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Published on November 19, 2019

Eastern to Present 4 December Music Events

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.

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Eastern Connecticut State University is the state of Connecticut's public liberal arts university, serving 5,000 students annually at its Willimantic campus and satellite locations. In addition to attracting students from 162 of Connecticut's 169 towns, Eastern also draws students from 34 other states and 19 countries. A residential campus offering 41 majors and 65 minors, Eastern offers students a strong liberal art foundation grounded in an array of applied learning opportunities. Ranked among the top 30 public universities in the North Region by U.S. News and World Report in its 2019 Best Colleges ratings, Eastern has also been awarded 'Green Campus' status by the Princeton Review 10 years in a row. For more information, visit www.easternct.edu.

Categories: Music, Performing Arts, Arts