Santa’s Arrival in Rockport and Tree Lighting

Santa’s Arrival in Rockport and Tree Lighting

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Start Date: Dec 3 2016
Location: T-Wharf on Rockport Harbor, and Dock Square, 1 - 5 PM

Where else can you see Santa arrive by lobster boat? Santa will arrive at Rockport’s T-Wharf on Rockport Harbor on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 1:00 PM, following a brisk lobster boat ride across Sandy Bay. Then Santa will climb…

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Rockport HarvestFest

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Start Date: Oct 15 2016
Location: Downtown Rockport, 9 AM - 6 PM

The annual Rockport HarvestFest celebration features the best of the season in a quintessential coastal New England setting, offering live music, great food, and plenty of activities for families. New England food producers gather under a giant tent on one…

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Rockport Rotary Club Lobsterfest

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Start Date: Aug 13 2016
Location: Back Beach at the American Legion Bandstand, 3-7 pm

Rockport Rotarians will host their annual public LobsterFest cookout on scenic Back Beach in Rockport, MA. Lobsterfest will be followed by an evening fireworks display over Sandy Bay from Old Granite Pier at approximately 9:30 pm. Rockport Rotary’s Lobsterfest is…

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Rockport Fireworks Display

Rockport Fireworks Display

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Start Date: Aug 13 2016
Location: Old Granite Pier, Sandy Bay, 16 Wharf Road, dusk

As dusk descends on Rockport, settle in at Back Beach and the American Legion Bandstand to watch the fourth annual summertime fireworks display over Sandy Bay. The fireworks display will follow the Rockport Rotary Club’s Lobsterfest, a unique annual outdoor…

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Rockport Chamber Music Festival’s 35th Season

Rockport Chamber Music Festival’s 35th Season

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Start Date: Jun 3 2016
Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street

A bevy of the world’s finest chamber musicians will perform, including ensembles such as the Calder Quartet, soloists like trumpeter Brandon Ridenour and cross-cultural programs like Jordi Savall’s intriguing exploration of pan-Latin music. On Friday, June 3, the Rockport Chamber…

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Rockport Chamber Music Festival: Week One

Rockport Chamber Music Festival: Week One

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Start Date: Jun 3 2016
Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street

Week One (June 3-5) The Festival kicks off triumphantly with an Opening Night performance by the Parker Quartet and legendary pianist Menahem Pressler. The much-anticipated pairing will deliver a program of Haydn, Bart’k and Dvo?’k. On Saturday night the acclaimed…

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Rockport @ Night 2016

Rockport @ Night 2016

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Start Date: May 27 2016
Location: Downtown

Rockport MA Once Again Opens Its Doors At Night! Rockport expands its 2015 Rockport @ Night event throughout all of downtown for this year’s 2016 Rockport @ Night event !! Over 35 participants ! Every Friday night, from MAY 27…

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Motif No. 1 Day

Motif No. 1 Day

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Start Date: May 21 2016
Location: Throughout Downtown Rockport, 9 AM - 5 PM

Motif No.1 Day is organized and presented by Rockport Exchange and takes place from 9 AM to 5 PM on Saturday, May 21, 2016 in downtown Rockport. The Motif No.1 Day 5k and Fun Run starts at 9 AM. The…

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Motif No. 1 Day 5K Road Race

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Start Date: May 21 2016
Location: From Rockport Harbor to Marmion Way and Back, 9:00 a.m. start

Motif No. 1 Day 5k and Festival, May 21, 2016. Spend the day in beautiful Rockport, MA with the 5k in the morning followed by a one-mile fun run and the day-long Motif No. 1 Day Festival. The funds raised…

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20th Annual Emergency Services Day

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Location: T-Wharf in Downtown Rockport, 11 AM - 3 PM

Sunday, May 15 is the 20th Annual Emergency Service Day from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Activities will be held at T-Wharf in Downtown Rockport. Today we also mark National Life Jacket Day Rockport’s 20′ and 24′ Harbor Patrol Boats…

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Ottmar Liebert, guitar

Ottmar Liebert, guitar

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Start Date: May 15 2016
Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street, 5 PM

One of the most successful instrumentalists working today, guitarist Ottmar Liebert has created a niche for himself, creating a sound that borrows from flamenco, new age, jazz, rock and Pan-Latin music. Born in Cologne, Germany, Liebert began learning to play…

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BOSTON CHILDREN’S CHORUS

BOSTON CHILDREN’S CHORUS

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Start Date: May 14 2016
Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street, 3 PM

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. The Chorus bridges Greater Boston’s many diverse groups and…

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Choro das 3

Choro das 3

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Start Date: May 12 2016
Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street, 7 PM

A Brazilian group playing traditional choro music, Choro das 3 have made it their mission to revive the choro tradition in Brazil and spread its distinctive sound around the globe. With a style that shares a similar feel to New…

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Members of the  Handel and Haydn Society

Members of the Handel and Haydn Society

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Start Date: May 7 2016
Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street, 8 PM

