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Between Twilights - D.Alpher Saturday, June 24, 2017 8:00PM   ·   More Info »
Between Twilights - D.Alpher

David Alpher, RCMF co-founder, piano and composer | Robert Osborne, baritone | Stephanie Chase, violin | Sophie Shao, cello PROGRAM MOZART: Piano trio in B-flat major, K.502 DAVID ALPHER: Between Twilights: Seven Songs on Poems of Marsden Hartley (world premiere commissioned by Dianne Anderson) SCHUMANN: Piano Trio in D minor, Op.63 David Alpher’s compositions are unique, eclectic mixtures of influences including jazz, American folksong, theater music and the classical tradition. David Alpher is currently the Artistic Director of the Chamber Arts Festival of Marbletown in New York’s Hudson Valley and was a founding director of the Rockport Chamber Music Festival, which he co-directed for ten years.

Charlie Albright Sunday, June 25, 2017 5:00PM   ·   More Info »
Charlie Albright

Winner of multiple awards, including first prize of the 2009 Young Concert Artist Competition, the 2006 Eastman International, 2006 New York Biennial National, the 2005 IIYM International Piano Competition, and 2009 Vendome Prize (to name just a few), Charlie Albright has been critically acclaimed by The Washington Post as “among the most gifted musicians of his generation” whose “musical shape was never sacrificed to showmanship” and whose “impressive range of differently colored sounds at the keyboard was matched by overwhelming virtuosity.” PROGRAM HANDEL: Chaconne CHOPIN: Variations on Mozart’s La ci Darem la Mano ALBRIGHT: Improvisation KAPUSTIN: Variations, Op.41 MUSSORGSKY: Pictures at an Exhibition

NY Woodwind Quintet w/ Lee Thursday, June 29, 2017 8:00PM   ·   More Info »
NY Woodwind Quintet w/ Lee

PROGRAM HINDEMITH: Kleine Kammermusik MOZART: Fantasy in F minor, K.608, arr. W. Purvis PAVEL HASS: Wind Quintet CARTER: Wind Quintet MONTEVERDI: Two Madrigals, arr. W. Purvis POULENC: Sextet for piano and winds NEW YORK WOODWIND QUINTET Carol Wincenc, flute | Stephen Taylor, oboe | Charles Neidich, clarinet | William Purvis, horn | Marc Goldberg, bassoon Now in its seventh decade, the New York Woodwind Quintet (NYWQ) has maintained an active performance schedule in the United States and abroad while also teaching the next generation of woodwind performers. The Quintet has commissioned and premiered over 20 compositions, some of which have become classics of the woodwind repertoire, including quintets by Gunther Schuller, Ezra Laderman, and Yehudi Wyner. The Quintet has featured many of these in recordings, and has just released Schoenberg’s Wind Quintet on the Naxos label. The NYWQ members, all internationally recognized performers and teachers, continue the Quintet’s now 20-year-long residency at The Juilliard School. The Korean-born pianist Mihae Lee has been captivating audiences throughout North America, Europe, and Asia in solo recitals and chamber music concerts with her poetic lyricism and scintillating virtuosity. She is a member of the Boston Chamber Music Society, a founding member of the Triton Horn Trio, and the Artistic Director of the Essex Winter Series in Connecticut.

BSO Chamber Players w/ Deveau Friday, June 30, 2017 8:00PM   ·   More Info »
BSO Chamber Players w/ Deveau

PROGRAM MOZART: Sonata for violin and piano in B-flat major, K.454 TAFFANEL: Woodwind Quintet in G minor BRAHMS: Trio for horn, violin and piano in E-flat major, Op.40 BOSTON SYMPHONY CHAMBER PLAYERS Consisting of the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s principal players, the Boston Symphony Chamber Players (BSCP) is one of the world’s most distinguished chamber ensembles. With performances at Symphony Hall, Jordan Hall and regular appearances at Tanglewood, the BSCP maintain a busy touring schedule throughout the year. The BSCP can perform virtually any work within the vast chamber music literature, expanding their range of repertoire, by enlisting other BSO members or distinguished artists such as Emanuel Ax and André Previn. David Deveau, piano Now in his twenty-second (and final) year as Artistic Director of the Rockport Chamber Music Festival, pianist David Deveau has been critically acclaimed internationally for his expressive and poetic interpretations of solo piano repertoire.

