This just in from Karen Herlitz, Director of Marketing @ Rockport Music:


As part of Rockport Music’s 2012-2013 Season, we are pleased to provide a diverse set of musical offerings at the Shalin Liu Performance Center!

On Sunday, October 7, at 5 pm, Quartango—a group of four highly accomplished musicians, takes the music of the tango in new directions.  The musicians offer up a repertoire ranging from the classic tangos to tango nuevo and Piazzolla while fusing anything from jazz and opera to waltzes and jigs in their own inimitable style. Having performed with numerous orchestras around the world, Quartango is the recipient of multiple awards including three Opus Awards, a Félix Award and a Juno nomination.  Tickets:  $25-$39

The Classical Series opens with the Boston Chamber Music Society on Friday, October 12, at 8 pm.  Their program includes 2 string sextets by Brahms, Strauss’ String Sextet, TrV 279a from Capriccio, Op. 85, and Mendelssohn’s Capriccio for String Quartet in E minor, Op. 81, No. 3.  Considered one of the finest chamber ensembles in the country, the Boston Chamber Music Society has been a collegial ensemble distinguished by its enduring wide-ranging concert series.  Tickets: $46, $38, $28

On Saturday, October 13 at 12:55 PM, the Metropolitan Live in HD production of Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore will be shown at the Shalin Liu Performance Center.  A Pre-Opera Lecture by Dr. Elizabeth Seitz is held in the concert hall at noon.  Anna Netrebko makes her Met role debut as the beautiful landowner Adina in this new production of Donizetti’s comic gem L’Elisir d’Amore, directed by Bartlett Sher and conducted by Maurizio Benini.  Tickets: $32, $29, $20

Later on Saturday, October 13 at 8 pm, the California Guitar Trio & Montreal Guitar Trio willturn over 40 years of combined performing experience into one unique six-by-6-string event.  Combining California Guitar Trio’s steel strings with Montreal Guitar Trio’s nylon-stringed guitars, the trios chase each other’s fret boards in energetic and infectious arrangements that fuse progressive rock with world, jazz, and classical music.  Tickets:  $34, $28, $19

Celebrating a 45 year, prolific journey, the celebrated Chilean ensemble Inti-Illimani performs Sunday, October 14, at 5 pm. Linked to the past in spirit, the ensemble both Chilean and Latin-American experience, as well as to the universal human experience we all share.  Led by musical director Manuel Meriño, the ensemble performs on more than 30 wind, string and percussion instruments.  Tickets: $31-$52

Five-time Grammy® Award-winning Swingle Singers perform on Thursday, October 18, at 8 pm.  An international a cappella sensation, the Swingle Singers’ unmistakable sound and signature close-microphone technique has captured audiences and pushed the boundaries of musical innovation for almost five decades.  Today’s Swingles is a contemporary vocal super-group whose repertoire encompasses classical, jazz, Latin, pop, and rock—all accompanied by their own vocal rhythm section. “Everything about the Swingles is flawless.” (Los Angeles Times)  Tickets:  $46, $38, $28

On Friday, October 19 at 8 pm, Classical Jam, a young innovative chamber ensemble of flute, percussion, violin, viola, and cello is best known for its engaging and lively presentations for today’s contemporary audiences.  Their program is entitled From The Street To The Concert Hall with several works by Piazzola, , Mozart’s Flute Quartet in D Major, K. 285, as well as Classical Jam arrangements of J.S. Bach’s Art of Fugue and Brahms’ Hungarian Dance No. 5.  Tickets: $46, $38, $28

Additional HD broadcasts include

Tuesday, October 9, 7 pm: Met Opera Encore production of Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann

Thursday, October 11, 7 pm: England’s National Theatre production of The Last of the Haussmans starring Julie Walters (Mrs. Weasley in Harry Potter films, Calendar Girls).

Tuesday, October 16, 7 pm: Met Opera Encore production of Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor

For tickets and more information on these and other concerts/events in the 2012-13 Season, please visit our website at  Concerts are added throughout the year, so make certain you check the website for new additions.  Tickets are also available through the Box Office at 978-546-7391 or visiting 35 Main Street, Rockport, MA.  The Box Office is open Monday-Friday, 10am-4 pm.

See daily concert lineup for Shalin Liu Performance Center here.

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