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Shalin Liu Performance Center

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Address: 37 Main St, Rockport, MA 01966-1512
Phone Number: +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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A miniature Symphony Hall

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 July 2016
Ann G
Rockport, Massachusetts
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Rockport, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

This place blew us away with the elegant venue, amazing music. It is definitely a place to visit if you're in Rockport. They have great artists come in and the environment is awesome

1 Thank Louise N
Rockport, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

There isn't a bad seat in the house... No electronic boosts are necessary to listen to a fiddle/cello duo, for instance, including the in-between narratives. The view out the giant picture window is amazing and the feel is very intimate. Proud to say it's in my town!

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

The Shalin Liu is a gem!!! The acoustics are fabulous, the ocean view beautiful(when the curtain is not drawn), the volunteer staff delightful, the prices reasonable, and the facility welcoming. Our only suggestions would be that the Shalin Liu should have a coat check instead of just coat racks and we wish that the Town of Rockport would enter the... More 

1 Thank Robert B
Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

What a gem for everything from Metropolitan Opera HD to jazz to Livingston Taylor to classical quartets. The auditorium is only 12 seats wide with a row of sideways seating along each wall. The wrap about balcony provides great views,too. There are not any bad seats. Save a few bucks and buy the cheap seats. If you sit in the... More 

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016

I have seen a number of concerts here but the very best was last month when I was lucky enough to get tickets to the holiday concert of Manhattan Transfer. Great concert in a wonderful, intimate, BEAUTIFUL setting. This space can not be beat.

Thank Tamara7727
Rockport, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

Small venue, excellent place to see a concert. I have seen multiple concerts from various areas within the hall and every one has been spectacular. Not a bad seat in the house.

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