Brentano String Quartet Saturday, July 1, 2017 8:00PM   ·   More Info »
Brentano String Quartet

Mark Steinberg, violin | Serena Canin, violin | Misha Amory, viola | Nina Lee, cello PROGRAM GESUALDO (arr. Adolphe): Five Madrigals STEPHEN HARTKE: The Fifth Book (written for the Brentano Quartet) BEETHOVEN: String Quartet in F major, Op. 59, No.1 Since its inception in 1992, the Brentano String Quartet has appeared throughout the world to popular and critical acclaim, praised for its “seemingly infallible instincts for finding the center of gravity in every phrase and musical gesture” (Philadelphia Inquirer).

John Davidson Sunday, July 2, 2017 5:00PM   ·   More Info »
John Davidson

Many people recognize John Davidson as the charismatic host of several popular game shows like The Hollywood Squares (both the original in the 60’s and the revival in the 80’s), That’s Incredible!, and The $10,000 Pyramid. He also starred in several Broadway shows (Foxy), television series’ (The Girl with Something Extra), and movies (The Happiest Millionaire). He even spent time as a guest host of The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson for several weeks. But through all his various acting and hosting duties, Davidson always made sure to stoke his singing career. He released several pop albums on Columbia Records throughout the 60’s and 70’s, enjoying success on the easy listening charts.

Garrick Ohlsson Thursday, July 6, 2017 8:00PM   ·   More Info »
Garrick Ohlsson

PROGRAM SCHUBERT: Piano Sonata in A minor, Op.143 (D.784) SCRIABIN: A selection of short pieces SCHUBERT: Sonata in A major, D.959 Since his triumph as winner of the 1970 International Chopin Piano Competition, pianist Garrick Ohlsson has established himself worldwide as a musician of magisterial interpretive and technical prowess.

Cardenes/Williams/Deveau Friday, July 7, 2017 8:00PM   ·   More Info »

Rockport Music’s Artistic Director David Deveau performs with beloved Festival favorites—violinist Andrés Cárdenes and cellist Anne Martindale Williams—for the Festival’s final weekend. This is David Deveau’s last Festival as artistic director, so do not miss hearing him perform this dramatic program of Haydn, Shostakovich and Dvorák. PROGRAM HAYDN: Trio in G major, Gypsy SHOSTAKOVICH: Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op.67 DVORÁK: Dumky Trio, Op.90

The Boston Camerata Saturday, July 8, 2017 8:00PM   ·   More Info »
The Boston Camerata

PROGRAM Tristan and Iseult, based on original medieval sources Texts from Gottfried von Strassburg (ca. 1210) & Thomas de Bretagne (ca. 1155-1160) Renowned as America’s pre-eminent early music ensemble, the Boston Camerata’s musical performances are well known for their blending of spontaneity and emotional commitment with careful research and scholarship. With its distinguished roster of singers and specialists in early instruments, the Camerata produces an in-town concert series for audiences in the Greater Boston area. The Camerata also tours regularly in the US and all over the world. These live performances present vital, historically informed performances of European music of the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque eras, and of early American music, sacred and secular. Founded in 1954, Camerata has been under the direction of French-born singer and scholar Anne Azéma since 2008.

Deveau/Cardenes/Schiffman/Will Sunday, July 9, 2017 5:00PM   ·   More Info »

David Deveau, piano | Andrés Cárdenes, violin | Barry Shiffman, viola | Anne Martindale Williams, cello The 36th Annual Rockport Chamber Music Festival closes with beloved Artistic Director David Deveau in his farewell Festival performance, alongside longtime collaborators Andres Cardenes and Anne Martindale Williams, joining with the newly appointed Artistic Director Barry Shiffman in a truly grand performance of Mozart, Dvorák and more. A Festival Grand Finale PROGRAM BEETHOVEN: Piano Trio in E-flat major, Op. 1, No. 1 DVORÁK: Piano Quartet in E-flat major, Op. 87

Lisa Loeb Friday, July 14, 2017 8:00PM   ·   More Info »
Lisa Loeb

One of the leading lights of the 90’s alternative folk movement, Lisa Loeb continues to write and perform powerfully intimate and melodically-charged tunes like her #1 smash hit “Stay (I Missed You)”- a song that remains the only single by an unsigned artist to top the Billboard pop charts.

Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas Saturday, July 15, 2017 8:00PM   ·   More Info »
Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas

Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser and cellist Natalie Haas have emerged as one of the most acclaimed purveyors of traditional Celtic music playing today. Fraser, a two-time Scottish National Fiddle Champion and esteemed long-time veteran of the traditional Celtic music scene, has been called “one of the finest fiddle players Scotland has ever produced” (Scots Magazine). Haas was once a student of Fraser’s and has since taken the Celtic world by storm with her dynamic and innovative approach to the cello. Apart from her musical partnership with Fraser, she has collaborated with luminaries like Mark O’Connor, Natalie MacMaster and Solas.

The Subdudes Sunday, July 16, 2017 5:00PM   ·   More Info »
The Subdudes

A fixture in New Orleans for the last 30 years, The Subdudes combine Americana, country soul, folk and rock and roll for an intoxicated blend of passionate, joyous roots music. They are touring off their acclaimed all-acoustic 11th record 4 on the Floor. Centered around the songwriting and vocals of Tommy Malone (guitar) and John Magnie (accordion, keyboards), The Subdudes formed in 1987 after an impromptu gig at New Orleans’ famed Tipitina’s music club. Almost instantly, the group which also included percussionist Steve Amedée and bassist Johnny Ray Allen, gained a large local following based on a unique sound that included funky infectious rhythms and soulful boisterous vocal harmonies.

The Brothers Four Friday, July 21, 2017 8:00PM   ·   More Info »
The Brothers Four

Still going strong after more than half a century, The Brothers Four continue to thrill audiences with their pristine harmonies and classic folk sound. The quartet’s many hits, including favorites like “Try to Remember” and “Greenfields,” turned The Brothers Four into one of the leading lights of the early 60’s folk revival.

Martin Sexton Saturday, July 22, 2017 8:00PM   ·   More Info »
Martin Sexton

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 earnest songwriting, quirky stylistic shape-shifting and seemingly boundless vocal range has created a legion of devoted fans across the country, and the world. Sexton got his start busking in the streets and subways of Boston, and quickly rose to the top of the city’s bustling folk scene on the strength of his otherworldly and effortless voice, and his wildly popular self-produced demo tapes (sold over 20,000 tapes out of his guitar case). Black Sheep, his record label debut, vaulted Sexton into the main stages of the country’s folk festival circuit and soon the talented singer-songwriter began to bust out of the folk cocoon entirely with recordings that flirted with jazz, rock and roll, and R&B.

Jim Messina Sunday, July 23, 2017 5:00PM   ·   More Info »
Jim Messina

A singer-songwriter whose infectious hits graced the Billboard Charts for much of the 70’s, Jim Messina helped usher in the soft rock era. As a founding member of both the country rock supergroup Poco and the pop juggernaut Loggins & Messina (“Danny’s Song,” “Your Mama Don’t Dance”), the veteran troubadour has already made his sizable mark on rock and roll.

Paula Cole Friday, July 28, 2017 8:00PM   ·   More Info »
Paula Cole

Rockport’s own Paula Cole has won Grammy’s and played sold-out arenas, but always returns to her hometown for a memorable night of smash hits like “I Don’t Want to Wait” and “Where Have All the Cowboys Gone?” as well as tunes from her most recent record, 7, that Cole describes the sound as “a soft, soulful album made in the 1960’s.”

Cherish the Ladies Sunday, July 30, 2017 5:00PM   ·   More Info »
Cherish the Ladies

For more than thirty years, the talented women of Cherish the Ladies have been delighting audiences with their expert musicianship and dynamic live performances. Founded in a time when the traditional Irish folk genre was dominated by men, the Grammy-nominated Celtic supergroup continues to showcase the artistry of some of the finest female Celtic musicians in the world. Under the leadership of the dynamic and irrepressible flute and whistle champion Joanie Madden, Cherish the Ladies has gone on to worldwide acclaim, performing at high profile venues such as the White House and the Olympics, recording 16 outstanding albums including their most recent, An Irish Homecoming. Former Ladies that have gone on to their own thriving careers include fiddlers Eileen Ivers and Winifred Horan (of Solas), as well as vocalist Heidi Talbot among many others.

Rickie Lee Jones Wednesday, August 2, 2017 8:00PM   ·   More Info »
Rickie Lee Jones

Working in the sweet spot between folk, jazz and pop since the late 70’s with hits like “Chuck E.’s in Love,” Rickie Lee Jones remains an artist of boundless curiosity with a sophisticated cool sensibility. Ever since her debut, Jones has created music that consistently defies easy categorization, an aesthetic she continues with her newest record, The Other Side of Desire.

