Celebrate the holidays with Rockport Music! Brian O’Donovan’s acclaimed Celtic holiday show returns this year with a festive program featuring a stellar line-up of singers, musicians, and dancers steeped in Celtic tradition and traditional Irish cheer.
Ring in the holidays with the New England Ringers performing classical and holiday favorites! This fifteen-member highly energetic ensemble plays advanced handbell works with a blend of musical moods and styles—from classical transcriptions, familiar favorites, and original compositions, all with a touch of entertaining humor.. Video
Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters, Opening Act: Tom “Satch” Kerans
Considered by critics, fans, and fellow musicians to be one of the greatest guitarists to ever grace this planet, Ronnie Earl’s music truly transcends genres and touches the soul. Be it jazz, blues, or standards, his dynamic approach to playing is respectful of his influences and at the same time transporting jazz and blues into the next millennium.
Get in the holiday spirit with internationally renowned pianist Cyrus Chestnut's hard swinging, soulful sounds! Hear classics from his albumA Charlie Brown Christmas, along with other tunes that make him "the best jazz pianist of his generation" (Time magazine). A staple in the jazz community, Chestnut blends styles that are unabashedly rooted in Gospel and touches on blues-inflected harmonies and tones of Jelly Roll Morton's ragtime and early jazz.
Can talking a long hike in the forest actually lower our blood pressure, improve our cognition and creativity and relieve anxiety and depression? Amazingly, scientists from around the globe are discovering that spending time in nature can do wonders for us. Tune in tonight and learn about some of this ground-breaking research when we talk with writer and journalist FLORENCE WILLIAMS. She has a new piece in Outside Magazine on-line titled THE NATURE CURE: TAKE TWO HOURS OF A PINE FOREST AND CALL ME IN THE MORNING.