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The 34th Rockport Chamber Music Festival starts on June 5 with concerts from pianists Peter Serkin and Marc-Andre Hamelin to the Escher Quartet (pictured) and Anonymous 4, so take a look at all the wonderful concert offerings this summer by visiting our CLASSICAL LISTING.  Subscriptions are available and Single Ticket sales start today!




This Spring, come hear the best of jazz, folk and world music!  In May, the Shalin Liu Performance Center will host singer-songwriter Edwin McCain, the amazing Celtic group Solas as well as comedian Colin Quinn.  Summer subscriptions are on sale now, visit our JAZZ, FOLK, POP & WORLD CONCERT LISTING for all the incredible concerts coming this summer, like Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn (pictured)!




Due to popular demand, on Sunday, April 26, Rockport Music will present an encore showing of the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD presentation of the tremendous double-bill Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci.  This month, watch the Stratford Shakespeare Festival’s production of King John.  The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD 2015-16 Season is announced.  Tickets will go on sale in late July.


Saturday, April 25, 12:30 PM
Met Live: MASCAGNI: Cavalleria Rusticana

Saturday, April 25, 8 PM
Guest Presentation: James Hunter Six

Sunday, April 26, 7 PM
Met Live in HD: Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci


Friday, May 1, 7 PM
Guest Presentation: Honors Youth Choir of Chorus North Shore

Sunday, May 3, 3 PM
Guest Presentation: Handy-Anderson Duo

Thursday, May 7, 8 PM
Friday, May 8, 8 PM
Guest Presentation: Miranda Russell

Saturday, May 9, 4 PM
Boston Children’s Chorus

Thursday, May 14, 7 PM
National Theatre: Man and Superman

Friday, May 15, 8 PM
Edwin McCain

Saturday, May 16, 12 PM
Family Concert: Triton Brass

Saturday, May 16, 8 PM
Colin Quinn

Thursday, May 21, 7 PM
Stratford Festival: Antony and Cleopatra

Thursday, May 28, 5:30 PM
Guest Presentation: 50 Years of Community Action Celebration

Saturday, May 30, 4&8 PM


Friday, June 5, 6 PM
Opening Night Gala: Yo-Yo Ma, cello

Saturday, June 6, 8 PM
Shanghai Quartet

Sunday, June 7, 5 PM
Shanghai Quartet with David Deveau, piano

Tuesday, June 9, 7:30 PM
In Mo Yang, violin

Wednesday, June 10, 7 PM
Meet the Author: Bonnie Marsden
Location: Rockport Public Library

Thursday, June 11, 8 PM
An Evening of French Music

Friday, June 12, 8 PM
A Schubertiade Evening

Saturday, June 13, 8 PM
Art & Music: Boston Trio

Sunday, June 14, 5 PM
Russell Sherman, piano

Tuesday, June 16, 7 PM
Masterclass: Anne Martindale Williams, cello

Thursday, June 18, 2 PM
Open Rehearsal: Deveau-Cardenes-Williams Trio

Thursday, June 18, 8 PM
Deveau-Cardenes-Williams Trio

Friday, June 19, 8 PM
Jupiter Quartet

Saturday, June 20, 10 AM
Family Concert: Jupiter Quartet

Saturday, June 20, 8 PM
Marc-André Hamelin, piano

Sunday, June 21, 5 PM
Jupiter Quartet with David Deveau, Andrés Cárdenes & Anne Martindale Williams

Tuesday, June 23, 7:30 PM
Matthew Aucoin, piano & Friends

Thursday, June 25, 8 PM
Boston Symphony Chamber Players with Emanuel Ax, piano

Friday, June 26, 8 PM
Emmanuel Music & Andrew Rangell, piano

Saturday, June 27, 8 PM
Peter Serkin & Julia Hsu, duo-piano

Sunday, June 28, 5 PM
Cuarteto Latinoamericano


Sunday, July 5, 8 PM New Time!
Pokey LaFarge

Tuesday, July 7, 7:30 PM
Cicely Parnas, cello

Wednesday, July 8, 8 PM
Tommy Castro

Thursday, July 9, 8 PM
Anonymous 4

Friday, July 10, 8 PM
Richard Stoltzman, clarinet, Yehudi Wyner, piano & David Deveau, piano

