STORRS, CT – In efforts to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts will be cancelling seven upcoming performances. “The health and safety of our patrons is our utmost priority as the risk of contracting this virus grows daily,” said Rodney Rock, Director of Jorgensen. “While we regret the need to cancel these events, the decision was an informed one.”
UConn has been working closely with the state Department of Public Health, the state Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, the Office of the Governor and the Eastern Highlands Health District. Effective Saturday, March 14, UConn has mandated no events larger than 100 people will be permitted on any campus, until at least April 6. This includes all events, meetings and performances.
"The university’s goal is to dramatically reduce the number of people who are in close contact on our campuses, with their health and well-being in mind," according to UConn President Tom Katsouleas.
The following seven Jorgensen Center performances have been cancelled:
· Thurs, March 12 Cirque Flip Fabrique
· Sat, March 14 The Chieftains
· Tues, March 24 Cinderella – Russian National Ballet
· Fri, March 27 Kristin Chenoweth
· Tues, March 31 Arcis Saxophone Quartet
· Thurs, April 2 Complexions Contemporary Ballet
· Sat, April 4 Neil Berg’s 50 Years of Rock and Roll
All ticket holders to the events listed above will receive a refund. The box office will automatically initiate the refund process for ticket holders. For further details regarding the refund process, please visit jorgensen.uconn.edu or call the box office at (860) 486-4226. Patrons can also check jorgensen.uconn.edu for continued updates regarding any further impacts to future performances related to COVID-19.
Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts is located at 2132 Hillside Road on the UConn campus in Storrs. Voted Best College or University Performing Arts Center in the Hartford Courant’s CTNow, Jorgensen presents 30 to 40 diverse performances each season, from nationally and internationally acclaimed artists and ensembles ranging from classical music to world music and dance, classical ballet and contemporary dance, comedy, family programming and contemporary entertainment.