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The Sweet Remains Saturday, February 17, 2018 8:00PM   ·   More Info »
The Sweet Remains

Channeling folk rock luminaries like Crosby Stills & Nash and and James Taylor, The Sweet Remains bring their harmony-soaked Americana to Rockport for a night of sweet, melodic roots music.

JD Souther Sunday, February 18, 2018 7:00PM   ·   More Info »
JD Souther

A songwriting legend and country rock pioneer, JD Souther comes to Rockport for the first time armed with a veritable treasure trove of classics, including several made famous by The Eagles (“Heartache Tonight,” “Best of My Love”) and Linda Ronstadt (“Faithless Love”). His infectious pop sensibility and effortless croon have led to a near 50 year career.

Seong-Jin Cho Sunday, February 25, 2018 3:00PM   ·   More Info »
Seong-Jin Cho

First Prize Winner at the 2015 Chopin International Piano Competition, Seong-Jin Cho made clear his intense reflection and expressive insight, qualities apt to connect with audiences at the deepest levels of imagination and emotion. The young South Korean pianist’s mature musicianship and refined artistry has won a significant international following, underlined by the pop-chart-topping status of his Deutsche Grammophon debut album and invitations to appear at the world’s foremost concert halls. Cho made several high-profile recital debuts this past season, notably at Carnegie Hall and as part of the Amsterdam Concertgebouw’s Master Pianists series. “… this latest Chopin Competition winner can stand proud next to the likes of such illustrious past winners as Pollini, Argerich and Zimerman” Pianist

Howard Jones Thursday, March 1, 2018 8:00PM   ·   More Info »
Howard Jones

One of the leading lights of the 80’s synth-pop movement, Howard Jones makes his Rockport debut armed with vintage new wave smash hits like “No One Is to Blame” and “Things Can Only Get Better” as well as tunes from his acclaimed recent record Engage.

Sweet Honey in the Rock Sunday, March 4, 2018 5:00PM   ·   More Info »
Sweet Honey in the Rock

Globally renowned a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey In The Rock continues to cultivate, evolve and add memorable moments to their indelible legacy as activists and artists. They have stayed true to their mission to educate, entertain, and empower their audience and community through the dynamic vehicles of a cappella singing and American Sign Language interpretation.

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The Flames of Paris Tuesday, March 6, 2018 7:00PM   ·   More Info »
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In the era of the French Revolution, Jeanne and her brother Jérôme leave Marseille for Paris in support the revolutionary effort that is taking over the capital. While fighting for freedom, they both encounter love along the way. Very few ballets can properly depict the Bolshoi’s overflowing energy and fiery passion as can Alexei Ratmansky’s captivating revival of Vasily Vainonen’s “The Flames of Paris.” With powerful virtuosity and some of the most stunning pas de deux, the Bolshoi Ballet displays an exuberance almost too enormous for the Moscow stage.

Goitse Thursday, March 15, 2018 8:00PM   ·   More Info »

Forged in the white-hot creative crucible of Limerick University’s Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, the quintet known as Goitse (a Gaelic greeting meaning ‘come here’) has quickly become one of the most sought after bands amongst connoisseurs of Irish Traditional music across the globe.

Clemens Hagen& Kirill Gerstein Friday, March 16, 2018 8:00PM   ·   More Info »
Clemens Hagen& Kirill Gerstein

Clemens Hagen has performed as soloist with internationally renowned orchestras such as the Berlin Philharmonic, the Vienna Symphony, the Concertgebouw Orkest Amsterdam, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, the NHK Orchestra Tokyo and the Cleveland Orchestra. For the 50th anniversary celebration of Jeunesse Musicale Vienna, Clemens Hagen was artist-in-residence where he gave six concerts. Hagen is a music professor at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg where he has taught cello and chamber music since 1988. He is also a Visiting Artist for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. First Prize Winner of the 2001 Arthur Rubinstein Piano Competition and an Avery Fisher Grant, Kirill Gerstein has entered the highest ranks of international stars. His performances with the world’s greatest orchestras and solo recitals have garnered great critical acclaim, and his dual expertise in jazz and classical music sets him apart in today’s specialized music world. His early training and experience in jazz has contributed an important element to his interpretive style, inspiring an energetic and expressive musical personality that distinguishes his playing. ALL-BEETHOVEN PROGRAM 7 Variations on Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen from The Magic Flute Sonata No. 3 in A major, Op. 69 Sonata No. 4 in C Major Op. 102, No. 1 Sonata No. 5 in D Major, Op. 102, No. 2

The Fabulous Thunderbirds Saturday, March 17, 2018 8:00PM   ·   More Info »
The Fabulous Thunderbirds

A band whose powerful sound has been synonymous with Texas roadhouse blues for the last 40 years, The Fabulous Thunderbirds continue to enthrall audiences with their spirited genre-hopping take on the blues tradition. They’ll head to Rockport armed with a catalog filled with iconic blues rock classics like “Tuff Enough” and “Wrap It Up,” as well as loads of roadhouse swagger to spare.

Ann Hampton Callaway Friday, April 6, 2018 8:00PM   ·   More Info »
Ann Hampton Callaway

Ann Hampton Callaway is a born entertainer and one of the leading champions of the great American Songbook, best known for her Tony-nominated performance in the hit Broadway musical Swing! and for writing and singing the theme song to the hit TV series The Nanny.

Jesse Cook Friday, April 13, 2018 8:00PM   ·   More Info »
Jesse Cook

Jesse Cook travels the world with his fingers. Through his globe-spanning and genre-bending compositions, the nimble-fingered guitarist has taken nouveau flamenco to places it has never been, creating new fascinating hybrids.  As one of the most celebrated instrumentalists on the planet, Cook is forever restless, constantly searching for new sounds, rhythms and textures to explore. 

