Sep
27
8:30 pm

Saturday, Sep. 27, 8:30 p.m.
Hanaway Theatre, Silver Center for the Arts

Tig Notaro is busier than she’s ever been doing stand-up, appearing frequently on Conan, recording her popular podcast Professor Blastoff and appearing in movies like In a World, Shreveport, and Walk of Shame. Many people know her from her hilarious story about a series of run-ins with ’80s pop star Taylor Dayne featured on This American Life. Then, in 2012, Notaro endured a series of back-to-back health crises and personal tragedies that would put most careers on indefinite hold. Instead, she took to the stage. A tweet from Louis C.K. the next day read: “I’ve seen a handful of truly great, masterful standup sets. One was Tig Notaro….”  The set was recorded and became the best-selling comedy album of the year and nominated for a Grammy.  Look for her upcoming Showtime special Knock Knock, It’s Tig Notaro, in which she’ll perform comedy in peoples’ basements, backyards, and barns.

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


Oct
3
8:00 pm

Friday, Oct. 3, 8 p.m.
Smith Recital Hall, Silver Center for the Arts

The Sweet Remains is an unusual band on today’s music scene; three gifted and charismatic singer-songwriters, each of whom contribute to the writing and three part harmonies that define the band’s sound. When Rich Price (Burlington, VT), Greg Naughton (NYC), and Brian Chartrand (Phoenix, AZ) met for a chance jam-session, the three instantly recognized a musical blend and kinship that would eventually overcome geography and solo-careers to form The Sweet Remains. Their songs easily appeal to fans of modern folk-rockers like Jason Mraz, Ray Lamontagne, and John Mayer while their lush harmonies harken back to super groups like Crosby, Stills and Nash, the Eagles and Simon & Garfunkel. Their debut CD Laurel & Sunset opened to great reviews and the band has been winning the praise of audiences and critics across the U.S. ever since. In 2013 they released their most recent studio album North & Prospect.  “It’s been a long time since three-part harmonies this lush were yoked to songs as melodically gorgeous as these” said The Boston Herald. 

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


Oct
31
8:00 pm

Friday, Oct. 31, 8 p.m.
Hanaway Theatre, Silver Center for the Arts

It’s going to be a creepy and kooky, mysterious and spooky, an altogether ooky Halloween night when you spend it with Gomez Addams, Edgar Allan Poe, William Shakespeare, Kurt Weill, Thomas Wolfe, e.e. cummings, Ezra Pound and the usual suspects–also known as John Astin.  He’ll touch on the dark side of the human psyche as explored by some of his favorite authors for a chilling evening of theater.  Then, he’ll take you to the lighter side as he shares clips and stories from one of TVs most beloved comedies, The Addams Family.  He’ll give you a glimpse behind the scenes, discuss why it is such a cult classic and you’ll have the opportunity to ask him questions.  Come dressed in costume and enjoy a free Halloween treat at intermission!

Appropriate for all ages.

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Adult $30, Senior $28, Youth $15


Nov
7
8:00 pm

Friday, Nov. 7, 8 p.m.
Hanaway Theatre, Silver Center for the Arts

By blending her knack for melodic and rhythmic improvisation and interplay with elements of honky-tonk, western swing and golden-era pop standards, Miss Tess and her multifaceted supporting band have arrived at a style simultaneously refreshing and hauntingly familiar.  Now based out of New York, when Miss Tess lived in Boston, she and her group were nominated for Boston Music Awards in the categories of folk, roots and jazz, a testament to their wide appeal and musicality.  Their newest album The Love I Have for You is an album of covers that match their unique style from a diverse roster of artists such as Neil Young, Randy Newman, Willie Nelson, and Bonnie Raitt.  The title track, penned by Miss Tess herself, proves she can hold her own with this impressive group both in writing and performing.  Come hear why she has established a devoted following in northern New England and beyond.

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Adult $30, Senior $28, Youth $15


Feb ’15
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.

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Adult $30, Senior $28, Youth $15


Feb ’15
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


Mar ’15
29
7:00 pm

Sunday, Mar. 29, 7 p.m.
Hanaway Theatre, Silver Center for the Arts

Hot Rize has been astounding the bluegrass world for over 30 years with a fresh, contemporary approach to traditional music with their unique style, powerful songs, tight-as-a-drum ensemble playing and dynamic stage show.  They won the first Entertainer of the Year award from the International Bluegrass Music Association but for the past decade or so, they’ve regrouped only to play a handful of the top festivals each year.  With great anticipation by their fans, this summer the band released their first studio album in over 20 years.  Hot Rize is Pete “Dr. Banjo” Wernick; the popular host of the eTown radio Nick Forster on bass; the multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and songwriter Tim O’Brien; and Bryan Sutton, master of the flatpick guitar.

Also appearing with Hot Rize will be special guest Red Knuckles and the Trailblazers. Don’t miss your opportunity to see this legendary group!

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Adult $45-$40, Senior $43-$38, Youth $30-$25


Apr ’15
8
7:00 pm

Wednesday, Apr. 8, 7 p.m.
Smith Recital Hall, Silver Center for the Arts

Pianist Alpin Hong has been called a “Victor Borge, Horowitz, and Billy Joel all in one” for his unique combination of stunning technique, emotional range and humor that brings audiences young and old to their feet.  Rooted in extensive classical training and a background in skateboarding, the martial arts, and video games, Mr. Hong is a creative force unmatched in his youthful vivacity and boundless energy.  His astonishing ability to connect to people of all ages, experiences, and backgrounds to music distinguishes him and shapes his evolving performance style.  In addition to performances in all fifty states and major festivals, Mr. Hong has performed to standing room only crowds at Carnegie Hall, the Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles and a holiday celebration at the White House.

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



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