Paul Creative Arts Center
Upcoming Paul Creative Arts Center Events
Thursday, September 7, 2017
The University of New Hampshire Department of Music Keith Polk Music Lecture Series welcomes Tom Moore from Florida International University. The lecture is entitled Johann Friedrich Reichardt: Composer as Journalist.
Saturday, September 9, 2017
The UNH Music Faculty Concert Series presents pianist Hsiang Tu in a program entitled Animal Style: Piano Music Inspired by the Animal Kingdom Saturday, Sept. 9 , 2017 at 3 pm in Johnson Theatre of the Paul Creative Arts Center.
Sunday, September 10, 2017
Janet Polk, bassoon and Christopher Kies, piano in a program entitled Sonatas and Songs
The concert will include works by Boismortier, Christopher Kies, John Steinmetz and Aaron Robinson. Boismoitier (1689-1755), a French composer and close contemporary of J.S. Bach, was a prolific composer of instrumental music. His lovely early sonata incorporates an aria and serves as a perfect introduction to an exploration of the works of three composers of our own time who also incorporate the idea of song into their pieces.
Monday, September 11, 2017
Friday, September 15, 2017
Mark your calendars for a series of events to celebrate the 150th birthday of pianist and composer, Amy Beach. Born in Henniker, NH in 1867, Beach became an internationally renowned performer and was the first American woman to write a symphony.
Friday, September 15, 2017
Jenni Cook, soprano; Hsiang Tu, piano; and Peggy Vagts, flute with Harel Geitheim, ‘cello; Margaret Herlehy, oboe; Elizabeth Gunlogson, clarinet; Janet Polk, bassoon; and Orlando Pandolfi, horn. This concert is part of the scholarly conference American Women Pianist-Composers: A Celebration of Amy Beach and Teresa Carreño to be held September 15-16 in Special Collections of the UNH Dimond Library.
The concert touches upon music written from 1890 to 1942 (Beach was age 23-75). Included are some of her best known pieces (her songs) as well as some that were not published in her life time.
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Formed in 2008, the Texas Guitar Quartet has been hailed as “Impeccable in every respect” by Classical Guitar Magazine. Throughout the U.S. and from Central America to Spain, audiences have embraced the quartet for their daring programs, dazzling virtuosity and joyful music making. Recent highlights include performances for the Encuentro Internacional de Guitarra 2016 (Nicaragua), Victoria Bach Festival, Guitar Foundation of America Convention, Festival Internacional del Noreste (Mexico), and Texas Music Festival. During the summer of 2015, the quartet presented a series of concerts in historic cathedrals along the Camino de Santiago, Spain.
Sunday, September 17, 2017
Adam Swanson is one of the world’s foremost performers of vintage American popular music, including ragtime, early jazz, the Great American Songbook, and more. He holds a bachelor’s in classical piano and a master’s in musicology from the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University. Although he is only twenty-five years old, Adam has been a featured performer and lecturer at ragtime and jazz festivals across the United States, and he is the only four-time winner of the World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest. Internationally, he has appeared in the Republic of Hungary and has also toured Switzerland. Adam made his New York debut in Carnegie Hall at the age of nineteen, where he performed with multi-platinum-selling artist Michael Feinstein.
Monday, September 18, 2017
UNH Faculty Jazz Quintet featuring Nathan Jorgensen, saxophone; David Newsam, guitar; Ryan Parker, piano; Bronek Suchanek, bass; and Les Harris Jr., drums
with special guests Robert Stibler, Trent Austin, and Dave Ballou, trumpets
Thursday, September 21, 2017
UNH music majors perform a variety of repertoire at 1 pm. These recitals are free and open to the public.