Monday, January 30, 2012

and so on and so forth

Turns out that not only is Essex home to the Community Music School (see that blog entry here), there is also the Charles Music School.

The front page of their website provides a lovely little bit of information about the school:
"Charles’ Music School offers affordable one-on-one private lessons for guitar, bass, piano, voice, drums, flute, saxophone, trumpet, violin, oboe and clarinet. Half hour private lesson rates are only $25 and you pay by the month so there’s never a long commitment and registration is always free! We also have rentals for most popular instruments and offer a 10% family discount when enrolling more than one family member."

But I'm mainly trying to draw attention to their Adult Music Workshop.

If you play the guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, or can sing, with little to no performance experience then this is the ensemble for you. Heck, you don't even need to know how to read music. 
Charles Domler, the school's owner, leads this group who meet once a week for eight weeks. All materials are provided, this includes drums, amps, cables, music stands, mics, a PA system, and sheet music.
Students not only become more familiar with their instruments, they will also learn to put together a set list, and learn about tempo and how to count basic beats. 
With the end of each eight week duration, the class holds a live performance and each student receives a DVD of the performance.

Cost: $150
Duration: 8 week program – (1) 60 minute class ea. week
Time: Usually starts around 7:30pm
Day of the week: Determined once we have a full group signed up

There’s no registration fee and you won’t pay until we start so call
us at (860)460-9183 and sign up today!

They also have a Group Guitar Workshop, and also a Group Violin Workshop

As if it doesn't get any better, the Charles' Music School also carries new and used instruments and accessories for sale and rentals.

Charles’ Music School
24 Main Street, Unit D
Centerbrook, CT 06409

Hours of Operation:
Mon-Fri 12:00-9pm
Sat 8:00-2pm 

Have questions about music lessons or
sales? Please take a moment to write us
and we’ll get back to you in a jiffy. Please
include a phone number. Thanks!

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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Aged to Perfection

Are you an adult that has little or no musical experience? Maybe you're just rusty, or want to learn a different instrument?
Well, in Essex is the Centerbrook Music School.

The school was established in 1983 and has been a place for voice and instrumental instruction for children and adults. They are a non-profit providing music classes and private lessons for students in more than 25 area towns.

Their programs include:
Private Instruction
Suzuki Instruction
Music Therapy
Group Classes
New Horizons Band
Theory and Performance
Summer programs
Broadway Bound
Homeschool Program

Now for those adults I spoke of, you would be looking for the New Horizons Band.
"Launched in 2009, New Horizons at CMS is quickly becoming a popular favorite. Under the direction of Patricia Hurley, the New Horizons Band is a supportive group for beginners or those who have not played an instrument in years. There are no auditions and everyone is welcome! Band rehearsals are twice a week with performances scheduled during the semester. Standard band literature graded level 1-2 in all styles and genres will be performed."
This ensemble meets Tuesdays and Thursdays: 11 am – 12 pm; 16 weeks; $250

The Community Music School gives some brief history on New Horizons:
"The New Horizons music program was introduced in Rochester, New York in 1991, the brainchild of Roy Ernst of Eastman Conservatory. Today there are about 150 New Horizons bands, choruses and orchestras in the United States and Canada, with thousands of participants. These organizations provide an entry point for adults who have either never studied music or who have been away from it for many years, allowing them to share the joyful experience of recreational music making.  As it was first developed, members had to be at least 50 years old, but we have opened our program to any adults who are available between 10 and 12 on Tuesday and Thursday mornings for group lessons and band rehearsals. 
New Horizons bands are always nurturing, non-competitive and supportive in style. There are no auditions or chair tryouts.  Everyone is welcome!  As long as the band exists, there will always be space for new beginners to join the ranks and discover the joy of making music together.
The national New Horizons organization even sponsors several adult band camps each year, where participants come from all over the country to meet each other and make music together.  The groups often perform in a variety of community venues, sometimes joining forces with other community bands or orchestras.
We invite you to join the recreational music movement — you’ll be glad you did!  Be a part of the New Horizons Band of the Connecticut River Valley."

