Special Collections & Archives

Traditional Jazz Series presents The Sofferman Perspective Featuring George Garzone, February 25

February 12, 2013

The UNH Traditional Jazz Series presents The Sofferman Perspective featuring George Garzone on saxophone on Monday, February 25 at 8pm in the Johnson Theater at the Paul Creative Arts Center.

Tickets are $8 for general admission and $6 for students and senior citizens. Tickets are available at the PCAC box office, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., by calling (603) 862-PCAC (7222), by purchasing tickets online, and at the door one hour prior to performance.

Drummer/composer Brooke Sofferman has been performing throughout the East coast for the past twenty years in a vast array of musical situations. Originally from Colchester, Vermont, Brook moved to Boston to attend the New England Conservatory of Music.

Saxophonist George Garzone is a member of The Fringe, a jazz trio founded in 1972 that includes bassist John Lockwood and drummer Bob Gullotti. The group has released three albums. A veteran jazzman, Garzone has appeared on over 20 recordings. Garzone is well-known as a sought-after jazz educator, currently teaching at the Berklee College of Music. He pioneered the triadic chromatic approach and students of his have included Joshua Redman, Branford Marsalis, Teadross Avery, Luciana Souza, Mark Turner, Donny McCaslin, Doug Yates and Danilo Perez, to name a few.

For more information, call the UNH Music Department at (603) 862-2404.

Traditional Jazz Series presents the Fred Buda Quintet, January 28

January 4, 2013

The UNH Traditional Jazz Series presents the Fred Buda Quintet on Monday, January 28 at 8pm in the Johnson Theater at the Paul Creative Arts Center.

General admission tickets are $8 each and $6 for students and seniors. Tickets are available at the UNH Paul Creative Arts Center Ticket Office and at the door one hour prior to the performance. You may also order tickets online or call 862-PCAC (7222).

Fred Buda is a retired drum set player for the Boston Pops after 35+ years. He has been heard on countless recordings and been seen on televised programs swinging the Boston Pops under the baton of Arthur Fiedler, John Williams, and Keith Lockhart. An alumnus of the Herb Pomeroy Big Band, Buda leads the Jazz Pops All-Stars Ensemble and Jazz Pops Swing Ensemble.

Fred is a retired principal timpanist for the Boston Ballet Orchestra, and now serves as the new personnel manager for the Boston Ballet. Mr. Buda is the supervisor of orchestral personnel for the Wang Center for the Performing Arts and the Shubert Theatre in Boston, MA.  Zildjian

The Traditional Jazz Concert Series is co-sponsored by the New Hampshire Library of Traditional Jazz. The library, established in 1978 by Dorothy Prescott, comprises books, recordings, and memorabilia and is housed in Dimond Library. Prescott’s generous endowment funds its activities including the Traditional Jazz Series concerts.

Embellishments Exhibit Extended until March 22, 2013

December 19, 2012

The UNH Museum is extending its exhibit, Embellishments: Constructing Victorian Detail, until March 22, 2013 and is adding special evening hours and events!

Please join us for Thursday evening informal tours of Embellishments with guest curator Astrida Schaeffer, January 17, 5-7pm.

The Sewing Tree in Dover is co-sponsoring a 6-hour hands-on Victorian techniques class on February 17.

The University Museum is open from Monday through Friday, 10am to 4pm and Saturday, noon to 4pm. It is located in Milne Special Collections and Archives on Level 1 in Dimond Library.

The exhibition is sponsored by the University Museum, Blue Tree, and Fabric Place Basement and funded in part by the E. Ruth Buxton Stephenson Memorial Fund and the UNH Center for the Humanities.

Seasonal pop-up books in Special Collections

December 19, 2012

Special Collections has put together an exhibit to help put you in a holiday mood.

On the Main Floor (Level 3) of Dimond Library is an exhibit case of holiday pop-up books. Even more are on display in Special Collections on Level 1. Please come visit us and see the Christmas, Hanukkah, and winter-themed pop-up books from the Carel Chapman Movable Books Collection.

