Silver Series Events

Thank you to our Silver Series sponsors:

The Silver Series of guest artists is made possible in part by our friends and alumni through the Jeannette and Richard Collins Award, the PSU Annual Fund, the Dick and Betty Hanaway Endowment for the Performing Arts, the PSU Student Senate and our business partners:

The Common Man Inn & Spa, Community Guaranty Savings Bank, Speare Memorial Hospital, MegaPrint, New Hampshire Public Radio

Silver Series: David Sedaris


With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today. Sedaris is the author of Read More »»

Silver Series: Mary Gauthier


A critically acclaimed singer/songwriter whose 2005 album Mercy Now earned her the Americana Music Association’s New/Emerging Artist of the Year, Mary Gauthier’s songs carry so much emotional punch, they can leave you staggering. She has a way of burrowing into that hole so many of us carry inside our souls, and emerging with universal truths Read More »»

Silver Series: Aardvark Jazz Orchestra: Salute to Duke


Aardvark Jazz Orchestra is one of the longest running large jazz ensembles in the world.  The legendary band, led by founder/director Mark Harvey, makes its debut at the Silver Center with Salute to Duke—an exhilarating show ranging across a spectrum of sounds and styles in the inimitable Duke Ellington manner.  The band will perform classics Read More »»

Silver Series: Session Americana


On stage is a collapsible bar table wired with microphones, a vintage suitcase recast as a kick drum, an old Estey field organ, a pre-war parlor guitar, a mandocello and all of its smaller siblings, a harmonica case fire damaged when Jack’s bar went up in flames and graffitied by Depeche Mode roadies, and an Read More »»

Silver Series: Atlantic Steps


Atlantic Steps brings the spirit and enduring fun of the traditional Irish art forms of music, song, step dance, sean-nós (old-style) dance and spoken word and connects them with the influences encountered as they journeyed across the ocean to America.  The result is a spectacular mix of dance, blending the choreographed with improvisation, set to Read More »»