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Bill Harley Family Concert
February 6, 2010
Co-presented by South Shore Conservatory and Duxbury Performing Arts Center Storyteller/Songwriter Bill Harley will appear in a family concert on Saturday, February 6th at 3:00 p.m. at the Duxbury Performing Arts Center, 73 Alden Street, Duxbury. The two-time Grammy® award-winning artist will present songs and stories that paint a vibrant and hilarious picture of growing up, schooling and family life. The recipient of the Magic Penny Award from the Children’s Music Network and an NPR commentator, Harley has been deemed “…the best thing to happen to kids since tree houses,” by the Providence Journal. Entertainment Weekly labeled Harley “the Mark Twain of contemporary children’s music.” Harley began his work with children while still in college and released his first album, “Monsters in the Bathroom,” on Round River Records, the label he co-founded. Twenty-eight albums later, Harley’s work includes song and story collections in a diverse mix of world music, reggae, blues, folk, rock, jazz, doo-wop and more. In recent years, Harley has authored eight children’s picture books and two novels for gradeschoolers. Among his theater projects are “My Sarajevo,” a full-length play set during the Bosnian war, and “Stickeen,” a retelling of stories from the life of naturalist John Muir. With these substantial talents, Bill considers his real work to be applying these skills by encouraging his audience to see the world anew by experiencing "live art", honoring the emotional lives of children and adults and passing along a love of language and music. Tickets are $5 for children and $15 for adults and may be purchased by clicking http://www.sscmusic.org/concert_series.html#harley or by calling Duxbury Performing Arts Center at 781-934-7612. For more information, call South Shore Conservatory at 781-749-7565, ext. 20, 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, SSC branched out to Duxbury, where The Ellison Center for the Arts was purchased and established in 1996. SSC’s mission to enrich lives through a quality education in the arts currently serves more than 2,000 South Shore students at ages 9 months to 90 at all skill levels participating in over 50 programs. These offerings include early childhood programs, individual lessons in most instruments and voice, Suzuki instruction, an arts-principled preschool and full-day kindergarten, ballet and movement classes, drama workshops, monthly recital and concert opportunities, and a variety of performance opportunities with chamber music, jazz, rock, wind, choral and percussion ensembles and the Bay Youth Symphony (BaYS). Ample facilities allow for professional rehearsal and performance space in studios, recital halls and the state-of-the-art Jane C. Carr amphitheater. SSC also hosts the renowned Summer Music Festival, Duxbury Music Festival, and the popular outdoor summer concert series Evenings Under the Stars. South Shore Conservatory is a full member of the National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts. SSC’s main 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. For more information, please visit www.sscmusic.org .