The Van Kuijk Quartet - Nicolas Van Kuijk, violin | Sylvain Favre-Bulle, violin | Emmanuel François, viola | François Robin, cello - will be performing at the Shalin Liu performing arts center. Winners of the 2015 Wigmore Hall String Quartet Competition along with the Best Beethoven and Best Haydn prizes, the Quartet has also won the First Prize and Audience Award at the Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition and are laureates of the Aix-en-Provence Festival Academy and the FNAPEC Ensembles Music Competition.
Join us at Halibut Point State Park, a nationally renowned destination for viewing winter birds, to learn the basics of birding, natural history, and behavioral traits of our area's winter birds such as ducks, gulls, cormorants, loons, grebes, gannets, and alcids.
Don't miss the Annual Rockport Community Easter Egg Hunt at the field behind the Rockport Elementary School. Bring a basket for your little ones (preschoolers - grade 1) and join in the fun. Candy, prizes and the chance to meet the Easter Bunny! This event is brought to you by the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce with support from the Cape Ann YMCA, Institution for Savings and the Rotary Club of Rockport.
The Honors Chamber Music Concert features Northeast Massachusetts Youth Orchestras top musicians all of whom demonstrate a high level of skill and musicianship. This special concert will include music from some of the great masters of the chamber music genre in addition to more contemporary composers. Audience members are invited to attend a reception immediately following the concert to celebrate the accomplishments of these talented young musicians. This concert is free and open to the public.
The Akropolis Reed Quintet was founded in 2009 at the University of Michigan and is the first ever ensemble of its makeup to win a Fischoff Gold Medal (2014), Grand Prize at the Plowman and MTNA national competitions, and 6 national chamber music prizes in total. Hailed by Fanfare for its “imagination, infallible musicality, and huge vitality”, Akropolis has performed from Juneau to Abu Dhabi and has showcased at five national conferences. This concert is free, no tickets required.
The Inns of Rockport invite you to join them for an evening stroll on Saturday, December 9 from 4-7 pm. For the second year, the Inns of Rockport are opening their doors for the Twilight Holiday Inn & Cookie Tour! Stroll through Rockport’s finest Inns decorated for the season, and along the way, collect an assortment of home baked cookies along with a collection of coupons donated by Rockport businesses. Local artisans will be displaying and selling their creations for your holiday gift giving.
Rockport Halloween Happenings is celebrating its third year with an expansion of the Halloween festivities to include Rockport PTO Pumpkin Carving and Decorating, Pumpkin Illumination in the heart of Rockport at Dock Square, and a family-friendly movie night to cap off the evening!
Open to any middle school or high school band (two or more members) from anywhere on Cape Ann or beyond. No fee to enter. Deadline for registration is September 15. Five bands will be chosen to compete on Saturday, October 7th at the Congregational Church of Rockport. Top two winning bands play on Rockport New Year’s Eve!
Halibut Point State Park invites families to join them on a tide pool adventure! Halibut Point contains some of the best tide pools in New England. Join the Interpreter for a trip down to the rocky shore for some inter-tidal exploration. Learn about these interesting creatures living in a unique transitional environment. Meet at the Visitors Center in the park. For all ages. Rain or shine, pouring rain cancels.