One of the hardest things to get used to in this strange Coronavirus era is all this distancing. For the most part, we humans are a profoundly social species. We crave connection, and if we can’t connect in the flesh, at least we can connect digitally. Some of the most powerful moments in the last few weeks have been the way musicians have responded to this crisis on social media. Whether it be an orchestra performing a piece together in isolation, songwriters paying loving tribute to artists who’ve recently passed (John Prine, Ellis Marsalis, Bucky Pizzarelli), or simply hearing musicians play their heart out for fans from their living rooms, artists have provided hope, a light in the darkness. Forgive the obvious bias, but it’s our belief that hearing live music can provide genuine healing, in the mind, body and spirit. So we’ve made it a point to bring you content, either by our Music at Midday series or by pointing out other organizations and artists who are also trying to make a musical connection. Even with our Hall dimly lit, we at Rockport Music are continuing our dedication to bring you world-class music—this time to your desk, laptop, or phone. Live music will grace our halls again, and soon, together, we will rejoice in the bond of our community.

Dan Chong, violin and Jessica Bodner, viola of Parker Quartet perform for a virtual audience from their home.

Be sure to follow us on Facebook (like and “follow” us so you can see all of our posts), Instagram, and Twitter for real-time announcements on fun, engaging online musical content for all ages and interests. Find videos of past Shalin Liu Performance Center concerts on YouTube as well as on the video page on our website. Enjoy more great online musical moments, educational opportunities, and streaming videos on our new Virtual Community page.


Top Photo: Jens Lindemann, A Hope for the Future video