Our Gift of Music to the Community
In the best interest of the health and safety of our patrons, staff and musicians, we are transforming our in-person Summer Gala (originally planned for June 5, 2020) into a virtual event to be held on Saturday, June 27 at 5 pm. In the midst of these unprecedented times, this event provides a unique opportunity for us to now offer our annual Summer Gala program to a much wider audience of not only our regular patrons but to our greater community and beyond.
While we were unable to reschedule the Pinchas Zukerman Trio and A Far Cry for our new, virtual event, our program will include a live virtual performance by the dynamic pianist MARC-ANDRÉ HAMELIN. He will perform in the stunning Shalin Liu Performance Center (without audience) livestreamed to you in your home along with some exciting program details to be announced in the coming weeks. While the opportunity to watch the livestream program will be offered free to a broader virtual audience, gifts to Rockport Music are welcomed as our annual gala traditionally generates financial support for the organization, which is now even more critical to our continued operation.
“I am very excited about our virtual event bringing ‘Our Gift of Music to the Community.’” says Gala Chair Jeannie McIntyre. “I believe it will reflect Rockport Music’s strengths and core values, including its deep commitment to the community by bringing transformative musical experiences to audiences near and far.”
We are so appreciative of those who will continue to support the Gala with their sponsorships and ticket purchases, recognizing that this gift provides much-needed support for our organization during these challenging times. We hope you will join us for this special virtual musical experience!
Top photo: Marc-André Hamelin performing at the Shalin Liu Performance Center in 2012, photo credit: Michael Lutch