Community Concerts & Events

Parker 160

ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
Saturday, June 4, 10 AM

FAMILY CONCERT: Parker Quartet

The Grammy Award-winning Parker Quartet brings an engaging family-friendly program of classical music.  Winners of multiple competitions, the Quartet is currently in full-time residence at Harvard University.  More details about the Parker Quartet.  Free, no tickets required. 

Jeremy Gill 160

ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
Saturday, June 4, 7 PM

Pre-Concert Talk

(Prior to NEXUS concert)
Lecturer: Dr. Jeremy Gill

Come to the concert early to find out more about the repertoire being performed that evening.

ABOUT THE LECTURER: Composer, conductor, pianist, and lecturer Jeremy Gill holds degrees in Composition from the Eastman School of Music (B.Mus) and the University of Pennsylvania (Ph.D), and has been a student of George Crumb and George Rochberg. Recent commissions have included an oboe concerto for Dallas Symphony principal oboe Erin Hannigan and a quartet for the Parker Quartet. He has been a Fellow at the MacDowell Colony, and this summer will be the first composer in residence with Chatauqua Opera.  Free for ticketholders.

Jeremy Gill 160

ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
Sunday, June 5, 4 PM

Pre-Concert Talk

(Prior to Trio Solisti concert)
Lecturer: Dr. Jeremy Gill

Come to the concert early to find out more about the repertoire being performed that evening.

ABOUT THE LECTURER: Composer, conductor, pianist, and lecturer Jeremy Gill holds degrees in Composition from the Eastman School of Music (B.Mus) and the University of Pennsylvania (Ph.D), and has been a student of George Crumb and George Rochberg. Recent commissions have included an oboe concerto for Dallas Symphony principal oboe Erin Hannigan and a quartet for the Parker Quartet. He has been a Fellow at the MacDowell Colony, and this summer will be the first composer in residence with Chatauqua Opera. Free for ticketholders.

Borromeo 160

ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
Thursday, June 9, 2 PM

LECTURE-PERFORMANCE

Borromeo Quartet & Donald Berman, piano
Lecturer: Composer Elena Ruehr

Observe the collaborative process between composer and musicians in this lecture-performance.  Composer Elena Ruehr will speak about her new composition, The Worlds Revolve, and will be joined by the Borromeo String Quartet and pianist Donald Berman who will be preparing the piece for its world premiere that evening.  More details about the Borromeo Quartet and program.

 

Elena Ruehr 160

ABOUT THE COMPOSER: An award winning faculty member at MIT, Elena Ruehr is also a Guggenheim Fellow and has been a fellow at Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute and composer-in -residence with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, which performed and recorded her major orchestral works (O’Keeffe Images, BMOP Sound) as well as the opera Toussaint Before the Spirits (Arsis Records). Three of her six string quartets were commissioned by the Cypress String Quartet, who have recorded How She Danced: String Quartets of Elena Ruehr. Her quartets have also been performed by the Biava, Borromeo, Lark, ROCO and Shanghai string quartets. Free, no tickets required.

Chicken dinner 160

ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
Friday, June 10, 5:45 PM

Prelude Supper

(Prior to the Brandon Ridenour & Naomi Kudo concert)
Enjoy a gourmet dinner overlooking the Atlantic while engaging in conversations with others attending the concert and learn more about the evening’s program.  Artistic Director David Deveau and a guest artist will lead the discussion.  Location: Reception Hall | Tickets: $35

Caterer: Beach Gourmet or Willow Rest
Entree Selection: Choice of Chicken or Vegetarian

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Elizabeth Seitz pic

ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
Friday, June 10, 7 PM

Pre-Concert Talk

(Prior to Brandon Ridenour & Naomi Kudo concert)
Lecturer: Dr. Elizabeth Seitz

Come to the concert early to find out more about the repertoire being performed that evening.

ABOUT THE LECTURER: Elizabeth Seitz received a Ph.D in Musicology from Boston University. She is on the faculty of Boston Conservatory, where she teaches a wide range of undergraduate and graduate courses in musicology. Her specialties are turn-of-the-century German Post-Romanticism and Impressionism.  She is a guest lecturer for the New York Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the San Francisco Symphony.  Free for ticketholders.