Traditional Jazz Series presents the Taylor Haskins Quartet, November 12

November 27, 2012


The UNH Traditional Jazz Series presents the Taylor Haskins Quartet on Monday, November 12 at 8pm in the Johnson Theater at the Paul Creative Arts Center.

General admission tickets are $8 each and $6 for students and seniors. Tickets are available at the UNH Paul Creative Arts Center Ticket Office and at the door one hour prior to the performance. You may also order tickets online or call 862-PCAC (7222).

Taylor grew up in the quiet woods of New Hampshire, where he began his musical life around the age of 4 by plunking out television and movie themes by ear on the family piano. Taylor studied classical trumpet with Dr. Robert Stibler at UNH, and there he found a mentor in the great Clark Terry, who frequented the university. In 1994 he relocated to New York City to study with trumpet legend Lew Soloff at the Manhattan School of Music. In 1997 he was a semi-finalist in the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Jazz Trumpet Competition.

The Traditional Jazz Concert Series is co-sponsored by the New Hampshire Library of Traditional Jazz. The library, established in 1978 by Dorothy Prescott, comprises books, recordings, and memorabilia and is housed in Dimond Library. Prescott’s generous endowment funds its activities including the Traditional Jazz Series concerts.

Call for entry, UNH student art exhibition in Dimond Library

November 27, 2012

We're happy to announce another UNH student art exhibition! This exhibit will be during spring semester in the exhibit space on Level 3 (Main Floor) in Dimond Library. It is open to all UNH students, both art and non-art majors.

This is a juried exhibit. Each artist may submit two entries. All submissions must be framed and ready to hang.

If you'd like to participate, please submit your entry form online. You will also need to send an accompanying photo to library.displays@unh.edu. Entries must be received by November 30, 2012.

If you prefer, you may send or deliver a paper copy to:

University Museum, Dimond Library
18 Library Way
Durham, NH 03824-3592

If you have any questions, please contact Dale Valena.

Upcoming Exhibit: The Literary Horse comes to UNH

May 25, 2012

The Literary Horse is a unique exhibit touring libraries which pairs photos of horses and their riders with quotes from great pieces of literature.

Mark your calendars for this upcoming exhibition hosted by the University Museum and the UNH Therapeutic Riding Program. Programming is being planned with the Durham Public Library.

The exhibit will be held at the University Museum, Dimond Library, Level 1, June 1 through June 23.

Exhibit hours:
Monday-Friday: 10am-4pm (closed 12pm-1pm for lunch)
Saturdays, June 9, 16, 23: Open 10am-2pm

For more information, contact the University Museum at 603-862-1081.

Bill Ross and Habitat for Humanity: Volunteerin' in the Big Easy

March 15, 2012

From the Campus Journal:

The idea for the Discovery course Bill Ross teaches on New Orleans was born in the city known as the birthplace of jazz, the Big Easy. Bill took his very first trip there when the city was what he described as a "dirty, rundown place full of rowdy people and loud music." He returned after Hurricane Katrina hit, after the levees breached and lives were lost, to volunteer to rebuild a city with so much history.

"New Orleans: Place, Meaning, and Context" is an inquiry class taught by Bill Ross. This class is geared toward first-year students that has them traveling to Louisiana’s largest city to do community service work during Spring Break with UNH’s Alternative Break Challenge. After six weeks in the classroom, they pack up for Spring Break to volunteer in the Big Easy for Habitat for Humanity.

"Telling students the history of New Orleans is not as exciting as seeing it. It makes it real. You can talk all you want about architecture but walking through a shotgun house and scraping paint on a front porch is a whole different thing. You can talk about the cuisine but it’s not like ordering a po’boy. You can talk about the music but listening to it—there’s nothing like the tangible experience of hearing live music."

Read more at the course blog: Where y'at? The New Orleans Course.

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