AUGUST 2020
From the President & CEO

In the face of a tsunami of cancellations with no end in sight, I am proud to say that Rockport Music has proven itself resilient and forward thinking. About two years ago, we made the decision to install a video system in the Shalin Liu Performance Center. Popular internet viewing sites were beginning to offer clips of concerts, interviews and virtual tours among other things. We perceived this as more than a fad, and that an early investment would give us an enhanced web presence.... READ MORE
Keeping the Music Alive
The Concert View Virtual Series Continues

We feel so fortunate to be able to offer virtual concerts through our Concert View music series. Already, we’ve featured world-renowned classical artists like the Parker Quartet, pianist George Li, and violinist Chee-Yun, and are looking forward to the cello-piano duo of David Finckel & Wu Han. Sandwiched between all these outstanding classical musicians, we’ve squeezed in two local luminaries that will undoubtedly make quite a virtual impression. Tomorrow night will be the Rum Runners String Band and next week Mari Martin & the Lucky Boys will be livestreaming their performance...READ MORE

UPCOMING*

Aug 14- Rum Runners String Band

Aug 21- Mari Martin & the Lucky Boys (livestream!)

Aug 28- David Finckel & Wu Han

Stay tuned for more this fall!

*We encourage you to watch through our Concert View webpage as it will now be using the high definition Vimeo platform.
In Memoriam
Flora “Mimi” Harper

In January, Rockport Music lost a great friend, a generous patron, and a respected Trustee Emeritus with the passing of Flora “Mimi” Harper at age 97.

Mimi and her husband Bob Harper began spending summers in Rockport in the early 1980’s, travelling each year from their home in Washington, D.C. to their beloved “hut,” as Mimi referred to their converted apple barn on Brooks Road. Bob and Mimi, a former Fulbright scholar and knowledgeable music lover, quickly became regular attendees — and champions of contemporary music — at Rockport Chamber Music Festival (RCMF) concerts.... READ MORE


Honoring Members of the Rockport Music Community
Rockport Music remembers and gratefully acknowledges the many contributions of these members of our community who passed away during the past year... READ MORE
Building Community Together
A Conversation with Corporate Partner,
Engel & Volkers By the Sea

We take pride in the tremendous support we receive from our community, and especially cherish our relationships with our corporate partners. Director of Development Lori Correale recently spoke with Karen Hanson at Engel & Volkers to dig deeper about the company's view on corporate philanthropy and building partnerships that have a lasting effect on the Cape Ann community... READ MORE
Profile of Shalin Liu
and the Shalin Liu Performance Center Building Preservation Endowment Fund

“It is shelter and shelter is sacred…This is spiritual shelter.” 

Many only know the name “Shalin Liu” as it relates to our beloved performance center, but its namesake is a true music believer who hopes that the lauded venue, which opened in June of 2010, continues to provide an inspired space for music to enrich the lives of all—both audiences and musicians alike. Anyone who speaks with Shalin can immediately tell that her enthusiasm for arts and education is important. “I try to help improve the world!" says Shalin. "These spaces bring people together to appreciate music.”...READ MORE
Virtua Gala Success!
First-Ever Virtual Gala Raises the Bar

By all accounts Rockport Music’s Virtual Gala 2020: Our Gift of Music to the Community was a huge success! Thanks to the generosity of many individuals and our corporate sponsors, the Virtual Gala raised a phenomenal $255,000 from over 170 patrons and friends to support Rockport Music’s mission to enrich lives through exceptional live musical performances and provide learning opportunities that deepen a love of music and connect artists and audiences... READ MORE.
Education & Outreach
Announcing Rockport Music Scholarship Recipients

The Rockport Music Board of Trustees is proud to announce the recipients of this year's Rockport Music Board of Trustees Scholarship, given in honor of Susan Gray and Alec Dingee and Eve and Phil Cutter. This year's scholarships were awarded to two talented and deserving young musicians—one from Rockport High School and one from Gloucester High School. Learn more about these rising two music majors... READ MORE
Checking in With Our Volunteers
What is keeping our volunteers busy these days?

As many people know, our volunteers are an enormous part of Rockport Music. Whether lending a hand as an usher, a docent, a concession worker or one of the other integral roles, volunteers make up part of the backbone of the organization. Now with all this free time on their hands, we thought we’d ask some of them how they have been spending their days. Unsurprisingly, we found that our volunteers are indeed up to some fantastic new endeavors... READ MORE
All of us at Rockport Music would like to thank our many volunteers for their tireless dedication and hard work over the past 10 years. We appreciate all that you do!
If you would like to help Rockport Music during these
challenging times, please consider making a gift today!