South Shore Conservatory’s Duxbury Music Festival Presents a Preview Concert

South Shore Conservatory’s (SSC) Duxbury Music Festival (DMF) treats festival lovers with a little taste of the exquisite music they can expect from DMF’s 12th season. The spring DMF Preview Concert is presented Sunday, April 30, 4 pm at the private home of Judy and Bill Gagnon of Duxbury. The concert is followed by a reception where guests are encouraged to mingle and meet the performers.

Audience members will experience magnificent chamber and contemporary music the way it was originally intended, in a small, friendly and intimate setting.  A program of pieces written specifically for clarinet and piano, clarinet and guitar, and guitar and piano include British composer Gerald Finzi’s Five Bagatelles for Clarinet and Piano, Libby Larsen’s Blue Third Pieces for clarinet and guitar, and songs by Tom Waits, John Prine and others.  The concert explores not only works for uncommon instrumental duos, but songs about love, loss, and people’s lives.

Musicians performing, all current or former DMF and SSC faculty members, include Peter Bianca, clarinet; Ross Brown, vocals; Chris Rathbun, double bass; John McCarthy, guitar; Festival Director Stephen Deitz and Regina Yung, piano; and Jesse Stiglich, drums.

Tickets are $75 per person which includes a $40 tax deductible gift to the Conservatory.  For more information and to purchase tickets call 781-934-2731, ext. 11 or visit

About Duxbury Music Festival

Duxbury Music Festival (DMF), entering its 12th 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.  Duxbury Music Festival is a program of South Shore Conservatory.  For more information, follow Duxbury Music Festival on Facebook or visit

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.