ROCKPORT MUSIC Wine Tasting and Jazz on the Rocks

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ROCKPORT MUSIC HOSTS TWO FESTIVE FUNDRAISING EVENTS IN
THE SHALIN LIU PERFORMANCE CENTER TO BENEFIT ARTISTIC PROGRAMMING
AND EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH ACTIVITIES.

Wine Tasting on November 7 features unique wines and gourmet food tastings.

Legendary pianist Dave Brubeck headlines “Jazz on the Rocks” on November 21.

WHAT: ROCKPORT MUSIC WINE TASTING – November 7
Rockport Music offers wine aficionados the opportunity to sample nine of the best French, German, and Californian wines from some of the world’s finest producers. A delicious culinary creation accompanies each of the four flights. Attendees will evaluate the wines and vote on the best overall pairing of wine and food.
California’s Benchmark Wine Group representative Whitney Farris leads the wine tasting and Chef Ron Weisheit and Pastry Chef Rhonda Weisheit of Pralines & Pepper! in Newburyport share how each morsel of food was created to best showcase the wines. To view the wine and food list at http://www.rockportmusic.org and click on Show Your Support.
WHEN: Sunday, November 7, 2010, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m

WHERE: Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street, Rockport, Massachusetts

WHO: Rockport Music (biography indicated on page 2)

TICKETS: Tickets to the Wine Tasting are $75 each.  Space is limited to 50 people. Call the Rockport Music Box Office at 978.546.7391 to reserve tickets.

WHAT: JAZZ ON THE ROCKS WITH DAVE BRUBECK – November 21
Legendary jazz pianist Dave Brubeck
is the featured performer at Jazz on the Rocks. Event features a pre-concert wine and hors d’oeuvres soiree in the third- floor Reception Hall and a mini live auction of exclusive items, including jazz weekends in Boston and Newport (RI), a sculpture by Chris Williams, a wine dinner at My Place By The Sea (Rockport, MA), a weekend in Ogunquit, Maine, and arts and culinary experiences.
Guests and members of the public who cannot attend may participate by purchasing raffle tickets to win “Trane,” a sculpture by internationally acclaimed sculptor and Rockport resident John Raimondi. Part of Raimondi’s Jazz Series, this 40” bronze sculpture is a tribute to renowned sax player John Coltrane, a romantic abstraction and evocation of the artist’s essence.
Jazz on the Rocks benefits Rockport Music’s newly inaugurated series of jazz concerts, other artistic programming and educational outreach activities in the Gloucester and Rockport public schools and on communities throughout the North Shore.
Honorary co-chairs John and Stephanie Connaughton (Newton and Rockport, Massachusetts); Michael Krupka and Anne Kubik (Lexington and Rockport, Massachusetts); and Richard and Cynthia Tennant (Clearwater, Florida and Rockport, Massachusetts)
WHERE: Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street, Rockport, Massachusetts

WHEN: Sunday, November 21, at 5:00 P.M. (originally scheduled for October 2.)

WHO:
Dave Brubeck, honored by the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in 2009 for his incredible talents and lifelong accomplishments and contributions to the field, is recognized for helping to ease jazz into the mainstream, marrying spontaneity with classical rigor, making unlikely time signatures irresistible, and adding swing to serious music. From the Dave Brubeck Quartet’s worldwide success in the 1950s and ‘60s, through the jazz opera Cannery Row Suite he created with his wife Iola Brubeck at the 2006 Monterey Jazz Festival, Brubeck continues to surprise.
John Raimondi’s work is in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the National Museum of American Art at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC; and the Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine, among many others. To date, Mr. Raimondi has completed more than 100 monumental sculptures for public, corporate and private collections worldwide, such as Stockley Park, Heathrow Airport, London; Omaha International Airport, Nebraska; and the Sculpture Garden in Vienna, where his work represents the United States.
Founded in 1981, Rockport Music presents exceptional concerts and cultural events in its acclaimed new home, the Shalin Liu Performance Center. Located 45 minutes north of Boston in the historic, seaside village of Rockport, Massachusetts, Rockport Music is best known for its summer chamber music festival which features the world’s finest ensembles and soloists. With the opening of its new concert venue, Rockport Music has expanded its offerings to include year-round presentations of jazz and world music, high-definition broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera and the National Theatre (London), and classic and independent films. Education and community outreach activities serve almost 7,000 individuals in the Gloucester and Rockport public schools, and communities throughout the North Shore.

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GREGG SORENSEN | DIRECTOR OF MARKETING

Rockport Music

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