a program of

South Shore Conservatory

Kathy Czerny, SSC President
Stephen Deitz, Festival Director Amy Schomp, Festival Manager Kara Fagan, VP Institutional Advancement
Nancy Meredith, Box Office and Duxbury Campus Manager
Michelle McGrath, Publicity Services
Rick Assmus, Building/Grounds
Rich Fell, Piano Technician
Louis Gentile, Piano Mover

(as of April 15)

Mollie Dunn
The Foundation for Creative Achievement
Judy and Bill Gagnon
Diane and F. Sherman Hoyt
Mead Witter Foundation
Cynthia and John Reed
Lynn Dale and Frank Wisneski

Lee and Jack Barlow
Barbara and Fred Clifford
Nancy Herndon
Cordage Commerce Center,
Mimi and Joe Jannetty
The Village at Duxbury

Sheila and Richard Morse

Francis R. Doran Insurance Agency

Jane Carr and Andy Hertig
Judy and Bill Gagnon
Nancy and John Powell
The Village at Duxbury

Becky and Jim Garrett
Jane and Clark Hinkley
Diane and F. Sherman Hoyt

PREVIEW CONCERT HOST Boston Financial Management
Deb and Scott Casagrande
Inn and Spa at the Pinehills

Sally and Lans Bouthillier
Motoko and Gordon Deane

Christine and Michael Puzo
Nancy and John Powell
Mary ad Jerry Steinke
Karen and Harrison Wehner

complete list

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Welcome to Duxbury Music Festival

An intensive program for solo and chamber instrumental performance

10th Anniversary Season
July 17 – July 31

Stephen Deitz
Festival Director

A Trio of Trios from 1816 to 1990

The first string trio of Franz Schubert and the first piano trios of Sergei Rachmaninoff and Lowell Liebermann

Friday, May 15, 2015, 6 pm followed by a reception
Boston Financial Management
One Winthrop Square, Boston, MA

$40 represents a tax deductible gift to SSC
parking available at The Garage at Post Office Square
RSVP/Purchase tickets below or call 781.749.7565 x 19

Parking is available at The Garage at Post Office Square located at Zero Post Office Square, Boston, MA 02109, (617) 423-1430. The Parking fee is a flat rate of $9 which the guests can pay at the booth when parking.

Directions from Garage at Post Office Square to Boston Financial Management
Boston Financial Management's offices are an easy two to three minute walk from the Garage at Post Office Square. On leaving the Garage at Post Office Square, turn right and proceed west on Franklin Street past Congress and Federal Streets to Devonshire Street. Turn left onto Devonshire Street and continue approximately one hundred yards. Otis Street forks off Devonshire Street to the right; Boston Financial Management is located on the first floor of the five-story granite building at One Winthrop Square which is directly through the small park at the fork of Devonshire and Otis Streets.

Join Mirbeau Inn and Spa at the Pinehills For a DMF Preview Concert in Plymouth

A Trio of Trios from 1816 to 1990

The first string trio of Franz Schubert and the first piano trios of Sergei Rachmaninoff and Lowell Liebermann

Sunday, May 17 4 pm

followed by a reception Prepared by Henri-Marie executive chef, Stephen Coe Mirbeau Inn and Spa at the Pinehills 35 Landmark Drive Plymouth, MA

$20 represents a tax deductible gift to SSC
RSVP/Purchase tickets below or call 781.749.7565 x 19

Volunteer Meeting

Please join us for our annual volunteer meeting on Monday, May 18th at 9:30 am at the home of Karen Wehner, 322 King Caesar Road, Duxbury.  Come enjoy a cup of coffee and treats and hear about the 10th Anniversary Season of DMF and volunteer opportunities big and small.  To RSVP and for more information contact Amy Schomp, a.schomp@sscmusic.org or Karen Wehner, kbwehner@gmail.com.

