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June 2019

Mozart and Brahms

June 15 @ 7:30 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$47

Parker Quartet | Anthony McGill, clarinet | Barry Shiffman, viola | Ani Aznavoorian, cello The Grammy Award-winning Parker Quartet, currently the Blodgett Artists-in-Residence at Harvard University, joins with the New York Philharmonic’s thrilling principal clarinetist Anthony McGill, principal cellist of Camerata Pacifica Ani Aznavoorian, and artistic director (and violist) Barry Shiffman for a dramatic evening of Mozart and Brahms. PARKER QUARTET Inspiring performances, luminous sound, and exceptional musicianship are the hallmarks of the Grammy Award-winning Parker Quartet. Renowned for its dynamic interpretations and polished, expansive…

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Weimar Cabaret

June 15 @ 10:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$10 – $25

Cristina Zavalloni, soprano | Blake Pouliot, violin | Stephen Prutsman, piano Cristina Zavalloni, a singer known for her interpretations of jazz, classical and contemporary works, joins with Prutsman and Pouliot for a spectacular cabaret evening on the third floor. CRISTINA ZAVALLONI, soprano Born in Bologna, Italy, Cristina Zavalloni’s musical background is steeped in jazz, bel canto, and composition. She attended the Conservatorio di Musica ‘Giovan Battista Martini’ and also studied classical and modern dance for several years. Ms. Zavalloni has appeared at the Montreux Jazz Festival,…

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Barry Douglas, piano

June 16 @ 5:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$45

Barry Douglas, piano | Ani Aznavoorian, cello | Anthony McGill, clarinet Gold Medalist at the 1986 Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition, Barry Douglas is currently Artistic Director of Camerata Ireland and the Clandeboye Festival. He is joined by Ani Aznavoorian and Anthony McGill in a truly spectacular evening of music. BARRY DOUGLAS, piano Barry Douglas has established a major international career since winning the Gold Medal at the 1986 Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition. As Artistic Director of Camerata Ireland and the Clandeboye Festival, he continues to celebrate his…

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Homage To Eugnene Ysaÿe

June 20 @ 8:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$45

PHILIPPE GRAFFIN, violin Violinist Philippe Graffin has established an indisputable reputation for his interpretations of the French repertoire. Philippe made his first recording with Yehudi Menuhin conducting the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and his many highly acclaimed recordings since then bear witness to a questing mind and include many world premieres. He has rediscovered original settings of Chausson’s Poème and Ravel’s Tzigane and has championed the forgotten violin concertos of Fauré and the English composer Coleridge-Taylor which he has recorded and performed…

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Film: Mountain

June 21 @ 11:00 am
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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Free

Mountain, a unique cinematic and musical collaboration between the Australian Chamber Orchestra and BAFTA-nominated director Jennifer Peedom. Narrated by Willem Dafoe, the 2017 documentary’s musical score is inspired by the beauty of the amazing cinematography and includes both original compositions and iconic works such as Beethoven’s Violin Concerto.  The film’s dazzling images and cinematography of the high peaks and mountains around the world, depict more than just their tremendous beauty, but represent that, “The mountains we climb are not only…

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Chopin By Candlelight

June 21 @ 8:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$47

Pianist Piers Lane presents a complete performance of Chopin’s Nocturnes in a beautifully set stage lit by candlelight.  Lane shares that “Chopin remains unsurpassed as a composer for the piano. He knew how to make the instrument sing at its lyrical best.”  PIERS LANE, piano London-based Australian pianist Piers Lane stands out as an engaging and highly versatile performer, at home equally in solo, chamber and concerto repertoire.  Five times soloist at the BBC Proms in London’s Royal Albert Hall, Piers Lane’s…

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Pieter Wispelwey, cello

June 22 @ 7:30 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$45

PIETER WISPELWEY, cello Cellist Pieter Wispelwey has enjoyed a long, lauded career built upon his ease with both period and modern works, combined with a truly original interpretative ability and phenomenal technical mastery. He has won the hearts of critics and public alike in repertoire ranging from JS Bach to Schnittke, Elliott Carter and works composed for him. Wispelwey enjoys many fruitful chamber music collaborations, with regular duo partners like pianists Cédric Tiberghien and Alasdair Beatson. He appears as a guest…

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Cabaret: Inspired by Beethoven

June 22 @ 10:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$10 – $25

Piers Lane, piano | Andrew Burashko, piano | Barry Shiffman, viola This all-star ensemble presents a fun and exciting late-night program of music by Beethoven, and inspired by Beethoven, in an intimate, casual setting on the third floor. PIERS LANE, piano London-based Australian pianist Piers Lane stands out as an engaging and highly versatile performer, at home equally in solo, chamber and concerto repertoire.  Five times soloist at the BBC Proms in London’s Royal Albert Hall, Piers Lane’s concerto repertoire exceeds ninety works and has led…

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“Hosted By Glenn Gould” presented by Art of Time Ensemble

June 23 @ 5:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$45

Glenn Gould was known as both a musical genius and a great eccentric. His perspective is presented, via screenings of CBC’s Glenn Gould on Television, as introductions to live performances of chamber music by Shostakovich and Beethoven. Led by Artistic Director Andrew Burashko, Art of Time Ensemble transforms the way people experience music. Fusing high art and popular culture in concerts that juxtapose the best of each genre.  Art of Time entertains as it enlightens, revealing the universal qualities that lie at the…

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Aizuri Quartet

June 27 @ 8:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$29

The Aizuri Quartet, nominated for a 2019 Grammy for its debut album Blueprinting which features new works written for the Aizuri by five American composers, performs two of these works on the program. The Quartet has quickly risen to the top echelon of chamber ensembles, after receiving the 2018 M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition. They recently served as the MetLiveArts String Quartet-in-Residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Its debut album Blueprinting, featuring new works written for the Aizuri Quartet by five American composers,…

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