Concerts, Exhibitions, Theatre, and Speakers at PSU in March

February 17th, 2011 by Adam

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Edward Hill, Horseback Rider at Echo Lake. Oil on canvas, 1879. Private collection. John Hession photo.

March 2010 TIP SHEET

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March

3 Silver Series: Cypress String Quartet. 7 p.m., Smith Recital Hall, Silver Center.

Celebrated for the power of its performances and passionate dedication to the genre, the San Francisco-based Cypress String Quartet combines technical precision with imaginative programming to create unforgettable concert experiences.

The quartet will perform a program with an American theme, including Dvorak’s American quartet, and a new commission by composer Elena Ruehr inspired by the Ann Patchett novel, Bel Canto.

Tickets are $30 for adults, $28 for seniors and $15 for youth at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-ARTS (2787) or (800) 779-3869. Tickets are also available online at silver.plymouth.edu.

8 Visual Art: 2011 Juried Student Exhibition.

Gallery Opening 4-6 p.m. Silver Center.

Students from all levels of achievement will share their work, providing a glimpse of the process of transformation PSU students experience as they mature as artists. Jurors will judge the student submissions, which include works in a variety of media. Silver Center hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon-6 p.m. Contact: Greg Finley; (603) 535-2614.

9 Environmental Science Colloquium. 4 p.m., Boyd Science Center Room 001. Free. Woodrow Thompson, physical geologist, Maine Geological Survey. “Continental Glaciation in New Hampshire’s White Mountains: What We’ve Learned in 200 Years.” Contact: Doug Earick.

9 Gallery Talk. Pen and Brush. 7 p.m. Hyde Hall Room 220. Producer Andrea Melville will introduce her documentary film, Pen and Brush, about the 19th and 20th century writers and artists who worked in the White Mountains. In conjunction with Karl Drerup Art Gallery White Mountain Paintings exhibition,As Time Passes Over the Land. (see below).

10-13 Student Theatre: Chicago. Hanaway Theatre, Silver Center. Chicago has everything that makes a Broadway musical great: a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz; one show-stopping song after another and great dancing. A dark parable of American justice, Chicago is a musical extravaganza that includes “All that Jazz” and “Razzle Dazzle.” Performances are March 10–12 at 8 p.m., March 12 at 2 p.m. and March 13 at 3 p.m.
Tickets are $19 for adults, $17 for seniors and $15 for youth at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-ARTS (2787) or (800) 779-3869. Contact: Professor Beth Cox.

12 Contemporary Piano Festival. Silver Center. Free. The day features a lecture recital on a contemporary piano topic at 11 a.m. by PSU Professor Carleen Graff, and a 3:15 p.m. recital by PSU piano students and winners of a competition held earlier in the day. Contact: Professor Carleen Graff.

15 Gallery Talk. Professor Richard Hunnewell, Nature into Landscape: Changing Perceptions of the American Wilderness. 4 p.m. Karl Drerup Art Gallery, Draper and Maynard Building. In conjunction with Karl Drerup Art Gallery White Mountain Paintings exhibition, As Time Passes Over the Land. (see below).

16 Environmental Science Colloquium. 4 p.m., Boyd Science Center Room 001. Free.
Amy Yeakel, educational program director, Squam Lakes Science Center. “Blue Heron School Taking Flight: the experiences of starting a nature preschool.” Contact: Doug Earick.

16 Silver Series: Altan. 7 p.m. Hanaway Theatre, Silver Center. Few artists capture the heart and spirit of Irish tradition like Altan, a band the Boston Globe calls “The hottest group in the Celtic realm.” The band is led by world-renowned fiddler and vocalist Mairéad Ni Mhaonaigh. The traditional sounds of Donegal have a distinctive Scots flavor, the result of workers historically migrating and intermingling musically. Tickets are $35-25 for adults, $33-23 for seniors and $25-15 for youth at Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-ARTS (2787) or (800) 779-3869. Tickets are also available online at silver.plymouth.edu.

30 Theo Kalikow and Powerful Outstanding Women Awards. 3:30 p.m. Heritage Hall. The Theo Kalikow Award for a PSU employee, and Powerful Outstanding Women’s Awards for a student and a community member, will recognize women’s advocates on campus and in the local community. Current students, faculty and staff, alumni and community members are invited to submit nominations at Plymouth.edu/office/pcsw/awards. Contact: Professor Stephanie Halter.

30 Environmental Science Colloquium. 4 p.m., Boyd Science Center Room 001. Free. Brigid O’Donnell, assistant professor of developmental biology, PSU. ”The Interface of Developmental Biology and Ecology: Gene Expression, Gill Morphology and Environmental Influences in Mayflies.” Contact: Doug Earick.

31 Walk the Labyrinth. Noon–8 p.m., Hartman Union Building Hage Room (formerly Multipurpose Room). Free. Walking a labyrinth repeatedly can be a relaxing, meditative experience, a powerful journey and an illumination. Sponsored by PSU Wellness Center and Catholic Campus Ministry. Contact: Kathy Tardif, (603) 535-2673.

31 Eagle Pond Authors’ Series: Robert Frost Celebration. 7 p.m. Silver Center. Former U.S. and N.H. Poet Laureate Donald Hall will lead a group of readers in sharing their favorite poems by Robert Frost, who was U.S. Poet Laureate in 1958-1959. Followed by a reception. Free tickets at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-ARTS (2787) or (800) 779-3869. Contact: Diane Jeffrey, or (603) 535-2874.

Exhibitions — Contact: Karl Drerup Art Gallery
(603) 535-2614.

through April 9 As Time Passes Over the Land. White Mountain School painting has long been admired for the ways that artists captured and embellished the natural beauty of the region. Equally embedded in those paintings is evidence of environmental change, from the impact of settlers’ activities including clear-cutting, hunting and farming, to the industrial practices of pulp mills and mines. The exhibition will celebrate the great art of the era and explore dynamic environmental change as time passes over the land. Gallery hours are Monday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Wednesday 10 a.m.–8 p.m. and by appointment. The gallery is closed most PSU holidays, and Spring Break week, March 18-27.

March 8-April 9 PSU Juried Student Exhibition. Silver Center. Students from all levels of achievement will share their work, providing a glimpse of the process of transformation PSU students experience as they mature as artists. Jurors will judge the student submissions, which include works in a variety of media. Silver Center hours are Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon–6 p.m. The gallery is closed most PSU holidays and during Spring Break, March 18-27.

Upcoming

April

1 & 2 Student Concert: Opera Sinners, Saints, and Sirens

4 Sidore Lecture. Robert Bohm, Do We Need the Death Penalty?

6 Environmental Science Colloquium

8 Student Piano Concerto Concert

8 Silver Series: The Callaway Sisters in Boom!

13 Environmental Science Colloquium

14 Eagle Pond Authors’ Series: Charles Simic

16 Student Concert: An Open World. PSU Choirs

17 Piano Master Class

18 Sidore Lecture: Jennifer Bailey. Interfaith Leadership in a Time of Global Religious Crisis

20 Environmental Science Colloquium

27 Environmental Science Colloquium

28–30 Student Theatre: The Seagull

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