The Multi-platinum selling and genre-bending Ben Folds performs live from Australia on UCONN’s Jorgensen Digital Stage

Thu, March 4, 2021 at 8:00 pm EST | Tickets: $20 per device

 Multi-platinum-selling pianist, composer, vocalist and music influencer, Ben Folds, will perform via livestream from Australia on Jorgensen Digital Stage on Thursday, March 4 at 8pm EST. Following the performance, there will be a live Q&A.

 Over the years, Folds has created a large body of work including pop albums with Ben Folds Five, multiple solo albums, and numerous collaborative records. His last record featuring a blend of pop songs and his Concerto for Piano and Orchestra soared to #1 on both the Billboard classical and classical crossover charts.

 Folds, who has been residing in Australia since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, has used his time in Sydney to write new music, work on a TV series, and perform livestreams for his patrons on Patreon. In June, he wrote and released the single “2020” that highlighted the turmoil of the year.

 Since 2017, he currently serves as the first ever Artistic Advisor to the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center. In addition to his touring, Folds released his first book “A Dream About Lightning Bugs” in 2019. The collection of interrelated essays on art, life, and music debuted as a New York Times Best Seller.

 TICKETS / HOW TO PURCHASE:

Due to COVID-19, this performance will be online as a livestream. Tickets to livestreamed events on Jorgensen Digital Stage must be purchased at jorgensen.uconn.edu. Tickets are $20 per device. Please plan to purchase tickets online by 2:00 pm EST the day of the show. Patrons will receive order confirmation, PDF tickets, and access codes via email. In an effort to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the Box Office will be working remotely. For questions and assistance, please contact the Box Office Manager via email at jorgensen.tickets@uconn.edu. You may also leave a message for Box Office staff at 860-486-4227 and a representative will get back to you as quickly as possible.

 Support for the 2020-2021 season has been provided by the Jorgensen CoStars and Circle of Friends. Media sponsors and other partners for An Evening with Ben Folds include: New England Public Media, Connecticut Magazine, Entercom Hartford/96.5 TIC, and WHUS Radio.

 A limited number of free tickets are available to current UConn Students to every Jorgensen performance. Due to COVID-19, requests for Student Rush tickets will be handled via email for Spring 2021. Please email your request to jorgensen.tickets@uconn.edu between 8am EST -12pm EST the day of the performance and include your name and NetID. If you have been selected to receive a free ticket, you will receive an email with your ticket and livestream instructions. Free tickets are limited and are first come, first served.

 

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