Wednesday, Nov 1, 2017, 1:00pm • Union Hall, Rockport
A special benefit concert for Bay Chamber Music School’s scholarship program
Beautiful & Bizarre
Many of us are familiar with Baroque music as background music, something pleasant piped into public spaces to set the scene. What we hear at weddings, church services, and funerals often omits the more challenging pieces, leaving us with a stilted, limited view of what Baroque music is. yes, it is full of florid passages and pleasing harmonies, but it is also full of grit, fury, and fire; the sounds of battle, passion, and rage. With our program, Beautiful and Bizarre we show the wide range of colors and textures that Baroque music has to offer, and the vibrancy and vitality it brings us even four hundred years later.
Saturday, Dec 9, 2017, 3:00pm • Rockport Opera House, Rockport
Back by public demand, this sensational Harlem-based gospel choir are directed by the choir’s charismatic and inspiring leader and soloist, Bishop Chantel Wright. A sell-out 3 seasons ago, this joyful and moving choir performance is part of Rockport’s Holiday on the Harbor celebration.
Thursday, Mar 1, 2018, 7:00pm • Strom Auditorium, Rockport
A troupe of China’s most gifted tumblers, contortionists, jugglers, and gymnasts, this internationally acclaimed company perform spellbinding feats and daring maneuvers steeped in 2,000 years of folk tradition. In vibrant costumes and accompanied by live musicians on Chinese folk instruments, the rigorously trained acrobats dazzle with their tremendous agility and grace, as well as spectacular company numbers involving trick cycling, powerful precision tumbling, and other nail-biting routines.