2018-19 Season Announced at Autorino Center USJ

2018-19 Season Announced at Autorino Center USJThe Autorino Center for the Arts and Humanities is serving up "all the feels" during the 2018-19 USJ Got Soul season. USJ Got Soul connects audiences to authentic voices and rich artistic traditions, engaging them in virtuosic performances, all while illuminating our inner selves. Over 20 unique acts will perform, featuring up-and-coming Connecticut locals and artists who have become well-known, well-respected staples in their genres.

The Autorino Center, just recently named Best University Arts Center by the Hartford Readers Poll, unveils a new website (, new subscription packages, and a larger-than-ever performing arts series. Additionally, two unique series will be launched: CT Locals, which presents exceptional performers who work, live, and create right here in Connecticut, and Latinx Performance Series, which gathers artists from around the world who will bring audiences closer to Latinx culture, tradition, and heritage.

Artistic Director Steve Raider Ginsburg says about the season, "Food for the body is not enough; we need food for the Soul. The Autorino Center has something for everyone this year."

Program Highlights:

· 25th anniversary of Guitar Under the Stars, Sept. 8 - Free Event

o Stars backdrop this outdoor concert featuring sounds of Spanish guitar

· WET: A DACAmented Journey, Oct. 26 & 27

o An autobiographical play about an American in every sense, except on paper

· The Como Mamas, Jan. 29

o Recently "discovered" praise gospel group from Como, Miss.

· The Mercy Suite, March 29

o A Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and a "global groove" guitarist perform

· Afro-Cuban All Stars, April 17

o Music of the rich and soulful golden era of pre-revolutionary Cuba

For a full listing and information on all performances, visit

Autorino Presenting Series - 2018-2019

Guitar Under the Stars: 25th Anniversary

Sept. 8, 2018

Brubeck Brothers Quartet

Sept. 15, 2018

Spanish Language Film Festival: Coco

Sept. 18, 2018

Spanish Language Film Festival: Like Water for Chocolate

Sept. 25, 2018

Noontime Classic: Hartt Orchestra

Sept. 27, 2018

Spanish Language Film Festival: The Book of Life

Oct. 2, 2018

CT LOCAL: 10th Annual Noche Latina: Mariachi México Antiguo

Oct. 5, 2018

4th Annual Chapel Series: The Art of the Duo

Oct. 11, 2018

Persona Non Grata

Oct. 14, 2018

WET: A DACAmented Journey

Oct. 26-27


Oct. 28

5X5 Contemporary Dance Festival Workshop A

Nov. 3

5X5 Contemporary Dance Festival Workshop B

Nov. 3

CT LOCAL: 16th Annual 5X5 Contemporary Dance Festival

Nov. 3

CT LOCAL: Thabisa with Luna & the Lost Souls

Nov. 8

CT LOCAL: Noontime Classic: Jonathan Janeway

Nov. 16

Polkadots - The Cool Kids Musical

Jan. 26

Annual MLK Celebration

Jan. 28

The Como Mamas and Special Guests

Jan. 29


Feb. 8-9

CT LOCAL: Romance De La Guitarra

Feb. 14

Phantom of the Opera with Alloy Orchestra

Feb. 28

CT LOCAL: Chad Browne-Springer & Phat A$tronaut with Hartford Hot Several

March 28

The Mercy Suite: The Songs of Yusef Komunyakaa & Tomás Doncker

March 29

Al Qalb - The Heart by Amirah Sackett

April 12

The USJ Dance Ensemble Spring Concert featuring Amirah Sackett

April 13

Afro-Cuban All Stars

April 17

CT LOCAL: Capital Classics 2019

July 11-28

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