Whether you're an adult looking for some musical instruction for your self or perhaps for your children, and are interesting in more information or perhaps want to register, you can contact registration by mail, phone, or in person. (Note: newly registered students will be placed based on student interests and teacher availability.)

By Mail: Send a completed registration form with required fee and deposit to CMS.
By Phone: Call the Business Office at 860-767-0026 between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. 
In Person: Visit CMS at 90 Main Street, Centerbrook to complete the process.

To see Fees and Payment Plans click here. There are Scholarships and Financial Aid also available.
Community Music School | 90 Main Street | PO Box 387 | Centerbrook, CT 06409 | Phone: 860.767-0026
Don't forget to "Like" them on Facebook!

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Thursday, January 26, 2012

London, England.. neither one New

Well, it's not exactly local but man if I could afford to travel I would totally go to London, England just so I could see War Horse (the play). Yes they did make a movie but this just looks so much more awesome.

Those who haven't heard of this story, the New London Theatre tells it on their website:

"At the outbreak of World War One, Joey, young Albert’s beloved horse, is sold to the cavalry and shipped to France.
He’s soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an extraordinary odyssey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in no man’s land.
But Albert cannot forget Joey and, still not old enough to enlist, he embarks on a treacherous mission to the trenches to find him and bring him home.
Actors, working with astonishing, life-sized puppets, lead us on this emotionally-charged journey through history."

Honestly, it's the life-sized puppets that interest me. 

I mean look at these things.

But if you can't afford to fly to London, England, you can always travel to New York City and see it at the Lincoln Center Theater playing from now until early September.
Lincoln Center Theater-Vivian Beaumont
150 West 65th Street (Between Broadway and Amsterdam)
New York NY 10023

Running Time:
2 hours and 40 minutes, including intermission

Recommended for 12 +
Children under the age of 5 are not permitted in the theatre.

Ticket Price:
Orchestra: $125.00
Loge Rows A-C: $125.00
Loge Rows D-E: $75.00

Friday & Saturday evenings:
Orchestra: $135.00
Loge Rows A-C: $125.00
Loge Rows D-E: $90.00
Tickets purchased online and by phone are subject to a per ticket service charge of $7.50 and a per order handling fee. Handling fees vary by how your tickets are delivered.

Box office hours: Mon-Sat: 10am to 8pm. Sun: Noon to 6pm

My birthday is in early May. Just fyi, if someone wants to get me something awesome for my birthday haha

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

officially official

Well, now I am officially linked to the Bulletin's site so my posts will reach more than 3 people.

Also! That book I ordered has finally arrived! Who ever had this book before must not have been a music major, because there is a LOT of highlighting in it hah.

So to recap, I have talked about the materials of music being sound and time; the elements that make up sound: pitch, intensity, duration, and timbre (tone color), and a few basic fundamentals of notation.

I left off on The Clefs, and have so far explained the treble clef, the bass clef, and the grand staff. But, I bet you didn't know that it doesn't stop there. Oh no! There is another clef. The C clef, and it the most versatile of them all. It is the only clef than can move up and down the staff, where it gains a new name so as to identify each of the possible positions. It is called the C clef, because where the 2 backwards c's (or sideways mustache :-P  ) meets is designated as middle C.

The alto clef is a C clef that designates the 3rd line of the staff as middle C. It is the standard clef used in music for viola (so yes, I am quite familiar with this clef haha).

The tenor clef is a C clef that designates the 4th line of the staff as middle C. This clef is occasionally found in music written for cello, bassoon, or trombone (all of which generally read in bass clef).

The soprano, mezzo soprano, and baritone clefs are used less often than the alto and tenor clefs.

Octave Identification
Since the pitch spectrum is so wide, it is often necessary to identify a specific note by the octave in which it appears. But realistically, it's not something that I find used very much in my music so I'll just give you the jist of it and move on.

