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February 2019

Van Gogh: Of Wheat Fields and Clouded Skies

February 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$5 – $15

Take a fresh look at Van Gogh through the legacy of the greatest private collector of the Dutch artist’s work: Helene Kröller-Müller (1869-1939), one of the first to recognize the genius of Van Gogh. In the early 20th century, Kröller-Müller amassed nearly 300 of Van Gogh’s paintings and drawings now housed at her namesake museum in Holland. The Basilica Palladina exhibition in Vicenza, “Amid Wheat Fields and Clouded Skies,” with 40 paintings and 85 drawings on loan from the Kröller-Müller Museum, lends the basis…

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National Theatre in HD: I’m Not Running

February 26 @ 7:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$5 – $22

Due to weather, I’m Not Running broadcast is postponed to Tuesday, February 26! I’m Not Running is an explosive new play by David Hare, premiering at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas. Pauline Gibson has spent her life as a doctor, the inspiring leader of a local health campaign. When she crosses paths with her old boyfriend, a stalwart loyalist in Labour Party politics, she’s faced with an agonising decision. What’s involved in sacrificing your private life and your…

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Rockport Music Benefit Wine Dinner

February 28 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Feather & Wedge, 5 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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Feather & Wedge is thrilled to be hosting a special dinner in benefit of the Rockport Music and the Shalin Liu Performance Center! Enjoy an evening of conversation and education featuring a four course meal by chef Ryan McGovern and informed wine pairings by Andrew “The Wine Bear” Ehrlich. Preview menu here! Prix Fixe $100 per person * plus tax & gratuity *$25 from each ticket will go to Rockport Music Reservations required 978.999.5917

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March 2019

Steve Earle (acoustic)

March 1 @ 8:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$59

An old school troubadour with a rabble-rousing streak a mile wide, Steve Earle has been on the forefront of roots music for more than 30 years, a natural successor to vital American songwriters like Woody Guthrie and Townes Van Zandt. He’ll be giving a rare solo acoustic show. Ever since he sprung onto the country rock scene in the mid 80’s with his breakthrough hit album Guitar Town, Earle has set the standard for topical roots rock and helped define what…

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Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: La Fille du Régiment

March 2 @ 12:55 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$20

Bel canto stars Pretty Yende and Javier Camarena team up for a feast of vocal fireworks on the Met stage. Maurizio Muraro is Sergeant Sulplice, with Stephanie Blythe as the outlandish Marquise of Berkenfield. Enrique Mazzola conducts.  Kathleen Turner will join the cast of Donizetti’s comedy La Fille du Régiment in the non-singing role of the Duchess of Krakenthorp. La Fille du Régiment is a co-production of the Metropolitan Opera; the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London; and the Wiener Staatsoper, Vienna. Conductor: Enrique Mazzola Production: Laurent Pelly | Set Designer: Chantal Thomas Costume Designer: Laurent Pelly | Lighting Designer: Joël Adam…

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Sowah Mensah

March 6 @ 7:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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Free

Sowah Mensah is an ethnomusicologist, composer and a “Master Drummer” from Ghana, West Africa. Sowah has taught music in both Ghana and Nigeria and is currently a music professor at both Macalester College, and the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN where he also directs each school’s African Music Ensemble. In addition, he is currently a James Marsh Professor-at-Large at the University of Vermont in Burlington, VT and directs the African Music Ensemble at the University of Minnesota. Sowah…

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Celtic Tenors

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

The internationally acclaimed Celtic Tenors make their Rockport debut with a program highlighting many of the Emerald Isle’s most cherished songs. The only Irish tenor group with a truly global audience, Celtic Tenors will give you a night to remember, performing a mix of classical music, opera, traditional Celtic songs, folk, and pop. Whether playing a neighborhood cathedral or major concert halls in international cities like New York, Amsterdam or Shanghai, they always give a professional, sparkling and most of…

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Daisy Nell & Capt. Stan & The Crabgrass Band with openers Meridian

March 9 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Old Sloop Coffeehouse, 12 School St
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$10
Daisy Nell & Capt. Stan photo

Daisy Nell and Capt Stan, with some additional mates in their band Crabgrass, combine the songs of the sea and shore with some bluegrass standards. Daisy Nell and Stan, joined by Jack Schwartz on banjo, Dimitri Eleftherakis on bass, and Maria Wolters on dobro have conjured up a unique sound with a variety of traditional and contemporary folk sources. Always with a grain of salt, Daisy Nell and Stan serve as the main stays of the act. Maria, Dimitri, and…

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Danú

March 9 @ 8:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$38

One of Ireland’s most cherished Irish folk bands and among the leaders of the new traditionalist movement in Celtic music, Danú has been thrilling audiences with their instrumental virtuosity and powerfully emotive ballads for close to 20 years. Based in the city of Waterford (Dungarvan Co.), the talented septet (along with kindred spirits like Lúnasa and Dervish) has successfully brought Celtic music back to its earthy, traditional roots while keeping a modern, youthful sensibility. The band has released seven records…

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Bolshoi Ballet in HD: Sleeping Beauty

March 10 @ 12:55 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$5 – $22

On her sixteenth birthday, Princess Aurora falls under the curse of the Evil Fairy Carabosse and into a deep slumber lasting one hundred years. Only the kiss of a prince can break the spell. A resplendent fairytale ballet, The Sleeping Beauty features scores of magical characters including fairies, the Little Red Riding Hood, Puss in Boots, and a beautiful young Princess Aurora performed by Olga Smirnova, a “truly extraordinary talent” (The Telegraph). This is classical ballet at its finest.

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