Take This Waltz is a Rockport Music event exploring the waltz throughout the last 150 years. The Art of Time Ensemble will be performing a program filled different composers’ takes on the waltz. To prepare for this exciting event, here is an excerpt from the program notes about the […]
Compositions from Joseph Haydn are appearing in a few programs in the Rockport Chamber Music Festival, most notably in the programs of Richard Goode and the Aizuri Quartet. In this week’s composer spotlight, discover more about the history and life of Haydn.
Joseph Haydn (full name Franz Joseph Haydn) was […]
A late-night concert series for Rockport Music—Classical Cabaret— features a casual, intimate 45-minute performance on the performance center’s third floor. This is an up-close and personal musical experience where the audience is just a few feet from the musicians sitting at café tables with a glass of your favorite […]
Tomorrow, the Rockport Chamber Music Festival welcomes violinist Philippe Graffin. Most notable in his program is an unfished sonata by Eugene Ysaÿe that Graffin completed after discovering the piece in 2017. Below is an excerpt from the program notes detailing the sonata and how Graffin used Ysaÿe’s earlier work […]
This week, Rockport Music will be holding Chopin by Candlelight, a performance of the complete Chopin Nocturnes in a candlelit stage setting by London-based Australian pianist Piers Lane. While many know of Chopin for his famous compositions, less know about the details of his life and what led up […]
In 1986, Barry Douglas won the 8th International Tchaikovsky Piano Competition with pieces by Mussorgsky, Tchaikovsky, and Brahms. Program annotator Keith Horner was in that audience and recounts his experiences of seeing Douglas win and the privilege audience members at the Rockport Chamber Music Festival will have to hear […]