South Shore Conservatory presents its 2024 Evenings Under the Stars series

Conductor Nick Palmer conducts the Plymouth Philharmonic

June 17, 2024 By South Shore Conservatory

South Shore Conservatory (SSC) announces its 2024 lineup of Evenings Under the Stars (EUS) performances at One Conservatory Drive in Hingham.  All performances are on Saturday nights in July.

Evenings Under the Stars kicks off Saturday, July 6, 7 pm with Transatlantic Rhapsody. Conductor Nick Palmer leads the Plymouth Philharmonic in a symphonic pops experience marrying the 100th  anniversary of Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue,” featuring piano soloist Victor Cayres, with Freddy Mercury’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.” SSC Youth Orchestra student musicians, conducted by Elijah Langille, join the Plymouth Philharmonic for a special side-by-side performance of Coleridge-Taylor’s “The Bamboula, Rhapsodic Dance for Orchestra.” Other highlights include John Williams’ “Liberty Fanfare,” and broadcast legend Ron Della Chiesa narrating Copland’s “Lincoln Portrait.”

On Saturday, July 13, 7 pm, artists from SSC’s Summer Music Festival and Duxbury Music Festival come out from under the stars to share the stage for French Connection, an intimate concert in Cox Hall on SSC’s Hingham campus. This collaborative program is comprised of French and French-inspired works, including Debussy’s sublime “String Quartet” and Martinů’s “La Revue de Cuisine,” written at the height of the Jazz Age.

Piano soloist Victor Cayres

On Saturday, July 20, EUS presents a family-friendly musical experience with Wild Symphony, an interactive children’s story by critically acclaimed author Dan Brown. This live intergenerational performance takes listeners inside the animal kingdom, detailing the adventures of Maestro Mouse and his symphonic friends. This performance marks the Massachusetts premiere of the wind version of the Wild Symphony.  SSC faculty artists perform in collaboration with members of Commonwealth Wind Symphony. Unlike other performances in this series which begin at 7 pm, this concert starts at 5:30 pm, with fun activities for the whole family  following the concert.

On July 27, 7 pm, SSC’s Jazz-Rock-Pop faculty artists present an electrifying evening with Jazz + Rock with Friends, in collaboration with the Summer Music Festival Jazz Ensemble, under the baton of Grammy-nominated conductor Aaron Bush.

South Shore Conservatory’s summer performances are presented with generous support from Phyllis Godwin, Granite City Electric, Ronald & Lena Goldberg, Deborah L. Allinson, W.B. Mason, and Tiny & Son’s Glass Co.

To learn more about South Shore Conservatory Evenings Under the Stars concerts, sponsorship opportunities, or to purchase tickets online, visit or find South Shore Conservatory on Facebook, Instagram, or YouTube

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