Community Concerts & Events

Danny Frantina 160

Saturday, December 17, 7 PM


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


Argus Quartet 160

Wednesday, March 1, 7 PM
Please note: this is a date change!

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


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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