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    Pedr Solis

    Presented by Guerilla Opera and The Boston Conservatory at The Zack Box, Boston

    May 15 - May 24, 2015

    Guerilla Opera presents Pedr Solis, a world premiere opera by Per Bloland, libretto by Paul Schick, and stage direction by Laine Rettmer. Pedr Solis is partially based on "The Tower," a play by Hugo von Hofmannsthal, and the life of Norwegian author Pedr Solis in the late 1960s. In 1970, Solis's novel "Stillaset" spills into his real life in Oslo.  

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    Solas

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    May 30, 2015

    One of the finest, most respected traditional Celtic bands working today, Solas infuses Irish folk music with an undeniable energy and originality. In its over twenty year span, the beloved...more

    Opening Night featuring Yo-Yo Ma, cello

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    June 5, 2015

    Cellist Yo-Yo Ma is regarded as one of the modern era’s finest practitioners and ambassadors of classical music, simultaneously exposing new generations and...more

    Shanghai Quartet Pre-concert Talk

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    June 6, 2015

    Hailed for performances of “stunning authenticity and presence” (The Washington Post), the Shanghai Quartet has worked with the world’s most...more

    Shanghai Quartet with David Deveau, piano

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    June 7, 2015

    Formed at the Shanghai Conservatory, the Shanghai Quartet has worked with the world’s most distinguished artists and regularly tours the major music centers of Europe, North America and...more

    Rising Stars: In Mo Yang, violin and Renana Gutman, piano

    Presented by Rockport Music

    June 9, 2015

    Yang, First Prize Winner of the 2014 Concert Artist Guild Competition, joins with Gutman, who is on faculty of Bard College Conservatory of Music and praised by the New York Sun for playing with...more

    An Evening of French Music

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    June 11, 2015

    France takes center stage as an all-star assemblage of chamber musicians perform some of the greatest music from French composers. With a program that includes Ravel, Faure, Poulenc, Debussy and...more

    A Schubertiade Evening

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    June 12, 2015

    Three highly acclaimed musicians convene for an all-Schubert program which attempts to recreate the informal living room recitals held in Schubert’s honor. Featuring ...more

    Idlewheel Acoustic with Larry Ahearn

    Presented by Old Sloop Coffeehouse at Old Sloop Coffeehouse, Rockport

    June 12, 2015

    Craid Bickhardt and Jack Sundrud of Idlewheel Acoustic do it all with a wry nonchalance that belies their uncommon craftsmanship. These guys know the high road of country rock better than most....more

    Art and Music: Boston Trio

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    June 13, 2015

    Heng-Jin Park, piano | Irina Muresanu, violin | Denise Djokic, cello

    Acclaimed for their superb sense of ensemble and wondrous balance, these virtuosic and...more

    Russell Sherman, piano Celebrating 85 Years

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    June 14, 2015

    Known as an eloquent communicator, pianist Russell Sherman is an insightful master who performs with a poetic grace.  With recital engagements and orchestral performances around the world,...more

    David Deveau, piano Andrés Cárdenes, violin Anne Martindale Williams, cello

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    June 18, 2015

    Rockport Music’s Artistic Director David Deveau joins with beloved Festival favorites violinist Andrés Cárdenes and cellist Anne Martindale...more

    Jupiter String Quartet

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    June 19, 2015

    The Jupiter String Quartet is a dynamic and democratic ensemble that has developed into one of the world’s most sought-after chamber groups. Over its 14-year history, the Jupiter has won...more

    Marc-André Hamelin, piano

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    June 20, 2015

    Pianist Marc-André Hamelin’s unique blend of musicianship and virtuosity brings forth remarkable interpretations recognized for their freedom, originality and prodigious mastery...more

    Jupiter String Quartet, David Deveau, Andres Cardenes, Anne Martindale Williams

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    June 21, 2015

    The Jupiter Quartet joins with Rockport Music’s Artistic Director David Deveau and beloved Festival favorite’s violinist Andres Cardenes and cellist Anne Martindale Williams to perform...more

    Rising Star: Matthew Aucoin, composer and Friends

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    June 23, 2015

    Matthew Aucoin is a composer, conductor, poet, and pianist. A 2012 graduate of Harvard College (summa cum laude), Aucoin is currently the Solti Conducting Apprentice of the Chicago Symphony...more

    Boston Symphony Chamber Players with Emanuel Ax, piano

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    June 25, 2015

    The Boston Symphony Chamber Players, consisting of the BSO’s principal players collaborates with one of the most brilliant pianists today—multi-Grammy Award winner Emanuel Ax.