Elizabeth Seitz pic

ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
Saturday, June 11, 7 PM

Pre-Concert Talk

(Prior to Ben Capps & Vassily Primakov concert)
Lecturer: Dr. Elizabeth Seitz

Come to the concert early to find out more about the repertoire being performed that evening.

ABOUT THE LECTURER: Elizabeth Seitz received a Ph.D in Musicology from Boston University. She is on the faculty of Boston Conservatory, where she teaches a wide range of undergraduate and graduate courses in musicology. Her specialties are turn-of-the-century German Post-Romanticism and Impressionism.  She is a guest lecturer for the New York Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the San Francisco Symphony.  Free for ticketholders.

Fish dinner 160

ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
Friday, June 17, 5:45 PM

Prelude Supper

(Prior to the “From Russia to Rockport” concert with violinist Yevgeny Kutik and bassist Edwin Barker)
Enjoy a gourmet dinner overlooking the Atlantic while engaging in conversations with others attending the concert and learn more about the evening’s program.  Artistic Director David Deveau and a guest artist will lead the discussion.  Location: Reception Hall | Tickets: $35

Caterer: Beach Gourmet or Willow Rest
Entree Selection:
Choice of Fish or Vegetarian

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William Matthews 160

ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
Friday, June 17, 7 PM

Pre-Concert Talk

(Prior to “From Russia to Rockport” with Yevgeny Kutik & Edwin Barker concert)
Lecturer: Dr. William Matthews

Come to the concert early to find out more about the repertoire being performed that evening.

ABOUT THE LECTURER: Bill Matthews is a composer and the Alice Swanson Esty Professor at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, where he has taught since 1978.    He attended Oberlin Conservatory, the Univ. of Iowa, the Institute for Sonology in the Netherlands, and has a doctorate from the Yale School of Music.   His own compositions are for diverse chamber, vocal, and orchestral ensembles, and for computer synthesized sound and video.   He often works with modern dancers.  Free for ticketholders.

William Matthews 160

ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
Saturday, June 18, 7 PM

Pre-Concert Talk

(Prior to Lise de la Salle concert)
Lecturer: Dr. William Matthews

ABOUT THE LECTURER: Bill Matthews is a composer and the Alice Swanson Esty Professor at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, where he has taught since 1978.    He attended Oberlin Conservatory, the Univ. of Iowa, the Institute for Sonology in the Netherlands, and has a doctorate from the Yale School of Music.   His own compositions are for diverse chamber, vocal, and orchestral ensembles, and for computer synthesized sound and video.   He often works with modern dancers.  Free for ticketholders.

Talent has Hunger film 160

ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
Tuesday, June 21, 7 PM

FILM: Talent Has Hunger

Followed by Q&A with Paul Katz with moderator Executive Director Tony Beadle

Talent has Hunger is an inspiring film about the power of music to consume, enhance, and propel lives. Filmed over 7 years, the film is a window into the passion that can grip and sustain a young player from childhood through the last days of life and the years of sacrifice and dedication a budding artist needs to fulfill one’s talent. The film focuses on the challenges of guiding gifted young people through the struggles of mastering the cello. Through the words and actions of master cello teacher, Paul Katz, it’s clear that this deep study of music not only prepares wonderful musicians, but builds self-esteem and a cultural and aesthetic character that will be profoundly important throughout his students’ lives. Talent Has Hunger offers unique front row seat in Katz’s New England Conservatory studio as students come for their lessons. Free, no tickets required.

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Gilles Vonsattel by Beowulf Sheehan

ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
Friday, June 24, 2 PM

MASTERCLASS: Gilles Vonsattel, piano

Winner of the 2002 Naumburg International Piano Competition, pianist Gilles Vonsattel will work with young pianists on performance practice and techniques.  More details about the Gilles Vonsattel. Free, no tickets required.

Chicken dinner 160

ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
Friday, June 24, 5:45 PM

Prelude Supper

(Prior to Deveau-Cardenes-Williams concert)
Enjoy a gourmet dinner overlooking the Atlantic while engaging in conversations with others attending the concert and learn more about the evening’s program.  Dr. Andrew Shryock and a guest artist will lead the discussion.  Location: Reception Hall | Tickets: $35

Caterer: Beach Gourmet or Willow Rest
Entree Selection: Choice of Chicken or Vegetarian

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Andrew Shryock 160

ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
Friday, June 24, 7 PM

Pre-Concert Talk

(Prior to Cárdenes-Williams-Deveau Trio concert)
Lecturer: Dr. Andrew Shryock

Come to the concert early to find out more about the repertoire being performed that evening.

