Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Tickets Still Available for Pentatonix at UConn's Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts This Saturday, Sept. 28th, 7:00 and 9:30PM Shows

University of Connecticut
Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts

Tickets Still Available


Floor - $35
Mezzanine - $25
Balcony - $20

"Vocal sensation and winner of season three of NBC's The Sing Off, Pentatonix is taking instrument-free music far beyond anyone's wildest expectations. Pairing their intricate arrangements with cleverly re-imagined pop songs, Pentatonix has quickly cultivated a sound and style that is entirely unique, undeniably infectious, and filled with limitless sonic possibility."
I am loving their a capella rendition of Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know"  
Wow!!! is all that I can say -- watch it for yourself and see what I am talking about...

There will be an a cappella competition on Friday, Sept 27, at 7:30 pm, for select high school and UConn groups. Free and open to the public. Come out and support your friends. 

"YouTube and NBC Sing-Off sensations, Pentatonix, will delight UConn Family Weekend 
audiences in two shows at Jorgensen on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, after judging a campus and regional high school a cappella competition Friday night. And for a real a cappella a pportunity, the winning group from each division will open for Pentatonix on Jorgensen’s stage for both Saturday shows, 7 and 9:30 p.m.  Pentatonix, winners of Season 3 of NBC’s Sing-Off, is composed of lead singers Scott Hoying, Kirstie Maldonado and Mitch Grassi, vocal bass Avi Kaplan and beatboxer Kevin “KO” Olusola. 

But their compelling narrative relates that they had not met until 24 hours before their SingOff audition. While that’s true of the whole five coming together, Hoying, then a freshman 
at the University of Southern California, had drafted Maldonado and Grassi, his Arlington, 
Texas, high school vocal trio mates, for the tryout. He then added Kaplan, with a rep as one of 
the most talented basses in Southern California, and found Olusola of Kentucky via YouTube 
doing “Julie-O,” featuring his “celloboxing,” beatboxing and simultaneous cello playing. (In 
an international music competition hosted by Yo-Yo Ma, the famed cellist called Olusola’s 
celloboxing version of “Dona Nobis Pacem” both “inventive and unexpected.”)

A smooth chemistry erupted into their sound, signature style and magical knack for arranging 
songs drawn from pop, jazz, r&b, indie, folk, dubstep and electronica that produced standout 
covers of “We Are Young” and “Somebody That I Used To Know.” But they don’t stop there. 
Check out their YouTube “Evolution of Music” for 4½ minutes of pivotal musical highlights in 
history from the 11th century on. The group collaborated this summer in a fractured fairytale 
sendup, “Wizard of Ahhhs,” with American Idol fave Todrick Hall. The six performers play all 
the big roles – Dorothy and the boys, plus Toto and the witches, with Hall as the Wizard. This 
cool vid makes clever use of a medley of pop covers (Lady Gaga, Kanye West, Taylor Swift, 
Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus and Motley Crue, to name a few) that says it all

Pentatonix, PTX for short and named after the five-note musical scale, creatively weave their 
unaccompanied art form that never leaves the listener hungry for non-human instrumentation. 
Nothing is missing. Their musical diversity and sonic proof that they are perfect far beyond 
the arena of pitch is apparent in their debut EP – PTX Volume 1, which made its debut at No. 
14 on Billboard’s Top 200. It features original works, “The Baddest Girl” by Hoying and group 
producer Ben Bram, and “Show You How To Love,” by Kaplan and Olusola. Their PTXmas
ranked No. 10 on the iTunes Holiday chart. Their latest EP is poised for release this month, and they will embark on a European tour this November.

Pentatonix will judge an a cappella sing-off with UConn campus and selected eastern 
Connecticut high school divisions on Friday, Sept. 27, at 7:30 p.m. at Jorgensen. The event will 
be free and open to the public.

Pentatonix will conduct a master class at Jorgensen with the UConn Choral Department at 3 
p.m. Friday, Sept. 27. All students and the public are invited to observe for free.
Jorgensen was named Best College/University Performing Arts Center in the Hartford 
Advocate Best of Hartford Readers’ Poll for 2012 and 2013.

Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts is located at 2132 Hillside Road on the UConn 
campus in Storrs. Pentatonix will perform two shows at 7 and 9:30 p.m. for Family Weekend 
at UConn. Ticket prices are $35, $25 and $20, with no discounts. For tickets and information, 
call the Box Office at 860.486.4226, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., or order online 
at Convenient, free parking is available across the street in the North 

---Get Your Tickets Now---

You still have time to order tickets to Pentatonix, which will play at Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, September 28th at 7:00PM and 9:30PM. 

TICKEts Can Be Purchased Trhough the following outlets:
BY PHONE860-486-4226
Mon - Fri,
10 am - 5 pm
BY MAILJorgensen Center for the Performing Arts
2132 Hillside Road Unit 3104
Storrs, CT 06269
BY FAX860-486-6707
Credit card orders only
BOX OFFICEThe Box Office window is also 
open for walk-up ticket sales 
90 minutes before showtime.

Don't forget to check out the other great family-friendly shows at Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts this Fall/Winter.

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