Family Arts Festival
January 23, 2010
Experience all the fun offered at a free celebration of the arts! A free Family Arts Festival hosted by South Shore Conservatory will be held Saturday, January 23, 2010 from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. The event is open to the public, welcoming the area’s families to spend time together exploring art, music and dance at South Shore Conservatory, One Conservatory Drive, Hingham. Kicking off the morning at 9:00 a.m., a performance of “Are You My Instrument Family” will be offered. This lively story of a little violin, based on P.D. Eastman’s beloved book “Are You My Mother?” will give children a glimpse into the wide range of instruments available to young musicians. Immediately following the performance, from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m., children will have the opportunity to engage in a variety of activities, including: - Creative Movement Sampler - Suzuki Method Introduction - Arts Preschool and Kindergarten Open House - Dramatic Theater Games - Instrument Petting Zoo Admission to all of the activities is free of charge. Families will be welcome to tour the facility, meet the staff and learn more about the broad range of programs offered for children of all ages. For more information, call 781-749-7565, ext. 33, or visit www.sscmusic.org About South Shore Conservatory The largest community school for the arts in Massachusetts, South Shore Conservatory (SSC) incorporated in 1970 as a community music school in Hingham. In 1980, a second campus was established in Duxbury, and in 1996, moved to The Ellison Center for the Arts. SSC’s mission to enrich lives through a quality education in the arts currently serves more than 2,000 South Shore students of all ages and skill levels participating in over 50 programs. These offerings include individual lessons in most instruments and voice, an arts-principled preschool and full-day kindergarten, drama workshops, monthly recital and concert opportunities, and a variety of performing opportunities with chamber music, jazz, rock, wind, choral and percussion ensembles and our new youth orchestra. Ample facilities allow for professional rehearsal and performance space in studios and the state-of-the-art Jane C. Carr amphitheater. SSC also hosts the renowned Summer Music Festival, Duxbury Music Festival, the popular outdoor summer concert series Evenings Under the Stars; as well as performances by resident opera company Opera by the Bay. South Shore Conservatory is a full member of the National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts.