SSC’s Coffee Break Concert Series Presents Around the World in Song – South Shore Conservatory’s (SSC) Coffee Break Concert Series (CBCS) presents Around the World in Song, the final performances of its 2017/2018 season, on Tuesday, April 24, 11 am at SSC’s Ellison Center for the Arts at 64 St. George Street in Duxbury.  Sponsored by The Village at Duxbury, all CBCS performances are free and open to the public.

The world may be wide, but all humans share certain life experiences: growing up, falling in love, celebrating happy times, and mourning losses.  Around the World in Song looks to different cultures to explore the emotions and events that bring us together.  Luciano Berio’s Folk Songs spans traditional music from Armenia, France, Sicily, Genoa, Sardinia, Azerbaijan.  The program also includes Manuel Moreno-Buendia’s Suite Popular Espanola and Adrienne Albert’s Cuban Stories.

Featured performers are SSC’s own Ed Sorrentino and Jesse Stiglich, percussion, and Anne Smith, mezzo-soprano.  Local musicians, Michael Tabak, flute, Yhasmin Valenzuela, clarinet, Yen-Chi Chen, viola, Alexis Lee, cello, and Lizary Rodriguez, harp join this eclectic, exuberant group.

Casual in nature with an intimate atmosphere, these free performances include complimentary coffee and light snacks to enjoy during the concert. Coffee Break concerts are often standing room only, so audience members are encouraged to arrive by 10:30 am or contact Beth MacLeod Largent 781-421-6162, ext. 204 or [email protected] to guarantee a seat. Performances are approximately one hour in length without intermission.  After the performance, audience members are invited to stay and meet the performers.

South Shore Conservatory is committed to being an organization that welcomes the widest range of audience members possible – removing barriers to participation and welcoming everyone in, regardless of ability. Its campuses are wheelchair accessible.  For more detailed information about accessibility, please visit SSC’s Know Before You Go page.

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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 4,000 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), 64 St. George Street, Duxbury (781-934-2731), and 135 Webster Street, Hanover (781) 421-6162. 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

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.