Community Concerts & Events

Rockport Music’s 2015 Education and Outreach programs Print
are generously sponsored in part by the
Institution for Savings.

Monday, August 10 – Saturday, August, 15
9 AM-3 PM

Rockport Jazz Camp

Rockport Jazz Camp is a week-long jazz experience led by Rockport Music Education & Outreach Director Stephanie Woolf, acclaimed saxophonist Alexa Tarantino, and Rockport Public School Band Director Anthony Covelli. Join us for an affordable and exciting opportunity to enrich and inspire the young budding musicians in your family! Learn more

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Thursday, August 13, 2 PM

Jazz Workshop: Improvisation

Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center Concert Hall

Free, no tickets required.

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Friday, August 14, 2 PM

Jazz Masterclass: Skip Hadden, drums

Professor of percussion at Berklee School of Music will work with young percussion students on rhythm and drum techniques.

Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center Concert Hall

Free, no tickets required.

Artist’s Website

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Saturday, August 15, 10 AM

Family Concert: Alexa Tarantino Jazz Quintet

Alexa Tarantino is a jazz saxophonist, woodwind multi-instrumentalist, composer, and educator who is passionate about developing and expressing her voice as an improviser and inspiring others to do the same through jazz education.  One of Alexa’s most recent projects is a duo collaboration with Eastman Professor and jazz pianist Dariusz Terefenko, presenting fresh takes on jazz standards and re-inventions of classical works, along with original music and improvisation, the duo released their first album, “Crossing Paths,” in December 2014.

Recently, Alexa was named the 2014 Yamaha Young Performing Artists Competition Saxophone Winner.  In March 2014, she was selected as one of five finalists in this year’s North American Saxophone Alliance (NASA) Jazz Competition, held at the University of Illinois.  Alexa also received the Jazz Education Network’s Mary Jo Papich JEN Co-Founder Women in Jazz Scholarship.  She graduated from Eastman School of Music, studying with New York City-based saxophonist Charles Pillow.

Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center Concert Hall

Free, no tickets required.

Artist’s Website

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Wednesday, September 16, 7 PM

Concert & Lecture: Russian Music & Icons
Lyra Vocal Ensemble

Lecture: Dennis Sardella, Museum of Russian Icons Docent

This concert and lecture will feature the music and icons of Russia.  The concert portion will highlight music of Russian composers as well as Russian folk music.  The lecture will focus on the historical background and origins of the Russian icons, how they came to Russia, and their place in Russian culture, as well as the symbolic language of icons and their role in Eastern Christian spirituality.

The Lyra Vocal Ensemble is an offshoot of a larger group, one of the most prominent choral groups in St. Petersburg, Russia. The main mission of Lyra centers on exploring and popularizing Russian choir music, both at home in Russia and abroad. Through its performances around the world, Lyra introduces audiences to the enormous musical heritage of the Russian Orthodox Church, as well as the many musical traditions of Russian folk music. Acclaimed at home and around the globe for their rich sound and diverse repertoire, Lyra has received numerous accolades including being awarded the Montreux International Choral Festival diploma in 2001 and winning Northern Ireland’s esteemed Coleraine International Choral Festival in 2005.

Artist Website

Free, no tickets required.

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Wednesday, October 7, 7:30 PM
Wednesday, October 21, 7:30 PM
Wednesday, October 28, 7:30 PM
Wednesday, November 4, 7:30 PM

Opera 102

The popular Opera 101 series is expanding!  Opera 102 is broken down into two separate series (each four nights long) to gain a deeper knowledge of opera throughout the centuries.  They will be led by Dr. Elizabeth Seitz and will be a part-lecture, part performance with performances by Boston Conservatory graduate students.

Individual Tickets: $25
Subscription to all 4 Opera Classes: $90 (10% discount) | Met Opera Subscribers Special Class Subscription: $80 (20% discount)


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Saturday, November 14, 2-7:30 PM

Diploma in a Day

Enjoy engaging workshops led by Dr. Elizabeth Seitz, Dr. Jan Swafford and members of the Elias Quartet on Beethoven and his works being performed later that evening.  Activities provide participants the opportunity to learn and discuss the composer and his music from multiple aspects.

Tickets: $99 (includes dinner)


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Saturday, December 19, 7 PM

Holiday Community Sing Along

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

Based in Boston, Triton Brass is an exciting musical collaborative comprising five of the region’s most promising young talents. Prize winners at the 2005 Lyon International Chamber Music Competition and 2003 Fischoff International Chamber Music Competition, Triton is in its fourth year as artists-in-residence at The Boston Conservatory, where the group serves as both performers and instructors, and are proud to be faculty and co-hosts for the Atlantic Brass Quintet International Seminar. Triton Brass also served as chamber music faculty at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute from 2005-2010.

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Free, no tickets required.

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Wednesday, March 2, 7:30 PM

Ezekial’s Wheels

Ezekial’s Wheels is a dynamic young klezmer ensemble from the Boston area that is getting international recognition for their virtuosity and infectious energy. Learn more


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Thursday, May 12, 7 PM

Choro das 3

A Brazilian group playing traditional choro music, Choro das 3 have made it their mission to revive the choro tradition in Brazil and spread its distinctive sound around the globe. With a style that shares a similar feel to New Orleans jazz, ragtime and even bluegrass, Choro das 3 brings a lively and musically sophisticated sound to all their performances. It is a family ensemble, made up of three sisters and their father who began to perform as a band back in 2002. Corina plays flute and piccolo. Lia plays 7-string guitar. Elisa plays mandolin, banjo, clarinet and piano.  Their father, Eduardo, plays pandeiro (the Brazilian tambourine).  Choro das 3 have recorded three acclaimed albums and have played for millions of people (including Brazil’s Presidents, Governors and Ministers). Over the years they have developed a special project called “Choro Concerts at School” that teaches young people the amazing richness of choro music, building a new audience and ensuring its place in the hearts of the future generations.

Free, no tickets required.


Saturday, May 14, 3 PM

Boston Children’s Chorus

Anthony Trecek-King, artistic director
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