Proceeds from the gala fund are critical to meet the immediate needs of Rockport Music.  A generous donor is underwriting the event costs  so that all contributions are 100% tax deductible. Your gift will help us bridge the gap caused by lost ticket revenue, thus ensuring the fiscal health of Rockport Music. You can be proud that your gift will allow us to continue to bring the gift of music to all, now needed more than ever!

Please Note: All contributions are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.


Gala Chair
Jeannie McIntyre

Gala Committee
Dianne Anderson
Amanda Armstrong
Pamela Bynum
Robert Cassady
Susan Crown
Nina Doggett
Karen Hanson
Eileen Mueller
Pat Petrou
Andrée Robert
Kathy Skrabut
Naomi Stonberg
Linda Teahen
Thi Linh Wernau
Margaret Ziering

Rockport Music is a 501(c)3 organization. Your participation supports Rockport Music’s commitment to enriching lives by offering exceptional musical performances and providing learning opportunities that deepen a love of music and connect artists and audiences.

For more information about Rockport Music’s Virtual Gala, please contact Susan Rogers,
Development Officer, at:
978.546.7391 ext. 106 or


Photo Credit (top): Michael Lutch











Marc-André Hamelin, piano

Saturday, June 27::  5:00 PM (ET)

Rockport Music has always sought to bring the world of extraordinary music to residents of Cape Ann and the broader New England community. Now, in these difficult times, we are delighted to bring the gift of music to our greater community around the world with a FREE Virtual Gala featuring Grammy-nominated pianist and composer Marc-André Hamelin. Coming from the Shalin Liu Performance Center to your living room, we encourage you to Save-the-Date and share this musical event with everyone, which will be viewable via Facebook, Youtube and other outlets to be announced.

Please enjoy a special message from Rockport Music Education and Outreach Director Josue Gonzalez!

This is our one and only fundraising event of the year. We ask you to support Rockport Music’s Virtual Gala with a donation if you are able.

Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Shalin Liu Performance Center

In addition to an exciting musical program, we will also celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Shalin Liu Performance Center. Initially constructed to host the Rockport Chamber Music Festival, the Shalin Liu Performance Center has evolved into a continuous hub of arts and culture. While the Hall is an extraordinary venue, it is made complete by the thousands of patrons, dedicated donors and over 300 volunteers who invest their time and money to advance our mission “of enriching lives through exceptional musical performances that deepen a love of music.”  In celebrating this anniversary, we celebrate those committed to making Rockport Music a thriving part of the community!

Marc-André Hamelin

No stranger to sell out audiences, Canadian virtuoso pianist and composer Marc-André Hamelin has received 11 Grammy award nominations.  Hamelin is recognized worldwide for his originality and technical acumen. MORE ABOUT THE ARTIST

“A performer of near-superhuman technical prowess.” — The New York Times



Rockport Music gratefully acknowledges the kind messages of support that lift our spirits, the generosity of our patrons who have opted to make donations in lieu of receiving refunds for canceled performances, and our remarkable board and donors .

Thanks to our Corporate Partners!