Free Jazz Concert at Shalin Liu Performance Center Tonight!

Hey all! Sorry for late notice, but just got this email reminder today—looks like a great show!

Tonight!

Wednesday, July 18, 7 PM
Community Concert

Alexa Tarantino Quartet with Ulysses Owens, Jr.

Alexa Tarantino is an award-winning, vibrant, young jazz saxophonist, woodwind doubler, composer, and educator. She performs regularly as a leader and sideman in a wide variety of ensembles and genres including Sherrie Maricle & the DIVA Jazz Orchestra, Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra (holding a weekly residency at Birdland Jazz Club), LSAT (her new quintet co-led with baritone saxophonist Lauren Sevian), Tarantino/Terefenko. LEARN MORE

 “exquisite soloing that is fresh, inspired, and original” – All About Jazz

Free admission, no tickets issued.  Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center

Shalin Liu Piano Recitals: “Moonlight Mood”

On April 8, four of my students performed at the Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport, as part of the annual North Shore Piano Teachers Guild Piano Recitals, and all did an outstanding job. Here is one of those performances! Bravo! 🙂

Julie Cleveland’s Students Performing at Shalin Liu Performance Center this Sunday

This Sunday, four of my students will be taking part in the annual North Shore Piano Teachers’ Guild Shalin Liu Piano Recitals. The Guild holds three recitals in one afternoon each spring at the Shalin Liu Performance Center, in which students of piano teachers from around the North Shore participate. Each recital is about 50 minutes long. Three of my students are performing in the 1:00 pm recital, and one in the 2:30 pm recital. Very very proud of how hard these students have worked for this performance. 🙂

Here’s one of my students who participated in last year’s Shalin recitals:

North Shore Piano Teachers’ Guild Piano Recitals
Sunday, April 8, 3 recitals: 1, 2:30 and 4 pm
Shalin Liu Performance Center
Rockport, MA
Free and Open to the Public

Julie Cleveland’s Students to Perform at Shalin Liu Performance Center this Sunday

This Sunday, five of my piano students will be performing as part of the North Shore Piano Teachers’ Guild Shalin Liu Piano Recitals event this Sunday, March 26th at the Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport.

Piano students of piano teachers from around the North Shore come together in one afternoon of piano performances, from beginning students through advanced players.

Two of my students will be performing in the 1:00 pm recital and three will be performing in the 2:30 pm recital.
Here’s a clip of one of my students (she’s in the 2:30 recital), working on her piece from our lesson this week.

 

Free Jazz Concerts and Classes This Week at Shalin Liu

Check it out! Rockport Jazz Camp for kids ages 11 to 18 (two of my students are there!) is taking place all this week at the Rockport schools, a collaboration with Rockport Music Shalin Liu Performance Center.

There are several free performances this week:

Wednesday, 7 pm: Alexa Tarantino Jazz Quintet

Thursday and Friday at 2 pm: Jazz Improvisation Master Classes (I’ll be at one or both of those for sure)

Saturday, 10 am: FIVE PLAY jazz quintet performs a free, family concert.Jazz-Camp-160-alt

Click HERE for info on all the events

 

 

 
And, upcoming on the 27th, and I’m sorry I’ll miss this one, but students will be performing with members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra!

Saturday, August 27, 3 PM

MASTERCLASS: Members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra

Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center
Members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra will work with Rockport Jazz Camp students on such topics as improvisation, large ensemble performance, and instrument-specific techniques. Later that evening, student musicians from the Jazz Camp will participate in the Rockport Music Gala later that evening by providing musical entertainment as patrons stroll to Millbrook Meadow from the Shalin Liu Performance Center. Free, no tickets required.
Runtime: 1 hour

And…this concert costs money but this band is the quintessential Cajun band, Buckwheat Zydeco, I’ve seen them play and they are awesome:

This Friday, 8 pm: http://rockportmusic.org/buckwheat-zydeco/

Watch them on YouTube here:

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Students Perform at Shalin Liu in NSPTG Recitals

˙Four students of the Cape Ann Piano Studio performed in a recital as part of the North Shore Piano Teachers’ Guild Shalin Liu Piano Recitals on Sunday, April 3.
From left to right, Adelaide N., Julie Cleveland, Martina G., and Cat and Addie M.

So proud of my students, they all did a wonderful job! Bravo!

Students of Cape Ann Piano Studio at the Shalin Liu Performance Center.
Students of Cape Ann Piano Studio at the Shalin Liu Performance Center.

