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Trio Con Brio

The 2016-17 Season is announced with world-renowned artists Takács QuartetTrio con Brio Copenhagen performing (with guests) Schubert’s Trout Quintet, and classical guitarist Paul Galbraith. Also coming this season, the exciting young Dover Quartet, Brooklyn Rider, and two recent competition winners–cellist Taeguk Mun and pianist Luca Buratto.  Visit our CLASSICAL LISTING for a full schedule.  Tickets are on sale August 1. Purchase a Fall-Winter Subscription of 4 or more concerts (October-May) and save 10% or more, as well as earn exchange privileges!


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Coming in September Rockport Music welcomes the Rockport debut of soul folk veteran Ruthie Foster (pictured) and the tremendous John Waite, well-known for hit songs like “Missing You” and “When I See You Smile.”  Visit our JAZZ, FOLK, POP & WORLD CONCERT LISTING for all the incredible concerts coming this year. Consider purchasing a Fall-Spring subscription (October-May) and save 10% or more by purchasing 4 or more concerts.



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The Manhattan Short Film Festival just announced the 2016 finalists so check them out now!  The Metropolitan Opera 2016-17 Live in HD season brings such greats as Don Giovanni and La Traviata (pictured), so take a look at the full listing of Met Operas this season!  National Theatre of London‘s Fall season includes encore presentations of The Audience with Helen Mirren, One Man, Two Guvnors, and Frankenstein with Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller.  New live broadcasts include Threepenny Opera and The Deep Blue Sea!



Thursday, September 1, 8 PM
Friday, September 2, 8 PM
Ani DiFranco

Sunday, September 4, 6 PM
Guest Presentation: The Integrated Heritage Project with the Angkor Dance Troupe

Friday, September 9, 8 PM
Paul Galbraith, guitar

Saturday, September 10, 6:30 PM
Guest Presentation: Songs for the Angels: A Benefit Concert for PAARI

Sunday, September 11, 2 PM
National Theatre Encore: Hamlet

Friday, September 16, 8 PM
Ruthie Foster

Sunday, September 18, 5 PM
John Waite & the Axemen

Tuesday, September 20, 7 PM
National Theatre in HD: One Man Two Guvnors

Sunday, September 25, 2&7 PM  | Monday, September 26, 2&7 PM
Thursday, September 29, 7 PM
Manhattan Short Film Festival

Tuesday, September 27, 7 PM
National Theatre in HD: The Threepenny Opera

Friday, September 30, 8 PM
Tom Paxton


Tuesday, October 4, 7 PM
National Theatre in HD: The Audience

Friday, October 7, 8 PM
Guest Presentation: The Weight

Saturday, October 8, 12:00 PM
Met Opera in HD: Tristan und Isolde 

Sunday, October 9, 5 PM
Mehmet Ali Sanlikol & Whatsnext?
featuring Dave Liebman & Tiger Okoshi

Tuesday, October 11, 7 PM
National Theatre in HD: The Deep Blue Sea

Friday, October 14, 8 PM
Crystal Bowersox

Sunday, October 16, 3 PM
Trio con Brio Copenhagen with
Ivo van der Werff, viola & Timothy Pitts, bass

Tuesday, October 18, 7 PM
Bolshoi Ballet in HD: The Golden Age 

Thursday, October 20, 8 PM
Nina Ott Jazz Quintet

Saturday, October 22, 12:55 PM
Met Opera in HD: Don Giovanni  

Saturday, October 22, 8 PM
Pasadena Roof Orchestra

Sunday, October 23, 5 PM
California Guitar Trio


Tuesday, November 1, 7 PM
National Theatre in HD Encore: Frankenstein

Friday, November 4, 8 PM
Grace Kelly  

Saturday, November 5, 8 PM
Cheryl Wheeler  

Sunday, November 6, 12:55 PM
Bolshoi Ballet in HD: The Bright Stream 

Friday, November 11, 8 PM
Takács Quartet

Saturday, November 12, 8 PM
Guest Presentation: Educational Foundation of Rockport Gala
Joan Osborne

Sunday, November 13, 5 PM
Capitol Steps  

Friday, November 18, 8 PM
Sierra Hull 

Saturday, November 19, 8 PM
Roberto Díaz, viola & Kwan Yi, piano

Saturday, November 26, 8 PM
The Alternate Routes

Sunday, November 27, 5 PM
Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals


Saturday, December 3, 3 & 8 PM
Cape Ann Big Band Holiday Concert 

Sunday, December 4, 7 PM
O’Connor Band featuring Mark O’Connor
An Appalachian Christmas

Friday, December 9, 8 PM
Dover Quartet

Saturday, December 10, 12:55 PM
Met Opera in HD:  L’Amour de Loin 

Sunday, December 11, 3 PM
Back Bay Ringers 

Monday, December 12, 4 & 8 PM
A Christmas Celtic Sojourn 

Friday, December 16, 7 PM
Bolshoi Ballet in HD: Nutcracker

Saturday, December 17, 7 PM
Holiday Community Sing  


Saturday, January 7, 12:55 PM
Met Opera in HD: Nabucco

Saturday, January 21, 12:55 PM
Met Opera in HD: Roméo et Juliette

Wednesday, January 25, 8 PM
Brooklyn Rider

Sunday, January 29, 12:55 PM
Bolshoi Ballet in HD: Sleeping Beauty 


Wednesday, February 8, 7 PM
Beantown Swing Orchestra 

Saturday, February 11, 12:55 PM
Bolshoi Ballet in HD: Swan Lake 

Sunday, February 12, 3 PM
Christian Tetzlaff, violin
& Lars Vogt, piano

Saturday, February 25, 12:55 PM
Met Opera in HD: Rusalka


Thursday, March 2, 7 PM
Argus Quartet 

Sunday, March 5, 3 PM
Taeguk Mun, cello

Saturday, March 11, 12:55 PM
Met Opera Live in HD: La Traviata

Sunday, March 12, 5 PM
Gary Burton & Makoto Ozone

Saturday, March 18, 8 PM
Caladh Nua 

Tuesday, March 21, 7 PM
Bolshoi Ballet in HD: A Contemporary Evening  

Saturday, March 25, 12:55 PM
Met Opera in HD: Idomeneo

Thursday, March 30, 8 PM
SFJAZZ Collective: The Music of Miles Davis

Friday, March 31, 8 PM
BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet


Tuesday, April 11, 7 PM
Bolshoi Ballet in HD: A Hero of our Time 

Saturday, April 22, 12:55 PM
Met Opera in HD: Eugene Onegin 

Wednesday, April 26, 8 PM
Foghorn Stringband  

Saturday, April 29, 8 PM
Luca Buratto, piano


Saturday, May 6, 3 PM
Boston Children’s Chorus 

Wednesday, May 10, 7 PM
Jacques Lee Wood, cello & Simon Powis, guitar 

Thursday, May 11, 8 PM
Storm Large of Pink Martini  

Saturday, May 13, 12:30 PM
Met Opera in HD: Der Rosenkavalier








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