Maceo Parker Thursday, August 3, 2017 8:00PM   ·   More Info »
Maceo Parker

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 voice in Brown’s horn section to helping steer George Clinton and Parliament’s Mothership Connection to platinum status, his soulful saxophone playing and vocals are firmly rooted in funk music history. As a soloist and bandleader for the last two decades, he has created his own musical juggernaut, highlighted by the smashing success of the live record Life on Planet Groove. In recent years Maceo has brought his seminal sound to collaborations with Ray Charles, Ani Difranco, James Taylor, Dave Matthews Band, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Prince. In 2012, he received the Les Victoires du Jazz in Paris: a Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to music, as well as an Icon Award at the North Sea Jazz Festival.

Chris Smither Friday, August 4, 2017 8:00PM   ·   More Info »
Chris Smither

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 fingerpicking and a stable of wry, often heartbreaking songs, Smither remains as affecting and dynamic as he did when he burst onto the scene over 40 years ago.

Cecile McLorin Salvant Sunday, August 6, 2017 5:00PM   ·   More Info »
Cecile McLorin Salvant

A fearless and electrifying jazz vocalist of astonishing power and originality, Cécile McLorin Salvant has vaulted into the very top of the jazz singing pantheon since her 2010 win of the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocal Competition.

Fred Hersch Trio Thursday, August 10, 2017 8:00PM   ·   More Info »
Fred Hersch Trio

Proclaimed “the most arrestingly innovative pianist in jazz over the last decade” by Vanity Fair, ten-time Grammy Award nominee Fred Hersch is a pervasively influential force who has long defined jazz’s creative edge as improviser, composer, bandleader and educator.

Danilo Perez: Panamonk Revisit Friday, August 11, 2017 8:00PM   ·   More Info »
Danilo Perez: Panamonk Revisit

s a performer and innovator, Danilo Pérez has made a considerable mark in the jazz world. The Grammy-nominated pianist is touring in celebration of the 20th anniversary of his landmark Thelonious Monk tribute record Panamonk.

Paula Cole Saturday, August 12, 2017 8:00PM   ·   More Info »
Paula Cole

Rockport’s own Paula Cole has won Grammy’s and played sold-out arenas with such smash hits as “I Don’t Want to Wait” and “Where Have All the Cowboys Gone?” In this concert, Paula returns to her beginnings as a jazz singer, performing American jazz and roots standards from the early to mid-20th century. These songs are all from her new album Ballads, which honors such greats as Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, John Coltrane, Bob Dylan, Bessie Smith, Bobbie Gentry, Sarah Vaughn, Miles Davis and Johnny Cash.

DIVA Jazz Orchestra Sunday, August 13, 2017 2:00PM   ·   More Info »
DIVA Jazz Orchestra

DIVA JAZZ ORCHESTRA is a straight-ahead, super- swingin’ power-house ensemble comprised of 15 of the world’s most consummate jazz musicians, who just happen to be women. DIVA is rooted in the tradition and excitement of the great big bands, with a focus on originality and personality.

John Pizzarelli

JazzChat at 6PM Sunday, August 13, 2017 7:00PM   ·   More Info »
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Come on out for an evening highlighting the intrinsic simpatico between jazz and Brazilian music! World-renowned guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli and pianist/composer Daniel Jobim, grandson of bossa nova icon Antonio Carlos Jobim, pay tribute to the 50th Anniversary release of the 1967 Grammy-nominated album Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim. This unique show celebrates a collection of songs from this seminal recording, as well as others showcasing the glorious interplay of jazz and samba.

Delta Rae Wednesday, August 16, 2017 8:00PM   ·   More Info »
Delta Rae

A much-buzzed about folk-rock group from North Carolina that deftly balances Americana with soul and anthemic pop, Delta Rae will be making a triumphant return to Rockport following their sold-out holiday concert here in December. Delta Rae is on tour this summer in support of their forthcoming new EP release, A Long And Happy Life.

Cyrille Aimee Thursday, August 17, 2017 8:00PM   ·   More Info »
Cyrille Aimee

Winner of the Montreux and Sarah Vaughan International Vocal Competitions, the dynamic young Cyrille brings an exotic, highly rhythmic-based approach to jazz singing, incorporating a Gallic gypsy swing with hints of salsa and samba into well-worn standards and original compositions.

