BACH TO THE FUTURE
March 9, 2014
South Shore Conservatory’s amazing faculty pulls out all the stops as they celebrate Johann Sebastian Bach’s birthday in concert on Sunday, March 9, at the Ellison Center for the Arts in Duxbury. The sixth of seven Conservatory Concert Series (CCS) performances, Bach to the Future, led by Piano Department Chair Mark Goodman, features SSC faculty and students playing all Bach music on a mix of instruments, including harpsichord. The Conservatory Concert Series is generously sponsored by Boston Private Bank & Trust Company. Thanks to their support, admission to the concerts is free, advancing the Conservatory’s mission of expanding access to arts education and performance. CCS features the extraordinary talent of the Conservatory’s faculty. “Bach occupies such a special place for musicians that the faculty was lining up for opportunities to play in this concert,” says Goodman. “He has been called ‘the center of the sun and the man from whom all true musical knowledge proceeded.’ His Bach to the Future birthday bash will culminate in the first ever SSC performance of a full Brandenburg Concerto.” Faculty members performing include pianists Ed Broms, Mark Goodman and Paul Hoffman, flutist Donald Zook, oboist Elizabeth England, violinists MaeLynn Arnold, and Amanda Robert, violist Philip Rush, cellists Adele Carter, Michal Shein and Jeremy Harmon, bassist Chris Rathbun, and vocalists Lorna Jane Norris and Randy McGee. Following the performance, the audience is invited stay, enjoy some refreshments, and visit with the musicians to learn more about them. The final CCS concert, All in the Family, on April 27, features SSC faculty and friends who are related. For more information about CCS concerts and all Conservatory events, performances and programs, please visit www.sscmusic.org or follow us on Facebook. About South Shore Conservatory South Shore Conservatory, recently recognized as a national model for arts education by the National Guild for Community Arts Education, is celebrating nearly 45 years of enriching the lives of South Shore residents through music and the arts. SSC was founded as a not-for-profit community music school in 1970 and now has two beautiful campuses in Hingham and Duxbury. Currently serving over 3000 students of all ages and abilities, SSC is the largest community school for the arts in Massachusetts. Students participate in more than 50 diverse programs in music, dance and drama. Through innovative partnerships with social service agencies, SSC’s Creative Arts Therapies department supports the mental, emotional, and physical health of some of our community’s more fragile members. SSC’s Hingham campus is located at One Conservatory Drive, Hingham, 781-749-7565. SSC’s Duxbury campus is located at the Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 St. George Street, Duxbury, 781-934-2731. South Shore Conservatory is a member of the National Guild for Community Arts Education. SSC programs are supported in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. For more information call us, follow us on Facebook or visit www.sscmusic.org. 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.