May
14
Fri
South Shore Conservatory’s Performathon
May 14 – May 16 all-day

South Shore Conservatory (SSC) announces Performathon 2021, Friday, May 14 through Sunday, May 16. SSC students have the flexibility to perform either in-person on-campus or virtually.  Audiences can watch via a live stream that will happen on both Facebook and SSC’s website.

A marathon performance that takes place over the course of several days, SSC’s Performathon is a community fundraising event designed to engage students, families, and faculty in raising money to support the SSC Fund, which in turn supports funding for the robust student experience at SSC. It is an opportunity for students to help other students, working together to ensure that everyone across the South Shore has access to SSC’s exceptional arts education and performance programs.

“We are very excited to present Performathon 2021,” said SSC President Robert Cinnante. “While our format of delivery is different from previous years, the essence of this event remains the same. It is about students giving back to students, marrying performance and philanthropy, in support of the SSC Fund, which provides for important student and family initiatives, including but not limited to tuition assistance.”

Performances are varied, featuring an array of instruments, age groups, solo and ensemble repertoire.  The schedule as it currently stands is as follows:

Friday, May 14:  6-8 pm; Saturday, May 15: 10 am – 5 pm; Sunday, May 16: 12-2 pm, 3-5 pm

Where safety is SSC’s top priority, masks, social distancing and handwashing and sanitation protocols will be followed for all students performing in-person. All SSC activities follow the recommended guidelines of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the Office of the Governor, the CDC, and the Hingham and Duxbury Boards of Health.

Audience members, parents and friends of SSC are encouraged to lend their support by sponsoring a Performathon participant.  Donations and pledges may be made online at sscmusic.org/Performathon.

For more information on Performathon 2021, email Sarah Troxler s.troxler@sscmusic.org .  For more information on SSC programs (including information about tuition assistance) visit www.sscmusic.org.

About South Shore Conservatory

Having celebrated 50 years in 2020, South Shore Conservatory (SSC) is committed to providing access to music and the arts for South Shore residents. Recognized as a national model for arts education by the National Guild for Community Arts Education, SSC is the largest, nonprofit community school for the arts in Massachusetts, serving more than 4,500 students of all ages at two beautiful campuses in Duxbury and Hingham. Students participate in more than 50 diverse programs in music, dance and drama. With more than 100 exceptional musicians on faculty, SSC offers over professionally produced concerts and performances annually. Through innovative partnerships with schools, social services and community agencies throughout the South Shore, SSC brings music and the arts out to the community to enrich the lives of residents. Through its Creative Arts Therapies, SSC offers the benefits of music and the arts to people with developmental and emotional challenges. For more information, visit https://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.

Jun
9
Wed
Summer@SSC ~ Creative Arts Programs at South Shore Conservatory
Jun 9 all-day

SSC’s summer semester kicks off Wednesday, June 9

South Shore Conservatory (SSC) announces its summer of exciting educational programs, June 9 – August 31 at its Hingham and Duxbury campuses. Summer@SSC includes in-person, hybrid and virtual individual and group classes.

“We’re thrilled to be back in action with the opportunity for safe in-person programming,” said SSC President Robert Cinnante. “Students can enjoy a summer of learning with friends, while stretching their horizons in both new and traditional creative arts programs. We believe that we can offer students and faculty alike an enriching experience, while keeping their safety front and center.”

Early childhood summer offerings at the Hingham campus include four weeks of Conservatory Kids, which engages students ages 3-5 in fun artistic, academic, and physical activities both indoors and outdoors. From June 14-19, Full STEAM Ahead inspires students ages 5-7 to build, create, experiment, think and work together with science, technology, engineering, art and math.  Students ages 5-7 are also invited to join the Peace Reader’s Book Club, a literacy enrichment program where students take a deep dive into fun, engaging literature, from June 21-25.

SSC’s Flute Symphony, recognized as the largest ensemble of its kind in the country, returns to the Hingham campus on Wednesday evenings from June 16-July 28. Flutists of all ages and levels are invited to participate.

