Orchestra

Ipswich School Jazz Bands Join Beantown Swing

Jazz is alive and kicking up its heels in Ipswich when the whole town is invited to participate in an evening of big band swing music and dance at the Dolan Performing Arts Center. Ipswich Music Art and Drama Association has arranged with Beantown Swing, the premier swing orchestra on the north shore, to spend a day giving jazz master classes at the high school, followed by a joint concert in the evening. This will be more than just a concert! The orchestra pit will be turned into a dance floor for the evening while the band plays on the stage above.

When: 
Friday, February 10, 2017 7:30pm
FREE Swing Dance Lessons Start at 6:45pm!

Beethoven, Bach & Brahms with Cape Ann Symphony

Cape Ann Symphony presents a trio of world call soloists for their Beethoven, Bach and Brahms Triple Concerto

Cape Ann Symphony’s May Concert features The Three B’s: Bach, Beethoven and Brahms: a trio of renowned composers; and world class soloists: violinist Lucia Lin, cellist Owen Young and pianist Robert Levin for a classical music performance to remember. These three powerful soloists join the orchestra for Beethoven’s Triple Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano. The Three B’s Concert program also includes the orchestra playing Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No.3 and Brahms’ Symphony No. 3 in F Major. Manchester-Essex High School Auditorium is handicapped accessible.

When: 
Saturday, May 21, 2016 8pm

A Global Tour with Cape Ann Symphony

Grisha Goryachev is renowned for his extraordinary musical sensitivity and technical virtuosity.

Thrill to music from Austria, Spain and Japan. Beethoven’s Fifth is possibly the world’s most well known symphony with its powerful four note opening. Rodrigo’s immediately recognizable and popular Concierto de Aranjuez put Rodrigo on the map as one of the world’s great 20th Century composers. It also helped make the classical guitar the respectable solo instrument it has become.

Koto’s Stormy and Calm Seas a new piece commissioned by the Cape Ann Symphony is a musical depiction of the ocean during a storm and the calm that comes afterwards.

When: 
Sunday, March 20, 2016 2pm

Musical Tribute at Shalin Liu

Ghostlight Chorus will perfrom FREE at Rockport's Shalin Liu Performance Center!

Rockport Music honors the memory of late board member John Sparks with a free community concert at the Shalin Liu Performing Arts Center.  The Ghostlight Chorus is an exceptional 16-member chamber choir who performs a varied repertoire of sacred and secular a cappella compositions from the 16th to the 21st centuries. Their performances range from cathedrals to concert halls to the PS1 Benefit at MoMA New York to a live performance with the Rolling Stones.  The Press Herald hailed that “it is simply one of the best vocal ensembles I have heard in a long time.”

When: 
Wenesday, August 27, 2014 7pm

Mother's Day Mozart with Cape Ann Symphony

Mother's Day Mozart with Cape Ann Symphony featuring Tessa Clark in Manchester M

Kids 18 and under are FREE as Cape Ann Symphony celebrates Mother's Day with Tessa Clark and Mozart! The Cape Ann Symphony Mozart celebration features Ms. Lark playing Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major and the orchestra playing Overture to the Marriage of Figaro and Mozart’s final symphony, Jupiter.

When: 
Saturday, May 10, 2014 8pm

Ghostlight Chorus at Shalin Liu

Ghostlight Chorus will perfrom FREE at Rockport's Shalin Liu Performance Center!

Ghostlight Chorus is an exceptional 16-member chamber choir who performs a varied repertoire of sacred and secular a cappella compositions from the 16th to the 21st centuries. Their performances range from cathedrals to concert halls to the PS1 Benefit at MoMA New York to a live performance with the Rolling Stones. The performance will include Rockport High School Madrigals and Chorus.

When: 
Thursday, March 27, 2014 7pm

Cape Ann Symphony - Floyd Piano Concerto World Premiere

The Cape Ann Symphony celebrates a world premiere concerto by pianist Charles Fl

Kids 18 and under are FREE as Cape Ann Symphony celebrates composer, conductor and pianist, Charles Floyd's return to Cape Ann! Highly popular with Cape Ann concert goers, Mr. Floyd has been heard in concert with over 500 orchestras. He last performed with the Symphony two seasons ago. Mr. Floyd's compositions range from chamber music to large orchestral and vocal works. Following his appearance here, Maestro Floyd agreed to compose a concerto for piano and orchestra that would be premiered by the Cape Ann Symphony. The program concludes with Dvorak's beloved "New World" Symphony.

When: 
Sunday, March 23, 2014 2pm

Classical Jam at Shalin Liu

The Classical Jam Quintet will perform a FREE concert at the Sahlin Liu Rockport

Note: Due to the impending snow storm, this performance has been rescheduled for Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 8:30pm. Classical Jam will perform a multimedia presentation with music from Brahms to the present accompanied by videos--featuring films by Buster Keaton, former Rockport resident Danny Williams (as well as a colleague of Andy Warhol in the Velvet Underground era), and one by Rockport students.

When: 
Thursday, February 6, 2014 8:30 PM

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