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April 2019

Accent

April 7 @ 8:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$26

Accent is a collaboration of musicians from around the world looking to bring you the best in a cappella. Drawing inspiration from the vocal pop pioneers who preceded them, Accent is forging a new path, melding jazz, pop and contemporary a cappella into one sound. In the increasingly popular world of a cappella singing groups, Accent has carved out its own niche. Inspired by the wizardly jazz harmonies of TAKE 6 and, before them, The Hi-Lo’s, the six men of Accent, all of them accomplished…

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Dougie MacLean

April 11 @ 8:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$39

One of Scotland’s most revered singer-songwriters and instrumentalists, the venerable troubadour made his name in the Scottish traditional folk scene of the 70’s with bands like the Tannahill Weavers and Silly Wizard before going solo with beloved hits like “Caledonia” and “The Gael.” A native of Perthshire, Scotland, MacLean has built an international reputation as songwriter, composer and extraordinary performer on his own terms. This has taken his performance to concerts and festivals all over the world and to the stages…

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Emma’s Revolution with opener Willa Mamet

April 13 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Old Sloop Coffeehouse, 12 School St
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$18

Emma’Emma is the dynamic, award-winning,  activist duo of Pat Humphries & Sandy O, whose songs have been sung for the Dalai Lama, praised by Pete Seeger, and covered by Holly Near. With beautiful harmonies and genre-defying eclecticism, Emma’s Revolution delivers the energy and strength of their convictions, in an uprising of truth and hope for these tumultuous times. Singer and songwriter, Willa Mamet was born in a trunk and raised by performers of all kinds. She’s made music since about that time,…

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Eileen Ivers

April 13 @ 8:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$29

As the original music star of Riverdance and a founding member of Cherish the Ladies, the Grammy Award-winning fiddler Eileen Ivers has established herself as one of the most internationally beloved and acclaimed Celtic fiddlers in the world. The nine-time All-Ireland Fiddle Champion has performed as guest star with major orchestras from London to Boston, soloed around the world, and collaborated with jazz violinist Regina Carter and classical violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg in the symphonic touring program “Fiddlers Three,” as well as working…

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Squirrel Nut Zippers

April 18 @ 8:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$45

Largely responsible for helping launch the swing revival of the 90’s with their beloved platinum-selling classic Hot, the Squirrel Nut Zippers still bring that same infectious hybrid of supercharged gypsy swing and New Orleans jazz to their newest release, Beasts of Burgundy. The Squirrel Nut Zippers began their musical journey in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, in the mid 1990’s, as a musician’s escape from the cookie cutter world of modern rock radio at the time. Jimbo Mathus along with drummer/percussionist Chris Phillips formed the…

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Kenny Barron

April 20 @ 8:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$47

Honored by The National Endowment for the Arts as a 2010 Jazz Master, Kenny Barron has an unmatched ability to mesmerize audiences with his elegant playing, sensitive melodies and infectious rhythms. He returns to Rockport on the heels of his Blue Note Records debut Concentric Circles. One of the most sought-after pianists of the post-bop era, Kenny Barron has played on literally hundreds of jazz recordings, many being some of the genre’s most iconic and beloved. His unmatched ability to mesmerize audiences…

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Lori McKenna

April 26 @ 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 accomplished and revered songwriters working today (penning Grammy-winning hits for Tim McGraw and Little Big Town among others), Stoughton’s own Lori McKenna makes her Rockport debut on the heels of her acclaimed new country folk record The Tree. Home and the people who make it have captivated Lori McKenna for years. Over the last three decades, as she became a wife and mother of five, she has also emerged as one of the most respected, prolific singer-songwriters…

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Marc-André Hamelin

April 28 @ 3:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$49

Pianist Marc-André Hamelin is known worldwide for his unrivalled blend of consummate musicianship and brilliant technique in the great works of the established repertoire, as well as for his intrepid exploration of the rarities of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries – in concert and on disc. He was a distinguished member of the jury of the15th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 2017 where each of the 30 competitors performed Hamelin’s ‘Toccata on L’Homme armé’ which marked the first…

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Klimt & Schiele: Eros and Psyche

April 30 @ 7:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$5 – $15

Klimt & Schiele: Eros and Psyche, recounts the start of the Vienna Secession, a magical art movement formed in the late 1890’s for art, literature and music, in which new ideas are circulated, Freud discovers the drives of the psyche, and women begin to claim their independence. It was a movement that marked a new era outside the confines of academic tradition. At the heart of Secession were artists Gustav Klimt and his protégé and dear friend Egon Schiele. This exhibition proves an in-depth…

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May 2019

The Honey Dewdrops with openers Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards

May 4 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Old Sloop Coffeehouse, 12 School St
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$10
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Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish are the Honey Dewdrops: an award winning, internationally touring husband and wife folk duet who perform fresh, original songs focusing on vocal harmonies and tight instrumentation.  Influenced by traditional Appalachian music as well as contemporary singer-songwriters, the Honey Dewdrops blend old styles with new, creating music that is powerful and heartfelt. Mark Mandeville and Raianne Richards are inheritors of a timeless legacy, creating music that is both original and evocative of a rich tradition.  Blending…

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