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The Rockport Chamber Music Festival, June 6–July 13, opens with a performance by the Grammy Award-winning Emerson String Quartet.  This year’s Festival brings to Cape Ann the finest in chamber music from the award-winning male a cappella ensemble Chanticleer to pianist Jeremy Denk plus many Festival favorites. LEARN MORE


Christian McBride

Featuring such esteemed jazz legends as Christian McBride and Kenny Barron to emerging artists as Cyrille Aimee, Donal Fox 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



Enjoy a range of musical experiences in Cape Ann this summer from the jazz fusion band, the Yellowjackets to the Americana duo Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas to the gypsy jazz of Hot Club of San Francisco  and humor of the Capitol Steps. New additions like Del McCoury and Martin Sexton just announced.  LEARN MORE


Thursday, April 17, 8 PM
An Evening with Jon Anderson
The Voice of Yes

Saturday, April 19, 7:30 PM
Guest Presentation:
Music by the Sea/Parma Music Festival

Saturday, April 26, 12:55 PM & 7 PM
Met Opera in HD: Così fan tutte


Thursday, May 1, 7 PM
Berklee World Strings (free)

Friday, May 2, 7 PM
Guest Presentation:
Honors Youth Choir of Chorus North Shore

Sunday, May 4, 3 PM
Guest Presentation:
Trevor Handy, cello
& Bonnie Anderson, piano

Thursday, May 8,  8 PM
Friday, May 9,  8 PM
Guest Presentation:
Miranda Russell

Saturday, May 10, 12:55 PM
Met Opera in HD: La Cenerentola

Saturday, May 10, 8 PM
Suzy Bogguss

Tuesday, May 13, 7:30 PM
The Changing Language of Artistic Expression (free)
Stephen Bates, clarinet & Bonnie Anderson, piano

Thursday, May 15, 8 PM
Friday, May 16, 8 PM
1964: The Tribute

Saturday, May 17, 12 PM
Wenham Street Brass (free)

Saturday, May 17, 8 PM
Cheryl Wheeler & Melissa Ferrick

Thursday, May 22, 7 PM
National Theatre (HD): King Lear

Friday, May 23, 8 PM
Gary Hoey Band

Thursday, May 29, 7 PM
National Theatre (HD):
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time              

Friday, May 30, 8 PM
Ottmar Liebert with Luna Negra


Sunday, June 1, 3 PM
Boston Children’s Chorus

Friday, June 6, 7 PM
Opening Night Gala: Emerson String Quartet

Saturday, June 7, 8 PM
Stefan Jackiw, violin & Anna Polonsky, piano

Sunday, June 8, 5 PM
David Finckel, cello & Wu Han, piano

Tuesday, June 10, 8 PM

Thursday, June 12, 8 PM
Borromeo Quartet with Laurence Lesser, cello

Friday, June 13, 1 PM
Masterclass: Andrés Cárdenes, violin (free)

Friday, June 13, 8 PM
Charlie Albright, piano

Saturday, June 14, 10 AM
Family Concert: Inkas Wasi (free)

Saturday, June 14, 8 PM
David Deveau & Friends

Sunday, June 15, 5 PM
Parker Quartet with Tom van Dyck, bass

Monday, June 16, 7 PM
National Theatre (HD): A Small Family Business

Tuesday, June 17, 8 PM
Neave Trio

Thursday, June 19, 8 PM
Joyce Yang, piano

Friday, June 20, 8 PM
Schubertiade Evening

Saturday, June 21, 8 PM
Shanghai Quartet

Sunday, June 22, 5 PM
Shanghai Quartet with Wendy Chen, piano

Tuesday, June 24, 8 PM
Daria Rabotkina, piano

Thursday, June 26, 8 PM
Claremont Trio

Friday, June 27, 3 PM
Open Rehearsal: Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Ensemble (free)

Friday, June 27, 8 PM
Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Ensemble

Saturday, June 28, 2 PM
Next Generation Recital (free)

Saturday, June 28, 8 PM
Boston Symphony Chamber Players

Sunday, June 29, 5 PM
Jeremy Denk, piano


Tuesday, July 1, 8 PM
Wednesday, July 2, 8 PM
Livingston Taylor

Saturday, July 5, 8 PM
Zappa Plays Zappa

Sunday, July 6, 5 PM
Richard Stoltzman, clarinet &
Mika Yoshida Stoltzman, marimba

Monday, July 7, 7 PM
FILM: Clash of the Wolves (free)

Tuesday, July 8, 8 PM
Donald Sinta Saxophone Quartet

Thursday, July 10, 8 PM
Calder Quartet with Marcus Thompson, viola

Friday, July 11, 5 & 8 PM

Saturday, July 12, 10 AM
Bohemian Quartet (free)

Saturday, July 12, 8 PM
Calder Quartet 

Sunday, July 13, 5 PM
Imani Winds

Thursday, July 17, 8 PM
Kathy Mattea

Friday, July 18, 8 PM
Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas

Sunday, July 20, 5 PM
Del McCoury Band

Monday, July 21, 7 PM
FILM: A Walk Into the Sea:
Danny Williams and the Warhol Factory

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

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

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

Saturday, August 30, 3 & 8 PM
Capitol Steps



Rockport Music News

Summer Single Concert Tickets Now On Sale!

Buy your TICKETS today for the Rockport Chamber Music Festival, Rockport Jazz Festival and Summer at Rockport concerts!


New Events Just Added

Martin Sexton | Del McCoury Band | Liz Longley | Grace Kelly | Tina Packer’s Women of Will

Host your corporate meeting, reception or recording at the Shalin Liu Performance Center! LEARN MORE

& 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.

Youth Education Programs
Adult Enrichment Programs
Upcoming Concerts and Events


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Shalin Liu Performance Center