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March 2017
$55

SFJazz Collective: The Music of Miles Davis

March 30 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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Rockport Music

The SFJAZZ Collective is an all-star award-winning jazz ensemble comprising eight of the finest performers/composers at work in jazz today. Each season the Collective focuses its repertoire on a different modern master, and this season the octet will be exploring the music of Miles Davis.

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April 2017
$10

Pesky J. Nixon and Miles to Dayton

April 22 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Old Sloop Coffeehouse, 12 School St
Rockport, 01966 United States
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Pesky J. Nixon and Miles to Dayton photos

This special co-bill features Pesky J. Nixon and Miles to Dayton, two outstanding bands that really know how to engage their audiences. Pesky J. Nixon and Miles to Dayton will perform their own music and each other’s, often with all band members on stage at once. Drawing influences from contemporary urban balladeers, rowdy southern bluegrass, and the sardonic yet wry wit of New England’s localized folk scenes, Pesky J. Nixon (PJN) creates an atmosphere both inviting and challenging for audiences.…

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$20

Foghorn Stringband

April 26 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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Rockport Music

No band is more responsible for the dynamic resurgence in old time string band music than Foghorn Stringband. For more than a decade now, the foursome has led a renaissance of vintage acoustic roots music, their success built upon a foundation of jaw-dropping musicianship, joyful vocal harmonies and a knack for unearthing dusty, long-forgotten classics.

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$24

Luca Buratto, piano

April 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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Rockport Music

Luca Buratto, 2015 Honens Prize Laureate, is a pianist of “fiery imagination and finesse” (Musical America). The Italian pianist has also won third prize at the International Robert Schumann Competition (Zwickau) and the special ‘Acerbi’ prize, awarded to a distinguished Finalist at Milan’s Shura Cherkassky Competition. Buratto will perform works by Beethoven, Bartók, Adès and Schumann.

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May 2017
$15

Boston Children’s Chorus

May 6 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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Rockport Music

Under the direction of Anthony Trecek-King, the Boston Children’s Chorus unites children ages 7-18 from diverse backgrounds to discover the power of singing and transcend social barriers in a celebration of shared humanity and love of music.

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Free

Jacques Lee Wood, cello & Simon Powis, guitar

May 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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Rockport Music

Simon Powis and Jacques Lee Wood have been working together for the last five years, starting out as colleagues at the Yale School of Music. Recently they recorded their first duo album “Paperworks” and launched the recording with five concerts in China. Powis and Wood are co-founders of StringLab, a multi-disciplined cello/guitar duo that produces original arrangements/compositions and commissions new works for the ensemble.

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$45

Storm Large (of Pink Martini)

May 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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Rockport Music

Storm Large is an artist that scoffs at boundaries. She’s tried her hand (and excelled) as an actress, an author, a playwright, and of course, a vocalist. Known to many for her time singing with acclaimed lounge pop act Pink Martini, Large will be bringing her own band along with her dynamite musicality, charismatic stage presence and force of nature personality to Rockport for the first time.

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June 2017

Rockport Chamber Music Festival

June 2 - July 9
Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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Rockport Chamber Music Festival

Come to the Rockport Chamber Music Festival and experience outstanding performances by world-renowned classical musicians from the Jupiter String Quartet to pianist Garrick Ohlsson. Choose from a variety of musical and educational events for people of all ages.

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$10

Connor Garvey and Putnam Smith

June 9 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Old Sloop Coffeehouse, 12 School St
Rockport, 01966 United States
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Connor Garvey and Putnam Smith photo

Connor Garvey and Putnam Smith are award-winning performers from Portland, Maine who are frequent collaborators and good friends.  Anyone who has attended the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance conference will take home memories of the “Pie and Whiskey” guerrilla showcase room.  It’s indescribable – ask Connor and Putnam. Connor Garvey has the amiable presence of an entertainer, the lyrical depth of a poet, and the enchantment of a storyteller.  Garvey leaves audiences uplifted and inspired. The Portland Press Herald says the…

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August 2017

Rockport Jazz Festival

August 6 - August 13
Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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Rockport Jazz Festival

Enjoy a week of great jazz in the intimate setting of the seaside Shalin Liu Performance Center at the Rockport Jazz Festival, featuring artists like Fred Hersch and Cecile McLorin Savant.

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