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Another exciting season ahead for Jorgensen patrons
Dance, theatre, orchestras, musicals, bluegrass and comedy await audiences as Jorgensen Auditorium embarks on its 42nd season.
Legendary composer and sitarist Ravi Shankar will grace the Jorgensen stage September 20 at 8 p.m. Known as "the Godfather of World Music," he is India's most widely recognized and esteemed musical ambassador. His influence on Beatle George Harrison and the rock generation brought the beauty of classical Indian music to millions of new listeners worldwide.
Harry Belafonte and his band, Djoliba will perform October 3 and 4. Known worldwide for his calypso music, the consummate entertainer will perform old favorites including Matilda, Island in the Sun, Jamaica Farewell, and The Banana Boat Song.
Other events in October include:
October 8: The Beast: The Domestic Violence Project choreographed by Donald Byrd will explore the issue of domestic violence through dance theater. Dramatizing a single incident between husband and wife, The Beast spotlights the philosophy that violence begins at home.
October 12: Children will enjoy Jungle Book, Rudyard Kipling's tale of a 'man-cub' raised by wolves, adapted for the stage as a contemporary musical set in an urban environment. The show is recommended for ages 5 through 11.
October 15: Misha Dichter, pianist, joins The Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra. Founded in 1924, the orchestra has played a distinguished role in Germany's cultural life.
October 18: Alison Krauss and Union Station will perform their unique sound, touching on country, pop and bluegrass. Five-time Grammy award-winner Krauss is backed by mandolin, banjo, bass and guitar.
October 29: Inspired by traditional Japanese drumming, San Jose Taiko creates new dimensions in Asian-American music. Their fully choreographed, costumed programs use Japanese flutes, koto and more than 35 hand-crafted drums.
Performances begin at 8 p.m., except for Jungle Book, on October 12, which begins at 1, 3, and 5 p.m. For ticket information, call: (860) 486-4226.