Saturday, July 11, 8 PM
Escher Quartet with Gilles Vonsattel, piano

Sunday, July 12, 5 PM
Escher Quartet with Carol Wincenc, flute

Thursday, July 16, 7 PM
National Theatre in HD: Everyman

Friday, July 17, 8 PM

Wednesday, July 21, 8 PM
Rhiannon Giddens

Thursday, July 23, 8 PM
Friday, July 24, 8 PM
Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn

Sunday, July 26, 5 PM
Martin Sexton

Thursday, July 30, 8 PM
Friday, July 31, 8 PM
Paula Cole


Saturday, August 1, 8 PM
Benjamin Grosvenor, piano

Friday, August 7, 8 PM
The Kingston Trio

Sunday, August 9, 3 PM
Guest Presentation: Jonathan Miller, cello

Tuesday, August 11, 8 PM
Rickie Lee Jones

Wednesday, August 12, 8 PM
A.J. Croce

Thursday, August 13, 2 PM
Jazz Workshop: Improvisation

Thursday, August 13, 8 PM

Friday, August 14, 2 PM
Jazz Masterclass: Skip Hadden, drums

Friday, August 14, 8 PM
Alicia Olatuja

Saturday, August 15, 10 AM
Family Concert: Alexa Tarantino Jazz Quintet

Saturday, August 15, 3 PM
Joey Alexander Trio

Saturday, August 15, 8 PM
Sean Jones Quintet

Sunday, August 16, 2 PM
Julian Lage Trio

Sunday, August 16, 7 PM
Anat Cohen Quartet

Wednesday, August 19, 8 PM
Chris Smither

Thursday, August 20, 8 PM
Howie Day

Friday, August 21, 8 PM
Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas

Saturday, August 22, 8 PM
Sunday, August 23, 5 PM
Livingston Taylor

Thursday, August 27, 8 PM
Guy Mendilow Ensemble

Friday, August 28, 8 PM
Saturday, August 29, 8 PM
Tom Rush

Sunday, August 30, 7 PM
Cape Ann Big Band


Friday, September 11, 8 PM
Saturday, September 12, 8 PM
Judy Collins

Wednesday, September 23, 8 PM
Joan Armatrading


Saturday, October 3, 12;55 PM
Met Opera in HD: Il Trovatore

Thursday, October 15, 7 PM
National Theatre in HD: Hamlet

Saturday, October 17, 12:55 PM
Met Opera in HD: Otello

Saturday, October 31, 12 PM
Met Opera in HD: Tannhäuser


Saturday, November 21, 12:30 PM
Met Opera in HD: Lulu


Saturday, January 16, 12:55 PM
Met Opera in HD: Les Pêcheurs de Perles  

Saturday, January 30, 12:55 PM
Met Opera in HD: Turandot 


Saturday, March 5, 12:55 PM
Met Opera in HD: Manon Lescaut


Saturday, April 2, 12:55 PM
Met Opera in HD: Madama Butterfly

Saturday, April 16, 12:55 PM
Met Opera in HD: Roberto Devereux

Saturday, April 30, 12:55 PM
Met Opera in HD: Elektra


Rockport Music News


The 34th Rockport Chamber Music Festival brings world-class pianists Marc-André Hamelin, Emanuel Ax, Benjamin Grosvenor, as well as the Jupiter and Shanghai quartets.  FESTIVAL DETAILS  The Summer at Rockport concerts of folk and pop include banjo superstars Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn to singer-songwriter Livingston Taylor.  The 4th Annual Rockport Jazz Festival includes rising young stars such as jazz vocalist Alicia Olatuja and the 12 year old jazz pianist Joey Alexander to jazz greats like drummer Steve Gadd and marimbist Mika Stoltzman in Mikarimba.  JAZZ, FOLK & POP DETAILS


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