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    Haydn The Creation

    Presented by Handel and Haydn Society at Symphony Hall, Boston

    May 1 - May 3, 2015

    Inspired by Haydn’s trips to England, where he first heard Handel’s oratorios, The Creation is widely considered Haydn’s crowning masterpiece. Based on both the biblical Genesis and Milton’s Paradise Lost, the oratorio was premiered in the US by H+H in 1819 and hasn’t been performed by the ensemble since 2001.

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    Bernard Haitink conducts Ravel and Mozart featuring pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall, Boston

    April 23 - April 28, 2015

    BSO Conductor Emeritus Bernard Haitink ends the BSO's 2014-15 season with two weeks of concerts. First, he and the orchestra are joined by dazzling French pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet for...more

    The Waterboys

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    April 28, 2015

    Now comes Modern Blues, definitive evidence that The Waterboys are in the midst of a stunning purple patch. The scope of the album’s ambition is exemplified by its magnificent 10-minute...more

    Wolf Alice

    Presented by Great Scott at Great Scott, Boston

    April 28, 2015

    British indie rockers Wolf Alice marry dreamy pop melodies to psychedelic sonic textures to create a complex yet catchy sound that is sure to fascinate audiences. At the band’s live shows...more

    Wrong is Right

    Presented by notloB Music at Outpost 186, Cambridge

    April 29, 2015

    As tune writers, arrangers, and transcribers, these three vibrant players met through a love of roots music at Berklee College of Music. With combined skill and finesse on their instruments they...more

    Debkas, Zhoks, and Beygeles

    Presented by Tufts University Department of Music at Distler Performance Hall, Somerville

    April 29, 2015

    Join the inimitable Jumbo Knish Factory for an evening of klezmer dance songs from Israel to the Ukraine with a touch of Yiddish and Sephardic song for spice. Michael McLaughlin,...more

    Two Gallants

    Presented by Brighton Music Hall at Brighton Music Hall, Boston

    April 29, 2015

    On “We Are Undone,” their new album released in February, the duo of Adam Stephens and Tyson Vogel veer even further from their folk-rock roots in San Francisco. Now they’re...more

    FOREVERINMOTION / Chris Riffle / Noah Chenfeld / Emma Hern

    Presented by The Red Room @ Cafe 939 at The Red Room at Cafe 939, Boston

    April 29, 2015

    Foreverinmotion is a musical project fronted by Vermont native Brendon Thomas, who currently resides in Philadelphia. Thomas has released four LPs and one live album that span the genres of rock,...more

    Salon Series: Concert #5

    Presented by Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston at Gregorian Rugs, Newton Lower Falls

    April 30, 2015

    Hear some of Boston’s best virtuosos on an intimate scale and join them in lively roundtable discussions in comfortable, friendly surroundings.


    Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    April 30, 2015

    The work of Scott Bradlee & Postmodern Jukebox has been viewed on the ensemble’s YouTube channel well over a hundred million times. Most of those doing the viewing, however, are not...more

    Gordon College Jazz Ensemble Spring Concert

    Presented by Gordon College Department of Music at Phillips Music Center, Gordon College, Wenham

    April 30, 2015

    The Gordon College Jazz Ensemble "The Coy Pond Piranhas" will perform their annual spring concert. The concert will include popular jazz standards such as “Satin Doll, ”...more

    Whitman's Civil War Revisited: 'Drum-Taps' at 150

    Presented by Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard at Paine Hall at Harvard Univ., Cambridge

    April 30, 2015

    In October 1865, only months after Lincoln’s assassination and the final battle of the American Civil War, Walt Whitman published the completed version...more

    The Weston Wind Quintet

    Presented by Weston Wind Quintet at John J. Moakley United States Courthouse, Boston

    April 30, 2015

    The Weston Wind Quintet (Michael Tabak - flute, William Smith - oboe, Danby Cho - clarinet, Scott Chowning - French horn, Shu Satoh - bassoon) performs Franz Danzi - Wind Quintet, Op. 67 #2; Astor...more

    Midday Organ Recital: Nancy Granert

    Presented by Harvard Art Museums at Adolphus Busch Hall, Cambridge

    April 30, 2015

    Join us for a Midday Organ Recital at Adolphus Busch Hall, featuring Nancy Granert.

    Recitals are performed on Harvard’s famous 1958 D. A. Flentrop organ. Audience members are invited...more

    "You Must Believe in Spring" Plamen Karadonev with Elena Koleva

    Presented by Multicultural Arts Center at Multicultural Arts Center, Cambridge

    April 30, 2015

    Plamen and Elena present "You Must Believe in Spring" Jazz Concert of Fifth Season Quartet with a program of sweet, foot-tapping swing and modern Jazz arrangements. Pieces by M. Legrand,...more

    Brentano Quartet

    Presented by Music Worcester

    May 1, 2015

    Mark Steinberg & Serena Canin, violins
    Misha Amory, viola
    Nina Lee, cello

    Bartók: String Quartet No. 3
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    Broadway On Highland

