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Steep Canyon Rangers

Ted Alexandro

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Arts & Events Calendar 2013–14 SEPTEMBER 15 The New Gary Burton Quartet, jazz 18 Zak Stein, Sidore Lecture Series 19 Sophie Cabot Black, Eagle Pond Authors’ Series 22 Trio Veritas 27 David Wilcox, singer-songwriter OCTOBER 3–6 PSU Theatre: The Glass Menagerie 5 Ted Alexandro, comedian 6 Fred Sienkiewicz, trumpet 8 Jazz Standard Time 9 Medea Benjamin, Sidore Lecture Series 24–27 PSU Theatre: Les Misérables 27 Afternoon Trios 31 Alicia Ostriker, Eagle Pond Authors’ Series NOVEMBER 2 Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company 3 Piano Trio Concert 5 David Ruoff and Mark Howard, Sidore Lecture Series 7 All New England Choral Festival 8 Carrie Rodriguez, singer-songwriter 14 PSU Jazz Ensemble & Combo 21–24 PSU Theatre: The Pleasure Man 22 Piano Master Class 25 All New England Band Festival DECEMBER 3 Guitar Ensemble 4 Chamber Players 6–7 Contemporary Dance Ensemble 8 PSU Choirs: A Joyful Noise 11 Percussion Ensemble 15 Pemi Choral Society: The Glory of the Season JANUARY 22–26 Educational Theatre Collaborative: Oliver!

FEBRUARY 1 Dance Premiere Gala 8 Lori McKenna, singer-songwriter 11 Thomas Weiss, Sidore Lecture Series 16 Trio Veritas 21–22 PSU Theatre: King Lear MARCH 1 Contemporary Piano Festival 6–9 PSU Theatre: Tartuffe 9 Faculty Voice Recital 11 All New England Jazz Festival 13 April Bernard, Eagle Pond Authors’ Series 28 Steep Canyon Rangers & Della Mae APRIL 2 Thomas F. Lee, Sidore Lecture Series 9–13 PSU Theatre: Avenue Q 16 PSU Choirs 17 Richard Blanco, Eagle Pond Authors’ Series 18 Stiletto Brass Quintet 25 Sandra Bernhard: I Love Being Me, Don’t You? 26 Piano Master Class 27 PSU Symphonic Band 30 Percussion Ensemble MAY 1 Jazz Ensemble & Combo 5 Guitar Ensemble 7 Chamber Players 9–10 Contemporary Dance Ensemble 11 Pemi Choral Society: The Glory of Creation

Listings in red: Silver Series events by guest artists. Listings in blue: Eagle Pond Authors’ Series. Listings in green: Sidore Lecture Series. Listings in purple: Community Groups and Collaborations. Listings in black: performances by PSU students and faculty.

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The New Gary Burton Quartet September 15 at 7 pm

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During the past year, vibraphone virtuoso Gary Burton released his latest album Guided Tour, published his autobiography Learning to Listen, claimed his seventh Grammy Award, and enrolled 39,000 students in his online improvisation class. Known throughout his career for the brilliant quartets he assembles, the New Gary Burton Quartet is destined to be one of his best, featuring the astounding wunderkind guitarist Julian Lage, rising superstar bassist Scott Colley, and veteran drummer Antonio Sanchez. The fresh, light, and versatile vibes/electric guitar sound is one that is unmistakably Burton and this quartet lives up to his sophisticated but accessible style. Jazz Weekly says Burton “makes jazz one of the gifts from God.”

The Silver Series

The Silver Center for the Arts is pleased to present this series of guest artists made possible in part by our sponsors, friends, and alumni through the Jeannette and Richard Collins Award, PSU Annual Fund, the Dick and Betty Hanaway Endowment for the Performing Arts, the Common Man Inn & Spa, Speare Memorial Hospital, MegaPrint, New Hampshire Public Radio, and the PSU Student Senate, the Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance, the S.A.G.E. Center, and the Women's Studies Council at PSU.


