2018-19 Fall-Spring Classical Season

Barry Shiffman, artistic director The 2018-19 Classical Season brings an exciting series of the world’s finest musicians including Chanticleer, the Danish String Quartet, the Borodin Quartet, soprano Adrianne Pieczonka, violinist Rachel Barton Pine, and pianist Marc-André Hamelin. This season also brings an exciting Met Opera Weekend featuring a concert by the Metropolitan Opera’s elite professional preparatory program for the opera stage–the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program.

Thank you to our 2018-19 Classical Season Corporate Partner!

Guest Presentation
Sunday, March 3, 2:30 PM

NMYO Chamber Music Concert

Presented by Northeast Massachusetts Youth Orchestra
The Chamber Music Concert features NMYO’s top musicians all of whom demonstrate a high level of skill and musicianship. This special concert will include music from some of the great masters of the chamber music genre in addition to more contemporary composers. LEARN MORE

Free, no tickets required.

Classical Season 2018-19
Friday, March 29, 8 PM *Date change*

Borodin Quartet

Pre-concert talk with Dr. Elizabeth Seitz, 7 PM
For more than seventy years, the Borodin Quartet has been celebrated for its insight and authority in the chamber music repertoire. Revered for its searching performances of Beethoven and Shostakovich, the Quartet is equally at home in music ranging from Mozart to Stravinsky, but held as the pillars of Russian composers.  This concert features works of Shostakovich and Borodin. LEARN MORE


Classical Season 2018-19

Sunday, April 28, 3 PM

Marc-André Hamelin, piano

Pre-concert talk with Dr. Andrew Shyrock, 2 PM
Pianist Marc-André Hamelin’s unique blend of musicianship and virtuosity brings forth remarkable interpretations recognized for their freedom, originality and prodigious mastery of the piano’s resources. Hamelin performs a program of Schumann, Chopin, Bach, and more.  LEARN MORE


38th Annual
Rockport Chamber Music Festival

Barry Shiffman, artistic director
The 38th Rockport Chamber Music Festival brings an enthralling theme of Source and Inspiration.  This summer we shine a light on the creative process of Source and Inspiration. In a wide range of programs, our audience will follow a journey that peels back the layers, letting us peek into that creative process. Whether it is seeing a drawing, reading a text, hearing a rhythm, or even being enamored with a personality, inspiration abounds.  LEARN MORE

On-sale Dates
Subscriptions: March 29
Single Tickets: April 12