PATRIOT LEDGER – The South Shore displays its creative talent this winter with a host of theater productions, orchestral performances and art shows.
Kyle Turner, museum collections assistant at the Art Complex Museum, has written an in-depth study of John Singer Sargent’s painting “The Confession,” and the iconic painting is on view in the Rotations Gallery through April 23, 189 Alden St., Duxbury, artcomplex.org.
Maestro Jin Kim leads the Atlantic Symphony Orchestra in program featuring Mozart and Haydn, Jan. 28, Thayer Academy Center for the Arts, 745 Washington St., Braintree, atlanticsymphony.org.
Eighteenth-century American explorer and botanist John Bartram sent boxes containing seeds, plants and curiosities to his colleagues and clients in England. An exhibit, “Bartram’s Boxes Remix,” includes sculptural objects and installations created out of salvaged wood and other materials found in Bartram’s Garden. Through April 16, Fuller Craft Museum, 455 Oak St., Brockton, 508-588-6000, fullercraft.org.
A Board Members Show is on view in the Helen Bumpus Gallery at the Duxbury Free Library. Through Feb. 28, 77 Alden St., duxburyfreelibrary.org.
“Points of View” is an invitational photography show of work by 21 Boston-area photographers that reflects the range of styles from commercial to fine art photography. Gallery 334 at the Milton Art Center, 334 Edgehill Road, Milton, through March 11; miltonartcenter.org
South Shore Art Center’s juried exhibition, “Entryways,” continues in the Bancroft Gallery. In the Dillon Gallery, an exhibit called “Town and Country” features work by gallery artists Joan Brancale, Dianne Dolan, Jack Haran, Vcevy Strekalovsky and Alix White. Through Feb. 13, 119 Ripley Road, Cohasset, ssac.org.
Local teens show off their artistic abilities in “Student Expressions: Scituate High School Art Show,” featuring 2-D and 3-D wall pieces pieces. Front Street Art Gallery, Feb. 2-26; 6 p.m. 124 Front St., 781- 545-6150, frontstartgallery.com
Wendy Callahan’s large scale abstract canvases are about color, light and process, inspired by the coastal landscapes of the South Shore. Check out her work in “Abstractions,” on view Feb. 3-March 1 at The James Library, 24 West St., Norwell
Local troubadour Jay Psaros is a winter respite when he takes the stage Feb. 3 as the next performer in the Tuneful Brew Coffeehouse Concert Series. Christine Hedden is up March 3. First Parish Church’s Harvey Assembly Hall, 842 Tremont Street (Route 3A), Duxbury.
The music of James Taylor takes center stage in a tribute show “Fire & Rain,” performed by Dave Binder, Feb. 4 at the Company Theater, 30 Accord Park Drive, Norwell, 781-871-2787; companytheatre.com.
Scituate playwright Lisa Rafferty presents “Betty Ford: Speaking Out, Saving Lives,” a documentary play about the life of the former first lady, Feb. 9 at the Company Theater, 30 Accord Park Drive, Norwell, 781-871-2787; companytheatre.com.
Have a good laugh at motherhood when South Shore favorite “The Best of the MOMologues,” hits the stage Feb. 10, at the Company Theater, 30 Accord Park Drive, Norwell, 781-871-2787; companytheatre.com.
The romantic and bittersweet “The Bridges of Madison County” becomes even more lovely with music Feb. 16-19 at the Company Theater, 30 Accord Park Drive, Norwell, 781-871-2787; companytheatre.com.
“A Magical Narrative” features photographs from Marshfield’s J. Michael Sullivan, on display Feb. 2-May 14 at the Art Complex Museum, 189 Alden St., Duxbury, artcomplex.org.
Selections from Debussy, Liszt and Liadov are on tap for the Quincy Symphony Orchestra when it performs Feb. 26 at the Lloyd Hill Performing Arts Center in Quincy High School, 100 Coddington St. Yoichi Udagawa conducts. Admission is free. 617-984-8731, quincysymphonyorchestra.org.
“Hotel California” and other hits from the legendary band the Eagles will be played at Eaglemania, a tribute to the great rockers, Feb. 25 at the Company Theater, 30 Accord Park Drive, Norwell, 781-871-2787; companytheatre.com.
Be empowered when the all-female art exhibit “31 Women” is on display March 3-31 at the James Library, 24 West St., Norwell.
Maestro Jin Kim leads the Atlantic Symphony Orchestra in program titled “Masterworks Gala,” featuring selections from Debussy, Sibelius, Nielsen, March 4, Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough St., Boston; 781-331-3600; atlanticsymphony.org.
Immerse yourself in the music of Johann Sebastian Bach when Alison Barr and Janna Bruene present the lecture/recital “J.S. Bach: Master of Musical Invention,” March 10 at the James Library, 24 West St., Norwell.
It’ll be a family-friendly program when the Plymouth Philharmonic presents its Rising Stars Showcase. Steven Karidoyanes conducts. Performers include the Plymouth Children’s Chorus, under the direction of Kathy McMinn and Jessica Fuller and the youth concerto competition winner from the South Shore Conservatory. March 12, Memorial Hall, 83 Court St., Plymouth. 508-746-8008; plymouthphil.org.
Strauss, Tchaikowsky and an 11-year-old cellist Hayden Idson are on tap for the Brockton Symphony Orchestra when it plays March 12 at Christ Congregational Church, 1350 Pleasant St., Brockton. 508-588-3841; brocktonsymphony.org.
The piano department tickle the ivories to play their favorite classical and jazz tunes in a free program titled “Inspirations,” March 12, at South Shore Conservatory, 64 St. George Street, Duxbury, and March 19, at One Conservatory Drive, Hingham.
In “Sister Act: The Musical” you’ll be lifted to divine heights in this adaptation of the Whoopi Goldberg 1992 movie that centers on a Diana Ross wannabe whose career has been nothing but heartaches. She witnesses a crime and the police send her to a convent for protection. March 17-April 9 at the Company Theater, 30 Accord Park Drive, Norwell, 781-871-2787; companytheatre.com.
Bach’s “Goldberg” Variations: A World in a Grain of Sand will be performed by pianist Lois Shapiro. March 26 at the James Library, 24 West St., Norwell.
The Plymouth Philharmonic performs “Dance Evolution: Sleeping Beauty meets West Side Story” in a dynamic evening of music and dance under the direction of teven Karidoyanes. April 1, Memorial Hall, 83 Court St., Plymouth. 508-746-8008; plymouthphil.org.
Maestro James M. Orent leads the Brockton Symphony Orchestra in a program titled ” Symphonic Spirituals,” featuring a composition from local composer Eric Lindgren, April 23, Christ Congregational Church, 1350 Pleasant St., Brockton. 508-588-3841; brocktonsymphony.org.
South Shore Story Slam is a popular local event. This year the theme is “Faux Pas.” Share your true story in front of an audience April 28 at The James Library, 24 West St., Norwell…
By Patriot Ledger Staff