David Wilcox

September 27 at 8 pm

Considered a “songwriter’s songwriter,” David Wilcox’s lyrical insight is matched by a smooth baritone voice, virtuosic guitar chops, and creative open tunings, all of which give him a range and tenderness rare in folk music. Artists such as k.d. lang have covered his songs and Acoustic Guitar described him as “James Taylor combined with the husky breathiness more reminiscent of Nick Drake.” In addition to his writing prowess, his skills as a performer and storyteller are unmatched. Now 17 albums into a career marked by personal revelation and wildly loyal fans, David Wilcox has a fearless ability to mine the depths of joy, sorrow, and everything in between—all tempered by a quick, wry wit.

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Ted Alexandro October 5 at 8:30 pm

Time Out New York says “Ted Alexandro’s cool, collected delivery and intelligent perspective have made him popular among a variety of audiences; we love him too. ... one of the funniest comedians working today.” He’s headlined the major comedy venues, opened for Louis C.K. at Carnegie Hall, starred in two Comedy Central specials, appeared on David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, Craig Ferguson, and on the TV series Oz, Dr. Katz, and Louie. He also created a web series Teachers Lounge, based loosely on his own experiences as a music teacher, in which he stars with Lewis Black, Judah Friedlander, and Janeane Garofalo. May contain adult language and themes. Hanaway Theatre $25–$20 adult $23–$18 senior $20–$15 youth


Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company November 2 at 8 pm

Choreographer Paul Taylor is the last living member of the pantheon that created America’s indigenous art of modern dance. At an age when most artists’ best work is behind them, Taylor continues to win public and critical acclaim for the vibrancy, relevance, and power of his creations. Thirty years ago he created the Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company to bring his vision into communities all over the world. Taylor himself chooses the repertoire and the six dancers in the company to illuminate the athleticism, humor, and range of emotions found in his work. The New York Times calls Taylor 2 “a miracle … that has long been one of the most vital and accomplished of second troupes in New York City.”

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“Simply put, there are bassists, and then there’s Christian McBride. He is the most significant bassist to come along in the last 20 years, and is inarguably, one of the greatest to ever play the instrument.”

Carrie Rodriguez November 8 at 8 pm Smith Recital Hall $35 adult $33 senior $20 youth

January 17, 2013 was Carrie Rodriguez Day in her hometown of Austin, Texas “in recognition of her work in advancing Austin as the ‘Live Music Capital of the World’.” That was just the latest in a string of honors for the prodigious fiddler, soulful singer, and probing songwriter. She’s toured with Lyle Lovett, Lucinda Williams, John Prine, and Los Lobos. Her latest release Give Me All You Got topped the Americana Radio Chart for weeks in one of the strongest debut albums of the year. A mix of roots, rock, blues, jazz, and country in her signature sultry voice, the Huffington Post said the album is “Rodriguez at her freewheeling best, an inspired mix of passion and energy that captures the spirit of her feel-the-burn live shows.”


Lori McKenna February 8 at 8 pm Smith Recital Hall $35 adult $33 senior $20 youth

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Her songs of life, love, and family are admired and recorded by Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood, and Alison Krauss, to name just a few. With all her success and a sixth studio album released this year (Massachusetts), it’s hard to believe Lori McKenna can still be a wife and mother of five who lives in Stoughton. Or maybe that’s precisely why she can write songs that ring so true with other singers and everyone who hears them and interpret them in her own bold, raw, and emotional voice. “Poignant and profound poetry. She has an uncanny ability to paint stories of the human condition in a way that reminds us all that we are not alone,” says one of her fans, Keith Urban.

Steep Canyon Rangers & Della Mae March 28 at 8 pm

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A tremendous double bill of great traditional and progressive bluegrass by two of the most awarded and respected groups around. The Steep Canyon Rangers won the 2012 Best Bluegrass Grammy for Nobody Knows You, their eighth album including one backing an up-andcoming banjo player named Steve Martin. “True bluegrass, when done well, is a thing of art and the Steep Canyon Rangers are the genre’s current Rembrandt.” The Boston-based group Della Mae mines time-honored elements to create music that’s unmistakably fresh and contemporary; respectful of American musical tradition, but not restricted by it. Just released this summer, This World Oft Can Be showcases their world-class instrumental abilities and lilting harmonies.