Think of a piano keyboard, repeating the pattern of CDEFGABC throughout the whole length. Each pattern set makes up an octave, and each octave gets a number in order to identify how high or low it is.
the exclamation point shape was not intentional.

Side Note: Although it may look written differently, middle C will always sound the same. Here is Middle C in all clefs, looks different but if you closed your eyes and listened, they would all be the same pitch.

Middle C is identified as C4.

The octave above an indicated note is sometimes abbreviated 8va, and the octave below 8vb. This is used when a large number of ledger lines make note reading difficult.

Ledger Lines
Pitches that go beyond the limits of the staff are written by adding ledger lines above or below the staff. Ledger lines, which parallel the staff, accommodate only one note.

We'll stop here for today and pick up with more notation next time. ie: accidentals, intervals, enharmonics, and notation of duration.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

well.. well.. well..

Looks like our concert today will truly look like a winter concert. At 2pm today in the ballroom of Harbour Towers at 461 Bank St, New London, the New London Community Orchestra will hold this season's concert including pieces from Vivaldi, Mozart, Bach, and Satie.

We are an ensemble of mixed backgrounds and musical experiences. Although every member did not study music during their secondary education, we all share a love and passion for music. Our member's vary in age from high school and young adult, to wise adults. Many members had not touched an instrument in years but it can be very much like riding a bike, one never forgets. With some practice and encouragement from our wonderful conductor, Joan Winters, we have shaped into an entertaining chamber ensemble who's goals include not only to captivate our audience, but also to bring music lessons to the children of New London.

Join us today for our concert at Harbour Towers. But please, drive carefully through this New England winter wonderland.

Friday, January 20, 2012

still waiting

So, still waiting for that textbook to come in the mail. Should be here any day now, then we can have some good stuff to talk about.

Also, the blog will officially be linked on the Bulletin's site sometime next week. Going Monday to retake my picture for it, because the one they took (by surprise) was really awful lol

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Just a reminder

Just wanted to remind anyone or inform anyone who does not already know, this Sunday at 2pm in New London at the Harbour Towers Ballroom (4th floor) there will be a concert held by the New London Community Orchestra.

Our program includes:

Vivaldi Concerto in G Major (Alla Rustica) Op. 51, No. 4
Bach Fugue in G minor "The Little Fugue"
Satie Gymnopedie #1
Mozart Divertimento No. 1, K. 136 I & III

I would love to provide you with some program notes, but today is the SOPA strike and many websites are blacked out and my textbook has not yet arrived in the mail. So if you will forgive me, I hope to be able to provide you with some added information soon.

What I can provide is more information on the concert specifically.

"The New London Community Orchestra is non-profit organization comprised of volunteer players and organizers. Performances are designed to offer classical music to the public, raising awareness of musical traditions, a community of musicians, and the need for music education. Funds raised through concerts and events have contributed to the creation of the organization and the start up program for after school string programs for children." -

2:00 P.M. Sunday January 22nd, 2012

Free admission, voluntary donations greatly appreciated.

Ballroom at Harbour Towers
461 Bank Street, New London, CT 06320

As a member, I will of course be there. I hope to see you there!

Monday, January 16, 2012

sunday funday

Did everyone watch the playoffs tonight? Yeah, me neither hah. But I didn't need to since I practically had a play-by-play on facebook all night.

Any who, lets talk about notation.

Music notation is much more precise and complicated than written language. when we notate music, we use symbols that show three of the four properties of sound we previously discussed: pitch and duration are given accurately, and relative intensity is indicated. Furthermore, pitch and duration are shown simultaneously.

In music notation, pitches are represent by symbols positioned on a staff and identified with letter names.

The Staff
The staff consists of five equally spaced horizontal lives

The various pitches are named by the first seven letters of the alphabet A B C D E F G (unless youre in Germany where they use H for a note but that's another story) For the record, although the alphabet starts with A the musical alphabet starts with C.

The Clefs
A clef is a symbol placed at the beginning of a line of music that establishes the letter names of the lines and spaces of the staff.

