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January 2019

Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: La Traviata (Encore Showing)

January 19 @ 1:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$20

Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Verdi’s timeless tragedy La Traviata. Directed by Michael Mayer, this new production features a dazzling 18th-century setting that changes with the seasons. Diana Damrau is the doomed heroine Violetta, opposite Juan Diego Flórez as her lover, Alfredo, and Quinn Kelsey as Alfredo’s protective father, Giorgio Germont. Conductor: Yannick Nézet-Séguin Production: Michael Mayer  |  Set Designer: Christine Jones Costume Designer: Susan Hilferty  |  Lighting Designer: Kevin Adams Cast: Violetta Valéry (Diana Damrau), Alfredo Germont (Juan Diego Flórez), Giorgio Germont (Quinn Kelsey) Individual Tickets: $32, $29, $20 Please note: the…

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Living the Island Life, A Musical Comedy

January 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rockport High School, 24 Jerden's Lane
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$15 – $25

Rotary Club of Rockport Presents: Living the Island Life, A Musical Comedy Saturday, January 19, 2018 | 7 PM Sunday, January 20, 2018 | 2 PM Rockport Middle/High School Auditorium Rockport Rotary is presenting the first-ever original musical comedy about living here — on this side of the bridge! Don't miss LIVING THE ISLAND LIFE — a new musical comedy that follows a family of six (including a large dog named Kitty) from Buffalo on vacation in—they think—Rockport, Maine. They…

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Joe Jencks with opener Lisa Bastoni

January 19 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Old Sloop Coffeehouse, 12 School St
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$10
Joe Jencks photo

Old Sloop Coffeehouse will present Joe Jencks in concert Saturday, January 19 at 7:30PM at the handicap-accessible First Congregational Church of Rockport, 12 School St.  Lisa Bastoni will open the show. A Joe Jencks concert is definitely not a visit to the inner world of some guy with a guitar who wants you to sit still and listen politely.  It’s an occasion for singing, a contagious rising up of voices, an act of joy and defiance!  Joe Jencks is an…

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Living the Island Life, A Musical Comedy

January 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rockport High School, 24 Jerden's Lane
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$15 – $25

Rotary Club of Rockport Presents: Living the Island Life, A Musical Comedy Saturday, January 19, 2018 | 7 PM Sunday, January 20, 2018 | 2 PM Rockport Middle/High School Auditorium Rockport Rotary is presenting the first-ever original musical comedy about living here — on this side of the bridge! Don’t miss LIVING THE ISLAND LIFE — a new musical comedy that follows a family of six (including a large dog named Kitty) from Buffalo on vacation in—they think—Rockport, Maine. They land,…

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Rachel Barton Pine, violin

January 20 @ 3:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$29

A leading interpreter of the great classical masterworks, violinist Rachel Barton Pine thrills audiences with her dazzling technique, lustrous tone, and emotional honesty. With an infectious joy in music-making and a passion for connecting historical research to performance, Pine transforms audiences’ experiences of classical music. Pine’s 2018-19 season includes concerts with the Columbus and Phoenix Symphony Orchestras, the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, the Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne, and the Tel Aviv Soloists. At Festival Lanaudiere, Pine will perform “American Partitas,” a…

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Beantown Swing Orchestra

January 23 @ 7:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$15
Beantown Swing Orchestra

The 18-piece Beantown Swing Orchestra specializes in performing big band music from the Swing Era, one of the most popular and sophisticated forms of American music ever created.  With most of its musicians in their teens and early twenties, the orchestra is a true representation of the young and energetic big bands of the 1930s.  In helping to further its mission of perpetuating this great music and exposing it to younger generations, the orchestra offers music workshops and presentations to…

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Upstairs on Main: Pier Ave

January 26 @ 8:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$5 – $10
Pier Ave at Rockport Music

Pier Ave is an upbeat, soulful reggae-inspired band out of Gloucester, MA that encompasses good grooves, great tunes and even better vibes. The band consists of Chris Fritz-Grice on lead vocal/rhythm guitar, Jake Pardee on lead guitar/vocals, Jay McGuinness on keys, Thad Fulmer on bass/vocals, and AJ Maynard on drums. Pier Ave’s inclusive energy and infectious tunes create a lively environment that’s both a concert and a house party where all your best friends are invited.

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February 2019

Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: Carmen

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

Clémentine Margaine is opera’s ultimate seductress, opposite Roberto Alagna, who captivated Live in HDaudiences as Don José in 2010. Louis Langrée conducts Sir Richard Eyre’s lively production, a favorite in the Met’s repertoire. Conductor: Louis Langrée Production: Sir Richard Eyre  |  Set and Costume Designer:Rob Howell Lighting Designer: Peter Mumford Cast: Carmen (Clémentine Margaine), Micaëla (Aleksandra Kurzak), Don José (Roberto Alagna), Escamillo (Alexander Vinogradov)

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Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Artist Program

February 3 @ 3:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$26

As part of Rockport Music’s Metropolitan Opera Weekend, this concert features three of the most talented young singers training today in The Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. They will perform a program of opera favorites and art songs like Bizet’s Parle-moi de ma mère! from Carmen and Rachmaninoff’s Spring Waters. Artists include: Artists: Gabriella Reyes, soprano | Arseny Yakovlev, tenor | Megan Grey, mezzo-soprano | Nate Raskin, pianist/coach This program has brought such alumni as Dawn Upshaw and Sondra Radvanovsky to the Met stage. The Met weekend will feature the…

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Bolshoi Ballet in HD: La Bayadere

February 5 @ 7:00 pm - 10:20 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$5 – $22

The temple dancer Nikiya and the warrior Solor fall deeply in love, igniting heated passions and murderous intrigues when the Rajah and his daughter Gamzatti discover their forbidden love. La Bayadere is one of the greatest works in classical ballet history – a story of love, death and vengeful judgment, set in India. Dazzling sets and costumes, with one of the most iconic scenes in ballet, the “Kingdom of the Shades,” illuminate the tragic tale of the temple dancer Nikiya’s doomed love…

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