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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
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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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Shalin Lui...Music with a great view

This beautiful music venue was converted from a clothing store to a glorious site for a variety of musical performances. We hear Ottmar Liebert with Negra Luna and had the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This beautiful music venue was converted from a clothing store to a glorious site for a variety of musical performances. We hear Ottmar Liebert with Negra Luna and had the opportunity to see the sun set over the Rockport Harbour before the curtains were closed for the performance. The architecture is pleasing and the acoustics are wonderful. The venue seats... More 

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Rockport, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Shalin Liu concert hall. The most advanced acoustics anywhere. Anyone, any band sounds better here in this fabulous concert hall.

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Cape Ann, MA
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132 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful venue! Great location on the water. Great views. Excellent acoustics. Diverse, eclectic programs including classical, folk, jazz and blues. Nice upstairs lounge. Restaurants within walking distance but only during the "summer" season.

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Thank PaulZCapeAnn
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

No other venue like this. World class acoustics and view behind stage. Many varieties of performances. Well worth planning a destination visit around the performance of your choice, and eating and staying local, all walkable also.

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Thank JamyMadeja
Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 26 March 2017

We recently attended an Irish concert at this venue. The only 4 seats that I could find together were towards the back of one of the side balconies. I had no idea how bad the view was going to be until we sat down. We were lucky to see 1/4 of the stage if we tried to sit back in... More 

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Thank ericboston99
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Phenomenal venue to hear a concert. Recently heard a jazz concert with great acoustics. It's also a beautiful setting if you are there for late afternoon or early evening the light coming in is amazing.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Relatively small, it only seats a little over 300 people. It's perfect for a small performance group, or an individual recital. Behind the stage is a floor to ceiling glass window. Spectacular! We sat in the last 3 rows and found it to be like being in front at most venues. Perfect. The sound is crisp. There's not a dead... More 

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Rockport, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 19 January 2017

Beautiful design, excellent acoustics, varied programs: what more could you ask for in a performance center? We have been attending events at the Shalin Liu Performance Center since it opened in 2010, and it just keeps getting better: Met Opera simulcasts, year-round classical music with the Rockport Chamber Music Festival in June and July, English National Theatre broadcasts, folk and... More 

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Little Egg Harbor
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

This small theatre is a gem! Attended a Big Band Christmas concert with local orchestra and it was energetic and totally fun. Interior is beautiful with stone walls and well done acoustics. Rear stage is open view of harbor (not during show time for acoustic purposes) as is 3rd floor reception area. Great time! Highly recommended attending a show!

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Boston
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Reviewed 11 December 2016

I am a tough critic so rarely give anything a five star but this venue more than deserves it. The acoustics were excellent in this intimate (300 seat) performance center. Shalin Liu Performance Center has a beautifully appointed interior that will wow you. The seating is comfortable and I doubt there is a bad seat in the house. The ushers,... More 

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