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
Wendy and Vince Spiziri
The Village at Duxbury

Sheila and Richard Morse

Francis R. Doran Insurance Agency

Shirley Amory
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 HOSTBoston Financial Management
Deb and Scott Casagrande
Mirbeau Inn and Spa at the Pinehills

Debbie Allinson
Sally and Lans Bouthillier
Motoko and Gordon Deane
Kathy and Bill Dixon
Sue and Lou Jannetty
Barbara and Morgan Lamarche
Mary Ellen and Peter Lawrence
Joanne and Richard Plank
Nancy and John Powell
Christine and Michael Puzo
Patricia and Wilfred Sheehan
Mary ad Jerry Steinke
Karen and Harrison Wehner

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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

falling leaves

Duxbury Music Festival Preview Concert and Reception

Leaves of Music to Color a Fall Afternoon:
Woodwind chamber music and Songs of Michel Legrand

While away an autumn afternoon with Duxbury Music Festival and South Shore Conservatory faculties as they explore the pathos of mythical Greece, the charm and effervescence of woodwind music written by a member of Les Six, a jazz-influenced piano trio of New Zealander Christopher Norton, and a wonderfully eclectic selection of songs of Michel Legrand and Alan and Marilyn Bergman.

Sunday, October 25, 4:30 pm
South Shore Conservatory, Ellison Center for the Arts
64 St. George Street
Tickets $50


Duxbury Music Festival Brick Donation Program

Duxbury Music Festival sincerely thanks the friends listed below for contributing $2500 or more to the 2015 Duxbury Music Festival's 10th Anniversary Season. In recognition of these leadership gifts, each donor will be receiving an engraved brick in the Ellison Center for the Arts walkway. The brick walkway unveiling will take place on Sunday, October 25th at a special event.

The DMF brick donation program will be extended throughout the next year. For more information or to make a donation contact Amy Schomp at a.schomp@sscmusic.org or 781-749-7565 ext. 19.

Alliance Bernstein Fund
Deborah Allinson
Shirley Amory
Lee & Jack Barlow
Sally & Lans Bouthillier
Jane Carr & Andrew Hertig
Barbara & Frederic Clifford
Mary Danner
Motoko & Gordon Deane
Kathy & William Dixon
Doran Insurance - Francis & Christina Doran
Mollie Dunn
The Fitzgibbons family
GAGNONware - Judy & Bill Gagnon
Patricia & Gerard Gastaud
Nancy Herndon
Donne & Frank Holden
Diane & Sherm Hoyt
Cordage Commerce Center - Miriam & Joseph Jannetty
Susan & Louis Jannetty
Linda & Gerald Jones
Marilyn & Stephen Kaszynski
The Village at Duxbury
Barbara & Morgan Lamarche
Mary Ellen & Peter Lawrence
Mead Witter Foundation
Merck Foundation
Sheila & Richard Morse
Joanne & Richard Plank
Nancy & John Powell
Cynthia & John Reed
The Safe Family Foundation
Pat & Wilfred Sheehan
Wendy & Vincent Spiziri
The Skillman family
Mary & Jerry Steinke
The Foundation for Creative Achievement - Eve Penoyer
Marcia & Abbott Vose
Karen & Harrison Wehner
Frank Wisneski & Lynn Dale

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!

Access DMF

For information about the accessibility of our venues, please contact DMF Director, Amy Schomp at a.schomp@sscmusic.org or (781) 749-7565 x 19.

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