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Opening Week of the Shalin Liu Performance Center
Accolades from the Press

“The Rockport Chamber Music Festival…has just set itself apart from the crowd with a striking new home.”
– James R. Oestreich, The New York Times

The “Shalin Liu center [is]…beautiful to the eye as well as to the ear”
– James R. Oestreich, The New York Times

“Might the sound have been better (hard to see how) or worse without the shutters? That is for the festival to find out. Now it has not only a great little hall but a wonderful laboratory with  -- so far, it seems – each result outdoing the one before.”

– James R. Oestreich, The New York Times

“[The Shalin Liu Performance Center is] a beautiful new venue…it’s clear already that this is an essential new venue for the Boston area, perfectly scaled for chamber music.”
– Jeremy Eichler, The Boston Globe

“Rockport’s new Shalin Liu Performance Center is instantly one of the most beautiful halls in the country.”
– Lloyd Schwartz, The Boston Phoenix

“Boston – a beautiful new temple of chamber music awaits your patronage. You’ll not be disappointed.”
– John Ehrlich, The Boston Musical Intelligencer

“The new Shalin Liu Performance Center here is one of the best public gathering spaces to appear in years in the Boston area. It manages to be unpretentious but at the same time dramatic…a joy.”
– Robert Campbell, The Boston Globe

“…the sound [at the Shalin Liu Performance Center] is remarkably good.”
– David Griesinger, The Boston Musical Intelligencer

“The new performance center…is a marvelously crafted, acoustically refined shoebox-style creation…And with a glass window stretching floor to ceiling behind the performers, the view is breathtaking.”
– Keith Powers, The Boston Herald

“…walking into this hall is an experience like few others…The acoustics are beautiful.”
– Susan Miron, The Arts Fuse