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June 2018

Beethoven Sonatas

June 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$38

JAMES EHNES, violin | ANDREW ARMSTRONG, piano Pre-Concert Talk, 7 PM Program: Violin Sonata No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 12 Violin Sonata No. 5 in F major, Op. 24 “Spring” Violin Sonata No. 8 in G major, Op. 30 Violin Sonata No. 10 in G major, Op. 96  

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“Rockport In Bloom” Garden Tour 2018

June 29 - June 30
Rockport Garden Club

Rockport Garden Club annual garden tour of 11 private gardens (held rain or shine), Luncheon available at garden site. Tickets are $20 prior to June 1 and $25 thereafter. For tour and ticket information: rockportgardenclub.org

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Brentano Quartet with Yekwon Sunwoo, Piano

June 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$45

The Brentano Quartet, one of the finest quartets in the world and Yale School of Music Resident String Quartet, perform once again with the 2017 Cliburn winner Yekwon Sunwoo after their breathtaking joint performance at the Cliburn that led to Sunwoo’s win.

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Rockport Farmers Market 6/30/18

June 30 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Harvey Park, 15 Mt Pleasant Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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Rockport Farmers Market

The opening Rockport Farmers Market takes place on summer Saturdays, from 9 AM to 1 PM through October 13, 2018. Local farmers will be on hand offering plenty of fresh produce, the first bounty of the season. Arrowhead Family Farm and Rockport’s own Seaview Farm will be offering locally-raised meats, ranging from sausage to bacon to beef. Market-goers will enjoy fresh bread with a special focus on the regional favorite: anadama bread. Jams, jellies, pickles, freshly-roasted coffee, and specialty tea…

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Brentano Quartet with Dawn Upshaw

June 30 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$38

Pre-Concert Talk, 7 PM Brentano String Quartet Mark Steinberg, violin | Serena Canin, violin | Misha Amory, viola | Nina Lee, cello Since its inception in 1992, the Brentano String Quartet has appeared throughout the world to popular and critical acclaim, praised for its “seemingly infallible instincts for finding the center of gravity in every phrase and musical gesture” (Philadelphia Inquirer). The Quartet has garnered several coveted awards, including the Cleveland Quartet Award, the Naumburg Chamber Music Award as well as the Royal Philharmonic Award for Most…

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July 2018

Minsoo Sohn, Piano

July 1 @ 5:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$19

Bach's Goldberg Variations Known as a performer with poetic vision and musical intelligence, pianist Minsoo Sohn garners praise from critics and audiences alike for his masterful virtuosity and deep musicianship. The latest accolade, published in The New York Times, called his recording of Bach’s Goldberg Variations a “beautifully articulated, radiant interpretation” and named it one of the top classical recordings of 2011.  Sohn has toured extensively throughout North America, Europe, and Israel at major venues and has appeared at many prestigious…

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Riders in the Sky

July 2 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$39

  The venerable musical cowboys have been delivering their particular brand of comedic country & western music for close to 40 years and are still going strong. Following in the mighty footsteps of icons like Gene Autry, Roy Rogers and the Sons of the Pioneers, Riders in the Sky will bring their expert musicianship and comic sensibility for a family friendly July 4th weekend hoedown! As a classic cowboy quartet, the trail has led them to heights they could have…

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July 4th Celebrations 2018

July 4
Downtown Rockport Rockport, MA 01966 United States + Google Map

njoy the July 4th Celebration in Rockport! 6 PM – Rockport Firemen’s Parade 8 PM – Rockport Legion Band Concert, Back Beach 9 PM – Rockport Bonfire, Back Beach

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Were You There: Rolston String Quartet & Davóne Tines

July 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$36

About the Were You There Program: The second half of the program is entitled “Were You There” and is a set of theatrically staged songs, ranging from Spirituals to a new piece composed by Matthew Aucoin, resulting in a climactic Amazing Grace. Were You There is about moving from darkness to light. It’s both a memorial for death and a celebration of life—it’s about how our voices can lift us up and serve to remember. Open Rehearsal Thursday, July 5 : 2 PM ROLSTON QUARTET &…

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Classical Cabaret

July 6 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$20

The third floor reception hall will be transformed into a candlelit space of hi-tops and small tables creating a fun atmosphere of intimacy with the artists. Attendees will enjoy a casual, 45-minute performance late night in Rockport! This evening’s program highlights the works of Bach, Tchaikovsky and Osvaldo Golijov, the Festival’s composer-in-residence. Barry Shiffman, violin Luri Lee, violin (of the Rolston Quartet) Christopher Rogers-Beadle, viola Jonathan Lo, cello (of the Rolston Quartet) John McKean, harpsichord Matt Sharrock, marimba

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