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Worcester State University’s Visual and Performing Arts Department offers over 15 arts events per year with 3 to 4 gallery exhibits, 10 to 12 music performances, and 3 full theatre productions. All of these events involve students—whether in the background organizing and setting up the show or in the foreground exhibiting or performing their work. All exhibits and performances are open to the public and affordable; some are free. We welcome your interest in our programs and invite you to attend an upcoming event.Download the WooPass app
The Mary Cosgrove Dolphin Gallery, located in the Ghosh Science and Technology Center, offers 3 to 4 exhibits per year of current renowned artists and of our faculty and students—all of which allow students and the public to explore the established, edgy, and innovative in the artistic world. The gallery’s mission is to contribute to the cultural offerings of the region by exhibiting work of vitality and interest in the contemporary art world. The Gallery is open Tues. - Fri. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. and /Sat. 1-5 p.m.
Exhibits 2017 Student Art ExhibitionOpening Reception: Oct. 19, 5 to 7 p.m.To celebrate a new academic year, the Mary Cosgrove Dolphin Gallery exhibits the best of the 2016-17 academic year, demonstrating the expectations of the VPA program and the achievements of VPA students.Location: Mary Cosgrove Dolphin Gallery, WSU campusDates: Oct. 19 - Nov. 16.Times: Tues. - Fri 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sat. 1 - 5 p.m.Cost: FreeInfo: email@example.com, (508) 929-8651, Worcester.edu/VPATime MachinesOpening Reception: Feb. 8, 5 to 7 p.m. (snow date Feb. 15)Every object is a time machine that exists in the long NOW that brings us back to time past or points to possible futures. Juror: Lisa Crossman, Ph.D., Interim Curator, Fitchburg Art MuseumLocation: Mary Cosgrove Dolphin Gallery, WSU campusDates: Feb. 8 - March 15Times: Tues. - Fri 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sat. 1 - 5 p.m.Cost: FreeInfo: Gallery@worcester.edu, (508) 929-8865 Worcester.edu/VPA. Social Media LinksFacebook /VPAatWorcesterStateTwitter @WSUVPAInstagram @WSUVPABlog WSUVPA.wordpress.comContact Information508firstname.lastname@example.org/VPAatWorcesterState
Worcester State Music stretches the boundaries of performance with choral and instrumental programs that aim to delight, enchant, and educate. Audiences of all ages enjoy the performances around Worcester and on campus of the Chorus, Chorale, Alumni Singers, and a growing list of instrumental ensembles.Performances
Live JazzDate: November 30Time: 2:30 p.m.Blue Lounge, Student CenterWSU students perform live jazz under the direction of Jeremy Cohen with special guest appearance by Carlos Odria. Peruvian-born guitarist Carlos Odria has been described as a "breathtakingly talented musician with an immense technical skill" (Worcester Telegram) and as a "guitar wizard" (Gamble Rogers Fest). Odria and Cohen also serve as adjunct faculty at WSU. Free admission with free drinks and dessertsWinter's Spirit ConcertEnjoy the musical performances of Worcester State’s Chorus, Chorale, and Alumni Singers as they offer popular tunes and seasonal inspiration.Date: Dec. 3Time: 3 p.m.Location: Our Lady of Angels, 1222 Main Street, WorcesterCost: $12 public, $10 students and seniorsInfo: email@example.com, (508) 929-8824, Worcester.edu/VPAFall MosaicAll semester students in Worcester State’s music program hone their instrumental and vocal skills. At the Fall Mosaic you’ll catch a glimpse of how all those pieces fit together.Date: Dec. 7Time: 7 p.mLocation: Fuller TheaterCost: FreeInfo: firstname.lastname@example.org, (508) 929-8145, Worcester.edu/VPASocial Media LinksFacebook /VPAatWorcesterStateTwitter @WSUVPAInstagram @WSUVPABlog WSUVPA.wordpress.com Contact InformationChristie Nigro, Choral Performances, email@example.comKyle Martin, Applied Music Performances, firstname.lastname@example.org /VPAatWorcesterState
Worcester State Theatre raises the standard for student production and for audience understanding of the theatre as it brings to the stage, for public and campus audiences, the playwrights that intrigue, deliver a message, and make us think so that we leave knowing why theatre is still relevant on today’s stage.
Tickets to all productions: general public $14, senior citizens $10, students $7The Seagull by Anton ChekhovWorcester State Theatre, which brought you Boeing, Boeing, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Cityspeak, now presents one of the world’s best loved plays. Funny, sad, and touching, The Seagull shows us what it means to be human.Dates: Nov. 16, 17, 18 at 8 p.m.; Nov. 19 at 2 p.m.Location: Fuller Theater, WSU campusTickets: VPABoxOffice@worcester.edu, (508) 929-8843, Worcester.edu/VPA Social Media LinksFacebook /VPAatWorcesterStateTwitter @WSUVPAInstagram @WSUVPABlog WSUVPA.wordpress.com Box Office508-929-8843VPABoxOffice@worcester.eduTickets also are available at the Student Center Information Desk./VPAatWorcesterState