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September 2019

Faculty Recital – Adam Mayon, Piano

September 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Adam Mayon, PSU's new professor of piano and collaborative piano presents his debut solo recital in Smith Recital Hall.  Mayon, who is in first year directing piano studies and the collaborative piano program, will present an all-Schumann program! Free and open to all!  Tickets not required!

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Faculty Recital – Brendan Buckley / Francis Page / Justin McCarthy

September 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Faculty members Francis Page and Brendan Buckley, accompanied by Dr. Justin McCarthy, will present a recital of Classical and Musical Theater solos and duets, covering audience favorites and introducing less well-known repertoire to entertain and expand horizons. Free and open to all!  Tickets not required!

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October 2019

The Addams Family

October 17 @ 7:00 pm - October 20 @ 1:00 pm
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One event on October 17, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on October 18, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on October 19, 2019 at 1:00pm

One event on October 19, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on October 20, 2019 at 1:00pm

The Addams Family is a delightful musical comedy, featuring the wackiest, darkest, and funniest cast of characters to ever grace the stage, Gomez, Morticia, Wednesday, Uncle Fester, and the rest of the Addams clan discover that love, family, and growing up is filled with surprises. Gomez must deal with a father’s ultimate nightmare, his daughter Wednesday, who as a girl redefined darkness, has matured into a young lady and has fallen in love with a clean cut, polite young man…

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Sidore Lecture: Gregory Samuels

October 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Title of Talk: Promoting Critical Thinking through Media & Racial Literacy in an Era of Fake News Abstract of Talk: Regardless of how we use our literacy skills to seek truth in moments of controversy, we must practice social justice initiatives to empower students, community members, family, and friends to think critically about what they consume and experience every day. This presentation of the Sidore Lecture Series will encourage attendees to consider controversies connected to a lack of understanding or…

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Instrumental Lab Band Concert

October 25 @ 8:30 am - 9:00 am
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One event on December 6, 2019 at 8:30am

One event on November 15, 2019 at 8:30am

The Instrumental Lab ensemble is comprised of area home-schooled students in addition to music education majors performing on a secondary instrument. The ensemble is led by student conductors who select the music, rehearse the ensemble, market the event, prepare programs, and conduct in a final concert. Free and open to all!  Tickets not required!

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Piano Alumni Concert

October 27 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Alumni piano majors from 1973-2019 will perform a concert featuring solo and ensemble repertoire from the standard literature as well as original compositions written especially for this event. All the alumni were piano majors with Professor Dr. Carleen Graff, who is retiring after 46 years of teaching at PSU. Free and open to all!  Tickets are required!

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PSU Symphonic Band Concert

October 28 @ 7:00 pm

Join the Plymouth State University Symphonic Band for their first concert of the season. Tickets range from $6-$15

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Eagle Pond Authors’ Series: Sandy Yannone

October 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

Sandra Yannone grew up near the edge of the Atlantic Ocean off Long Island Sound in Old Saybrook, Connecticut. She is the author of Boats for Women (Salmon Poetry, 2019). Her poems and book reviews have also appeared in numerous print and online journals including Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, The Stony Thursday Book, Glass: A Poetry Journal, Women’s Review of Books, The Gay and Lesbian Review (Worldwide), CALYX, and Seattle Review. Currently, she is the Faculty Director of the Writing Center…

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November 2019

Sidore Lecture: Harold Meyerson

November 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

DUE TO A LAST MINUTE SCHEDULE CHANGE OUR BROCHURE MISTAKENLY LISTS THIS EVENT AS OCCURRING ON NOVEMBER 12TH.  THE CORRECT DATE IS NOVEMBER 5TH! Title: Should America Become More Socialistic? Throughout the 20th century, as other industrialized democracies developed socialist and social democratic parties and governments, the United States stood out as the one advanced democracy without either -- though the New Deal and Great Society enacted widely popular programs that were essentially social democratic. In recent years, as American capitalism…

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All New England Choral Festival

November 7 @ 7:00 pm

Over 200 high school students from 50 schools throughout New England spend the day in workshops and rehearsals centered around the theme "Will the Circle Be Unbroken." The day culminates in a concert that features the Plymouth State University Chorale, Chamber Singers, Mixed Emotions and Vocal Order (student a cappella groups), a featured guest high school choir, and the combined choirs of 300 singers. Tickets range from $12-$20  

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Fall Festival of Shakespeare

November 9 @ 7:00 pm

New Hampshire's inaugural Fall Festival of Shakespeare brings together High School students from across the region to present a collaborative performance of Romeo & Juliet. Plymouth State University and Advice To The Players are joining together to launch this nationally acclaimed program (developed by Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, MA) in New Hampshire. The timeless story of two star-crossed lovers is presented through ensemble storytelling, sword-fights, and a vision of the play owned and realized fully by the teen company…

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Fall Jazz Ensembles Concert

November 14 @ 7:00 pm

Led by Prof. Tim Gilmore, the PSU Big Band performs both classic and modern large ensemble repertoire. PSU Jazz Workshop Combos, led by Prof. Chris Klaxton, operate in a small group jazz format, studying the works of Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, and more. All PSU jazz ensembles are open to majors and non-majors and provide the opportunity to study the history of Jazz, improvisation, and to hone leadership skills. Tickets range from $8-$15

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Fall Chamber Players Concert

November 19 @ 7:00 pm

The Plymouth State University Student Chamber Ensembles will be presenting a variety of musical selections for their fall concert. Ensembles to perform: Piano Ensemble, Flute Choir, Saxophone Quartet, Clarinet Choir, Brass Ensembles and more! Free and open to all!  Tickets not required!

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The Beauty Queen of Leenane

November 20 @ 7:00 pm
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One event on November 21, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on November 22, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on November 23, 2019 at 1:00pm

One event on November 23, 2019 at 7:00pm

Martin McDonagh ‘s The Beauty Queen of Leenane, is the story of Maureen Folan, a simple and lonely woman in her early 40s, and Mag, her controlling, elderly mother. Set in the mountains of Connemara, a range located in Ireland’s Galway County and featuring sharp-peaked quartzite summits and ridges, this dark comedy provides insights into love, family, isolation, loneliness, and hope. The normal flow of Maureen and Mag’s daily routine, which includes a generous sampling of insults, tussles, and backbiting,…

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Piano Divisional Recital

November 24 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Piano Majors and Minors will perform solo repertoire from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Impressionistic and Contemporary Style Periods. Free and open to all!  Tickets not required!

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