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June 2018

Tony Conigliaro and Hero Worship in Baseball

June 13 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Rockport Public Library, 17 School Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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Free

Tony Conigliaro (known as Tony C) joined the Red Sox in 1964 and seemed destined for a long and illustrious career. Then tragedy struck during a game against the Angels on August 18, 1967. Learn about this amazing talent and his legacy in the sport of baseball. Anthony Guerriero, Massport’s Assistant Director of Community Relations, will  present this lecture on local hero, Tony Conigliaro, and hero worship in baseball. Mr. Guerriero is a 25 year veteran in the field of…

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Acoustic Night with Andrew James

June 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Feather & Wedge, 5 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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Andrew James at Feather & Wedge

Acoustic singer-songwriter Andrew James, will be at Feather & Wedge this Thursday for an evening of unforgettable music and food. Andrew's impressive set list included James Taylor, Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, Tracy Chapman, some original music and much more. His talent is often compared to that of musicians far older and more famous. Come check out why. Reservations suggested! 978.999.5917

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Chamber Music Festival Opening Night

June 15 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$50 - $72

  Artistic Director Barry Shiffman leads an unforgettable Opening Night ensemble in a performance of one of the Romantic period’s foremost masterpieces—Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence—paired with the dramatic work Ayre by one of the world’s leading composers of today Osvaldo Golijov.  This song cycle reveals the musical intermingling of Christian, Arab and Sephardic Jewish cultures and is performed by an all-star 11-member ensemble and the dynamic soprano Miriam Khalil. The evening’s ensemble features the highest caliber of artists with Clive Greensmith (of the Montrose…

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Kafka and Son

June 16 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$15 - $22

  A one-man theatrical presentation adapted from a letter written by Franz Kafka, Kafka and Son is a blistering, often hilarious, dissection of domestic authority, and a revelatory visit with one of the architects of the modern psyche. The 1-hour play will be set to a recording of the powerful music of Osvaldo Golijov. The program will open with a musical performance of Golijov’s Lullaby and Doina. At age 36, Franz Kafka wrote a monumental letter to his overbearing father that would change…

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Montrose Trio with Barry Shiffman

June 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$47 - $65

  Formed in 2013, the Montrose Trio is a collaboration stemming from a long and fruitful relationship between pianist Jon Kimura Parker and the Tokyo String Quartet. Mr. Parker was the quartet’s final guest pianist, and a backstage conversation with violinist Martin Beaver and cellist Clive Greensmith led to the Montrose Trio’s creation.  Named after Chateau Montrose, a storied Bordeaux wine long favored after concerts, with a nod to the Montrose Arts District of Houston and the street in Winnipeg…

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Jazz Brunch featuring Scollins-Selib Duo

June 17 @ 10:30 am
Feather & Wedge, 5 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
Scollins-Selib Jazz Duo at Feather & Wedge

Join us for brunch and great jazz standards arranged and performed by Berklee-trained Kevin Scollins and Mitch Selib. Brunch tastes better accompanied by a side a sheer talent and artistry. Reservations recommended. 978.999.5917

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Snow in June

June 17 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$29

  Pianist Frederic Chiu makes his Rockport debut with the powerful “war” sonata No. 7 of Prokofiev. The program continues with cellist Andres Diaz in Tan Dun’s Elegy: Snow in June, based on a 13th century Chinese drama, about a woman executed for crimes, despite her innocence. Even nature cried out for her innocence with a heavy snowfall in June.  The concert concludes with selected movements from Messiaen’s Quartet from the End of Time, written while a prisoner in a World War II camp.

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Bully Boy Party

June 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Feather & Wedge, 5 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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Bully Boy Party at Feather & Wedge

Jump start your summer! Don't miss the Bully Boy party at Feather & Wedge for an evening of Bully Boy cocktails, delicious culinary pairings AND live music by Brian Alex. View menu and details here. Prix fixe $60 plus tax & gratuity Call to reserve 979.999.5917.

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Meet the Author Roseann Sdoia

June 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rockport Public Library, 17 School Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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As Roseann Sdoia waited to watch her friend cross the finish line of the Boston Marathon in 2013, she had no idea her life was about to change—that in a matter of minutes she would look up from the sidewalk, burned and deaf, screaming for help amid the smoke and blood. In the chaos of the minutes that followed, three people would enter Roseann’s life and change it forever. The first was Shores Salter, a college student who, when the bomb went off,…

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An Evening of Brahms

June 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$29

  Samantha Hankey, mezzo-soprano | Chee-Yun, violin | Barry Shiffman, viola | Anton Nel, piano | William VerMeulen, horn An all-star ensemble led by pianist Anton Nel and Artistic Director Barry Shiffman will feature Brahms’ chamber music masterpieces. The program highlights the vocal splendor of American mezzo-soprano Samantha Hankey, who was the Grand Finals winner of the 2017 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions; the incomparable violinist Chee-Yun, winner of the 1989 Young Concert Artists International Auditions and the 1990 Avery…

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