Open Houses & Free Concerts


The Shalin Liu Performance Center is open (June 15-August) for tours and information.

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday
11am—12:30pm (hours are subject to change due to artist rehearsal schedule, so please check with the box office at 978.546.7391 for details.)  The Shalin Liu Performance Center will have additional open lobby hours throughout the week (Tuesday-Saturday) 10am-2pm for general  information and viewing. The Box Office is located across the street at 16 Main Street.

Community & Free Events

Rockport Music presents numerous free community events throughout the year.   Please visit our CALENDAR LISTING and select the “Free Events” keyword to filter the events for all the exciting upcoming events. An additional listing is below.

Tuesday, September 24 | 4 PM

Lecture: Meet the Composers

Part of Education & Community Engagement program

Artistic/Executive Director Ashleigh Gordon will lead audiences on a journey through time and geography. Focused on the often overlooked and underrepresented voices from the African diaspora, this lecture will survey some of the trailblazers – dating from three centuries ago to the present and hailing from three continents – that have and continue to shape the classical music world. This program is designed for adults (families welcome).  Free, no tickets required.  LEARN MORE

Tuesday, September 24 | 7 PM

Concert: Castle of our Skins
George Walker Deconstructed

Part of Education & Community Engagement program

Castle of our Skins musicians will present an engaging lecture-performance inviting audience members to take an in-depth look into the life and work of Pulitzer-prize winning composer George Walker. His colorful and French-infused String Quartet No. 1 will be dissected in this lecture demonstration allowing attendees an intimate look inside the music and mind that created it. Following the discussion, the string quartet will be performed in its entirety. Free, no tickets required.  LEARN MORE

Sunday, November 3 | 7 PM

Matt Nakoa

Matt Nakoa is an award-winning songwriter, singer, and multi-instrumentalist. A modern troubadour, he makes his home on the highways and concert stages of America and appears regularly with folk music icon Tom Rush. The Boston Globe says of Nakoa, “Between his piano chops and heartfelt originals on guitar, he drops jaws.” Free, no tickets required. 

Saturday, December 21 | 7 PM

Rockport Holiday Sing-Along

Get in the holiday spirit and join Rockport Music’s annual holiday community sing-along.  This year’s event will feature a guest ensemble as well as sing-alongs of holiday favorites led by the Rockport High School’s Madrigal Singers.  Free, no tickets required. 

Wednesday, February 26 | 7 PM

Alexa Tarantino Quartet

Director of the Rockport Jazz Workshop, Alexa Tarantino is an award-winning, vibrant, young jazz saxophonist, woodwind doubler, composer, and educator. Tarantino performs regularly as a leader and sidewoman in a wide variety of ensembles and genres including Wynton Marsalis & the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Cécile McLorin Salvant’s OGRESSE, among many others.   Free, no tickets required. 

Wednesday, March 4 | 7 PM

Longy School of Music Showcase

Since its founding in 1915, chamber music has occupied pride of place at the Longy School of Music of Bard College.   This evening, young artists and artist faculty from Longy present a program of chamber music side by side, where the generations dissolve, spurred on by the collective spirit of collaboration and exploration.  Free, no tickets required. 

Saturday, May 16 | 7 PM

Boston City Singers

Boston City Singers is an El Sistema-inspired program founded 20 years ago in Dorchester. The program trains and inspires each singer by providing the highest level of musical instruction and wide-ranging performance opportunities to support personal development, celebrate diversity, and foster good will.  Free, no tickets required.