Community Concerts & Events
Tuesday, November 27, 7 PM
Stunningly powerful vocal harmony floods the room as the four Windborne singers present Song on the Times, their project of working class movements for peoples’ rights from the past 400 years, sung for today struggles. They educate as they entertain, telling stories about the music and explaining the characteristics and stylistic elements of the traditions in which they sing. Free, no tickets required. Learn more
Saturday, December 22, 7 PM
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.
Thank you to Corporate Partner!
Thursday, February 7, 7 PM
Papa Haydn Started It All: The String Quartet Then and Now
Praised for their “superb capacity to find the inner heart of everything they play, regardless of era, style or technical demand” (The International Review of Music), the Tesla Quartet brings refinement and prowess to both new and established repertoire. Dubbed “technically superb” by The Strad, the Tesla Quartet recently took Second Prize as well as the Haydn Prize and Canadian Commission Prize at the 12th Banff International String Quartet Competition. The quartet has also garnered top prizes at numerous other international competitions, including the Gold Medal at the 2012 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. Free, no tickets required. Learn more
Sponsored in part by the Bruce J. Anderson Foundation.
Wednesday, March 6, 7 PM
Sowah Mensah is an ethnomusicologist, composer and a “Master Drummer” from Ghana, West Africa. Sowah has taught music in both Ghana and Nigeria and is currently a music professor at both Macalester College, and the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN where he also directs each school’s African Music Ensemble. In addition, he is currently a James Marsh Professor-at-Large at the University of Vermont in Burlington, VT and directs the African Music Ensemble at the University of Minnesota. Sowah is the director of Sankofa, a Ghanaian Folklore and Dance Ensemble in the Twin Cities and a member of Speaking in Tongues, a four-piece group based out of the Twin Cities that uses two percussionists, a bassist and a Chinese pipa player. Free, no tickets required.
Thursday, March 28, 7 PM
Internationally acclaimed Grammy® Nominee Percussionist/Drummer Tupac Mantilla is considered by the critics nowadays as one of the most versatile and creative artists of his generation. An accomplished percussionist with a Master of Music Honors Degree from the New England Conservatory and First Prize recipient of the 2002 Bogota’s Philharmonic Orchestra’s Classical Soloist Competition, Mr. Mantilla has collaborated and performed with artists such as Bobby McFerrin, Esperanza Spalding, Lisa Fischer, Julian Lage, Danilo Perez, and John Patitucci. Mr. Mantilla is the founder, CEO and Artistic Director of the Global Percussion Network PERCUACTION®, with which he leads several educational and social projects and initiatives worldwide through the PERCUACTION FOUNDATION® and the GLOBAL RHYTHM INSTITUTE®. Free, no tickets required.
Thursday, May 9, 7 PM
The Brass Project
The Brass Project is a brass sextet formed by leading players from the Curtis Institute. These “six superb Curtis brass players” (Philadelphia Inquirer) united around a shared set of multifaceted goals: to expand the repertoire for chamber brass, to record and distribute new works, and to engage with a wide community through outreach and educational programs. The Brass Project gives innovative and creative performances designed for a diverse demographic by performing repertoire specifically commissioned by the ensemble. Free, no tickets required.