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    Richard Goode, piano & Sarah Shafer, soprano

    Presented by at Shalin Liu Performance Center

    November 24, 2013


    Richard Goode, piano & Sarah Shafer, soprano

     Master pianist Richard Goode returns to Rockport Music with on-the-rise soprano Sarah Shafer to perform Brahms, Schubert, and Mahler, a repertoire the two have been perfecting for years.


    Sarah Shafer on performing with Richarde Goode: “My musical senses all go into high gear when singing with him; he is such a sensitive listener as he plays, and I never want to miss anything he might toss over to me!” 


    Richard Goode, piano

    Hailed for music-making of tremendous emotional power, depth, and sensitivity, Richard Goode is known as one of today’s master musicians and as a leading interpreter of Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Mozart, and Schubert.  Goode probes the inner reaches of works by any composer, infusing every measure with the utmost expressivity, making his musicianship an exciting combination of grandness and humility, boldness and depth. 


    “Goode’s playing is thrilling from first to last.”  Gramophone


    Sarah Shafer

    A rising operatic star, soprano Sarah Shafer is praised for her “luminous voice” and “intensely expressive interpretations” (The New York Times).A graduate of the Curtis Institute and two-time resident of Marlboro Music Festival, she recently made her professional opera debut at the Glynebourne Festival and the BBC Proms in London’s Royal Albert Hall, and has performed as soloist with several notable symphonies like the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Quad City Symphony, and Richmond and Maryland Symphony Orchestras.  She and Richard Goode have been collaborating and performing together since 2010.


    “[She displayed] a light, lucid soprano and posed presence that easily projects both vulnerability and backbone…Hers is not a large or rich voice, but is a persuasive one. In Mahler’s “Himmlische Leben” she landed on the peaceful end of each verse as if she were bringing the audience to a desert oasis.” – The New York Times 

    Shalin Liu Performance Center

    37 Main Street
    Rockport, MA 01966

    Full map and directions

    Admission Info:

    $58, $48, $39

    Phone: 978-546-7391


    Streets highlighted in Pink are METERED parking options
    Street highlighted in Blue are UN-METERED parking options
    Red “P” icons indicate Town Metered Parking Lots
    Blue “P” icons indicate Unmetered Town Parking Lots
    Area noted as “NO PARK” is permit parking only, unauthorized vehicles will be towed

    Institution for Savings, 16 Main Street
    Pending availability, free parking is often available for Rockport Music ticket holders, M-F after 6pm; after noon on Saturday and all day Sunday. Enter the lot at the Main Street driveway. Distance to Shalin Liu Performance Center: 200 ft. Please note that other organizations often have access to this lot, and on those days Rockport Music patrons must seek other parking options. Please be aware that if there is not a parking attendant to assist, do not block other cars access to the exit.

    Peg Leg Inn, Beach Street
    Enter the lot via the driveway opposite the Front Beach restrooms. From Memorial Day to early October the lot is available to Rockport Music patrons at a reduced rate of $8, after 5 PM (4 PM on Sundays). Distance to Performance Center: 350 yd.

    Town Hall Annex, 26 Broadway
    Coming from the Route 128 traffic lights, follow Route 127 into town, where the road curves left, go straight ahead onto Broadway. Pass the Senior Center on the left (building with canon out front) and the Post Office on your right. Adjacent to the Resident Parking Lot on your left is a small lot for the Town Hall Annex. This small lot allows for free parking on evenings and weekends. Distance to Performance Center: 120 yd.

    Finally, use of unmetered spaces is encouraged. If possible, Rockport Music asks that you consider avoiding metered parking during the day (evening concerts are fine), as merchants and restaurants depend on these spaces for their patrons. Meters are strictly enforced, 7 days a week. New rates and credit-card accepting meters take effect the week of August 5, 2012: $1/hour from 10 AM to 8 PM.

    Evening Alternative
    Ace Hardware parking lot off Railroad Avenue. If specifically noted on the website or in an email notification to ticket holders, this lot will be reserved for Rockport Music ticket holders. It is located next to the MBTA railroad station. Distance to Performance Center: 1,000 yd (0.6 mile). There is no shuttle service.

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