This Week's Featured Events

As events may be moved, delayed, postponed, or canceled for a variety of reasons and without any prior notice, the Office of Public Relations advises that you check with the contact(s) listed with each event for the most current information.

Jan
27
6:00 pm

Recipient of the Plymouth State University Alumni Association's

Robert Frost Contemporary American Award

An Event to Benefit the Plymouth State University Alumni Association Scholarship Fund

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 6 p.m. Reception and Dinner

The Radisson Hotel, Manchester, New Hampshire

For more information, call Lynn Anderson at 535-2276, or email RFCAAevent@plymouth.edu.

Register online at go.plymouth.edu/rfcaa.

FebFeb
119

Sunday, Feb. 1 - Thursday, Feb. 19
Silver Center for the Arts

This annual exhibit features work from students in high schools across central and northern New Hampshire, and is a wonderful opportunity for the students to visit and tour the PSU Department of Art.  The exhibition is presented in collaboration with Friends of the Arts Regional Arts Council (FOA), whose mission is to present quality visual and performing arts that are affordable and accessible to children and adults, both as observers and participants.  FOA is dedicated to arts education, enrichment, and improving the patronage and support of New Hampshire artists.

The lobby/atrium space in Silver Center for the Arts presents a wonderful opportunity to exhibit collaborations with local, regional, state-based organizations, artists groups, and more. Physical address: 114 Main Street, Plymouth, NH Phone: 603-535-ARTS (2787) Hours: Mon – Thurs 8am-10pm Friday 8am – 5pm Sat & Sun Noon-6pm http://www.plymouth.edu/silver-center/

FebMar
25

Monday, Feb. 2 - Thursday, Mar. 5
Karl Drerup Art Gallery

Reception: Tuesday, February 3, 4-6 p.m.

The veneration of trees is an ancient and ongoing human endeavor. Throughout history, the sacred tree has personified our understanding of life, death, knowledge, and liberty.

Emile Birch is a leading New Hampshire teaching artist and professional sculptor whose public artworks have been commissioned by many businesses and communities throughout the state. The sculptures in this body of work explore the spiritual nature of living trees and their transformation when cut and felled. This colorful and kinetic exhibit is filled with ancient and new symbolism integrated into mesmerizing designs.

For more information about exhibits and events, visit Plymouth.edu/gallery.

Feb
5
7:00 pm

Thursday, Feb. 5, 7 p.m.
Smith Recital Hall, Silver Center for the Arts

Who Has a Megaphone? Who Speaks in a Whisper?: Unequal Political Voice and the Broken Promise of American Democracy 

While inequalities of income are currently in the spotlight, political inequality receives much less attention.  A basic tenet of democracy is that the preferences and needs of all citizens should receive equal consideration.  Political voice—expressed when citizens vote, get in touch with public officials, protest, join organizations that take stands in politics, make political contributions, or otherwise take part in political life—informs policy makers of citizen preferences and needs.

Policymakers do not hear from everybody, and the people and political organizations they do hear from are not representative of the American public.  Those who express political voice, especially those who make financial contributions, are, on average, better educated and more affluent, and since the Supreme Court has taken the lid of campaign contributions, those with deep pockets are poised to speak even more loudly in politics.  If political voice is unequal, then democratic equality is jeopardized.

Kay Schlozman is the J. Joseph Moakley Professor of Political Science at Boston College and author of The Unheavenly Chorus: Unequal Political Voice and the Broken Promise of American Democracy.

All Sidore lectures are free and open to the public. Tickets are required and may be picked up at the Silver Center Box Office. Reservations are recommended: call (603) 535-ARTS. A reception with light refreshments follows each lecture.

For more information on the series, visit the Sidore Lecture Series website.

Feb
6
8:00 pm

Friday, Feb.6, 8 p.m.
Smith Recital Hall, Silver Center for the Arts

For their second North American tour, the wonderful British ensemble Voice presents a program of songs exploring the beauty, heartache, and humor of love. The repertoire ranges from the devotional songs of the medieval German abbess Hildegard of Bingen, whose soaring lines express spiritual love and her deep empathy with the natural world and female form to the comedy and melancholy in ballads, sonnets, and catches from Shakespeare’s time. Traditional songs from the British Isles telling stories both bitter and sweet and Voice’s own arrangements and commissions will round out the program.  Love, in all its forms, has inspired human beings for centuries, and it is brought to life through the immediacy and resonance of the human voice—and there are none more beautiful than these three.

