Firehouse Center for the ArtsThe Firehouse Center for the Art is a 191-seat intimate theater on the waterfront in beautiful downtown Newburyport. A vibrant cultural center, The Firehouse offers national, regional and local live and has been a hallmark of local culture and arts, drawing patrons from the local communities as well as a large tourist crowd in the spring, summer and fall. Programming is broad-based, but great music is at the center of it all.
Between now and the end of 2014, the Firehouse presents favorites:
Sunday, October 5, 2014
The Crossing ~ Celtic music filled with rich harmonizing vocals.
Friday, October 17, 2014
The Lonely Heartstring Band ~ A fresh take on traditional bluegrass which will engage your mind, heart and soul.
Saturday, October 25, 2014
John Gorka ~ Singer-songwriter shares his music filled with fresh lyrics, stunning baritone, and witty humor.
Sunday, October 26, 2014
All for Opera ~ Symphony by the Sea. Selections by Rossini, Puccini, Bizet & Mozart.
Friday, October 31, 2014
Monday, December 22, 2014
The Sweetback Sisters ~ Christmas Sing-Along with honeysweet voices backed by a rollicking roadhouse band!
Newburyport Chamber Music FestivalFounded in 2002, the Chamber Music Festival began as a week-long event held every August. Today it has grown from three musicians and three concerts to, twelve artists, thirteen events and six venues.
The Festival's first venue was the 1863 granite Neo-Gothic St. Anna’s Chapel on the campus of St. Paul’s church. With no stage, and seating in the round, the 90-seat chapel provided the degree of intimacy for which chamber music was originally intended. To accommodate larger audiences, however, the Festival has added the larger St. Paul’s Church as their principal venue, and takes advantage of an eclectic collection of spaces, both public and private, indoors and out, historic and modern, which are available in the greater Newburyport community.
Saturday, November 8, 2014Ensemble Epomeo with Anne Azéma, soprano
Music of Jay Reise, Krzysztof Penderecki, Thomas Whitman (World Premiere) and Ludwig van Beethoven
This is the fifth annual NCMF collaboration with the Custom House Maritime Museum.
Belleville Roots Music Concert SeriesThe Roots Music Series at the Belleville Congregational Church, founded in December of 2010, celebrates music ranging from a cappella to zydeco and includes a diverse range of blues, bluegrass, Cajun, Celtic, country, folk, gospel, Irish, jazz and world music. The Roots Music Series also, importantly, raises funds to restore and maintain the historic 1867 Belleville Meeting House and adjacent Fiske Chapel complex at 300 High Street in Newburyport. The Roots music series helps to maintain the Meeting House and adjacent complex as a gathering place for many generations to come.
October 11th, 8PM: Doug Seegers
Friday, November 14th, 8PM: New Orleans Suspects
Saturday March 14th, 2015 8PM: Girsa
Newburyport Choral SocietyAs one of the oldest choral groups in the United States, Newburyport Choral Societ is known for the exceptional quality of its programs. In two concert series each year, NCS presents works from the Renaissance to the 20th century including major works by Vivaldi, Bach, Handel, Mozart, Brahms, and Verdi as well as more contemporary composers. Concert performances are accompanied by professional orchestras and feature up and coming professional soloists. No two concerts are alike, and they represent musical offerings that span hundreds of years, a multitude of nationalities, and a multitude of musical styles from oratorios to American spirituals. NCS has also commissioned world premiere performances of new choral works.
The Newburyport Choral Society will present their annual Winter concert “Peace on Earth” on December 13 and 14, 2014 under the baton of new Music Director, Dr. George Case.
Blue Ocean Music HallOpened in November 2009, and heralded as the “best live music venue on Boston’s North Shore,” Blue Ocean Music Hall at The Pavilion on Salisbury Beach is an oceanfront facility showcasing top national and regional bands, solo artists, stand up comedy and more. Blue Ocean Music Hall presents musicians in a wide range of genres, from rock and R&B, to jazz and country. With 100+ concerts annually, performers to date have included Peter Wolf, The Little River Band, Todd Rundgren, Blues Traveler, Paula Cole, Eddie Money, Ingrid Michaelson, Little Feat, Martin Sexton, The Wailers, Donavon Frankenreiter, Gomez, Dave Mason, Comedian Lenny Clarke, Marshall Tucker Band, and many more.
Thursday, October 9, 2014: Kansas
Thursday, November 6, 2014: Todd Rundgren
Saturday, December 13, 2014: Gary Hoey’s Ho Ho Hoey Rockin' Holiday Show
Sunday, December 27, 2014: Jillian Cardarelli