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Free December Concert Series at UNH

Release Date:
12/5/2012 12:00 AM

Dec. 5, 2012

Arts@UNH, music, violin, features

WEST HAVEN, CONN. – The University of New Haven is offering a free concert series for the holiday season.

All performances are open to the public and will take place in Dodds Hall Theater on the UNH main campus, 300 Boston Post Road, West Haven.

A UNH Student Concert will be held on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. The concert features the UNH Orchestra, Jazz Band, Marching Band, Harmonies Choir, and individual student singers and instrumentalists..

Piano recital by UNH professor Victor Markiw will take place on Sunday, Dec. 9, at 3 p.m. A native of Connecticut and an acclaimed pianist who has performed extensively throughout the United States and abroad, Markiw will be performing music by Mozart, Villa-Lobos, Granados, Mompou and Skoryk.

Evening of Jazz Concert featuring The Morris Trent Quintet, The New Jazz Workshop and saxophonist Lammie Spann will take place on Sunday, Dec. 9, at7 p.m.  Trent was born and raised in New Haven, Conn. He has earned a name for himself as a talented musician in the area performing with other local musicians. Trent has collaborated with other respected musicians such as Dickey Meyers, Hank Bolden, Lisa Bellamy, Kalim Zarif, Joe Grippo andMichael Coppola. Spann grew up in Hartford and studied jazz through his associations with Kris Jensen, Jimmy Greene, Wayne Escoffery, Steve Davis, Nat Reeves, Harold Danko, and Zaccai and Luques Curtis.  He has performed for luminaries such as Bill Cosby, President Bill Clinton, Colin Powell, Jesse Jackson and Merle Evers.  Lummie has also performed with such jazz notables as Cyrus Chestnut, Steve Davis, George Cables, Jeremy Pelt, Louis Hayes and Winard Harper. 

For more information, contact Jose Garcia-Leon at

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