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Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts

2132 Hillside Road
Storrs, CT United States

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October 2017

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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December 2017

Takács Quartet

December 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts, 2132 Hillside Road
Storrs, CT United States
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$15 - $36

Concert Talk: 6:45 pm Now entering its forty-third season, the Takács Quartet brings vitality and fresh insight to their interpretation of the string quartet repertoire, along with a unique blend of drama, warmth and humor. Pianist Garrick Ohlsson, one of the leading exponents of the music of Frédéric Chopin, and the first American to win the Chopin International Piano Competition in 1970, will join the Takács for an evening of extraordinary music making. Program MOZART String Quartet K. 575 SHOSTAKOVICH String…

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