The treble clef (or G clef) is a very ornate letter G. The curved line ends at the second line of the staff, which designates the letter name of a note on that line is G.

The bass clef (or F clef) has its name because it is derived from the letter F. The dots are placed above and below the fourth line of the staff, designating this life as F.
(if you haven't already noticed, the lines are always counted from bottom up)

Together, the treble and bass staves make up the (taadaaa!) grand staff.

This staff is usually associated with keyboard music.

It gets a bit more complicated when we really dissect the staff, which I'll do with my next lesson.

Saturday, January 14, 2012


We have a great source for entertainment just minutes outside of Norwich. Mohegan Sun Casino

They have all kinds of entertainment: Concerts, comedy performances, and sports events.

We all know about the Arena and the big headliners they have, but we shouldn't forget about the little guy!

Almost everyday in the Wolf's Den they have free concerts. I advise getting there VERY early, the seating fills up very quickly, there is standing room but why risk it?

Coming up this week:

Tuesday 1/17/12 7pm  Rewind
Rewind brings back all the great hits you grew up listening to. With award winning vocals, dual guitar leads and a rocking rhythm section, Rewind does the music of the 70s and 80s right!  Journey, the Eagles, Doobie Brothers, Chicago and much more.  Let Rewind take you back to music that you loved to listen to but just don't hear anymore!

Wednesday 1/18/12 7pm Souled Out
Souled Out is a musical ensemble that specializes in the great Motown and Soul sounds. Featuring a three-piece vocal section, the group weaves its way through the Motown and 70s Soul eras with authentic choreographed dance routines and outstanding musicianship. Not only is Souled Out a sensational listening and dancing experience, it is an awesome visual one as well!

Thursday 1/19/12 8pm Young Neal & The Vipers
One of the best R&B/Blues bands in the music industry, Young Neal & The Vipers puts on a performance that won't disappoint. You won't be able to get enough of the catchy rhythms and astounding riffs.

Friday 1/20/12 8pm Matt Nathanson
Matt Nathanson burst onto the music scene in 2008 with his mega-hit "Come On Get Higher." The song entered the Top 5 of the Billboard charts. His latest album Modern Love was released in June of 2011 and produced the hit "Faster."

Saturday 1/21/12 6pm & 8pm  Jimmy Sturr and His Orchestra
Polka takes over the Wolf Den! Jimmy Sturr & His Orchestra has over 106 recordings; the excellence of these recordings has been recognized and rewarded throughout the very competitive music industry. Jimmy Sturr & His Orchestra is on the Top Ten list of the All-time Grammy Awards and has won eighteen Grammy Awards.

Sunday 7pm Steel Magnolia
Steel Magnolia blossomed one late night in March in Nashville's famous, Printer's Alley. The dynamic, singing/songwriting duo has come a long way since forming in 2006. Recently they were crowned the season 2 winners of CMT's hit show Can You Duet. As a result, they signed a record deal with Big Machine Records, home to Taylor Swift, Jack Ingram, Reba, etc. Their first single release, "Keep On Lovin' You" is already climbing the charts and they are continuing to work on their debut record with renowned producer, Dann Huff. The record is slated to be released in September 2010.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

well.. i've come to a decision

Since I can't seem to find that textbook... I'm going to just buy another copy off amazon.. it's only about $9 with shipping so even if I find the stupid thing I'm not out a million dollars.. either it's among the boxes of things from school or at someone else's house because it was borrowed but really couldn't tell you which ha. Perhaps it's with my Anchorman dvd I've been missing for a few years. I have the case but no disc; and for the text book I have the CDs that go with it and no book....

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

harmonic series and so forth

Remember the other day when I said I'd explain that thing? Yknow, harmonic series? Yeah, well I'm making good on that deal.