Announcing Guest Artists for 2015

Duxbury Music Festival welcomes guest artists Oxana Yablonskaya, Dmitry Yablonsky and Janna Gandelman, violin. View Guest Artist biographies.


2014 Audio Highlights

Click a link below to listen to highlights from the 2014 season!

piano trio in recital

South Shore Conservatory proudly presents the DUXBURY MUSIC FESTIVAL, an intensive program for solo and chamber instrumental performance, unique to all of New England.

Founded with the knowledge that music enriches the human spirit and the belief that this enrichment endures in the lives of its participants, the Duxbury Music Festival is located in an idyllic seaside community, thirty-five miles south of Boston and twenty miles north of Cape Cod.

The Duxbury Music Festival is a 16 day intensive program for the study and performance of solo and chamber repertoire for undergraduate and graduate students and adult professionals. Festival Director, Stephen Deitz, has gathered to this historic and picturesque town a renowned faculty who offer chamber performances, as well as individual instruction and ensemble coaching.

Program Highlights sailing

A select group of approximately 20 students will participate in multiple private lessons and intensive ensemble coachings as well as a variety of daily performance opportunities. A generous allocation of time for daily practice ensures that students will have the opportunity to reap the benefits of their lessons and coachings.

The program includes: three 1-hour private lessons, four 1-hour ensemble coachings, 5 student recitals, four faculty concerts, solo and chamber music master classes, solo and chamber ensemble competitions, a Winners Concert, generous practice time, bayside room and board, numerous pool parties and barbecues, a sailing event on Duxbury Bay and excursions to nearby Duxbury Beach.

Audiences are invited to purchase tickets for the Festival's Opening Concert, the four faculty concerts and the Winners Concert. Performances will be held at the Conservatory's Ellison Center for the Arts, the Duxbury Performing Arts Center and in seaside homes or other private venues.

DMF Photo Gallery

Visit our Facebook page to view high resolution photo highlights from past seasons!

DMF Cookbook

South Shore Conservatory announces the publication of SOUND BITES, Duxbury Music Festival Favorite Recipes
Order yours today!

DMF 2014 Competition Winners

Solo Competition

Images II by C. Debussy
I. Cloches à travers les feuilles III. Poissons d'or
Hanna Song, piano

Gaspard de la nuit by M. Ravel
I. Ondine
Wanting Cheng, piano

Violin Sonata No. 5 in F Major, Op. 24 by L. van Beethoven
I. Allegro
Jae Young Bea, violin; Nicholas Dold, piano

Chamber Competition

Piano Trio No. 1, Op. 11 by C. Chaminade
II. Andante III. Presto leggiero
Lina Zhao, violin; Jacob Efthimiou, cello; Hanna Song, piano
Sponsored by Nan & John Powell

Piano Quartet No. 1, Op. 15 by G. Fauré
I. Allegro molto moderato
Caroline Cox, violin; Matthew Norman, viola; Alex Baker, cello; Wanting Cheng, piano

Circulo, Op. 91 by J. Turina
I. Amanecer II. Mediodia III. Crepusculo
Chaeyeon Lim, violin; Rachel Mills, cello; Nikita Zabinski, piano
Sponsored by Judy & Bill Gagnon, The Gagnon Group

String Quartet No. 3, Op. 18, No.3 by L. van Beethoven
II. Andante con moto
Chaeyeon Lim and Caroline Cox, violins; Mary Scripko, viola; David Skrill, cello
Sponsored by Jane Carr & Andy Hertig

Concerto Competition

Tzigane by M. Ravel
Caroline Cox, violin; Nicholas Dold, piano

Violin Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, op. 63 by S. Prokofiev
I. Allegro molto
Jae Young Bea, violin; Nicholas Dold, piano

Cello Concerto in E-Flat Major, Op. 107 by D. Shostakovich
I. Allegretto
David Skrill, cello; Nicholas Dold, piano

FRIDAY, AUGUST 1, 2014 7:00PM