Inside Jorgensen Performing Arts Center

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The Venice Baroque Orchestra and Robert McDuffie Premiere Glass’s ‘Seasons’ Concerto on World Tour

In a unique musical pairing, the Venice Baroque Orchestra with violin soloist and leader Robert McDuffie will perform the new Violin Concerto No. 2, “The American Four Seasons,” by Philip Glass along with its inspiration, “The Four Seasons” by Vivaldi, played on period instruments.

Glass’s new work, written specifically for McDuffie, will be heard at Jorgensen on Tuesday, November 9, at 7:30 pm. There will also be a pre-performance concert talk at 6:45 pm led by Michael Lankester, former music director of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra and Hartford Chamber Orchestra.

Call 860-486-4226, or order tickets ($28, $30) online atwww.jorgensen.uconn.edu. Free, convenient parking is available across the street in the North Garage.

Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet Takes Movement to the Movies … and to UConn

The ultra-hip, New York-based dance company, under the artistic direction of Benoit-Swan Pouffer, will shake up the Jorgensen stage in its first Connecticut appearance Friday, November 12, at 8 p.m.
Cedar Lake attracts cutting-edge choreographers because of its risky, edge, explosive physicality. Film director George Nolti is featuring Cedar Lake in his upcoming science-fiction thriller “The Adjustment Bureau,” starring Emily Blunt and Matt Damon, with over-the-top dance sequences.

The performance at Jorgensen will include the new work “Hubbub” choreographed by Alexander Elkman, “Sunday Again” by Jo Stromgren, and “Unit In Reaction” by Jacopo Godani.

Call 860-486-4226, or order tickets ($25, $27, $30) online atwww.jorgensen.uconn.edu. Free, convenient parking is available across the street in the North Garage.