A harmonic series includes the various pitches produced simultaneously by a vibrating body. This physical phenomenon results because the body vibrates in sections as well as in a single unit. a string, for example, vibrates along its entire length as well as in halves, thirds, quarters, and so on.
The pitches produced simultaneously by the vibrating sections are called partials or harmonics. The first partial, often called the fundamental, and the series of partials constitute a musical tone. since the fundamental is the lowest frequency and is also perceived as the loudest, the ear identifies it as the specific pitch of the music tone.
Although the harmonic series theoretically goes to infinity, there are practical limits; the human ear cannot detect frequencies over 20,000 hertz.
the individual partials that make up a musical tone are not distinguished separately but are heard by the human ear a blend that characterizes timbre (remember that word?).

Music is and art of sound and time, and the basic characteristics of musical tone - pitch, duration, intensity, and timbre - are the fundamental elements.

Stay tuned for more on the fundamentals, including notation.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012


Connecticut's Gems

Did you know just how many theaters we have here in Connecticut? I bet you've never even thought about it. You have probably driven past them and never even realized they were there. And I'm not talking about movie theaters, I'm talking real "lets see a play" theaters.

The Spirit of Broadway
24 Chestnut St, Norwich, CT 06360 
(860) 886-2378

O'Neill Eugene Memorial Theatre Center
305 Great Neck Rd, Waterford, CT 06385
(860) 443-7139

779 Main St, Willimantic, CT 06226
(860) 423-2245

66 Union St, New London, CT 06320
(860) 443-3119

325 State St, New London, CT 06320
(860) 444-7373

27 Coogan Blvd # 18, Mystic, CT 06355
(860) 572-7772

166 Capitol Ave, Hartford, CT 06106
(860) 987-5900

1 Gold St, Hartford, CT 06103
(860) 727-4027

360 Farmington Ave, Hartford, CT 06105
(860) 249-7970

31 Webster St, Hartford, CT 06114
(860) 246-8001

117 Murphy Rd, Hartford, CT 06114
(860) 247-1300

6 Main Street, East Haddam, CT 06423

The Norma Terris Theatre
33 North Main Street, Chester, CT 06412

Still looking for more? Well, most of the universities and colleges have theaters for student productions:

Harry Hope Theater at Eastern Connecticut State University
83 Windham St, Willimantic 06226

802 Bolton Rd, Unit 1127 Storrs, CT 06269
(860) 486-1629

McCray Theater
Mort and Irma Handel Performing Arts Center
35 Westbourne Parkway
Hartford, CT, 06112

Roberts Theater
Mort and Irma Handel Performing Arts Center
35 Westbourne Parkway
Hartford, CT, 06112

Lincoln Theater
200 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT, 06117-1599

Millard Auditorium
Fuller Music Building
200 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT, 06117

Now you have no excuse for not finding a desirable event in the area.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

down to business

So we had our little meeting with Mr. Konrad at the Bulletin Tuesday discussing the whens, the wheres, and the hows of this community blogger business.

I purposefully waited until today to really start, seeing as Sunday is the first day of the week it will help me establish consistency in my posts.

For those of us just tuning in, which at this point is just about everyone, Welcome aboard! My Name is Michelle Kenny. I'm writing this blog with the intention to keep anyone that  is interested up to date about the Arts; specifically any shows/performances in Eastern Connecticut, also I'll be sharing lessons I've learned through my formal training as a musician and performing arts student at Eastern Connecticut State University.

As for local upcoming events in January, you can catch up by reading my last post here.

During my time as a student, I have become familiar with quite a few topics pertaining to the Arts; such as: Music Theory, Music History, Popular Music, Ethnomusicology, Theater History, and Music Cultures of the World. I'll have to turn to outside sources for any information requests on art-art (painting, sculpture, etc.).
I'd like to get into the habit of making Sunday's learning days where I enlighten my readers (be it few or many).

The Basics:
The Materials of Music
The basic materials of music are sound and time. Sounds are used to structure time in music. time occurs in the duration of the sounds and silences between sounds.
Sound is the sensation perceived by the organs of hearing when vibrations (sound waves) reach the ear.
Vibration is the periodic motion of a substance. when you play and instrument, parts of the instrument (the strings, sounding board, etc.) and the air inside and around the instrument vibrate.
Compression and Rarefaction- these terms refer to the alternation of increased (compression) and decreased (rarefaction) pressure in the air caused by an activated (vibrating) surface or air column. one complete cycle of compression and rarefaction produces a vibration, or sound wave.
Frequency refers to the number of compression-rarefaction cycles that occur per unit of time, usually one second. Audible sounds for the human ear range from 20 to 20,000 cycles per second.

