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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 Tuesday - Friday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Saturday, 1-5 p.m.
2018 Student Thesis Art ExhibitionOpening Reception: April 19, 5-7 p.m.April 19 - May 8FreeArtweek Special Event: May 4 at 11 a.m. – Talk with our graduating artistsVPA presents the skilled artwork of its graduating seniors. Experience the edge of art. Plus, as an Artweek special event, join us for a talk with our graduating artists.
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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.
String CamerataApril 18, 7:30 p.m.Sheehan Multipurpose RoomFreeThe WSU String Ensemble, led by Adjunct Faculty Peter Sulski, performs live in the Sheehan Multipurpose Room.WSU Student Composers ConcertApril 19 at 7 p.m.Sullivan AuditoriumFreeHear the compositions WSU students and alumni completed in VPA’s music composition courses. The line-up includes interdisciplinary and multi-media performances, music for video games, theater, piano and orchestral instruments.All Comers OrchestraApril 24, 12 p.m.Student CenterFreeThe All Comers Orchestra, directed by Adjunct Faculty Peter Sulski, welcomes all in our WSU community who want to come and play. The orchestra performs live in the Student Center.African DrummingMay 3, 3:30 p.m.May 8, 3:30 p.m.Rain Location: Sheehan HallFreeListen to the beats of the African drummers and follow that beat to put energy in your steps.Dvořák Mass in D Major, Op 86May 5, 7:30 p.m.All Saints Church10 Irving Street, Worcester$15 general public$10 students, seniorsWorcester State University’s Chorus, Chorale and Alumni Singers with soloists and organ prove the levels of their musical acumen in this performance of the Dvořák Mass.Now That’s A CapellaMay 7, 7 p.m.Fuller TheaterFreeThe WSU Chorale takes on popular tunes with music from Sia, Kelly Clarkson, Toto and more.Spring MosaicMay 8, 7 p.m.Fuller TheaterFreeThe audience was blown away by the talent at the Fall Mosaic. Now, WSU’s music students take it up a notch at the 2018 Spring Mosaic with vocal and instrumental performances in a variety of genres.Social Media LinksFacebook /VPAatWorcesterStateTwitter @WSUVPAInstagram @WSUVPABlog WSUVPA.wordpress.com Contact InformationChristie Nigro, Choral Performances, firstname.lastname@example.orgKyle Martin, Applied Music Performances, email@example.com /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 $7
Intimate ApparelApril 26-28, 8 p.m.April 29, 2 p.m.Fuller TheaterApril 28 - Special Artweek event offers a talk with cast event after the showWhat's underneath? What kind of character, or sheer will, must a person have to overcome the twin obstacles of race and gender and still find happiness? In Lynn Nottage's Intimate Apparel, we see a black woman in 1905 New York City struggling to make ends meet, to find love, to find dignity while working in the intimate apparel industry sewing corsets for the wealthy and for prostitutes. Intimate Apparel is a heartbreaking story about overcoming monumental obstacles.
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