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The 2017-18 Classical Season opens with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, then continues with the Ying Quartet with cellist Zuill Bailey and new artistic director Barry Shiffman, the 2015 Chopin Competition Winner Seong-Jin Cho, soprano Dawn Upshaw, Indianapolis Competition winner violinist Jinjoo Cho (pictured), cellist Clemens Hagen with pianist Kirill Gerstein, Juilliard415 with baroque violinist Rachel Podger, and holiday program by Cantus. Visit our CLASSICAL LISTING for a full schedule.  


The fall season gets going in September with soul queen Bettye LaVette and later in the month we get Live from Laurel Canyon, a unique tribute to the music of the 60s and 70s. Jazz at the Shalin Liu Performance Center is hot this Fall with jazz violinist Regina Carter.   Thank you to our Summer at Rockport Corporate Partner Sotheby’s By the Sea. Visit our JAZZ, FOLK, POP & WORLD CONCERT LISTING for all the incredible concerts coming this year.  



The Manhattan Short Film Festival starts September 28, don’t miss your chance to vote for this year’s winner!  The National Theatre also presents the Follies and Young Marx this Fall.  The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD 2017-18 Season is on-sale presenting such productions as Cosi fan tutte, Tosca and La Bohème


Thursday, September 21, 7 PM
National Theatre in HD: Yerma

Friday, September 22, 8 PM
Bettye LaVette

Sunday, September 24, 3 PM
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Thursday, September 28, 7 PM
Manhattan Short Film Festival

Friday, September 29, 8 PM
Live from Laurel Canyon

Saturday, September 30, 8 PM
Cowboy Junkies


Sunday, October 1, 2 & 7 PM
Manhattan Short Film Festival

Tuesday, October 3, 7 PM
Manhattan Short Film Festival

Wednesday, October 4, 7 PM
Opera Class: Barber of Seville

Saturday, October 7, 12:55 PM
Met Opera in HD: Norma

Sunday, October 8, 5 PM
Regina Carter: Simply Ella

Wednesday, October 11, 7 PM
Ed Concert: Bohemian Quartet

Saturday, October 14, 12:55 PM
Met Opera in HD: Die Zauberflöte

Sunday, October 15, 5 PM
Patty Larkin & Liz Longley

Wednesday, October 18, 7 PM
Opera Class: Romeo & Juliet

Friday, October 20, 8 PM
Michael Feinstein

Sunday, October 22, 3 PM
JinJoo Cho, violin

Tuesday, October 24, 7 PM
Bolshoi Ballet in HD: Le Corsaire

Wednesday, October 25, 7 PM
Opera Class: Otello

Saturday, October 28, 8 PM
Sunday, October 29, 5 PM
Mary Chapin Carpenter


Wednesday, November 1, 7 PM
Opera Class: Manon Lescaut

Friday, November 3, 7 PM
Rockport Folk Summit: Session Americana & Lonely Heartstring Band

Saturday, November 4, 8 PM
Capitol Steps

Saturday, November 11, 8 PM
Quinn Sullivan

Thursday, November 16, 8 PM
Rosanne Cash

Friday, November 17, 7 PM
National Theatre in HD: Follies

Saturday, November 18, 12:55 PM
Met Opera in HD: The Exterminating Angel

Saturday, November 18, 8 PM
Justin Townes Earle

Sunday, November 19, 3 PM
Ying Quartet with Zuill Bailey & Barry Shiffman

Sunday, November 26, 2 PM
Bolshoi Ballet in HD: Taming of the Shrew 


Saturday, December 2, 3 & 8 PM
Cape Ann Big Band Holiday

Sunday, December 3, 5 PM
An Evening with George Winston

Thursday, December 7, 7 PM
National Theatre in HD: Young Marx

Friday, December 8, 8 PM
The Four Freshmen

Saturday, December 9, 8 PM
Felix Cavaliere

Sunday, December 10, 3 PM

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

Saturday, December 16, 2 PM
Bolshoi Ballet in HD: The Nutcracker 

Saturday, December 16, 7 PM
Holiday Sing Along

Sunday, December 17, 3 PM
Back Bay Ringers


Sunday, January 21, 2 PM
Bolshoi Ballet in HD: Romeo & Juliet 

Wednesday, January 24, 7 PM
Ed Concert: Akropolis Reed Quintet

Saturday, January 27, 12:55 PM
Met Opera in HD: Tosca

Sunday, January 28, 3 PM
Juilliard415 with Rachel Podger


Sunday, February 4, 2 PM
Bolshoi Ballet in HD: The Lady of the Camellias 

Wednesday, February 7, 7 PM
Beantown Swing Orchestra

Saturday, February 10, 12 PM
Met Opera in HD: L’Elisir d’Amore

Sunday, February 11, 3 PM
Boston Conservatory Opera: Così fan tutte

Wednesday, February 14, 7 PM
Molsky’s Mountain Drifters

Sunday, February 18, 7 PM
JD Souther

Saturday, February 24, 12:30 PM
Met Opera in HD: La Bohème

Sunday, February 25, 3 PM
Seong-Jin Cho, piano


Sunday, March 4, 5 PM
Sweet Honey in the Rock

Tuesday, March 6, 7 PM
Bolshoi Ballet in HD: The Flames of Paris 

Thursday, March 8, 7 PM
National Theatre in HD: Hamlet

Saturday, March 10, 12:55 PM
Met Opera in HD: Semiramide

Thursday, March 15, 8 PM

Friday, March 16, 8 PM
Clemens Hagen & Kirill Gerstein

Thursday, March 22, 7 PM
Ed Concert: Jose Franch-Ballester, clarinet

Tuesday, March 27, 7 PM
National Theatre in HD: Julius Caesar

Saturday, March 31, 12:55 PM
Met Opera in HD: Così fan tutte


Friday, April 6, 8 PM
Ann Hampton Callaway

Tuesday, April 10, 7 PM
Bolshoi Ballet in HD: Giselle 

Thursday, April 12, 7 PM
Ed Concert: Van Kujik Quartet

Saturday, April 14, 12:30 PM
Met Opera in HD: Luisa Miller

Sunday, April 22, 3 PM
Dawn Upshaw & Gilbert Kalish

Saturday, April 28, 12:55 PM
Met Opera in HD: Cendrillon


Thursday, May 3, 7 PM
Harpeth Rising

Wednesday, May 9, 7 PM
Ed Concert: Ludovico Ensemble

Thursday, May 17, 8 PM
Jesse Colin Young


Sunday, June 10, 2 PM
Bolshoi Ballet in HD: Coppelia 

June 15-July 15, 2018
37th Annual
Rockport Chamber Music Festival










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