Classical

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.

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Classical Season 2018-19
Sunday, September 30, 6 PM

Chanticleer

Called “the world’s reigning male chorus” by The New Yorker magazine and Ensemble of the Year by Musical America, the GRAMMY® award-winning ensemble Chanticleer is known around the world as “an orchestra of voices” for the seamless blend of its twelve male voices ranging from countertenor to bass.  LEARN MORE

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Classical Season 2018-19
Sunday, October 14, 3 PM

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Pre-concert talk with Dr. Elizabeth Seitz, 2 PM
Michael Brown, piano | Gloria Chien, piano | Ida Kavafian, violin | Benjamin Beilman, violin | Paul Neubauer, viola | David Requiro, cello
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS) is known for the extraordinary quality of its performances, its inspired programming, and for setting the benchmark for chamber music worldwide. This program will feature chamber music works of Mozart, Liszt, Mendelssohn, Schumann and more.  LEARN MORE

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Classical Season 2018-19
Sunday, November 18, 3 PM

Danish String Quartet

Pre-concert talk with Dr. Andrew Shryock, 2 PM
The Danish String Quartet has reached incredible heights in the course of its 10 year existence. In  2012 the quartet was appointed to the prestigious Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Two program and in 2009 the quartet not only won First Prize in the Eleventh London International String Quartet Competition, but its performance was so convincing that it was awarded four additional prizes. The Quartet performs a program of Haydn, Beethoven, and more.  LEARN MORE

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Classical Season 2018-19

Sunday, December 9, 3 PM

Winterreise:
Adrianne Pieczonka, soprano & Brian Zeger, piano

Internationally celebrated interpreter of Wagner, Strauss, Verdi and Puccini, soprano Adrianne Pieczonka joins with pianist Brian Zeger to perform Schubert’s intriguing Winterreise.  LEARN MORE

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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

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Classical Season 2018-19

Sunday, February 3, 3 PM

Metropolitan Opera’s
Lindemann Artist Program

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. This program has brought such alumni as Dawn Upshaw and Sondra Radvanovsky to the Met stage. The Met weekend will feature the live broadcast from the Met of Bizet’s Carmen (tickets sold separately). More details and activities to be announced soon.  LEARN MORE

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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

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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

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