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    Martha

    Presented by Boston Midsummer Opera at Tsai Performance Center, Boston

    July 29 - August 2, 2015

    By Friedrich von Flotow
    Directed by James O'Leary
    Conducted by Susan Davenny Wyner

    Joanna Mongiardo as Lady Harriet/Martha
    Eric Barry as Lionel
    Stephanie Kacoyanis as Nancy
    Jason Budd as Plunkett
    David Cushing as Sir Tristan

    This summer BMO presents Friedrich von Flotow's charming romantic comedy Martha.  Performed in English, Martha ...more


    Rockport Chamber Music Festival: Benjamin Grosvenor, piano

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    August 1, 2015

    British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor is internationally recognized for his electrifying performances and penetrating interpretations. His virtuosic command over the most strenuous technical...more

    Lisa Fischer

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    August 2, 2015

    Despite standing in the shadows for much of her career, Lisa Fischer is widely considered to be one of the most powerful vocalists on the planet. After years of performing with artists like The...more

    An Evening With Rich Robinson

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    August 6, 2015

    Thursday, August 6, 8 PM
    An Evening with Rich Robinson

    A founding member of The Black Crowes, guitarist Rich Robinson has entered into a remarkably successful solo career that stands...more

    The Kingston Trio

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    August 7, 2015

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    Rickie Lee Jones

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    August 11, 2015

    Working in the sweet spot between folk, jazz and pop since the late 70’s, Rickie Lee Jones remains an artist of boundless curiosity with a sophisticated cool sensibility. Ever since her...more

    Mikarimba

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    August 13, 2015

    A trailblazing jazz supergroup featuring the ebullient Mika Stoltzman on marimba, the great Steve Gadd on drums, bass legend Eddie Gomez and clarinet master Richard Stoltzman, Mikarimba has built...more

    Rockport Jazz Festival: Alicia Olatuja

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    August 14, 2015

    A dazzling young singer just now entering the height of her powers, Alicia Olatuja has quickly rocketed into the public consciousness on the strength of her wondrously supple voice and dynamic...more

    Rockport Jazz Festival: Joey Alexander Trio

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    August 15, 2015

    Opening Act: Alexa Tarantino Jazz Quintet

    A jazz piano prodigy from the island of Bali, Joey Alexander has the chops and unteachable swing of a seasoned musician far beyond his 11...more

    Rockport Jazz Festival: Sean Jones Quartet

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    August 15, 2015

    A thrilling hard bop trumpeter and composer, Sean Jones expertly balances technical virtuosity with the music of his gospel-embedded upbringing. Jones, who served as the lead trumpet for the...more

    Family Concert: Alexa Tarantino Jazz Quintet

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    August 15, 2015

    Alexa Tarantino is a jazz saxophonist, woodwind multi-instrumentalist, composer, and educator who is passionate about developing and expressing her voice as an improviser and inspiring others to...more

    Rockport Jazz Festival: Anat Cohen Quartet

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    August 16, 2015

    Taking the clarinet to places it’s never been, Anat Cohen completely redefines the possibilities of her chosen instrument, working Brazilian choro, klezmer, and even electronica influences into...more

    Rockport Jazz Festival: Julian Lage Trio

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    August 16, 2015

    Julian Lage is a virtuoso guitarist and composer who roams freely between jazz, classical and folk styles. At age 28 he is already considered to be one of the most exciting and dynamic guitarists...more

    Chris Smither

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    August 19, 2015

    One of the most revered folk/blues stylists of the last fifty years, Chris Smither has left a vibrant, lasting impression on the roots music world. Armed with a warm, gravelly baritone, deft...more

    Howie Day

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    August 20, 2015

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    Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    August 21, 2015

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    Livingston Taylor

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    August 22 - August 23, 2015

    From upbeat storytelling to touching ballads, Livingston Taylor is known for his ability to take audiences on a musical journey, whether singing hits "I’ll Come Running," "I Will Be in Love...more

