Plymouth’s Emily Browder Melville with be featured vocalist in South Shore Conservatory’s popular Conservatory Concert Series (CCS) A Quartet of Trios on Sunday, November 6, 4 pm, at the Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 St. George Street, Duxbury.
This unique collaborative effort includes musicians from every Conservatory department, performing music ranging from classical to jazz to rock. This special concert is free to the public, but donations are welcome. A Quartet of Trios (yes, it features four individual trios) showcases the talents of guitarist George Little of Amesbury, vocalist Emily Browder Melville of Plymouth, flutist Donald Zook of Hanover, pianists John Kramer of Jamaica Plain and Eric Lane of Boston, trumpeter Rob Reustle of Hull, French horn player Megan Riccio of Foxboro, violinist Jenna Potts of Arlington and bassist Chris Rathbun of Kingston. “Interdepartmental chamber music has become an annual favorite of the Conservatory Concert Series,” says Director of Performance Beth MacLeod Largent. “This group of faculty performers, under the direction of Suzuki Department Chair George Little, has loved the intimacy of working in a trio setting. Audience members will enjoy the interaction of the faculty as they make timeless music come to life.” In conceptualizing this performance, George Little envisioned a set of trios that “really represent diverse music, styles and instrumentation.” But Little does not take full credit, saying that other faculty members volunteered to perform and offered suggestions for varied repertoire. “I’m excited that I was asked to organize this concert, but in the end it wasn’t just me. It was a group thing,” explains Little. “It was a true team effort on the part of the faculty to put this concert together.” The program’s repertoire includes pieces by Camille Saint-Saens, Jules Massenet, Cecile Chaminade, Wenzeslaus Matiegka, plus special jazz selections.
Following the performance, the audience is invited to a reception to meet the performers and have a bite to eat. Beer and wine are available for purchase. Other CCS performances include Songs of the Season on December 4, family entertainer Vanessa Trien on February 5, Jazz/Rock/Pop Jam on March 4, and The Sherwoods of Cornell on April 20 and 21. For more information about CCS concerts and other Conservatory events, performances and programs, please visit www.sscmusic.org or follow us on Facebook.