South Shore Conservatory’s 12th Chase Away the Winter Blues Gala

Benefiting SSC Community Partnerships,

Creative Arts Therapy program, tuition assistance

McGRATHPR.com – South Shore Conservatory (SSC) celebrates its 12th year of Chase Away the Winter Blues gala on Saturday, January 27, from 6 pm to 12 midnight, at a new venue, the Boston Marriott Quincy, 1000 Marriot Drive in Quincy. The festive evening, an annual sell-out benefit, is filled with music, friendship and generosity and showcases SSC programs and faculty.

Over the last eleven years, the South Shore community has come together to support Chase Away the Winter Blues in the belief that arts education is truly transformative for all, and should be available to everyone. All proceeds benefit SSC’s Community Partnerships, including ImagineArts, SSC’s arts and literacy program in the Brockton public schools, Creative Arts Therapy programs, and the tuition assistance program. Remarkably, last year the event raised $150,000 for outreach, education, and tuition assistance programs, affording students the opportunity to receive a music education.  SSC believes that everyone, regardless of age, ability or circumstance, can benefit from the transformative nature of a music and arts education.  Programming continues to expand, reaching more communities, and people, for whom this opportunity would not be possible because of aid or access barriers.

Co-Chairs Linda Jones and Christine Puzo, along with a Blues committee comprised of SSC trustees, overseers, parents, friends and volunteers, are creating a fabulous evening featuring cocktails, a seated dinner, performance program and an exciting live auction with unique experiences, including a trip to South Africa, donated by Travel Sommelier. New this year, an After Party begins at 9 pm, featuring music and dancing by East Coast Soul, Sugar Ray Norcia and Anthony Geraci Blues Duo, and SSC faculty members.

South Shore Conservatory thanks corporate sponsors Ameriprise and The Len Nolan Group, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Gagnon Tax, Massa Products Corporation, Quincy Mutual Group, Rockland Trust Charitable Foundation, Travel Sommelier, South Shore Bank and Whole Foods Market for their support of the Blues gala.

Chase Away the Winter Blues tables and tickets are now on sale, tables begin at $5,000 and individual tickets are $250. Tickets for the After Party only are $100 per person. For tickets and sponsorship information, visit www.sscmusic.org or contact Liz Graham, at l.graham@sscmusic.org or 781-749-7565 x14.

About South Shore Conservatory

South Shore Conservatory, (SSC) has been providing access to and enriching the lives of South Shore residents through music and the arts for over 45 years. Recognized as a national model for arts education by the National Guild for Community Arts Education, SSC is the largest, not-for-profit, community school for the arts in Massachusetts, serving over 3500 students of all ages and abilities at its two beautiful campuses and in partnership with schools, and social service and community agencies throughout the South Shore. Students participate in more than 50 diverse programs in music, dance and drama, with performance playing an important role in overall education. With more than 100 exceptional musicians on faculty, SSC offers 30 professionally produced concerts annually.  Through innovative partnerships, SSC’s Creative Arts Therapies department supports the mental, emotional, and physical health of some of our community’s underserved members, and the ImagineARTS program strengthens pre-reading skills for young learners in Brockton Schools through integrated music and dramatic play. SSC’s campuses are located at One Conservatory Drive, Hingham, (781-749-7565) and 64 St. George Street, Duxbury (781-934-2731). 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, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram 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.