Evenings Under the Stars - 2016
at the Jane Carr Amphitheater in Hingham
Welcome to the 20th anniversary season of Summer Spotlight, SSC’s outdoor concert series! Feel the warm breeze of a summer's evening, smell the intoxicating aroma of hot dogs cooking on the grill, run your bare feet through the soft grass of the lawn, and enjoy a leisurely glass of wine while listening to an Evenings Under the Stars performance. Come to hear something new – we've got a little something for everyone with contemporary programming that's fresh and new.
Audience members are invited to have light hors d’oeuvres and drinks prior to the concert, mingle with other guests and meet the performers at EUS pre-concert receptions.
Concerts take place rain or shine.
For information about accessibility and accommodations, please visit our Know Before You Go page.
EUS Saturday Evening Concerts
|Saturday, July 9, 7 pm
Evenings Under the Stars Festival Orchestra
presents Let the Celebration Begin!
with Nicholas Palmer, Conductor
Karen Ji, piano soloist
sponsored by Hingham Institute for Savings
Nicholas Palmer sponsored by Phyllis Godwin/Granite City Electric Supply Co.
Led by Maestro Palmer, the orchestra begins the celebration with a festive Shostakovich piece, with offstage brass, then continues with Beethoven’s sublime fifth symphony, followed by Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue featuring two-time SSC Concerto Competition Winner Karen Ji, piano student of HuiMin Wang. The pop-themed second half continues with An American in Paris (a true orchestra tour de force), the 1812 Overture, and of course, a rousing version of Stars and Stripes Forever.
Celebrate EUS with champagne and special guests!
Karen Ji performing Rhapsody In Blue in recital at SSC with teacher HuiMin Wang.
|Saturday, July 16, 7 pm
A Celtic Sojourn: Roots and Branches
with WGBH radio's Brian O'Donovan
sponsored by Deborah Allinson
As SSC's Evenings Under the Stars (EUS) celebrates its 20th anniversary season, WGBH's A Celtic Sojourn with Brian O'Donovan celebrates the roots and branches of Celtic music at EUS, with 2015 World Irish Dancing Championship winners The Miller Family, guitarist Robbie O'Connell with fiddler Rose Clancy, Cat and the Moon, flutist/vocalist Nuala Kennedy with guitarist John Doyle, and Piper Joey Abarta. O'Donovan curates and hosts this range of traditional and contemporary artists from around the Celtic World in what promises to be a highlight in the series, and a highlight of the summer's Celtic calendar in New England.
|Saturday, July 23, 7 pm
The Big Swing: The Music of the Swing Era
sponsored by Jane Carr and family
Trumpeter Rob Reustle leads SSC's JRP faculty performers as they present the unforgettable music of the Big Swing era, with a special focus on the spectacular 30’s and 40’s. This 10-piece band takes us down memory lane with the music of swing greats such as Glen Miller, Benny Goodman, Cab Calloway, Fletcher Henderson, Hoagy Carmichael, Bunny Berrigan, and others. Dancing on the lawn is encouraged!
|Saturday, July 30, 7 pm
A Grand Night for Singing: The Music of Rodgers and Hammerstein
sponsored by Dorothy Palmer
SSC’s voice faculty performers feature the unforgettable, toe-tapping tunes from Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein musicals such as Oklahoma, Carousel, State Fair, Allegro, South Pacific, The King and I, Me and Juliet, Pipe Dream, Cinderella, Flower Drum Song and the Sound of Music. Experience the vibrant music and witty lyrics from a time considered the “golden age” of musical theatre.
Subscriptions include admission to pre-concert receptions and onsite parking.
|Pavilion @ $240||Lawn @ $180|
Directions: From Route 3 take Exit 14 to Route 228 and proceed north toward Nantasket, crossing Rt. 53. Go three miles to traffic light at High/Free Street. Turn left on High. Take first right on Cross St. (which becomes New Bridge St.). At end of New Bridge, turn right on Fort Hill St. Go approx. 1 mile to Hingham School Bus Depot on left across from the train station. Look for Evenings Under the Stars parking sign.
Saturday parking is at the Hingham School Bus Depot, 19 Fort Hill St. Shuttle buses provide transportation to and from the Carr Amphitheater at South Shore Conservatory. Shuttle bus service from the Hingham Bus Depot begins at 5:30 pm. The last bus leaves the bus depot at 6:55 pm.
Handicapped and Wednesday morning parking is on Conservatory grounds. After right turn onto Fort Hill St., take immediate left on Charles Everett Way and follow signs to SSC. Handicapped parking for those with HP plates or placards only. If you require special arrangements, please call the box office at least three days in advance.
Handicapped Parking is available for our guests with HP placards/plates. There are a limited number of HP spaces available. Please call the box office (781-749-7565 x 22) at least 24 hours ahead to reserve your spot. There is a drop-off area for those guests who may require mobility assistance.
Join us as we celebrate 20 fantastic years!
|Announcement - June 2015: SSC's Jane Carr Amphitheater completely updated its sound and lighting systems. Funding for this project has been provided by the Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund, a program of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, administered through a collaborative arrangement between MassDevelopment and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. SSC is grateful to the individuals who generously donated the matching funds required as part of this grant.|
Help South Shore Conservatory put on a show! Volunteer as an EUS usher, work the concession stand, help at the box office or take pictures. Bring old friends, meet new ones and take in a fabulous evening of music.
Receive a complimentary lawn ticket and onsite parking for each concert at which you volunteer!
Contact Beth MacLeod Largent for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org or 781-749-7565 x. 20.