Monday, November 28, 2011

This week in the Arts at Salem State University

There is a vibrant arts schedule at Salem State University, and most programming is open and available to everyone.  Here's what's on tap for this week.

Annual Art + Design Faculty Exhibition, November 14 through December 8. Winfisky Gallery. Ellison Campus Center. 352 Lafayette St., Salem State University.  The Winfisky Gallery concludes the fall semester with this much-anticipated annual event showcasing the work of Salem State University’s esteemed studio art faculty.Visitors to the Winfisky can expect to see examples of the latest work from artists such as Haig Demarjian, Benjamin Gross, Richard Lewis, Mark Malloy, Mary Melilli, Kim Mimnaugh, Ken Reker and John Volpaccio. Admission to the Winfisky Gallery is free. Hours are Monday through Friday from 10-2 or by appointment. Information: 978.542.7890 or


An Evening of Choral Music
, November 30, 7:30 pm. Recital Hall, 71 Loring Ave., Salem State University.
The University Chorus, under the direction of Dr. Gary Wood presents a concert with selections of Baroque music by Buxtehude and Telemann, interspersed with Canadian composer Stephen Chatman's composition "Voice of Earth." Also perfoming on the program will be the Women's Chorale, directed by Lynn Shane. Their program includes works by Debussy, d'Indy and American composer Jim Papoulis. This event is free and open to the public.

Percussion and World Music Ensembles, December 5, 7:30 pm. Recital Hall, 71 Loring Ave. Salem State University. The percussion and world music ensembles perform under the direction of Abe Finch and Dr. Peter Kvetko. This event is free and open to the public.

Chamber Orchestra Recital, December 7, 7:30 pm. Recital Hall, 71 Loring Ave. Salem State University. Dr. Mary-Jo Grenfell leads the chamber orchestra in works by Weinberger, Zuk and Copeland. This event is free and open to the public.


The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, December 1 - 3, 7:30 pm and December 4 at 2:00 pm. Mainstage Theatre, 352 Lafayette St., Salem State University. In The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Brodie is a charismatic teacher with blowtorch passion, whose romanticism and pride break the parochialism of a conservative girls’ school in 1930’s Edinburgh, Scotland. Using methods unsuitable for a conservative school, she encourages students’ sexual experimentation; thus love and sexual triangles yield intriguing conflict. Witness a boxing match between powerhouse women, and experience the battle of characters struggling to discover their identities through others.

The December 1st performance will be immediately followed by a talk-back tea with faculty members Richard Elia, Christopher Mauriello, Amy Smith and Celena April.

Tickets are $15 general and $10 non-Salem State students and seniors. Purchase tickets at: Additional info at: 978.542.7890.

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