Guy Fishman, cello and director | Aisslinn Nosky, Susanna Ogata, Chloe Prendergast, violins | Karina Schmitz, viola | Robert Nairn, bass | Ian Watson, harpsichord Comprised of many of the most renowned principal players from the Handel and Haydn Society…

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Martyn Joseph with Ian Foster

Martyn Joseph with Ian Foster

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Start Date: May 7 2016
Location: Old Sloop Coffeehouse, 12 School Street, 7:30pm

Martyn Joseph is a performer like no other: Shades of Bruce Springsteen, John Mayer, Bruce Cockburn and Dave Matthews there may be ‘ but he stands in his own right, built on a reputation for giving what thousands have described…

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The Waifs

The Waifs

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Start Date: May 5 2016
Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street, 8 PM

Heroes in their native Australia, the veteran folk rockers known as The Waifs have made significant progress carving out an audience in the U.S. It’s easy to see why as their infectious, harmony-drenched country-folk makes quite an impression no matter…

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Met Lunch

Met Lunch

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Start Date: Apr 30 2016
Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street, 11:30 AM

Caterer: Beach Gourmet Met Lunches are provided in a beautiful oceanview setting in the third floor reception hall. Meals include a gourmet sandwich, a choice of chips or fruit, a dessert, and beverage. MENU Option 1: Chicken Salad with pepper,…

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Elektra by Richard Strauss

Elektra by Richard Strauss

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Start Date: Apr 30 2016
Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street, 12:55 PM

Strauss’s blazing tragedy about an ancient Greek princess hell-bent on revenge comes to the Met in the final opera production by the legendary director Patrice Ch’reau, who died in 2014. Esa-Pekka Salonen, who made a riveting Met debut leading Ch’reau’s…

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Revontulet Dancers to Perform

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Start Date: Apr 24 2016
Location: Spiran Lodge, 3 PM

The Revontulet Dancers from Fitchburg will perform Finnish folk dances and will be accompanied by the Revontulet musicians. The group performs to celebrate and share Finnish and Finnish-American culture. Come and enjoy something new for your Sunday afternoon.

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Colin Hay

Colin Hay

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Start Date: Apr 24 2016
Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street, 5 PM

One of the most recognizable voices from the 80’s, Colin Hay has managed to transcend the chart-topping success of his time spent fronting Men at Work to fashion a dynamic solo career. Hay’s melodic gifts, distinctive tenor and deadpan humor…

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We Banjo 3

We Banjo 3

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Start Date: Apr 22 2016
Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center, Friday, April 22, 8 PM

A dashing, young Galway-based foursome that combines bluegrass and old time string band music with traditional Irish folk, We Banjo 3 is taking the acoustic world by storm. Their most recent record, 2015’s Live in Galway, received 4 stars from…

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Met Lunch

Met Lunch

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Start Date: Apr 16 2016
Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center, Saturday, April 16, 12pm

Caterer: Bonne Bouche Met Lunches are provided in a beautiful oceanview setting in the third floor reception hall. Meals include a gourmet sandwich, a choice of chips or fruit, a dessert, and beverage. MENU Option 1: Smoked turkey salad with…

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Roberto Devereux

Roberto Devereux

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Start Date: Apr 16 2016
Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center, Saturday, April 16, 12:55pm

The final opera in Donizetti’s ‘Tudor trilogy’ focuses on the older Queen Elizabeth I, who is forced to sign the death warrant of the nobleman she loves. Sir David McVicar, who directed the Met premieres of Anna Bolena and Maria…

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Rockport Winter Farmers Market Market

Rockport Winter Farmers Market Market

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Start Date: Apr 16 2016
Location: Rockport Community House, 58 Broadway, 9 AM - 1 PM

Rockport’s final Winter Farmers Market for the season will take place at the Rockport Community House from 9 AM to 1 PM on Saturday, April 16. We have a fantastic group of fifteen local farmers and food producers lined up…

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The Atwater-Donnelly Band with Molly Pinto Madigan

The Atwater-Donnelly Band with Molly Pinto Madigan

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Start Date: Apr 15 2016
Location: Old Sloop Coffeehouse, 12 School Street, 7:30pm

Every performance is surprisingly different and always entertaining, exciting and educational with the award-winning duo Atwater-Donnelly, who provide a unique and thrilling blend of traditional American and Celtic folk music and dance, along with original songs and poetry. The highly…

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Hermitage Piano Trio

Hermitage Piano Trio

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Start Date: Apr 15 2016
Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center, Friday, April 15, 8 PM, Pre-Concert Talk, 7 PM

Misha Keylin, violin| Sergey Antonov, cello | Ilya Kazantsev, piano The great Russian musical tradition continues with the Hermitage Piano Trio which is distinguished by its exuberant musicality, interpretative range, and sumptuous sound. Following a recent performance, The Washington Post…

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Don Quixote

Don Quixote

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Start Date: Apr 10 2016
Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center, Sunday, April 10, 12:55 PM

