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Visual and Performing Arts


Performances and Performance Opportunities


Highlight of the Month:  


In their first performance event together, Hugh Hinton, piano and Laura Moore Pruett, mezzo-soprano, will perform a variety of solo piano and vocal pieces from a wide diversity of historical time periods, geographical locations, and musical styles that are united by their attempt to connect with the sacred world. They include a medieval chant by St. Hildegard of Bingen, sections from a Lutheran cantata by Johann Sebastian Bach, songs by Antonin Dvorak, Gabriel Faure, Ralph Vaughan Williams, and Charles Ives,solo piano work by Bach and Hayden …  along with a few surprises! The event, scheduled in the Rogers Center for the Arts at Merrimack College on the evening of 4 March(Mardi Gras!) at 7:00 p.m., is free and open to the public. A reception will follow in the lobby. Please pass the invitation along to other colleagues, friends, or family who might be interested in the performance. I hope to see many of you there!



There are many great performances and performance opportunities at Merrimack College.

Return to this page often for updates and additions regarding both performances and auditions.

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        UP NEXT:  

  • April 3-5, 2014, 7:30 pm. (Matinee Performance on April 5 at 2:00 pm)  Tartuffe, the classic comedy by Molier.  Presented by the OnStagers Dramatic Society. Rogers Center

  • Previous Theatre events in the 2013-14 season include:  Aquila Theatre’s Fahrenheit 451True West, Little Shop of Horrors, and Doubt: A Parable (Honored by the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, Region 1 as a “held” production for possible production at the 2015 Regional Festival).


  • UP NEXT:

  • February 28, 2014, 7:30 pmThe Marcus Roberts Jazz Trio , the Jazz sensation, live on stage. Rogers Center
  • March 1, 2014, 7:30 pm  Dublin’s Irish Cabaret presents: Andy Cooney with Noel V. Ginnity, the Guiness Folk Band, and Darrah Carr Dance. Rogers Center
  • March 4, 2014, 7:00 pm:  Faculty Recital.  An Evening of Classical Music, performed by Dr. Laura Moore Pruett (voice) and Dr. Hugh Hinton (piano.)  FREE EVENT at the Rogers Center (SEE HIGHLIGHT ABOVE)
  • March 29, 2014,7:30 pm:  A Gershwin Celebration(Best of Broadway) The music of the Gershwins performed by actors from such shows as Wicked, Evita, and The Phantom of the Opera. Rogers Center
  • April 26, 2014, 7:30 pm:  the 10th Annual Evening of Jazz, with the Merrimack College Jazz Ensemble, directed by Charlie Collins. Rogers Center.
  • Coming in April:  Concerts by Concert Choir and more!
  • May 10, 2014, 7:30 pm:  the Glenn Miller Orchestra  performs their classic hits. Rogers Center.

Spoken Word and Literary Events:

MARCH at the Writers House 


March 7, 3 pm: Henry Petroski

Henry Petroski is the Aleksandar S. Vesic Professor of Civil Engineering at Duke University and author of many books, including, most recently, To Forgive Design: Understanding Failure. He will read and talk about his work.

 March 11, 6:30 pm: Baba Brinkman

Rap troubadour Baba Brinkman will perform The Canterbury Tales Remixed, a virtuoso performance linking hip-hop lyrics with Geoffrey Chaucer’s timeless tales.

 March 12, 4 pm: Robin Becker

Robin Becker, author of seven poetry collections, will join us to read from her latest volume, Tiger Heron.

 March 23, 4:30 pm: Bob Hicok

Bob Hicok, author of eight poetry collections, reads from his newest book, Elegy Owed, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.    

 March 26, time TBA: Piper Kerman

Piper Kerman, author of the memoir-turned-TV series Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison, joins us for an informal Q&A.

Click on the links for further event information and to purchase tickets!