Community Concerts & Events
Rockport Music’s 2015 Education and Outreach programs
are generously sponsored in part by the
Institution for Savings.
Wednesday, March 4, 7-8:30 PM
Opera 101: Opera’s Themes Expand: Classical Music and Social Commentary
Highlights: Mozart and the Exploration of Class Structure including Le Nozze di Figaro and Don Giovanni
Performances: Simon Dyer and Sarah Hennessey singing the opening duet from Figaro, Dyer singing “Se viol bailare ” from Figaro, Anna Bridgeman singing Figaro’s “Dove Sono” as well as the Countess/Susanna duet (along with Sarah Hennessey.
Opera 101 is a 4-night class to gain a deeper knowledge of opera throughout the centuries. This series will be led by Dr. Elizabeth Seitz and is a part-lecture-part performance with performances by students and alumna from The Boston Conservatory. (The photo is from the Metropolitan Opera past production of Don Giovanni and is not representative of the presentation at the class.) Individual Tickets: $25 Subscription to all 4 Opera 101 Classes: $80 Subscription to Opera 101 (for Met Subscribers): $70
Wednesday, March 18, 7-8:30 PM
Opera 101: Two Different Paths to the Same Place
Wagner, Verdi and the Exploration of Continuous Drama
Highlights: Verdi: The Italian Master of Melody (Otello) and Wagner: The German Master of a Symphonic Style (Tristan und Isolde)
Performances: Laura Ethington singing “Traume” from Wesendonck Lieder and also “Ave Maria” from Otello
Opera 101 is a 4-night class to gain a deeper knowledge of opera throughout the centuries. This series will be led by Dr. Elizabeth Seitz and is a part-lecture-part performance with performances by students and alumna from The Boston Conservatory. (The photo is from the Metropolitan Opera production of Verdi’s Macbeth and is not representative of the presentation at the class.) Individual Tickets: $25 Subscription to all 4 Opera 101 Classes: $80 Subscription to Opera 101 (for Met Subscribers): $70
Sunday, March 29, 3 PM
The fourteen-member Brattle Street Chamber Players has quickly developed into one of Harvard’s most exciting musical chamber ensembles. A conductorless string chamber orchestra, Brattle has brought an intimate and dynamic approach to a broad-ranging repertoire of standard, seldom performed and newly composed music for strings since its founding in 1998. Learn More
Thursday, April 2, 7 PM
The Bow Maker’s Dilemma
Lecturer: Yung Chin, President, American Federation of Violin and Bow makers
New federal regulations for protecting Africa’s endangered elephants prohibit musical instruments with any amount of ivory from entering the U.S. unless proven they were purchased prior to 1976. Yung Chin will discuss how these new regulations are dramatically affecting the music world, as well as the search for Pernambuco.
Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center Reception Hall
Free, no tickets required.
Thursday, April 16, 7 PM
The Harlem Quartet, praised for its “panache” by The New York Times, is “bringing a new attitude to classical music, one that is fresh, bracing and intelligent,” says the Cincinnati Enquirer. The quartet’s mission is to advance diversity in classical music, engaging young and new audiences through the discovery and presentation of varied repertoire that includes works by minority composers.
Since its public debut in 2006 at Carnegie Hall, the New York-based ensemble has performed throughout the U.S., as well as in France, the U.K., Belgium, Panama, Canada and in South Africa, where under the auspices of the U.S. State Department they spent two weeks on tour performing concerts. The Quartet completed the Professional String Quartet Residency Program at New England Conservatory in 2013, and participated in NEC’s string quartet exchange program in Paris, working extensively with violinist Günter Pichler.
Harlem Quartet is regularly featured at jazz festivals around the world, including the Panama Jazz Festival in Panama City, Montreal Jazz Festival, and Miami Nice Jazz Festival.
Free, no tickets required.
This concert is sponsored by the Summer Star Foundation.
Saturday, May 9, 4 PM
New Date re-scheduled from February
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