Festivals at Rockport Music
ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
Barry Shiffman, Artistic Director
David Deveau, Artistic Director Emeritus
The Rockport Chamber Music Festival 2018, the first under the artistic direction of Barry Shiffman, opened on Friday, June 15 and continued through Sunday, July 15, and encompassed a dramatic theme—r:EVOLUTION. Embracing the history of delivering both world-class artists and young rising stars, Rockport Music launched the Rockport Fellows program who were involved in mainstage concerts as well as bringing music to the community through pop-up concerts, family concerts, and other activities. A new late-night concert series—Classical Cabaret—featured a casual, intimate setting on the Performance Center’s third floor. The 2019 Festival is set for June 14-July 14 and we look forward to the exciting programming Barr Shiffman will bring for his second festival! Photo credits: Rolston String Quartet (top); Barry Shiffman, artistic director (side)
ROCKPORT JAZZ FESTIVAL
August 4-12, 2018
This year’s Rockport Jazz Festival featured an exciting array of artists including Harold López-Nussa, Grace Kelly, Joe Lovano, Kurt Elling, and Monty Alexander. This summer features many great jazz artists outside of the Festival, including Dianne Reeves, Jane Monheit, and John Pizzarelli with Catherine Russell. For a full line-up of jazz and folk concerts, click here. For Education and Outreach activities, visit our Education webpage.