Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts

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Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts
Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts, U Conn, Storrs CT.jpg
Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts is located in Connecticut
Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts
Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts
Location within Connecticut
Address2132 Hillside Road,
Unit 3104
Storrs, Connecticut
United States
Coordinates41°48′31″N 72°15′22″W / 41.808491°N 72.256144°W / 41.808491; -72.256144
OwnerUniversity of Connecticut
TypePerforming arts center
Capacity2,630
OpenedDecember 6, 1955 (1955-12-06)
Website
jorgensen.uconn.edu

The Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts is a public performing arts venue located on the University of Connecticut's main campus in Storrs, Connecticut. Opened in December 1955 and seating over 2,600 people, the Center presents 25-30 nationally and internationally acclaimed artists and ensembles annually.[1] The Center draws 65,000 to 70,000 visitors every year.[2] Performances include classical and contemporary music and dance, children's theater, comedy, a cabaret series, lectures, and other cultural events and entertainment. Past performers include Duke Ellington, Itzak Perlman, Kodo, Sweet Honey in the Rock, the Artemis Quartet, the American Ballet Theatre, the London Philharmonic, the Boston Pops, and the Royal Shakespeare Company. The Center also houses the Jorgensen Gallery, devoted mostly to regional artists, and the 485-seat Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre, featuring performances by the Connecticut Repertory Theatre.[3]

The Center was named for UConn president Albert N. Jorgensen, who oversaw construction. The Center's director is Rodney Rock.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Us". Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts. University of Connecticut. Retrieved April 7, 2016.
  2. ^ Krane, Beth (April 25, 2005). "Jorgensen to Celebrate 50th Season". UConn Advance. University of Connecticut. Retrieved April 10, 2016.
  3. ^ "About Us". Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts. University of Connecticut. Retrieved April 7, 2016.
  4. ^ "History". Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts. University of Connecticut. Retrieved April 10, 2016.

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