Buy tickets online or call for tickets, 603-535-2787
Adult $30, Senior $28, Youth $15

Feb
7
8:00 pm

Saturday, Feb. 7, 8 p.m.
Hanaway Theatre, Silver Center for the Arts

With special performance by Pantos Dance Project of Boston

The PSU Dance Premiere Gala offers dancers of all ages and levels the opportunity to take master classes in a variety of dance styles with local and visiting professionals. A gala performance of creative and vibrant choreography at 8 p.m. will feature Pantos Project.

Formal attire suggested but not required.

Buy tickets online or call for tickets, 603-535-2787
Adult $20, Senior, Youth & Group $15

Feb
12
Feb
13
Feb
14

Thursday, Feb. 12, 8 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 13, 8 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 14, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.

Studio Theatre, Silver Center for the Arts

The devised, one-man show by Robin Marcotte, Dottie, stunningly examines how people suffering from dementia perceive the world. Dottie received its premiere in Philadelphia, where it garnered critical praise. Philadelphia Weekly observed, “This aerial ballet is just one of many memorable images in Marcotte’s rich and rewarding play,” and the Currier Post exclaimed, “And when Dottie, begowned again, dances on air with a mirror, the show achieves a singular, and singularly heartbreaking, power.” You’ll be moved by Dottie’s resilience, touched by her perseverance and inspired by her determination to make sense of her diminishing world. (Dottie is made possible in part by a grant from the Smart Family Foundation.)

Buy tickets online or call the Silver Center box office at 603-535-2787.

Ticket Prices: $15.00 Adult, $12 Senior  & Youth

Feb
19
7:00 pm

Thursday, Feb. 19, 7 p.m.
Smith Recital Hall, Silver Center for the Arts
FREE

Featuring  David Lockwood on Piano, Rik Pfenninger on Saxes and Flute

Enjoy an evening of intimate jazz standards with David Lockwood and Rik Pfenninger.  The Silver Center for the Arts Recital Hall is the perfect venue for enjoying an acoustic set of songs from Duke Ellington to modern day jazz composers featuring David Lockwood on piano and Rik Pfenninger on woodwinds.

Feb
20
8:00 pm

Friday, Feb. 20, 8 p.m.
Smith Recital Hall

In the fall of 2010, when Livingston Taylor played the Silver Center, he brought along one of his Berklee College students to open for him.  He introduced her as “someone you’ll hear a lot more about” in the coming years and no one who was there that night is surprised his prediction has come true for Liz Longely.  Her incredible songwriting abilities feature very personal and emotionally engaging lyrics that have won major national competitions and have been used on television dramas.  Her beautiful, stop-you-in-your-tracks vocals have stunned audiences and garnered fans like John Mayer who calls her music “gorgeous, simply gorgeous.”  She’s played the Newport Folk Festival, done the famous Cayamo Cruises and just released her fourth studio recording.  The Silver Center is happy to welcome Liz back–this time as the headliner.

Buy tickets online or call for tickets, 603-535-2787
Adult $30, Senior $28, Youth $15

Feb
26
7:00 pm

Thursday, Feb. 26, 7 p.m.
Smith Recital Hall, Silver Center for the Arts

Ellen Bryant Voigt is the author of several poetry collections, including her most recent, Headwaters: Poems that Publishers Weekly said is “defined by a liquid precision.” The poems in this collection—with no punctuation and no capitalization—read “as though she has burst in on each poem mid-thought.” Voigt was nominated for the National Book Award for Shadow of Heaven and Messenger: New and Selected Poems, 1976-2006 which was also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. Voigt served as Vermont’s state poet from
1999-2003. She developed and directed the nation’s first low-residency writing program at Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont. She now teaches at the low-residency MFA program at Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, N.C.

About the Eagle Pond Authors' Series

For the past 17 years, the Eagle Pond Authors’ Series has celebrated great writing by some of the nation’s outstanding authors. The series is a tribute to beloved poet and author Donald Hall, who is the heart and soul of this series and instrumental in bringing nationally and internationally revered poets to the PSU campus.

Generous support from the Follett Higher Education Group (PSU Bookstore) helps to keep this series free to the public. Receptions and book signings follow each reading.  Free tickets are available in advance to ensure admittance.


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