South Shore Conservatory’s Duxbury Music Festival Chamber Concerts

The finest chamber music performed by world-class musicians

The winners of the 2018 Duxbury Music Festival in concert, courtesy image

McGRATHPR.com – South Shore Conservatory’s Duxbury Music Festival (DMF) celebrates its fourteenth season of chamber concert performances, from Sunday, July 14 through Friday, July 26, with nine chamber concerts in total.

The first concert is the Festival Overture Concert on Sunday, July 14, with an alfresco reception starting at 6 pm.  The concert begins at 7 pm at South Shore Conservatory’s Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 St. George Street, Duxbury. The Festival Overture Concert highlights the return of founding DMF faculty member and famed pianist Oxana Yablonskaya, performing solo and chamber repertoire.  It also features a piano trio by a Kiev born, American-Maltese Ph.D. mathematician, a suite for string orchestra by Norway’s supreme romantic composer, and a piano trio by the Argentinian master of the tango-nuevo. The Overture Concert is sponsored by Wendy and Vince Spiziri.

On Tuesday, July 16, guests will enjoy a DMF Faculty Concert in a private home with music by composers Mozart, Shostakovich, and Turina, performed by DMF string faculty and students. This event is sponsored by Marty and David Fuchs.

Sunday in the Park at Duxbury Music Festival on Duxbury’s Millenium Town Green,
Courtesy image

Sunday in the Park is a treasured tradition that continues this year under the tent at the Duxbury Town Green on July 21 at 5 pm.  It features DMF faculty and students in recital. Concertgoers are invited to bring their own 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.

A second private home DMF Faculty Concert is on Monday, July 22, and pays tribute to classical composers Beethoven, Thomas, Gordon, Rachmaninoff, and Barber. This concert is sponsored by Barbara and Fred Clifford.

On Wednesday, July 24 at 7 pm, the Winners Concert offers a wonderful evening celebrating the talented 2019 DMF students, our next generation of outstanding musicians. The concert features the winners of the 2019 DMF solo and chamber competitions. This event is at the Ellison Center for the Arts, and includes a Duxbury Wine & Spirits wine tasting. 

All That Jazz and Farewell Reception, sponsored by Lynn Dale and Frank Wisneski, is Friday, July 26, 7 pm,  featuring pianist Oxana Yablonskaya and jazz ensemble The Elan Mehler Trio. This event is sponsored by Lynn Dale and Frank Wisneski.

In addition, DMF’s three student Festival Recitals are free and open to the public. They take place on Wednesday, July 17 and Tuesday, July 23 at 4:30 pm at Ellison Center for the Arts, and Thursday, July 25, 4 pm at The Village at Duxbury.

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 & Spirits, The Village at Duxbury, Lynn Dale and Frank Wisneski among others.

The iconic Duxbury Music Festival tent, courtesy image

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. 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 and the complete 2019 Performance Schedule including the tent events 80’s on the Green with The Waves, Americana on the Green, and Family Fest, follow Duxbury Music Festival on Facebook, call 781-934-2731 or visit sscmusic.org/dmf/.


DMF 2019 Chamber Music Concert Series Events:

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

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

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 June 6, 2019


For tickets and the complete 2019 Duxbury Music Festival schedule, visit sscmusic.org/dmf .

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 sscmusic.org/dmf/ or follow Duxbury Music Festival 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.