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    Silk Road Ensemble

    Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall, Worcester

    March 3, 2015

    Drawing together distinguished performers and composers from more than 20 countries in Asia, Europe, and the Americas, the Ensemble was formed under the artistic direction of Yo-Yo Ma in 2000. The group’s innovative artists have eagerly explored contemporary musical crossroads. Members explore one another’s traditions, celebrating the multiplicity of approaches to music from around the world. They ...more


    Justin Townes Earle

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    March 6, 2015

    In the last five years, Justin Townes Earle has emerged as a genre-busting acclaimed singer-songwriter, infusing country, blues, folk and indie rock into his vintage Americana sound. As the son of...more

    Billy Childs Quartet

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    March 7, 2015

    A tremendous jazz pianist with a seemingly boundless curiosity and adventurous spirit, Billy Childs plays and composes in a unique style that borrows heavily from the classical world, but still...more

    Hot Club of Cowtown

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    March 8, 2015

    Expertly combining the dusty stomp of Western swing with hot gypsy jazz, the Austin-based trio has crafted a unique and infectious hybrid that playfully blurs musical boundaries. Fiddler Elana...more

    Danu

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    March 10, 2015

    Based in the city of Waterford (Dungarvan Co.), the talented septet (along with kindred spirits like Lúnasa and Dervish) have successfully brought Celtic music back to its earthy,...more

    Leo Kottke

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    March 14, 2015

    A two-time Grammy nominee, legendary acoustic guitarist Leo Kottke is known for his signature fingerpicking style drawing from blues, jazz and folk music and his syncopated, polyphonic melodies....more

    ROSSINI: La Donna del Lago

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    March 14, 2015

    Bel canto superstars Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez join forces for this Rossini showcase of vocal virtuosity, set in the medieval Scottish highlands and based on a beloved novel by...more

    Maceo Parker

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    March 15, 2015

    Maceo Parker stands among the legends of funk, forging the first half of his stellar career as a sideman for the genre’s forefathers James Brown and George Clinton. From being an essential...more

    Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    March 26, 2015

    One of the first bands to blend rock and roll with country, the pioneering Nitty Gritty Dirt Band have crafted a musical legacy that has spawned an entire genre of music, influencing a generation...more

    Brattle Street Chamber Players

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    March 29, 2015

    The fourteen-member Brattle Street Chamber Players has quickly developed into one of Harvard's most exciting musical chamber ensembles. A conductorless string chamber orchestra, Brattle has...more

    The Bow Makers Dilemma

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    April 2, 2015

    The case against ivory and the search for Pernambuco
     

    Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center Reception Hall
     


    Harlem Quartet

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    April 16, 2015

    The Harlem Quartet, praised for its “panache” by the New York Times, is “bringing a new attitude to classical music, one that is fresh, bracing and intelligent,”...more

    Taj Mahal

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    April 19, 2015

    A bonafide blues and rock legend, the inimitable Taj Mahal has been instrumental in preserving and shaping American roots music. With his booming baritone, nimble finger-picking guitar playing and...more

    MASCAGNI: Cavalleria Rusticana LEONCAVALLO: Pagliacci

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    April 25, 2015

    Opera’s most enduring tragic double bill returns in an evocative new production from Sir David McVicar, who sets the action across two time periods but in the same Sicilian village. Marcelo...more

    Edwin Mccain

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    May 15, 2015

    Known for his earnest, heart-on sleeve balladry, folk pop songwriter Edwin McCain has enjoyed a lengthy career since the mid 90’s, mostly due to the success of his smash hit single...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

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