VPA Announces Its Spring 2023 Calendar of Events

The Department of Visual and Performing Arts presents its spring 2023 exhibitions, senior capstones, and performance lineup. Enjoy unique exhibits in the McCoy Gallery, as well as performances in the Rogers Center.
Students performing onstage at Rogers Center for the Arts

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Jazz and Rock Concert

Join the Merrimack College Jazz & Rock Ensembles for an evening of exciting music. Whether you want to sit back and take in a few saxophone solos or sing along with the rock band, you won’t want to miss this concert from Merrimack students.

Thursday, April 13, 7:30 p.m., Rogers Center. FREE.

Concert Band and Choirs Concert

Join the Merrimack Concert Band and Choral Ensembles as they finish the semester by performing an evening of music. Come hear a blend of traditional music mixed with contemporary works performed by Merrimack students.

Friday, April 14, 7:30 p.m., Rogers Center. FREE.

The OnStagers Dramatic Society at the Rogers Center

“The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)”

Written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield

Directed by Dr. Kathleen Sills

This outrageously funny comedy explores what happens when over-achieving actors attempt the monumental feat of presenting all of Shakespeare’s plays in a single two-hour production. Fast-paced, witty and full of madcap physicality, it’s an evening of non-stop laughter for Shakespeare lovers and haters alike.

  • Thursday, 4/20, 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, 4/21, 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, 4/22, 2 p.m.
  • Saturday, 4/22, 7:30 p.m.


Exhibitions and More

VPA Student Exhibition and Showcase Reception

Stop by this fabulous showcase and celebrate the creativity and hard work of our VPA students. Project concepts range from original music scores to musicology to art installations to brand identity to a shoe that creates music! This showcase can also be viewed on our “Discover Student Work” link. Participating students are: Nicholas Andriotakis, Danielle Castino, Isabella Collins, Jeffrey Converse, Sahana Gorur, Mary Landers, Charles McGarigle, Lily Seremet, Michael Gravante, Joshua Heath, Em Wood, Jenna Gordon, Allison Hamel, Nicole Martin, Robert Fernandes, Joshua Mendonca, Elise Persicketti, Leanne Santerre, Kyle Sweeney

Friday, April 21, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Rogers Center/McCoy Gallery. FREE.

Theatre Capstone Reception

The VPA senior Theatre capstone evening seeks to share more information about the Theatre Arts’ major capstones from 2022-2023. As part of the event, we will be viewing an original film shot by senior Theatre Arts and Communications student Em Wood.

Monday, May 1, 6:30 p.m., Stevens Auditorium. FREE.

Leanne Santerre’s Senior Recital

Joined by her professors and fellow students, Annie Santerre will present a full-length senior voice recital on May 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Austin Hall Chapel. Annie’s recital will showcase many of her music accomplishments during her time at Merrimack College, culminating in a performance of several of her own songs from her first solo album “Memories are Just Pictures” released in 2022. It is an event not to be missed!

Thursday, May 4, 7:30 p.m, Austin Chapel. FREE.

Lessons Recital

Don’t miss the culmination of our student musical season, as our talented students perform various songs and compositions at their individual or group recitals.

Sunday, May 7, 2 p.m., Rogers Center. FREE.

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