The Plymouth State University Symphonic Band will present Winds from the East at 3 p.m. May 2. A highlight of the program will be music by Asian composers or from Asian culture, including “Machu Picchu, City in the Sky” by Satoshi Yagisawa, “Three Chinese Miniatures” arranged by Robert Jager, “Turandot” by Giacomo Puccini, “Variations on a Korean Folksong” by John Barnes Chance, and a Japanese folksong, “Yagi Bushi.” Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and $3 for youth at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-ARTS (2787) or (800) 779-3869.
The PSU Percussion Ensemble will pay homage to Cinco de Mayo with a 7 p.m. May 5 program of pieces rooted in Latin American culture. The pieces will feature percussion instruments indigenous to the composers’ countries of origin—Brazil, Argentina and Mexico. Original works and arrangements of some very popular songs will round out the program. Tickets are $4 for adults and $2 for seniors and youth at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-ARTS (2787) or (800) 779-3869.
May 12 will find a variety of chamber players on stage, with performances by the Trumpet Ensemble, Brass Quartet, Flute Choir, and Woodwind Quintet as well as piano ensembles. The Chamber Players recital is at 7 p.m. and there is no charge for admission. Free tickets are available at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-ARTS (2787) or (800) 779-3869.
Student performances in May wrap up with the Contemporary Dance Ensemble scholarship recital May 14 and 15 at 7 p.m. in Hanaway Theatre at the Silver Center. The evening of dance will highlight works choreographed by PSU faculty and students, and Amy Marshall. Marshall is founder of the Amy Marshall Dance Company, which performs unique and exciting works by extraordinary dancers who invite the audience to experience their joy. Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and youth at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-ARTS (2787) or (800) 779-3869.
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