Our Current Season

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Box Office hours: Monday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. and Friday, 1 - 5 p.m.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

RED BARAAT

Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, 8 p.m.

"A new-breed marching-band music that's part Punjabi wedding, part New Orleans second line, and all New York." - Boston Globe

Since its formation in 2008, the magic of Red Baraat has spread far beyond New York City. Eight musicians whip crowds into a frenzy with their unprecedented, high energy, gut-busting fusion of jazz, hip-hop beats, rock muscle, funky go-go, and scalding hot bhangra. Yet no matter how much success and notoriety they achieve, Red Baraat has never stopped experimenting or adding new elements to their peculiar alchemy.

Location: Bruyette Athenaeum, Hoffman Auditorium
Tickets: Reserved Seating
Premium: $30, General: $25, Seniors, USJ Alumni, USJ Faculty/Staff and Let's Go Arts Members: $20, Autorino Members and Students (Non-USJ): $15

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DANIEL SALAZAR ENSEMBLE

Romance de la Guitarra
Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 8:00 p.m.

A special Valentine's Day Concert!

Romance de la Guitarra is a captivating concert lovingly conceived around the theme of Valentine's Day. The program features Spanish classical guitarist Daniel Salazar and his ensemble of international musicians, guest vocalists, and dancers performing exhilarating rhythms and beautiful melodies of Spain and Latin America.

Tickets - Reserved Seating*
Premium: $30, General: $25, Seniors, USJ Staff, Alumni, and Let's Go Arts Members: $20, Autorino Members and Students (Non-USJ): $15

  • Must show ID at will call.
  • Discounts available for Veterans-- please call the Frances Driscoll Box Office at 860.231.5555
  • Location: Bruyette Athenaeum, Hoffman Auditorium

    *A $2.00 processing fee will be applied to each ticket.

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RANKY TANKY

Hartford Hot Several Opening!
Friday, March 2, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

"Hailing from the Deep South, Ranky Tanky performs earthy music that exudes vigor."

- The San Diego Union-Tribune

"Gullah" comes from West African language and means "a people blessed by God." "Ranky Tanky" translates loosely as "Work It," or "Get Funky!" In this spirit, this Charleston, SC based quintet performs timeless music of Gullah culture born in the southeastern Sea Island region of the United States.
Tickets - Reserved Seating*
Premium: $30, General: $25, Seniors, USJ, Staff, Alumni, and Let's Go Arts Members: $20, Autorino Members and Students (Non-USJ): $15

Location: Bruyette Athenaeum, Hoffman Auditorium
*A $2.00 processing fee will be applied to each ticket.

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SAMITE

Resilience - World Premiere

Friday, March 23, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

"Rhythmic beats, floating melodies and impactful lyrics are the main components needed to create African music. These are also the elements Ugandan musician Samite Mulondo uses to spread hope, healing and peace around the world."

- Grand Valley Lanthorn

Samite Mulondo uses the healing power of music to share his message of peace and hope. Travel with him now as he shares a story that crosses boundaries both physically and emotionally. Resilience is a theatrical telling of his personal resilience beginning as a Ugandan refugee.
Resilience is a co-production with HartBeat Ensemble.
Tickets - Reserved Seating*
Premium: $35, General: $30, Seniors, USJ Staff, Alumni, and Let's Go Arts Members: $25, Autorino Members and Students (Non-USJ): $15

Location: Bruyette Athenaeum, Hoffman Auditorium

*A $2.00 processing fee will be applied to all tickets.

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OKEE DOKEE BROTHERS

Saturday, March 24, 2018, 11:30 a.m.

 

"The mix of fun songwriting and folksy rhythms takes the younger listeners on an adventurous trip."

- NPR

Joe and Justin were born adventurers. Now, as the Grammy award-winning Okee Dokee Brothers, they have put this passion for the outdoors at the heart of their Americana Folk music. Together, Joe and Justin record and perform family music with a goal to inspire children and their parents to get outside and get creative.