    Guy Mendilow Ensemble

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    August 27, 2015

    Injecting new life and energy into the Sephardic music tradition, Guy Mendilow and his handpicked multicultural sextet have quickly gained a reputation as one of the most dynamic world music...more

    Tom Rush

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    August 28 - August 29, 2015

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    Cape Ann Big Band

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    August 30, 2015

    This diverse 17-piece big band entertains and delights audiences with danceable music infused with jazz, swing, New Orleans street bands, soul, and rock n’ roll that will bring you back in time....more

    Della Mae

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    September 4, 2015

    Forging a vibrant and wholly distinct path in today’s bluegrass circuit, Della Mae has quickly become one of the most sought after roots music ensembles in the country. The all-female bluegrass...more

    Judy Collins

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    September 11, 2015

    A folk music icon who blew Rockport audience members away last year with her classically elegant voice and extensive repertoire. From the late 50s on, her star rose with the likes of Joan Baez and...more

    Judy Collins

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    September 12, 2015

    A folk music icon who blew Rockport audience members away last year with her classically elegant voice and extensive repertoire. From the late 50s on, her star rose with the likes of Joan Baez and...more

    Shawn Colvin

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    September 13, 2015

    An immensely talented and widely respected singer-songwriter, Shawn Colvin has carved an immovable place for herself amongst the pantheon of contemporary folk music.


    Russian Icons & Music

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    September 16, 2015

    This concert and lecture will feature the music and icons of Russia.  The concert portion will highlight music of Russian composers as well as Russian folk music.  The lecture will focus...more

    Joan Armatrading

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    September 23, 2015

    A British superstar, singer-songwriter Joan Armatrading has steadily built a powerful fanbase on this side of the Atlantic, anchored by her distinctive, dynamic voice and uncanny ability to shift...more

    Rockport @ Night - First Fridays

    Presented by Rockport @ Night

    May 1 - October 2, 2015

    Every First Friday night beginning MAY 1st, through OCT. 2nd. Downtown galleries and shops open their doors from 4-8pm and then some...

    Rockport merchants welcomes you...more

    Marshall Crenshaw

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    October 9, 2015

    A guitar pop craftsman of the highest order, Marshall Crenshaw has been churning out ridiculously catchy rock and roll tunes since the early 80s. Hits like “Someday, Someway” and “Cynical...more

    An Evening with David Deveau

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    October 24, 2015

    Now in his twentieth year as Artistic Director of the Rockport Chamber Music Festival, pianist David Deveau has been critically acclaimed internationally for his expressive and poetic...more

    "Visions of Cape Breton and Beyond" A Celtic Family Celebration By Natalie MacMaster

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    November 3, 2015

    No single artist has done more for popularizing Cape Breton fiddle music than Natalie MacMaster. A dynamic and enchanting performer as well as a prolific composer, MacMaster has been recording and...more

    Acoustic Alchemy

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    November 13, 2015

    The U.K.-based instrumental powerhouse have been torchbearers for acoustic new age music for the last 30 years, and they don’t seem to be slowing down. Whether playing smooth jazz, pan-Latin...more

    Madeleine Peyroux

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    November 20, 2015

    A jazz singer with a distinct voice and impressive songwriting skills, Madeleine Peyroux has been enchanting audiences with her unique Parisian-flavored talents for almost two decades.


    Jimmy Webb & Karla Bonoff

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    November 22, 2015

    In a concert showcasing two of the most successful pop songwriters of the modern era, the legendary Jimmy Webb (“Wichita Lineman,” “Galveston,” “MacArthur Park”) teams up with Karla...more

    A Christmas Celtic Sojourn

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    December 15, 2015

    Brian O’Donovan’s A Celtic Sojourn has thrilled radio audiences for twenty-eight years. For the last thirteen, the Christmas-time live version of the show has drawn on Celtic, Pagan, and...more

    Hot Club of San Francisco: "Postcards from Gypsy Land"

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    April 9, 2016

    One of the vanguards of the current gypsy jazz revival, Hot Club of San Francisco (HCSF) has integrated Django Reinhardt and Stephanie Grappeli’s jazz manouche style with their own disparate...more

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