Classical


June 15-July 15, 2018

Rockport Chamber Music Festival

Barry Shiffman, artistic director
Osvaldo Golijov, composer-in-residence
The Rockport Chamber Music Festival 2018, the first under the artistic direction of Barry Shiffman, encompasses a dramatic theme—r:EVOLUTION. The Festival brings established world-class artists such as the Brentano Quartet, pianist Stephen Prutsman, violinist James Ehnes, as well as the great Emerson Quartet. A special “annex” performance in August will bring the incomparable Pinchas Zukerman Trio.  With a strong emphasis in presenting the next generation of artists, the Festival introduces exciting musicians on the rise including Cliburn winner Yekwon Sunwoo, break-out vocal sensation Davóne Tines, the Dover Quartet, the Attacca Quartet, and mezzo-soprano Samantha HankeyWatch a Festival teaser video!

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ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
Friday, July 13, 8 PM

Dover Quartet
Barry Shiffman, viola

Pre-concert talk, 7 PM
The phenomenal Dover Quartet catapulted to international stardom following a stunning sweep of the 2013 Banff Competition. Recently named the Cleveland Quartet Award winner, the Dover has received the honor as first Resident Ensemble of New York City’s oldest concert series. The Dover performs works of Ullmann and Dvorák, and join with Shiffman to perform Mozart.  LEARN MORE

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ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
Saturday, July 14, 10 AM
Family Concert

Dover Quartet

The phenomenal Dover Quartet catapulted to international stardom following a stunning sweep of the 2013 Banff Competition. Recently named the Cleveland Quartet Award winner, the Dover has received the honor as first Resident Ensemble of New York City’s oldest concert series. The Dover will perform a free concerts of Mendelssohn, Dvorák and Borodin.  LEARN MORE ABOUT DOVER

Free admission, no tickets issued.

ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
Saturday, July 14, 7:30 PM*

Igudesman and Joo

And Now Mozart
Fol­low­ing in the foot­steps of such luminaries as Vic­tor Borge and Rainer Hersch, the classical-comedic duo of Alek­sey Igudes­man and Hyung-ki Joo have taken the world by storm with their unique and hilar­i­ous the­atri­cal shows, which com­bine com­edy with clas­si­cal music and pop­u­lar cul­ture.  LEARN MORE

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ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
Saturday, July 14, 10 PM

Classical Cabaret: Schumann & Popper

Paul Watkins, Colin Carr, Camden Shaw, cellos | Hyungki Joo, piano | Aleksey Igudesman, violin | Dover Quartet
The third floor reception hall will be transformed into a candlelit space of hi-tops and small tables creating a fun atmosphere of intimacy with the artists. Attendees will enjoy a casual, 45-minute performance highlighting works by Rachmaninoff, Schumann, Igudesman, and Popper’s Requiem for Three Cellos.  LEARN MORE

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ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
Sunday, July 15, 5 PM

Emerson Quartet
Colin Carr, cello

With more than thirty acclaimed recordings, nine Grammys, three Gramophone Awards, the Avery Fisher Prize, and Musical America’s “Ensemble of the Year”, the Emerson Quartet is hailed by most as the finest string quartet in the world. They join with Carr for Schubert’s “Cello Quintet” which was to be Schubert’s final chamber composition prior to his death, and widely believed to be among the finest chamber works ever composed.  LEARN MORE

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ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
Festival Annex

Sunday, August 5, 5 PM

Pinchas Zukerman Trio

The Pinchas Zukerman Trio developed out of violinist Zukerman’s acclaimed ChamberPlayers, and has since graced the world’s greatest stages and many of the globe’s major festivals. For his lauded Trio, Zukerman is joined by cellist Amanda Forsyth and pianist Angela Cheng, two of the finest chamber musicians performing today. The Trio performs works of Beethoven, Arensky and Mendelssohn.  LEARN MORE

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Classical Season 2018-19
Sunday, September 30, 6 PM

