Emily Mure opens the Atrium Concert Series
Back by popular demand, the lunchtime Atrium Concert Series returns to the Rogers Center for the Arts on Wednesday, September 28 at noon.
Singer and songwriter Emily Mure opens the season. Emily is a classically informed, smoky-voiced singer-songwriter who spent the summer of 2016 touring Ireland and the East Coast of the United States. She has been recognized by some of the most prestigious competitions and has played several major venues around the nations. As one critic puts it:
“ …just when you’re pretty sure you’ve got your basic coffee house folky singer-songwriter, she slips into that chamber mojo mode where people like Marissa Nadler and Meg Baird live, and then out of nowhere…I mean like an Ali left jab…you get a pedal steel, oboe and a cello thrown at you. Bam.” -No Depression
New Inca Son follows on Wednesday, October 5. One of the few bearers of the Inca musical legacy, New Inca Son will perform music that comes from the South American folk tradition. Boston Pops Conductor Keith Lockhart notes that the richness of Andean folklore comes alive with them and them the “proud bearer of an indispensable cultural legacy.”
The 18 performance Atrium Concert Series continues throughout the academic year, and will feature performers such as: Michael Musial (piano), Matthew Wright (guitar), Tell Tale Crossing (World Music), Gerry Johnston (guitar), and performances by Merrimack College’s own music ensembles. For more information and the full schedule, download a Rogers Center for the Arts Season Brochure, or call the box office at 978-837-5355. All performances are Free and open to the public.
Playwright Michael Hollinger wrote “Red Herring” for six actors to play 18 roles so this week’s premier of the play at the Rogers Center for the Arts will challenge not only the backstage crew’s ability to change sets and lighting quickly but the quick-change skills of the thespians themselves.
Dr. DeCesare addressed the Kentucky AAUP Conference and the SUNY Voices Conference on Shared Governance.