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1 Department of Art Visiting Artist Series: Gaetano LaRoche, painter, printmaker and artist/educator. 4¬–5 p.m. Draper and Maynard Building Room 314. LaRoche has exhibited broadly and his prints and drawings have been published in Lilies and Cannonballs Review. He has taught in New York City and Wisconsin. Information at www.gaetanolaroche.com/.
2 Gallery Opening: The 2010 Faculty Exhibition. 4 p.m. Karl Drerup Art Gallery, Draper and Maynard Building, No. Main Street, Plymouth. 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: www.plymouth.edu/gallery or call (603)535-2614.
4 All New England Choral Festival. 7 p.m., Hanaway Theatre, Silver Center for the Arts. PSU Director of Choral Activities Dan Perkins conducts the 33rd annual festival featuring the PSU choirs and 200 high school singers from 50 schools from throughout New England. Hillsboro-Deering High School’s Red, White, and A cappella choir directed by Heidi Welch is the 2010 featured guest choir. This event usually sells out. The featured high school choir performs first on the program. The festival choir does not perform until after the intermission. A special price of $7 is offered for post-intermission tickets, space available. Advance tickets are $11-9 for adults, $10-9 for seniors and $8-7 for youth at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-ARTS (2787) or (800) 779-3869 or online at silver.plymouth.edu. Contact: Prof. Dan Perkins, firstname.lastname@example.org.
6 Silver Series: Sarah Jarosz. 8 p.m. Smith Recital Hall, Silver Center for the Arts. Bluegrass virtuoso Sarah Jarosz hit the national bluegrass circuit at age 12 playing mandolin, guitar and claw hammer banjo, but famed dobro player Jerry Douglas says she “sounds like an old man playing the banjo.” Jarosz waited all the way until her 18th birthday to release her first CD, and received a Grammy Award nomination. Song Up in Her Head was named one of the top albums of the year by everyone from Rolling Stone to National Public Radio. Recently, Jarosz returned to Austin, Texas for an immense opportunity—performing for an enthusiastic hometown audience for an Austin City Limits recording. The episode, which also features Steve Martin with the Steep Canyon Rangers, will air on New Hampshire Public Television November 9. Tickets are $30 for adults, $28 for seniors and $15 for youth.Contact: Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-ARTS (2787) or (800) 779-3869 or online at silver.plymouth.edu.
6, 14, 15, 16, 18 Theatre auditions and callbacks: Educational Theatre Collaborative for January production of Peter Pan. Silver Center for the Arts. Ages 8 to 80. See details online at ETC Auditions.
9 Silver Series: Bay State Winds. 7 p.m. Smith Recital Hall, Silver Center for the Arts. Free. The clarinet quartet of the Air Force Band of Liberty tours New England, New York and New Jersey, and this year’s tour includes a stop at the Silver Center. Drawing on years of professional experience, these accomplished musicians present an exciting program that will appeal to audiences of all ages. The group’s repertoire includes a diverse collection of musical idioms ranging from Bach to Broadway in addition to their own arrangements. SSgt. Mickey Ireland, a 1997 Plymouth Regional High School graduate who went on to Ithaca College and Michigan State University before enlisting in 2005, will be one of the musicians for this tour. Free tickets at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-ARTS (2787) or (800) 779-3869 or online at silver.plymouth.edu.
12-14 & 18-20 PSU Theatre: Little Women. Studio Theatre, Silver Center for the Arts. Louisa May Alcott’s timeless story of the March sisters comes to the stage as an exhilarating musical filled with glorious music and heart as it captures the struggle, romance and deep emotions of Alcott’s tale. Tickets are $17 for adults, $15 for seniors and $13 for youth at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-ARTS (2787) or (800) 779-3869 or online at silver.plymouth.edu.
15 Sidore Lecture Series: Stuart Davis, writer, director, actor, comedian and songwriter. “Deity Freak: Sacred Comedy for Profane Sensibilities.” 7 p.m., Smith Recital Hall, Silver Center for the Arts. Recommended for mature audiences. Free tickets at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-ARTS (2787) or (800) 779-3869 or online at silver.plymouth.edu.
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22 All New England Band Festival. 7 p.m., Hanaway Theatre, Silver Center for the Arts. The annual All New England Band Festival features the PSU Symphonic Band and 175 high school musicians. Concert concludes a daylong event involving honor band members from 65 high schools and the six New England states. Students are chosen based on their individual musical achievements. Guest conductors TBA. Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-ARTS (2787) or (800) 779-3869or online at silver.plymouth.edu.
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30 Student Concert: PSU Guitar Ensemble. 7 p.m., Studio Theatre, Silver Center for the Arts. Free.
Students perform classical solo, duet, trio or quartet studies mixed with a variety of jazz. Free tickets at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-ARTS (2787) or (800) 779-3869 or online at silver.plymouth.edu.
Exhibitions — Contact: Karl Drerup Art Gallery (603) 535-2614.
November 2–December 11—2010 Faculty Exhibition. Karl Drerup Art Gallery. Opening Reception November 2, 4-6 p.m. An important connection between faculty and students occurs when faculty exhibit their own work. This annual exhibition presents an opportunity for students and members of the PSU community to become better acquainted with art department faculty outside the classroom, as artists working in a variety of media. Faculty welcome viewers into the private realm of the teacher as artist.
The Drerup Gallery is open Monday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. and Wednesday, 10 a.m.–8 p.m., closed most PSU holidays.
Gallery Talks: Nov. 9, 1 p.m., Nov. 16, 1 p.m., Nov 17, 4 p.m.; Panel discussion
Dec 1, 5 p.m. Draper and Maynard Building Room 314.
Through December 5—Old Wives’ Tales: What Women Know. Silver Center for the Arts. The Women’s Caucus for Art–New Hampshire Chapter presents a juried exhibition that includes a wide range of approaches to the theme of women’s knowledge, knowledge that is passed through the generations, from woman to woman, or gained through experience. Not limited to old wives, this exhibition provides a forum for each artist to bring her own unique perspective and response to the title, Old Wives’ Tales: What Women Know.
1 PSU Chamber Players
2 PSU Jazz Ensemble
3-4 PSU Contemporary Dance Ensemble
5 A Joyful Noise: Grant Us Peace by PSU choirs
8 PSU Percussion Ensemble
11 Silver Series: Second City’s Dysfunctional Holiday Review
12 Pemi Choral Society: Joy to the World
Information at thisweek.blogs.plymouth.edu.