UCONN's Jorgensen Center For the Performing Arts Announces Fall 2022 Season Featuring Multiple Celebrations

Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts on the UConn Storrs Campus is celebrating the best of music, dance and entertainment during their upcoming fall 2022 season. From the final tour of the legendary Emerson String Quartet to the one-of-a-kind Swiss theatre troupe Mummenschanz’s 50th an­niversary, Jorgensen continues to present the world’s most celebrated artists to UConn and the greater Storrs community.
 
In homage to the UConn Women’s Center’s 50th anniversary, Jorgensen Center will be hosting several events including two-time Grammy Award-winner Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi, triple-threat comedian, actor and writer Fortune Feimster, Sophie Shao, UConn School of Music Assistant Professor of Cello, and the exceptionally talented jazz singer Samara Joy. The Jorgensen Gallery will present Celebration! A New Chapter for the M. Estelle Sprague Collection, that highlights the changing silhouette of women’s dress from the early nineteenth to twenty-first centuries, as well as garments donated by women who were UConn administrators and alumnae.
 
“After all the performing arts community has been through during the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s vital that we take the time to celebrate the milestones and accomplishments of these talented artists,” said Rodney Rock, Jorgensen Director. “Jorgensen is committed to providing our patrons with the best the industry has to offer.”
 
In addition, Jorgensen will present a robust Lenard Chamber Music Series. This fall features four performances within the Series, including Emerson String Quartet and long-lived early music ensemble The Boston Camerata. The UConn Collegium Musicum, under the direction of Dr. Eric Rice (Music Department Head & Professor of Music History), will perform alongside the Boston Camerata for a section of their program A Medieval Christmas.
 
“It is always a pleasure to prominently feature chamber music, and we continue to be grateful for the generosity of Jean and John Lenard and our donors who contribute to the Lenard Chamber Music Endowment,” Rock said.
 
The Piano Guys and Fortune Feimster are currently on sale. Tickets for all other Fall 2022 events will go on sale Monday, August 29 at 10 A.M. Visit Jorgensen.uconn.edu for the full list of events, programs, updated policies and procedures, and more.
 
FALL 2022 EVENTS:

  • The Piano Guys
    Fri, Sep 16 – 8 PM
  • Emerson String Quartet*
    Fri, Sep 30 – 8 PM
  • Rhiannon Giddens &
Francesco Turrisi
Sat, Oct 8 – 8 PM
  • DakhaBrakha
    Sun, Oct 9 – 3 PM
  • Fortune Feimster
Sat, Oct 15 – 8 PMs
  • Apollon Musagète Quartet
with Garrick Ohlsson, piano*
Sun, Oct 16 – 3 PM
  • Mummenschanz
Thu, Oct 20 – 7:30 PM
  • Garth Fagan Dance
Sat, Nov 12 – 8 PM
  • UConn SFA Faculty Showcase
Sophie Shao, cello
with John Blacklow, piano*
Tue, Nov 15, 7:30 PM
  • Samara Joy
    Sat, Nov 18 – 8 PM
  • Holiday Pops
    Sat, Dec 3 – 8 PM
  • The Boston Camerata*
Tue, Dec 6 – 7:30 PM
 
*Lenard Chamber Music Series
 
TICKET AND BOX OFFICE INFORMATION:    
The Piano Guys and Fortune Feimster are currently on sale. Tickets for all other Fall 2022 events will go on sale Monday, August 29 at 10 A.M. Spring 2023 events will be announced at a later date. Please check the website, jorgensen.uconn.edu, for event updates and discount information. (Note: all artists, events, dates, programs and COVID-19 policies are subject to change.) All COVID-related policy and protocol information for Jorgensen events can be found here.  Fall 2022 tickets will be sold in the main hall or cabaret configuration, with assigned seating.  
 
Thanks to the Lenard Endowment, UConn students, non-UConn students and Connecticut youth (K-12) are invited to attend all Jorgensen chamber events for free, including Emerson String Quartet on Sep 30, Apollon Musagète Quartet with Garrick Ohlsson, piano on Oct 16, UConn SFA Faculty Showcase Sophie Shao, cello with John Blacklow, piano on Nov 15 and The Boston Camerata on Dec 6.
 
Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts is located at 2132 Hillside Road on the UConn campus in Storrs. To help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, there are currently no in-person Box Office hours. For questions and assistance, please contact the Box Office Manager via email at jorgensen.tickets@uconn.edu or call 860-486-4226.