A Summer Music Festival student,
courtesy image

Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2021, SSC’s Summer Music Festival (SMF) offers woodwind, brass, percussion, and string students in elementary school through college the opportunity to perform in wind, band, orchestra, chamber, and jazz ensembles at the Hingham campus. Running from July 8-23, SMF 2021 features a number of exciting new initiatives including world premieres and new classes, all conducted in a safe environment that prioritizes smaller groups and outdoor rehearsals.

Middle and high school students can rock out August 2-6 with Rock Band Jam. Students have the chance to experience all the aspects of putting their own band together, including selecting music, composing and arranging, effective rehearsing, and useful stage presence tips. The program connects student rockers to perform their favorite tunes in a full rock band setting.

Families are invited to join in the fun of a Family Drum Circle with percussionist Ed Sorrentino on select Sundays at the Hingham campus.  Each session encourages teamwork and community-building, while having fun making in-the-moment music. No prior experience is necessary.

At SSC’s Duxbury campus, Piano Week invites pianists, ages 5-18 to explore the subject of music through the lens of the piano. The program explores music theory, music history, composition and songwriting, improvisation, and movement, as well as one-on-one lessons, group master classes, and performances.

SSC expects to add more programs, as well as performances, over the coming months. Learn more about South Shore Conservatory summer programs at https://summer.sscmusic.org/ or “Like” South Shore Conservatory on Facebook by going to https://www.facebook.com/SSConservatory.

About South Shore Conservatory

Having celebrated 50 years in 2020, South Shore Conservatory (SSC) is committed to providing access to music and the arts for South Shore residents. Recognized as a national model for arts education by the National Guild for Community Arts Education, SSC is the largest, nonprofit community school for the arts in Massachusetts, serving more than 4,500 students of all ages at two beautiful campuses in Duxbury and Hingham. Students participate in more than 50 diverse programs in music, dance and drama. With more than 100 exceptional musicians on faculty, SSC offers over 200 professionally produced concerts and performances annually. Through innovative partnerships with schools, social services and community agencies throughout the South Shore, SSC brings music and the arts out to the community to enrich the lives of residents. Through its Creative Arts Therapies, SSC offers the benefits of music and the arts to people with developmental and emotional challenges. For more information, visit https://sscmusic.org/.

Students enjoy Rock Band Camp, courtesy image

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.

Jun
19
Sat
Deertrees Theatre Open House and Psychic Fair
Jun 19 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Historic Deertrees Theatre, “Maine’s Most Enchanting Playhouse”, announces its 85th anniversary summer season of theatre performances and special events.  The quintessential performing arts venue, providing performing arts entertainment to the Greater Maine region since 1936, presents an eclectic offering for the summer of 2021, featuring an open house, theatrical productions, comedy and several fundraisers.  The season also boasts a concert series in its broadly scheduled summer, from June through early September, detailed at deertrees-theatre.org.

In keeping with its 85-year tradition of “rising from the ashes”, Deertrees Theatre once again ascends to offer summer entertainment and respite in its magical Maine lake village of Harrison.  The theatre has a long history of resiliency, enduring shutdowns during wars, disrepair, financial hardship and most recently, a global pandemic.  “We’re prepared to emerge celebrating the resiliency of the arts and feisty Mainers who eagerly anticipate rejoining friends and family,” shares Deertrees’ recently appointed Executive and Artistic Director Gail Phaneuf.

Open House and Psychic Fair

Saturday June 19, 12 noon to 4 pm, admission is $12, $30 for families of 4 or more

Deertrees 85th anniversary season kicks off with a multifaceted open house welcoming in the public to explore the theatre, its grounds and family-friendly activities.  Festival tents feature a magic show, psychic readings, children’s art-making activities.  Inside the theatre, guests are welcome to tour the facility, talk with a theatre historian, explore the art gallery, and enjoy live music in the Salt Lick Café.

Deertrees Theatre is committed to keeping its staff, performing artists and audience safe for in-person events and performances, adhering to official Maine venue guidelines, including staff Covid-19 training and compliance, sanitization, distancing, traffic flow, mask and reduced capacity protocols.  All staff, performing artists and crew will be fully vaccinated prior to performances.  For complete details on Deertrees’ safety guidelines, visit Deertrees Theatre Safety Guidelines.

