Student Ensemble Performances Highlight December

November 21st, 2006 by Adam

Performances by four Plymouth State University student ensembles take the chill out of December at PSU.

The student guitar ensemble will present a free program at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5 at the Silver Center. Directed by Jim Alba, the program includes “Allegro” from Divertimento No. 2 K.137 by Mozart; “Menuet” from String Quartet K 590 also by Mozart; and additional works.

Performers are Jonathan Blanchette, a senior music major from Concord; Luke Morse, a first-year music major from Essex Junction, Vt.; Mike Plourde, a sophomore music major from Bristol, Conn. and Andrew Trepanier a first-year music education major from Rochester.

The Plymouth State University Chamber Players, directed by Professor Gary Corcoran, will present a free concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, in the Smith Recital Hall of the Silver Center. The program will consist of performances by the Trumpet Ensemble, Flute Choir, Saxophone Quartet, Clarinet Choir, Brass Quintet and Woodwind Trio as well as piano ensembles.

Inspiration of the season is the theme for the 2006 Plymouth State University Dance Extravaganza, Dec. 8 & 9, at the Silver Center for the Arts.

Faculty and guest choreographers inspired by music, art, film and the season have created modern, ballet/pointe, and modern jazz dances for performance by the PSU Contemporary Dance Ensemble.

Choreographers and works includeNow and Then by Lisa Travis, choreographed to the music of “A Benjamin” by Brian Setzer; Ballet Egyptian by Lois Hanks, music by Alexandre Luigini; The Journeyby Director of Dance Joan Wiegers, to music of “The Passion” by Peter Gabriel and Case File by Amanda Whitworth, to music by Astor Piazolla.

Tickets are $5, at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-ARTS. The Box Office will be closed Nov. 22 – 26.

The Percussion Ensemble, directed by Tim Gilmore, will present the final student concert of the semester at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13. There is no charge for the concert, which will be held in the Studio Theatre at the Silver Center.

Plymouth State University (PSU) is a regional comprehensive university offering a rich, student-focused learning environment for both undergraduate and graduate students. PSU offers 42 majors and 62 minors in programs that include education, business, humanities, arts, and natural and social sciences. The College of Graduate Studies offers coursework that promotes research, best practices and reflection in locations on- and off-campus as well as online. For non-traditional students, PSU’s Frost School of Continuing and Professional Studies offers working professionals opportunities to pursue an undergraduate degree by attending classes in the evenings, weekends and online. Located in a beautiful New England setting, Plymouth State University has been recognized as one of the “Best in the Northeast” by The Princeton Review.