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June 2019

Gilad Karni and Friends

June 29 @ 7:30 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$29

GILAD KARNI, viola Violist Gilad Karni has been praised throughout the world for his tone and interpretation. His technique and musicality have earned him countless honors, from first prizes at competitions to leadership roles in some of the world’s finest orchestras. Equally at home in orchestral and solo or chamber music settings, Karni can be heard on concert stages around the globe in a range of repertoire, as well as on recordings. Karni has left his mark on many international viola…

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Cabaret: Musicals

June 29 @ 10:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$10 – $25

This world-class group of artists will perform works of Bruch and arrangements of musicals for cello and piano in an intimate, casual setting of small tables and hi-tops on the third floor. STEFAN JACKIW, violin Violinist Stefan Jackiw is recognized as one of his generation’s most significant artists, captivating audiences with playing that combines poetry and purity with an impeccable technique. Hailed for playing of “uncommon musical substance” that is “striking for its intelligence and sensitivity” (Boston Globe), Jackiw has appeared as soloist…

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JCT Trio

June 30 @ 5:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$35

Stefan Jackiw, violin | Conrad Tao, piano | Jay Campbell, cello Three renowned artists of the next generation combining talents in this piano trio, JCT (pronounced “junction”) which is hailed for their “bracing technique and jaw-dropping precision… A sense of unity, especially in dynamics and rhythmic thrust…” (Aspen Times). Violinist Stefan Jackiw, with a tremendous solo career, returns to Rockport with Conrad Tao (composer/pianist who curated and produced the critically acclaimed UNPLAY Festival in Brooklyn) and cellist Jay Campbell (member of JACK quartet), who has also…

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July 2019

Stratford Festival in Film: The Tempest

July 1 @ 7:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$15

“Magic is in the air” (Broadway World) in the Stratford Festival’s latest production of Shakespeare’s final masterpiece, The Tempest, “an elaborate production with eye-popping costumes” (The New York Times). “The real magic and grandeur come from Martha Henry as Prospero” (The New York Times). She is “one of the true greats” (Chicago Tribune), giving a performance full of “passion and power” (The Globe and Mail). “She’s riveting from her first moments on stage” (Postmedia). “The poetry emerging from her lips is something…

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Young Artist Spotlight: Sae-Yoon Chon, piano

July 3 @ 2:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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Free

First prize winner at the 2018 Dublin International Piano Competition, Sae-Yoon Chon has won numerous awards including 1st Prize at the Jeonbuk International Music Festival (2010), the Suri competition (2010), the Segyetimes competition (2010), and the Concours of the Piano Society of Korea (2010). He began studying at the Yewon School in Korea when he was ten years old. His current teacher is Hyoung-Joon Chang. In the five years since he began lessons at this school, Sae-Yoon has enjoyed performing…

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Jens Lindemann

July 5 @ 8:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$35

Acclaimed trumpeter Jens Lindemann, along with saxophonist/pianist/vocalist Matt Catingub, bring Celebrating the 100th birthday of Nat King Cole: Tunes of the Great American Songbook to Rockport! Hailed for his “golden timbre and virtuosic flair” (New York Times), Lindemann, a former member of the Canadian Brass, was recently named “International Brass Personality of the Year” (Brass Herald) and is currently a professor at UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. Equally at home in the classical, jazz and pop musical realms, Lindemann has played…

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Takács Quartet

July 6 @ 7:30 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$47

The Takács Quartet is renowned for the vitality of its interpretations. The New York Times recently lauded the ensemble for “revealing the familiar as unfamiliar, making the most traditional of works feel radical once more.” Based in Boulder at the University of Colorado, the Quartet performs 80 concerts a year worldwide. The Takács Quartet was formed in 1975 at the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest by Gabor Takács-Nagy, Károly Schranz, Gabor Ormai and András Fejér, while all four were students. It first received…

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Cabaret: Brass Soirée

July 6 @ 10:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$10 – $25

From the salons of European palaces to the clubs of New York City, this cabaret evening will bring music of Haydn, Piazzolla, Ellington and ‘Fats’ Waller.  Hosted by international trumpet sensation Jens Lindemann, he is joined by Festival Artistic Director Barry Shiffman leading a string section and pianist Sae Yoon Chon. JENS LINDEMANN, trumpet A former member of the Canadian Brass, Jens Lindemann is hailed as one of the most celebrated soloists in his instrument’s history and was recently named “International Brass…

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Max Levinson & Friends

July 7 @ 5:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$45

Considered one of the finest collaborative pianists in the country, Max Levinson is currently the Chair of the Piano Department at the Boston Conservatory and Artistic Director of the San Juan Music Festival. Winner of the 1997 Dublin International Piano Competition, Levinson joins with 2018 winner Sae Yoon Chon for a 4-hand piano performance of Schubert’s Fantasie, and then joins with cellist Andrés Diaz and violinist Barry Shiffman for Tchaikovsky’s Piano Trio, Op. 50. MAX LEVINSON, piano  Chair of the Piano…

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Rockport Legion Band- Summer Concert Series

July 7 @ 7:00 pm
Back Beach, Beach Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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Rockport Legion Band

Rockport Legion Band’s 86th consecutive free, summer, outdoor concert series at beautiful Back Beach in Rockport.  A family-friendly repertoire featuring concert pieces, Disney, Marches, Dixie-land and Pop tunes. Reminisce with us about our early years at a special Tribute concert on July 21, 2019 at 7 p.m. as the band performs music from its earliest years. Special guest conductor Paul Niemisto features music by Finnish-American composers with comments about the bands’ Finnish origins and first members. Bring chairs, blankets. rockportlegionband.wordpress.com

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