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    Andris Nelsons conducts Gandolfi and Mahler featuring organist Olivier Latry

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

    March 26 - March 31, 2015

    Andris Nelsons returns for the final three of his ten enormously wide-ranging 2014-15 programs. Here he conducts the BSO's second world premiere of the season, a concerto written by Boston-based composer Michael Gandolfi for Symphony Hall's remarkable, recently restored Aeolian-Skinner organ. Gandolfi's dynamic, pattern-infused, colorful works include the earlier BSO commissions?The Garden of Cosmic ...more


    Archie Fisher, James Keelaghan & Jez Lowe

    Presented by Last Dance Productions at Arts at the Armory, Somerville

    April 9, 2015

    Three of the world’s finest songwriters and most respected singers have decided to take their friendship on the road. Having come together for several years while on a cruise they found that...more

    Music and the Brain: Linking Music, Language, and Learning

    Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School, Brookline

    April 9, 2015

    Brookline Music School is thrilled that Dr. Nadine Gaab will speak on the importance of music to brain development. Based on her research, she will present how music perception, language, and...more

    Musical Safari for 3rd, 4th, and 5th Graders

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    April 9, 2015

    Musical Safari is an afternoon workshop for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders. If your school has an early release day, or you have homeschool students, please join us for this special two-hour program...more

    Small Jazz Concert I

    Presented by Tufts University Department of Music at Granoff Music Center, Somerville

    April 9, 2015

    Paul Ahlstrand's small jazz ensemble and a group led by Tufts student Jesse Brotter perform works for smaller combos.


    Faculty Recital featuring Marina Krickler

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    April 9, 2015

    Join WCMS for “Call of the Wild,” a faculty recital with French hornist Marina Krickler performing works by Brahms, Schubert, and more. "Call of the Wild" celebrates the...more

    Lee Mingwei: Sonic Blossom

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

    March 11 - April 9, 2015

    Lee is internationally renowned for projects that prompt connections and invite trust, creativity, and self-awareness. He also has a long history with Boston, first exhibiting at the Isabella...more

    UnderScore Friday Evening: Schuller, Mozart and Strauss

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

    April 10, 2015

    The legendary, Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer Gunther Schuller's recent orchestral work?Dreamscapebegins this program. According to Schuller, this sparkling, witty, symphony-like...more

    What Makes It Great? with Rob Kapilow with Kyle Athayde Dance Party

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    April 10, 2015

    Considered among the greatest American composers in any genre, Duke Ellington’s work looms large on the cultural landscape. In this performance, Ron Kapilow shines the What Makes it...more

    Tal National

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

    April 10, 2015

     The most popular live act in the West African nation of Niger, Tal National is beloved for its epic live performances. With a large, rotating lineup of vocalists and multi-instrumentalists,...more

    Signature Series Opera at the Movies: AMADEUS

    Presented by Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) at Somerville Theatre, Somerville

    April 10, 2015

    Boston Lyric Opera Signature Series in partnership with Somerville Theatre
    Opera at the Movies

    Amadeus
    Friday, April 10 | 7:00 – 10:30 p.m.
    $10...more

    Portland Cello Project

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

    April 10, 2015

    Since the group's inception in late 2007, the Portland Cello Project has wowed audiences all over the country with extravagant performances everywhere from Prairie Home Companion to parties on...more

    Earthsound featuring Warren Senders

    Presented by Earthsound

    April 10, 2015

    Earthsound presents exciting original jazz and music by bassist Jason Davis and pianist Henrique Eisenmann, alongside improvisation to beautiful nature sounds from around the world. Earthsound is...more

    Grand Harmonie: Deconstructed

    Presented by Grand Harmonie at The Longy School of Music, Cambridge

    April 10, 2015

    Experience a fresh, compelling concert model paying homage to eclectic programs of the past. Wind and string bands take a turn in the spotlight with early works by...more

    We Are… A Festival of Identity in Poetry, Prose, Music, and Dance

    Presented by Multicultural Arts Center at Multicultural Arts Center, Cambridge

    March 27 - April 10, 2015

    The Poets’ Theatre will be joining us at the Multicultural Arts Center for a festival of the arts! The performances throughout March and April will address various topics including current...more

    Lazlo Gardony

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

    April 10, 2015

    Laszlo Gardony is a critically acclaimed artist who has brought his soulful improvisations and compositions to audiences in 24 countries. Winner of the Great American Jazz Piano Competition,...more

    Newton Creative Arts & Sciences "Spring into Swing"

    Presented by Newton Creative Arts & Sciences

    April 10, 2015

    "Spring into Swing" features vocalist Semenya McCord and her six-piece jazz ensemble. Ms. McCord shares the flight of swinging song vibes, riding the...more

    “Take the ‘A’ Train” – The Music of Billy Strayhorn

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    April 10, 2015

    The theme of this year's Faculty Jazz Concert at Winchester Community Music School is “Take the ‘A’ Train," featuring the works of great American jazz composer and...more

    Tufts Third Day Gospel Choir: Testify

    Presented by Tufts University Department of Music at Cohen Auditorium at Tufts University, Medford

    April 10, 2015

    Join the 220-voice Tufts Third Day Gospel Choir as they present their spring concert. Cohen Auditorium, Aidekman Arts Center.