The Four Properties of Sound
sound has four identifiable characteristics: pitch, intensity, duration, and timbre.
Pitch is the highness or lowness of a sound. variation in frequency are what we hear as variations in pitch: the greater the number of sound waves produced per second of an elastic body, the higher the sound we hear; the fewer sound waves per second, the lower the sound.
tone is a musical sound of definite pitch.
Intensity (amplitude) is heard as the loudness or softness of a pitch. in acoustics (the science of sound), intensity is the amount of energy affecting the vibrating body, and is measured on a scale of 0 to 130 in units called decibels. In musical notation, gradations of intensity are indicated with the following Italian words and their abbreviations:

Italian Word       Symbol       Translation           Average Decibels
Pianissimo                pp               Very soft                       40
Piano                                         Soft                                50
Mezzo piano            mp              Moderately soft              60
Mezzo forte              mƒ              Moderately loud            70
Forte                        ƒ                  Loud                              80
Fortissimo               ƒƒ                Very loud                      100

Duration is the length of time a pitch, or tone, is sounded. Patterns of duration are called meter and rhythm.
Meter describes regularly recurring pulses of equal duration, generally grouped into patterns of two, three, four, or more with one of the pulses in each group accented. these patterns of strong and weak pulses are called beats.
Duple (two-beat) meter and triple (three-beat) meter are the two basic meters. All other meters result from some combination of these two.
Operating in conjunction with the meter, rhythm is a pattern of uneven durations. while the steady beats of the meter combine to form measures, a rhythm may be a pattern of almost any length.
Timbre (tam-bur) is the tone quality or color of a sound. It is what helps us distinguish the difference between the sound of a clarinet and an oboe. Example: the boy is playing the oboe which sounds like a duck (sorry oboes but that's the easiest way to describe it) and the girl is playing the clarinet which has a more airy/breathey quality to its sound.

This sound quality is determined by the shape of the vibrating body, its material (metal, wood, human tissue), and the method used to put it in motion (striking, bowing, blowing, plucking).

I can continue to bore you by rambling on about how timbre can also sound different as a result of a person's perception of the harmonic series; and explain what makes up the harmonic series but I'll leave that for another day.

I'll try to supplement these entries with a second for any vocabulary definitions.

Monday, January 2, 2012

well... not quite..

The good news is I found a textbook and another useful notebook. Bad news is it wasn't the one I was looking for.

Coming up in the area for January:

The Norwich Arts Center presents: Eight to the Bar 1/6/12 at 7:30pm, tickets $25

Eight to the Bar performs Friday, January 6 at the Donald L. Oat Theater as NAC’s First Friday Live Sounds series continues. A favorite every year and an "alternative New Year" tradtion at NAC, this popular jump-and-jive band delivers a sensational, vibrant show as they blare out classic hits from—and original work inspired by—the swing era.

Drawing its musical influences from American roots music—swing, boogie woogie, rhythm & blues, soul, and Motown—Eight to the Bar is known for its outstanding instrumentalists and sophisticated musical and vocal arrangements, highlighted by female vocals, and a flare for retro fashion. With several albums and a career that spans decades, EttB has cultivated a large, enthusiastic following that has put them in clubs from Europe to the Carribean and several hot spots here in the States. Touring over 200 venues a year, they’ve opened for legends like Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Roy Orbison, and Ray Charles. Their performance at the Donald L. Oat sells out every year!

First Friday Live Sounds runs through June and features a different artist every month. Events are BYOB but feel free to bring your own wine and nibbles. Tables seat up to eight people, so bring friends!

Purchase tickets here, call us at 860-887-2789 or email us.

