Festivals at Rockport Music

ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL

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June 3-July 10 & July 22, 2016

David Deveau, Artistic Director

On Friday, June 3, the Rockport Chamber Music Festival opened its 35th Season with a very special opening night with legendary pianist Menahem Pressler and the dynamic Parker String Quartet (pictured).  The Festival continues with world-renowned artists such as pianists Jeremy Denk and Kirill Gerstein, the Calder Quartet, and the incomparable viola da gambist Jordi Savall.  Take a look at the upcoming education and enrichment activities during the Festival, including a masterclass by pianist Gilles Vonsattel. Summer Subscriptions are available.  Rockport Music’s Oral History Project Committee has undertaken interviewing people involved in the Rockport Chamber Music Festival over the past 35 years.  Enjoy reading the attached article written and collected by the Committee about the Early Years!

FESTIVAL PROGRAM NOTES
Want to review upcoming and past Program Notes from this year’s 35th Rockport Chamber Music Festival?  Click the following links by week to review the desired program:
Weeks 1&2 (June 3-12)
Weeks 3&4 (June 16-26)
Weeks 5&6 (June 30-July 22)  |  Jeremy Denk new program (June 30)

ROCKPORT JAZZ FESTIVAL

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August 11-14, 2016

The 5th Annual Rockport Jazz Festival will feature a broad spectrum of jazz musicians this year ranging from the incredible Terence Blanchard (pictured) to the dynamic post-bop of Ravi Coltrane.  In celebration of the 5th Annual Festival, Rockport Music is expanding beyond the Festival weekend with exciting jazz concerts throughout the summer featuring such artists as Dianne Reeves and the Chick Corea Trio with Christian McBride and Brian Blade.  Visit our Jazz, Folk, World listing for a full summer line-up of such folk legends as Arlo Guthrie, Ani DiFranco, and many more.  Also, check out the free education and community events around the Jazz Festival in August!