Music Festival fills the ‘Tent Events’ on Duxbury Town Green

ThumbnailTHE BOSTON GLOBE – MUSIC FESTIVAL The Duxbury Music Festival, an intensive 17-day program of chamber music that brings world-renowned teachers and performers and aspiring young artists together, offers a series of public performances from Sunday, July 17 to July 28. Highlights include longtime Billy Joel guitarist David Brown performing in “The Piano Man: Billy Joel” cabaret concert Tuesday, July 19, at 7 p.m. in Assembly Hall at First Parish Church, 842 Tremont St.

The festival’s outdoor “Tent Events” on Duxbury Town Green open with “Motown on the Green” Friday, July 22, at 7 p.m. “Rhythm & Blues on the Green” returns with a buffet dinner dance on Saturday, July 23, at 6:30 p.m.

The award-winning “Beethoven’s Wig” children’s concert program takes place along with South Shore Conservatory movement, music, and arts activities Sunday, July 24, at 10:30 a.m. Also on July 24, the Sunday in the Park concert features festival student chamber performances in a free concert at 5 p.m. on the green.

See the festival website for ticket prices, reservations, and full information, www.duxburymusicfestival.org/events.html.

Rob Reustle 1 by Denise Maccaferri


SWING SET South Shore Conservatory’s Evenings Under the Stars presents “The Big Swing: The Music of the Swing Era,” featuring trumpeter Rob Reustle leading the conservatory’s jazz/rock/pop faculty performers in the music of the swing greats.

Jane Carr Amphitheater, 1 Conservatory Drive, Hingham, Saturday, July 23, 7 p.m.; $40 pavilion, $25 lawn, www.sscmusic.org/evenings_under_the_stars.html.

MONKEYS JUMPING South Shore Conservatory’s Wacky Wednesdays family concert series presenting Vanessa Trien and the Jumping Monkeys. Drink lemonade, dance in the aisles, jump with the monkeys.

Jane Carr Amphitheater, 1 Conservatory Drive, Hingham, Wednesday, July 20, 10 a.m.; $15 adults, $5 children.


Vanessa Trien Photo by Ed ShemsMONKEYS JUMPING South Shore Conservatory’s Wacky Wednesdays family concert series presenting Vanessa Trien and the Jumping Monkeys. Drink lemonade, dance in the aisles, jump with the monkeys.

Jane Carr Amphitheater, 1 Conservatory Drive, Hingham, Wednesday, July 20, 10 a.m.; $15 adults, $5 children.

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By Robert Knox, correspondant