Community Concerts & Events

Rockport Music’s 2015 Education and Outreach programs Print
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Saturday, May 9, 4 PM
New Date re-scheduled from February

Boston Children’s Chorus

Anthony Trecek-King, artistic director

The Boston Children’s Chorus (BCC) was founded by Hubie Jones, a civic leader who for almost five decades has labored to address the social problems facing Boston’s underserved children and communities. Since the BCC’s inception, the Chorus’s programs have grown rapidly with almost 500 singers representing over 50 of Boston’s urban and suburban neighborhoods participating in twelve different choirs. Learn More

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Make Your Own Instrument

Saturday, May 16, 10:30 AM

Instrument Petting Zoo

If you have ever wanted to experience playing the instruments seen and heard on the stage of the Shalin Liu Performance Center, now is your chance! Experienced professionals and students will be on hand to guide you with the correct way to hold and make music on many of the instruments of the string family, as well as instruments of the brass and woodwind families, and a Celtic harp. It is sure to be a cacophony of sound, but great fun!

Location: Old Firehouse Trust, Dock Square, Rockport

Free, no tickets required.

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Saturday, May 16, 12 PM

Family Concert: Triton Brass

Stephen Banzaert, trumpet | Andrew Sorg, trumpet | Shelagh Abate, french horn | Wesley Hopper, trombone | Angel Subero, bass trombone

Based in Boston, Triton Brass is an exciting musical collaborative comprising five of the region’s most promising young talents. Prize winners at the 2005 Lyon International Chamber Music Competition and 2003 Fischoff International Chamber Music Competition, Triton is in its fourth year as artists-in-residence at The Boston Conservatory, where the group serves as both performers and instructors, and are proud to be faculty and co-hosts for the Atlantic Brass Quintet International Seminar. Triton Brass also served as chamber music faculty at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute from 2005-2010.

Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center Concert Hall

Free, no tickets required.

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Saturday, June 6, 7 PM

Pre-Concert Talk with Dr. Jan Swafford

Prior to the Shanghai Quartet concert
Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center Concert Hall

Free to concert ticketholders

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Wednesday, June 10, 7 PM

Meet the Author: Bonnie Marsden

Author of Sleeping with Schubert
Location: Rockport Public Library

Free, no tickets required.

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Friday, June 12, 5:45 PM

Dinner with David Deveau

Enjoy insightful conversations with Rockport Chamber Music Festival Artistic Director David Deveau and the artists from the Schubertiade Evening concert–Jennifer Koh, Randall Scarlata and Benjamin Hochman.

Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center Reception Hall

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Friday, June 12, 7 PM

Pre-Concert Talk with Dr. Elizabeth Seitz

Prior to the Schubertiade Evening concert
Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center Concert Hall

Free to concert ticketholders

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Saturday, June 13, 7 PM

Pre-Concert Talk with Dr. Elizabeth Seitz

Prior to the Boston Trio concert
Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center Concert Hall

Free to concert ticketholders

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Tuesday, June 16, 7 PM

Masterclass: Anne Martindale Williams, cello

Principal cellist with the Pittsburgh Symphony, Williams will teach aspiring young cellist in a class open to the public.  Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center Concert Hall

Free, no tickets required.

 

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Thursday, June 18, 2 PM

Open Rehearsal: Andrés Cárdenes, violin | Anne Martindale Williams, cello | David Deveau, piano

Rockport Music’s Artistic Director David Deveau joins with beloved Festival favorites violinist Andrés Cárdenes and cellist Anne Martindale Williams for a program of haydn, Harbison and Beethoven’s beloved “Archduke.”  This open rehearsal is open to the public to witness how the collaborative process is created in chamber music.

Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center Concert Hall

Free, no tickets required.

Concert Details

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Friday, June 19, 5:45 PM

Dinner with David Deveau

Enjoy insightful conversations with Rockport Chamber Music Festival Artistic Director David Deveau and the members of the Jupiter String Quartet.

Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center Reception Hall

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Friday, June 19, 7 PM

Pre-Concert Talk with Dr. Elizabeth Seitz

Prior to the Jupiter Quartet concert
Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center Concert Hall

Free to concert ticketholders

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Saturday, June 20, 10 AM

Family Concert: Jupiter String Quartet

Known for their engaging concerts, the Jupiter’s members infuse their performance with an enthusiasm for chamber music that is infectious to the audience.  Over its 14-year history, the Jupiter has won first prize in multiple competitions including Banff International String Quartet Competition and the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition.  Graduates of the Cleveland Institute of Music and Oberlin College, the Quartet continues to gather acclaim through membership in Lincoln Center’s Chamber Music Society Two, as well as receiving an Avery Fisher Career Grant in 2008. In addition to their performing career, the Jupiters are the String Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana.

“Every so often a performance leaves us in awe of its loving sophistication, its attention to the finest details of balance and expression…”  Dallas Morning News

Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center Concert Hall

Free, no tickets required.

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Saturday, June 20, 7 PM

Pre-Concert Talk with Dr. Elizabeth Seitz

Prior to the Marc-André Hamelin concert
Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center Concert Hall

Free to concert ticketholders

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Friday, June 26, 5:45 PM

Dinner with David Deveau

Enjoy insightful conversations with Rockport Chamber Music Festival Artistic Director David Deveau and members of Emmanuel Music and pianist Andrew Rangell.

Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center Reception Hall

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Friday, June 26, 7 PM

Pre-Concert Talk with Dr. Elizabeth Seitz

Prior to the Emmanuel Music & Andrew Rangell concert
Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center Concert Hall

Free to concert ticketholders

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Saturday, June 27, 7 PM

Pre-Concert Talk with Dr. Jan Swafford

Prior to the Peter Serkin & Julia Hsu concert
Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center Concert Hall

Free to concert ticketholders

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Friday, July 10, 7 PM

Pre-Concert Talk with Dr. William Matthews

Prior to the Stoltzman-Wyner-Deveau concert
Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center Concert Hall

Free to concert ticketholders

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Saturday, July 11, 7 PM

Pre-Concert Talk with Dr. William Matthews

Prior to the Escher Quartet & Gilles Vonsattel concert
Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center Concert Hall

Free to concert ticketholders

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Thursday, August 13, 2 PM

Jazz Workshop: Improvisation

Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center Concert Hall

Free, no tickets required.

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Friday, August 14, 2 PM

Jazz Masterclass: Skip Hadden, drums

Professor of percussion at Berklee School of Music will work with young percussion students on rhythm and drum techniques.

Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center Concert Hall

Free, no tickets required.

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Saturday, August 15, 10 AM

Family Concert: Alexa Tarantino Jazz Quintet

Alexa Tarantino is a jazz saxophonist, woodwind multi-instrumentalist, composer, and educator who is passionate about developing and expressing her voice as an improviser and inspiring others to do the same through jazz education.  One of Alexa’s most recent projects is a duo collaboration with Eastman Professor and jazz pianist Dariusz Terefenko, presenting fresh takes on jazz standards and re-inventions of classical works, along with original music and improvisation, the duo released their first album, “Crossing Paths,” in December 2014.

Recently, Alexa was named the 2014 Yamaha Young Performing Artists Competition Saxophone Winner.  In March 2014, she was selected as one of five finalists in this year’s North American Saxophone Alliance (NASA) Jazz Competition, held at the University of Illinois.  Alexa also received the Jazz Education Network’s Mary Jo Papich JEN Co-Founder Women in Jazz Scholarship.  She graduated from Eastman School of Music, studying with New York City-based saxophonist Charles Pillow.

Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center Concert Hall

Free, no tickets required.

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