The University of the Arts Celebrates Noted Alumna with World-Class Jazz Performance

A special performance of renowned jazz musicians will pay tribute to the work of the late Roberta Eisenberg BFA ’78 (Painting)

"Bardo" by Roberta Eisenberg

October 3, 2011

The University of the Arts will host a special performance of renowned jazz musicians to celebrate the work of late alumna Roberta Eisenberg BFA ’78 (Painting).   

On October 9, the Welcome Center in Hamilton Hall (320 South Broad Street) will resound with the syncopated rhythms and sweet sounds of some of the luminaries of the jazz world. “It will fill the senses,” says Lucie Hughes, vice-president for Advancement at the University of the Arts.

Musicians include UArts faculty members Steve Beskrone, bassist with legends David “Fathead” Newman and B.B. King, and Tony Micelli, vibraphonist with Jimmy Bruno and Ken Peplows; Larry McKenna, saxophonist with Clark Terry and Tony Bennett; Warren Vache, cornet/trumpeter with Benny Carter and Gerry Mulligan; UArts alumna and violinist Diane Monroe BM ’75 (Violin); and Los Angeles drummer Paul Kreibich, formerly with Ray Charles & James Moody.

A public reception will follow for the “Roberta Eisenberg Retrospective” showing through November 2 in the Hamilton and Arronson Galleries.

Described as a spiritual expressionist refusing to follow trends, Eisenberg created a profound world of beauty, full of the power of nature and the vastness of the human spirit. Her modernist aesthetic is rich with visual metaphor and deep psychological understandings. Retrospectives of her work have appeared at the W. Keith and Janet Kellogg University Gallery and the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. She was represented by Space Gallery in Los Angeles.

Tax deductible tickets are $25 (cash or check only) for general seating and free to students. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. and the concert is from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Open exhibit and reception in Hamilton and Arronson Galleries from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Net proceeds will benefit the Roberta Eisenberg Scholarship Fund at the University of the Arts.  

To RSVP, contact Karen Rosenberg at or 215-717-6143.

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