News and Upcoming UConn Music Events
UConn Jazz Ensemble Plays College Night
The final UConn Jazz Ensemble performance of the year took place at Black-eyed Sally's in Hartford on Monday, May 29th. The evening was billed as College Night, and in addition to the UConn band, WCSU and Hartt (the Jackie McLean Institute) performed half-hour sets. Appropriately, the evening ended with a jam session. Professor MacDonald commented that "It was great seeing the students from these three institutions play together, interact with one another, and begin making the connections they need to make once they're outside of school. I sincerely hope this will be an annual event."
In the spirit of friendship, the UConn Jazz Ensemble performed Jackie McLean's composition, "Appointment in Ghana", arranged by Earl MacDonald, as their final number. Here it is, as they performed it the week prior at Lu's Café on the UConn campus. Enjoy!
Amphion String Quartet Performance
Sunday, June 23 at 4p.m in Storrs Congregational Church
The famed Amphion String Quartet will perform a memorial concert for artist Eda Easton (1937 – 2013). The program will consist of:
- Beethoven's String Quartet No. 7 in F major, Op. 59, No. 1 (1808)
- Edvard Grieg's String Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 27
- Schubert's unfinished quartet in C minor, D. 703
Admission to this concert is free, and it is open to all lovers of good classical music. Donations may be made at the concert, in cash or by check, to one of Eda’s favorite charities, Doctors without Borders.
The Amphion String Quartet is rapidly gaining recognition as one of the finest in the US. It is represented by the Concert Artists Guild, New York.