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March 2019

George Winston

March 21 @ 8:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$38

One of the most successful and recognized solo pianists in the world, George Winston brings his remarkably enduring and highly imitated “rural folk piano” style to Rockport to perform his Summer program. George Winston grew up mainly in Montana, and also spent his later formative years in Mississippi and Florida. During this time, his favorite music was instrumental rock and instrumental R&B, including Floyd Cramer, the Ventures, Booker T & The MG’s, Jimmy Smith, and many more. Inspired by R&B, jazz, blues…

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Secret Sisters

March 22 @ 8:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$20

The Grammy-nominated country folk siblings from Muscle Shoals, AL have exploded onto the Americana scene, due largely to their sweet, sisterly harmonies and their vintage Nashville/Southern gothic hybrid sound. Anchored by the lush entwining dual voices of Lydia and Laura Rogers, the Secret Sisters evoke the classic sibling harmony groups of a bygone era- the Stanley Brothers, the Andrews Sisters, the Louvins, and the Carter Family all figure into their sound. But it’s clear that their music also comes from…

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Marc Broussard

March 23 @ 8:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$35

A Louisiana soul singer and guitarist with a killer swamp pop pedigree, Marc Broussard has created a sound that borrows liberally from blues, rock, pop, gospel and R&B to form an infectious hybrid of deep Southern roots music. Marc Broussard is an artist with a unique gift of channeling the spirits of classic R&B, rock and soul into contemporary terms. His father, Louisiana Hall of Fame guitarist of “The Boogie Kings”, nurtured Marc’s musical gifts at an early age, and…

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Caravaggio: The Soul and the Blood

March 26 @ 7:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$5 – $15

Take an immersive journey through the life, works and struggles of the Italian master Michelangelo Merisi di Caravaggio.  Roberto Longhi, a Caravaggio expert, explores in the artist’s masterpieces the echo of personal experiences and the expression of the human state, both physical and emotional. These evocative moments — thanks to the use of light and cinematic techniques — allow viewers to go deep inside the mind and soul of Caravaggio, empathizing with his impulses and fears.  Runtime: 90 minutes

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Tupac Mantilla

March 28 @ 7:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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Free

Internationally acclaimed Grammy nominated Percussionist/Drummer Tupac Mantilla is considered by the critics nowadays as one of the most versatile and creative artists of his generation. He will present his Solo Percussion Show “Body Songs” in his Rockport concert. ​His work as a performer, educator, producer and clinician has been highly recognized worldwide and includes appearances in major festivals, institutions and venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Harvard University, Stanford University, The New England Conservatory, Kennedy Center, Berklee College of Music, London’s…

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Borodin Quartet

March 29 @ 8:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$49

Ruben Aharonian | Sergei Lomovsky | Igor Naidin  | Vladimir Balshin For more than seventy years, the Borodin Quartet has been celebrated for its insight and authority in the chamber music repertoire. Revered for its searching performances of Beethoven and Shostakovich, the Quartet is equally at home in music ranging from Mozart to Stravinsky.  The Borodin Quartet’s particular affinity with Russian repertoire is based on constant promotion, performances and recording of the pillars of Russian string quartet music – Borodin, Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich,…

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Die Walküre

March 30 @ 12:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$20

The second installment of Wagner’s Ring cycle, Die Walküre, stars heroic soprano Christine Goerke as the warrior goddess Brünnhilde, whose encounter with the mortal twins Siegmund and Sieglinde, sung by Stuart Skelton and Eva-Maria Westbroek, leads her on a journey from Valhalla to earthbound humanity. Philippe Jordan conducts. Conductor: Philippe Jordan Production: Robert Lepage | Set Designer: Carl Fillion Costume Designer: François St-Aubin | Lighting Designer:Etienne Boucher Cast:  Brünnhilde (Christine Goerke), Sieglinde (Eva-Maria Westbroek), Siegmund (Stuart Skelton), Fricka (Jamie Barton), Wotan (Greer Grimsley), Hunding (Günther Groissböck) Reminder– Gourmet sandwiches and refreshments remain available for purchase before the broadcast…

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April 2019

BoDeans

April 3 @ 8:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$25

The Midwestern roots rockers, best known for their 1993 smash hit “Closer to Free,” make their Rockport debut on the heels of their newest record, 13. They’ll be performing a rare all-acoustic set culled from their impressive 30 year career. Long known as one of the best live acts in the business, BoDeans continue to tour year round and deliver amazing, high-energy performances. Chart topping songs like “Fadeaway,” “Only Love,” and “Dreams” won them Rolling Stone‘s Readers Poll for Best New American…

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JD Souther

April 6 @ 8:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$29

A songwriting legend and country rock pioneer, JD Souther returns to Rockport armed with a veritable treasure trove of classics, including several made famous by The Eagles (“Heartache Tonight,” “Best of My Love”) and Linda Ronstadt (“Faithless Love”). His infectious pop sensibility and effortless croon have led to a near 50 year career. Souther’s name is synonymous with the birth of country rock, his collaborations with Glenn Frey and The Eagles as well as with other 70’s heavyweights like Linda…

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Bolshoi Ballet in HD: The Golden Age

April 7 @ 12:55 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$5 – $22

In the 1920’s, The Golden Age cabaret is a favorite nightly haunt. The young fisherman Boris falls in love with Rita. He follows her to the cabaret and realizes that she is the beautiful dancer “Mademoiselle Margot,” but also the love interest of the local gangster Yashka. With its jazzy score by Dmitri Shostakovich and its music-hall atmosphere featuring beautiful tangos, The Golden Age is a refreshing and colorful dive into the roaring 20’s. A historic ballet that can be seen only…

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