Chanticleer

Called “the world’s reigning male chorus” by The New Yorker magazine and Ensemble of the Year by Musical America, the GRAMMY® award-winning ensemble Chanticleer is known around the world as “an orchestra of voices” for the seamless blend of its twelve male voices ranging from countertenor to bass.  LEARN MORE

2018-19 Season On-sale Date: July 25

Classical Season 2018-19
Sunday, October 14, 3 PM

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Pre-concert talk with Dr. Elizabeth Seitz, 2 PM
Michael Brown, piano | Gloria Chien, piano | Ida Kavafian, violin | Benjamin Beilman, violin | Paul Neubauer, viola | David Requiro, cello
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS) is known for the extraordinary quality of its performances, its inspired programming, and for setting the benchmark for chamber music worldwide. This program will feature chamber music works of Mozart, Liszt, Mendelssohn, Schumann and more.  LEARN MORE

2018-19 Season On-sale Date: July 25

Classical Season 2018-19
Sunday, November 18, 3 PM

Danish String Quartet

Pre-concert talk with Dr. Andrew Shryock, 2 PM
The Danish String Quartet has reached incredible heights in the course of its 10 year existence. In  2012 the quartet was appointed to the prestigious Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Two program and in 2009 the quartet not only won First Prize in the Eleventh London International String Quartet Competition, but its performance was so convincing that it was awarded four additional prizes. The Quartet performs a program of Haydn, Beethoven, and more.  LEARN MORE

2018-19 Season On-sale Date: July 25

Classical Season 2018-19

Sunday, December 9, 3 PM

Winterreisse:
Adrianne Pieczonka, soprano & Brian Zeger, piano

Internationally celebrated interpreter of Wagner, Strauss, Verdi and Puccini, soprano Adrianne Pieczonka joins with pianist Brian Zeger to perform Schubert’s intriguing Winterreisse.  LEARN MORE

2018-19 Season On-sale Date: July 25

Classical Season 2018-19

Sunday, January 20, 3 PM

Rachel Barton Pine, violin

Pre-concert talk with Barry Shiffman, 2 PM
Heralded  as  a  leading  interpreter  of  the  great  classical  masterworks,  international  concert  violinist  Rachel  Barton  Pine  thrills  audiences  with  her  dazzling  technique,  lustrous  tone  and  emotional  honesty.   LEARN MORE

2018-19 Season On-sale Date: July 25

Classical Season 2018-19

Sunday, February 3, 3 PM

Metropolitan Opera’s
Lindemann Artist Program

As part of Rockport Music’s Metropolitan Opera Weekend, this concert features three of the most talented young singers training today in The Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. This program has brought such alumni as Dawn Upshaw and Sondra Radvanovsky to the Met stage. The Met weekend will feature the live broadcast from the Met of Bizet’s Carmen (tickets sold separately). More details and activities to be announced soon.

2018-19 Season On-sale Date: July 25

Classical Season 2018-19

Sunday, March 31, 3 PM

Borodin Quartet

Pre-concert talk with Dr. Elizabeth Seitz, 2 PM
For more than seventy years, the Borodin Quartet has been celebrated for its insight and authority in the chamber music repertoire. Revered for its searching performances of Beethoven and Shostakovich, the Quartet is equally at home in music ranging from Mozart to Stravinsky, but held as the pillars of Russian composers.  This concert features works of Shostakovich and Borodin. LEARN MORE

2018-19 Season On-sale Date: July 25

Classical Season 2018-19

Sunday, April 28, 3 PM

Marc-André Hamelin, piano

Pre-concert talk with Dr. Andrew Shyrock, 2 PM
Pianist Marc-André Hamelin’s unique blend of musicianship and virtuosity brings forth remarkable interpretations recognized for their freedom, originality and prodigious mastery of the piano’s resources. Hamelin performs a program of Schumann, Fauré, Chopin, and more.  LEARN MORE

2018-19 Season On-sale Date: July 25