Community Concerts & Events

La Traviata Opera 104 at 160

Wednesday, September 21, 7:30 PM

Opera 104: Europe turns toward the Exotic

Mozart and Rossini: Arias from Mozart’s The Abduction from the Seraglio
The popular Opera class series continues to expand with Opera 104—Exoticism in Opera in four night series of classes.  The classes will be led by Dr. Elizabeth Seitz and will be a part-lecture, part performance event with performances by Boston Conservatory graduate students. (Photo from Boston Conservatory’s La Traviata)

Tickets: $25 | Subscription: $90 (Met Subscribers: $80)

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La Traviata Opera 104 at 160

Wednesday, September 28, 7:30 PM

Opera 104: Mid-19th Century Fascination

Arias from Leo Delibes’s Lakme  & Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers  
The popular Opera class series continues to expand with Opera 104—Exoticism in Opera in four night series of classes.  The classes will be led by Dr. Elizabeth Seitz and will be a part-lecture, part performance event with performances by Boston Conservatory graduate students. (Photo from Boston Conservatory’s La Traviata)

Tickets: $25 | Subscription: $90 (Met Subscribers: $80)

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Harvest Fest 10-2012 #2b

Saturday, October 15, 11 AM-1 PM

Make Your Own Instrument Workshop

Location: Old Firehouse Trust, Dock Square, Rockport 
Engage in Rockport’s annual Harvest Festival activities by making your own instrument—tambourine, maracas, guitar, and more—using fun, every day items.  All ages are welcome to participate.  Free, No tickets required.

Nina Ott 160

Thursday, October 20, 8 PM

COMMUNITY CONCERT: Nina Ott Jazz Quintet

Nina Ott has earned the reputation as an amazingly versatile and comprehensive player that can move between styles while retaining her own unique identity. Her skills as a composer won her a grant from RI Council for the Arts. She has recently completed her second recording as a leader made at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, CA. LEARN MORE

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La Traviata Opera 104 at 160

Wednesday, November 2, 7:30 PM

Opera 104: Europe looks to Spain and the Middle East

Arias from Bizet’s Carmen & Verdi’s Aida
The popular Opera class series continues to expand with Opera 104—Exoticism in Opera in four night series of classes.  The classes will be led by Dr. Elizabeth Seitz and will be a part-lecture, part performance event with performances by Boston Conservatory graduate students. (Photo from Boston Conservatory’s La Traviata)

Tickets: $25 | Subscription: $90 (Met Subscribers: $80)

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La Traviata Opera 104 at 160

Wednesday, November 9, 7:30 PM

Opera 104: Puccini and the Far East

Arias from Puccini’s Madame Butterfly & Turandot
The popular Opera class series continues to expand with Opera 104—Exoticism in Opera in four night series of classes.  The classes will be led by Dr. Elizabeth Seitz and will be a part-lecture, part performance event with performances by Boston Conservatory graduate students. (Photo from Boston Conservatory’s La Traviata)

Tickets: $25 | Subscription: $90 (Met Subscribers: $80)

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Danny Frantina 160

Saturday, December 17, 7 PM

COMMUNITY CONCERT: Holiday Sing-Along

Get in the holiday spirit and join Rockport Music’s annual holiday community sing-along.  This year’s event will feature the Danny Frantina Brass Ensemble, as well as holiday songs by Rockport High School’s Madrigal Singers.

Danny Fratina Brass Ensemble

Danny Fratina is a composer, arranger, transcriptionist, trumpet player, and clinician. He has been writing and arranging music for big bands and orchestras full time for nearly ten years, with recent work for the Boston Pops, the Beantown Swing Orchestra, John Stevens, Longy School of Music, the Plymouth Symphony, the United Nations in Boston, and independent bands across the U.S., Canada, England, Germany, Sweden, Russia, Australia, and New Zealand. He was a finalist in the ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Awards three times. Free, no tickets required.

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Beantown Swing Orchestra 160

Wednesday, February 8, 7 PM

Beantown Swing Orchestra

The 18-piece big band performs music of the swing era with its characteristic and infectious swing beat, as well as Sinatra classics. LEARN MORE

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Argus Quartet 160

Thursday, March 2, 7 PM

Argus Quartet

Argus Quartet is dedicated to reinvigorating the audience-performer relationship through innovative concerts and diverse repertoire – connecting with and building up a community of engaged listeners is at the core of the quartet’s mission.   Free, no tickets required.

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Zephros Winds 160

Wednesday, March 22, 7 PM

Zéphyros Winds

One of America’s most distinguished chamber ensembles, Zéphyros Winds brings together five of the finest wind virtuosos of their generation. Winning both the First and Grand Prizes at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, Zéphyros Winds became the first wind quintet in the competition’s 22-year history to do so. They made their New York debut in 1997 at Merkin Concert Hall, and began extensive touring throughout the United States. Internationally, they have performed in China and Europe, including a gala event celebrating the centenary of Francis Poulenc’s birth.  Their live recording of Irving Fine’s “Partita for Woodwind Quintet,” was released on Bridge Records.

“Zéphyros played with impeccable precision and rapt lyricism.”
— The Chicago Sun Times

 Free, no tickets required.

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BCC 160

Saturday, May 6, 3 PM

Boston Children’s Chorus

Under the direction of Anthony Trecek-King, the Boston Children’s Chorus unites children ages 7-18 from diverse backgrounds to discover the power of singing and transcend social barriers in a celebration of shared humanity and love of music. LEARN MORE

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Jacques-and-Simon 160

Wednesday, May 10, 7 PM

Jacques Lee Wood, cello & Simon Powis, guitar

Simon Powis and Jacques Lee Wood have been working together for the last five years, starting out as colleagues at the Yale School of Music. Recently they recorded their first duo album “Paperworks” and launched the recording with five concerts in China. Powis and Wood are co-founders of StringLab, a multi-disciplined cello/guitar duo that produces original arrangements/compositions and commissions new works for the ensemble. Free, no tickets required.

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