South Shore Conservatory Announces Duxbury Music Festival Performance Schedule

DMF presents two weeks of extraordinary music performances

Duxbury Music Festival’s Sunday in the Park concert on Duxbury Town Green is a highlight of the Festival’s season.
Image courtesy of South Shore Conservatory.

McGRATHPR.com – South Shore Conservatory’s (SSC) Duxbury Music Festival (DMF), which runs from Sunday, July 14 through Friday, July 26, presents its 14th season of exceptional faculty and student performances, as well as family-friendly events. The festival venues include SSC’s Ellison Center for the Arts (ECA), private homes and the iconic DMF tent on the Millennium Town Green. 

In addition to multiple opportunities to enjoy the very finest chamber music in New England, performed by world-class musicians, DMF 2019 performances include a variety of music including jazz, 80’s, Americana, and other family-friendly concerts. The festival begins Sunday, July 14 with a pre-concert al fresco reception before the Overture Concert at the Ellison Center for the Arts.  The Overture Concert is sponsored by Wendy and Vince Spiziri.

Another highlight this season is the return of founding DMF faculty member and famed pianist Oxana Yablonskaya, an instructor at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, who will be celebrating her 80th birthday.  Audience members can look forward to hearing her perform solo and chamber repertoire on Sunday, July 14 and chamber repertoire on Monday, July 22 in a private Duxbury home.

DMF Tent Event weekend takes place Friday, July 19 through Sunday, July 21, and is sure to please all music lovers.  The DMF Tent is sponsored by Sheila and Richard Morse.  This year’s events include the 80’s on the Green with The Waves concert on Friday, July 19. This family-friendly concert features Duxbury residents Paul Casale, Ryan Stadelmann and Dan Joyce. Former Duxbury residents Mike Najarian and Eric Guy, as well as Rick Welch of Hanson, are performing with the band.  They will be performing hits primarily from the 80’s. Tickets are $20 adults and $5 for children under 18.  Mollie Baldwin Foley is generously sponsoring this concert.

On Saturday morning, July 20, Family Fest, sponsored by Brothers Marketplace, enchants the youngest music fans and their families with a musical event filled with familiar SSC ImagineARTS Band songs, interactive activities, lunch and more. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12.

DMF is excited about its new Saturday night tent event- Americana on the Green!  The July 20event includes a night with drinks, dancing and rock n’ roll with SSC faculty member Ed Sorrentino and his band. This new adult-only event will help raise funds for tuition assistance.  There will be a silent auction with items that include an Island Creek Oyster (ICO) Farm Tour.  Brothers Marketplace showcases specialty foods, and ICO is provides a raw bar. Tickets are $65 per person, which include a drink ticket.  Caitlin and Darren Humphreys, and Kathy and Warren Skillman co-sponsor the event.

Sunday in the Park, on July 21, featuring DMF faculty and students in recital, wraps up DMF Tent Event weekend.  Concert goers are invited to bring their picnic basket, enjoy wine concessions, and listen to world-class chamber music.  Sunday in the Park is free and open to the public, and is sponsored by Morgan and Greg Lamarche in loving memory of Barbara Lamarche.

On July 24, the DMF Winners Concert will be held at the Ellison Center for the Arts, with a wine tasting.  All That Jazz and DMF Farewell Reception sponsored by Lynn Dale and Frank Wisneski, are on Friday, July 26, featuring jazz pianist Elan Mehler. This is a wonderful evening celebrating the next generation of great musicians, our talented DMF students! 

Duxbury Music Festival is grateful to its many sponsors and donors including Mollie Baldwin Foley, Darren and Caitlin Humphreys/ Travel Sommelier, Kathy and Warren Skillman, Brothers Marketplace, Judy and Bill Gagnon, GagnonTAX, Wendy and Vince Spiziri, Marty and David Fuchs, Barbara and Fred Clifford, Morgan and Greg Lamarche, Duxbury Wine and Spirits, The Village at Duxbury, Lynn Dale and Frank Wisneski among others.

