SSC’s Coffee Break Concert Series Presents The Elan Mehler Trio

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McGRATHPR.com – South Shore Conservatory’s (SSC) Coffee Break Concert Series (CBCS) presents The Elan Mehler Trio the fourth of six performances of its 2017/2018 season, on Tuesday, February 27, 11 am at SSC’s Ellison Center for the Arts at 64 St. George Street in Duxbury.  Sponsored by The Village at Duxbury, all CBCS performances are free and open to the public.

The Elan Mehler Trio features a collision of jazz, cabaret and burlesque presented by a one-of-a-kind group of artists.   Featuring Elan Mehler, piano, Simon Wilson, bass, and Dor Herskovits, drums, the trio will showcase well known jazz standards with a twist!

SSC pianist Elan Mehler has performed across Europe, including live performances on BBC London and Radio 1, headlining at London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall and appearances at major festivals such as the Brecon Jazz Festival, the Hay Festival, Sete Worldwide Festival and the North Sea Jazz Festival.  He has released five records internationally.  For the Dutch Classical and Jazz label Challenge Records, Elan released “Being There, Here” a trio record in 2012, and his first solo record “Early Sunday Morning”, released in 2014.  His three records for Gilles Peterson’s London based label Brownswood are “Scheme For Thought” 2007, “The After Suite” 2009 and “Half Seas Over” (with Adam McBride-Smith) 2010.   All five records have had substantial airplay in major markets worldwide.  He joined SSC’s faculty in 2015.

Casual in nature with a “come as you are” intimate atmosphere, these free performances include complimentary coffee, tea, water, light snacks and fruit to enjoy during the concert. Last year’s Coffee Break concerts were often standing room only, so audience members are encouraged to arrive at 10:30 am for a short 10:45 am overview of the performance and 11 am concert. Performances are one hour in length without intermission.  After the performance audience members are invited to stay and meet the performers.

Other performances in the 2017/18 season Old Timey Swing Songs on March 27, and Around the World in Song on April 24.

South Shore Conservatory is committed to being an organization that welcomes the widest range of audience members possible – removing barriers to participation and welcoming everyone in, regardless of ability. Its campuses are wheelchair accessible.  For more detailed information about accessibility, please visit SSC’s Know Before You Go page.

For more information contact Anne Smith at 781-452-7455, ext. 210 or a.smith@sscmusic.org.  To learn more about SSC programs and performances, visit www.sscmusic.org or follow South Shore Conservatory on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram.

About South Shore Conservatory

South Shore Conservatory (SSC) has been providing access to and enriching the lives of South Shore residents through music and the arts for over 45 years. Recognized as a national model for arts education by the National Guild for Community Arts Education, SSC is the largest not-for-profit, community school for the arts in Massachusetts, serving over 4,000 students of all ages and abilities at its two beautiful campuses and in partnership with schools, and social service and community agencies throughout the South Shore.

Students participate in more than 50 diverse programs in music, dance and drama, with performance playing an important role in overall education. With more than 100 exceptional musicians on faculty, SSC offers 30 professionally produced concerts annually.  Through innovative partnerships, SSC’s Creative Arts Therapies department supports the mental, emotional, and physical health of some of our community’s underserved members, and the ImagineARTS program strengthens pre-reading skills for young learners in Brockton Schools through integrated music and dramatic play.

SSC’s campuses are located at One Conservatory Drive, Hingham, (781-749-7565), 64 St. George Street, Duxbury (781-934-2731), and 135 Webster Street, Hanover (781) 421-6162. SSC programs are supported in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. For more information call us, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram, or visit www.sscmusic.org.

In keeping with SSC’s inclusive mission to provide access to quality education in the arts for all, the Conservatory offers programs for all segments of the population to enjoy, regardless of age, ability, geography, and financial means.  Furthermore, South Shore Conservatory admits students and families of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. 

 

 

 

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