Rock Haus at The Crocker House @ The Crocker House Ballroom Tickets
Jan 25 @ 7:00 pm – Jan 26 @ 12:00 am
Rock Haus at The Crocker House @ The Crocker House Ballroom | New London | Connecticut | United States

Rock Haus at the Crocker House returns on Hygienic XLI – Salon Des Independants opening night! Doors open at 7pm for happy hour and the music will start at 8pm!

8pm – Secret Lita
9pm – Dogbite Band
10pm – Ken Atkins and The Honkytonk Kind
11pm – Heap

Date | Saturday, Jan 25th
Time | Doors open 7pm
Location | 35 Union Street, Crocker House Ballroom
Admission | $10 suggested donation
All ages • 21+ to drink

Coordinated by Hugh Birdsall

Naked Canvas 2020 @ Crocker House Ballroom Tickets
Jan 30 @ 8:00 pm – Jan 31 @ 12:00 am
Naked Canvas 2020 @ Crocker House Ballroom | New London | Connecticut | United States

Hygienic XLI Presents: Hygienic’s 4th annual Naked Canvas body painting competition! Naked Canvas is a live body painting competition to be held at the Crocker House Ballroom as part of the Hygienic Gallery’s annual winter art festival.

Artists have 4 hours to paint their models before the models do a runway show to show off the work to be judged. This runway event has sold out every year so come early to get in! Pre-sale tickets will be available for seating, day of tickets are standing room only.

Doors will open at 8pm, and guests will have the opportunity to see the artists putting the finishing touches on their models. The runway will start at 9pm. Join us for a few hours of art, entertainment, and a runway show like you’ve never seen before.

Date | Thursday, Jan 30th, 2020
Time | Doors open at 8pm
Location | Crocker House Ballroom
Who | All ages • 21+ to drink

Advance Tickets: $25 | At the door: $30

Coordinated by Rosie Rosado (Coco Dream by Rosie) & Elisha Schauer.
For questions email: nakedcanvas@hygienic.org

**This event sells out every year – purchase your tickets in advance to secure admission!**

More Music Series: An Acoustic Evening with Guitarist James Harris @ La Grua Center Tickets
Jan 31 @ 7:00 pm
More Music Series: An Acoustic Evening with Guitarist James Harris @ La Grua Center | Stonington | Connecticut | United States

An Acoustic Evening with Guitarist and Songwriter James Harris

Join us for a performance by local guitarist and vocalist James Harris. James is known for his unique and interesting interpretations of well know acoustic classics: Beatles, Stones, Dylan, Neil Young; 80’s and 90’s rock with a jazz influence, and a variety of his own compelling original works.

Advance ticket sales available through our website. Cash, check or credit card accepted at the door. Age 18 and under admitted for free.

All seating is unreserved; please plan to arrive early. Doors open 1/2 hour before start of event.

Get the Led Out @ Garde Arts Center Tickets
Jan 31 @ 8:00 pm
Get the Led Out @ Garde Arts Center | New London | Connecticut | United States

From the bombastic and epic, to the folky and mystical, Get The Led Out (GTLO) have captured the essence of the recorded music of Led Zeppelin and brought it to the concert stage.

The Philadelphia-based group consists of six veteran musicians intent on delivering Led Zeppelin live, like you’ve never heard before. Utilizing the multi-instrumentalists at their disposal, GTLO re-create the songs in all their depth and glory with the studio overdubs that Zeppelin themselves never performed. When you hear three guitars on the album…GTLO delivers three guitarists on stage. No wigs or fake English accents.

Dubbed by the media as “The American Led Zeppelin,” Get The Led Out offers a strong focus on the early years. They also touch on the deeper cuts that were seldom, if ever heard in concert. GTLO also include a special “acoustic set” with Zep favorites such as “Tangerine” and the “Battle of Evermore” being performed in its’ original instrumentation with guest singer Diana DeSantis joining the band.

GTLO has amassed a strong national touring history, having performed at major club and PAC venues across the country. GTLO’s approach to their performance of this hallowed catalog is not unlike a classical performance. “Led Zeppelin are sort of the classical composers of the rock era,” says lead vocalist Paul Sinclair. “I believe 100 years from now they will be looked at as the Bach or Beethoven of our time. As cliché as it sounds, their music is timeless.”

A GTLO concert mimics the “light and shade” that are the embodiment of “The Mighty Zep.” Whether it’s the passion and fury with which they deliver the blues-soaked, groove-driven rock anthems, it’s their attention to detail and nuance that makes a Get The Led Out performance a truly awe-inspiring event!

ECSO: All-American Artistry @ Garde Arts Center Tickets
Feb 1 @ 7:30 pm
ECSO: All-American Artistry @ Garde Arts Center | New London | Connecticut | United States

The 2020 portion of our 19-20 season kicks off with a non-traditional pairing: the New London Big Band on the stage for the first time with the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra. Continuing the celebration of Music Director & Conductor Toshiyuki Shimada’s 10th anniversary, this concert presents a slate of national and local treasures.

In recognition of Black History Month, the ECSO performs Concert Overture No. 2 by composer Florence Price. Price was the first African-American woman to have a composition performed by a major symphony orchestra.

Principal Clarinetist, Kelli O’Connor, returns to the front of the stage to perform Artie Shaw’s spirited Clarinet Concerto. A medley of big band hits closes out the first half with classics such as In the Mood, Begin the Beguine, Moonlight Serenade, and more, all arranged by Lee Norris.

The New London Big Band, led by Sean Nelson, is featured prominently on the 2nd half as they join forces with the ECSO for originals and works by big band composers. Music of the legendary jazz composer and orchestra leader, Duke Ellington, will thrill the audience along with works by Charlie Parker, George Gershwin, and Tommy Dorsey.

