South Shore Conservatory Announces 2015 Summer Spotlight Schedule

HINGHAM PATCH.com – Light, familiar and fun music abounds in the Jane Carr Amphitheater!
South Shore Conservatory (SSC) announces the lineup for the 2015 Summer Spotlight outdoor concert series in the Jane Carr Amphitheater at One Conservatory Drive in Hingham. Summer Spotlight includes the popular Evenings Under the Stars Saturday evening concerts and much-loved Wacky Wednesdays family concerts.

 

Wednesday mornings will never be the same with Wacky Wednesdays family concerts, starting with musical entertainer Little Groove on July 1! Adults and children who love New York Times bestselling author-illustrator Brian Lies’ series bats books will enjoy seeing his Bats in the Band come to life on stage on July 8. Brian Lies narrates the production. Always a favorite, Boston-based children’s singer-songwriter Vanessa Trien returns to the Wacky Wednesdays stage on July 15, and five time Parents’ Choice Award winner Ben Rudnick and Friends join in the wacky fun on July 22. Grammy-nominated Zak Morgan, new to the Wacky Wednesdays crowd, brings his unique brand of children’s music and poems on July 29.

 

Evenings Under the Stars (EUS) concerts start Saturday, July 11 as the Evenings Under the Stars Festival Orchestra, with Hingham native Nicholas Palmer conducting, presents The Best of The Classics: Mozart and More! On July 18, The Follen Angels performance is sure to have audience members up and dancing to the familiar music of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s, presented with a fresh, new sound. Alliance Brass quintet brings summer pops to the Carr Amphitheater with their feet tappin’ finger snappin’ classical and contemporary tunes. The final EUS concert on August 1 is Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera The Mikado, featuring the talents of SSC voice faculty members, Snug Harbor Chorus singers, and vocal friends of SSC. Preconcert receptions allow EUS concertgoers to relax with a glass of wine and light appetizers and converse with other music lovers.

 

All concerts take place in the Jane Carr Amphitheater, One Conservatory Drive, Hingham. Evenings Under the Stars Saturday evening concerts start at 7 pm, Wacky Wednesdays family concerts start at 10 am. Parking for Wednesday morning concerts is onsite for everyone. Although limited onsite parking is available for handicapped patrons, parking for Saturday night concerts for the public is at the Hingham School Bus Depot.

Tickets for all Summer Spotlight concerts go on sale May 1. Evenings Under the Stars tickets purchased before the day of the concert are $35 for pavilion and $20 for lawn seating. Evenings Under the Stars tickets purchased at the door are $40 for pavilion seating and $25 for the lawn. Cabaret seating for six is available at Evenings Under the Stars concerts for $140 per table, and includes a bottle of wine. Tickets for Wacky Wednesdays family concerts are $15 adult and $5 children. Season subscriptions to the four Saturday evening concerts are available for $195 for pavilion and $160 for lawn seating and include the pre-concert receptions. There is no charge for children under three. Tickets may be purchased online at www.sscmusic.org. For more information or to order tickets, visit www.sscmusic.org or call 781-749-7565, ext. 22.

 

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 nearly 45 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 over 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. Through innovative partnerships with social service agencies, SSC’s Creative Arts Therapies department supports the mental, emotional, and physical health of some of our community’s more fragile members. 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.

 

In keeping with SSC’s inclusive mission to provide access to quality education in the arts for all, the Conservatory offers programs for all segments of the population to enjoy, regardless of age, ability, geography, and financial means. Furthermore, 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.