Widely embraced by the South Shore community, Duxbury Music Festival is a celebrated program for outstanding solo and chamber instrumental musicians.  It boasts over 200 volunteers and more than 2500 patrons each season, unrivaled in New England. The intensive chamber music program brings together world-renowned pedagogues, performers and aspiring young artists each summer, providing daily offerings of chamber music, student recitals, festival competitions, community-friendly family events, and faculty concerts. In keeping with SSC’s inclusive mission to provide access to exceptional arts education and performance…for individuals of all ages, backgrounds and abilities, DMF presents programs for all segments of the population to enjoy.

DMF is a program of South Shore Conservatory, with offices located at SSC’s Duxbury campus at the Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 St. George Street. For more information, follow Duxbury Music Festival on Facebook, call 781-934-2731 or visit https://sscmusic.org/dmf/


2019 Duxbury Music Festival Performance Schedule

Sunday, July 14

Pre-Concert Reception & Festival Overture Concert  

6 pm Reception, 7 pm Concert, Ellison Center for the Arts, $75

Sponsored by Wendy and Vince Spiziri

Tuesday, July 16

DMF Faculty Concert and Reception  

6:30 pm, Private Home, $125

Sponsored by Marty and David Fuchs

Wednesday, July 17

Festival Recital

4:30 pm, Ellison Center for the Arts, Free

Sponsored by Barbara and Fred Clifford

Friday, July 19

80’s on the Green with The Waves

7 pm, Family-friendly, Duxbury Town Green, $20/$5

Sponsored by Mollie Baldwin Foley

Saturday, July 20

Family Fest (Now on Saturday)

SSC ImagineARTS Band, interactive activities, food and more.  

10:30 am, Duxbury Town Green, $10/$5

Sponsored by Brothers Marketplace

Saturday, July 20

Americana on the Green

NEW EVENT benefitting DMF Tuition Assistance 

Drinks, dancing, Rock ‘n Roll 

7-10 pm, Duxbury Town Green, $65

Sponsored by Caitlin and Darren Humphreys/Travel Sommelier & Kathy and Warren Skillman

Sunday, July 21

Sunday in the Park 

DMF students and faculty in recital concessions available

5 pm, Duxbury Town Green, Free

Sponsored by Morgan and Greg Lamarche in memory of Barbara Lamarche

Monday, July 22

DMF Faculty Concert and Reception

6:30 pm, Private Home, $125

Sponsored by Barbara and Fred Clifford

Tuesday, July 23

Festival Recital 

4:30 pm, Ellison Center for the Arts, Free

Sponsored by GagnonTAX

Wednesday, July 24

DMF Winners Concert

Duxbury Wine & Spirits tasting

7 pm, Ellison Center for the Arts, $60

Thursday, July 25

Festival Recital

4 pm, The Village at Duxbury, Free

Sponsored by The Village at Duxbury

Friday, July 26

All That Jazz & Farewell Reception

Duxbury Wine & Spirits tasting

7 pm, ECA, $60

Sponsored by Lynn Dale and Frank Wisneski

DMF Tent is sponsored by Sheila and Richard Morse 

Sponsors as of May 24, 2019


Tickets at https://sscmusic.org/dmf/

Tickets for all events are available beginning June 1. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit https://sscmusic.org/dmf/, call 781-934-2731, ext. 23, or follow Duxbury Music Festival on Facebook.

About Duxbury Music Festival

South Shore Conservatory’s Duxbury Music Festival (DMF), entering its 14th season, is a celebrated program for solo and chamber music instruction and performance. Founded in the conviction that music profoundly and permanently enriches the human spirit, DMF is an intensive 17-day program that brings world-renowned instructors, performers and aspiring young artists together in one of New England’s most picturesque bayside villages, Duxbury, MA, located 35 miles south of Boston and 20 miles north of Cape Cod. For nearly three weeks each summer, Duxbury is abuzz with a variety of musical styles in venues ranging from the Duxbury Town Green to The Ellison Center for the Arts to beautiful private seaside homes.  DMF has tremendous community support, attracting over 200 volunteers and 2500 patrons each season.  DMF is headquartered at South Shore Conservatory’s Duxbury campus at the Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 St. George Street, Duxbury, 781-934-2731.  For more information, visit https://sscmusic.org/dmf/ or follow us on Facebook.

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.