Piano is the most popular instrument in the world and the foundation for music learning. Numerous studies available show children who play an instrument score higher on both standard and spatial cognitive development tests alike. There are also findings that show kids who play piano in particular scored higher in math, especially on problems dealing with ratios and fractions.
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.”
Rockport Music invites you to a FREE concert at their Shalin Liu Performance Center! Now in its third year, Shalin Liu’s annual Free Live Opera Concerts continues this summer with Maestro Michael Recchiuti leading us on a journey through the operas of the greatest German composer of the twentieth century, Richard Strauss.
Meet at the Halibut Point State Park visitors center to learn about the role Halibut Point has played in America’s military history. This tour will include a climb to upper-levels of the park’s World War Two artillery fire control tower and a close look at a WWII azimuth. Meet at the Visitors Center in the park. Best for ages 8 and above. Rain or shine.
The Trustees of Reservations invites families to come learn birding basics while enjoying the woodlands and heathlands at the weather-beaten bluffs of Halibut Point State Park or the wide open spaces of Coolidge Point Reservation. Swarms of shorebirds can be viewed at this these prestigious coastal birding points! Meet at the parking area. Pre-registration is not required.
Join living historian Maeve, an Irish immigrant who fled Ireland during the potato famine and settled in America for an afternoon of tales, history and myth! At the 1:00 p.m. performance Maeve will be entertaining the children with stories of life in Ireland and her immigration experience. She will be reading an Immigrants Tale- a storybook- for the younger members of her audience.
Halibut Point State Park hosts a program on Stratigraphy, the branch of geology concerned with the order and relative position of strata and their relationship to the geological time scale. In Stratigraphy at Halibut Point visitors explore some of Halibut’s soil/bedrock contact points and explore the story of time that they tell.
There's something about music that speaks to us. It changes our lives in ways nothing else can. Around 4th grade, it is customary for Rockport Schools to hold an instrument trial day. Some students instantly fall in love with an instrument, but then financials come into play when trying to get the child that instrument. The reality is that some families can't afford to pay the expense for the instrument.
Rockport Music invites you to a FREE concert at their Shalin Liu Performance Center! The Bohemian Quartet was formed in 2005 by violinist and conductor Stan Renard with the idea of preserving the tradition, and indulging in the virtuosic playing style, of Romany, or “Gypsy” music, along with related Eastern European folk styles. Together they have made a commitment to the genre, and continuously aspire to perform it with both reverence and adventure. The group has a passion for the deep-rooted authenticity of the Romany tradition, as well as the ability to play this historic repertoire with extraordinary joie de vivre.
Rockport Music invites you to a FREE concert at their Shalin Liu Performance Center! Explore the music and dance of the culturally rich Andes! The musicians of Inkas Wasi will perform traditional Andean music and demonstrate the instruments such as the chakchas, palo de lluvia, siku, quena and charango. Inkas Wasi has provided concerts and educational programs to over 100 schools across the United State and is an active member of the New England Foundation of the Arts, The Maine Arts Commission, National Flute Association, North American Folk Music and Dance Alliance, among many more. Free, no tickets required.