Student Concert: Symphonic Band, La Scala Winds. 1 p.m. Hanaway Theatre, Silver Center. Music from the opera repertoire. The program will include selections from La Traviata, La Boheme, Cavalleria Rusticana, La Belle Helene, Gianni Schicchi, Turandot and Andrea Chenier.PSU sopranos Jennifer Fijal, a senior from Palmer, Mass. and Heather Jacques, a senior from Salem, N.H. will join the ensemble in a performance of the “Flower Duet” from Lakmé by Leo Delibes. Jeff Sirois, a junior from Berlin, Conn., will conduct a selection from Bizet’s Carmen. Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $4 for youth at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-ARTS (2787) or (800) 779-3869.
Student Theatre: The Seagull by Anton Chekhov. 4 p.m. Studio Theatre, Silver Center. A profound tale about the very human tendency to reject love that is freely given and seek it where it is withheld. Tickets are $13 for adults, $11 for seniors and $9 for youth at theSilver Center Box Office, (603) 535-ARTS (2787) or (800) 779-3869.
Sidore Lecture Series. Sean Esbjörn-Hargens, “Integral Edology: Things are Simultaneously Getting Worse, Getting Better, and are Already Perfect.” 7 p.m. Smith Recital Hall, Silver Center. Sean Esbjörn-Hargens chair of the Department of Integral Theory at JFK University and founding director of the Integral Research Center and the Integral Ecology Center. How can we come to agreement to solve our toughest environmental problems? Integral ecology unites valuable insights from multiple perspectives into a comprehensive pragmatic framework. Free tickets at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-ARTS (2787) or (800) 779-3869. Contact: Professor Mark Fischler, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Concert: Percussion Ensemble. 7 p.m. Studio Theatre, Silver Center. The ensemble features an eclectic blend of music, including original student compositions. Get tickets early-this event usually sells out. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and youth at Silver Center Box Office (603) 535-ARTS (2787) or (800) 779-3869.
Pemi Choral Society: A Choral Celebration. 3 p.m., Hanaway Theatre, Silver Center for the Arts. The traditional Mother’s Day concert presented by the 130-voice Pemigewasset Choral Society and featured guest artists. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for seniors and youth
at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-ARTS (2787) or (800) 779-3869.
Student Concert: Guitar Ensemble. 7 p.m. Studio Theatre, Silver Center. Free.
Student Concert: Jazz Ensembles. 7 p.m. Studio Theatre, Silver Center. PSU Jazz Combos and Jazz Band perform a mix of small group and big band jazz from classic to contemporary. Tickets are $6 for adults, $4 for seniors and youth at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-ARTS (2787) or (800) 779-3869.
Student Concert: Chamber Players. 7 p.m. Smith Recital Hall, Silver Center. Free. Chamber works performed by flute choir, clarinet choir, woodwind quintet and piano ensembles.
13 & 14
Student Dance Recital: Contemporary Dance Ensemble. 7 p.m. Hanaway Theatre, Silver Center. A high-energy collaborative concert of dance and art with choreography by faculty, students and special guest artists. Exceptional dance students will be recognized with awards and scholarships. Tickets are $11 for adults, $8 for seniors and youth at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-ARTS (2787) or (800) 779-3869.Silver Center Box Office.
Graduate Commencement. 10 a.m. Foley Gymnasium.
Undergraduate Commencement. 10 a.m. Currier Field (behind P.E. Center).
Contact: Karl Drerup Art Gallery, (603) 535-2614.
Through May 21.
The Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition. Karl Drerup Art Gallery and Silver Center for the Arts. Opening reception April 19, 4-6 p.m. both venues. During their senior year, Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) candidates develop a body of work through which they explore a range of themes, styles and techniques. A committee of art faculty guides each student’s artistic progress and assists with the selection of a group of works to be featured in the annual BFA exhibition.
Through May 13.
Art and Poetry. Lamson Library and Learning Commons. Fourth annual exhibition featuring the creative and collaborative efforts of PSU’s Student Exhibitions Committee and PSU Poets and Writers. Students have come together to present their visual art works and poetry inspired by those works.