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Mary Chapin Carpenter 160

Tickets on Sale Now!

The 2014-15 Season is announced with such artists as Mary Chapin Carpenter, Steep Canyon Rangers, classical guitarist Sharon Isbin and the St. Lawrence String Quartet.  Tickets go on sale Wednesday, July 23!  Click for a CALENDAR listing.



COMMUNITY EVENTS  New this year, take a look at our Community Connections concerts that are part of our Education & Outreach programs.



Featuring such esteemed jazz legends as Christian McBride and Kenny Barron, acclaimed genre-defying pianists like Donal Fox and emerging artists like Cyrille Aimee and Ali Jackson, the 3rd Annual Rockport Jazz Festival brings the finest jazz artists in the country to the intimate setting of the Shalin Liu Performance Center. LEARN MORE


Liz Longley

Enjoy a range of musical experiences in Cape Ann this summer from the jazz fusion band, from the Yellowjackets, to singer-songwriter Liz Longley and from jazz saxophonist/singer Grace Kelly to Liaisons, a concert of Stephen Sondheim’s works re-imagined through contemporary composers for the piano and performed by pianist Anthony de Mare. Also, enjoy two live theatre presentations of Tina Packer’s Women of Will.  LEARN MORE


Friday, July 25, 8 PM
Heritage Blues

Saturday, July 26, 8 PM

Sunday, July 27, 5 PM
Loudon Wainwright III

Thursday, July 31, 8 PM
Grace Kelly


Friday, August 1, 8 PM
Liz Longley

Sunday, August 3, 5 PM
Hot Club of San Francisco

Thursday, August 7, 8 PM
The Bad Plus Joshua Redman

Friday, August 8, 8 PM
Anthony de Mare
Liaisons: Re-imagining Sondheim from the Piano

Saturday, August 9, 8 PM
Martin Sexton

Sunday, August 10, 3 & 7 PM
Tina Packer’s Women of Will

Monday, August 11, 7:30 PM
Jeremy Denk, piano

Wednesday, August 13, 8 PM
Ali Jackson

Thursday, August 14, 8 PM
Cyrille Aimée

Friday, August 15, 8 PM
Donal Fox

Saturday, August 16, 8 PM
Kenny Barron Trio

Sunday, August 17, 2 PM
Swing Xing! with Bucky Pizzarelli

Sunday, August 17, 7 PM
Christian McBride 

Friday, August 22, 8 PM
The Kingston Trio

Saturday, August 23, 8 PM
Sunday, August 24, 5 PM
Tom Rush

Wednesday, August 27, 7 PM
Musical Tribute to John Sparks
Ghostlight Chorus & David Deveau, piano

Thursday, August 28, 8 PM
Friday, August 29, 8 PM
Paula Cole

Saturday, August 30, 3 & 8 PM
Capitol Steps


Thursday, September 4, 7 PM
National Theatre in HD: Medea

Friday, September 5, 8 pm

Saturday, September 6, 7 PM
Sharon Isbin, classical guitar

Tuesday, September 16, 7 PM
National Theatre in HD: A Streetcar Named Desire

Thursday, September 25, 8 PM
Joan Osborne

Saturday, September 27, 8 PM


Wednesday, October 1, 7 PM
Sowah Mensah, West African drummer (free)

Friday, October 3, 8 PM
Ryan Montbleau

Saturday, October 11, 12:55 PM
Met Live: VERDI: Macbeth

Wednesday, October 15, 8 PM
Arrival from Sweden-The Music of ABBA

Saturday, October 18, 10 AM (Location: TBD)
Harvest Festival: Make Your Own Instrument

Saturday, October 18, 12:55 PM
Met Live: MOZART: Le Nozze di Figaro

Saturday, October 25, 8 PM
St. Lawrence String Quartet

Sunday, October 26, 3 PM
Sphinx Virtuosi & Catalyst Quartet

Tuesday, October 28, 7 PM
National Theatre in HD: Skylight


Saturday, November 1, 12:55 PM
Met Live: BIZET: Carmen

Saturday, November 1, 8 PM
Lucy Kaplansky & Richard Shindell

Thursday, November 6, 8 PM
Steep Canyon Rangers

Sunday, November 9, 3 PM
Yale Alumni Russian Chorus and Yale Women’s Slavic Chorus

Sunday, November 16, 3 PM
Sergey Schepkin, piano

Thursday, November 20, 7 PM
ETHEL (free)

Friday, November 21, 8 PM
Saturday, November 22, 8 PM
Mary Chapin Carpenter


Sunday, December 7, 3 & 7 PM
Cape Ann Big Band

Saturday, December 13, 12 PM
Met Live:WAGNER: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Monday, December 15, 4:30 & 8 PM
A Christmas Celtic Sojourn

Saturday, December 20, 7 PM
Holiday Community Sing (free)


Sunday, January 11, 3 PM
Handel & Haydn’s Guy Fishman, cello & Ian Watson, fortepiano

Saturday, January 17, 12:55 PM
Met Live: LEHÁR: The Merry Widow 

Thursday, January 22, 7 PM
National Theatre in HD: Treasure Island

Saturday, January 31, 12:55 PM
Met Live: OFFENBACH: Les Contes d’Hoffmann 


Sunday, February 8, 3 PM
Boston Children’s Chorus

Wednesday, February 11, 7 PM
Opera 101: The Beginnings

Saturday, February 14, 12:30 PM
Met Live: TCHAIKOVSKY: Iolanta
BARTÓK: Duke Bluebeard

Wednesday, February 18, 7 PM
Opera 101: Opera’s Maleable Style, Baroque Responses

Saturday, February 28, 2-7:30 PM
Diploma in a Day

Saturday, February 28, 8 PM
Brentano Quartet


Wednesday, March 4, 7 PM
Opera 101: Opera’s Themes Expand: Classical

Tuesday, March 10, 8 PM

Saturday, March 14, 12:55 PM
Met Live: ROSSINI: La Donna del Lago

Saturday, March 14, 8 PM
Leo Kottke

Wednesday, March 18, 7 PM
Opera 101: Wagner, Verdi & the Exploration of Continuous Drama

Sunday, March 22, 3 PM
American Brass Quintet

Sunday, March 29, 3 PM
Brattle Street Chamber Players


Thursday, April 16, 7 PM
Harlem Quartet (free)

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



Rockport Music News

Jeremy Denk Re-scheduled Concert  is Now Available for Purchase!

Jeremy Denk, who had to cancel his June 29 concert, has re-scheduled for Monday, August 11 at 7:30 pm.  Ticketholders have been notified.  For concert details, click here.

Open Houses this Summer!

During summer months, we open the Shalin Liu Performance Center  for open houses 11am-12:30 pm several days a week.  Open House is cancelled today for July 25.  We apologize for the inconvenience.  Schedule does vary due to rehearsals and events, so click here for more details.


& Community

Rockport Music is dedicated to fostering an appreciation of music through accessible programs for people of all ages. Providing programs to students throughout Cape Ann, watch our education video (to the right) to learn more.

A Special Musical Tribute Concert for Trustee John Sparks who passed away in May is scheduled for Wednesday, August 27 at 7 PM.  Learn More

Youth Education Programs
Adult Enrichment Programs
Upcoming Concerts and Events


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