The Stiletto Brass Quintet April 18 at 8 pm

Named for their distinctive red footwear, these five highly accomplished women have careers spanning the fields of orchestral, band, and chamber music performances in such groups as Dallas Brass, PRISMA, Monarch Brass Quintet, the United States Marine Band, Detroit Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, and St. Louis Symphony. The ensemble reflects timely changes in the music scene with repertoire consisting of popular styles to the avant-garde written by the leading composers of our time. After performing with the group, legendary trumpeter and Tonight Show bandleader Doc Severinsen said “The Stiletto Brass Quintet is a group of five superb musicians whose technique and ensemble work is simply unmatched.� Smith Recital Hall $30 adult $28 senior $15 youth



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Sandra Bernhard

I Love Being Me, Don’t You? April 25 at 8 pm Stage and screen comic diva Sandra Bernhard broke into the industry in the Martin Scorsese film The King of Comedy and later became known for her TV role on Roseanne as Nancy Bartlett, an openly gay character. She’s also appeared on Hot in Cleveland, The New Adventures of Old Christine, Law & Order: SVU, Will & Grace, The Sopranos, and The L Word. Bernhard’s live performances are a thrilling hybrid of stand-up comedy and rock ’n’ roll, a raucous mix of political satire, pop culture commentary, and cabaret. Contains adult language and themes. “The experience is like hanging out with a hip and funny friend who never fails to lift you up with her outrageous freedom.” Los Angeles Times          Cosponsored by the S.A.G.E Center and the Women’s Studies Council at PSU. 11

For the past 16 years, the Eagle Pond Authors’ Series has celebrated great writing by some of the nation’s outstanding authors. The series is a tribute to beloved poet and author Donald Hall, who is the heart and soul of this series and instrumental in bringing nationally and internationally revered poets to the PSU campus.

Eagle Pond A Sophie Cabot Black September 19 at 7 pm

Sophie Cabot Black writes lyrical poems that place her among our most spiritually meaningful poets. Collections of poetry include The Misunderstanding of Nature, which won the Poetry Society of America’s Norma Farber First Book Award, and The Descent. She has been awarded the Grolier Poetry Prize, as well as fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and the Bunting Institute at Radcliffe. Of her newest collection, The Exchange, the Los Angeles Times Book Review says “Black’s voice is startling, jagged and implacable, and [her poetry] is steep, precipitous and dazzling.”

Alicia Ostriker October 31 at 7 pm Alicia Ostriker is a poet and critic known for her intelligence and passionate appraisal of women’s place in literature, and for investigating themes of family, social justice, Jewish identity, and personal growth. She has published fourteen volumes of poetry, including The Book of Life: Selected Jewish Poems 1979–2011, No Heaven, The Volcano Sequence, and The Imaginary Lover, winner of the William Carlos Williams Award. She was twice a National Book Award Finalist, for The Little Space and The Crack in Everything. Her critical work includes the now-classic Stealing the Language: the Emergence of Women’s Poetry in America, and her 1980 feminist classic and anti-war poem sequence, The Mother/Child Papers, was recently reprinted by the University of Pittsburgh Press.

Authors’ Series April Bernard March 13 at 7 pm

April Bernard is a poet, novelist and essayist. Her first book of poetry, Blackbird Bye Bye was chosen by Amy Clampitt as the winner of the 1989 Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets. The judge commended the book for its utter lack of apology, saying: “The wit here is corrosive, the ear faultless, the raised voice one to which we cannot but listen.” Her other acclaimed books of poetry include: Romanticism, Swan Electric, and Psalms. She is also the author of the novels Pirate Jenny and Miss Fuller. She is on faculty of the Bennington MFA Writing Seminars and serves as the director of creative writing at Skidmore College.

