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Rockport Music's Shalin Liu Performance Center

37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966
Phone: 978-546-7391
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The Rockport Chamber Music Festival is underway June-July 22, so see the full listing of chamber music on our website. Also, this summer, we also have great folk, jazz & world music coming--from Arlo Guthrie and Ani DiFranco to Chick Corea Trio and Booker T. Jones. Find out more about the incredible diversity of music available online at our website www.rockportmusic.org.





TONIGHT, Tuesday, July 26, 2016
8:00 pm  
Trio features Grammy winning pianist with bassist Christian McBride and drummer Brian Blade
Thursday, July 28, 2016
8:00 pm  
"Booker T. Jones is one of the legends of soul music." The New Yorker
Friday, July 29, 2016
8:00 pm  
Vocalist of uncommon talent and spirit, sliding effortlessly between jazz, R&B, gospel, blues
Saturday, July 30, 2016
8:00 pm  
A genuine member of folk music royalty, he plumbs the depths of the America musical spirit
Sunday, July 31, 2016
5:00 pm  
A genuine member of folk music royalty, he plumbs the depths of the America musical spirit
Monday, August 1, 2016
1:00 pm  
James Levine conducts the first Live in HD performance of Mozart’s barbed romance.
Thursday, August 4, 2016
8:00 pm  
Tom Rush's wry, poignant songwriting made him a star of the 60’s urban folk revival
Friday, August 5, 2016
8:00 pm  
Tom Rush's wry, poignant songwriting made him a star of the 60’s urban folk revival
Saturday, August 6, 2016
8:00 pm  
"The Acoustic Living Room" with Grammy winning singer Kathy Mattea & guitarist Bill Cooley
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
8:00 pm  
The James Hunter Six remain one of the hottest soul acts in the world.
Thursday, August 11, 2016
8:00 pm  
Five time Grammy winner known equally for his composing as his trumpet playing
Friday, August 12, 2016
8:00 pm  
Pianist Harold Lopez-Nussa has an inventive, swinging Afro-Cuban style and jaw-dropping ability
Saturday, August 13, 2016
8:00 pm  
Hero of the Hammond B-3 organ he treads the fine line between pulsing soul jazz and greasy funk
Sunday, August 14, 2016
2:00 pm  
18-piece big band - graduates / students of Berklee School of Music and N. E. School of Music
7:00 pm  
Post-bop saxophonist with a unique creative voice and “a formidable presence” – Chicago Tribune
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
7:00 pm  
Alexa Tarantino and her Quintet, perform a free family concert some student jazz ensembles
FREE SHOW
Thursday, August 18, 2016
2:00 pm  
Jazz Masterclass: Improvisation
FREE SHOW
8:00 pm  
Johnny A. with Davy Knowles
Friday, August 19, 2016
2:00 pm  
Jazz Masterclass: Improvisation
FREE SHOW
8:00 pm  
Buckwheat Zydeco (Stanley Dural Jr.) remains zydeco music’s preeminent ambassador
Saturday, August 20, 2016
10:00 am  
FIVE PLAY - family concert with innovative arrangements of classic and contemporary standards
FREE SHOW
Thursday, August 25, 2016
8:00 pm  
From upbeat storytelling to touching ballads, he takes his audiences on a musical journey
Friday, August 26, 2016
8:00 pm  
From upbeat storytelling to touching ballads, he takes his audiences on a musical journey
Saturday, August 27, 2016
6:00 pm  
Grammy winner, Jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis with renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
Sunday, August 28, 2016
5:00 pm  
Known for traditional folk classics like “Tom Dooley,” and their trademark three part harmony
Thursday, September 1, 2016
8:00 pm  
“DiFranco is an exhilarating performer”- The Guardian
Friday, September 2, 2016
8:00 pm  
“DiFranco is an exhilarating performer”- The Guardian
Friday, September 9, 2016
8:00 pm  
Paul Galbraith’s playing was praised by Andrés Segovia as “magnificent.”
Friday, September 16, 2016
8:00 pm  
Ruthie Foster: blues, folk, gospel, and soul
Sunday, September 18, 2016
5:00 pm  
John Waite and the Axemen
Friday, September 30, 2016
8:00 pm  
One of the most revered folk artists of the 60’s, Tom Paxton continues to delight
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
7:00 pm  
The Audience features a multi-award-winning performance from Helen Mirren’s as Queen Elizabeth
Saturday, October 8, 2016
12:00 pm  
Sir Simon Rattle conducts his first Live in HD performance with Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde
Sunday, October 9, 2016
5:00 pm  
Acclaimed bandleader/composer Mehmet Ali Sanl?kol returns to Rockport
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
7:00 pm  
Helen McCrory returns to the National Theatre in Terence Rattigan’s devastating masterpiece
Friday, October 14, 2016
8:00 pm  
Crystal Bowersox has proven to be more than simply a gifted singer with soul and dreadlocks
Sunday, October 16, 2016
3:00 pm  
Trio con Brio Copenhagen is in great international demand performing around the world
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
7:00 pm  
A satire of Europe during the Roaring 20s, The Golden Age makes for a colorful & dazzling show
Thursday, October 20, 2016
8:00 pm  
Nina Ott has earned the reputation as an amazingly versatile and comprehensive player
Saturday, October 22, 2016
12:30 pm  
Simon Keenlyside makes his Met role debut as the unrepentant seducer in this award winning show
8:00 pm  
The Pasadena Roof Orchestra will be making its Rockport debut
