Festivals at Rockport Music


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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 2016 Festival continued with world-renowned artists such as pianists Jeremy Denk and Kirill Gerstein, the Calder Quartet, and the incomparable viola da gambist Jordi Savall.  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!

Want to review 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)


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August 11-14, 2016

The 5th Annual Rockport Jazz Festival featured 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 line-up of jazz, folk and pop artists.