Every summer since inception of the Rockport Chamber Music Festival in 1981, distinguished musicians from around the country have come to Rockport to perform concerts of extraordinary quality. The festival has been under the direction of Artistic Director and renowned pianist David Deveau since 1995.
Chamber Music – the foundation on which Rockport Music’s rich traditions are built – embodies the key to what is special about the experiences of this community of artists and listeners.
Rockport, a shore community, is a 45-mile drive north of Boston. it is also the final stop on one of the T’s commuter rail lines from North Station.
Most concerts are held at the Rockport Art Association, 12 Main Street, about a half mile from the train station, in the heart of the downtown.
In June 2010, the Festival plans to move into its permanent home, the Shalin Liu Performance Center.
Located on Main Street in Rockport, the Center will be a lively, year-round community resource. Alan Joslin, of Epstein Joslin Architects of Cambridge is Principal-in-Charge of the building, and R. Lawrence Kirkegaard of Chicago, an internationally known acoustician for concert hall and performance spaces, is overseeing acoustic design. Joslin and Kirkegaard, collaborators on music venues for over 17 years, both played key roles in the design of Seiji Ozawa Hall at Tanglewood Music Center in Lenox, MA.
For concert listings, see the BMInt Upcoming Events.