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
7:00 pm  
The nature of good and evil are embedded within this thrilling classic gothic tale
Friday, November 4, 2016
8:00 pm  
Grace Kelly has hit more creative and commercial milestones than most established veterans
Saturday, November 5, 2016
8:00 pm  
Cheryl Wheeler has created a stridently devoted fanbase over a highly successful folk career
Sunday, November 6, 2016
12:30 pm  
Alexei Ratmansky invokes the genius of Shostakovich’s score at the Bolshoi
Friday, November 11, 2016
8:00 pm  
Takács Quartet plays with a unique blend of drama, warmth and humor
Sunday, November 13, 2016
5:00 pm  
The Capitol Steps have been poking fun at the D.C. establishment for over 35 years
Friday, November 18, 2016
8:00 pm  
Only 22 years of age, Hull is already considered one of the leading lights of roots music
Saturday, November 19, 2016
8:00 pm  
Díaz has already had a significant impact on American musical life and continues to do so
Sunday, November 27, 2016
5:00 pm  
Despite a career spanning five decades, Cavaliere remains at the height of his powers
Saturday, December 3, 2016
3:00 pm   Listen to Cape Ann Big Band
The Cape Ann Big Band has become one of the most sought after ensembles on the North Shore
8:00 pm   Listen to Cape Ann Big Band
The Cape Ann Big Band has become one of the most sought after ensembles on the North Shore
Friday, December 9, 2016
8:00 pm  
The New Yorker recently dubbed Dover Quartet “the young American string quartet of the moment”
Saturday, December 10, 2016
12:30 pm  
Kaija Saariaho’s yearning medieval romance L’Amour de Loin has its Met premiere this season
Sunday, December 11, 2016
3:00 pm  
BBR has quickly developed a reputation for excellence
Monday, December 12, 2016
4:00 pm  
With legends of music, song, & dance from the Celtic world and beyond poised to take the stage
8:00 pm  
With legends of music, song, & dance from the Celtic world and beyond poised to take the stage
Friday, December 16, 2016
7:00 pm  
Danced by the Bolshoi’s principals, E.T.A. Hoffmann’s fairytale staged by Yuri Grigorovich
Saturday, December 17, 2016
8:00 pm  
Get in the holiday spirit and join Rockport Music’s annual holiday community sing-along
FREE SHOW
Saturday, January 7, 2017
12:30 pm  
Met Music Director James Levine conducts Verdi’s early drama of Ancient Babylon
Saturday, January 21, 2017
12:30 pm  
Vittorio Grigolo & Diana Damrau reunite for a new production of the Shakespeare
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
8:00 pm  
Brooklyn Rider continue to draw rave reviews from classical, world, and rock critics alike
Sunday, January 29, 2017
12:30 pm  
In this resplendent and magical classic, the Bolshoi dancers take us on a dream
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
7:00 pm  
The big band performs music of the swing era with its characteristic and infectious swing beat
Saturday, February 11, 2017
12:30 pm  
A ballet of ultimate beauty and a score of unparalleled perfection born at the Bolshoi in 1877
Sunday, February 12, 2017
3:00 pm  
Christian Tetzlaff is internationally recognized as one of the most important violinists today
Saturday, February 25, 2017
12:30 pm  
Kristine Opolais stars in a new production of the opera that won her international acclaim
Thursday, March 2, 2017
7:00 pm  
Argus Quartet is dedicated to reinvigorating the audience-performer relationship
FREE SHOW
Sunday, March 5, 2017
3:00 pm  
A Native South Korean, Taeguk Mun is a decorated and world renowned cellist
Saturday, March 11, 2017
12:30 pm  
Sonya Yoncheva brings her acclaimed interpretation of the doomed courtesan Violetta Valéry
Sunday, March 12, 2017
5:00 pm  
Gary Burton & Makoto Ozone, make their Rockport debut with a much-anticipated duo outing
Saturday, March 18, 2017
8:00 pm  
The Irish upstarts have become one of the most in demand Celtic ensembles on the scene today
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
7:00 pm  
The Bolshoi takes on a new challenge resulting in intensity, brilliance and beauty
Saturday, March 25, 2017
12:30 pm  
James Levine conducts a rare Met revival of Mozart’s Idomeneo
Thursday, March 30, 2017
8:00 pm  
The Collective has become one of the most exciting and acclaimed groups on the jazz scene
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
7:00 pm  
This brand new production by choreographer Yuri Possokhov is a tragic poetic journey
Saturday, April 22, 2017
12:30 pm  
Anna Netrebko reprises one of her most acclaimed roles as Tatiana
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
8:00 pm  
For more than a decade now, the foursome has led a renaissance of vintage acoustic roots music
Saturday, April 29, 2017
8:00 pm  
Luca Buratto is a pianist of “fiery imagination and finesse"
8:00 pm  
Luca Buratto is a pianist of “fiery imagination and finesse"
Saturday, May 6, 2017
3:00 pm  
The Boston Children’s Chorus unites children ages 7-18 from diverse backgrounds
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
7:00 pm  
Simon Powis and Jacques Lee Wood have recently recorded their first duo album “Paperworks”
FREE SHOW
Thursday, May 11, 2017
8:00 pm  
Storm Large is an artist that scoffs at boundaries
Saturday, May 13, 2017
12:30 pm  
Strauss’s rich romantic masterpiece is conducted by James Levine and directed by Robert Carsen
 
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