Campaign Initiatives

A $12-million campaign

The majority of the funds raised ($8 million) will create an endowment held in perpetuity to support Rockport Music’s operations each year. The building fund to preserve the Shalin Liu Performance Center ($4,000,000) will be utilized as needed to keep our hall in outstanding condition. The In Concert with You campaign incorporates the following major initiatives:


The Endowment portion of the campaign has two primary initiatives–Program Excellence and Artistic and Executive Leadership.  The Artistic Program Excellence Endowment funds will ensure our ability to continue to advance programmatic excellence in presenting exceptional live music in all genres, as well as to augment our education and outreach programs.

The Artistic and Executive Leadership Endowment funds enable Rockport Music to attract and retain key leaders who are passionate, innovative, and essential to shaping our vision of musical excellence and preserving Rockport Music’s high standards.


The Shalin Liu Performance Center Preservation Fund and the Shalin Liu Performance Center Endowment Fund, established by a generous gift by Shalin Liu, will support the maintenance and care of our beautiful concert hall. Based upon careful review of useful life and replacement costs, this fund will ensure that equipment and building systems are properly maintained and upgraded as needed for the next 20 years.

Special Initiatives



In a bold statement of commitment to Rockport Music and its current campaign, two generous donors have together committed $1,000,000, conditional upon Rockport Music raising a matching $1,000,000 from other donors. Each dollar donated to the In Concert With You campaign will earn $1 from the challengers, thus providing Rockport Music with $2,000,000 toward its campaign objectives. 


As the premier performing arts organization on Boston’s North Shore, Rockport Music will continue to provide exceptional musical experiences both in the stunning setting of the Shalin Liu Performance Center, as well as on the North Shore.  We will begin our next generation with enhanced artistic capacity, augmented leadership resources, and substantially improved financial security.  We invite you to be part of this special endeavor!

Photo Credits
Shalin Liu Performance Center (credit Robert Benson)
Ladysmith Black Mambazo (credit Michael Lutch)
Bohemian Quartet (credit Sharron Cohen)