    Free Faculty Jazz Concert

    Presented by Concord Conservatory of Music at Concord Conservatory of Music, Concord

    April 10, 2015

    Concord Conservatory of Music (CCM) continues its month-long celebration of jazz with a free faculty concert held at CCM. The concert dovetails with Jazz...more

    a conversation and demonstration with the VIJAY IYER TRIO

    Presented by Learning from Performers program (Harvard Office for the Arts)

    April 10, 2015

    Pianist, composer and bandleader Vijay Iyer—a MacArthur Fellow, a Grammy nominee, and, since 2014, the Franklin D. and Florence Rosenblatt Professor of the Arts at Harvard—will conduct...more

    L'Histoire Du Soldat

    Presented by Longy School of Music of Bard College at Longy, Recital Room N1, Cambridge

    April 10, 2015

    Come join alumni and students, led by Hannah O'Connor and Paul Watkins, as they perform this challenging theatrical work. Refreshments will be served. 


    Jazz Meets Broadway

    Presented by Highland Jazz

    April 11, 2015

    The Bo and Bill Winiker Quintet will celebrate the great jazz musicians who have adopted the music of Broadway and made it their own by adding the rhythms of jazz and the excitement of...more

    BMV World Tour 2015

    Presented by Boston Musica Viva at Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall, Cambridge

    April 11, 2015

    Shirish Korde: Kala-Cakra (Cycles of Time), world premiere
    featuring guest soloists Gitanjali Mathur, soprano; Wu Tong, sheng and vocalist; Sandeep Das, tabla
    ...more

    Vocal Chamber Music in Times of War and Peace

    Presented by Massachusetts Peace Action

    April 11, 2015

    Music for Peace presents Vocal Chamber Music in Times of War and Peace, a unique collection of pieces assembled especially for Peace Action by noted mezzo-soprano D'Anna...more

    Cassandra Wilson

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Berklee Performance Center, Boston

    April 11, 2015

    American jazz musician, vocalist, songwriter, and producer Cassandra Wilson performs the Boston premiere of Coming Forth By Day: A Celebration of Billie Holiday, celebrating Billie Holiday's...more

    Gordon Bok with Terry Kitchen Opening

    Presented by Stone Soup Coffeehouse

    April 11, 2015

    Gordon Bok's songwriting draws on his experience in and around the working boat culture of the Gulf of Maine. He spins into song the diverse voices of fishermen and other sea-folk, crafting a...more

    Much Ado About Nothing

    Presented by The Shakespeare Concerts

    April 11, 2015

    The Shakespeare Concerts presents Much Ado About Nothing

    Featuring the Amernet String Quartet, playing the American Premiere of Erich Wolfgang Korngold's string quartet, Much Ado About...more

    Annual Gloucester Hornpipe & Clog Society Fundraising Concert

    Presented by Friends of the JP Branch Library at BPL Jamaica Plain Branch, Boston

    April 11, 2015

    The Gloucester Hornpipe & Clog Society's annual benefit concert for the Friends of the JP Branch Library will feature a range of music to welcome you,...more

    Ellis Paul

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

    April 11, 2015

    "Despite his success and sense of history, Mr. Paul remains an artist with his eye on the future and an interest in discovering the transformative potential in his music." - The New York...more

    Musicians of the Old Post Road: "Beloved and Betrayed"

    Presented by Musicians of the Old Post Road at Mechanics Hall, Worcester

    April 11, 2015

    This regional premiere of Benda’s 1775 setting of the Greek myth written in the rare melodrama form—sometimes referred to as “opera without singing”—features the Old...more

    Ellipsis Trio plays Ives and Schubert

    Presented by Ellipsis Piano Trio

    April 11, 2015

    This program features two contrasting masterpieces for piano trio. Charles Ives helped to launch a new era of American musical experimentation in the 20th century....more

    The Gypsy Spirit (Brookline)

    Presented by Mistral at St. Paul's Church, Brookline, Brookline

    April 11, 2015

    Mistral presents The Gypsy Spirit merging the melancholy, passion, and abandon of Romany folk tunes with the Classical traditions in major works of chamber music. You'll be dancing in...more

    European Delights

    Presented by Lexington Symphony at Lexington High School, Donald J. Gillespie Jr. Auditorium, Lexington

    April 11, 2015

    Guest conductor David Hoose leads the Symphony in an adventurous sampling of European musical fare. The appetizer for this delectable program is Mendelssohn’s boisterous...more

    The Spire Center for Performing Arts Bluegrass Festival

    Presented by Spire Center for Performing Arts

    April 11, 2015

    Spire Center debuts a Bluegrass Festival featuring top talent in this distinct and beloved genre of American Roots music, touched by overtones of country and Appalachia. Fresh, hard driving and...more

    Gloucester Hornpipe & Clog Society fundraising concert

    Presented by Friends of the Jamaica Plain Branch Library at BPL Jamaica Plain Branch, Boston

