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Parker 160

The 35th Annual Rockport Chamber Music Festival opens with legendary pianist Menahem Pressler and the Grammy Award-winning Parker Quartet (pictured) performing Haydn, Bartók and Dvorák.  Opening weekend continues with the mesmerizing percussion ensemble NEXUS performing on multiple marimbas and the world-renowned Trio Solisti performing Beethoven, Brahms and Liebermann.

Visit our CLASSICAL LISTING for a full schedule.  Program Notes are now available and are linked just after the program listing on the individual event pages.  Purchase a Summer Subscription of 5 or more concerts and save 10% or more, as well as earn exchange privileges!


Chick Corea 160

This summer, experience the best in jazz, folk, world and pop in the intimate setting of the Shalin Liu Performance Center–don’t miss such great artists as the Chick Corea Trio (pictured), Booker T. Jones, and Arlo Guthrie.  Visit our JAZZ, FOLK, POP & WORLD CONCERT LISTING for all the incredible concerts coming this year. Purchase a summer subscription and save 10% or more by purchasing 5 or more concerts.



COSI 160 new

This summer, Rockport Music presents the Metropolitan Opera in HD’s Encore series with such favorites as ToscaLa Bohème, L’Elisir d’Amore and Cosi fan Tutte (pictured).

With encore presentations in both May and June, check out the National Theatre of London‘s encore presentation of Hamlet with Benedict Cumberbatch.



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, 8 PM
Johnny A. w/Davy Knowles

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

Friday, September 16, 8 PM
Ruthie Foster

Sunday, September 18, 5 PM
John Waite








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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) about our recent Jazz Camp to learn more.

May 21, 11 AM: Beat Bus (Location: T Wharf, Rockport)
May 22, 5 PM: Next Generation: Chris Rogers-Beadle, viola & Friends
June 4, 10 AM: Family Concert: Parker Quartet

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