Tom Rush Friday, August 18, 2017 8:00PM - Saturday, August 19, 2017 8:00PM   ·   More Info »
Tom Rush

In what has become a delightful, much-anticipated Rockport tradition, folk legend Tom Rush returns to the Shalin Liu Performance Center. Rush’s easy, world-weary baritone and nimble finger-picking combined with his wry, poignant songwriting made him a star of the 60’s urban folk revival.

Kingston Trio Sunday, August 20, 2017 5:00PM   ·   More Info »
Kingston Trio

Known for their role in the folk revival of the early 60’s, their iconic takes on traditional folk classics like “Tom Dooley,” and for their trademark three-part harmonies, The Kingston Trio returns to Rockport for an unforgettable evening of vintage folk classics. Currently featuring the talents of George Grove, Bill Zorn and Rick Dougherty, the Trio will perform beloved hits like “M.T.A,” “Worried Man,” “Greenback Dollar” and “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?” among many other favorites.

Dirty Dozen Brass Band Thursday, August 24, 2017 8:00PM   ·   More Info »
Dirty Dozen Brass Band

Now celebrating its 40th anniversary, the seemingly ageless New Orleans institution known as the Dirty Dozen Brass Band comes to Rockport for its Shalin Liu Performance Center debut. The pioneering septet reignited and reimagined the Crescent City’s brass band tradition in the late 70’s and went on to become an iconic cultural ambassador for New Orleans all over the world.

BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet Friday, August 25, 2017 8:00PM   ·   More Info »
BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet

As the preeminent Cajun band in the world, BeauSoleil has been generously exporting the rich musical traditions of Southwestern Louisiana for close to forty years. After almost singlehandedly reviving Cajun music in the 70’s, they began incorporating various folk and world music traditions into their sound, creating a musical hybrid unlike any in the world.

Joshua Redman Quartet Saturday, August 26, 2017 8:00PM   ·   More Info »
Joshua Redman Quartet

ne of the most esteemed and charismatic artists of his generation, saxophonist Joshua Redman “is unparalleled among horn players today” (JazzTimes). From McCoy Tyner to Brad Mehldau to The Bad Plus, Redman has collaborated with a diverse and prestigious list of musicians, all the while emerging as a modern jazz icon in his own right.

Doc Severinsen's Trumpet Kings Sunday, August 27, 2017 5:00PM   ·   More Info »
Doc Severinsen's Trumpet Kings

The Grammy Award-winning trumpeter known both for his time leading the famous Tonight Show with Johnny Carson band (and his notoriously flashy outfits) as well as his own prolific recording and touring career will be making his Rockport debut. Joined by trumpeter virtuoso Byron Stripling and his quartet, Severinsen performs a tribute concert entitled Trumpet Kings, celebrating the greatest jazz trumpeters of the 20th century.

Del McCoury Thursday, August 31, 2017 8:00PM   ·   More Info »
Del McCoury

Del McCoury is a living legend, a bluegrass icon that has managed to stay relevant, fresh and inspired throughout his 52 year career. Owning one of the most recognizable high lonesome tenors in bluegrass history, McCoury and his band have been one of the driving forces in the current bluegrass revival.

Tamir Hendelman Trio Friday, September 8, 2017 8:00PM   ·   More Info »
Tamir Hendelman Trio

With his hard-swinging approach and feather light touch, pianist Tamir Hendelman has emerged as one of the most intriguing jazz talents to arrive on the scene in quite some time. On top of his own trio outings as a leader, the Israeli-born artist is best known for his outstanding work with the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra. Hendelman first came to prominence in 2000 when he joined the Grammy-nominated Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra (CHJO), a long-running L.A.-based big band. With the CHJO, Tamir has recorded for John Pizzarelli, Gladys Knight and Diana Krall among others. For his own trio, the award-winning Hendelman explores standards, Brazilian music, blues and his Israeli roots. He’s released two acclaimed records as a leader, 2008’s Playground and 2010’s Destinations, the latter boasting the great Lewis Nash on drums. "His playing was so sensitive, introspective and captivating, that you could literally hear a pin drop in an audience of some 500 people." –L.A. Jazz Scene

Lizz Wright Sunday, September 17, 2017 5:00PM