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!

Classical Season 2018-19
Sunday, December 9, 3 PM

Randall Scarlata, baritone (replacing Adrianne Pieczonka, soprano)
& Brian Zeger, piano

Pre-concert talk with Dr. Andrew Shryock, 2 PM
Due to illness, Adrianne Pieczonka is unable to perform, so baritone Randall Scarlata will join with pianist Brian Zeger to perform Schubert’s intriguing Winterreise.  LEARN MORE


Guest Presentation
Sunday, January 6, 3 PM

Boston Music Institute’s Classical New Year’s Concert

The Boston Music Institute (BMI) hosts its Classical New Year’s Concert, featuring performances by alumni and current students from Perkins School for the Blind as well as BMI students from New England Conservatory, Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, Boston Symphony Youth Orchestra and more. LEARN MORE


Classical Season 2018-19

Sunday, January 20, 3 PM
Rachel Barton Pine, violin

Pre-concert talk with Barry Shiffman, 2 PM Heralded  as  a  leading  interpreter  of  the  great  classical  masterworks,  international  concert  violinist  Rachel  Barton  Pine  thrills  audiences  with  her  dazzling  technique,  lustrous  tone  and  emotional  honesty.   LEARN MORE


Classical Season 2018-19
Sunday, February 3, 3 PM

Metropolitan Opera’s
Lindemann Artist Program

Pre-concert talk with Barry Shiffman and Sophie Joyce (Lindemann Artist Program Director), 2 PM As part of Rockport Music’s Metropolitan Opera Weekend, this concert features three of the most talented young singers training today in The Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program–Gabriella Reyes, Arseny Yakovlev and Megan Grey performing your favorite arias. This program has brought such alumni as Dawn Upshaw and Sondra Radvanovsky to the Met stage. The Met weekend also features the live broadcast from the Met of Bizet’s Carmen (tickets sold separately), a vocal masterclass and lectures.  LEARN MORE


Classical Season 2018-19
Sunday, March 31, 3 PM

Borodin Quartet

Pre-concert talk with Dr. Elizabeth Seitz, 2 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 purchase-btn-gray