Richard Blanco April 17 at 7 pm Richard Blanco read his poem “One Today” at President Barack Obama’s second inauguration making him the youngest, first Latino, and first openly gay person to serve as an honorary participant in the official ceremony. His acclaimed first book, City of a Hundred Fires, explores the yearnings and negotiation of cultural identity as a Cuban-American and received the prestigious Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize. His second book, Directions to the Beach of the Dead, won the PEN American Beyond Margins Award for its continued exploration of the universal themes of place and homecoming. His third collection, Looking for The Gulf Motel, won the Paterson Poetry Prize and Thom Gunn Award from the Publishing Triangle. A builder of cities and poems, Blanco is also a professional civil engineer currently living in Maine.

Generous support from the Follett Higher Education Group (PSU Bookstore) helps keep this series free and open to the public. A reception and book signing follow each reading. Free tickets are available in advance to ensure admission.




Smoke, Mirrors & Dance: An Introspective September 6 & 7 at 7 pm An evening of solo dance by Amanda Whitworth, PSU director of dance and artistic director of Tributary Dance, Smoke, Mirrors & Dance is a quirky, eclectic, and often schizophrenic presentation that reflects themes of nature, childhood, motherhood, and power using original music and video. The performance provides a glimpse into the artist’s personal creative process with a postperformance discussion. Proceeds benefit the PSU Dance Division. Studio Theatre $12 adult/$8 senior, youth & group Trio Veritas September 22 at 1 pm Pianist and PSU Professor of Music Dan Perkins joins violinist Ella Marie Gray in an exciting performance of traditional and new chamber music. Smith Recital Hall $14 adult/$13 senior/$11 youth

The Glass Menagerie

PSU Theatre: The Glass Menagerie October 3 & 4 at 8 pm October 5 & 6 at 2 pm Tennessee Williams’ poetic, haunting drama The Glass Menagerie kicks off Plymouth State Theatre’s 2013–14 season. This American classic is a memory play in which the young Tom struggles to come to grips with his guilt over having abandoned his sister Laura and disappointed his mother Amanda. It’s a bittersweet story about family, love, yearning, and hope. PSU Professor of Acting Elizabeth Daily plays Amanda Wingfield. Studio Theatre $15 adult/$12 senior & youth Fred Sienkiewicz, trumpet October 6 at 5 pm PSU faculty member Fred Sienkiewicz presents a recital of music for trumpet and piano. Smith Recital Hall FREE


Jazz Standard Time October 8 at 7 pm The PSU Jazz faculty performs jazz standards with guest trumpeter Dave Umstead. Studio Theatre $6 adult/$4 senior & youth PSU Theatre: Les Misérables October 24 & 26 at 8 pm October 25 at 7 pm October 26 & 27 at 2 pm The Tony Awardwinning musical Les Misérables is the ultimate romantic story of oppression, freedom, duty, humanity, and longing. After spending years in prison and winning his release, Jean Valjean discovers that despite his best attempts to live a good life, it’s impossible to leave his past behind. As he finds himself pursued by his former jailor, Inspector Javert, revolution is brewing in the streets of Paris. Honor, love, and humanity are celebrated in the heart-wrenching finale of this magnificent musical with an honored score that includes I Dreamed a Dream, Master of the House, and On My Own. Hanaway Theatre $21 adult/$17 senior/$15 youth Afternoon Trios October 27 at 5 pm PSU faculty members Aubrie Dionne, Kenda Corcoran, and Matthew Marsit perform a collection of vibrant trio works by Beethoven, Leonardo De Lorenzo, and Alexander von Kreisler. Special guest Connie Chesebrough will join them for Suite by J. Amberg. Smith Recital Hall FREE

PSU Music,Theatre, and Dance & Community Groups Performances by faculty, students, and their guests. Some gRoup rates available. Call (603) 535-ARTS for more information.

