South Shore Conservatory Presents 10th Annual Duxbury Music Festival

AMERICAN TOWNS.com – South Shore Conservatory’s Duxbury Music Festival (DMF) presents its tenth anniversary season, with exciting DMF faculty and student performances, and family-friendly events, from July 17 through July 31.

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Summer 2015 features performances by DMF’s celebrated founding educators/musicians, renowned pianist Oxana Yablonskaya and renowned conductor/cellist Dmitry Yablonsky. These two magnificent musicians waited more than two years to obtain a visa permitting them to emigrate from the former Soviet Union to the United States in 1977. Their success in obtaining visas was due, in part, to a petition organized by American composers, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim. It is fitting that the first performance of the DMF 2015 season is the music of Bernstein and Sondheim.

 

Duxbury Music Festival is a celebrated program for solo and chamber instrumental performance, unique to all of New England.  Founded on the knowledge that music enriches the human spirit, and upon the belief that this enrichment endures, this intensive program of chamber music, brings together world-renowned pedagogues and performers and aspiring young artists in the beautiful bayside village of Duxbury. For nearly three weeks each summer, Duxbury comes alive with chamber music, student recitals, festival competitions, family events and faculty concerts. In keeping with SSC’s inclusive mission to provide access to quality education in the arts for all, DMF presents programs for all segments of the population to enjoy.

 

Additionally, DMF has tremendous community support, involving over 200 volunteers and over 2500 patrons each season.

 

This tenth anniversary season, which will feature the chamber works of Russian and American composers, including Rachmaninoff, Shostakovich, Kapustin, Bernstein and Adams, promises to be a season of renewal and glorious music and music-making. The founding faculty perform in two concerts and each give a master class. Festival Artistic Director Stephen Deitz has invited the 2015 faculty of internationally-acclaimed musicians to perform in five faculty concerts. Faculty include pianists Jonathan Bass, Jeffrey Cohen, Stephen Deitz, Regina Yung and Andrew Chen; violinists Lucie Robert and Christophe Poiget; violist Michael Strauss; and cellist Amir Eldan.

 

DMF is a program of South Shore Conservatory. DMF’s office is 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.

 

 

 

Schedule of Events

 

July 17, 6 & 8:30 pm   BERNSTEIN/SONDHEIM REVUE

South Shore Conservatory, Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 St. George Street, Duxbury $50 per person

Duxbury Music Festival and South Shore Conservatory faculty in concert

Seating at café tables, snacks, and wine cash bar

Sponsored by Frank Wisneski and Lynn Dale

 

 

July 18, 10 am ​            PIANO MASTER CLASS WITH OXANA YABLONSKAYA

South Shore Conservatory, Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 St. George Street, Duxbury

Free

Non-DMF pianists may audition via CD to perform in Ms. Yablonskaya’s Master Class

Non-DMF performers incur a $60 fee

 

July 19, 6:30 pm ​         FESTIVAL OPENING CONCERT

​Private Waterfront Duxbury home, lawn concert under a tent, followed by reception

Shuttle Service begins at 5:30 pm at South Shore Conservatory, Ellison Center for the Arts,​ 64 St. George Street, Duxbury

$60 per person

​Sponsored by Diane and Sherm Hoyt

 

July 20, 10 am ​            STRING MASTER CLASS WITH DIMITRI YABLONSKY

AND JANNA GANDELMAN

South Shore Conservatory, Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 St. George Street, Duxbury

Free

 

 

July 21, 6:30 pm ​         FACULTY CONCERT

​Private Home, Duxbury

$125 per person

Duxbury Music Festival faculty in concert, followed by reception

 

 

July 23, 7:30 pm          FACULTY CONCERT

South Shore Conservatory, Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 St. George Street, Duxbury

$35 per person

Duxbury Music Festival faculty in concert

 

July 24, 7:00 pm          DISCO FEVER ON THE GREEN

​Duxbury Town Green, Washington Street, Duxbury

$20 adults, $5 children under 18, $50 family maximum, lawn chairs welcome

Sponsored by Mead Witter Foundation

July 25, 6:30 pm ​         RHYTHM & BLUES ON THE GREEN

​            Duxbury Town Green, Washington Street, Duxbury

$75 per person, tables of 8 for $600

​            Buffet dinner and dance music by In the House

​            Sponsored by Mollie Dunn

 

July 26, 10:30 am ​      FAMILYFEST

​Duxbury Town Green, Washington Street, Duxbury

$20 adults, $5 children under 12, $50 family maximum

Sponsored by Foundation for Creative Achievement

 

July 26, 5:00 pm ​         SUNDAY IN THE PARK

​Duxbury Town Green, Washington Street, Duxbury

Free, lawn chairs welcome; lobster roll, sandwich and wine concessions

DMF faculty and students in free concert of chamber repertoire

July 27, 7:30 pm ​         FACULTY CONCERT

​South Shore Conservatory, Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 St. George Street, Duxbury

$35 per person

Duxbury Music Festival faculty in concert

 

July 29, 6:30 pm ​         FACULTY CONCERT

​Private Home, Duxbury

$125 per person

Duxbury Music Festival faculty in concert, followed by reception

 

July 31, 7:00 pm          ​WINNERS CONCERT

​South Shore Conservatory, Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 St. George Street, Duxbury

$50 per person

​Winners of DMF solo and chamber competitions in concert

Post-concert “farewell” reception

 

Festival Recitals

DMF festival recitals, free and open to the public, are held July 20, 22, and 28 at the Ellison Center for the Arts at 4:30 pm.  Student recital sponsors include Lee and Jack Barlow, Barbara and Fred Clifford, and Nancy Roberts Herndon.

 

Tickets for all events are available beginning June 1.  A variety of series subscriptions are available for purchase.  For more information or to purchase tickets, 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), entering its 10th season, is a celebrated 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 is an intensive 17-day program of chamber music, bringing world-renowned pedagogues and performers and aspiring young artists together in one of New England’s most beautiful bayside villages, Duxbury, thirty-five miles south of Boston and twenty miles north of Cape Cod.   For nearly three weeks each summer, Duxbury is abuzz and alive with chamber music whether it be chamber coachings and student recitals or festival competitions and faculty concerts. For a little more than a fortnight chamber music abounds perfectly complementing this picturesque historic town’s cultural diversity.   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 venues.  DMF has tremendous community support, involving over 200 volunteers and over 2500 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.

 

 

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.