1 Gallery Opening. 2011 Faculty Exhibition. 4-6 p.m., Karl Drerup Art Gallery. See Exhibitions, below.
3 All New England Choral Festival Concert. 7 p.m. Hanaway Theatre, Silver Center. Director of Choral Activities Dan Perkins conducts the 34th annual All New England Choral Festival, featuring PSU choirs and 200 high school singers from 50 schools throughout New England. The Champlain Valley Union High School Madrigal Singers, conducted by Carl Recchia, is the featured quest choir. Tickets are $11-10 for adults, $10-9 for seniors and $8-7 for youth at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-2787 or (800) 779-3869.
4 Silver Series: Benjamin Loeb, piano and Elena Urioste, violin. 8 p.m., Smith Recital Hall, Silver Center. Benjamin Loeb, 2011 director of the New Hampshire Music Festival, is also an acclaimed concert pianist. The New York Times praised his “vigorous, cogent playing [that] signaled the kind of equally weighted partnership, plus competition, plus mutual quest, etc. that makes this music live.” Elena Urioste was recently featured on the cover of Symphony as an “emerging artist to watch” and is hailed by critics and audiences for her lush tone, nuanced lyricism and commanding stage presence. Tickets are $30 for adults, $28 for seniors and $15 for youth at the Silver Center Box Office. Tickets may also be ordered online at silver.plymouth.edu. Convenience fees apply.
6 Master Class: Transcontinental Duo, piano. 12:30 p.m. Silver Center. Free.
6 Concert: Transcontinental Duo, piano. 7 p.m. Smith Recital Hall, Silver Center. Elaine Greenfield and Janice Meyer Thompson perform. Tickets are $6 at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-2787 or (800) 779-3869.
7 Sidore Lecture. Robert Kuttner: Income Inequality in the U.S.: What are the Facts, What Difference Does it Make and What Can Be Done About It? 7 p.m. Smith Recital Hall, Silver Center. Robert Kuttner is coeditor of The American Prospect magazine. He is a distinguished senior fellow at Demos, a non-partisan public policy research and advocacy organization, a longtime columnist for Business Week and a columnist for the Boston Globe and the New York Times international edition. Kuttner’s most recent book is A Presidency in Peril. Free tickets are available at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-ARTS. Reception follows. Contact: Mark Fischler, (603) 535-3243 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
8 Visiting Artist: Loretta Barnett. 6 p.m. Smith Recital Hall, Silver Center. Free. Loretta Barnett is professor of art and gallery director at Colby-Sawyer College in New London. She will offer a visual presentation of her sculpture and discuss her work. Barnett says that her most recent works have evolved from her interest in exploring the concept of the rule of law. Contact: Jason Swift, email@example.com.
10 Eagle Pond Authors’ Series. Sharon Olds, poet. 7 p.m. Smith Recital Hall, Silver Center. Sharon Olds expresses truths about domestic and political violence, sexuality, family relationships, love and the body with sensuality, humor, sprung rhythm and stunning imagery. Author of eight books of poetry, Olds’ honors include a National Endowment for the Arts grant, the San Francisco Poetry Center Award, the Lamont Poetry Selection and the National Book Critics’ Circle Award. Free tickets are available at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-2787 or (800) 779-3869. A reception and book signing follow the reading.
13 Silver Series. Tim O’Brien, bluegrass legend. 7 p.m. Smith Recital Hall, Silver Center. Singer and songwriter Tim O’Brien is steeped in the musical tradition of the American folk genre.In addition to being a Grammy winner, O’Brien has twice been named Male Vocalist of the Year by the International Bluegrass Music Association. He is also a founding member of the band, Hot Rize. This concert provides an opportunity to see O’Brien in an intimate, solo appearance. For a preview, listen to O’Brien at timobrien.net. Tickets are $30 for adults, $28 for seniors and $15 for youth at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-2787 or (800) 779-3869. Tickets are also available online at silver.plymouth.edu. Convenience fees apply.
17-20 Student Theatre: The Watercress by Professor Paul Mroczka. Studio Theatre, Silver Center. For adult audiences. Set in 1904, 12 years after the murders of Andrew and Abbie Borden in Fall River, Mass., The Watercress examines the lives of sisters Lizzie and Emma Borden who had been acquitted of the murders. When Lizzie meets the love of her life, her relationship with Emma is changed forever. Performances are Nov. 17 & 18 at 8 p.m., Nov. 19 at 2 & 8 p.m., and Nov. 20 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $14 for adults, $12 for seniors and $10 for youth at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-2787 or (800) 779-3869. Contact: Professor Elizabeth Cox, firstname.lastname@example.org.
21 All New England Band Festival Concert. 7 p.m. Hanaway Theatre, Silver Center for the Arts. The All New England Band Festival features the PSU Symphonic Band joined by 175 select high school musicians. The concert concludes a daylong event involving honor band members representing 65 high schools from all six New England States. More than two thirds of the students have been members of their respective all-state bands or orchestras. Tickets are $8 for adults and youth, $6 for seniors at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-2787 or (800) 779-3869. Contact: Professor Mark Stickney, email@example.com.
29 Concert: PSU Guitar Ensemble. 7 p.m. Studio Theatre, Silver Center for the Arts. Free tickets at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-2787 or (800) 779-3869. Contact: Jim Alba, firstname.lastname@example.org.
30 Concert: PSU Chamber Players. 7 p.m. Smith Recital Hall, Silver Center. Free. Student ensembles such as flute choir, clarinet choir, trumpet ensembles, saxophone quartet and piano ensembles perform. Free tickets at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-2787 or (800) 779-3869. Contact: Professor Mark Stickney, email@example.com.
EXHIBITIONS — Contact: Karl Drerup Art Gallery
November 1 through December 10—2011 Faculty Exhibition. Karl Drerup Art Gallery. Opening reception 4–6 p.m. November 1 at the gallery. The Faculty Exhibition wraps up fall semester gallery offerings with works by PSU faculty created outside the classroom. This popular annual exhibition provides an opportunity for students and members of the Plymouth State University community to become better acquainted with members of PSU’s talented faculty as artists working in a variety of media. Contact: (603) 535-2614 or log on to Plymouth.edu/gallery. Drerup Gallery Hours are Mon.–Sat. 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Wed., 10 a.m.–8 p.m. and by appointment; closed most PSU holidays. All gallery events are free and open to the public. Contact: (603) 535-2614 or log on to plymouth.edu/gallery.
Oct. 11 through Dec. 10. Gaetano LaRoche: Painting as an Art. Silver Center for the Arts.
In this exhibition, LaRoche reflects on nature and the beauty of the natural world. While he studies nature, some of his paintings are nonobjective; they do not have an easily seen image. In these paintings, LaRoche’s inspiration for colors, textures and spaces comes from the color of the sky or water, the depth of field or forest, or the texture of a tree or flower.
Silver Center hours are Mon.–Fri. 8 a.m.–5 p.m.; Weekends, noon–6 p.m. All gallery events are free and open to the public. Contact: (603) 535-2614 or log on to plymouth.edu/gallery.
COMING IN DECEMBER
1 PSU Student Jazz Ensembles
2-3 PSU Contemporary Dance Ensemble
4 PSU Choirs: A Joyful Noise
7 PSU Percussion Ensemble
11 Pemi Choral Society: To Hear the Angels Sing