• Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) Brass Ensemble Performance
Welcome to the Office of Cultural Affairs

Welcome to the Office of Cultural Affairs

The Office of Cultural Affairs presents a full calendar of high-caliber professional cultural events, including dance, film, and musical performances. These community-focused events, which feature local, national, and international artists, enrich our local Salisbury community, and complement the University’s academic offerings.

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO)

Brass Ensemble Performance

This concert is part of the BSO’s Music for Maryland summer tour and the BSO Brass Ensemble will play a repertoire of classical favorites and jazz standards including brief conversational interludes interspersed throughout the 90-minute concert.

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Dubbed the BSO’s Tour of the Shore, the BSO’s Music for Maryland summer tour begins in Dorchester County on July 9 and includes a series of performance in Caroline, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico, and Worcester Counties.

The Music for Maryland tour, launched in 2022, is a bold initiative by the BSO to reach every corner of Maryland over three years transforming the joy of music into tangible experiences beyond the hall of the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and Music Center at Strathmore. This statewide endeavor underscores the BSO’s commitment to musical outreach and inclusivity.

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Cultural Affairs Spring 2024 Season

All Cultural Affairs programs are non-ticketed, first come, first served, free and open to the public. Free visitor parking passes are always required. Visit the Parking and Accessibility page for more information. Follow us on facebook and instagram to keep abreast of the latest events and updated information plus photos, videos and more!

Tibetan Monks

Tibetan Monks' Residency

Monday, March 11 - Friday, March 15

Healing the Earth: A Sacred Art by the Tibetan Lamas of Drepung Loseling Monastery

For the eighth time, 6 Tibetan monks from the famed Drepung Loseling Monastery, with blessings from His Holiness the Dalai Lama, are in residence at SU. The residency includes the construction of a sacred sand Mandala, consecration, opening and closing ceremonies, associated lectures, and A Taste of Tibet meal. Please follow the Learn More tab to view the complete program and access associated educational materials

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Piaf! The Show 60th Anniversary World Tour

Monday, March 25, 7 p.m., Holloway Hall, Jackson Family Auditorium

Starring Acclaimed Nathalie Lermitte

With more than 600 performances in over 50 countries, and a million tickets sold, Piaf! The Show is the biggest French success in the world and tells the story of the career of the singer Edith Piaf through her unforgettable songs, original scenography and projections of images of Piaf never published before.

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Peter and Judy Jackson Chamber Music Series

Providing opportunities for live chamber music concerts to be enjoyed on the Eastern Shore.

Ann Street Trio

Ann Street Trio

Wednesday, March 27, 7 p.m. Holloway Hall, Great Hall

The Baltimore-based Ann Street Trio is devoted to performing chamber music from the classical era to the 21st century. Featuring some of Baltimore’s finest musicians, clarinetist Erik Franklin, cellist Kaitlyn DeGraw and pianist Hui-Chuan Chen, believe in engaging their audience through creative programming and strive to offer an up-close look at the creativity and excitement of chamber music.

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Natalia Arroyo Ensemble

Natalia Arroyo Ensemble

Wednesday, April 24, 7 p.m. Holloway Hall, Great Hall

The Natalia Arroyo Ensemble, founded by Arroyo, an award-winning multi-instrumentalist and composer from Mexico, performs traditional and contemporary music of northern and central Mexico. Their music consists of traditional Mexican pieces and new compositions that mix the roots of northern Mexican music with Latin rhythms, consolidating their sound in a fresh and innovative way. Improvisation of the violin and a festive atmosphere characterize their world-wide performances.

Co-sponsored with World Artists Experiences, Inc., the Embassy of Mexico, and the Mexican Ministry of Culture.

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Fulton Feature Fridays

Salisbury University in Downtown Salisbury • Doors Open 5 p.m., Show Starts 6 p.m. @The Brick Room, 116 N. Division St. Free & Open to the Public • Must be 21+

This monthly series on the second Friday features music from SU faculty, staff, and friends. Sponsored by the Whaley Family Foundation.

Danielle Cumming and John Wesley Wright

Danielle Cumming & John Wesley Wright: Spring, Spain, Spirituals!

April 12

Toronto-born guitarist Cumming and Georgia-born tenor Wright, North- Meets-South, present an eclectic program ranging from Renaissance to modern popular music to African American spirituals.

The Blarney Pilgrims

The Blarney Pilgrims

March 15

This bonus St. Patrick’s weekend concert features The Blarney Pilgrims playing traditional and modern music from the Celtic and American folk genres. Members are Meri Holden (PRESTO, violin), Andy Dowell (flute) and Brad Stevens (hammered dulcimer, mandolin, octave mandolin and Celtic harp). The music is mostly instrumental, but with a few sing-a-longs.

todd smith

Todd Smith

March 8

Join Smith and his friends as they perform blues and rock-n-roll classics made famous by artists such as Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Junior Wells and others. Smith has been performing music since 1985 with various artists and has opened for and shared the stage with such acts as Little Feat, John Hiatt, James McMurtry, Shawn Mullins, Yes and others. He’s excited to play the music he loves most for the SU community.

rythm revival

Rhythm Revival

February 9

Rhythm Revival is Dave Raizen, Zoe Michelle Bradshaw, Alex DiPirro, Dan Drehmer, James Ellis and Ted Nichols. Bonding over a love of rhythms from around the world, they’ve come together to bring music and joy to the Eastern Shore. With an eclectic blend of blues, rock, jazz and folk they’re ready to take you higher and make you shake your bones till your blues turn to gold.

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