Tickets - Reserved Seating*
Premium: $22, General: $18, Seniors, USJ Staff, Alumni, and Let's Go Arts Members: $15, Autorino Members and Students (Non-USJ): $12, Family of four: $50

Location: Bruyette Athenaeum, Hoffman Auditorium

*A $2.00 processing fee will be applied to all tickets.

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PAST EVENTS

15TH ANNUAL 5X5 CONTEMPORARY DANCE FESTIVAL

Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017
Performances: 4 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Master Classes: 10 a.m. & 11:15 a.m.
Creative Dance Films with Artist Talk: 1 p.m.

The 5x5 Dance Festival brings together choreographers, performers, educators and students to study, share, learn and perform. Artists, students and audiences share their experience, talent and inspiration through master classes, workshops, discussions, films and performance. Site specific pop-up performance will punctuate the festival in public spaces.

Location: Bruyette Athenaeum, Hoffman Auditorium
Tickets: Performance Tickets - Reserved Seating
Premium: $25, General: $20, Seniors, USJ Alumni, USJ Faculty/Staff and Let's Go Arts Members: $15, Autorino Members and Students (Non-USJ): $15

Master Class Tickets - General Admission

Adult: $15, Student: $10

Festival Passes**

Two Show Pass: $30 | Full Festival Pass: $50

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Must show ID at will call.

**Please call the box office at 860.231.5555 to purchase a festival pass.

5X5 Festival Schedule:

9-10 a.m. Registration and Welcome
10-11:15 a.m. Master Class I
11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Master Class II
1-2 p.m. Dance Film Series (AV Room, 2nd Floor, Bruyette)
2:30-3 p.m. Site Specific Performance #1 (outdoors/weather permitting)
3:15-3:45 p.m. Connecticut Nutcrackers Presentation (Reception Room, 2nd Floor, Bruyette)
4-5:15 p.m. Showcase Performance (Hoffman)
5:30 p.m. Site Specific Performance #2 (Art Gallery, 1st Floor, Bruyette)
6:30 p.m. Site Specific Performance #3 (Art Gallery, 1st Floor, Bruyette)
7:30 p.m. Showcase Performance (Hoffman)

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15TH ANNUAL SPANISH LANGUAGE FILM FESTIVAL

Final Film, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, 7 p.m.

The Culture, Arts and Languages Department in conjunction with the Autorino Center for the Arts presents the 15th Annual Spanish Language Film Festival. This year’s festival is a tribute to Chilean biopics. Films begin at 7:00 p.m. with introductory remarks by visiting guest speakers.

Los 33, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, 7 p.m.

Location: Bruyette Athenaeum, Hoffman Auditorium
Tickets: General Admission
General: $5

Watch the trailer for Los 33

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STAR OF THE SEA

Moonfish Theatre
Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

"Captures an extraordinary and devastating story" - Irish Daily Mail

Freely adapted from Joseph O'Connor's international bestseller. It is the winter of 1847, and the Famine-ship Star of the Sea sets sail for the Promised Land. Among the passengers are maidservant Mary Duane, the ruined Lord Meredith, and Pius Mulvey, a ruthless murderer. Their lives and fates are more connected than any of them know…

Told through Moonfish’s signature style of bi-lingual theatre, six performers use projection, physical movement, and live sound-effects to conjure up the worlds of the characters on a bare stage. At once simple and wildly inventive, this powerful production moves beyond the confines of period drama to trace the echoes of the Irish Famine through to the present day.

Location: Bruyette Athenaeum, Hoffman Auditorium
Tickets: Reserved Seating

Premium: $35, General: $30, Seniors, USJ Alumni, USJ Faculty/Staff and Let's Go Arts Members: $25, Autorino Members and Students (Non-USJ): $15

Must show ID at will call.

Discounts available for Veterans-- please call the Frances Driscoll Box Officeat 860.231.5555

LEARN MORE ABOUT Moonfish Theatre

Funded in part by the Expeditions program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and additional support from the six New England state arts agencies.

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NOCHE LATINA

Featuring Carlos Hernández-Chávez and Tierra Mestiza 
Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, 7 p.m.

