PATRIOT LEDGER.com – The 13th annual Duxbury Music Festival, hosted by South Shore Conservatory, will be held from July 13-27 at multiple venues around the town.
The festival includes concerts by both world-class musicians and up-and-coming students, ranging from classical chamber music to blues to Beatles covers. Last year’s festival attracted more than 2,500 listeners to its various events.
Andrew Chen, collaborative pianist at the festival, started attending in 2008 as a student when his professor at Oberlin College was invited as faculty. Now, he learns the repertoire of South Shore Conservatory students so that he can accompany them in their recitals, and will be performing in one of the two faculty concerts on Tuesday, July 17.
“The community is really what attracts me the most,” Chen said. “How hard everyone works to put on a good show for two weeks. They’re trying to push the boundaries, so I always learn something new.”
Highlights of this year’s festival include a Blues Concert on Friday, July 13, “Beatles on the Green” on Friday, July 20, a Family Fest with interactive activities and food and an R&B dinner dance on Saturday, July 21 and a Tango concert and wine tasting on Wednesday, July 25.
“Duxbury is very beautiful, so it’s always nice to spend a summer there,” Chen said. “I just feel very grateful, because since I was a student, Duxbury has played a big part in my growth.”
Tickets for all events at the 2018 Duxbury Music Festival will be available starting June 1. Ticket prices vary per event.
To see the full schedule of events, purchase tickets or learn more about the festival, call 781-934-2731 or visit sscmusic.org/dmf.
By Trea Lavery