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Piano Trio Concert November 3 at 4 pm Piano trio music with Bozena O’Brien, violin; Gary Hodges, cello; Carleen Graff, piano. Bozena O’Brien teaches at Concord Community Music School, St. Paul’s School, Holderness Prep, and Kimball Union Academy. She performs with the New Hampshire Music Festival, Vermont Symphony Orchestra, CCMS Musicians of Wall Street, and Brinkler Piano Trio. Gary Hodges is principal cellist with the New Hampshire Philharmonic, and also plays with Artful Noise String Quartet, the Kelsh Trio, and the Brinkler Piano Trio. He teaches at the Pine Hill Waldorf School and directs the Philips Exeter Summer School Orchestra. Carleen Graff is professor of music at PSU where she teaches piano performance, class piano, and piano pedagogy. She received the master teacher certificate from the Music Teachers National Association and the New Hampshire Music Teachers Association’s Teacher-Member of the Year Award. Smith Recital Hall FREE

All New England Choral Festival Images of Light November 7 at 7 pm The 36th Annual All New England Choral Festival Dan Perkins features the PSU choirs and more than 200 high school singers from 60 schools throughout New England conducted by PSU director of choral activities, Dan Perkins. Hanaway Theatre $15 adult/$14 senior/$12 youth Jazz Ensemble and Combo November 14 at 7 pm The PSU Jazz Ensemble and Combo perform works from jazz standards to funk. Joining the PSU ensembles will be the Laconia High School Jazz Ensemble. Hanaway Theatre $6 adult/$4 senior & youth

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November 21–23 at 8 pm November 23 & 24 at 2 pm Written by comedian, actress, singer, writer, and sex symbol Mae West (who was always 15

All New England Band Festival November 25 at 7 pm This annual festival features the PSU Symphonic Band as well as 200 high school musicians. The concert will conclude a day-long event involving honor band members representing 65 high schools from all six New England states. The students were chosen from more than 400 who applied from 80 high schools. More than twothirds of those selected have been members of their respective all-state bands or orchestras. The two honor bands will be conducted by composer Samuel Hazo and Thomas Root, composer and director of bands at Weber State University. Hanaway Theatre $8 adult & youth/$6 senior

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going against social norms), The Pleasure Man utilizes music, cross-dressing, and sexuality to investigate what helps us get through the night. When originally produced in 1928, the theater was raided, and closed down for indecency. PSU director Robin Marcotte and cast have taken The Pleasure Man, deconstructed it, and created a new play that incorporates Mae West as a character and connects the play in relevant and revealing ways to contemporary life. Mature content and situations. Studio Theatre $15 adult/$12 senior & youth Piano Master Class November 22 at 2 pm The public is invited to observe pianist Diane Birr as she conducts a master class for PSU students. Professor Birr is on faculty at Ithaca College and performed internationally as a soloist, accompanist, and with major orchestras. She is a member of the piano trio Troica and is active in music teaching associations at the state, regional, and national levels. Smith Recital Hall FREE


Guitar Ensemble December 3 at 7 pm PSU guitar students perform a wide variety of music from classical to pop. Studio Theatre FREE Chamber Players December 4 at 7 pm Student chamber ensembles including piano ensemble, flute choir, saxophone quartet, clarinet choir, woodwind quintet, and brass ensembles. Smith Recital Hall FREE Contemporary Dance Ensemble December 6 & 7 at 7 pm This evening of dance is presented by PSU faculty and students and collaborations with members of the community. Many styles of dance are represented in a high-energy, passionate performance. Hanaway Theatre $12 adult/$8 senior, youth & group PSU Choirs: A Joyful Noise! December 8 at 3 pm Dan Perkins, director of choral activities, conducts the 100 voices of the PSU Chorale and Chamber Singers with a professional orchestra in their annual holiday concert A Joyful Noise! Respighi’s glorious Laud to the Nativity is the featured work. Hanaway Theatre $15–$13 adult/$13–$11 senior/$11–$9 youth

Percussion Ensemble December 11 at 7 pm PSU percussion ensemble features an eclectic blend of music including original student arrangements. Studio Theatre $5 adult/$3 senior & youth Pemigewasset Choral Society The Glory of the Season December 15 at 3 pm This annual holiday concert by more than 100 members of our community has become a community tradition for over 40 years. Hanaway Theatre $10 adults/$5 senior & youth Dance Premiere Gala February 1 at 8 pm A celebratory evening of dance boasting performances by professional dance companies, the PSU Dance Division, and dance studios and schools across New England with a special appearance by BoSoma Dance Company of Boston. All work has been selected for this high-quality, energetic performance. Formal attire is requested. This gala performance culminates in a daylong dance event for dancers of all ages. Call (603) 535-2713 for details on daytime event. Hanaway Theatre $20 adult/$15 senior, youth & group Trio Veritas: In a Romantic Mood February 16 at 1 pm PSU professor of music and pianist Dan Perkins joins flutist Melissa Mielens and oboist Margaret Herlehy in a romantic program sure to put you in the mood for Valentine’s Day. Smith Recital Hall $14 adult/$13 senior/$11 youth

