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December 2018

Rockport New Year’s Eve

December 31 @ 6:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Downtown Rockport Rockport, MA 01966 United States + Google Map
Rockport New Year's Eve

Join us in the small town of Rockport for a BIG celebration - Rockport New Year's Eve: 80 shows by 40 different acts in 17 venues, most of which are handicap-accessible, and all of which are within easy walking distance of one another. There is free parking at Whistlestop Mall, and there is free bus service from the parking and the train station. Events begin at 6:00PM and end with a midnight ball drop. Performances include all kinds of music,…

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January 2019

Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: Adriana Lecouvreur

January 12, 2019 @ 12:55 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$20

For the first time at the Met, Anna Netrebko sings the title role of Adriana Lecouvreur, the great 18th-century actress in love with the military hero Maurizio, sung by Piotr Beczała. Gianandrea Noseda conducts Cilea’s tragedy, directed by Sir David McVicar, with the action partially set in a working replica of a Baroque theater. The cast also features Anita Rachvelishvili as the Princess of Bouillon, Adriana’s rival for Maurizio’s affections; Ambrogio Maestri as Michonnet, Adriana’s faithful friend; and Carlo Bosi as the duplicitous Abbé. Adriana Lecouvreur is a co-production of the Royal Opera House,…

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Joe Jencks with opener Lisa Bastoni

January 19, 2019 @ 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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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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Rachel Barton Pine, violin

January 20, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$15

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, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$5 – $10

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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National Theatre in HD: The Tragedy of King Richard the Second

January 27, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$5 – $22

Simon Russell Beale plays William Shakespeare’s Richard II, broadcast live from the stage of the Almeida Theatre in London to cinemas.  This visceral new production about the limits of power will be directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins, whose previous plays include Little Revolution at the Almeida and Absolute Hell at the National Theatre. Richard II, King of England, is irresponsible, foolish and vain. His weak leadership sends his kingdom into disarray and his court into uproar. Seeing no other option but to seize power, the ambitious…

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February 2019

Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Artist Program

February 3, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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