7:00 pm

Tuesday, February 21 at 7 p.m.
Silver Center for the Arts, Smith Recital Hall


Olga is a young a cappella group that approaches old traditions in a fresh way, combining enthusiasm, humor, and drama with genuine vocal clarity to enrapture both young and old. Their repertoire covers more than five centuries of musical joy, and the ensemble is already known for their unique programs, in which moving classical music comes together with popular repertoire. They can sing a medieval Icelandic drinking song and follow it with a top-40 hit. The ensemble, which includes Dutch, Icelandic, and Russian members, was founded in 2012 while the members of the group were students at the Utrecht Conservatory in the Netherlands. Since then they have toured internationally and recently released their first recording, which includes music from the Netherlands, Iceland, Russia, Scotland, and America.

$35 adult, $33 senior, $20 youth

For more information, go to https://www.plymouth.edu/silver-center/season-events/olga-vocal-ensemble/.

7:00 pm

Friday, February 3 at 7 p.m.
Silver Center for the Arts, Smith Recital Hall


Since its founding in 2007, the Apple Hill String Quartet has earned praise around the world for its concerts presenting interpretive mastery of traditional repertoire as well as for world premieres and commissioned pieces. Called “first rate” by The Boston Globe, violinist Elise Kuder is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory and The Juilliard School. As a member of the Kammerorchester Basel in Switzerland, violinist Colleen Jennings toured extensively throughout Western Europe. Mike Kelley, viola, graduated from The Walnut Hill School for the Arts and has received degrees from Oberlin Conservatory and The Juilliard School, where he has also taught. Cellist Rupert Thompson made his solo debut with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at the age of 18 and received the C.D. Jackson Memorial Award of Merit from Tanglewood.

$35 adult, $33 senior, $20 youth

For more information, go to https://www.plymouth.edu/silver-center/season-events/apple-hill-string-quartet/.

Nov ’16
3:00 pm

Sunday, November 27 at 3 p.m.
Silver Center for the Arts, Smith Recital Hall


Frederic Chiu’s intriguing style springs from a diverse set of experiences and interests – his Asian/American/ European background, his musical training, and an early and ongoing exploration of artificial intelligence and human psychology, especially the body-mind-heart connection. With over 20 CDs on the market, some have been singled out, such as “Record of the Year” by Stereo Review, “Top 10 recordings” by The New Yorker, with raves from The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. He was the recipient of the Avery Fisher Career Grant, the Petscheck Award of the Juilliard School, and was a fellow of the American Pianist Association. Chiu’s program will include selections by Bach, Debussy, and Prokofiev.

$35 adult, $33 senior, $20 youth

For more information, go to https://www.plymouth.edu/silver-center/season-events/pianist-frederic-chiu/.

Oct ’16
7:00 pm

Friday, October 21 at 7 p.m.
Silver Center for the Arts, Hanaway Theatre


Perhaps the most widely read American poet of the twentieth century, Robert Frost returns to the stage in A.M. Dolan’s This Verse Business played by the Emmy award winning actor and New Hampshire native Gordon Clapp. Clapp is perhaps best known for his role as Detective Greg Medavoy on NYPD Blue and for his Tony nominated role in the acclaimed Broadway production of Glengarry Glen Ross.

For fifty years, Robert Frost traveled the country giving talks and performing his poems. Partly based on these public appearances, This Verse Business not only gives us Frost, the rascally wit of the platform, but also Frost at home, the private man alluding to his family and speaking about his relationship with art. Frost taught at PSU (then Plymouth Normal School) in 1911 and a statue of him can be found in the middle of campus.

$35-$30 adult, $33-$28 senior, $20-$15 youth

For more information, go to https://www.plymouth.edu/silver-center/features-bottom/this-verse-business/.

Oct ’16
7:00 pm

Saturday, October 1 at 7 p.m.
Ice Arena and Savage Welcome Center


Ice Dance International (IDI) is the ice ballet company for the 21st Century. Overflowing with energy, technique and exuberant choreography, Ice Dance International is building a bridge to develop figure skating as an internationally recognized art form. Embracing the worlds of both ballet and ice dance with a cast of 10 skaters of world renown, this company is filled with dynamic movement, artistry and joy. The evening will include work by IDI founders and choreographers; America’s most famous male ballet dancer of all time, Edward Villella and IDI Artistic Director, Douglas Webster. This performance is included in the premiere tour of Ice Dance International’s exciting and engaging repertory.

Come celebrate the movement that is making ice skating more art than sport! Please note this special presentation is being held at the PSU Ice Arena, across the bridge from the Silver Center.

$40-$35 adult, $38-$33 senior, $25-$20 youth

More information about this event is available at https://www.plymouth.edu/silver-center/features-top/ice-dance-international-presents-icedance/.

Apr ’16
7:00 pm

Atlantic Steps is a breathtaking and energetic new ensemble from Ireland’s Western Atlantic coastline. Combining an exceptional cast of Irish musicians and dancers along with a splash of song and humor, this is a production that is certain to lift your heart. The journey across the Atlantic during the waves of emigration from Ireland may have been tough for many, but it couldn't stop the fun and excitement of the rich culture these immigrants shared in their new home. The Atlantic Steps brings the spirit and enduring fun of the traditional Irish music, song, step dance, sean-nos (old-style) dance, and the spoken word. Join us for a fun-filled journey along Ireland’s Atlantic coastline exploring the tunes, dances and songs that draw so many to this mystical landscape. Purchase tickets online or call (603) 535-2787.

  • April 15 at 7 p.m.
  • Silver Center for the Arts
  • Adult $40-$35, Senior $38-$33, Youth $25-$20

Mar ’16
7:00 pm

Joyce Peseroff’s four books of poems are The Hardness Scale, A Dog in the Lifeboat, Mortal Education, Eastern Mountain Time and due out this fall, Know Thyself.   She has been coordinating editor, managing editor, and associate poetry editor of Ploughshares, and edited The Ploughshares Poetry Reader, Robert Bly: When Sleepers Awake, and Simply Lasting: Writers on Jane Kenyon. She has received grants from the Massachusetts Artists Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. She is distinguished lecturer at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

  • March 31 at 7 p.m.
  • Smith Recital Hall, Silver Center for the Arts
  • FREE, advance reservations are strongly recommended.
  • Call (603) 535-ARTS (2787) or (800) 779-3869.

Feb ’16
7:00 pm

Session Americana

This live show is a timeless experience; sometimes folk, sometimes rock or blues, sometimes a bit of reggae, sometimes presenting the latest batch of original songs, sometimes reaching back into depths of the American “song bag,” but always one of the best live shows on the planet.

  • February 26 at 7 p.m.
  • Smith Recital Hall, Silver Center for the Arts
  • Buy tickets online or call (603) 535-2787
  • Adult $30, Senior $28, Youth $20

Oct ’15
10:00 am

Plymouth State University invites you to consider the power of philanthropy with Carrie Morgridge, philanthropist and author of Every Gift Matters: How Your Passion Can Change the World.

Featuring a roundtable discussion with:

  • Rick Brenner ’94, president of the New Hampshire Fisher Cats and corporate philanthropist
  • Linda Gray ’78, Senior Philanthropy Advisor, NH Charitable Foundation
  • Carrie and John D. Morgridge ’85, Vice President and President of the Morgridge Family Foundation
  • Nick Vailas ’75, philanthropist and entrepreneur

Please join us today at 10 a.m. in PSU’s Silver Center for the Arts.