 | http://jorgesen.uconn.edu

Upcoming Events

October 2017

Jake Shimabukuro

October 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts, 2142 Hillside Road Unit 3104
Storrs, CT 06269 United States
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$25 - $40

Back by popular demand! Jake Shimabukuro (she-ma-boo-koo-ro) has been credited with doing for the ukulele what Jimi Hendrix did for guitar and Miles Davis did for jazz. If you missed him before, here’s your chance to see this musical magician. He makes one simple ukulele sound like a full orchestra. Amazing! “...An absolutely jaw-dropping instrumental performance... one of those experiences where you have the sense that you’re witnessing something huge.” - Frets Magazine

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Jason Bishop

October 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts, 2132 Hillside Road
Storrs, CT United States
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$15 - $35

America’s hottest illusionist, Jason Bishop, will mystify you with stunning and original state-of-the-art magic and grand illusions. His miraculous transformation of a borrowed $1 bill to $100, which he returns to a stunned audience participant, and disappearance of his pet dog are big hits of each show. Backed by an outstanding rock and pop soundtrack, Jason’s funny and truly magical Halloween show will treat you to some of the world’s most astonishing illusions.

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November 2017

Moscow State Symphony

November 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts, 2132 Hillside Road
Storrs, CT United States
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$15 - $45

Concert Talk 6:45 pm One of Russia’s finest orchestras joins forces with cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan– winner of the 2011 Tchaikovsky Competition – for an evening of glorious music. The MSSO is one of the oldest symphony orchestras in Russia, and its partnership with Pavel Kogan has earned it an enviable reputation for artistic excellence, imaginative programming, and a loyal following around the world. The orchestra’s wide-ranging programs combine great orchestral, operatic, and choral classics with equally significant music of the…

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Mark O’Connor

November 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts, 2132 Hillside Road
Storrs, CT United States
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$20 - $45

A CABARET EVENT Cabaret fare, dessert & cash bar One of the finest instrumentalists in bluegrass, country, jazz, and classical, the iconic fiddler Mark O’Connor is joined by his wife Maggie O’Connor, son Forrest O’Connor, daughter-in-law Kate Lee, Joe Smart and Geoff Saunders, to create the Grammy Award-winning O’Connor Band, a truly family affair. Their debut album, Coming Home, reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Bluegrass Albums chart in 2016 and won Best Bluegrass Album at the Grammy Awards in 2017.…

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Dorrance Dance

November 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts, 2132 Hillside Road
Storrs, CT United States
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$15 - $35

Post Performance Q&A Tap dance, America’s longest-standing indigenous jazz vernacular, is here to receive its due. MacArthur “Genius” Award recipient and artistic director Michelle Dorrance, aims to honor tap dance’s uniquely beautiful history in a new and dynamically compelling context, not by stripping the form of its tradition, but by pushing it rhythmically, aesthetically and conceptually. Under the nimble feet of Dorrance Dance, street, club and experimental dance forms awake to the sound of furious rhythms “blasting open our notions…

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