PSU Student Ensembles Perform in December

November 25th, 2008 by Adam


PLYMOUTH, N.H. — PSU student ensemble performances make December special.All performances are at the Silver Center for the Arts.

The University Chamber Players will present a free concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, in the Smith Recital Hall. The program will consist of performances by the Trumpet Ensemble, Flute Choir, Clarinet Choir and Woodwind Quintet, as well as piano ensembles. Tickets are $5, all seats.

A free piano concert follows Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. The students will perform concerto movements by Mozart, Saint-Saëns, Haydn, Rowley, Edwards and Peskanov. Those performing are piano majors and minors Colin McIver, Ashley Rose, Alyssa Costa, Mac Slivka, Julie Formidoni, Allison Jangel, Lauren Parent, Krystal Morin and Marni Balint. Orchestral accompaniments will be performed on a second piano by department Collaborative Pianists Allan DiBiase and Constance Chesebrough, and several piano majors. Professor Carleen Graff, coordinator of piano activities, will perform a movement of a fairly unknown concerto by Pierné.

Dancers take to the stage Dec. 5 and 6 at 7 p.m. as the Contemporary Dance Ensemble performs works by faculty and student choreographers in various styles including tap, jazz, modern and contemporary. Student work was selected through an adjudication process.

The PSU dancers and choreographers premiering their original works in the concert are Noelle Fraser, Lindsay Jarvis, Kristen Kesner and Erin McDonough. The evening includes original musical compositions by Professors Jonathan Santore and Rik Pfenninger as the Dance Division continues to promote collaboration among artists of all genres. Tickets for the dance recital are $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and youth, and free to PSU students with I.D.

The 100 voices of the PSU Chorale and Chamber Singers will present an afternoon of holiday music with the New England Brass Ensemble December 7. The concert begins at 3 p.m. in Hanaway Theatre.

Dan Perkins, PSU Stevens-Bristow professor of music will conduct and PSU alumnus Robert St. Cyr will join the concert as guest organist as the musicians perform a repertoire that includes the inspiring “Welcome All Wonders” by J.A.C. Redford, a composition for choir, brass, organ and percussion. The audience will be invited to join the ensembles to sing several familiar holiday carols.

Another program highlight will be repertoire from The Chamber Singers’ upcoming tour of the Southwest U.S. that includes songs by Johannes Brahms and original settings of Native American texts, composed by Professor Santore.

Tickets for this concert are $12–$8 for adults, $10–$6 for seniors, $8¬–4 for youth and $5 for PSU students with I.D.

Tickets for all programs are available at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-ARTS or (800) 779-3869.

For general information about PSU events, log on to ThisWeek@PSU.

In the News

Example Image

Fisher Cats president will speak at PSU commencement

PLYMOUTH — Rick Brenner, president of the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, will receive Plymouth State University’s 2015 Granite State Award at the university’s 144th Commencement ceremony on May 16 and will also give the commencement address. Brenner, who earned his bachelor’s degree in physical education from Plymouth State in 1994, returns to campus frequently to speak […]

Example Image

Art from Environmental Data exhibition April 4 – June 26 at Lamson Learning Commons

PLYMOUTH — Students, staff and faculty from Plymouth State University’s Center for the Environment (CFE) have developed an exhibition featuring visualizations of environmental data. The exhibit is presented in collaboration with the Lamson Learning Commons. Jennifer Green, Lamson digital projects librarian, curated the exhibition. Professor Mark Green says, “As scientists, we produce and process data that […]

Example Image

A concert of Scandinavian music by PSU Symphonic Band April 26 at the Silver Center

PLYMOUTH—The Plymouth State University Symphonic Band, directed by Professor Mark Stickney, will celebrate the wind music of Scandinavia at a 3 p.m. concert Sunday, April 26 in Hanaway Theatre at the Silver Center. The concert, the band’s second this year featuring Scandinavian works, features a performance of the first movement of Edvard Grieg’s Piano Concerto […]