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Saturday, June 4, 2011
Listen to the Future! 5pm – 10pm

Shalin Liu Performance Center
37 Main Street
Rockport, Massachusetts

A celebration of rising stars to benefit Rockport Music and its Education & Outreach Program.


‘From the Top’ pianist and host, Christopher O’Riley performs with a young musician on the rise.

NPR's From the Top



Program Info

Zapateado Pablo de Sarasate (1844-1908)
Sarina Zhang, cello
Christopher O’Riley, piano

Fantaisie brillante on Bizet’s Carmen François Borne (1840-1920)
Ryan Norville, flute
Christopher O’Riley, piano

Nocturne and Tarantella, Op. 28 Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937)
Stephanie Zyzak, violin
Christopher O’Riley, piano.

Children’s Corner Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
V. The Little Shepherd
I. Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum
Gavin George, piano

String Quartet in G minor, Op.27 Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
I. Un poco andante - Allegro molto ed agitato
Hikaru Yonezaki, violin
Ruby Mecure, violin
Thomas Wong, viola
Victor Huls, cello


Thrill to a live recording in our Concert Hall of NPR’s award-winning show “From the Top,” with pianist and host Christopher O’Riley and a group of inspiring young guest artists.

Following the taping, celebrate at a reception with a raw bar, cocktails, and an array of hors d’oeuvres stations catered by Jasper White’s Summer Shack, while enjoying selections from the Great American Songbook performed by musicians from Boston Conservatory.

Join Rockport Music to celebrate the talent, joy, and determination of the country’s most gifted young musicians. Listen to the Future! kicks off our 30th anniversary season, and benefits Rockport Music and its Education & Outreach Program. Serving almost 7,500 individuals in the Gloucester, Rockport, and Salem public schools, and in communities throughout the North Shore, the Education & Outreach Program brings great music and interactive, entertaining, up-close-and-personal experiences to students and adults of all ages.


  • Benefactor Tickets: $500 per person ($400 tax-deductible)

Premium seating, with recognition in program book

  • Individual Tickets: $200 per person ($100 tax-deductible)

Tickets may be purchased online or by contacting:
Sara Young
978.546.7391 x106

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View the full program notes (PDF format)