Storrs - posted Nov, 21 2012
STORRS- The Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra with conductor Keith Lockhart will bring its sparkling holiday fare, complete with an audience carol sing and a visit from Jolly Old St. Nick, to Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, Dec. 1, at 8 p.m. But that’s not all. The nationally acclaimed vocal group Five by Design, whose style embraces unforgettable melodies, lush harmonies, and swinging rhythms, joins “America’s Orchestra” for a unique take on classic holiday favorites and brand new originals. The evening will also include an orchestration of “Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus” narrated by new dean of the UConn School Fine Arts, Brid Grant, and the Pops’ signature “Sleigh Ride.” I Five By Design’s signature harmonies have withstood the test of time in a career that stands out on America’s musical landscape, spanning more than fifteen years. The quintet has been the choice of symphony orchestras and performing art centers, delighting hundreds of thousands. Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts is located at 2132 Hillside Road on the UConn campus in Storrs. Regular tickets are $35, $55 and $65. 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 jorgensen.uconn.edu. Convenient free parking is available across the street in the North Garage.