South Shore Conservatory’s (SSC) 2014 Duxbury Music Festival (DMF) Tent Events on the Duxbury Town Green are back, bigger than ever, with a total of four community events from Friday, July 25 through Sunday, July 27. The DMF tent is always a welcome sight in Duxbury. As Rhythm & Blues on the Green Co-Chair Mary Steinke comments, “Each year the tent goes up and the community looks forward to all the fabulous events that will take place.”
This year Duxbury Music Festival extends an invitation to families to enjoy two special events for all ages. British Invasion on the Green on Friday, July 25, 7 pm, features SSC faculty performing 50 years of music from across the pond including The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Elton John, Adele and more. Family Fest on Sunday, July 27, 10:30 am, features New York Times bestselling author/illustrator Brian Lies premiering his new picture book Bats in the Band at a kid-friendly concert featuring SSC faculty musicians and Plymouth Phil conductor Steven Karidoyanes. Family Fest also features the Batwagon with a crazy sewer pipe organ, an instrument petting zoo, refreshments and more fun for everyone. Autographed Bats in the Band books are available for purchase. A sell-out is expected for Bats in the Band Family Fest so please purchase tickets in advance.
Rhythm & Blues on the Green on Saturday, July 26, 6:30 pm, features a buffet dinner and dance complete with Island Creek Oysters, a specialty dessert bar and music by In the House. This year’s theme is the Italian Riviera. Proceeds benefit Duxbury Music Festival and South Shore Conservatory scholarships.
The ever-popular Sunday in the Park on Sunday, July 27, 5 pm, features DMF student chamber performances in a free concert. Lawn chairs and picnics are welcome. Wine and drinks will be available for purchase and, Foodies Market will offer a limited menu, including lobster rolls and sandwiches, for purchase.
The events of the weekend would not be possible without the generosity of our sponsors. Thanks to Mead Witter Foundation, sponsor of British Invasion on the Green; Mollie Dunn, sponsor of Rhythm & Blues on the Green; Harry C. & Mary E. Grafton Mem. Fund, sponsor of Bats in the Band Family Fest, The Foundation for Creative Achievement, sponsor of Sunday in the Park; and Sheila and Richard Morse, sponsors of the tent.
Mark your calendars! SSC hopes to share this special Duxbury weekend with the entire community. For complete program, ticket and event information, visit www.duxburymusicfestival.org, call 781-934-2731, ext. 14, or follow Duxbury Music Festival on Facebook.
About Duxbury Music Festival
Duxbury Music Festival (DMF), a program of South Shore Conservatory, is an intensive program for solo and chamber instrumental performance, unique to all of New England. Founded with the knowledge that music enriches the human spirit and upon the belief that this enrichment endures, DMF brings faculty and students from around the world to the idyllic seaside community of Duxbury, thirty-five miles south of Boston and twenty miles north of Cape Cod. DMF is a 16-day intensive program for the study and performance of solo and chamber repertoires for undergraduate and graduate students and adult professionals. Festival Director Stephen Deitz gathers to this historic and picturesque town a renowned faculty who offer chamber performances as well as individual instruction and ensemble coaching. Both Festival faculty and students perform in concerts in public and private venues, from the Duxbury Town Green and The Ellison Center for the Arts to beautiful seaside homes and barns. DMF has tremendous community support, involving over 150 volunteers and over 2000 patrons each season. DMF headquarters are located at South Shore Conservatory’s Duxbury campus at the Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 St. George Street, Duxbury, 781-934-2731. For more information, follow Duxbury Music Festival on Facebook or visit www.duxburymusicfestival.org.
About South Shore Conservatory
South Shore Conservatory, recently recognized as a national model for arts education by the National Guild for Community Arts Education, is celebrating 44 years of enriching the lives of South Shore residents through music and the arts. SSC was founded as a not-for-profit community music school in 1970 and now has two beautiful campuses in Hingham and Duxbury. Currently serving 3500 students of all ages and abilities, SSC is the largest community school for the arts in Massachusetts. Students participate in more than 50 diverse programs in music, dance and drama. SSC’s Hingham campus is located at One Conservatory Drive, Hingham, 781-749-7565. SSC’s Duxbury campus is located at the Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 St. George Street, Duxbury, 781-934-2731. South Shore Conservatory is a member of the National Guild for Community Arts Education. SSC programs are supported in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. For more information call us, follow us on Facebook or visit www.sscmusic.org.
South Shore Conservatory admits students and families of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.