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Free Family Concerts

Saturday, July 16, 10 am

Experience the sounds, instruments and rhythms of Latin America from the beat of the samba, played on a Brazilian tambourine, to the cha-cha-cha, played on a Cuban Guiro, a vine grown gourd played with a wooden striker.

GDF SUEZ is honored to help bring musical excellence to our Cape Ann Community.

The concert is free-of-charge, and tickets are required.

Rockport Music asks that all ticket holders arrive to the Shalin Liu Performance Center 10 minutes prior to the concert start time, after which all empty seats will be released and given to any last minute arrivals. All seats held at the door for pick up, will also be released at that time. If your schedule changes and you are unable to use your tickets, please give another Rockport Music fan the opportunity to enjoy the concert, by turning in your tickets to the Rockport Music Box Office 978-546-7391 (M-F, 10-4) .

PHONE: 978-546-7391 (M-F, 10-4)
IN PERSON: 35 Main Street, Rockport, MA (M-F, 10-4)


Prelude Supper Lecture Series 2011

$30 per person includes gourmet box dinner, lecture, and Q&A in the third-floor Reception Hall.
Wine, beer and other beverages will be available for purchase.

Friday June 24

Provided by Sugar Magnolias

Grilled Salmon with couscous
Congo bar

Rockport Music will provide a Cash bar for Prelude Suppers.
Patrons are NOT allowed to bring their own alcohol.

Friday, July 8, 6–7:30 pm
Vassily Primakov

A native of Moscow and winner of the Gina Bachauer International  Artists Piano Competition and the Young Concert Artists Auditions

Mr. Primakov shares his love and vast knowledge of the Russian repertoire from works by Tchaikovksy and Shostakovich to Arensky and Taneyev.

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Friday July 8

Provided by Willow Rest

Cold Asian mushroom with scallion Soup
Mixed greens with mandarin oranges, red onions, grape tomatoes & cucumbers, pea greens & honey Ginger dressing
Marinated sliced beef over Asian noodle salad with mixed vegetables
Dinner roll
Oriental cookie

Rockport Music will provide a Cash bar for Prelude Suppers.
Patrons are NOT allowed to bring their own alcohol.

Friday, July 15, 6–7:30 pm
Thomas Schnauber

Composer, Performing Arts faculty at Emmanuel College, and member of the Boston-based composers’ collective Composers in Red Sneakers

Dr. Schnauber discusses music being performed by the acclaimed Calmus Ensemble Leipzig.

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Friday July 15

Provided by Sugar Magnolias

Cold Cucumber yogurt soup
Mediterranean rolled chicken with spinach and feta
Accompanied with Mixed Greens and grains.
Crusted Bread

Rockport Music will provide a Cash bar for Prelude Suppers.
Patrons are NOT allowed to bring their own alcohol.

Festival Lectures

Free and open to the public, these lectures take place in the Shalin Liu Performance Center

Sunday, July 17, 12:30 pm
Liszt and the Keyboard:
How the Wizard cast his Spells

Alan Walker replaces Allan Keiler as the special guest lecturer.


Musicologist, Professor Emeritus, McMaster University, author of Franz Liszt: The Man and his Music, as well as a later three volume set, which took him 25 years to complete, which chronicles in detail the life of Liszt.

"Dr. Walker seems to know everything about Liszt, and anything connected with Liszt, during every single day of the long life of that genius." The New York Times

Dr. Walker has written extensively about Robert Schumann and Frederic Chopin, and is the director of The Great Romantics, an annual festival in Hamilton, Ontario


Master Class

Friday, July 15, 2 pm

A native of Indianapolis, Victor Rosenbaum was a student of Rosina Lhevinne and Leonard Shure. He has served on the faculties of the Mannes College of music, the New England Conservatory, where he headed the piano department, and the Longy School of Music, where he served as Director and President from 1985 t0 2001.

Adults $10, youth under 18 and college students with identification free

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Wednesday, July 6, 7 pm
El Sistema: Music to Change Life

Panel Moderator: Mark Churchill, Dean Emeritus of New England Conservatory’s Preparatory and Continuing Education program, and Director, El Sistema USA

Venezuela's unique system of music education takes children from violent slums and turns some of them into world-class musicians. A film by Paul Smaczny and Maria Stodtmeier, El Sistema: Music to Change Life shows how Venezuelan visionary José Antonio Abreu has changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of children over the past three decades.

This event is FREE and open to the public

Read El Sistema the Movement by Jennifer Kessler via Createquity


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