WILLIMANTIC, CT (11/19/2019) Eastern Connecticut State University will present a number of musical events in December, ranging from jazz performances to holiday productions. All events will be held in the Concert Hall in the Fine Arts Instructional Center (FAIC). Admission is free and open to the public.
On Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m., the jazz combo “3 O’Clock Band” and Jazz Ensemble will play two sets of jazz songs. The Jazz Ensemble will be conducted by U.S. Coast Guard member Bryce Hall. The 3 O’Clock Band will be led by senior Michael G. Lauretti Jr., who plays piano and trombone, and assisted by junior Hannah Avena, who plays trombone.
On Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m., the Eastern Concert Band will perform holiday-themed music.
On Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m., Eastern’s student chamber ensembles will perform a series of pieces ranging from the Baroque period to the present.
On Dec. 8 at 2:30 p.m., the music program’s faculty, alumni and current students will come together, fully staged and costumed, to present the holiday classic “Amahl and the Night Visitors.” The 50-minute opera is a great event for children and families.