Festivals at Rockport Music


Barry Shiffman, Artistic Director

David Deveau, Artistic Director Emeritus

On Friday, June 2, 2017 the Rockport Chamber Music Festival was kicked off with an Opening Gala for its 36th Season with world-renowned Joshua Bell.  Artistic Director David Deveau performed in a grand finale concert as his farewell after 22 years as artistic director.  New Artistic Director Barry Shiffman will curate next year’s Festival.  The Oral History Committee has been interviewing volunteers and founders from the first 20 years of Rockport Music and have compiled the following 2 essays from those interviews–The Early Years–The Founding of the Festival and The Early Years–The Deveau Era.  


August 6-13, 2017

This year’s 6th Annual Rockport Jazz Festival will feature an exciting array of artists including Fred Hersch, Danilo Pérez, Cécile McLorin Salvant, John Pizzarelli and Daniel Jobim in a Sinatra-Jobim tribute and much more. For a calendar listing, visit our Jazz, Folk webpage. For Festival Enrichment activities, visit our Education webpage.