Macy's, Tony Sarg, and the Invention of Inflatable Puppets7:00pm
Thursday, November 21st, 2019
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Storrs Campus Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry, 1 Royce Circle, Downtown StorrsFor its third installment of the 2019 Fall Puppet Forum Series, the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry will host “Macy's, Tony Sarg, and the Invention of Inflatable Puppets” with Robert Grippo, Christopher Hoskins, and John Bell, moderated by UConn School of Engineering Professor Mehdi Anwar on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019 at 7 p.m. at the Ballard Institute Theater, located at 1 Royce Circle in Downtown Storrs.
Robert Grippo and Christopher Hoskins, authors of "Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade" will join UConn School of Engineering Professor Mehdi Anwar and Ballard Institute Director John Bell in a discussion of the ground-breaking invention of inflatable puppets for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parades by puppeteer Tony Sarg and engineers from the Goodyear Rubber Company in the 1920s. This event is co-sponsored by the UConn School of Engineering.
Robert M. Grippo, a frequent participant in the parade, has been researching the history of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade for many years. Driven by his passion for the event, he compiled this work with the help of Christopher Hoskins, a professional photographer, and the special assistance of Macy's Annual Events, the "New York Daily News," the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, and the University of Akron.
Admission to this event is free (donations greatly appreciated!), and refreshments will be served. Come early, and experience our puppet exhibitions, as well as the video resources in our library nook. Forums will be broadcast via Facebook Live. For more information or if you require an accommodation to attend a forum, please contact Ballard Institute staff at 860.486.8580 or email@example.com.
Contact Information: Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry, firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-486-8580More
Symphony Orchestra: Beethoven @ 250 8:00pm
Thursday, November 21st, 2019
08:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Storrs Campus von der MehdenLudwig van Beethoven, Overture to Coriolan, Op. 62; Beethoven, Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano, Op. 56; Solomiya Ivakhiv, violin, Sophie Shao, cello, Melvin Chen, piano; Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Petite Suite de Concert, Op. 77; Manuel de Falla, The Three-Cornered Hat, Suite No. 2.
General Admission: $10, Students with ID and children: free.
Contact Information: Kirk.Matson@uconn.eduMore
National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine7:00pm
Friday, November 22nd, 2019
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Storrs Campus Jorgensen Center for the Performing Artswith violinist Solomiya Ivakhiv & cellist Sophie Shao
Concert Talk 6:15 pm
One of the finest symphony orchestras in Eastern Europe, the Grammy-nominated National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine (NSOU) will perform American Rhapsody, composed by UConn 2019 Grammy Award-winner Kenneth Fuchs, the Brahms Double Concerto and Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6. Joining the over 100 musician-ensemble will be UConn soloists Solomiya Ivakhiv on violin and Sophie Shao on cello. The audience will delight in this celebratory showcase of UConn music faculty.
Founded in 1949, the NSOU has performed in concert tours throughout Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Belarus, China, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, England, Hong Kong, Iran, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, the Netherlands, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Arab Emirates. Volodymyr Sirenko has served as the orchestra’s Artistic Director and Chief Conductor since April of 1999, and Alexander Hornostai has been its Managing Director and Producer since 2006.
Media Sponsor: WFCR/NEPR
Contact Information: Jorgensen Box Office, 860-486-4226More
- Junior Saxophone Quartet8:00pm 12/1
Meditation Mondays with SHaW - UConn Students only4:00pm
Monday, December 2nd, 2019
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Storrs Campus The William Benton Museum of ArtStudents only. Join us for Meditation Mondays with Nishelli Ahmed of Student Health and Wellness Services in the Benton Museum galleries for a guided meditation.
All levels are welcome to foster your wellbeing and enjoy meditating among the art.
This program is open to students only. First come, first serve with a maximum of 30 participants.
Please arrive between 3:45 and 4pm to check in at the front desk. Late arrivals will not be granted access. **Please note that all beverages, food, and bags will be stowed at the reception desk.
This event is In collaboration with Student Health and Wellness.
Doors open at 3:45pm. Come early because this event is limited to the first 30 people.
Contact Information: Karen Sommer 860-486-5084More
- Percussion Ensemble8:00pm 12/3