Sponsor: Dominion Energy

The Allman Betts Band @ Garde Arts Center Tickets
Feb 13 @ 7:30 pm
The Allman Betts Band @ Garde Arts Center | New London | Connecticut | United States

The Allman Betts Band kicked off their World Tour on March 27, 2019 and sold out twelve of their first eighteen shows. The show features new music, songs from their solo projects and classic Allman Brothers and Gregg Allman tunes in honor of the 50th Anniversary of The Allman Brothers Band. The Allman Betts Band includes Devon Allman, Duane Betts, Berry Oakley Jr. on bass (son of original Allman Brothers Band bassist Berry Oakley), Johnny Stachela on slide guitar, John Ginty on Hammond B3 (Robert Randolph/Dixie Chicks) and Devon Allman Project percussionists R. Scott Bryan (Sheryl Crow) and John Lum.

The new album, released on June 28, 2019, was recorded at the legendary Muscle Shoals Sound Studios and produced by Matt Ross-Spang (Jason Isbell, Margo Price, John Prine and Elvis Presley). Former Allman Brothers Band keyboardist and current Rolling Stones keyboardist, Chuck Leveall, and former Greg Allman Band Hammond B3 player, Peter Levin, both guested on the record.

Additionally, Brotherhood of Light, the “original San Francisco psychedelic show” is providing visuals and lighting for the evening. Brotherhood of Light has worked with The Allman Brothers, Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, Led Zeppelin and The Who among others.

A Far Cry, chamber orchestra @ Evans Hall Tickets
Feb 14 @ 7:30 pm
A Far Cry, chamber orchestra @ Evans Hall | New London | Connecticut | United States

The Grammy-nominated self-conducted string orchestra A Far Cry returns to Connecticut College. The chamber orchestra has developed a distinct approach to music-making, with playing and programming that encourage risk-taking and exploration for both player and audience. The program for this concert, “Memory,” includes work by Arvo Pärt, W.A. Mozart, Edward Elgar and Pyotr Tchaikovsky.

Will Evans @ Garde Arts Center Tickets
Feb 22 @ 8:00 pm
Will Evans @ Garde Arts Center | New London | Connecticut | United States

In the Oasis Room

Will Evans has spent the last decade as the primary songwriter and frontman for the New England based Roots Rock outfit Barefoot Truth. After four albums and 20+ million plays on Spotify, he embarked on his solo journey – and has since released three additional full-length albums and toured extensively.

His most recent album “Rise” was nominated for three categories by the New England Music Awards: Album of the Year, Roots Act of the Year, and Video of the Year (“Family Tree”). The album features deeply personal topics of humanity, compassion, and a reflection of the current political times.

A lifelong surfer and environmentalist, his songs speak to the importance of connecting with and protecting the earth. At a time when many are looking for words of inspiration and reassurance, “Rise” delivers a collection of socially conscious songs filled with messages of love, possibility, and inclusion.

In 2018 and 2019, Will joined his good friend Trevor Hall as a member of his touring band and as a frequent supporting act. Together they performed to passionate crowds across North America and Europe. Trevor Hall is featured on “Hoka Hey,” the album’s opening song.

In his live performances, Will displays a technical mastery of live-looping skills to showcase his background in percussion mixed with layers of acoustic guitar and soulful vocals.

Will has shared the stage with many top artists including Michael Franti & Spearhead (recently at the Garde), Crosby & Nash, Grace Potter, Bruce Hornsby, Rusted Root, , Trevor Hall, Nahko, Xavier Rudd, Donavon Frankenreiter, Ryan Montbleau, Railroad Earth and members of Dispatch.

ECSO: Turkish Delight @ Garde Arts Center Tickets
Feb 29 @ 7:30 pm
ECSO: Turkish Delight @ Garde Arts Center | New London | Connecticut | United States

Leap into your seat for this Leap Day concert featuring works by Mozart, Beethoven, and pieces and performers from Turkey. Throughout his career, Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra Music Director and Conductor, Toshiyuki Shimada has visited Turkey to conduct many of the country’s leading orchestras. These collaborations have connected Toshi with some of the country’s phenomenally gifted artists.

The evening opens with the orchestra performing Esintiler (Inspirations) a work by one of Turkey’s most beloved composers Ferit Tüzün.

Two Turkish soloists of international renown – Çağatay Akyol, harpist, and Bülent Evcil, flutist – perform Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Concerto for Harp and Flute. Mozart’s only concerto for harp, the pairing of flute and harp was seen as an unusual combination at the time.

Following intermission, Toshi and the orchestra perform Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7, one of the composer’s most popular works. Music from this symphony has been used in many television shows and movies such as Mr. Holland’s Opus, The King’s Speech, X-Men: Apocalypse, and Cosmos. In Beethoven’s time, the 2nd movement was so well liked by the audience that it was encored at the work’s debut in 1813.

Sponsor: Chelsea Groton Bank

2020 ECSO Instrumental Competition @ Evans Hall - Connecticut College Tickets
Mar 14 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
2020 ECSO Instrumental Competition @ Evans Hall - Connecticut College | New London | Connecticut | United States

The Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra invites the general public to attend its annual Instrumental Competition. This competition, now in its 61st year, was established to recognize the outstanding talents of emerging young musicians through the age of 25.

12 contestants are selected for the final round held at Evans Hall on the campus of Connecticut College in New London, CT on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 1:00pm. The first prize winner will receive a cash award of $2,000 and a possible appearance as guest soloist with the orchestra. Second prize will receive a $1,000 cash award. Third prize will receive a $500 cash award.

Complimentary refreshments are offered at the conclusion of the competition, after judges announce the winners.