Two popular summer musical events will be back in July as part of the late 50th anniversary season of the Conservatoire de la Rive-Sud.
The Evenings Under the Stars outdoor concert series begins on July 10 with a performance titled “Four Seasons of Hope” and the week-long Duxbury Music Festival kicks off on July 16.
Tickets for both events are on sale at ssmusic.org
“We are thrilled to be united in music once again, united by the power of the performing arts,” said Robert Cinnante, President of the South Shore Conservatory.
The South Shore version of the Hatch Shell, the Jane Carr Amphitheater, hosts parties under the stars on Saturday evenings from July 10 to August 7, starting with a performance of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons featuring conductor Nicholas Palmer , a native of the Hingham core members of the Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra. A concert celebrating American composers, such as Leonard Bernstein, will take place on July 17.
Husband and wife piano duo Mark Goodman and Jennifer Cope Goodman take the stage on July 24 to perform “It Takes Two: Sonatas and Tangos and Rags, Oh My!”. The July 31 line-up includes the conservatory’s jazz / rock / pop teachers who perform a mix of traditional and contemporary blues and jazz. Dvorak’s “American” quartet and a catchy version of “Yankee Doodle” for violin and piano are the highlights of the series finale on August 7th.
Shows take place rain or shine at 7 p.m. on Saturdays at One Conservatory Drive, Hingham.
Solo and chamber instrumental performances take center stage at the Duxbury Music Festival, an annual summer tradition. Highlights include a program of classical and modern film music (July 16), a showcase of artists in residence and alumni performing side-by-side (July 19), and a jazz, ragtime and blues finale featuring featured works by Gershwin, Ravel, Chasins, Shchedrin and Bernstein. Performances take place at various locations: Pilgrim Church of Duxbury, Miramar Retreat Center and the Duxbury campus of the South Shore Conservatory, the Ellison Center for the Artists.
The South Shore Conservatory, incorporated in 1970 in Hingham, is a non-profit community art school that provides instruction in music, dance, theater and other performing arts to children and adults of the South Shore. The conservatory also has a large Department of Creative Arts Therapy, which focuses on providing similar and appropriate opportunities for students with disabilities. The conservatory hosts concerts by teachers and students throughout the year.
“This summer, we are celebrating our late 50th anniversary, which we missed last year, with valuable collaborations with talented faculty, alumni and guest artists, and a focus on celebrating the diversity of works by American composers past and present, ”said Cinnante.
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