king whose life is destroyed by two of his conniving daughters and whose love is restored by his devoted youngest daughter Cordelia. Smith Recital Hall $6 adult, senior, youth Contemporary Piano Festival March 1 At 11am, the public is invited to hear Professor Carleen Graff present a lecture on piano music of a contemporary composer and at 3:15 pm, the winners of the 15th annual Contemporary Piano Festival will play a final concert of the day. Smith Recital Hall FREE


PSU Theatre: Tartuffe March 6–8 at 8 pm March 8 & 9 at 2 pm Moliere’s brilliant comedy about religious hypocrisy, Tartuffe, comes to PSU’s stage in a version adapted by director John Briggs. How far will one man go to ensure his salvation? Everyone can see that the title character, pretending to be pious and moral, is a fake— everyone except Orgon, who is about to give the false cleric everything he owns. Will he be duped? Will his family be ruined? Of course not, it’s a comedy. Everything will work out for Orgon and Tartuffe will suffer the consequences for his misdeeds. How that happens is half the fun of this witty, rambunctious and sexy comedy. Hanaway Theatre $15 adult/$12 senior & youth Rik Pfenninger

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PSU Theatre: King Lear February 21 & 22 at 7 pm The play many consider to be Shakespeare’s greatest work, King Lear is presented in a staged reading featuring professional director/actor John Briggs, a well-known and highly praised director and adaptor of Shakespeare’s plays. King Lear is the story of an honorable 17 photo: peter finger

Faculty Voice Recital March 9 at 1 pm The Deepest Desire is a program of forgotten songs by Debussy, Barber, Wolf, and Heggie performed by PSU faculty members Emily Jaworski, mezzo-soprano, and Dan Perkins, piano. Smith Recital Hall FREE All New England Jazz Festival March 11 at 5 pm Join the PSU Jazz Ensemble and the All New England Jazz Festival Orchestra for an evening of great jazz. The All New England Jazz Festival Orchestra is made up of students from all six New England states. More than 100 students are nominated by their directors and the 20 students are selected based on their musical achievements. Hanaway Theatre $10 adult/ $6 senior/$7 youth PSU Theatre: Avenue Q April 9–12 at 8 pm April 12 & 13 at 2 pm Using human cast members and a host of puppets that are openly manipulated by and feature the voices of the cast members, the long-running Broadway hit Avenue Q is a delight. But don’t be fooled by the puppets as the humor and story are strictly for adults. Princeton is a recent college graduate who moves to an outer borough of New York to find a job and, hopefully, meaning in his life.

Although he hopes to live on Avenue A, where folks who have money, prestige, and power reside, he eventually discovers that he must settle for Avenue Q, which is peopled with colorful characters all of whom are having a hard time making it in life. All in all, Avenue Q is a sometimes lighthearted, often satirical, and always innovative musical that looks at our search for significance. This show features mature language and content and is not intended for children. Studio Theatre $21 adult/$17 senior/$15 youth PSU Choirs: Requiem April 16 at 8 pm Prior to their Carnegie Hall debut on Easter, the PSU choirs, directed by Dan Perkins, perform Mack Wilbert’s inspiring Requiem. Proceeds support the PSU Chamber Singers May 2014 performance tour to Chile.  Hanaway Theatre $16–$14 adult/$14–$12 senior $12–$10 youth Piano Master Class April 26 at 11 am The public is invited to observe this master class for PSU students conducted by Kirill Gliadkovsky, orchestral and choral conductor and faculty member at Saddleback College. He has toured extensively as a music conductor, as a soloist on piano, organ, and harpsichord, and as a duo with his wife, concert pianist Anna Gliadkovskaya. Smith Recital Hall FREE

