Back Country Jazz Presents a Tribute to Thelonius Monk – Afternoon Event @ Mertens Theater
Oct 13 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Back Country Jazz Presents A Tribute to Thelonius Monk

Enjoy this daytime concert for Bridgeport Public Schools along with the UB community!

Back Country Jazz in partnership with University of Bridgeport presents Thelonious Monk’s Hundredth Birthday Celebration. Bennie Wallace has assembled a killer band to capture the spirit of Monk’s music: the off-beat melodies, humor, beauty, and unstoppable grooves and swing.

The performance will feature:

Bennie Wallace tenor sax, music director
Godwin Louis, alto sax
Donald Vega, piano,
Matt Dwonszyk, bass
Herlin Riley, drums
Jazzmeia Horn, vocals

Two events in one day! Attend at 11:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.

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16th Annual Pipescreams Concert @ First Church Congregational
Oct 29 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join us for the 16th Annual Pipescreams event, featuring University of Bridgeport and Sacred Heart University choirs, and the Greater Bridgeport Chapter, American Guild of Organists (AGO).

Admission:  $15 for adults, $9 for children 12-17, and free for children under 12.

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UB Music Performance Luncheon @ Riverview Bistro
Nov 29 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Join Mitzi Goldberg ’60, Ellen Hyde Phillips ’67, and Dennis Bollier ’66 as we celebrate the sounds of the season and catch up with friends from our UB days!  Meet Director of Music & Performing Arts, Dr. Frank Martignetti, and enjoy musical offerings from the UB Chamber Singers!

Free for UB Alumni, $10 for guests.  RSVP by November 27 to 203.576.4151 or

12th Annual Holiday Concert @ Mertens Theater
Dec 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Get into the holiday spirit during our 12th Annual Holiday Concert featuring performances by the Knights’ Ensemble, UB Chamber Singers, UB Fusion Ensemble, UB Percussion Group, and University Singers! $5pp at the door.

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Vive la France! Concert with UB & GBS @ The Klein Memorial Auditorium
Mar 3 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Allons enfants de la patrie, Le jour de gloire est le 3 mars!

GBS begins its first concert of 2018 with La Marseillaise, and we’ll marchons, marchons from there!

Guest performers abound at this concert of thrilling music.  Pianist Andrew Armstrong will headline with a rich rendition of the Emperor Concerto (Piano Concerto No. 5), one of Beethoven’s most celebrated works.  You may ask, “Isn’t Beethoven German?  What’s he doing in a French concert?” The story goes that this heroic composition was written to honor the new emperor Napoleon, but later in life Beethoven soured on Napoleon, and denied that he’d dedicated the piece to him — all part of the turbulent history of French politics, and politics across Europe in the early 1800s.

The program then looks at the music of two French composers, whose work represents the flowering of the arts later in the 1800s, in very different ways.  Gabriel  Fauré’ s haunting, lyrical Requiem will be presented with a wealth of local talent:  the Fairfield County Children’s Choir and the University of Bridgeport’s University Singers will join baritone Thomas Woodman (of Fairfield).  The concert concludes with selections from Georges Bizet’s most famous work Carmen, whose dramatic themes are  virtually a byword for opera.

CLICK HERE for tickets!  Discount tickets ($10) for UB students with ID by calling the Symphony at 203-576-0263, or at the door.