On June 12, David Finckel and Wu Han made a consecutive-season return to the thriving Rockport Chamber Music Festival, in Rockport, Massachusetts, performing Geroge Tsontakis’ Mirror Image, Mendelssohn’s D Major Sonata, and Rachmaninov’s Sonata in g minor. The performance was for an enthusiastic over-sold house.
in David’s words…
Last night we performed for the second consecutive year in Rockport, on the coast about an hour north of Boston. We always considerate it a treat when our incomparable manager David Rowe attends, and we had the added pleasure of meeting Arielle for the first time as well.
The Association’s gallery space is an ideal venue for chamber music, which was filled beyond capacity for our concert. The festival audience in Rockport is both extremely attentive and wildly enthusiastic.
Volunteers for the Rockport Chamber Music Festival lay out elegant snacks for purchase during the concert in an adjacent gallery.
The concerts are held in the Rockport Art Association right on the main street.
The new concert hall will sit directly next to the quaint, Main Street location of the Rockport Music office. Rockport Music is directed with insight and expertise by pianist David Deveau, whose hospitality, adventurous programming, and deep knowledge of music have cemented his public to the festival and committed the community to the construction of the new hall. He and his colleagues and volunteers who make Rockport Music happen have our deepest admiration.
By next season, Rockport Music – the organization’s new name – will have a stunning new concert hall right on the harbor, with windows behind the stage looking out onto the water. The acoustics are being designed by famed acoustician Larry Kirkegaard, who is responsible for Chicago’s Orchestra Hall, where I am headed, coincidentally, for a concert with the Emerson tonight.
Rockport is stunningly beautiful, abounding with sights like the church above, and great seafood. You should visit someday, take in a concert and have a lobster roll!