Plymouth State University Student Ensembles Brighten May

April 30th, 2013 by Heather

    Plymouth State University Student Ensembles Brighten May

    PLYMOUTH  — Four student ensembles in the Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance at Plymouth State University will present public year-end concerts in early May.

    The PSU Percussion Ensemble will perform at 7 p.m. May 1 in the studio theatre at the Silver Center on Main Street in Plymouth. Under the direction of Tim Gilmore, the ensemble will perform an eclectic program of music from the American drum core tradition, as well as ragtime, Latin American and contemporary jazz styles.
    Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and youth at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-2787 or (800) 779-3869. Tickets are also available online at silver.plymouth.edu.
    The PSU Jazz Ensemble and Combo under the direction of professors Mark Stickney and Rik Pfenninger will perform “What is Hip: An Evening of Traditional Jazz and Funk” the following night at 7 p.m. in Hanaway Theatre at the Silver Center. The program includes the music of Count Basie, Tower of Power and more.
    Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for seniors and youth at the Silver Center Box Office. (603) 535-2787 or (800) 779-3869. Tickets are also available online at silver.plymouth.edu.
    Coming up at 7 p.m. May 6, the PSU Guitar Ensemble will perform a wide variety of music from classical to pop, under the direction of Jim Alba in the Studio Theatre at the Silver Center. Alba says the players will perform guitar quartets including a Mozart Minuet and a Scarlatti Sonata, followed by some Jazzy pieces like Wes Montgomery’s “Road Song,” some Limehouse Blues with solo guitar pieces by Segovia, then back to a couple of dance numbers, with dancers as a closer. There is no charge for admission to this program.
    Closing out the concert season, the PSU Chamber Players under the direction of Professor Mark Stickney will perform a free concert at 7 p.m. May 8 in the Smith Recital Hall. The program will include performances by the piano ensemble, flute choir, woodwind ensemble and more.

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