Rockport Music Announces 2019-20 Season



Fall 2019

Spring 2019

Fall 2018

Spring 2018

Fall 2017

Spring 2017

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The Early Years–Even without Room to Grow, an Acclaimed Festival Flourished

The Early Years–The Founding of the Festival

The Early Years-Deveau Era









































Rockport Music is proud to have its concerts and events regularly featured by a wide range of media outlets. Below you will find a sampling of press clippings from a variety of newspapers, magazines and blogs.

The Opening Of The Shalin Liu Performance Center

Taking a New Concert Hall Out for a Spin or Two
The New York Times, June 13, 2010

Rockport Music welcomes season in striking new home by the sea
The Boston Globe, June 12, 2010

Summery Sounds of a New Hall Opening
The New York Times, June 11, 2010

Building a space for sound: Acoustician lends his ears to Rockport’s new music hall
The Boston Globe, June 6, 2010


Boston Public Radio spotlights Rockport Music for summer pick
Boston Public Radio, June 19, 2019

Just Go For it, An Adventurous Quartet Always in the Moment
The Boston Globe, June 19, 2019

Seasoned and Shining Classics at RCMF
Boston Musical Intelligencer, June 17, 2019

Rockport Chamber Music Festival Jazzes it Up
Boston Classical Review, June 16, 2019

Cristina Zavalloni highlights Opening Weekend of RCMF
Leonore Overture (Keith Powers), June 5, 2019

Christian McBride & Tip City—Mastery and Joy
The Artsfuse, June 9, 2019

RCMF Variety, Tradition and Pizzazz
Boston Musical Intelligencer, June 7, 2019

Cape Ann-A Charming Alternative
USA Today, June 2019

11 Classical Music Events to get to this Summer
WBUR The ARTery, May 24, 2019

Peeking at the Creative Process-RCMF
Gloucester Times, March 7, 2019

Bringing Music to the Masses
Wicked Local, February 1, 2019



In four-part harmony; Windborne blows into Rockport with music for our times
Gloucester Times, November 22, 2018

Danish Quartet brings American tour to a close at Shalin Liu
Wicked Local, November 15, 2018

From Beethoven to beer and beyond with the Danish Quartet
The Boston Globe, November 7, 2018

Rockport Chamber Music Festival Has It All
American Record Guide, November 2018

Kurt Elling at the Shalin Liu Performance Center
Artsfuse, August 15, 2018

Festival hosts concert for autistic children, families
Gloucester Times, July 15, 2018

Chamber Music Writ Large
Boston Musical Intelligencer, July 16, 2018

Dover Quartet joins mentor Barry Shiffman for final weekend of Rockport Chamber Music Festival
Wicked Local, July 10, 2018

Sohn Scales Mountain of Gold
Boston Musical Intelligencer, July 2, 2018

Music from the shadows, being heard anew
The Boston Globe, July 1, 2018

Third week of RCMF features Van Cliburn winning performance
Wicked Local, June 25, 2018

RCMF’s opening weekend
Leonore Overture, June 19, 2018

Kafka Encaged, Writing to his Father
The Boston Globe, June 18, 2018

At Rockport, ushering in a new chapter with Tchaikovsky, Golijov, and high spirits
The Boston Globe, June 17, 2018

“A Spirited Arrival at Rockport Music”
The Boston Globe, May 24, 2018

“Chamber Fest Rocks on Anew”
The Boston Musical Intelligencer, May 11, 2018

A Date-Night Destination, May 2018

Rockport’s Philanthropic Force
Northshore Magazine, April 2018

Intimate Musical Dialogues Soar in Three Boston-area Concerts
Boston Concert Reviews, February 2018


Music Man, Rockport Music’s new artistic director Barry Shiffman
Northshore Magazine, October 2017

Pianist Ohlsson takes on Schubert and Scriabin in Rockport
Boston Globe, July 2017

Taking a bow at Rockport, after 22 transformative years
Boston Globe, May 2017

Rockport Festival in Fine Fettle
Boston Musical Intelligencer, April 2017

Violin and Piano Glory–Christian Tetzlaff and Lars Vogt
Boston Concert Reviews, April 2017

Kids Rock–Experience Music to your ears at the Shalin Liu Performance Center
Northshore Magazine, April 2017

Acoustic Magic at the Shalin Liu–Gary Burton and Makoto Ozone
Wicked Local, March 2017

Brooklyn Rider Rivets attention at Rockport
Boston Globe, January 2017


Another Marsalis brings jazz to Rockport
Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
Gloucester Daily Times, August 15, 2016

The Rockport Jazz Festival–Dedicated to Building an Audience for Jazz
The Arts Fuse, August 15, 2016

Top 5 Summer Jazz Festivals Across the Northeast
The Huffington Post, July 12, 2016

George Li Brings Sumptuous Bravura
The Boston Musical Intelligencer, June 27, 2016

Borromeo String Quartet Brings T.S. Eliot Poem to Rockport Chamber Music Festival
Wicked Local, June 2, 2016

Yo-Yo Ma Opens Rockport Festival
The Boston Globe

Awards & Distinctions

“Best Concert Hall, Massachusetts”–Yankee Magazine’s 2013 “Editors’ Choice”
“Best Live Music Venue”–Northshore Magazine’s BONS Award (2011-2018)
“Best New Music Performance” & “Most Creative Programming”–The Boston Globe’s “Best of 2011”
“2011 Honor Award” for both the Shalin Liu Performance Center and Epstein Joslin Architects–The Boston Society of Architects

PHOTO CREDIT: Jon Tadiello

WCVB-TV Features the Shalin Liu Performance Center