NEWBURYPORT, MA — In light of the Excessive Heat Warnings issued by The National Weather Service, The Hillyer Festival Orchestra concert “A Night at the Opera” scheduled for Saturday, July 20 and Danielle Miraglia & The Glory Junkies concert scheduled for Sunday, July 21 at Maudslay Arts Center have been cancelled.
“It is with deep regret that we have cancelled the concerts,” Maudslay Arts Center Music Director Nick Costello said, “but the health of our audience and musicians must come first.”
The Maudslay Arts Center Summer Concert Series will resume with: Saturday concerts begin at 7:00 p.m. including Jonathan Edwards on July 27, The New Black Eagle Jazz Band on August 10, and Amanda Carr on August 17, and Sunday afternoon performances begin at 2:00 p.m. with The Hal McIntyre Big Band on August 11.
Maudslay Arts Center is located at 95 Curzon Mill Road, Maudslay State Park, Newburyport, MA . The concerts are held rain or shine, moving to the indoor performance hall adjacent to the patio when weather dictates.
Concertgoers are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner, which can be casual or as elaborate as a gourmet meal with tablecloth and flowers and whatever suits the patron's fancy. Delicious desserts such as seasonal cobblers, brownies, and Hodgie’s ice cream, and cold beverages may be purchased during intermission, all served by dedicated MAC volunteers, who continue to make this non-profit series happen.
Saturday performances start at 7:00 p.m., with gates opening at 6:00 p.m. Patio seating (tables and chairs) is $30.00. Groups of four or more are $25.00 each, while lawn seating (bring your own chairs or blankets) is $25.00. Children 12 and under are free.
Sunday performances start at 2:00 p.m. with gates opening at 1:00 p.m. General admission is $20.00 with open seating on the patio and lawn. Tables and chairs are provided on the patio. Special group rates may be arranged by calling 978-499-0050. Children 12 and under are free.
For an up-to-date summer schedule, to purchase tickets online, or for further information about the performers, visit the MAC website at www.maudslayartscenter.org. Tickets also may be purchased at the gate (check or cash only) or by calling 978-499-0050. There is no reserved seating. Gift certificates also are available.
The series is supported by The Newburyport Bank, dedicated MAC volunteers and patrons, and the staff of the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR). The Saturday evening performances are sponsored by The Newburyport Bank.