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The 34th Rockport Chamber Music Festival approaches its final week of concerts with the final tour of the incredible vocal ensemble Anonymous 4 (pictured), cellist Cicely Parnas, clarinetist Richard Stoltzman, and the Escher Quartet with pianist Gilles Vonsattel and flutist Carol Wincenc.  For more details on Festival concerts, visit our CLASSICAL LISTING. Purchase a Subscription and save 10% or more, as well as earn exchange privileges!  Program Notes are now available on each event page.

Visit the Rockport Public Library to listen to recordings by Festival musicians.  View a listing of the discography available.


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Come hear the best of jazz, folk and world music!  In July, the Shalin Liu Performance Center will host a wide range of fantastic acts including the rustic folk chanteuse Iris DeMent, the blues of Tommy Castro (pictured) and the Painkillers, and the banjo summit of Bela Fleck and Abigail WashburnSummer subscriptions are on sale–purchase 5 or more concerts and save 10% or more, as well as earn exchange privileges. Visit our JAZZ, FOLK, POP & WORLD CONCERT LISTING for all the incredible concerts coming this summer!



Everyman 3

In July, check out the National Theatre of London’s production of Everyman (starring Chiwetel Ejiofor). The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD 2015-16 Season has been announced.  Tickets will go on sale in late July.


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

Saturday, July 18, 8 PM
Iris Dement

Tuesday, July 21, 8 PM
Rhiannon Giddens

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

Sunday, July 26, 7 PM
Martin Sexton

Tuesday, July 28, 8 PM
CAST PARTY: Podcast Festival

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


Saturday, August 1, 8 PM
Benjamin Grosvenor, piano

Sunday, August 2, 5 PM
Ms. Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton

Thursday, August 6, 8 PM
An Evening with Rich Robinson

Friday, August 7, 8 PM
The Kingston Trio

Saturday, August 8, 8 PM
Pousette-Dart Band

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 4, 8 PM
Della Mae

Thursday, September 10, 6:30 PM
Film: Darkness and Light 
By Thi Linh Wernau

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

Friday, September 18, 8 PM
ME Productions Presents: BB King Celebration
With Claudette King & James Montgomery

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

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Find out about Summer Open Houses at the Shalin Liu Performance Center!  Visit the Rockport Public Library to listen to a discography of recordings by Festival musicians.  Find out about VOLUNTEERING with ROCKPORT MUSIC!


& 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

Don’t forget Pre-Concert lectures are every Friday and Saturday evenings prior to the concert!

The Rockport Jazz Camp is this August–middle and high school students sign up now!

Rockport Music’s Education & Outreach programs are generously sponsored in part by the Institution for Savings.


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