PSU Symphonic Band April 27 at 3 pm The PSU Symphonic Band performs both classic works for concert band and new works written for the wind ensemble. Joining the Symphonic Band on stage will be pianist Kirill Gliadkovsky, performing George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. Hanaway Theatre $8 adult & youth/$6 senior Percussion Ensemble April 30 at 7 pm PSU percussion ensemble features an eclectic blend of music including original student arrangements. Studio Theatre $5 adult/$3 senior & youth Jazz Ensemble & Combo May 1 at 7 pm The PSU Jazz Ensemble and Combo perform works from jazz standards to funk. Hanaway Theatre $6 adult/$4 senior & youth Guitar Ensemble May 5 at 7 pm PSU guitar students perform a wide variety of music from classical to pop. Studio Theatre FREE

Chamber Players May 7 at 7 pm Student chamber ensembles performing include the piano ensemble, flute choir, saxophone quartet, clarinet choir, woodwind quintet, and brass ensembles. Smith Recital Hall FREE Contemporary Dance Ensemble May 9 & 10 at 7 pm A celebratory evening of dance by PSU faculty and students with a new work set on PSU dancers by Helen Simoneau, artistic director of Helen Simoneau Danse based in both NYC and Winston-Salem, NC. The evening includes acknowledgement of PSU dance scholarship and award recipients. Hanaway Theatre $12 adult/$8 senior, youth & groups Pemigewasset Choral Society The Glory of Creation May 11 at 3 pm Hanaway Theatre $10 adult/$5 senior & youth

2013–14 Silver Center Jayne Adams

Sponsored by the Karl Drerup Art Gallery For more information on these and all the exhibits across campus visit

Jayne Adams, Identity: The Personal and Collective Drawings and Paintings September 8–October 5 Jayne Adams finds artistic inspiration in the human form, and the figure in environments, in communities, and the self. Her process involves an expressive mark-making through the integration of drawing and painting and the search for just the right “note.” Jayne Adams

Take Two: Re-imaging a Print from the Past October 16–December 13 Curator Parker Potter has invited 26 New Hampshire-based printmakers to revisit some of their earlier work and rethink size, color, composition, or some other variable of that work to create something new. Educational Theatre Collaborative Children’s Art Exhibit based on the musical Oliver! January 22–26, 2014


Art Exhibitions Friends of the Arts Juried High School Exhibition February 1–21 An annual exhibit of imaginative and skillful work produced by regional high school students. Momma March 3–April 11 Four progressive New Hampshire women artists, Annette Mitchell, Laura Morrison, Patricia Schappler, and Marcia Santore reveal their insights into the concept of mother and motherhood.

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Bachelor of Fine Arts: Graphic Design seniors April 22–May 13 The focus of the senior thesis experience is to create, define, and design a full range of applications for a fictitious company. The exhibit is a showcase for the many talented student designers who go on to professional careers in graphic design.


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Whatever Happened to Ethics? Albert Einstein once wrote that, “Without ethical culture, there is no salvation for humanity.” When one considers many of the problems the world is facing today, from hunger and the financial crisis in the US and abroad to global warming, there is an ethical component to our failure in dealing with these issues. This year’s Sidore Lecture Series will focus on the ethical and moral expressions to the problems of the day and discuss potential solutions. September 18  Zak Stein cofounder, philosopher of education, and senior outreach liaison at lectica, inc.

Ethics and the New Education: Testing, Pills, and the Future of Schooling Stein explores trends in educationally oriented psychopharmacology and large-scale standardized testing, and how educating children requires a more holistic and human approach.

October 9  Medea Benjamin cofounder of codepink and global exchange

The Obama Administration’s Use of Drones Benjamin discusses the dangers of engaging in secret wars behind the backs of the American people and what we can do about it.

November 5  Mark Howard and David Ruoff attorneys-at-law

Ethical and Moral Issues in the Defense of Genocide Cases: Who Doesn’t Deserve a Lawyer? Howard and Ruoff discuss the constitutional principle behind the right to counsel, even when you know the defendant is guilty, and the role of attorneys as teachers in geopolitics.