Founded by local artist and Hartford resident Carlos Hernández-Chávez, in 1992, Tierra Mestiza performs traditional music of Latin America and the Caribbean from the 1930s–1950s. This popular musical ensemble had a loyal following in the Hartford area until the band retired from regular performances in 2013. This October come and enjoy Tierra Mestiza Returns—featuring original band members and new musicians—at our annual Noche Latina event!

Carlos Hernández-Chávez is a visual artist, photographer, musician and social activist. He has been performing with his musical group in Hartford for the last twenty years.

Location: Bruyette Athenaeum, Hoffman Auditorium
Tickets: General Admission
General: $5

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NOONTIME CLASSICS

Hartt Chamber Orchestra
Edward Cumming, Conductor
Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, 12:10 p.m.

A musical lunch break!

Oct. 5: Schumann's Piano Concerto and excerpts from Beethoven's Symphony No. 9

Location: Bruyette Athenaeum, Hoffman Auditorium

FREE Community Concert

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GUITAR UNDER THE STARS

Guitarist Daniel Salazar
Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, *7:30 p.m.

 “A spectacular evening of Spanish, Classical and International music for guitar and orchestra!”

For the first time in West Hartford, acclaimed guitarist Daniel Salazar will bring his spectacular GUITAR UNDER THE STARS program to University of Saint Joseph.

This year's program will highlight the fusion of World Music Styles in a remarkable multicultural artistic collaboration. Salazar will be performing his original music and brilliant symphonic arrangements with an impressive group of international musicians.

This grand event also includes outstanding local talent. Joining the program will be the Festival Orchestra Ensemble, comprised of top players from Connecticut's own Hartford Symphony.

*PRE-CONCERT PERFORMANCE from The Hartt Suzuki Guitar Orchestra at 6:30 p.m.

Location: The Quad at University of Saint Joseph

Outdoor Seating

This event is FREE

Sponsored by the Roberts Foundation and MPTF.

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AMIRAH SACKETT

Hip-Hop Artist
Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, 5 p.m.

Bruyette Athenaeum, Hoffman Auditorium

“It's a dance routine like no other, but more importantly, it's one that challenges the way people see Muslim women." --Huffington Post

Amirah Sackett brings her unique hip-hop style to a dance and lecture workshop at the University of Saint Joseph. An internationally recognized hip-hop dancer, choreographer, and teacher, Amirah is the creator of "We're Muslim, Don't Panic," an all female American Muslim dance group with the goal to educate the public and create dialogue between Muslims and non-Muslims, promoting unity in the community. Amirah believes hip-hop culture gives a voice to those often unheard and is a way to uplift, inspire, and bring change to those communities that need it the most.

FREE WORKSHOP - Register online!

LEARN MORE ABOUT AMIRAH SACKETT

CAPITAL CLASSICS: LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST

Directed by David Watson

This summer, Capital Classics presents Love's Labour's Lost, as part of the Greater Hartford Shakespeare Festival. Capital Classics will bring its spirited, raucous performance style to this rambunctious comedy of love, as a cast of characters stumbles and bumbles its way in pursuit of love with true Shakespearean silliness and joy.

The Greater Hartford Shakespeare Festival attracts more than 2,000 fans, who turn out over three weekends with family and friends (and picnic baskets) on the grounds of the University of Saint Joseph to enjoy "Shakespeare under the stars." If it rains, the performance moves inside to the adjacent Autorino Center for the Arts.

Arrive at least 30 minutes early to enjoy pre-show entertainment, such as Youth in Community Arts performances on Thursdays; the Ben & Jerry's scooping and the Elizabethan Consort singing on Fridays; local music groups for Prize Night on Saturdays; and lectures by local experts for the "Professor Series" on Sundays. Be sure to bring your own chairs and blankets. You can bring your own picnic, but food and beverages are also available for purchase before and during the show.

Thursdays, July 13, 20, 27, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Fridays, July 14, 21, 28, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Saturdays July 15, 22, 29, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Sundays July 16, 23, 30, 2017, 5:30 p.m.

Adults: $15, Seniors & Students: $10

Learn more about Capital Classics Theatre Company.

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