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    The Manhattan Transfer

    Presented by Scullers Jazz Club at Scullers Jazz Club, Boston

    August 27 - August 28, 2015

    Featuring Cheryl Bentyne, Trist Curless, Alan Paul, and Janis Siegel

    "When it comes to vocal power, The Manhattan Transfer set the bar. Soprano, alto, tenor and bass come together to create a smooth, thick and rich concoction that’s both refreshing and riveting. They can sing jazz, pop, R&B and world beat music. Once the harmonies kick in, they are so tightly wound that even a bulldozer ...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

    Opening Act: Kali Stoddard-Imari

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

    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

    Concert & Lecture: Lyra Vocal Ensemble

    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

    BB King Celebration

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    September 18, 2015

    Join us as we celebrate the life and music of one of blues’ all time greats: B.B. King. The night will feature musicians who knew B.B. King well and performed alongside him, including his own...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

    Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: II Trovatore

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    October 3, 2015

    The Live in HD season begins October 3 with Anna Netrebko in her highly anticipated Met role debut as Leonora, the tortured heroine of Il Trovatore. Dmitri Hvorostovsky sings Count di Luna in the...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

    Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: "Otello"

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    October 17, 2015

    A new staging of Verdi’s masterpiece Otello, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin and directed by Bartlett Sher, opens the Met season. Aleksandrs Antonenko sings his first Met...more

    Renaissance

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    October 22, 2015

    A pioneering British progressive rock band injecting classical and folk music elements into its sophisticated and heady sound, Renaissance has developed a devoted cult audience since its founding...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

    Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: "Tannhäuser"

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    October 31, 2015

    James Levine conducts the first Met revival of Wagner’s Tannhäuser since 2004, seen in Otto Schenk’s 1977 production. Johan Botha sings his first company performances of the demanding title...more

    Harold López-Nussa

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    November 1, 2015

    Cuba boasts a long history of birthing dynamite Latin jazz pianists, and now another has emerged. Introducing Harold López-Nussa, a young pianist and composer with an inventive, swinging...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

    Opera 102 Class

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    October 7 - November 4, 2015

    The popular Opera 101 series is expanding!  Opera 102 is broken down into two separate series (each four nights long) to gain a deeper knowledge of opera throughout the centuries.  They...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

    Elias Quartet

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    November 14, 2015

    Taking their name from Mendelssohn’s oratorio, Elijah, by adopting the German form, the acclaimed Elias Quartet has performed internationally at some of the world’s great concert halls...more

    Diploma in a Day

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    November 14, 2015

    Enjoy engaging workshops led by Dr. Elizabeth Seitz, Dr. Jan Swafford and members of the Elias Quartet on Beethoven and his works being performed later that evening.  Activities provide...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.


    Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: Lulu

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    November 21, 2015

    William Kentridge returns to the Met for his first new production since the company premiere of The Nose, which caused a sensation when it opened in 2010. The inventive visual artist...more

    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

    Cape Ann Big Band Holiday Show

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    December 5, 2015

    Enjoy the holidays with Cape Ann’s own 17-piece big band performing holiday favorites, old and new, infused with a bit of jazz, swing, and rock n’ roll.  In just a short span of time, the...more

    Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: "The Magic Flute"

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    December 13, 2015

    The groundbreaking broadcast that launched the Met’s award-winning Live in HD series to movie theaters in 2006, The Magic Flute enchanted opera lovers from around the world with the whimsical...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

    Holiday Community Sing Along

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    December 19, 2015

    Get in the holiday spirit and join Rockport Music’s annual holiday community sing-along.  This year’s event will feature the Triton Brass, as well as holiday songs by Rockport High...more

    The Manhattan Transfer

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    December 20, 2015

    One of the most celebrated vocal pop groups of the contemporary age, The Manhattan Transfer has enchanted audiences for more than 40 years with their pristine harmonies, sophisticated arrangements...more

    Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: "Les Pêcheurs de Perles"

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    January 16, 2016

    For the first time since Enrico Caruso starred in the opera in 1916, the Met will present Bizet’s lush, melodic romance Les Pêcheurs de Perles (The Pearl Fishers), in a production by...more

    Vadym Kholodenko, piano

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    January 24, 2016

    Winner of the coveted gold medal at the Fourteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 2013, Vadym Kholodenko captured the attention of jury, audience, and critics alike for powerful,...more

    Metropolitan Opera in HD: "Turandot"

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    January 30, 2016

    Swedish dramatic soprano Nina Stemme sings her first Met performances of the demanding title role of Puccini’s Chinese ice princess, with Anita Hartig in her company role debut as the angelic...more

    Special Live Opera Event: "La Traviata"

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    February 14, 2016

    Dumas’ semi-autobiographical novel caused quite a stir in mid-century Paris, and his doomed Lady of the Camellias has been a favorite of stage actresses such as Sarah Bernhardt and, later, of...more

    Jasper String Quartet

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    February 26, 2016

    Winner of the 2012 Cleveland Quartet Award, the Jasper String Quartet has been hailed as “sonically delightful and expressively compelling” (The Strad) and as “powerful” (The New York...more

    Ezekial's Wheels

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    March 2, 2016

    Ezekial’s Wheels is a dynamic young klezmer ensemble from the Boston area that is getting international recognition for their virtuosity and infectious energy.


    Danú

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    March 3, 2016

    One of Ireland’s most cherished Irish folk bands and among the leaders of the new traditionalist movement in Celtic music, Danú has been thrilling audiences with their instrumental virtuosity...more

    Metropolitan Opera in HD: "Manon Lescaut"

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    March 5, 2016

    Kristine Opolais and Jonas Kaufmann star as the ill-fated lovers at the center of Manon Lescaut, Puccini’s passionate adaptation of the classic novel about a free-spirited country girl who...more

    Juilliard String Quartet

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    March 20, 2016

    The Juilliard String Quartet, widely known as the quintessential American string quartet, was the first ensemble to play all six Bartok quartets in the United States, and its performances of...more

    Metropolitan Live in HD: "Madama Butterfly"

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    April 2, 2016

    Kristine Opolais brings her heartbreaking interpretation of the title role in Madama Butterfly to Live in HD screens for the first time, in Anthony Minghella’s critically acclaimed 2006...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

    Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: "Roberto Devereux"

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    April 16, 2016

    The final opera in Donizetti’s “Tudor trilogy” focuses on the older Queen Elizabeth I, who is forced to sign the death warrant of the nobleman she loves. Sir David McVicar, who directed the...more

    Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: "Ekektra"

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    April 30, 2016

    Strauss’s blazing tragedy about an ancient Greek princess hell-bent on revenge comes to the Met in the final opera production by the legendary director Patrice Chéreau, who died in 2014....more

    Choro das 3

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    May 12, 2016

    A Brazilian group playing traditional choro music, Choro das 3 have made it their mission to revive the choro tradition in Brazil and spread its distinctive sound around the globe.


    Boston Children's Chorus

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    May 14, 2016

    The Boston Children’s Chorus unites children ages 7-18 from diverse backgrounds to discover the power of singing and transcend social barriers in a celebration of shared humanity and love of...more

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