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February 2019

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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Tesla Quartet

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

Praised for their “superb capacity to find the inner heart of everything they play, regardless of era, style or technical demand” (The International Review of Music), the Tesla Quartet brings refinement and prowess to both new and established repertoire. Dubbed “technically superb” by The Strad, the Tesla Quartet recently took Second Prize as well as the Haydn Prize and Canadian Commission Prize at the 12th Banff International String Quartet Competition. The quartet has also garnered top prizes at numerous other international competitions,…

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Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: Carmen (Encore Showing)

February 9 @ 1:00 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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The Atwater-Donnelly Trio with opener Emerald Rae

February 9 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Old Sloop Coffeehouse, 12 School St
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$10
Atwater-Donnelly Trio photo

Old Sloop Coffeehouse will present The Atwater-Donnelly Trio in concert Saturday, September 15 at 7:30 PM at the handicap-accessible First Congregational Church of Rockport, 12 School St.  Emerald Rae will open the show. Aubrey Atwater and Elwood Donnelly perform a unique and thrilling blend of traditional American and Celtic folk music and dance, along with original songs and poetry.  The highly praised husband-wife duo blends gorgeous vocals with an astounding array of instruments including the mountain dulcimer, old-time banjo, tin…

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National Theatre in HD: I’m Not Running

February 12 @ 7:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$5 – $22

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 peace of mind for something more than a single issue? Does she dare?…

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Upstairs on Main: Carlos Menezes Jr. & the CABB4

February 15 @ 8:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$5 – $10

As founder and leader of the beloved Cape Ann Big Band, Carlos Menezes Jr knows a thing or two about jazz and swing. Playing tenor sax, Carlos strives to bring the big tenor sounds of his main influences, Illinois Jacquet, Lester Young, and Sonny Rollins to the stage.  He started up the Cape Ann Big Band back in December 2010, teaming up with friends and fellow musicians Shawn Lowe, Paula Burns, Vinny Rodolosi, Mike Lentini, and Rick Geraghty to form what eventually became…

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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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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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