Nantucket Arts Council's annual springtime celebration of music honors Margherita Sutro, longtime Nantucket arts benefactor who was a founding board member of Nantucket Arts Council and one of the originators of the concert series. Since their beginning in 1976, Nantucket Arts Council concerts have brought notable musical performances to Nantucket during the island's quieter months, when live professional entertainment might otherwise be scarce to enjoy, especially for year-round residents and others.
The series is under the longtime artistic direction of Dr. Gerald R. Mack. Individual concert tickets are $30 for non-members, $25 for members of Nantucket Arts Council and The Dreamland. Local school student are admitted free. For details and tickets, call The Dreamland box office at 508-332-4822 or click here.
Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 4 p.m.
Internationally acclaimed musical prodigies from the honors program of New England Conservatory. The three members of the Trio Mirage, on piano, cello, and clarinet, will play Beethoven, Brahms, and more. With each already receiving international acclaim, the young trio includes pianist Alexander Beyer, cellist Sasha Scolnick-Brower, and clarinetist Somin Lee.
Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 7 p.m.
The six-man rock a cappella group Five O'Clock Shadow, featuring Nantucket native Caleb Whelden, returns for a concert after daytime sessions of performing and teaching in Nantucket Public Schools. The performance is a featured event during ArtWeek Nantucket, a celebration of local arts and culture by Nantucket Cultural District. This a cappella vocal group, six men with just microphones and amp bring to the stage orchestral harmonics and the excitement of a rock band. The evening performance follows the group spending a day in Nantucket Public Schools, sharing their creativity and art with local students.
Sunday, June 3, 2018 at 4 p.m.
Finally, Nantucket High School alumnae Greta Feeney, a soprano praised for her beautiful vocal timbre, performs vocal selections from the baroque era and opera, appears on Sunday, June 3. A past student at the Julliard School and formerly with the San Francisco Opera, Greta made her international debut with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. A baroque specialist, Feeney has performed as a soloist in some of the world's most prestigious concert halls including Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Concert Hall and with numerous chamber orchestras. The former executive director of Nantucket Music Center is part of Nantucket Theatre Institute at White Heron Theatre Company.