    Emmanuel Music Ryan Turner, Artistic Director Andrew Rangell, guest pianist

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    June 26, 2015

    Currently under the artistic direction of Ryan Turner, Emmanuel Music is a Boston-based collective group of singers and instrumentalists founded in 1970 by Craig Smith. They will be joined by...more

    Peter Serkin & Julia Hsu, piano

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    June 27, 2015

    Pianist Peter Serkin is one of the most thoughtful and individualistic musicians performing today.  He joins the formidable and versatile young pianist Julia Hsu in a duo-piano...more

    Cuarteto Latinoamericano

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    June 28, 2015

    Winners of the Latin Grammy for Best Classical Recording in 2012 are heralded by the Washington Post for the group’s "matchless in tonal magnitude, tuneful fluency and concentrated...more

    Pokey LaFarge

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    July 5, 2015

    A young songwriter with an old soul, Pokey LaFarge is reinvigorating the music of the 20’s and 30’s, adding a fresh new voice and energy to ragtime blues, western swing and riverboat...more

    Rising Star: Cicely Parnas, cello Noreen Polera, piano

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    July 7, 2015

    A young cellist of remarkable talent, Cicely Parnas stands poised for a breakout season.  Hailed by the New York Times for her “velvety sound, articulate passagework and keen...more

    Tommy Castro

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    July 8, 2015

    A beloved Bay Area blues rock veteran, Tommy Castro infuses his sound with heavy doses of Memphis soul, the bluesman delivering searing Stratocaster lines alongside gritty, roadhouse-rattling...more

    Anonymous 4

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    July 9, 2015

    Renowned for their unearthly vocal blend and virtuosic ensemble singing, the four women of Anonymous 4 combine historical scholarship with contemporary performance intuition to create their...more

    Richard Stoltzman, clarinet Yehudi Wyner, piano David Deveau, piano

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    July 10, 2015

    Two-time Grammy Award-winning clarinetist Richard Stoltzman teams up with acclaimed pianist, Yehudi Wyner, and Rockport Music’s Artistic Director, David Deveau.


    Escher Quartet with Gilles Vonsattel, piano

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    July 11, 2015

    The Escher Quartet are members of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and join with pianist Gilles Vonsattel, top prize winner at the prestigious 2002 Naumburg International Piano...more

    Escher Quartet with Carol Wincenc, flute

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    July 12, 2015

    An acclaimed Grammy-nominated flutist, Carol Wincenc was the recipient of the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Flute Association and the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award from the...more

    Melanie

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    July 17, 2015

    A singer-songwriter known for her surprise starring role at Woodstock and her subsequent #1 hit “Brand New Key,” Melanie has remained an iconic voice for the “summer of...more

    Iris DeMent

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    July 18, 2015

    Immersed in gospel music and traditional country growing up, Iris DeMent brings a raw vulnerability to her gospel-tinged melodies which has brought her both critical and popular acclaim. ...more

    Rhiannon Giddens

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    July 21, 2015

    A founding member of the Grammy-winning old time string band The Carolina Chocolate Drops, singer and fiddle/banjo player Rhiannon Giddens has exploded onto the public eye this year with the...more

    Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    July 23 - July 24, 2015

    The dynamic married duo of Béla Fleck, who almost singlehandedly reinvented the banjo for the modern era, and clawhammer banjo player/ and singer Abigail Washburn, is a musical partnership...more

    Martin Sexton

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    July 26, 2015

    Owning one of the most powerful and dynamic voices in American popular music, Martin Sexton straddles the worlds of folk, soul, country and rock and roll with ease. For the last 25 years, his...more

    Paula Cole

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    July 30, 2015

    Rockport’s own Paula Cole has won Grammys and played sold-out arenas, but always manages to return to her hometown for a memorable night of smash hits like I Don’t Want to Wait...more

    Paula Cole

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    July 31, 2015

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    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

    The Kingston Trio

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    August 7, 2015

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    A.J. Croce

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    August 12, 2015

    A.J. Croce has crafted a successful career as a talented pop singer-songwriter who doubles as a remarkable blues/stride pianist.  As the son of legendary folk rock artist Jim Croce, A.J....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

    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

    Joey Alexander Trio

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    August 15, 2015

    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 years of age. The minute Alexander sits down and begins to...more

    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

    Anat Cohen Quartert

    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...more

    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, 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 RunningI...more

    Livingston Taylor

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    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...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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