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Music Review

Rockport opens with Bach concertos and a packed stage

ROCKPORT — Now entering its fourth summer in the gleaming Shalin Liu Performance Center, the Rockport Chamber Music Festival still seems to be enjoying the expanded possibilities that have come along with its new home.

You could feel it in the sheer scale of musical forces deployed for Friday night’s opening concert. At the festival’s previous home at the Rockport Art Association, a welcoming but cramped space not designed for music, the makeshift stage could accommodate little more than a single piano and four string players.

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