The Campaign to Ensure Rockport Music’s Future

Thank you to all who helped make the In Concert with You campaign a success! The campaign closed on February 1, 2019 exceeding the original $12 million goal.

Since opening the Shalin Liu Performance Center in 2010, Rockport Music has grown to become a world-class musical organization, dedicated to excellence in every aspect of its mission through great performances, a faithful commitment to outreach and education, and strong community engagement. Our stunning performance venue, with its spectacular ocean view, is visited by thousands of concert-goers each year. Its design, at once breathtaking and intimate, creates palpable excitement.

Now, in Rockport Music’s thirty-plus years as a cultural leader in the greater Boston area, we want to take steps to ensure that we continue to bring great music to our hall, provide an exceptional audience experience, and serve the community at large. We need to enlarge the scope of artistic excellence, maintain outstanding organizational leadership, and preserve our beautiful performance venue.


“The Shalin Liu
Performance Center manages to be
unpretentious but at the same time dramatic… a joy.”
—The Boston Globe

Our vision focuses first on being a nationally recognized musical destination with the highest standards of excellence and diversity in its programming. Classical music is the heart of Rockport Music, with the Rockport Chamber Music Festival as its centerpiece. Concurrently, we are incorporating the rising popularity of jazz, folk, world, and pop music and are augmenting our broadcast offerings in opera, ballet, and related genres.

We want to strengthen our commitment to education and community outreach. We are in the business of enhancing lives by creating new, interesting opportunities to experience and learn about the timeless power of music. We will offer this gift to schools and children, hospices and mental health facilities, and through our onsite adult learning programs and community concerts.

We want to be able to provide Rockport Music with the best future artistic and executive leaders, to guide our journey in both good and challenging times.

Caring for our stunning Shalin Liu Performance Center is a welcomed responsibility. We know that the magic of Rockport Music is the delightful alchemy of great music and a physical environment that is second to none. We are the stewards of an architectural jewel, and we will maintain it at the highest standard.

Parker Quartet (credit Michael Lutch)
Shalin Liu Performance Center (credit Robert Benson)
Marc-André Hamelin (credit Michael Lutch)
Rockport High School Orchestra (credit Sharron Cohen)