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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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This place is a gem. Beautiful view of the ocean. Great acoustics. Small and intimate. Doesn't get much better than this

Reviewed 25 August 2015
Gloucester, Massachusetts
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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 25 August 2015 via mobile

This place is a gem. Beautiful view of the ocean. Great acoustics. Small and intimate. Doesn't get much better than this

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 24 August 2015

Don't miss the live music experience in front of a panoramic view of the ocean. It is truly inspiring. We have been to two concerts, one classical and one pop/folk and thoroughly enjoyed both. East and West Balcony seats force you to hang over the railing to see but if you like the discount, it's worth it.

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Northern Virginia
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Reviewed 17 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.

Thank TheBeales
Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 9 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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50 reviews
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Reviewed 25 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.

Thank 84larry
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 12 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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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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Reviewed 22 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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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.

Thank PaulZCapeAnn
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
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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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