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Parker 160

The 35th Annual Rockport Chamber Music Festival is announced and opens with legendary pianist Menahem Pressler and the dynamic Parker Quartet.  Visit our CLASSICAL LISTING for a full schedule.  Purchase a Summer Subscription of 5 or more concerts and save 10% or more, as well as earn exchange privileges!

This May, hear the principal players of the Handel & Haydn Society in a concert of Vivaldi, Telemann, and much more.  Also, this May, the Boston Children’s Chorus performs an uplifting concert including arrangements of Paul Simon, Sarah Bareilles, John Legend and Common, as well as spirituals.


Booker T 160

New additions to Rockport Music’s 2016 Summer Concerts are announced, including James Hunter Six and Colvin & Earle! Visit our JAZZ, FOLK, POP & WORLD CONCERT LISTING for all the incredible concerts coming this year including the Chick Corea Trio, Arlo Guthrie, Booker T. Jones (pictured) and much more! Purchase a summer subscription and save 10% or more by purchasing 5 or more concerts.

This May, Aussie folk pop trio The Waifs make their Rockport debut on May 5, and then nuevo flamenco guitarist Ottmar Liebert with Luna Negra return on May 15!



Elektra 160

This spring, check out the National Theatre of London‘s encore presentation of Hamlet with Benedict Cumberbatch and the Metropolitan Opera Live in HD series brings Elektra (pictured) starring Nina Stemme as the obsessed title character.

This summer, Rockport Music presents the Met Opera in HD’s Encore series with such favorites as Tosca and La Bohème.


Friday, April 29, 8 PM
Guest Presentation: What Time Is It Mr. Fox?

Saturday, April 30, 12:55 PM
Met Opera in HD: Elektra


Thursday, May 5, 8 PM
The Waifs

Friday, May 6, 7 PM
Guest Presentation: Honors Youth Choir of Chorus North Shore

Saturday, May 7, 8 PM
Members of the Handel & Haydn Society

Thursday, May 12, 7 PM
Education & Outreach: Choro das 3

Saturday, May 14, 3 PM
Education & Outreach: Boston Children’s Chorus

Sunday, May 15, 5 PM
Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra

Friday, May 20, 7 PM
National Theatre in HD: Hamlet

Saturday, May 21, 11 AM
Education: Beat Bus (off-site)

Saturday, May 21, 8 PM
Guest Presentation: Magic Dick & Shun Ng

Sunday, May 22, 5 PM
Next Generation Recital: Chris Rogers-Beadle & Friends


Friday, June 3, 7 PM
Opening Night, Rockport Chamber Music Festival
Parker Quartet & Menahem Pressler, piano

Saturday, June 4, 10 AM
Family Concert: Parker Quartet

Saturday, June 4, 8 PM

Sunday, June 5, 5 PM
Trio Solisti

Thursday, June 9, 2 PM
Lecture-Performance: Elena Ruehr, Borromeo Quartet & Donald Berman, piano

Thursday, June 9, 8 PM
Borromeo Quartet & Donald Berman, piano

Friday, June 10, 8 PM
Brandon Ridenour, trumpet & Naomi Kudo, piano

Saturday, June 11, 8 PM
Ben Capps, cello & Vassily Primakov, piano

Sunday, June 12, 5 PM
Othello in the Seraglio

Thursday, June 16, 8 PM
Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio

Friday, June 17, 8 PM
“From Russia & Estonia to Rockport!”

Saturday, June 18, 8 PM
Lise de la Salle, piano

Sunday, June 19, 5 PM
“Bach and Sons”: Chameleon Arts Ensemble

Tuesday, June 21, 7 PM
FILM: Talent has Hunger

Thursday, June 23, 8 PM
George Li, piano

Friday, June 24, 2 PM
Masterclass: Gilles Vonsattel, piano

Friday, June 24, 8 PM
Andrés Cárdenes, violin, Anne Martindale Williams, cello & David Deveau, piano

Saturday, June 25, 8 PM
Frank Huang, violin & Gilles Vonsattel, piano

Monday, June 27, 1 PM
Met Opera Encore in HD: Tosca

Tuesday, June 28, 7 PM
National Theatre in HD: Hamlet

Sunday, June 26, 5 PM
Andrés Cárdenes, violin, Yinzi Kong, viola, Anne Martindale Williams, cello & David Deveau, piano

Thursday, June 30, 8 PM
Jeremy Denk, piano


Friday, July 1, 8 PM
Harlem String Quartet & Aldo López-Gavilán, jazz piano

Saturday, July 2, 8 PM
Aztec Two-Step & Jon Pousette-Dart

Tuesday, July 5, 8 PM
Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Thursday, July 7, 8 PM
Calder Quartet

Friday, July 8, 8 PM
Hesperion XXI

Saturday, July 9, 8 PM
“Viva Tango!” with Cho-Liang Lin & Friends

Sunday, July 10, 5 PM
Kirill Gerstein, piano

Monday, July 11, 1 PM
Met Encore in HD: L’Elisir d’Amore

Thursday, July 14, 8 PM
1964: The Tribute

Friday, July 15, 8 PM
Dianne Reeves

Sunday, July 17, 5 PM
Frank Vignola & Vinny Raniolo with Badi Assad

Monday, July 18, 1 PM
Met Encore in HD: La Boheme

Tuesday, July 19, 8 PM
Colvin & Earle

Friday, July 22, 5 & 8 PM

Saturday, July 23, 8 PM
Paula Cole

Sunday, July 24, 5 PM
The House Jacks

Monday, July 25, 8 PM
Tuesday, July 26, 8 PM
Chick Corea Trio

Thursday, July 28, 8 PM
Booker T. Jones

Friday, July 29, 8 PM
Lizz Wright

Saturday, July 30, 8 PM
Sunday, July 31, 5 PM
Arlo Guthrie


Monday, August 1, 1 PM
Met Encore in HD: Cosi fan Tutte

Thursday, August 4, 8 PM
Friday, August 5, 8 PM
Tom Rush

Saturday, August 6, 8 PM
Kathy Mattea featuring Bill Cooley

Wednesday, August 10, 8 PM
James Hunter Six

Thursday, August 11, 8 PM
Terence Blanchard featuring the E-Collective

Friday, August 12, 8 PM
Harold López-Nussa, piano

Saturday, August 13, 8 PM
Dr. Lonnie Smith

Sunday, August 14, 2 PM    
Jazz Rising Stars: Thinkin’ Big

Sunday, August 14, 7 PM
Ravi Coltrane, saxophone

Wednesday, August 17, 7 PM
Family Concert: Alexa Tarantino Jazz Quintet

Thursday, August 18, 2 PM
Friday, August 19, 2 PM
Masterclasses: Improvisation

Friday, August 19, 8 PM
Buckwheat Zydeco

Saturday, August 20, 10 AM
Family Concert: FIVE PLAY

Thursday, August 25, 8 PM
Friday, August 26, 8 PM
Livingston Taylor

Saturday, August 27, 5 PM
Summer Gala: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

Sunday, August 28, 5 PM
Kingston Trio


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

Friday, September 9, 8 PM
Paul Galbraith, guitar








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