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onStage presents The Asphalt Orchestra

The Asphalt Orchestra will unleash its innovative street versions of rock, jazz and classical music on Palmer Auditorium April 5 at 8 p.m. The performance is the finale of the highly successful 2011-2012 season of the onStage at Connecticut College series. A radical new street band that brings ambitious processional music to the mobile masses, Asphalt Orchestra is the future of the marching band. The 12-member group puts on a tight, choreographed show described by Anthony Tommasini in the New York Times as "part parade spectacle, part halftime show and part cutting-edge contemporary music concert." "The playing was coolly brilliant and infectious," Tommasini writes. "And what a scene!" April 5 is Founders Day at Connecticut College, which commemorates the anniversary of the signing of the College's charter in 1911. The performance is one of several events planned as part of a celebration of the College's 101st birthday. Tickets are $20 for general admission, $18 for seniors and $10 for students. Discounted tickets are available for Connecticut College faculty and staff. For tickets and information, call (860) 439-ARTS or visit OnStage at Connecticut College is presented with support from The National Endowment for the Arts, New England Foundation for the Arts, The Day Publishing Company and Chubb and Son.

March 30, 2012

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