Community Concerts & Events

A Rockport Music-Rockport Schools Collaboration
Session 1: July 17-22
Session 2: July 24-29

Rockport Jazz Camp

Alexa Tarantino, director
Anthony Covelli, Rockport Schools Director of Bands
The Rockport Jazz Camp is an engaging camp for young musicians ages 9-18 who want to learn more about improvisation, ensemble playing and more. The following events are the public community concerts that are part of this jazz camp. LEARN MORE

Wednesday, July 26, 7 PM
Community Concert

Alexa Tarantino Quintet

Alexa Tarantino, saxophones | Nick Finzer, trombone | Chris Ziemba, piano | Emiliano Lasansky, bass | Eric Metzgar, drums 

As Jazz Camp director and faculty, the Alexa Tarantino Quintet perform a free family concert featuring jazz standards and original compositions. An award-winning saxophonist, Alexa is currently based in New York City and performs regularly with the DIVA Jazz Orchestra and various musical theater productions, in addition to her own projects. Alexa is also on faculty for Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Youth Education Programs.  LEARN MORE

Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center

Saturday, July 29, 10 AM
Community Concert

Jazz Camp Student Showcase with Special Guest Artist

Selected ensembles from the Rockport Jazz Camp will perform a concert with a Guest Artist for the community.

Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center  | Photo Credit: Mike Springer

Wednesday, October 4, 7 PM
Opera Class: Compare and Contrast: How Different Composers Approach the Same Story

Barber of Seville: Rossini and Paisiello

The popular Opera series continues this fall with a four-night series of classes.  The classes are led by Dr. Elizabeth Seitz and will be a part-lecture, part performance event with performances by Boston Conservatory graduate students.  Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center Reception Hall

Tickets: $25 per class  |  Subscription: $80

Tickets on sale July 27.

Wednesday, October 18, 7 PM
Opera Class: Compare and Contrast: How Different Composers Approach the Same Story

Romeo & Juliet: Bellini and Gounod

The popular Opera series continues this fall with a four-night series of classes.  The classes are led by Dr. Elizabeth Seitz and will be a part-lecture, part performance event with performances by Boston Conservatory graduate students.  Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center Reception Hall

Tickets: $25 per class  |  Subscription: $80

Tickets on sale July 27.

Wednesday, October 25, 7 PM
Opera Class: Compare and Contrast: How Different Composers Approach the Same Story

Otello: Rossini and Verdi

The popular Opera series continues this fall with a four-night series of classes.  The classes are led by Dr. Elizabeth Seitz and will be a part-lecture, part performance event with performances by Boston Conservatory graduate students.  Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center Reception Hall

Tickets: $25 per class  |  Subscription: $80

Tickets on sale July 27.

Wednesday, November 1, 7 PM
Opera Class: Compare and Contrast: How Different Composers Approach the Same Story

Manon Lescaut: Massenet and Puccini

The popular Opera series continues this fall with a four-night series of classes.  The classes are led by Dr. Elizabeth Seitz and will be a part-lecture, part performance event with performances by Boston Conservatory graduate students.  Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center Reception Hall

Tickets: $25 per class  |  Subscription: $80

Tickets on sale July 27.

Wednesday, February 7, 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. The Orchestra’s mission is to bring big band music back into the mainstream for future generations to enjoy. Learn more

Tickets on sale July 27

Sunday, February 11, 3 PM
Live Opera Presentation

Così fan tutte

A semi-staged concert opera presented by Boston Conservatory at Berklee Opera Department
Written in 1790, this is the third collaboration between Mozart and Da Ponte and contains some of their best writing.  The sparkling comedy begins with a wager between a cynical old bachelor and two young men, who swear that their fiancées will always be faithful. Learn more

Tickets on sale July 27.