Community Concerts & Events

GUEST PRESENTATION
Friday, May 5, 7 PM

Honors Youth Choir of Chorus North Shore

Spring Concert “One Earth – Many Songs”
Presented by Chorus North Shore
A concert featuring selections by Bach, Vivaldi, Schubert, Rutter, Copland and other selections. Learn More

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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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Guest Presentation
Sunday, May 14, 5 PM

Hiding in Plain Sight: Folk Masters of Massachusetts

Presented by Massachusetts Cultural Council
This showcase concert features the excellence and diversity of music and dance traditions thriving in Massachusetts today. Performers are past or current recipients of Artist Fellowships or Traditional Arts Apprenticeships, prestigious awards from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Come experience a Dominican carnival procession, then be enthralled by leading exponents of South Indian vocals, violin, and percussion, West African balafon (xylophone), djembe drum, and ceremonial dance, and Irish flute, uilleann pipe and old style step dance. Learn More

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ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
Friday, June 9, 5:45 PM

Prelude Supper

Enjoy a gourmet dinner overlooking the Atlantic while learning more about the evening’s program with Executive Director Tony Beadle and a guest artist. LOCATION: Reception Hall TICKETS: $35

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ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
Friday, June 16, 5:45 PM

Prelude Supper

Enjoy a gourmet dinner overlooking the Atlantic while learning more about the evening’s program with Artistic Director David Deveau and a guest artist. LOCATION: Reception Hall TICKETS: $35

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ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
Saturday, June 17, 3 PM
Open Rehearsal

Handel & Haydn Society

Experience the final preparations of the Handel & Haydn Society for their performance of Henry Purcell’s The Fairy Queen. Free, no tickets required.

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ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
Tuesday, June 20, 7 PM
Lecture-Performance

Beethoven’s Piano Sonata Op. 110: A Life’s Journey

Lecturer/Performer: Dr. Victor Rosenbaum
New England Conservatory piano professor Dr. Victor Rosenbaum will present Beethoven’s journey to his Op. 110 Piano Sonata, considered one of his masterpieces. Free, no tickets required.

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ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
Friday, June 23, 5:45 PM

Prelude Supper

Enjoy a gourmet dinner overlooking the Atlantic while learning more about the evening’s program with Artistic Director Director David Deveau and a guest artist. LOCATION: Reception Hall TICKETS: $35

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ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
Thursday, July 6, 2 PM
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Stringed Instruments: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know

Lecturers/Performers: Julius Quartet | David Hawthorne, bow maker | Karl Dennis, luthier
Learn how instrument and bow makers create their finished pieces. The Julius Quartet will demonstrate the techniques composers have used to create the sounds they desire. Free, no tickets required.

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Julius Quartet   |  David Hawthorne  |  Karl Dennis

ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
Saturday, July 8, 10 AM
Family Concert

Julius Quartet

The Quartet is currently serving as the Graduate String Quartet in Residence at the John J. Cali School of Music at Montclair State University, where the group works with the Shanghai Quartet. Free, no tickets required.

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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 19, 7 PM
Community Concert

Rockport Jazz Camp Faculty Concert

The Rockport Jazz Camp faculty, who are accomplished young professional jazz musicians, will perform in a community concert. LEARN MORE

Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center

Saturday, July 22, 10 AM
Community Concert

Visiting Artist-Teacher Concert

Opening Act: Jazz Camp Student Ensemble
Guest teachers for the Rockport Jazz Camp will perform an exciting jazz concert for the community.

Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center

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

Visiting Artist-Teacher Concert

Opening Act: Jazz Camp Student Ensemble
Guest teachers for the Rockport Jazz Camp will perform an exciting jazz concert for the community.

Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center