Carbon Leaf Saturday, April 21, 2018 8:00PM   ·   More Info »
Carbon Leaf

Carbon Leaf is celebrating its 25th Anniversary in 2018 behind a new album and extensive U.S. and European touring. Blending rock, folk, Celtic, bluegrass and Americana traditions into a high-energy style the group calls ether-electrified porch music, the Virginia quintet’s poetic songs are brought to life with acoustic & electric guitars, mandolin, fiddle, bass, drums, cello, banjo, penny whistle, pedal steel, accordion and rich vocal harmony. 

Dawn Upshaw & Gilbert Kalish Sunday, April 22, 2018 3:00PM   ·   More Info »
Dawn Upshaw & Gilbert Kalish

A five-time Grammy Award winner, Dawn Upshaw combines a rare natural warmth with a fierce commitment to the transforming communicative power of music. She has achieved worldwide celebrity as an opera singer and recitalist of concert repertoire ranging from the sacred works of Bach to the freshest sounds of today. Her ability to reach to the heart of music and text has earned her a devoted audience, as well as awards and distinctions accorded to only the most distinguished of artists. In 2007, she was named a Fellow of the MacArthur Foundation, the first vocal artist to be awarded the five-year “genius” prize, and in 2008 she was named a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. The profound influence of pianist Gilbert Kalish as an educator and pianist in myriad performances and recordings has established him as a major figure in American music-making. This season he appears with the St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic, performs at the Ojai Music Festival, and holds a residency at the San Francisco Conservatory. In 2006 he was awarded the Peabody Medal by the Peabody Conservatory for his outstanding contributions to music in America. He was the pianist of the Boston Symphony Chamber Players for 30 years, and was a founding member of the Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, a group that flourished during the 1960s and 70s in support of new music. PROGRAM SCHUBERT Im Frühling | Geheimes | Gretchen am Spinnrade Lied der Mignon (Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt) | Rastlose Liebe JANÁCEK: from In the Mists (Mr. Kalish solo) I. Andante IV. Presto RAVEL: Histoires Naturelles Le paon | Le grillon | Le cygne Le martin-pêcheur | La pintade REBECCA CLARKE: June Twilight | Infant Joy | The Tiger A Dream | The Cloths of Heaven BARTÓK: Fekete | Annyi bánat a szüvemen | Régi keserves? Eddig való dolgom | ‘Hatforintos’ nóta WILLIAM BOLCOM: Black Max | Toothbrush time | Waitin’ | George

Herb Alpert & Lani Hall Tuesday, April 24, 2018 8:00PM   ·   More Info »
Herb Alpert & Lani Hall

A dynamic musical (and married) duo, trumpeter Herb Alpert and vocalist Lani Hall, have made quite an impact on both jazz and popular music, including a combined ten Grammys and dozens of platinum selling records. Alpert’s effortlessly smooth horn combined with Hall’s vibrantly soulful vocals have been enthralling audiences for more than 60 years and are still going strong.

Amy Black Friday, April 27, 2018 8:00PM   ·   More Info »
Amy Black

A powerful singer rooted in both Americana and soul, Amy Black has a voice incapable of artifice. She just tells it like it is. Black’s got the South in her blood, and that region’s musical spirit comes out loud and clear both in the recording studio on stage. She’s touring in support of her new record, Memphis.

Rockport Folk Summit Saturday, May 5, 2018 8:00PM   ·   More Info »
Rockport Folk Summit

The Rockport Folk Summit returns with a showcase featuring two of the most buzz-worthy, boundary-pushing roots acts on the East Coast. The Suitcase Junket (Matt Lorenz) is a one man force of nature employing percussive junkyard thump into his propulsive folk sound. Twisted Pine recently emerged as a four piece that has upended the string band tradition with forays into funk and pop.

Jesse Colin Young Thursday, May 17, 2018 8:00PM   ·   More Info »
Jesse Colin Young

One of the leading lights of the 60’s “flower power” movement and founder of The Youngbloods, singer-songwriter Jesse Colin Young remains a vibrant musical force. Most known for his 1969 smash hit “Get Together,” which continues to be an iconic anthem for peace and tolerance to this day, Young has forged a long-sustaining career built on his soaring tenor, infectious melodies and thought-provoking lyrics. Going solo after several well-received records with the Youngbloods, Jesse Colin Young focused on his own songwriting and following his artistic muse. In 1972 he released the well-received Together, and the following year he came out with what many critics claim as his solo masterpiece, Song for Juli, which stayed on the Billboard Top 200 chart for nearly a year. Through the next several years he released several critically-acclaimed albums that showcased Young broadening his sonic palette, recording breakthrough tracks from country fusion to jazz fusion to blues rock that received airplay on radio stations across America. During his exploding solo career during the 1970’s, Jesse also continued giving back by helping establish the No Nukes movement. Involved from the very beginning, Jesse closed the 1979 No Nukes concert and movie joined by legends Jackson Browne, Stephen Stills, and Graham Nash singing The Youngblood’s anthem “Get Together.” Throughout his professional life of recording and touring, Jesse has always taken the time to dedicate his life to giving back to the world. He has performed on behalf of organizations ranging from the Dream Foundation and Saratoga Warhorse, to Prep Fest and the Kona Pacific Waldorf School, now the Kona Pacific Charter School. Holding environmental accountability, Veteran support and quality education as a moral code of action, Jesse remains committed and active as an individual and performer.