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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


“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

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 

Israeli-born Hendelman brings a world of music to Rockport
Jewish Journal, August 2017

All that Jazz 
Gloucester Times, August 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

Talking to Organizest Dr. Lonnie Smith–Soul-Jazz Legend
The Arts Fuse, August 11, 2016

A 5-Year Hiatus Leads to ‘Freedom & Surrender’ for Jazz Singer Lizz Wright
The ARTery, August 8, 2016

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

Gerstein Brings Distinctive Artistry to Rockport Program
The Classical Review, July 12, 2016

Deep, dark family secrets revealed
Gloucester Daily Times, July 6, 2016

Monumental Artifact Meets Twisty Serenade
The Boston Musical Intelligencer, June 28, 2016

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

Renowned pianist performs at Rockport Chamber Music Festival
Boston Globe North, June 10, 2016

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

Rockport, Pressler, Parker Superb
The Boston Musical Intelligencer, June 5, 2016

Summer Arts Preview Critic’s picks-Classical, Jazz, & World
The Boston Globe, May 15, 2016

When the Symphony’s away, chamber music will play
Wicked Local, May 13, 2016


The Best Local Classical Albums of 2015
David Deveau’s Siegfreid Idyll Lands on Year-End ‘Best of’ List
The Boston Globe, December 19, 2015

Deveau Plumbs Schumann’s Public Privacy
The Boston Musical Intelligencer, October 27, 2015

Joey Alexander at the Shalin Liu Performance Center

12-Year-Old Jazz Prodigy Joey Alexander Turns to Composing
Wall Street Journal Speakeasy

Julian Lage: Acoustic Guitarist in an Open Platform
WICN 90.5, Colors of Jazz

Latin Accents at Shalin Liu
Cuarteto Latinoamericano review
Boston Musical Intelligencer

Emmanuel’s effervescence rules Rockport
The Boston Globe

More Fine Chamber Music in Rockport
Boston Symphony Chamber Players & Emanuel Ax review
Boston Musical Intelligencer

With a Growing Musical Presence, Matthew Aucoin Feels “Like a Kid in a Candy Store”
Matthew Aucoin review
The ARTery

Pianist Marc-André Hamelin at the Shalin Liu Performance Center
The Arts Fuse

Rockport Festival serves up a varied evening of Schubert
Boston Classical Review

Shanghai grasps range of Beethoven quartets
The Boston Globe 

Yo-Yo Ma Opens Rockport Festival
The Boston Globe

Seaside Music: Not in the Rough
Festival Preview by David Deveau

Awards & Distinctions

“Best Concert Hall, Massachusetts”–Yankee Magazine’s 2013 “Editors’ Choice”
“Best Live Music Venue”–Northshore Magazine’s BONS Award (2011-2016)
“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: Michael Lutch Photography

WCVB-TV Features the Shalin Liu Performance Center