    April 11, 2015

    Gloucester Hornpipe & Clog Society's annual benefit concert for the Friends of the JP Branch Library will feature a range of music to welcome you, after a long winter, to the glories...more

    Aputumpu Music Festival Boston

    Presented by Aputumpu at Middle East Downstairs, Cambridge

    April 10 - April 11, 2015

     

    Introducing the debut Aputumpu Music Festival Boston. Born in Brooklyn, this festival is making it's Boston debut Friday and Saturday April 10...more

    Chelsea Berry in Concert

    Presented by The Community House of Hamilton and Wenham

    April 11, 2015

    A native of Alaska, Chelsea credits much of her success to her babysitter and Mother’s best friend, Alaskan folk singer and two-time Grammy nominee, Robin...more

    Spring Sweetener a melodious melting of glacial memories.

    Presented by The Actors Studio of Newburyport

    April 11, 2015

    To help melt away the memories of this winter’s historic weather, chanteuse, Allyn Gamble, and virtuoso, Steve Faria, are once again teaming up with pianist,...more

    The Honey Dewdrops and Low Lily

    Presented by Old Sloop Coffeehouse at Old Sloop Coffeehouse, Rockport

    April 11, 2015

    The Honey Dewdrops are an award winning, internationally touring husband and wife folk duo who perform fresh, original songs focusing on vocal harmonies and tight instrumentation.  Influenced...more

    Arise: The Kuumba Singers' 45th Annual Dean Archie C. Epps Spring Concert

    Presented by The Kuumba Singers of Harvard College at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    April 11, 2015

    The Kuumba Singers of Harvard College was founded in 1970 by Dennis Wiley and Fred Lucas, two African American undergraduates of the Harvard class of 1972. In an era of “Black Power”...more

    Swing Into Spring with Roy Scott Big Band

    Presented by The Sharon Bands

    April 11, 2015

    The Roy Scott Big Band presents a "Swing Into Spring" concert. The event takes place at Holiday Inn Taunton, which boasts a large 24' x 36' dance floor. ...more

    New Music by Mark Harvey

    Presented by Aardvark Jazz Orchestra and MIT Music and Theater Arts at MIT's Kresge Auditorium, Cambridge

    April 11, 2015

    Called “spellbinding” (The Boston Globe), “brilliant” (CultureJazz.Fr), and “stunning” (Billboard.com), the Aardvark Jazz Orchestra continues its 42nd season...more

    Mendelssohn/Wolf Chamber Series: Year I, Concert III

    Presented by Emmanuel Music at Emmanuel Church in the City of Boston, Boston

    April 12, 2015

    Emmanuel Music embarks on a new multi-year Chamber Series exploring the instrumental chamber music and songs of Felix Mendelssohn alongside the intense, reflective art songs of Hugo Wolf. Year One...more

    Cape Symphony: Masterpiece IV Walking Among Giants

    Presented by Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra at Barnstable Performing Arts Center, Barnstable

    April 11 - April 12, 2015

    JUNG-HO PAK, CONDUCTOR
    JON KIMURA PARKER, PIANO

    Giants take giant steps. In 1921, a Russian pianist and “scandalously modern composer” named Prokofiev borrowed $300 and...more

    Brit Floyd

    Presented by The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, Worcester

    April 12, 2015

    BRIT FLOYD- the world's greatest Pink Floyd show, returns in 2015 to launch its most ambitious tour to date, with a spectacular new light show, an even bigger stage production and over 100...more

    String Masters Series: Carol Rodland, viola

    Presented by The Boston Conservatory at Seully Hall, Boston

    April 12, 2015

    Artist-in-residence Carol Rodland (viola) performs with Conservatory faculty and students.

    BACH: Duo for two violas
    D. SHOSTAKOVICH: Viola Sonata, op. 147; J.
    BRAHMS: String...more

    Opera - Scenes of Disguise and Deception

    Presented by Walnut Hill School for the Arts

    April 11 - April 12, 2015

    The Voice Department presents a program of scenes from beloved works of opera including Hansel and Gretel, The Happy Prince, The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni,...more

    2015 Family Concert by BEEP PTO

    Presented by BEEP Brookline Early Education Program

    April 12, 2015

    Come sing and dance with Vanessa Trien and Philip Alexander at the 8th Annual Family Concert! Vanessa and Philip and the band will give us a shoe stomping, hand clapping show that...more

    Musicians of the Old Post Road:

    Presented by Musicians of the Old Post Road at The Modern Theatre at Suffolk University, Boston

    April 12, 2015

    Beloved and Betrayed: Georg Benda’s powerful Ariadne auf Naxos

    This regional premiere of Benda’s 1775 setting of the Greek myth written in the rare melodrama...more

    The Gypsy Spirit (Andover)

    Presented by Mistral at West Parish Church, Andover, Andover

    April 12, 2015

    Mistral presents The Gypsy Spirit merging the melancholy, passion, and abandon of Romany folk tunes with the Classical traditions in major works of chamber music. You'll be dancing in...more

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