We are so fortunate to share Salem with a fantastic University. The students, faculty and their families add vibrancy to downtown, and the programing at Salem State enriches our cultural landscape.
Here's the schedule for this week. Salem State's arts and cultural events are posted on the calendar at Salem.org on an ongoing basis, so you don't need to wait for me to post them on the blog! Browse the calendar for these and other great events.
By the way, all of these events are free, and thus fit into any budget!
Student Honors Art Exhibition – Jessi Hardesty, Printmaking– April 25 through May 5. Salem State University, Winfisky Gallery. Ellison Campus Center. 352 Lafayette St. Hardesty is an art + design major and a psychology minor who explores dramatic, expressive subject matter through her printmaking. Her exhibition showcases a series of large-scale prints and drawings that focus on heads, faces and figures. An artist reception will be held April 27 at 6 pm. The Winfisky Gallery is open Mon. through Fri. from 10 am to 2 pm, or by appointment. Free. 978.542.7890 or www.salemstate.edu/arts.
Poets Lisa Olstein and David Daniel – April 28, 7:30 pm. Salem State University. Martin Luther King, Jr. Room, Ellison Campus Center. 352 Lafayette St. Celebrate the end of National Poetry Month with readings by these award-winning poets. Free. 978.542.7890 or www.salemstate.edu/arts.
Movements of Inspiration – April 30, 7:30 pm. Salem State University. Multipurpose Gym, O’Keefe Center. 225 Canal St. This end of semester concert will include choreography by professors Caitlin Corbett and Meghan McLyman and Presidential Arts Scholars Dee Ascolese, Maxie Holman and Alicia Knight. Tickets available at the door. $10 general/$7 students and seniors. Free with valid Salem State student ID. 978.542.7890 or www.salemstate.edu/arts.
Chamber Orchestra – April 27, 7:30 pm. Salem State University. Recital Hall, Central Campus. 71 Loring Ave. The Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Mary-Jo Grenfell features faculty piano soloist Dr. Sanae Kanda. Dr. Kanda will perform Piano Concerto No. 15 in B-flat Major, K. 450 by W.A. Mozart. Free. 978.542.7890 or www.salemstate.edu/arts.
*World Music and Percussion Enembles – May 2, 7:30 pm. Salem State University. Recital Hall, Central Campus. 71 Loring Ave. Free. 978.542.7890 or www.salemstate.edu/arts.
*University Concert Band – May 3, 7:30 pm. Salem State University. Recital Hall. 71 Loring Ave. Dr. Mark Adrich conducts a concert of “Folk Songs for Wind Band” featuring the compositions of Vaughan Williams, Holst and Grainger. Free. 978.542.7890 or www.salemstate.edu/arts.