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    May 1, 2015

    An open singing event!  If you love Broadway musicals, come sing your favorite Broadway tune with our fabulous accompanist, or just sit in the audience and enjoy the sing-a-long numbers. All...more

    Alisa Weilerstein, cello and Inon Barnatan, piano

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    May 1, 2015

    Cellist Alisa Weilerstein’s breathtaking technique, combined with passion and musicianship, make her one of today’s most exciting artists. Her frequent collaborator, Inon Barnatan, is...more

    Noura Mint Seymali

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Johnny D's Uptown Restaurant & Music Club, Somerville

    May 1, 2015

     A nationally beloved star in Mauritania, Noura Mint Seymali creates a mesmerizing tension between ancient traditions and contemporary idioms. She merges her powerful griot voice with the...more

    Alan Doyle of Great Big Sea

    Presented by TCAN - The Center for Arts in Natick at The Center for Arts in Natick, Natick

    May 1, 2015

    Best known as lead singer of Newfoundland's beloved Great Big Sea these past 20+ years, Alan Doyle, actor, producer, and bestselling author, takes the stage to perform his captivating folk...more

    Lexington Fife & Drum Tattoo on the Battle Green

    Presented by The William Diamond Junior Fife & Drum Corps

    May 1, 2015

    Hear the historic music of our country by lantern-light on the Lexington Battle Green, the place where the American Revolution began. The William Diamond...more

    Kira Seamon's SHOWER OF FLOWERS

    Presented by Kira Seamon's SEA-MOVES DANCE at Traditions of Dedham, Dedham

    May 1, 2015

    As one of the most successful dancer/choreographers in New England, award-winning ballerina Kira Seamon is pleased to announce her newest One-Woman concert!!

    The 2015 Edition of SHOWER OF...more

    Slavic Soul Fest

    Presented by Cocek! Brass Band

    May 1, 2015

    Slavic Soul Party is coming to Somerville for an all out Slavic Soul Fest!  Throbbing funk grooves, fiery Balkan brass, Gypsy accordion wizardry, and virtuoso jazz chops make Slavic Soul...more

    Sidewalk Driver & Vundabar

    Presented by ArtsEmerson at The Jackie Liebergott Black Box at the Paramount Center, Boston

    May 1, 2015

    Following the success of January's and March’s "Rock and Roll Weekends," ArtsEmerson announces another weekend of concerts with a new exciting, expansive line-up. These...more

    Radius Ensemble Presents: INSIGHT

    Presented by Radius Ensemble

    May 1, 2015

    Radius Ensemble presents its season finale, INSIGHT, on May 2. Robert Schumann’s imaginative Fairy Tales, Sofia Gubaidulina’s extraordinary string trio, and Gabriela Lena...more

    Musical Hues

    Presented by Harvard’s Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology

    May 1, 2015

    Like Harvard’s Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, the Dudley World Music Ensemble has a distinctly international focus. Enjoy live music drawn from cultures around the world...more

    Ari Hest

    Presented by me and thee coffeehouse

    May 1, 2015

    Back in 2008, Hest cut ties with his record label, launching a Web-based subscription service in which he remarkably wrote, recorded, and released a new song every Monday for an entire year. At...more

    The Beautiful and the Grotesque: Inspired by Leonardo da VinciThe Bea

    Presented by Jaggery

    May 1, 2015

    Boston-based avant-pop quintet Jaggery presents an evening of original music exploring themes in the drawings of Leonardo da Vinci on special exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston....more

    Broadway On Highland / Rock Musicals

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    May 1, 2015

    The theme for our last Broadway event of the school year is rock and pop musicals! Come sing your favorite Broadway rock or pop song (solo or with friends) with our fabulous accompanist, or sit in...more

    Music Duo concert

    Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts at Boston University Concert Hall, Boston

    May 1, 2015

    Pianist Hsin-chieh Lin is going to perform duo sonatas with her friends!!
    Featuring: French hornist Josh Blumenthal, Violist Steven Laraia, and pianist Zenan Yu.

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    Jaggery Presents The Beautiful and the Grotesque: Inspired by Leonardo da Vinci

    Presented by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston

    May 1, 2015

    Boston-based avant-pop quintet Jaggery presents an evening of original music exploring themes in the drawings of Leonardo da Vinci. The band will perform a song cycle in their characteristic...more

    Bernard Haitink conducts Schumann, Mozart and Brahms featuring pianist Maria Joao Pires

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall, Boston

    April 30 - May 2, 2015

    For the final concerts of the season, Bernard Haitink is joined by the eminent Portuguese pianist Maria Jo?o Pires-in her first BSO appearances since 1999-for Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 23,...more

    Let’s Pull Out all the Stops!

    Presented by New Philharmonia Orchestra

    April 26 - May 2, 2015

    The final Classics Concert of our 20th Anniversary Season!