Music Leon Minkus Choreography Alexei Fadeyechev (after Marius Petipa and Alexander Gorsky) Cervantes’ eccentric hero Don Quixote leaves on journey full of adventures with his loyal squire Sancho. Panza in search of his perfect woman. On the way he meets…

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Hot Club of San Francisco   Postcards from Gypsy Land

Hot Club of San Francisco Postcards from Gypsy Land

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Start Date: Apr 9 2016
Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center, Saturday, April 9, 8pm

Paul Mehling, lead guitar | Evan Price, violin | Jeff Magidson, rhythm guitars | Sam Rocha, rhythm guitars | David Chiorini, bass One of the vanguards of the current gypsy jazz revival, Hot Club of San Francisco (HCSF) has integrated…

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Met Lunch

Met Lunch

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Start Date: Apr 2 2016
Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center, Saturday, April 2, 12pm

Caterer: Beach Gourmet Met Lunches are provided in a beautiful oceanview setting in the third floor reception hall. Meals include a gourmet sandwich, a choice of chips or fruit, a dessert, and beverage. MENU Option 1: Chicken Salad with pepper,…

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Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini

Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini

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Start Date: Apr 2 2016
Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center, Saturday, April 2, 12:55 PM Saturday, April 2, 7 PM (Encore Showing)

Kristine Opolais brings her heartbreaking interpretation of the title role in Madama Butterfly to Live in HD screens for the first time, in Anthony Minghella’s critically acclaimed 2006 production. Roberto Alagna sings Lieutenant Pinkerton, the callous officer who crushes Butterfly’s…

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Adult Easter Egg Hunt

Adult Easter Egg Hunt

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Start Date: Mar 26 2016
Location: Throughout Town, 3-5 PM

After the Children’s Easter Egg Hunt, treat yourself to Rockport’s Easter Egg Hunt for Grown-Ups! Participants could win a 3 Course Dinner at the new Pigeon Cove Tavern at the Emerson Inn or $175 off a stay at Seven South…

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Rockport Community Egg Hunt

Rockport Community Egg Hunt

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Start Date: Mar 26 2016
Location: Rockport Elementary School, 24 Jerden's Lane, 2:00 PM

The Rockport Division of the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the 26th annual Community Egg Hunt for the children of Rockport at the Rockport Elementary School playground area, 24 Jerden’s Lane in Rockport, on Saturday, March 26, at…

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Juilliard String Quartet

Juilliard String Quartet

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Start Date: Mar 20 2016
Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center, Sunday, March 20, 3 PM

Joseph Lin, violin | Ronald Copes, violin | Roger Tapping, viola | Joel Krosnick, cello The Juilliard String Quartet, widely known as the quintessential American string quartet, was the first ensemble to play all six Bartok quartets in the United…

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Rockport Winter Farmers Market Market

Rockport Winter Farmers Market Market

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Start Date: Mar 19 2016
Location: Rockport Community House, 58 Broadway, 9 AM - 1 PM

Rockport Winter Farmers Markets will take place at the Rockport Community House from 9 AM to 1 PM on the following Saturdays: March 19 April 16 We have a fantastic group of fifteen local farmers and food producers lined up…

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Brooks Williams with Jeremy Lyons

Brooks Williams with Jeremy Lyons

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Start Date: Mar 19 2016
Location: Old Sloop Coffeehouse, 12 School Street, 7:30pm

Brooks Williams is a genre defying guitarist singer songwriter. It’s roots. It’s acoustic. He walks the line between blues and Americana, but there’s a bit of jazz and rockabilly thrown in for good measure. Imagine Doc Watson, Willie Nelson, Lonnie…

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Paula Poundstone

Paula Poundstone

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Start Date: Mar 18 2016
Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center, Friday, March 18, 8 PM

A beloved comic who thrives on spontaneity and improvisation, Paula Poundstone has been performing stand-up comedy for over 25 years, fine-tuning her craft over the years to become of the truly great humorists of our time. Raised in Massachusetts, Poundstone…

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Spartacus

Spartacus

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Start Date: Mar 15 2016
Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center, Tuesday, March 15, 7 PM

Music: Aram Kachaturian Choreography: Yuri Grigorovich In ancient Rome, Spartacus, a Thracian king, is turned captive by Crassus with his wife Phrygia. Forced to fight as a gladiator and kill one of his friends, Spartacus plots an unprecedented upheaval. Grigorovich’s…

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Jesse Cook

Jesse Cook

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Start Date: Mar 11 2016
Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center, Friday, March 11, 8 PM

Jesse Cook travels the world with his fingers. Through his globe-spanning and genre-bending compositions, the nimble-fingered guitarist has taken nouveau flamenco to places it has never been, creating new fascinating hybrids. As one of the most celebrated instrumentalists on the…

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Jorma Kaukonen

Jorma Kaukonen

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Start Date: Mar 8 2016
Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center, Tuesday, March 8, 8 PM

A legendary figure in rock and roll, guitarist Jorma Kaukonen has made a lasting impact on American music, first as a co-founder of Jefferson Airplane, and then by the acoustic-centered folk blues of Hot Tuna and his own solo recordings.…

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