Salisbury University is home to a variety of performing arts ensembles, involving students, faculty and staff, as well as community members and professionals. Check us out!
Brown and Church Carillon
Housed in the iconic tower of the Patricia R. Guerrieri Academic Commons, the majestic 48-bell Brown and Church Carillon is the only traditional carillon on a Maryland campus. Two of its bells were cast by the same British foundry that made London’s Big Ben and America’s original Liberty Bell. Music rings daily, but for a real treat, catch a live performance.
Opera lovers rejoice! Puccini’s Suor Angelica and Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas are just some examples of the works SU’s Opera Workshop has brought to local audiences. Find information about upcoming performances and tickets via the SU Box Office.
Salisbury and University Chorales
SU and the greater community make beautiful music together — literally! Students and Eastern Shore residents come together twice each year when the Salisbury and University Chorales perform. With programs from classical and contemporary composers, you never know what’s coming next! Find information about upcoming concerts and tickets via the SU Box Office.
Whether it’s thrilling movie theme songs or festive holiday favorites, the Salisbury Pops brass ensemble never disappoints! And the music is just the beginning. You never know what special guests are going to appear, from Santa Claus to Sammy the Sea Gull! Performances are always free and are held during SU’s Spring and Winter Music Festivals. Find information via the SU Box Office.
Salisbury Symphony Orchestra
Special guest performers often join the student, community and professional musicians of the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra (http://www.salisbury.edu/sso) at SU! Guests have ranged from Los Angeles Philharmonic principal piccolo Sarah Jackson to renowned violinist Anton Miller. And don’t forget to bring the kids to the orchestra’s annual Children’s Concert! Tickets may be pre-ordered online.
Salisbury Youth Orchestra
Eastern Shore middle and high school students share their musical talents at SU twice each year when the Salisbury Youth Orchestra and Middle School Orchestra perform. Attend a concert or register your child to participate.
SU Jazz Ensemble
From cool jazz to hard bop, the SU Jazz Ensemble is on the cutting edge of contemporary jazz, often combining never-before-heard compositions with the classics. Every once in a while, even a Grammy winner sits in. Performances are always free and are held during SU’s Spring and Winter Music Festivals. Find information via the SU Box Office.