Founded in 1981 as the Rockport Chamber Music Festival, Rockport Music presents exceptional concerts and cultural events in the “stunning acoustics and dramatic setting” (Boston Globe) of the Shalin Liu Performance Center. Best known for its summer chamber music festival featuring some of the world’s finest ensembles and soloists, Rockport Music has expanded its offerings to include year-round presentations of jazz, folk, pop and world music, high-definition broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera and National Theatre (London), and special film presentations. Education and community outreach activities serve over 10,000 students and adults throughout Cape Ann and the North Shore annually.
“New England’s most magical spot for chamber music.” –The Boston Globe
Rockport Chamber Music Festival
June 14-July 14 | August Annex 17+31
Barry Shiffman, artistic director
The Rockport Chamber Music Festival 2019, under the artistic direction of Barry Shiffman, opens on Friday, June 14 and continues through Sunday, July 14, with two Annex concerts in August. The Festival will continue building on the success of its community engagement by bringing music to all through pop-up concerts, family concerts, livestreaming, and the new late-night concert series—Classical Cabaret—which features a casual, intimate setting on the Performance Center’s third floor. Learn about all of Rockport Music’s events in our NEW CALENDAR!!
Rockport Jazz Festival
August 4-11, 2019
This year’s Rockport Jazz Festival will feature an exciting line-up of jazz artists including Jack DeJohnette with Ravi Coltrane and Matthew Garrison, guitarist John Scofield, trumpeter Etienne Charles with Creole Soul, vocalist Kat Edmonson, the Hot Sardines and drummer Ulysses Owens, Jr. For a list of all our upcoming concerts and events, please visit our newly improved CALENDAR!
Rockport Celtic Festival
August 23-25, 2019
Exploring Celtic Roots & Branches
WGBH’s Brian O’Donovan & Maeve Gilchrist, co-artistic directors
Featuring a wide variety of new and familiar musicians, singers, dancers, and storytellers, the weekend will focus on the genre’s broad and vibrant range with a strong emphasis on crossover and collaborative work with musicians from other genres including classical, jazz, and American Traditional music.