    Francisco Noya, Guest Conductor

    Join the New Phil for a musical celebration of America, New England, and...more

    Humorist Kinky Friedman

    Presented by Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston and Boston Jewish Music Festival at Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Newton

    May 2, 2015

    Richard “Kinky” Friedman styles himself in the mold of popular American satirists Will Rogers and Mark Twain. Outrageous and irreverent but always thought-provoking, Kinky Friedman...more

    Ayaman: Yanvalou Spring Concert

    Presented by Wellesley College at Jewett Auditorium, Wellesley

    May 2, 2015

    Ayaman signifies a call to gather. Join us for a week-long series of events to celebrate 30 years of vibrant Jazz-World Music at Wellesley.

    Join Yanvalou Drum & Dance Ensemble,...more

    English Beat

    Presented by Johnny D's Uptown Restaurant & Music Club at Johnny D's Uptown Restaurant & Music Club, Somerville

    May 2, 2015

    The Allstonians are a third wave ska/reggae band formed in Allston, Massachusetts in 1992. They have released three albums, on the Moon Ska Records label and the most recent on Fork In Hand...more

    Susan Werner

    Presented by TCAN - The Center for Arts in Natick at The Center for Arts in Natick, Natick

    May 2, 2015

    At this special concert, Susan Werner will play her Last of the Good Straight Girls album in its entirety. This was Susan’s third album, released in 1995, but her first album on a major...more

    Lexington Fife & Drum Muster

    Presented by The William Diamond Junior Fife & Drum Corps at Minute Man National Historical Park's Minute Man Visitor Center, Lincoln

    May 2, 2015

    Looking for a uniquely New England Experience? Come to the Lexington Fife & Drum Muster and experience the sights and sounds of American history! The...more

    Flora's Holiday

    Presented by Tower Hill Botanic Garden

    May 1 - May 2, 2015

    Celebrate flowers and the coming of spring with a unique story and music journey through the beautiful springtime blossoms of Tower Hill Botanic Gardens.  This event, specially crafted for...more

    Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Armory Cafe

    Presented by Arts at the Armory and at Arts at the Armory, Somerville

    May 2, 2015

    Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Armory Cafe presents a concert with Boston singer/songwriter Terry Kitchen, Northampton singer/songwriter Carrie Ferguson and Maine singer/songwriter Paddy...more

    Anchors Aweigh - Marblehead Little Theatre's Spring Gala

    Presented by Marblehead Little Theatre at Marblehead Little Theatre, Marblehead

    May 2, 2015

    The theme of this year’s Marblehead Little Theatre Gala...more

    The Novel Ideas, Grey Reverend, Anne Malin

    Presented by ArtsEmerson at The Jackie Liebergott Black Box at the Paramount Center, Boston

    May 2, 2015

    Following the success of January's and March’s "Rock and Roll Weekends," ArtsEmerson announces another weekend of concerts with a new exciting, expansive line-up. These...more

    Trad-Stroll Woods Hole

    Presented by ArtsFalmouth

    May 2, 2015

    In restaurants and various venues 9 groups will be playing  a wide range of Celtic, old-time folk, fiddle, and early music, from lively fiddle tunes to intricate harmonies on ancient...more

    EXULTET! (Boston)

    Presented by Cappella Clausura at Emmanuel Church in the City of Boston, Boston

    May 2, 2015

    Evocative music of Arvo Pärt, Eric Whitacre, Hildegard von Bingen and distinguished Welsh composer Hilary Tann.  We are honored to present the New England premiere of Tann’s...more

    Bruce Millard with Michael Moran

    Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center, Framingham

    May 2, 2015

    In the two off-the-beaten-path years since his last ATAC performance, Millard has been 'making the rounds' — frequently wandering from the Americana landscape to perform with an...more

    Vintage Vocals

    Presented by Privateer Rum

    May 2, 2015

    Vintage Vocals brings together the harmonies of a Capella music featuring Peking And The Mysticswith the unique locale and vintage cocktails of the Privateer Rum...more

    Fork & Tune Presents: Pulp Fiction

    Presented by Treats on Washington

    May 2, 2015

    Fork & Tune is a dining experience that uses groundbreaking albums as inspiration for a 4 course meal served around one communal table. This menu is designed to highlight not only the...more

    owen weaver X maria finkelmeier

    Presented by times two

    May 2, 2015

    times two series presents a pair of percussionists that will make you question the possibilities of sound. Owen Weaver (NYC) and Maria Finkelmeier (Boston) join forces to create a dynamic...more

    Fragrant Stream Chinese Classical Music

    Presented by Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    May 2, 2015

    Chinese traditional music from the mid-16th century along with recent compositions, performed by virtuoso Chinese traditional instrumentalists.


    Voices of Spring

    Presented by Gordon College Department of Music at A.J. Gordon Memorial Chapel, Wenham

    May 2, 2015

    Highlights include Thomas Tallis’s “If Ye Love Me”, Anton Bruckner’s “Locus Iste” and Morten Lauridsen’s “Sure On This Shining Night”...more

    Battle Hymns

    Presented by Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum and Boston Children's Chorus at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    May 2, 2015

    Experience an unprecedented collaboration between the Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum, the Boston Children’s Chorus, and the Harvard Dance Project reflecting on the American Civil War....more

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