Scituate Cultural Council, a facet of Mass Cultural Council, is pleased to announce that our committee voted to award nearly $10,000 in arts and culture funding to 17 applicant organizations last night at our annual grant giving meeting. Applicants will receive award confirmation letters in about two weeks. Many thanks to all who applied!
The Satuit Band is a concert band which rehearses and performs from May through September. During the summer of 2019 (our 88th season) we performed eighteen concerts. Locations included Glastonbury Abbey in Hingham, 1000 Southern Artery in Quincy, Atria at Marina Bay in Quincy, Rockland at the Public Library, four concerts at the Bernie King Pavilion in Hull, Hull’s 375th Parade, Hingham’s annual Independence Day Parade and seven concerts in Scituate (three at Scituate Harbor, two at St. Mary’s Church one at Scituate High School and one at the Scituate Public Library). We also awarded $5500.00 in college scholarships to eleven student members of the band. It is our intention to continue to bring quality concert band concerts to the South Shore.
Saturday, April 25, 7:30 pm Sandwich High School
Tickets: capecodchorale.org or at the door
Sunday, April 26, 4 pm Scituate Performing Arts Center, Scituate High School
Tickets: http://www.choralartsociety.org/ or at the door
This exciting project joins Choral Art Society of the South Shore and Cape Cod Chorale, both directed by Danica Buckley. Together, the two choruses will present a program both musically and fiscally ambitious, one that neither chorus could manage alone. The program: rarely performed works by the Mendelssohn siblings, featuring Fanny’s Hiob (Job) and Lobgesang (Song of Praise). As a female conductor, it is important to Ms. Buckley that she feature works by a woman composer, a concept that is on trend. These beautiful works contrast with Felix' Die erste Walpurgisnacht, which is infrequently performed, and unlike most of his works, secular. Performances will be held at the Scituate PAC (Sunday afternoon, 4/26) and Sandwich High School (Saturday night, 4/25). The concerts will include approx.120 singers from the combined choruses, 5 professional soloists, and an orchestra of 32 members.
Every Memorial Day weekend, the North River Arts Society presents the Annual Festival of the Arts: a block-party-style celebration of our community’s collective creativity, set in historic Marshfield Hills Village. The Festival encompasses juried fine art & sculpture juried photography, juried artisans, live performances by musicians, dancers and thespians, plein air demos, a children's art tent, a giant puppet parade and delicious fare prepared by local chefs.
Treasure Hunts are designed for visitors, in grades K-12, to engage with the history of Plymouth Colony through the collections and interpretive resources of Pilgrim Hall Museum, the oldest continuous public museum in the US. K-2 beginning readers find and investigate the objects illustrated; simple drawing and interrogatory activities encourage close inspection. For 3-5 and 6-9 finding the objects is just the first step. Students then answer open-ended questions, such as deciding the comparative cultural value, meaning and utility of objects and historical presentations. The senior level, 10-12 (adult) involves students in a deeper understanding of Plymouth Colony including the experiences of English settlers and Wampanoag residents and the complexities of colonization. Participants draw conclusions about life in early Plymouth by comparing and contrasting documents with period objects.
The James Library & Center for the Arts will present Blue Heron on Sunday, February 23 at 3 pm. Winners of the 2018 Gramophone Classical Music Award for Early Music, Blue Heron comes to the James Library with an intoxicating afternoon of songs about Hope (Esperance), the allegorical character from the world of the Romance of the Rose who sustains a courtly lover through the thousand pains of lovesickness and teaches him to find delight instead of suffering. The program presents a complex of 14th-century songs that draw from each other’s words and music.
The James will present I Now Pronounce You Lucy Stone on Sunday, March 22 at 3 pm. Challenging discrimination is not easy; Lucy Stone was never one to take the easy road. The first woman from Massachusetts to earn a college degree, Lucy was an ardent supporter of human rights. Always fierce, her belief that women and men be equal was evident in both her political and personal endeavors. Her message inspired thousands to join the suffrage movement; even Susan B. Anthony credits Lucy’s impassioned speeches for her involvement. As a scholar, Lucy studied Greek & Hebrew, insisting that ancient scriptures had been mistranslated to objectify women. As a wife, Lucy refused to take her husband’s name, becoming the first to do so in the nation! In this fiery presentation, Lucy describes the tension of Antebellum Boston.