ABOUT THE LECTURER: Musicologist Andrew Shryock holds degrees from The Peabody Institute (b.Mus and M.M.) and Boston University (Ph.D.), and is on the music history faculty of the Boston Conservatory. His research examines the intersections of music, literature, and aesthetics in eighteenth-century England, and as a vocal performer he specialized in music of the Baroque era. His interest in music-text relations extends to hip-hop. Free for ticketholders.

Andrew Shryock 160

ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
Saturday, June 25, 7 PM

Pre-Concert Talk

(Prior to Frank Huang & Gilles Vonsattel concert)
Lecturer: Dr. Andrew Shryock

ABOUT THE LECTURER: Musicologist Andrew Shryock holds degrees from The Peabody Institute (b.Mus and M.M.) and Boston University (Ph.D.), and is on the music history faculty of the Boston Conservatory. His research examines the intersections of music, literature, and aesthetics in eighteenth-century England, and as a vocal performer he specialized in music of the Baroque era. His interest in music-text relations extends to hip-hop. Free for ticketholders.

Jazz Camp 160 alt

Monday-Saturday, August 15-20

Rockport Jazz Camp

Location: Rockport Schools
Led by Alexa Tarantino and Rockport Schools Anthony Covelli, Rockport Music is thrilled to offer the Rockport Jazz Camp for the third consecutive year for student musicians ages 11-18. LEARN MORE

Alexa Tarantino 160

ROCKPORT JAZZ CAMP
Wednesday, August 17, 7 PM

FAMILY CONCERT: Alexa Tarantino Jazz Quintet

Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center

Alexa Tarantino, saxophones | Brendan Lanighan, trombone | Michael Conrad, piano | Emiliano Lasansky, bass | Eric Metzgar, drums

Alexa Tarantino and her Quintet, who are the instructors for the Rockport Jazz Camp, perform a free family concert, and are joined by some student jazz ensembles from the camp. Alexa is a 2014 Yamaha Young Performing Artists Competition Winner and is passionate in sharing jazz with the next generation.  Free, no tickets required.

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Eugene Friesen

ROCKPORT JAZZ CAMP
Thursday, August 18, 2 PM

JAZZ MASTERCLASSES: Improvisation

Led by: Dr. Eugene Friesen
Location:
 Shalin Liu Performance Center
Watch, and learn along with the jazz camp students about the “Art of Making it Up–Improvisation.”

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: A Grammy Award winner, Berklee College of Music professor and cellist Eugene Friesen is acclaimed around the world for his ability to transition from Bach to rock and from jazz to duets involving poetry with energy and ease. In chamber music, he is a member of the Paul Winter Consort and the Trio Globo. He has also written a book entitled Improvisation for Classical Musicians: Strategies for Creativity and Expression.   Free, no tickets required.

Sherrie Maricle 160

ROCKPORT JAZZ CAMP
Friday, August 19, 2 PM

JAZZ MASTERCLASSES: Improvisation

Led by: Sherrie Maricle
Location:
 Shalin Liu Performance Center
Watch, and learn along with the jazz camp students about the “Art of Making it Up–Improvisation.”

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Maricle is the leader of her big band DIVA, her quintet FIVE PLAY and The DIVA Jazz Trio. As a teacher Maricle created and currently runs the Musical Magic hospital outreach program for The Ronald McDonald House New York. She also operates a private drum set and percussion studio, serves as a conductor for The New York Summer Festival and is an active clinician for Yamaha Drums, Sabian Cymbals, and many more. She is also a busy freelance performer and a published composer/arranger.

Five Play 160

ROCKPORT JAZZ CAMP
Saturday, August 20, 10 AM

FAMILY CONCERT: FIVE PLAY

Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center
Tomoko Ohno, piano | Janelle Reichman, tenor sax/clarinet | Jami Dauber, trumpet | Noriko Ueda, bass | Sherrie Maricle, drums
FIVE PLAY presents innovative arrangements of classic and contemporary standards, and original music written and arranged by the band members, highlighting the distinctive styles of each individual and creating a unique, fresh, exciting, and powerful ensemble sound.  Free, no tickets required.

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