Donald L. Oat Theater
62 Broadway, Norwich CT

In Storrs: Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts

2012: Year of the Armageddeon Step Show 1/21/12 @7:30pm

On behalf of the UCONN National Pan-Hellenic Council, we invite you to the 5th Annual NPHC "2012: Year of the Armageddon" Step Show.

This year's show will be an epic event. Drew Frazier from Comedy Central's Bad Boys of Comedy and HBO's Def Comedy Jam will host the show. We anticipate this show to be a time to reunite and have fun. Come represent your organization and support the Divine Nine on January 21, 2012!!!

The Ice Cold Brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
The SophistAKAted Ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
The Distinguished Gentleman of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
The Naaaassssttttyy Dawgs of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
The DevaSTating Divas of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
The Soulful Brothers of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
The Soo Sweet Sisters of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
The Pretty Poodles of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
The Centaur Soldiers of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc.

Sounds by: DJ Willie G

Participate in The D9 STROLL OFF
calling all from '1982 to 2012......

$10 UConn Students
(only available at the Jorgensen Box Office)
$15 Greeks w/para and non-UConn College Students w/ID
(only available at the Jorgensen Box Office)
$20 General Admission
(available both online and at the Jorgensen Box Office)

Hailed as “the dean of Latin jazz” and “one of the world’s great virtuosic pianists” by The New York Times, multi-Grammy Award-winner Chucho Valdés has recorded over eighty CD’s during his illustrious career, performing with countless jazz masters, including Herbie Hancock, Dizzy Gillespie, Wynton Marsalis and Chick Corea.
Whether Chucho Valdés is performing a gentle ballad or a rousing foot-stomper, his joy in playing and his love of the music always shines through. He can tickle the ivories with the soft grace of Bill Evans and dazzle with the thunderous dexterity of Art Tatum or Oscar Peterson.— ALL ABOUT JAZZ


Floor - Tables - $55
Floor - Non tables - $45
Mezzanine - $38
Balcony - $34
UConn Students - $10
Non-UConn Students - $15
UConn Alumni Association Members
Buy1/Get 1 Free (with valid ID)
Tickets may be ordered over the window or on the phone. No internet orders.

ACT: Arts at the Capitol Theater
EASTCONN's Arts Magnet High School
896 Main Street, Willimantic, CT 06226 • 860-465-5636

ACT Student Dance Showcase
'Seven Deadly Sins'
January 13 and 14, 2012 at 7:00 PM
Tickets: $8.00 for adults $5.00 For seniors and students
For ticket information call our Box Office 860-465-5636

2011-2012 Concert Season
65th Aniiversary Season
Silver Screen and Golden Tones
January 21, 2012
Schroeder's Favorite
Waxman: Rebecca
Azarova: Symphony "Pure thought transfixed"
Weber: Clarinet Concertino, Op. 26
Featuring: Matthew Griffith, Clarinet,
2011 Instrumental Competition Winner
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5

Soloist Sponsored by
Chelsea Groton Bank

To purchase single tickets for our 2011-2012 Concert Season,
call (860) 443-2876.  See single ticket prices below. 

Tickets are not refundable nor exchangeable.
                                   To purchase single tickets online, click here.
Single Ticket Prices for our 2011-2012 Season are:   

 Loge (2nd Floor, Rows AA-DD)                                         
 Section A (Orchestra Rows B-W)                                      
 Section B (Orchestra Rows X-Z & Balcony Rows EE-GG)
                    Senior/Student Discount in this section.  
 Section C (Orchestra Rows DD-A and Balcony Rows HH-PP)
                    Senior/Student Discount in this section.   
Please call the office at 860 443-2876 to purchase single tickets
or to subscribe to the 2011-2012 Season.

happy holidays!

I hope everyone's holidays have been fantastic! Clearly, I've been slacking due to a candy coma hah. I've been on the hunt for a missing textbook and I think I'm closing in on it. Going to check some boxes in the basement. I'll be back in a moment to actually fill you in on some upcoming events and perhaps enlighten you with that book!