Concert & Cocktails!
Thursday, November 3 | 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM | The Jackson Laboratory
10 Discovery Dr, Farmington
Join us for our first-ever Concert & Cocktails event featuring special guest Dr. Edison Liu, president and CEO of The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) and jazz pianist. Dr. Liu will take you on a sojourn through the worlds of art, music, and science with his presentation The Art & Science of Creativity. As a jazz pianist, as well as a world-renowned cancer and genomics researcher, Dr. Liu will incorporate piano improvisation with a view on scientific discovery and will be joined by JAX Assistant Professor Basile Tarchini, who will be playing the double bass. Part piano recital and part lecture, this unique event will showcase how creativity and innovation in art and science impact all our lives. All proceeds from this event will benefit the Arts Council's United Arts Campaign! Purchase tickets below (please note: tickets will not be sold at the door).
Cocktail Menu Preview:
Autumn Moon: cranberry with apple cider and a splash of lemon by Hartford Flavor Company
Lemon Lavender Vodka Martini: infused with Waypoint Spirits Labrador Noon vodka and Wild Moon's Lavender Liqueur
Thank you to our event committee!
David A. Carter, Event Co-Chair Gena Glickman
Executive Vice President, Middle Market President
The Hartford Manchester Community College
Charles D. Gill, Event Co-Chair Paul E. Guzzardi
Executive Vice President & General Counsel Director
United Technologies Corporations Deloitte
Julie Alleyne Emma Ladd
Chief Executive Officer VP of Executive Benefits Operations
Deposit Group, LLC Lincoln Financial Group
Jennifer DiBella Kevin C. Smith
Partner Executive Vice President
Cranmore, FitzGerald & Meaney Travelers International
Vice President of Philanthropy
About Dr. Edison Liu
Prior to joining The Jackson Laboratory as President, Dr. Liu was the founding executive director of the Genome Institute of Singapore (2001-2011) and the president of the Human Genome Organization (HUGO) (2007-2013). Before 2001, Dr. Liu was the scientific director of the National Cancer Institute’s Division of Clinic Sciences (1996-2001), the director of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Specialized Program of Research Excellence in Breast Cancer, the director of the Laboratory of Molecular Epidemiology at UNC’s School of Public Health, and chief of medical genetics at the University. He has authored over 300 papers, books, scientific publications and books, and has written on science for the public. To learn more about Dr. Liu, read about him on The Jackson Laboratory website. To learn more about Dr. Lui, read about him on The Jackson Laboratory website.
About the Greater Hartford Arts Council's United Arts Campaign
Through our annual United Arts Campaign, we are able to provide critical resources to hundreds of arts and cultural organizations that are helping to improve lives and transform communities right here in Greater Hartford. Thanks to supporters like you, we’re working to ensure a strong, vibrant community we can all be proud of.