For more information about Deertrees Theatre, to learn more about its wide variety or performances and programs, or to purchase tickets, visit deertrees-theatre.org.

About Deertrees Theatre

Founded in 1936 as an opera house, Deertrees Theatre was built on the site of an old deer run in the forest above the village of Harrison, Maine. Constructed of rose hemlock in the Adirondack style with hand carved fixtures and near perfect acoustics, the theatre has long been home to Broadway-quality entertainment.

Now listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, the non-profit Deertrees Theatre presents an eclectic offering of theatrical productions and comedies, family entertainment, and a variety of musical concerts during the quintessential summer theater season annually from late June through early September.  As a most active performing arts venue of the Northeast, Deertrees is home to the Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival on Tuesday evenings in July, The Backstage Art Gallery featuring the works of local artists, and The Salt Lick Café, offering cabaret acts, small bites, beer and wine.

Deertrees Theatre is located at 156 Deertrees Road, Harrison, Maine.  For more information, visit deertrees-theatre.org, email deertrees@deertrees.org, or follow Deertrees Theatre on Facebook.

 

Jul
5
Mon
Sound of Music Sing-a-Long
Jul 5 @ 6:30 pm
Sound of Music Sing-a-Long

Historic Deertrees Theatre, “Maine’s Most Enchanting Playhouse”, announces its 85th anniversary summer season of theatre performances and special events.  The quintessential performing arts venue, providing performing arts entertainment to the Greater Maine region since 1936, presents an eclectic offering for the summer of 2021, featuring an open house, theatrical productions, comedy and several fundraisers.  The season also boasts a concert series in its broadly scheduled summer, from June through early September, detailed at deertrees-theatre.org.

In keeping with its 85-year tradition of “rising from the ashes”, Deertrees Theatre once again ascends to offer summer entertainment and respite in its magical Maine lake village of Harrison.  The theatre has a long history of resiliency, enduring shutdowns during wars, disrepair, financial hardship and most recently, a global pandemic.  “We’re prepared to emerge celebrating the resiliency of the arts and feisty Mainers who eagerly anticipate rejoining friends and family,” shares Deertrees’ recently appointed Executive and Artistic Director Gail Phaneuf.

Sound of Music Sing-a-Long

Monday, July 5, 6:30 pm, tickets are $22

Enjoy a family-friendly evening of singing along to your favorite songs from Rogers and Hammerstein’s legendary film classic.  Don a festive costume and get caught up in the fun and music! Enthusiastically sing out or just listen along as the music bursts at the seams in our beautiful theatre!

Deertrees Theatre is committed to keeping its staff, performing artists and audience safe for in-person events and performances, adhering to official Maine venue guidelines, including staff Covid-19 training and compliance, sanitization, distancing, traffic flow, mask and reduced capacity protocols.  All staff, performing artists and crew will be fully vaccinated prior to performances.  For complete details on Deertrees’ safety guidelines, visit Deertrees Theatre Safety Guidelines.

For more information about Deertrees Theatre, to learn more about its wide variety or performances and programs, or to purchase tickets, visit deertrees-theatre.org.

About Deertrees Theatre

Founded in 1936 as an opera house, Deertrees Theatre was built on the site of an old deer run in the forest above the village of Harrison, Maine. Constructed of rose hemlock in the Adirondack style with hand carved fixtures and near perfect acoustics, the theatre has long been home to Broadway-quality entertainment.

Now listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, the non-profit Deertrees Theatre presents an eclectic offering of theatrical productions and comedies, family entertainment, and a variety of musical concerts during the quintessential summer theater season annually from late June through early September.  As a most active performing arts venue of the Northeast, Deertrees is home to the Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival on Tuesday evenings in July, The Backstage Art Gallery featuring the works of local artists, and The Salt Lick Café, offering cabaret acts, small bites, beer and wine.

Deertrees Theatre is located at 156 Deertrees Road, Harrison, Maine.  For more information, visit deertrees-theatre.org, email deertrees@deertrees.org, or follow Deertrees Theatre on Facebook.