South Shore Conservatory Announces Berklee Summer Concert Series 2013 Lineup

HINGHAM PATCH, Hingham – Berklee Stars at SSC features eclectic blend of soul, funk, R&B and hip-hop 

South Shore Conservatory (SSC) continues its partnership with Berklee College of Music to present Berklee Stars at SSC, a Friday night outdoor entertainment series featuring Berklee’s most promising solo musicians and bands in the Jane Carr Amphitheater on the Conservatory’s Hingham campus.

Sponsored by William Gallagher Associates for the second year running, Berklee Stars at SSC is one of three concert series in the Conservatory’s new Summer Spotlight series. WATD’s Almost Famous show is the media partner for Berklee Stars.  Other series include Evenings Under the Stars Saturday evening concerts, and Wacky Wednesday family concerts.

“This series is a great way to kick off the summer,” says SSC Director of Performance Beth MacLeod Largent.  “The atmosphere is alive in the amphitheater, and the music is just electric!  These young musicians bring a new magnitude of energy.”

Berklee Stars at SSC originated as an offshoot of Berklee’s broad performance series Berklee Presents, which showcases students at prominent events such as Newport Folk and Jazz Festivals, Washington D.C. Jazz Festival and South by Southwest (SxSW) arts festivals.  Michael Borgida, Berklee’s Marketing Manager chose SSC as a performance venue for Berklee students because both schools have similar goals in providing the best performance space for their students.  “As soon as we visited the Conservatory’s ideal performance arena, we knew we had a perfect fit,” he said.  “We’re thrilled to showcase our students at the Conservatory’s popular, established concert destination.”

Berklee Stars at SSC 2013 hits the summer stage in late June with Cosmodrome, led by vocalist Madison McFerrin (Bobby McFerrin’s daughter) on June 21, followed by singer/songwriter Carly Tefft on June 28, R&B/soul singer/songwriter Nile Alexander on July 5 and singer/songwriter Nick Hakim on July 12. All one-hour performances start at 8 pm.

Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at http://www.sscmusic.org/berklee_stars.html or by calling 781-749-7565, ext. 22.   The Jane Car Amphitheater is located at One Conservatory Drive in Hingham.  For more information on all SSC programs and performances, visit www.sscmusic.org, or follow us on Facebook.

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 more than 42 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 more than 2,700 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.

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