The Phil offers Scituate residents affordable family-friendly concerts throughout our 2019-2020 season. Service to the South Shore is our byword and we design our programs to appeal to a wide range of tastes and musical interests. We are an active community resource in and out of the concert hall. The season includes 3 classical concerts, a family concert, 3 Holiday and 2 Spring Pops and free outreach programs in South Shore elementary schools. Free concerts will take place on the Plymouth waterfront (July 4th) at the Hanover Y (July/August) .
South Shore Art Center (SSAC) Arts Festival will take place on the historic Cohasset Common, Friday, June 19 through Sunday, June 21, 2020. In its 65th year, the Arts Festival is the oldest annual outdoor art and craft show in the United States, a traditional destination for thousands of families from the South Shore of Boston and beyond. Presented by SSAC, the Arts Festival features a juried art exhibition, Members’ Show, Young Artists Show, artist demonstrations, children’s art activity tent and a marketplace of over 90 juried fine art and craft artisans. Over 400 South Shore artists participate. The Arts Festival Stage showcases many regional musicians.
CORSE has successfully operationalized music therapy through the South Shore Conservatory to serve our children with special needs in Scituate Public School’s Early Childhood Center through grade 12 in our Primary, Intermediate, Middle and High School substantially separate classrooms serving our intensive special needs population. The goal for music therapy is to provide children with an opportunity to explore, experiment and engage in ways to express themselves through different forms of communication (singing, instruments, movement). Songs and activities are correlated with classroom curriculum themes, providing children with the opportunity to build language, thinking and social skills through the music program. Over 13 years, we have grown the program to serve our intensive students with special needs throughout every grade.
TIC RAPPers, is a low-cost high-impact program thanks to the TIC volunteers who rehearse and perform the live radio theater in front of a local live audience on a quarterly basis at TIC. Each performance requires 12 hours of rehearsal plus 2 hours the night of the performance for set-up, live audience arrival and departure, the performance and broadcast production. The TIC RAPPers bring live theater to those who are vision challenged and would not have access to it otherwise.
Offered during winter and spring public school vacations, SENSEation Days offer visitors guided tours of Fuller exhibitions led by trained educators, up-close artist demonstrations, and hands-on craft activities in the Museum’s studios. As the Fuller marks its 50th anniversary as New England’s only museum of contemporary craft, we celebrate the importance of creating a welcoming environment for visitors of all ages and backgrounds to experience and to be inspired by craft. During SENSEation Days both kids and adults meet and learn from professional artists while watching them work. Then, they have the opportunity to create craft through guided, artist-led projects. This fun, friendly atmosphere encourages a positive experience with art and museum-going, encouraging future visits by new and diverse audiences.
website: : www.fullercraft.org
Random acts of poetry is paired with the First Friday Night of May and continues throughout the month to celebrate Nation Poetry Month. This event celebrate the written word with poetry. Local poets and aspiring poets summit poems based on a selected theme. The poems are then displayed throughout the harbor in Local business in time for First Friday Night. There is also a Open Mic Night where anyone can join in and read their work. Other events of poetry and readings happen throughout the harbor for the remainder of the month.
Shops and businesses open up to host local arts, crafts and music. First Friday Night in May from 5-9pm with additional events over the weekend.
Annual Holiday Traditions. Starts with the annual Holiday Wreath Contest, the gingerbread house display, and the first weekend of December, Horse drawn hair rides, carolers, hat decorating, artist. Holiday movies.
The South Shore Natural Science Center’s (SSNSC) Maple Day explores the cultural and natural history surrounding maple sugaring. Families enjoy the process from start to finish as they help tap trees for sap and then watch how it is boiled into syrup. The day includes scheduled woodland walks to participate in tree tapping, seasonally-inspired crafts, and numerous nature-based activities for kids and intergenerational families. Traditional craft demonstrators create using wood from maple trees. Vendors from local farms and maple sugaring organizations bring sweet treats as well as educational materials for learners of all ages. Members of the Wampanoag Nation bring cultural artifacts and discuss the importance of the Sugar Bush. In addition, they demonstrate Native American cooking over an open fire with maple sap. If snow, snowshoes are available for participants to try.
The Water Watch Lecture Series focuses on regional environmental, natural and cultural history topics with a major emphasis on human’s relationships with water resources and their ecosystems. The goal of the program is to provide high quality environmental education, bringing locally and nationally renowned scientists, writers, artists and historians to the South Shore of Massachusetts. This series, in its 27th year in 2020, is a collaboration among the North and South Rivers Watershed Association, Mass Audubon South Shore Sanctuaries and the South Shore Natural Science Center. The series is comprised of 8-9 lectures held at the Science Center on consecutive Wednesday nights from January through the beginning of March by knowledgeable content experts.