Please join us for a Send-Off to Carnegie Hall benefit concert for Ipswich High School Honors Chamber Orchestra. The concert will feature The Orchestra on the Hill & Ipswich High School Honors Chamber Orchestra performing Mendelssohn, Wagner and Shostakovich.
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.
Join the Firehouse Center for the Arts in their support of our amazing local youth and their incredible talent featuring the incredible young talent of Ipswich High School Honors Chamber Orchestra, and opening up with pianist Rachel Ameen.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.