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Shalin Liu Performance Center

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Address: 37 Main St, Rockport, MA 01966-1512
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+1 978-546-7391
10:00 - 16:00
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Rockport Music presents concerts and cultural events in the "stunning...

Rockport Music presents concerts and cultural events in the "stunning acoustics and dramatic setting" (Boston Globe) of its new home, the Shalin Liu Performance Center. Rockport Music is best known for its summer chamber music festival, as well as year-round presentations of jazz, folk, and pop music; high-definition broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera and National Theatre (London); and classic and independent films.

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World class small intimate concert hall

We had great seats up front to watch classical concert pianist Alexander Grosvenor perform. A wonderful experience. Concert hall is small but truly world class. Music performances... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 August 2015
Northern Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015

We had great seats up front to watch classical concert pianist Alexander Grosvenor perform. A wonderful experience. Concert hall is small but truly world class. Music performances are varied with something for everyone. A must see attraction if you have an opportunity while visiting Rockport.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015

Very attractive small concert hall (225 seats or so) with excellent acoustics. Be prepared for difficult views if you are in the side balconies near to the stage, most of the folks in the small 2nd row of the balcony gave up on seeing from there and moved to a standing area instead.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015

Lovely small chamber music performance hall with window wall behind stage looking out over Riockport Harbor. They have some very high caliber performers - Yo Yo Ma among others this year. Highly recommended.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015

One of the most unusual and excellent experiences for music aficionados. Excellent acoustics and a live view over Rockport harbor make for a Zen experience! The still waters of the harbor on a serene day project an ethereal experience in which one surreptitiously transitions into transcendental harmony with the music. Birds seemingly wishing to join the musical delights will occasionally... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015 via mobile

We journeyed to Rockport for a delightful evening concert by Anonymous 4, the a cappella ladies quartet who regaled with a mostly medieval program. Their performance was certainly enhanced by the extraordinary venue of the Shalin Liu Center. The space is comfortably compact, with great acoustics and a charming behind the stage vista to the seaside beyond. One can enjoy... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2015

We saw a string quartet perform here, but I am fully convinced that if you have any opportunity to attend ANY performance here, you must take it. The concert hall is set up so that a huge glass wall overlooking the harbor is behind the performers - a stunning view. Add to that comfortable, thoughtfully placed seats, ample refreshment options,... More 

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Cape Ann, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2015

This is a beautiful facility with a great view of the Rocport coast and first rate acoustics. A comfortable refreshments lounge is a welcome plus. Outstanding bookings.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2015

One of the most beautiful venues in the State. Who can attend a concert and view the ocean out the stage. Fabulously beautiful and the seating is breathtaking. Go to Shalin Liu. Not to be missed on the North Shore, located in Rockport, Massachusetts. An evening of beauty.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

My wife and I drove from Worcester to see Maceo Parker and his band perform there, and I'm so, so glad we did. Whoever is responsible for this facility is to be applauded a thousand times over. The acoustics were top shelf. Seating is some of the best, and I have attended many concerts and functions throughout the country. I... More 

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Beverly, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2014

Superb acoustics, not a bad seat in the house. Very affordable. Beautiful wood and stone interior. There is a wall of glass behind the stage that looks out onto the ocean. This theater is able to seat 350. There is music for all- Chamber music, pop, Jazz, Folk, Classic and more. They also offer education series for local schools. We... More 

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