My Students Playing at Shalin Liu this Sunday

Four of my students will be performing this Sunday at the Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport, as part of the North Shore Piano Teachers’ Guild Shalin Liu Piano Recitals.
Piano students from around the North Shore will be performing in three separate recitals; my students will be performing in the 2:30 pm recital, playing pieces by composers Dmitry Kabalevsky and Aram Khachaturian, and contemporary composers Catherine Rollin and Martha Mier.

Details:
North Shore Piano Teachers’ Guild Shalin Liu Piano Recitals
Sunday, April 3, 2016, Miss Julie’s piano students perform in the 2:30 pm recital (approximately 1 hour)
Recital is free of charge, handicapped accessible.

Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main St., Rockport, MA 01966

Please visit www.rockportmusic.org for info regarding directions and parking; if you’re coming, allow extra time for parking!

The Shalin Liu (the recitals will be during the day though) at night, what a view!
The Shalin Liu at night, what a view!

Rockport Jazz Camp for Kids only $75 for the week! Aug 10–15

Wow! This camp looks awesome, sorry for the late notice—any child, not just piano, with preferably 1–2 years’ study on their instrument, can sign up. I don’t know if the camp is full or not; here’s the info below. But it’s only $75 for the entire week!! 

Check it out:

Rockport Jazz Camp August 2015 (made possible through Rockport Music)

From the Rockport Music website:

Rockport Jazz Camp, which was first held in August 2014, is the brainchild of two alumnae of the Eastman School of Music – saxophonist extraordinaire Alexa Tarantino and Rockport Music Director of Education and Outreach Stephanie Woolf. The 2014 program was a great success and we are looking forward to another excellent year with added faculty members, an expanded class schedule, and more performance opportunities.

Several of the Jazz Camp events will be free and open to the public, in conjunction with Rockport Music’s Jazz Festival. These include an improvisation workshop on Thursday, August 13 with members of the Alexa Tarantino Quintet, and a drumming masterclass on Friday, August 14 with Berklee College of Music faculty member Skip Hadden. The Quintet will also give a Family Concert at the Shalin Liu Performance Center on Saturday morning, August 15, at 10:00 AM. In addition, student groups will have opportunities to perform at several Rockport locations, to be announced at a later date.

Daily events will include small group performance workshops covering jazz improvisation and music theory, jazz listening/history class, masterclasses grouped by instrument, special guest masterclass, and large ensemble performance workshops.

Faculty include the Alexa Tarantino Jazz Quintet – Alexa Tarantino, saxophones, Brendan Lanighan, trombone, Michael Conrad, piano, Emiliano Lasansky, bass, and Eric Metzgar, drums – and Anthony Covelli, Director of Bands at Rockport Public Schools. Students of any instrument, age, or skill level are encouraged to apply, although a background of 1-2 years on the primary instrument is preferred. No audition is required.

The fee for the week-long camp is $75 per student.

Instrument Petting Zoo Saturday at Old Firehouse Trust in Rockport

Hot off the presses! Just found out from a piano family about this great FREE event for kids this Saturday at the Old Firehouse Trust in Dock Square in Rockport. Not to be missed!!

Here’s the details from the website:

Saturday, May 16, 10 AM

Instrument Petting Zoo

If you have ever wanted to experience playing the instruments seen and heard on the stage of the Shalin Liu Performance Center, now is your chance! Experienced professionals and students will be on hand to guide you with the correct way to hold and make music on many of the instruments of the string family, as well as instruments of the brass and woodwind families, and a Celtic harp. It is sure to be a cacophony of sound, but great fun!

Location: Old Firehouse Trust, Dock Square, Rockport

Free, no tickets required.

Here’s a pic right off last year’s program of one of my piano students checking out the harp!!

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Following the Instrument Petting Zoo is another free event, a brass quintet concert, for families at noon over at the Shalin Liu.
More info on both these events at their website.

 

Saturday, May 16, 12 PM

Family Concert: Triton Brass

Stephen Banzaert, trumpet | Andrew Sorg, trumpet | Shelagh Abate, french horn | Wesley Hopper, trombone | Angel Subero, bass trombone

Based in Boston, Triton Brass is an exciting musical collaborative comprising five of the region’s most promising young talents. Prize winners at the 2005 Lyon International Chamber Music Competition and 2003 Fischoff International Chamber Music Competition, Triton is in its fourth year as artists-in-residence at The Boston Conservatory, where the group serves as both performers and instructors, and are proud to be faculty and co-hosts for the Atlantic Brass Quintet International Seminar. Triton Brass also served as chamber music faculty at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute from 2005-2010.

Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center Concert Hall

Free, no tickets required.