February 11  Thomas Weiss professor at the cuny graduate center, and director of the ralph bunche institute for international studies

R2P: Why Libya? Why Not Syria? Determining whether, when, where, and why to intervene to protect civilians is guided by the “responsibility to protect” (R2P). Weiss explores how those decisions are made.

March 2014  Speaker to be announced Please check for updates.

April 2  Thomas F. Lee author and retired educator and biologist

The Promises and Perils of the New Biology An exciting era of modern biotechnology allows us unprecedented control over life forms that, Lee asserts, present rich opportunities as well as ethical perils. All Sidore lectures take place in the Smith Recital Hall at 7pm and are free and open to the public. Advance reservations for tickets are encouraged and can be made by calling the Silver Center Box Office at (603) 535-ARTS (2787). The conversation continues with a reception and refreshments following each lecture. For more information and updates on this series, visit


Celebrating 20 Years of Bringing the Community Together through Theatre! Plymouth State University’s Educational Theatre Collaborative

Artwork by Court Jones

proudly presents

Music, Lyrics, and Book by Lionel Bart

Directed by Trish Lindberg • Musical Direction by William Ögmundson

January 22–25 at 7 p.m., January 25 and 26 at 2 p.m. Hanaway Theatre, Silver Center, Plymouth State University

Special Opening Night Performance and Celebration January 22 at 7 p.m. Tickets: (603) 535-ARTS and Oliver! auditions will be held November 10–13 at the Silver Center. Children’s Arts Festival, January 11, Silver Center, (603) 535-2615 Children’s Art Exhibit, January 22–26, Silver Center Integrated Arts Conference, January 24, Silver Center, (603) 535-2933

Produced by arrangement with TAMS-WHITMARK MUSIC LIBRARY, INC., 560 Lexington Ave., New York, NY 10022

General Information Reserved seating and general admission: Seating will be reserved in the Smith Recital Hall for Silver Series events only. All other events in Smith will be general admission. Check the seating chart for locations. Curtain times vary, so check your tickets. Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of house management. Some productions may not allow any late seating at all. Due to the intimate seating arrangement of the Studio Theatre, there is no late seating. All patrons regardless of age must have a ticket. In consideration of other patrons, please be certain that the event is suitable for and of interest to your child. Discounts are available for most events to seniors (62+), youth (18–), groups, full-time, matriculated PSU students (one per PSU ID, which must be presented at the box office window), PSU faculty and staff (two per PSU ID at the box office only, must present ID). Call or inquire at the box office for more information. Seating is assigned as “best seats available” when we receive your order. Patrons wishing to sit together must order tickets at the same time. Gift certificates are available at the Silver Center in any amount and make a great gift! Accommodations can be made for patrons with special needs through the box office. The Silver Center is fully accessible, and large print programs and assisted listening devices for selected events are available by advance request.

No recording. The unauthorized use of any audio- or video-recording devices is strictly prohibited and violates copyright protection. We enforce this policy. Cell phones: Please remember to silence them and put them away when you enter the theatre. Fine print: All sales are final; there are no refunds or exchanges. If the artist performs, we are obligated to pay their fee and therefore cannot issue refunds. We can only issue refunds in the event of cancellation by the artist. All programs are subject to change without notice. There is a $2 per order handling fee for all orders except those purchased in person at the box office window. Directions: The Silver Center for the Arts is on the campus of Plymouth State University. Use exit 25 off I-93 and follow the signs. For GPS users, enter 114 Main Street.

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Order Tickets In person Visit the Silver Center Box Office located on the Plymouth State University campus. June–August: Monday–Friday from 11 am–4 pm September–May: Monday–Friday from 11 am–5 pm By phone Call (603) 535-ARTS (2787) or (800) 779-3869. Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express accepted. A $2 per order handling fee will apply. Online Visit Tickets for most events are available online through our secure site with Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express accepted. Convenience fees will apply. All sales are final; no exchanges or refunds, unless a performance is cancelled.

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Silver Center for the Arts 2013-14 Events Calendar  
Silver Center for the Arts 2013-14 Events Calendar  

Featuring the arts and events for the Silver Center's 2013-14 season.