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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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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 16:00

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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This is the venue - if you want beauty, acoustics, intimacy

I thought this looked great when I saw it online, but wow, in-person it did not disappoint. I got to see John Waite play, and discuss songs and life and play more. It was good... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2016
Nashville, Tennessee
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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 21 September 2016

I thought this looked great when I saw it online, but wow, in-person it did not disappoint. I got to see John Waite play, and discuss songs and life and play more. It was good with one guitar in the opening act... and with a full band with the headliner. Seating? All seats on the floor are good and the... More 

2 Thank justgothere
Amherst, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

We recently attended a concert (guitar legend, Johnny A., and blues phenom, Davy Knowles) at the Shalin Liu Performance Center. It is one of the most spectacular contemporary venues we've ever experienced. What a combination....superb architecture, sublime acoustics, and a view that leaves you breathless. We arrived early and were greeted by staff members who suggested we spend a few... More 

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Peabody, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Our 2nd time attending a performance ... and it was outstanding. The facilities are beautiful with a view of the ocean behind the stage and performers. Check out their web site to see what it is all about. Heard the Kingston Trio and it was lots of fun. Special tip ... parking can be difficult, but if you arrive early,... More 

Thank David H
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Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

An extraordinary venue with world class acoustics. The view of the stage through to the harbor is truly special. Perfect spot for classical music and jazz.

Thank Allan C
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

Went to this beautiful performing arts center while visiting a friend. We saw C. J. Chanier's band perform in place of Buckwheat Zydeco. We were not disappointed! They were wonderful. Allow a little time before a concert to have a glass of wine on the third floor. It simply is a beautiful venue, and the stage with its wall of... More 

Thank NThiessen
Houston, TX
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Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Fabulous, unique experience. Some artists perform with the rear drapes open so that you are looking at them and the water, which is sublime experience. I went a few weeks ago and the first half of the show it was open and the second, the window was covered, which created a very intimate venue. TIP: I made a mistake that... More 

1 Thank lanago2
Rockport, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

Attended the performance by Chick Corea Trio. Outstanding performance and acoustics were fantastic. Seats are very comfortable and no seat is a "bad seat". I would recommend to anyone who wants to see a live performance in an outstanding venue for a reasonably-priced ticket. Don't miss out. Check it out.

Thank Ann G
Quincy, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 21 July 2016

I went to see Colvin and Earle on Tuesday night. This was the most beautiful performance space I've ever seen. The curtain behind the stage was open (it isn't always. I was told it depends on the artist, as it might effect the acoustics) and the view of the setting sun was magnificent. The concession area was stunning...it would be... More 

Thank Exitzero
Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

The performance center is pure magic. The acoustics are perfection. If you arrive before the performance begins you will be treated to breathtaking views of the ocean. Have I confused you? Go and see for yourself....you won't be disappointed.

2 Thank adcampanella
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016

I have been amazed be so many places in my NYC days. Then I have been lucky enough to see many performances here. The acoustics and the wall of windows on the back of the stage facing the water. the curved wood railings. This place is simply spectacular--even if you just sit there without any performance. A must see treasure... More 

2 Thank Michael T

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